As mentioned, a significant advantage that this hotel has over any of the other so called 'airport hotels' is its location, just steps away from the international terminal.
We checked in at the end of a long flight and there is nothing better than, after avoiding overpriced duty free shops, grappling with the vagaries of the Sydney baggage carousels and fighting to get a spot in the never ending customs lines, to be able to walk across the road and check in to your hotel.
The hotel offers somewhat more than convenience though. It is comfortable, modern, clean and the staff are quite friendly for a somewhat impersonal location. It is not cheap, but then you are paying for the convenience. There is also a reqular free shuttle to the Domestic Terminal - not the type of hotel shuttle which charges a fortune and stops at every single hotel between the terminal and your own destination.
Downsides? The decor is not necessarily to my taste being rather austere, dark and unwelcoming. Likewise the bathroom and toilet would almost qualify as open plan. The rooms are also rather on the small side, but who is going to stay for more than one night anyway?
In summary, nothing beats the convenience of falling into bed 10 minutes after emerging from the terminal after a long flight. The hotel offers fair value given its location, certainly not excessively expensive. Oh, and the breakfast is to die for.
Recommended and I would definitely stay again.
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