Up here on business and was booked into Rydge's Bankstown. You are a long way out West so unless its business you are here for then stay some where closer to the city. Cab cost me $70 from the airport and that was apparently a fast trip of 39 minutes due to no traffic!
There are no restaurants in the local vicinity so you have the options of MacDonald's or Hungry Jacks out on the highway or you can eat in the hotel restaurant. The menu is fine but unfortunately the quality that came out of the kitchen was a bit ordinary. The medium rare Wagu steak arrived well done and the chicken snitzy was as dry as a pair of old boots. However the desert menu was lovely! Maybe a bad night in the kitchen?
The restaurant isn't that inviting and could do with a bit more light as it's quite dark in places, on the upside there is a nice little bar to have a pre-dinner cocktail before you go in.
The room itself is a bit of a contradiction, it looks like the rooms have had a make over in recent times. The room I was in had a state of the art audio visual system that allowed you to connect your video camera, laptop pc, HDMI connection plus a USB power outlet and connect them all to a flat screen television on the wall. There is also hotel internet connection available and a decent enough desk to work off.
Other than bedside lights and a light on the desk there isn't any ceiling light in the living area so it's all a bit dark. On the other side of the room it was all a bit tired. The bedside tables had cigarette burns even though it was a non smoking floor (you could often smell ciggie smoke in the corridor due to people smoking in the fore escape).
The bed was great which is all you really need, comfortable with some nice pillows and very adequate. Aircon a bit noisy so I turned it off and put up with a warm room.
The bathroom has had some new fittings installed but the upgrade spoilt by a lack of a paint job.
All in all it's quite a nice place and good value for what you pay for a room. It's not City 5 star quality but quite OK. I would stay here again if I had to come out West.
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