We stayed in this hotel in April 2012 and were pretty impressed. The room was comfortable and clean, although the bed was a bit squishy, being a zip together king size. Even though our window faced the inside of the hotel (no outward view), plenty of light came through. Tea and coffee making facilities were adequate.
There were some nice touches in the lobby area, with antique phones and furniture and lots of pictures of how Sydney used to look in decades gone by.
The hotel is a stone's throw from Paddy's Markets and China Town, and you can get to Darling Harbour in a ten minute walk, so location was great. We even walked further into the city and to The Rocks on a couple of occasions. This was more like a 30-40 minute walk, but nice if you're up for it.
The staff were generally helpful and kind. The desk was manned 24hrs, which was handy.
We ate in the restaurant too, which was okay. To be honest, there are so many places to eat in Sydney, so unless you want a lazy or a cheap meal, it's a shame not to go out for dinner!
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