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“above average, good location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marriott Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay

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Marriott Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   30 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #27 of 185 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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22 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“above average, good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The room was perfectly adequate for a business trip. Nicely appointed, pretty quiet, with a great view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Everything worked. The front desk staff were very friendly and extended my stay one night with ease. I thought the value was good. The best part of the hotel is the location - a two minute's walk away from Circular Quay ferries, The Rocks, and lots of other attractions. I would definitely stay here again, although I might prefer to look for a small hotel in The Rocks since I spent most of my free time there.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Biggest advantage for this hotel is location - directly next to Sydney Harbour Warfs.
Place was clean, not noisy at all.

Mainly that's it for pros.

It's overpriced and quality of rooms is not great. Additionally discussion with staff was just average experience (of course not all of them). I'm staying with Marriott's time to time and it was not even as good as on eg. Courtyart Marriott on Bali or other in Copenhagen, Ho Chi Minh, KL etc..

I enjoyed much more other places I was staying in Sydney and if you can walk a bit - you can get better value for money, better room and better service experience as well.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer B, General Manager at Marriott Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear Artu Z, Thank you for sharing your experience. Location is definitely an integral consideration on any Hotel stay and I am pleased you found ours to be strategically located. I appreciate you bringing your experience to our attention and wish to assure you that your constructive feedback is valuable to the improvement of our overall services. Thank you once again for your insight and hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I've stayed at this hotel many times on business. I've always enjoyed staying at Marriotts and this one is in a great location. Short walk to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House the Marriott is also very close to the Sydney Ferrys. I enjoy staying at the Marriott at Circular Quay while I'm in Sydney - they also have a fabulous breakfast buffet in the morning with friendly staff. The price can be a little steep, but definitely a good spot to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer B, General Manager at Marriott Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Grezyerton, thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am thrilled that you stay with Marriott continue to exceed your expectations. We always try to stay competitive with our pricing with similar properties in this area. Thank you again for your wonderful feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The location of this hotel cannot be beat. It is walking distance to all of the places you want to see in Sydney. Our room and bathroom were super clean. The rooms are modern and very roomy. The bed was very comfortable. The concierge was very helpful and friendly. Check in went very smoothly. We took a cab from the airport and rode the train from circular quay back to the airport when it was time to fly home. Both were convenient and easy to do. I highly recommend this hotel for a great stay in a wonderful city.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

location was great, had no issues with anything. Did not have a room view, but that is ok. there is a swimming with with saunas and a gym. The gym is open 24 hours, and the pool is open late until 11, which is convenient. There was no fan in the bathroom, which was annoying in the morning, made it hard to shave in the foggy mirrors. There was a iphone charger in the clock radio in the room, which was very handy!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

A perfect Sydney hotel near the Rocks and downtown Sydney. We were upgraded to a suite which was spacious, modern and clean. The concierge was very helpful and knowledgeable. The breakfast at the club level was wonderful. Overall, a very nice hotel in a great location.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Simply outstanding. Arrived early in the morning from our flight originating from LAX and were treated to a great large welcome lounge, complete with showers. This hotel is very conveniently located to the Circular Quay train station, ferry terminals, and bus stops. Traveling with a 5-year old, we enjoyed only having a short walk to catch any form of transportation needed. Also a great location for running routes: (1) south to Hyde Park, then up thru the Botanical Gardens, Opera House, and back to Circular Quay [5-6mi] and (2) under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and around the point in an out-and-back [4-5mi]. Bring a camera when you run, the views are insanely beautiful. Room with a view of the Opera House is definitely worth the extra $. Room was very adequate in size, very clean, and very comfortable. Bathroom was outstanding in having both a shower and bath, plus a laundry string over the bath so one can hand wash & dry workout clothes. Staff were incredibly friendly; we were greeted every time we entered or departed the lobby be either the doorman, bellboy, or concierge. Got to know the concierge Greg who was an amazing help numerous times in providing directions, maps, and dining recommendations. Thank you and keep up the good work, Greg. Would stay again. Simply outstanding.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer B, General Manager at Marriott Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear CardiffKayaker, thank you for your pleasant review. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed all our hotel and location have to offer and also to mention the excellent service Greg from Concierge, he is definitely is an asset to our hotel. We have a fantastic team who really do take pride in ensuring our guests' experience is all they expect and more. We hope to welcome you again soon.
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Address: 30 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Sydney
#25 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#26 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#30 Family Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Marriott Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay 5*
Number of rooms: 563
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sydney Harbour Marriott at Circular Quay is the perfect hotel for those wanting a truly Sydney experience. Overlooking the sparkling Sydney Harbour and the world famous Sydney Opera House, the downtown Sydney hotel can be found at the doorstep of a shopping Mecca, and just moments away from the historic Rocks district. As Sydney’s premier waterfront hotel, guests are also invited to indulge in a luxurious array of treatments in the day spa, including indoor pool, without leaving the 5-star property. Whether savouring finely crafted cuisine at the renowned Icons brassiere restaurant or retiring to the spacious opulence of your guest room which is complete with picturesque harbour views, the accent throughout is on trusted personalised service. ... more   less 
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