I have stayed a number of times at this hotel when under the auspices of Rydges. Now that they have pulled out of management the hotel quality has obviously declined significantly. The maintenance of the rooms is basic at best. I was grateful to obtain a quite side room looking East on the 4th floor. ( I declined a 2nd floor room offered on the Campbell Street side even though I had specifically asked - in my email booking - for a high quiet room).
On room arrival, after opening the door, I was immediately confronted/struck by the stains on the carpet immediately inside the door - these stains could have been easily removed during daily cleaning - so much for room inspection by supervisors. The room was otherwise also tired, with wall damage evident and walls in need of refreshing. I had doubts about the cleanliness of the bed cover so used a towel on top whenever resting upon it. Having said that at least the bed was comfortable.
The bathroom only provides for a wall mounted soap/shampoo dispenser. No amenity kits are provided except for a cheap plastic shower cap. A sign in the elevator announces a dental kit can be purchased at the front desk for $2 !!!!
The air-conditioning worked satisfactorily, but the use of the TV was a challenge as it was programmed to display subtitles across the middle of the screen. I did ask the receptionist on one occasion did she know how I could resolve the matter but she did not know - it was left at that.
The plus in respect of this hotel is that it is most convenient to either Central Railway or Museum Station. It takes approx 10 minutes to walk from either location. A couple of blocks away one is in the heart of Chinatown, and masses of buses transit George Street, just close by to the front entrance, offering quick transit to downtown and Circular Quay . A tram one block away provides an easy connection to Darling Harbour.
Unfortunately the room rate is now rather exceptionally high for the nature and basic standard of this property, whereas once it was relatively good value when under Rydges management.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Capitol Square Hotel, Sydney's best value economy hotel is ideally located within Sydney’s CBD with a range of attractions at our doorstep. We are a 3 star rated property, conveniently located adjacent to The Capitol Theatre complex.We are also just a short walk from Darling Harbour, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Central Station and China Town. Our comfortably appointed rooms will ensure you enjoy your accommodation whilst in the Harbour City. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Capitol Square Sydney
- Hotel Capitol Square