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The Menzies Sydney
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   14 Carrington Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #88 of 182 hotels in Sydney
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“Good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights over Christmas. The hotel is old and a bit tired in places (e.g. peeling wallpaper in the bedrooms) however the rooms and clean and tidy. The included buffet breakfast was fairly good. The location is excellent for a short stay in Sydney, across the road from Wynyard Station, just 10 minutes walk to Circular Quay and 20 minutes walk to Darling Harbour.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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h2977-gm01, General Manager at The Menzies Sydney, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us, following your stay at The Menzies. It is always pleasing to receive feedback from our guests, as it is essential in achieving our goal of providing a preeminent guest experience.
I am glad to read that you enjoyed the hotel’s fabulous location. It’s immediacy to many attractions and venues make this a popular aspect, and I hope that you were able to experience these during your stay.
Thank you for your feedback relating to the décor. I will be noting this, and discussing it with our Management team.
I would like to thank you once more for both your time and comments. I hope that you will be visiting The Menzies again in the near future, and look forward to hosting you then.
Yours truly,
Michael Smith.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

lovely hotel, nice central location. friendly helpful staff, nice swimming pool and gym .the bar seems to close very early however plenty of other places to get a drink nearby .all in all a great old world hotel

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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h2977-gm01, General Manager at The Menzies Sydney, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
I would like to first thank you for the time that you have taken to comment in your stay at The Menzies. I am appreciative of this, as all guest feedback is fundamental to ensuring that we make improvements where necessary.
It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed staying with us and is particularly pleasing to read your comments concerning our staff. I will be taking the time to share your comments with them, which will be a delightful source of encouragement for them as they continue in striving towards delivering a preeminent guest experience.
Again, thank you for both your time and feedback. I look forward to your return to The Menzies, and hope that you will continue to enjoy staying with us.
Yours sincerely,
Michael Smith.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We have stayed at The Menzies many times over the last few years with both Kids and without the Kids. I have always found the staff polite, friendly and helpful. The rooms are always clean and tidy. What also makes this place perfect is that you step out the front and its Wynard Train station, or go through the back and its Buses. So perfect for hopping trains and buses around the city with Kids, or walking distance to other main attractions. Family Rooms have Two Double Beds and Kids Eat Free.Highly recommended :)

  • Stayed December 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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h2977-gm01, General Manager at The Menzies Sydney, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Please accept my gratitude for the time that you have taken to offer your comments in relation to your stay at The Menzies. It is a pleasure to receive feedback from our guests, and truly delightful when it is positive such as this.
I am so very glad to read that you enjoy staying with us on a regular basis, and hope that you continue to do so.
The Menzies definitely occupies a prime location. Its close proximity to public transport is highly beneficial. I am pleased that you were able to enjoy this convenience in addition to its immediacy to many infamous venues and attractions of the Sydney CBD throughout your stay.
Thank you once more for commenting on your stay. I look forward to your next visit to The Menzies and to welcoming you back then.
Yours truly,
Michael Smith.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Not a bad hotel - it's old and heritage listed, so I don't think they can't do much with the structure in terms of renovations. Staff were friendly and efficient, although the wait in line to check in was about 15 minutes.

Bed was comfortable enough and room was fine for a night's stay.

TV in the room really small to see from the bed.

The two biggest issues were that the water pressure in the shower was lacking and that the air con in the room virtually had no effect on the temperature.

Other than that, not a bad place for a night's stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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h2977-gm01, General Manager at The Menzies Sydney, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience following your stay at The Menzies. I am very grateful of the time that you have taken to do this.
I extend my genuine apologies for the wait that you experienced on your arrival, which I will be taking the time to discuss with our Front Office Department.
I understand that the televisions in our guest rooms are quite small, and that this is a concern for our guests. However, you may be pleased to know that we are currently in the process of upgrading these which will ultimately make a substantial improvement to this aspect.
Thank you for your feedback relating to the shower and air conditioning. I apologise if these were a nuisance during your stay, and hope that this did not dissuade you from returning in the future. I will be informing our Engineering department of these comments so that they can arrange for them to be rectified.
Again, I would like to offer my gratitude for the time you have taken to share your experience. It is my hope that you will return to The Menzies in the near future, and aspire to surpass your expectations then.
Yours kindly,
Michael Smith.
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Address: 14 Carrington Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#70 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Menzies Sydney 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Menzies Sydney is a 4 star hotel located on Wynyard Park in the heart of Sydney. With 446 beautifully appointed rooms, this is the ideal choice for business trips, holidays and exciting city breaks. With extensive conference facilities catering for up to 450 delegates, the hotel also boasts three bars, two restaurants and a swimming pool. City attractions such as the historic Rocks precinct, Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House are on your doorstep, with immediate access to public transport. ... more   less 
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