Stayed for 7 days at the Menzies in Sydney at the end of March 2007
The highlight of this hotel has to be it's location. It's right in the middle of everything you need. Located across the street from Wynard Station, it's a quick trip 12 minutes by train to and from the airport.
On George Street one block behind the hotel, you'll find an American Express Foreign Exchange Office where if you're an AmEx card holder, you can write personal checks and cash them in to the local currency with no commission charge. If you can figure it out, you can walk via the passage way from the hotel to George street.
Located in the Wynard Station on the 2nd level you'll find a supermarket. On the 2nd & 3rd floor of Wynyard station you'll also find numerous pastry shops where you can pick something up for breakfast, or perhaps something for a picnic. On the 1st or bottom floor, you'll find starbucks, Hungry Jack (aka Burger King) or Mc Donalds.
Back to the hotel. The room itself was efficient. I used all the space that was available. Since I was in Sydney for a week, I contacted the front desk to have them remove the contents of the mini bar so I could fill it with stuff from the supermarket next door. I picked up a 5 Gal jug of water. Unfortunately upon departure, I think the hotel charged me for the contents of the Minibar, which is why a charge of 137AUD showed up. I'm trying to resolve that now.
The air conditioning in the room works well. While it's not a strong flow, it's constant. So if you leave it on, eventually it will get cool on a hot day, even hilly at night. I think that Australians have a better sense of energy efficiency then in the US.
The bathroom takes a little getting use to, especially the placement and size of the toilet (look for the button on the wall to flush), and the lack of a full shower door. Water temperature, pressure and control are all fine.
There are multiple restaurants located in the hotel, but did you really fly more then 10 hours just to eat in the hotel? Get out there and find some great restaurants they do exists, and are only a short walk away.
Our room was facing the bus stop, Wynyard station and on a low floor, but it was very quite at night.
I'd love to stay here again. It was a great value, and it's right in the middle of everything you'd need for you stay.
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- 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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- Also Known As:
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