Stayed here for a week with the family of two adults, three teens and an infant. The location is great for families with kids as many child-friendly attractions are within walking distance, and having a kitchen and laundry was extremely helpful, especially with the infant in tow.
The building houses 1 bedroom and studio apartments, which can be booked online through the hotel website. I was able to book a two bedroom via email directly to the hotel; 2 BR units cannot be booked online. I only found this out by emailing to ask whether two bedroom units were available at this location. Booking directly via email was quick and easy.
The two bedroom is actually one studio and one 1 bedroom unit that share a common outer door. So, it's more like two separate units than a single apartment with two bedrooms. This was not a problem since the two oldest stayed in the studio, but would be difficult if you wanted to put young children in their own room.
There is rather limited parking under the building. The parking lot is pretty tight if you're driving a large vehicle. We came back at 8pm one night and got the last available parking space...not sure what we would have done if the lot had been full.
Although the website states that rooms have queen sized beds, both of our units had king size beds. These beds can be divided into two separate beds, which we did for our older teens. They also provided a rollaway bed for an additional $50/night.
Finally, the one bedroom unit had both laundry facilities and a full kitchen, while the studio had no laundry and only a small kitchenette (mini fridge and microwave).
This place fit the bill perfectly for our needs, and we'd recommend it for families with children or anyone wanting a bit more than a hotel room in Darling Harbour.
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Dear Valued Guest,
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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.
The team is pleased to read that you enjoyed the location of the hotel being on the doorstep of Sydney aquarium, Sydney wildlife world and all other activities in Darling Harbour.
We are also delighted to see that you enjoyed the comfort of our apartments which is perfect for anyone needing a little bit more space as well as a full kitchen and laundry.
In relation to our 2 bedroom apartments you are correct that we do not sell these on any websites. We have a very limited number of inter connecting studio rooms and 1 bedroom apartments and therefore sell them over the phone or via email only.
In regards to parking, we do state on all of the websites that our parking is subject to availability on arrival, however we do have an arrangement with a public car park close by that we can sell discounted vouchers for if our car park is full.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Grand Harbourside sometime in the future.
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