We stayed here for 6 nights during our family visit to Australia. Although i must confess we did not do our homework properly; however we hit the Jackpot with the Hotel as it had a fantastic location. Most places that you would want to visit was within walking distance - like - Darling Harbour, Harbour Bridge, Opera House & Hyde Park. Shopping was also great as Westfield was next door and more importantly the "One Direction" store was within a 4 minute walk; that went down like a big treat for the girls!
The reception staff were very helpful; however they could not get house keeping to try and organise a firmer mattress as I have an aggravated lower back issue and after the long tiring days walking around one would "die" for a decent bed! Despite being there for 6 nights this firm mattress was too much of a request for this apparent 5* establishment.
The restaurant within the hotel was very expensive to say the least and i was glad that we had booked a bed and breakfast package as i would have hated spending $30 (£21.50 at the time) each for the 4 of us for this privilege for the 6 days that we were there. I think most will agree that it is best considered as daylight robbery first thing in the morning! The drinks at the bar opposite the reception also were questionably priced? The bonus was that we got a hold of the Pizza Hut delivery number and the hotel were happy to allow pizza deliveries to the room; this sufficed for a couple of the nights as when you are very tired after a long days sightseeing you don't really want to get dressed to go out to eat?
All in all for the money invested this was a good place to stay to explore Sydney.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swissotel Sydney enjoys prime location in the heart of the city centre, appealing to discerning business and leisure travellers. The deluxe 5 star hotel features 359 luxurious rooms and suites, exclusive Executive Lounge, two stylish food and beverage outlets, extensive conference and banquet facilities, and relaxing recreational and fitness facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swissotel Sydney Hotel Sydney
- Swissotel Hotel Sydney
- Sydney Swissotel Hotel