Stayed at this hotel with my sister for a week over Christmas. When we booked online, we could only get a higher priced deluxe room for the last two nights. When we checked in, the front desk clerk asked if we wanted to keep the same standard room for our entire stay, and changed the reservation. We didn't have to move to the more expensive "city view" room, with no hassle. The rooms were comfortable and clean, with a safe and small fridge. Wish I could have brought my pillow home! Only complaints were lack of drawers, not enough hangers (for two girls) and didn't like the herbal bath gel, shampoo that were provided so we bought our own bath soap.
The location was on George Street, which is a main street that goes straight down to the Rocks and Sydney harbour. The Mercure is located near the backpacker hostels, so lots of cheap food to be found in the neighbourhood. It's about a 20 minute walk to the more trendy shops and restaurants further down George St, and 40 minutes to Circular Quay. Or hop on a bus right outside the door for $1.70. We went on a day trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park and found it very convenient to have the hotel located right beside Central Train Station.
I would recommend booking an airport shuttle from the airport. We found out when we arrived at Sydney Airport that we should have booked one in advance. A taxi cost $30 between us. On the return trip, we made the mistake of taking the train to the airport, since the station was right outside our door. It cost more than the shuttle ($13.80 vs $12.00) and there was no elevator to the platform at our end of the station. We had to pull our heavy suitcases to the other side.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mercure Sydney's convenient location is the perfect place from which to explore Sydney's major attractions, making it the perfect choice when travelling for both business and leisure. Boasting 517 modern contemporary accommodation rooms over 14 floors, these rooms have been designed for guests requiring a combination of convenience and comfort. Unique facilities include 24-hour room service, 24-hour indoor rooftop swimming pool, gym with air-conditioning, sauna, 2 restaurants and secure parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Sydney Hotel Sydney
- Accor Sydney