My son and I stayed in an Executive apartment for three nights, visiting Sydney for post-Christmas shopping and also sightseeing.
This hotel is in a great location for both - right beside Darling Harbour and within a few minutes walk of the main CBD shops.
The apartment we stayed in was clearly showing its age and it really could do with being refurbished. However, it was clean and everything worked as it should.
The kitchen was full size, with a stove (including oven and separate griller), a full size fridge, microwave etc and properly equipped with cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. This of course is a real bonus when you're staying for multiple nights and you don't want to eat out for every meal. There was also coffee, sugar and milk - all the usual motel style sachets of course, but in really generous amounts.
In the lounge area - the fold-out sofa bed was of the better quality, and my son found it to be quite comfortable. There was a dining table large enough for four people to use. There was also a good quality TV set and access to a good range of Foxtel channels.
Upstairs the large bathroom included a shower over the bath, plus a washing machine and dryer. Unusually, there was a quite large vanity area for toiletries etc and a fairly good set of lights over the mirror.
I wouldn't stay in this room if I had small children because of the internal mezzanine floor - it has railings of course but wouldn't be considered child-proof. It also wouldn't be suitable for anyone who has difficulty with stairs as the stairs up to the bathroom and bedroom are quite steep.
We only had minimal problems with noise - the first two nights we didn't notice anything at all, on the last night (a Friday) it seemed a pub nearby had some really loud music on for a few hours. We didn't find it to be too disturbing but other people might.
Both the check-in and check-out processes were handled really quickly and efficiently.
In summary - great location and good value for money. I'd certainly consider staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy Darling Harbour views from your balcony. Whether on business or leisure you will enjoy the benefits of staying in a loft style apartment right in the heart of Sydney's CBD. Easy walking distance to Sydney's Convention & Exhibition Centre and many of Sydney's shopping precincts, theatre and entertainment venues. The loft style apartments are fully serviced with plenty of room to relax and enjoy your stay. The bedroom and bathroom is located on the mezzanine level and the fully equipped kitchen and lounge with balcony downstairs. Complimentary WIFI in all apartments. The Executive loft style apartment offers the same features and cathedral style windows from floor to ceiling overlooking Darling Harbour. Nearby Darling Harbour attractions are the Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney Aquarium, IMAX, Australian National Maritime Museum, harbour cruise departures, Tumbalong Park for concerts and events and Sydney Entertainment Centre. This is a smoke free apartment hotel. ... more less
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