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Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   61 Macquarie Street | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #6 of 185 Hotels in Sydney
Sydney, Australia
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“Bingo - Sydney's top hotel.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

Wow, what a stunning view and position, and what a pleasure it was to stay here for five days whilst hubby was running a conference. I absolutely loved Quay Grand as we had booked a one bedroom suite overlooking Sydney harbour and the bridge. One would never ever tire of this view as it’s stunning and also highly entertaining watching the ferries come and go.

The hotel is located in absolute prime position just two minutes away from the Opera House and one minute from Circular Quay. The Botanical Gardens are across the road and the Rocks just a quick 5 minute stroll. Bingo…..Sydney’s top Hotel.

Our apartment was roomy with a separate bedroom which looked directly out onto the water . The lounge combined dining room had spectacular views of Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge and with a glass of vino at night on the balcony we fell totally in love with our own city.

The apartment also has a DVD player, broadband and two plasma TV’s. The bathroom is spacious with a lovely spa bath and walk-in shower.

The hotel has a fabulous bar located on the mezzanine level 3 called ECQ and its fun sipping cocktails overlooking our gorgeous city. The restaurant Quadrant is fine dining and expensive but we did enjoy our meal. There is also Eastbank Restaurant located on the ground floor which is great for a cheaper alternative which serves a lovely pizza or pasta.

The indoor swimming pool is located on the 4th floor which is terrific as it also has a spa attached and two saunas and stream room. The staff were very helpful and cheerful.

Sydney is a treasure chest , holding incredible richness and beauty in the fragments of the harbour and foreshores. The glistening fragments of light filtering over Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are truely enchanting.

Sydney is a city full of playfulness, entertainment , sophistication, mixed with a lively cosmopolitan casual lifestyle.

I highly recommend this hotel for location and its facilities.

  • Liked — Magnificent views.
  • Disliked — nothing.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2008

I along with my wife and two sons (aged 16 & 14) stayed at Grand Quay Suites Sydney for five nights (May 11 to May 16,2008). After going through very positive reviews on tripadvisor.com we changed our booking to Grand Quay Suites Sydney.
We checked in early at 8.00am.Our two bedroom apartment was not ready,as a good gesture by the reception staff we were given a one bedroom apartment straight away.
From our apartment we enjoyed the best views of Harbour Bridge.The Sydney Opera House is just a minutes walk and everything(Sydney Ferries,local trains,taxis,buses) available at door step.
The apartment was just like a home away from home with all the facilities and excellent upkeep.
Would like to come back soon and highly recommend to anyone visiting Sydney.

  • Liked — location and views
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2008

We love this place!

We stayed here for the Australia Day long weekend as a weekend away and everything was perfect. We got to see fireworks, the hussle and bussle of the city, the ferries coming in and out and just the general beauty of the landmark Harbour Bridge.

The service was great - the rooms were spotless and the right size. Everything worked perfectly.

Great walking distance to everything.

Would have no hesitation whatsoever recommending this place!

  • Liked — Everything!
  • Disliked — Leaving :(
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2008

My 10 year old daughter and I stayed in a 1brm harbour view suite for 4 days. It was fantastic. I'm not sure this location on Circular Quay could be bettered. The Quay Grand was fab. Sydney is virtually on your doorstep as it takes 1 minute to get to the ferries, trains and buses. If you have a travel pass,as we did($95 for a week, one adult and child for all buses trains and ferries plus the airport train both ways), you venture out every opportunity you have. We got ferries to places we wouldnt normally go (like Watsons Bay) because we could. We arrived at 9 am and were able to check in to our room straight away.The apartment (Rm 702)was perfect for us. Quite high up so nice view of the Harbour Bridge. No view of the Opera House because it is right next door! There was no noticeable noise from the ferrries and trains when the balcony door was shut and just a pleasant sound of people going about their business when it was open. Nice place to sit and people watch. Room service was great and very quick. The pool was very nice too. Lots of cafes right next door and a great movie theatre next door that shows art house sort of movies. We had an issue with the appliances not working in the kitchen(fuse had blown)but it was resolved quickly. The staff were friendly and showed an interest in what we had been doing. I loved it and cant wait to stay here again. Would be even nicer if it was a little cheaper but I would still return.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Cost
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

We stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of our honeymoon. We had a one bedroom suite overlooking Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge and couldn't have been happier with the view or the room itself.

With the ferries, trains and buses right outside the rest of Sydney is at your doorstep. Great restaurants nearby (although a little pricey) and perfect for strolling round the harbour, botanic gardens and the CBD.

Local calling was very expensive - use your mobile!

  • Liked — Fantastic location and views
  • Disliked — Expensive phone calls!
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

We have just stayed two nights while some home renovations were completed on our Sydney townhouse.
We chose this property for its prime location and our knowledge of the good standards we could expepct from the Quay properties.
Quay Grand is clean, comfortable and conventional. Our suite was well equipped and appointed overlooking Circular Quay. Air conditioning was challenged by the afternoon sun and blinds had to be kept drawn but generally it was fine.
Check in / Check out personnel were friendly and did a fine job, other service areas were not of the same standard and dining room service could be more energetic.They don't sell their product appropriately, they don't draw you to the facility and the food and drinks don't have the touches that you would expect from a 5 star property charging top dollar. Looks as though Quay Grand is not really attempting to compete with the establishments available in the immediate precinct when it comes to food and beverage.
Certanly a good accommodation choice in Sydney's CBD.

Stayed April 2008
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2008

I cannot add any more superlatives, but I will- this is truly a great place to stay. My huge balcony overlooked Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour Bridge - particularly moving on 'sorry' day - as the Aboriginal flag flew alongside the Australian on the bridge. I only wish I had stayed longer than my 3 nights - it was truly a wonderful place in a perfect position.
If you do stay with a family and do not wish to cook - try the excellent Chinese restaurant just along from the hotel towards the Opera House, it does takeaway if you ask - one meal from there will last you two nights!

Stayed February 2008
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Address: 61 Macquarie Street | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#3 Family Hotel in Sydney
#6 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#11 Business Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour 5*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5-Star apartment hotel located at the edge of East Circular Quay boasting stunning Sydney Harbour views. This luxurious and boutique hotel features spacious 1 and 2 bedroom suites, Sydney's best Bar by far ECQ, a newly refurbished restaurant on the mezzanine level of the hotel Q Dining, 3 versatile function rooms and superb hotel reacreation facilities. ... more   less 
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