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Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   27 O'Connell St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia   |  
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“Brilliant location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

My husband I stayed here for our recent trip to Sydney. The location was perfect, only 5 minutes walk to Sydney harbour and the Rocks. Although expensive, all central hotels in Sydney are expensive. The hotel was quiet and relaxed with a lovely bar area. Our room was immaculate and the bed was very comfortable. I could not find fault with this beautiful hotel, its wonderfully friendly staff and its perfect location. I would recommend to anyone visiting Sydney.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear DEBORAH c,

Thank you for providing us with such a lovely review.

I’m glad to hear that you had the opportunity to try Bistro Fax Restaurant and Bar during your stay and it had met your expectations. Our central location of the hotel is definitely a unique selling point and great value compared to other hotels that are situated on the harbor.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel on your next visit.

Kind Regards,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

A fantastic hotel, where you are treated with the upmost professionalism and respect. My room was huge, and every thing was thought of. I had a business class room, which included access to the business club lounge - drinks and canapés from 6-8pm were an added treat. I had an issue with getting a taxi, but had this resolve by management. I will definitely return :)

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear jesspo_hall,

Your review is very generous. I’m happy to learn that management were able to come to your aid when looking for a taxi, the trouble with being located in the CBD you can either have a surplus of taxi and sometimes none at all, we endeavour to have taxi in our taxi rank at all times.

It’s tremendous to learn that your stay at Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney was remarkable and memorable. I look forward to your next stay.

Kind Regards,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We stayed here for four nights at the end of March. The staff were all extremely pleasant and went out of their way to be helpful. We had an outside room with an ok view but if you're in Sydney, you probably won't be in the hotel very long. the location was great for all the main tourist things and 5 minutes walk to Circular Quay.

The room was great and the bathroom absolutely fine although a bit weird with the window into the bedroom (close shutters). The shower was very good especially after a hard day sightseeing.

We didn't eat in the hotel so can't say what the food was like but plenty of restaurants to walk to.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear TravellingVs,

Thank you for providing us with a review. It’s good to know that the staffs were helpful throughout your stay at Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney.

Maybe on your next visit you might be able to try our hotel restaurant, we have a nightly special of 2 courses for $35, which makes it very competitive, and soon we will have a new food outlet which you will have to try.

I look forward to seeing you again.

Kind Regards,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Location is good, easy to walk to the rocks, circular Quay or up to Pitt st, valet car service impeccable, check in staff really friendly and helpful, rooms are a good size and well appointed, plenty of towels and really good beds and pillows. Buffet breakfast had so much variety,quality was also great.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear TOPCAT05,

Your review is very kind. I’m very happy to hear that your stay at Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney was amazing.

I look forward to your next visit.

Kind Regards,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
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nowra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Booked as a "Secret Deal" and was pleasantly surprised at result. Biggest difficulty was actually locating and, when we finally did, determined there is no drop off or pick up spot. We had to drive around the corner and park in an off-site locartion (costly) and then walk back to hotel. Don't bother with breakfast in hotel as it is cheaper at cafe across the road or even better to walk to Darling Harbour and have on waterfront.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear Barrv,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a feedback.
If you could kindly get in touch with our Marketing & Communications Manager, Alex Barnett (abarnett[at]Radisson[dot]com) regarding your review as I know he will have additional questions.

It’s unusual for a guest to have trouble locating the hotel we are in a very unique position, so it would be great if he could come up with solution for any future stays that guests like you have the same trouble visiting the hotel.

The hotel access is located on 27 O’Connell St, where we do offer Valet parking for guests. Due to the heritage listing of the building we are unable to make modifications to the site to allow a Drop Off and Pick Up point, however we are very accommodating, on your next stay please ask our Concierge or our Doorman and I’m sure they will be more than happy to assist you.

I can ensure you that our price for buffet breakfast is standard across five-star hotels in Sydney. We make breakfast in Bistro Fax Restaurant special to compete with the surrounding cafes and make improvements on our breakfast menu every day.

I look forward to your next stay at Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney.

Kind Regards,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Stayed in this hotel in May 2013. The location is quite accessible to circular quay station, opera house, harbour bridge, the rocks etc. The staffs are friendly and nice.
However, there is no waiting bay at the lobby for someone to wait inside the car. My friend looked for me and was not allowed to park the car along the road side (even though he was inside the car) in front of the hotel while waiting me to come down from the room.
Overall, this is a good hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear Dayfish,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review. It’s pleasing to know that you had a fantastic stay in Sydney. However, I want to send my apologies regarding the problem you encountered. We have a policy not to block the road for other cars, so to smooth the traffic.
As a heritage listed building dating back to 1856, it makes it difficult to fulfill requests such as a waiting bay for cars. I can ensure you that we try everything in our power to accommodate visitors and guests when it comes to parking and I’m sorry to hear on this occasion it didn’t meet your expectations.

I look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Sydney.

Kind Regards,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Booked this as a "secret deal" through a third party site and was wonderfully pleased!

We stayed for a couple of nights here when we came for a concert.

The room was spacious and extremely comfortable.
Slept really well, and the layout of the room was superb!

We had a lovely walk around Sydney, using the hotel as our central point.
Not too far for many places on foot.

We had dessert and the restaurant, which was really delicious.

Would definately go again. :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear Akaura,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a positive feedback. It’s great to hear that you had a magnificent time in Sydney.

On your next visit, you’re always welcome at Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney.

Kind Regards,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
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Address: 27 O'Connell St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#5 Business Hotel in Sydney
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#7 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#8 Family Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique style, five-star hotel housed within a stunning heritage-listed building and located in the heart of Sydney. The hotel features 362 stylish guest rooms, eight meeting rooms including two with natural light, A superb restaurant, Bistro Fax Restaurant & Bar, a Health Club and complimentary internet access. ... more   less 
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