Sorry for the delay…so busy.
Quite a different location to our last stay.
We stayed for 5 days in Sydney covering all the important Christmas 2008 dates.
First up, the website for this establishment does show indicative proof of the style and type of hotel/foyer/restaurant/ rooms/suites. In other words it’s accurate.
We arrived at the Hotel by booked limo to be greeted very nicely by porters. The limousine Company had obviously liased with the Airline and Hotel, which worked out fine as we were greeted on time at the Airport and also by name as we exited the vehicle at the Hotel (Hire Company is Royale limousines. Highly recommended)
The Hotel has a fantastic feel. A WOW factor, especially the foyer and majestic stairs that lead to upper levels. It oozes character. Michael on front of house operations was excellent, and obviously well versed in his role. He was so tentative toward us at every opportunity. Six lifts so no real wait for transport upwards!
Suite was as advertised and booked online through SPG. (Starwood Hotels Clb) A Park View Terrace Suite on level 19. Spacious, comfortable, and well appointed. Bathroom/bath nicely designed, large, and clean. Well positioned for access from either the main bedroom or small entrance foyer to the suite.
The King bed was nothing less than to die for. Absolute comfort and luxury for us. Very difficult to get out of bed for the next day’s activities!
Lounge area OK, perhaps showing some age but nothing dramatic. Dusty entertainment area tops/side tables was noticeable. A little behind on housekeeping for a new long stay check in perhaps, but that is the only real problem. Seating and study area was comfortable. Lounge was a good size. Nice Terrace with fantastic views.
Our suite being on Club level included access to the Executive Club on level 21. Very nice with private areas available. High Speed Internet if you are not on holidays. Great views over the harbour and park. Plenty of staff to assist every need. Breakfast offers three small but adequate hot options with the continental spread. Afternoon tea available, along with evening canapés’ and drinks after 5 pm daily.
Pretty much what ever you want. So the club level accommodation costs are, I believe, worth it.
Hotel room service is fine, meal options limited as one would expect, but are adequate and tasty. Remember it’s room service, so much higher costs are involved for being a little lazy yourself! But what the hell it’s holidays!
Botanica was pleasant. We only had one meal at breakfast and it was fine. The usual buffet fair and chef on hand to create your style of eggs or omelette. It was great.
However, The Times on The Park steak house in the hotel on level one was our first evening meal in Sydney. Not the greatest experience.
Food took forever to arrive, was not cooked to order, bread had to be returned as it was stale and like a rock! Slow service, really slow.
Unfortunately the service was not that welcoming to anyone else either it seemed.
Perhaps because it was Christmas Eve. Never the less, it should not happen. Rest assured it’s not part of the Sheraton per say its independent.
I would not recommend eating there.
The Sheraton Hotel has other nicer areas to enjoy.
Sheraton on The Park is close to all that one would need, including shopping, transport, restaurants and the obvious site seeing and water activities.
Would we stay at Sheraton on The Park Sydney again?
My word we would! Absolutely wonderful. 5 stars from us.
Highly recommend the upper levels of accommodation and features for that bit extra. Either way, it’s a fantastic Hotel to stay with.
Next tour takes us to South Australia in April 2009.
The Barossa and Adelaide City. Will advise when ready!
Raise a glass!
R & G.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a warm Australian welcome at the five-star Sheraton on the Park. Located directly opposite Hyde Park, the tree-lined oasis in the heart of Sydney, our hotel is a great destination to connect with friends, family, and colleagues. From the moment you walk through our grand entrance, you will enjoy all that our Sydney hotel has to offer. ... more less
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