I recently experienced a two-night stay at the Westin Sydney for leisure with a friend of mine. we booked a deluxe double room which included two very comfortable double beds. I felt that the price we paid did not reflect the room we stayed in. I have stayed at the Westin before and have experienced a much nicer room. This room was a little dated and boring. I would say the feature of the Westin rooms are the beautiful big bathrooms which open into the rooms. This room had a smaller bathroom tucked away which isn't a problem at all. It just bought the room down a bit. But that is nothing really to complain about. What i will mention is that the fire alarms have a green flashing light which flicks. This was a problem because it was positioned over my bed. Add to this a weird noise going on behind the wall and it didn't create a great sleeping environment. also the air con didn't really work so it was an extra hot room.
I would also like to mention the pool area. This is advertised in the lift as part of the Westin. If this pool is actually under the management of the hotel, then they need to do something pronto. Firstly it's a hike to get to, and a little difficult to find. This wouldn't be a problem if the pool was worth it but it is one of the most disappointing pools i have seen. It actually looks dirty and very unappealing.
This hotel is in a great location and the staff are great which makes all the difference. Breakfast is also super good but it is $42 if it isn't included in your rate! Overall I would say this hotel is more suited to the business traveller rather than the leisure types.