This was about my fifteenth stay at the Sebel. I am used the hotel and the range of rooms. I work for the teachers' union which has its own office building (headquarters) next door.
The rooms I have had have all but one been of exceptional quality and cleanliness. The one that wasn't was part of a three-day stay and my wife and I were moved to another room for the second and third nights. We also received meal vouchers for two meals at the hotel's expense for the inconvenience of a poorly prepared room.
We find the rooms in the main clean to a high standard.
The best thing about the Sebel is location, location, location. Next to Central Railway Station and close to Chinatown and many of the city's best theatres and cinemas.
The failing of the Sebel is the meals and catering. Heavily price padded lunches and dinners that lack value. Thank goodness that there are lots of excellent restaurants nearby and access to lots of places that do takeaway meals at reasonable prices.
Breakfasts at the Sebel are a lottery. The full breakfast option is heavily overpriced for the "army"-style bulk-cooked foods. Have learned to eat at any of the three or four nearby cafes that do breakfast seven days per week. Same spend but fresh a la carte choices of flavoursome breakfasts.
The staff are the best! desk/reception and reservation staff go the extra step to please customers and smooth one's stay.
Most of the housekeeping staff are excellent. Rarely a problem and most can be rectified any time night or day.
Not very impressed with the internal cleanliness of the couple of spas that my wife and I have had. I suspect it's one of the few parts of the Sebel that are not expertly maintained.The pool and gym and roof garden are great.
Lots of ticks in most of the boxes for this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4.5 star hotel in Surry Hills. 271 guestrooms, with a 15m heated indoor pool, spa, sauna & gymnasium. Along with 2 restaurants and bars & cafe. ideal space for meetings, events & conferences ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sebel Surry Hills Hotel Sydney
- Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
- Citigate Hotel Sydney
- Sebel Surry Hills Hotel Sydney