In town for business, I originally was checked into a standard room. When I entered the room it smelt and the air was stagnent, then realized that it wasn't possible to open the window.
Returned to reception asked to be moved the answer was that they were fully booked and there was no alternative. I returned to the room and as soon as I entered again realized that it wasn't acceptable. Returning to reception I asked for a refund as I could not stay in the room for two nights. I was then showed an alternative room, again stale air and not at all acceptable, I was then showed to the family suite. Obviously considerably larger it had windows that opened and it didn't have the horrible stale smell of the other rooms. Happy (enough) with the room (however would never pay the full room price close to $400pn).
After two nights I am happy to be heading home to get a good nights rest as the traffic noise it extreme and it goes ALL night!
Upon checkout the young female receptionist was somewhat passive aggressive and evasive. Not at all helpful when I explained that I didn't have my frequent flyer card with me. (though another receptionist stepped in to assist - thank you!)
Through all advertising collateral it appears as a newly refurbished funky hotel and yes there are aspects that have this look and feel, however scratching the surface only slightly reveals a venue not worthy of its 3.5 stars!
I wanted to love it, but was so disappointed on so many levels! Won't be staying again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Vulcan Hotel Sydney is a stylishly renovated heritage listed hotel; the ultimate city retreat. The Vulcan Hotel Sydney features 46 well appointed ensuite rooms that cater for travellers who not only appreciate its quality accommodation but also its personal service and charm. The Vulcan Hotel Sydney is centrally located a few minutes walk away from the heart of Sydney's famous Darling Harbour and within short walking distance to Chinatown, Broadway, and the Universities. A quick walk to the monorail or train station and you are in the heart of Sydney City within 10 minutes. The property is also a completely non-smoking establishment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vulcan Hotel Sydney