We stayed 8 nights in the Meriton on Pitt Street. We booked a one bedroom apartment. The apartment was spacious comprising of: open plan kitchen, dining, living area - the washing machine and dryer were located in a cupboard off the kitchen. The kitchen was well equipped with crockery, cutlery, pans, etc. The bedroom had a kingsize bed, side cabinets, large mirrored robe, and generously proportioned bathroom - including a large bath and separate shower.
The apartment was partially serviced everyday, eg bed made, rooms tidied, and linen replaced if requested. A full service was undertaken on one occasion during the 8 days. We were very happy with the standard of service.
We had glimpses of the harbour bridge from our balcony, and of the Westfield tower from the kitchen. We were in apartment 2801.
The apartment had many windows to take in the city views. Full block out drapes and blinds were provided to block out the heat and the light as required. For day time privacy, sheer curtains were also in place. An airconditioning system is in situ.
Card key access is required to enter the building in the evening, and also to use the elevators.
These apartments are just outside the main shopping precinct. There is a well stocked Woolworths, several doors down, where most food and other needs (eg toiletries, magazines, etc) can be met. Also nearby is a pharmacy, many cafes, a cinema, pubs, and shopping. We make a special mention for a Japanese restaurant called Sakura (located next door to the apartments) where we ate almost daily :)
We walked almost everywhere we wanted to go, eg, the Rocks, Opera House, Museum, QVB, Hyde Park, Circular Quay, Botanical Gardens, Darling Harbour, Emirates, Virgin.... When we needed to use public transport we walked to Central Station, eg to catch the train to Olympic Park, and we also used the Monorail (sadly, we hear this is being phased out next year).
We are returning to Sydney in March 2013 and will also stay at this Meriton on that occasion. We highly recommend this accommodation for overseas, and Australian visitors.