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“Beautiful historical building, black AMEX needed for shopping” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
455 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (City Centre)
02 9265 6869
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Port Stephens, Australia
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“Beautiful historical building, black AMEX needed for shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I love the architecture of this building. No matter how many times I visit, I still find something new to admire. The shopping can be quite expensive and it's becoming increasingly more touristy but that's to be expected. Only a short walk from Town Hall rail station so very easily accessible. I can never resist the boutique chocolate shops!

Visited September 2012
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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“Nice shops but too cramped”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

It's a really lovely building with nice shops, however it's incredibly hard to enjoy with way too many people for both the size of the building and the stores within. Much patience is required.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“A must see for all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

In particular this is well worth a visit during the festive season when the tree goes through all floors in the atrium and has swarovski crystals. The building is stunning and one of Sydney's jewels. look at the stained glass and the beauty of the clock. Oh yes and the shoping too!

Visited August 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Nostalgic elegance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

The Queen Victoria Building is one of the most old-world elegant shopping centres in Sydney. From the basement to the top floor, there are shops aplenty to meet the needs of most shoppers; from the very expensive to the economical. Shop till you drop if you like, but if you need sustenance or just a beverage break to recharge yourself, there are also plenty of cafes and eateries serving cuisines from different cultures. One of my favourites is the ChaTime beverage shop where one can find many different types of tea and not-caffeinated drinks both hot and cold.

One shortcoming of the place is the lack of seats for shoppers who just wish to have a rest without eating or drinking and for those who are waiting while their partners/friends are happily drowning in the sea of merchandise in QVB.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Gorgeous”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This beautiful old building and the shops contantined within are lovely. Some shops are high end and some regular retail. It's very enjoyable strolling through and looking around.

Visited September 2012
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