From the start meeting very helpful staff with a huge smile you get te feeling this is going to e a good place to stay. its not a hotel, of course, but thats why we booked it as we wanted space to live in. We got that and more so on arrival we were really happy. Great location too with train easy to reach and a short stroll to Darling Harbour.
You might ask why not a 5, and to be fair it with a little attention to detail it could be. The rooms are a little spartan and the cleanliness was not what you'd expect but please it was not dirty just not 100%.
So I'd go back again and again and maybe try Meriton without a second thought. Why pay the same for a worn out box at the Ibis Darling Harbour as my colleagues when you can have the comforts of home.
p.s heating in the winter might be a plus.