We have just returned from a trip to Sydney where we stayed in two two-bedroom apartments (there were 7 of us) at the Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments. This building has character and the apartments themselves are very spacious and very clean with good furnishings. I was told when booking the rooms that the whole building had been refurbished in January but the corridor (which is very unique) and bathrooms/kitchens were a little tired and definitely not refurbished - in fact they were the same as when I stayed about 6 years ago, and they were tired then (but still very clean). The location is fantastic and so handy to Darling Harbour, the Light Rail etc. The pool and gym are good too. One of our apartments was right on the end of the building up against the highway, however, it is double glazed so the traffic noise was not disturbing at all.
We did however, have two fire alarm incidents (one at midnight and the other at 9.00am in the morning). The midnight one was a little frustrating as after the initial fire alarm going off throughout the building telling us to wait for further instruction, there was no more communication for a further 15 minutes – a long time to wait when you don’t know if there is a fire or not, and are not sure whether to evacuate the building or not! Eventually we had to phone Reception to find out what was happening and were told that it was not a false alarm but ‘all under control now’ and that it was ‘safe’ to go back to bed. The entire building was then advised that it was a false alarm almost 10 minutes longer after this. The morning alarm had better and speedier communication. Apparently these fire alarm incidents are very common (two alarms last week too according to other guests) so be prepared.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments, offer central Sydney accommodation in an architecturally renovated historic landmark building. Situated in the hub of Darling Harbour and combining the charm and elegance of the 1800’s, with all the modern amenities for your business or leisure stay.With a magnificent neo-classical facade, original tallow wood floors and exposed ironbark columns featured throughout the hotel, as well as views from many of the rooms over the skyline of Sydney and one of its major attractions, Darling Harbour, Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments stands out. ... more less
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- Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments Hotel Sydney