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Sydney Accomodations:Rocks, CBD or Darling Harbour?

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Sydney Accomodations:Rocks, CBD or Darling Harbour?

My husband and I will be completing a 3-week trek through OZ, ending in Sydney. We will only have 2 days to pack in as many of the Sydney "Must-Sees" as tourists. What would be the best location for accomodations, so that we are not too far away from the Tousrist attractions-Opera House, Bridge Climb etc. We are looking for accomodations in the mid-range (upto USD 200/night) from May/21 to 24th. Alos, appreciate your recommendations for Must-Sees.....Thanks!!

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1. Re: Sydney Accomodations:Rocks, CBD or Darling Harbour?

Hi,

The Rocks/Quay would be the best location right next to the bridge and the Opera House. The CBD is about 15 minute walk from those attractions.

There are numerous places to stay in this area including large hotels and charming small hotels and B&B's.

Bridge Climb,Opera House,The Zoo, Harbor Cruise, Manly Beach,DArling Harbor,Bondi Beach,Blue Mountains(1 day),Hunter Valley Wine tasting(1day).

Cheers!!!

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2. Re: Sydney Accomodations:Rocks, CBD or Darling Harbour?

For such a short stay in Sydney, the Rocks is where you want to be. Look at the Bed and Breakfast Sydney Harbour Bridge on Cumberland Street in the Rocks for a nice place to stay.

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3. Re: Sydney Accomodations:Rocks, CBD or Darling Harbour?

Try the Old Sydney Holiday Inn.... you might just have to go a tad above your budget, but you could not possibly be better located.... promise! Right in the Rocks, opposite the Tourist Information Centre, with the Bridge in sight as you step outside.

If there is such a thing as a better-located hotel than the Holiday Inn, the only one to qualify would be the Russell, which is tiny, elegant, and around 160 years old. It's a lot cheaper -- usually -- then the Holiday Inn, but it doesn't have elevators or air-conditioning (don't know how important that is to you). The Old Sydney Holiday Inn is, however, a "regular" chain hotel, only with a dream location (unlike many of the chains in Sydney, which have tended to scrabble for mediocre locations which they could acquire more easily).

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4. Re: Sydney Accomodations:Rocks, CBD or Darling Harbour?

Look at the Rendezvous Stafford Hotel at the Rocks, great location, views and price. www.rendezvoushotels.com

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5. Re: Sydney Accomodations:Rocks, CBD or Darling Harbour?

Your best place is the rocks...

for budget check out www.wotif.com for prices/description/location of hotels.

the best that would suit your budget is Old Sydney Holiday Inn

the Renedezvous Stamford

Saville Suites

The Russell Hotel

Raddisson Plaza

Rydges Jamison

read all reviews....and descriptions...

and dont forget your USD is more than our AUD...so you may be able to get a 5 star...if your lucky...(wotif is a great site for getting a good overview of prices)

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