Almost all of the staff here at the hotel are some of the most pleasant and caring people I've ever met in my travels to different hotels and using different brands. After the first couple days and the first few interactions with the front desk and restaurant/bar people, they knew my name and were always extremely friendly and welcoming, especially Natasha from the front desk and David and Nigel from the restaurant/bar. This type of personal and attentive service can be seen as coming from the General Manager of the hotel, Yesh, who I had the opportunity to meet and chat with a few times during my stay. Yesh was also extremely friendly and welcoming and you could tell he sets the tone for how well run this hotel is.
My platinum status was well recognized by being upgraded to a king suite room for the entirety of my 4 week stay and being given a wine and cheese tray upon arrival as well.
The restaurant serves outstanding food for dinner and the prices were surprisingly competitive for a hotel with most of the other full service restaurants in the area on Church Street and near the Westfield mall. Breakfast is also served in the hotel's restaurant, but isn't quite as good as dinner as the hot food selections for breakfast are a bit limited. The fresh fruit and pastry spread is impressive, but I wish there had been a few more hot breakfast options like waffles or pancakes on a consistent basis.
The overall location of the hotel is excellent if you are looking to save money and not pay the high prices of in and around Sydney. The train station and ferry wharf are each only a few blocks away and easily walkable to get into the heart of Sydney for less than 10 dollars.
I will definitely stay at this hotel again when in the Sydney area and would suggest that anyone looking for a quality hotel at a great price consider staying here as well for their future travels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Holiday Inn ParramattaSet in the heart of Western Sydney’s commercial district, Holiday Inn Parramatta offers accommodation within walking distance of major retail, commercial & transport interchanges. With 181 Deluxe guest rooms including 30 Spa Suites, the Holiday Inn Parramatta is the perfect base for anyone vising Parramatta.With wireless internet access in guest rooms & all public areas, a heated outdoor pool and spa, on-site gym, 7 meeting and boardroom venues, plus undercover secure car parking; Holiday Inn Parramatta offers accommodation for all your needs. Our restaurant Twenty One Fifty offers daily buffet breakfast, and a la carte dining for lunch and dinner daily. The restaurant is fully licensed with an extensive wine list and offers a relaxed atmosphere with professional service. Our chefs bring his passion for food and his hearty personality to his kitchen and menu. Also open daily, The Lobby Bar offers wireless internet, a fireplace and a large plasma TV to catch up on any sport or news action; there is no better place to relax and unwind. If you’re searching for a function room or meeting space for your next event in Parramatta, or the Western Sydney region, look no further than the Holiday Inn Parramatta. The Anderson Ballroom boasts an abundance of natural sunlight and is completely pillar less making it the only one of its kind in the area. The flexible facilities can be combined or divided, depending upon the size of the group, enabling you to host any event, from a briefing or a board meeting to a wedding or birthday party, ensuring your Parramatta function is a success. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Sydney
- Sydney Courtyard