Firstly, the management of this hotel has been taken over by Quest Apartments (www.questpottspoint.com.au). So far as I can tell, however, nothing has been changed in the excellent decor, and customer service.
I agree that the rooms are quite small, but the really clever use of space, colour, and mirrors totally compensates. For a hotel that was refurbished about 2 years ago, it is still in 'as new' condition and a great deal better than many 4 or even 5 star properties. The addition of comprehensive cooking facilities just adds to the appeal, though with so many of Sydney's best restaurants just around the corner, one hardly needs to bother. But the offering of vacuum packed ground coffee to feed the coffee press in the room was extremely welcome on waking up. If you want to enjoy a takeaway, there is a great rooftop terrace with a magnificent view of the city.
Comments about noise will depend on which room you get. The more expensive ones with picture windows do look out on the street and could be noisy at weekends. Mine was a superior studio facing a side alley - and therefore a wall some 10 feet away, but the compensation was total silence at night.
The bed is very comfortable, the bathroom quite sharp and practical, and the presence of limited cable to supplement the free TV channels is a plus as is the availability of broadband.
The comments about the safety of the area will depend on what you find challenging. Yes, Kings Cross is the primary nightlife area, so there may be rowdy people, and there are sex shops, but to suggest it is basically unsafe is entirely incorrect. It is so busy and well-policed that you are more likely to be robbed in the Sydney city centre which tends to die after working hours. Also it must be said that if you turn the other way down Macleay Street, you will be in an area which has become very gentrified over the past few years and offers some of Sydneys best cafes, restaurants, and shopping. If it is entertainment you want, then the other direction leads to the best nightclubs.
Great value at A$145 per night (approx US$100). I will undoubtedly stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quest Potts Point is the latest boutique hotel to open in a remarkable Art Deco building in the heart of Sydney’s Potts Point. Containing 70 studios and suites, Quest Potts Point is a contemporary 'home away from home' ideally located for exploring the city and moments away from Sydney CBD, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Darling Harbour. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quest Potts Point Sydney
- Quest Potts Point Hotel Sydney