Location could hardly be better. Opposite the south end of Hyde Park and on the corner of Liverpool St and Wentworth Ave, at the west end of Oxford St. Museum station is a few steps away, and a train gets you to Circular Quay two stops (A$3.50) away, or you can take a walk through the parks. You can also walk over the park to the Westfield shopping centre.
A decent lift takes you to your room which for me was a small single, well-appointed; and it looked out not over the busy streets but a centre courtyard with palm trees The included breakfast was good, with hot dishes as an optional extra.
My hire car was parked in a nearby multistorey carpark, which charges high prices, but the hotel reception provides a voucher for A$20 (p.d.) which allows you to exit the car park. However when I drove out for a few hours and returned for another overnight I needed another voucher, so paying a total of A$60 for two nights.
Booking with the hotel direct by email after reading the website was not satisfactory. To reserve the room I was asked to provide full credit card details by email, an insecure procedure which is poor business practice. I phoned repeatedly to give the final card details, only to hear a recorded announcement promising to call back. The calls never came. When finally I did get to speak to some one at reception after numerous calls over ten days, my comment on the inappropriateness of the demand for full card info by email fell on deaf ears.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you're looking for hotel accommodation in the centre of Sydney which won't break the bank and leaves your conscience clear as well, then look no further than Song Hotel Sydney. Offering affordable 3.5* Rooms, Song Hotel Sydney is situated right in the heart of Sydney's action. Joining Oxford Street and Hyde Park, the hotel is walking distance from Sydney's major attractions including The Rocks, Opera House, Chinatown and Darling Harbour. Surrounded by shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, galleries and gardens, you'll never be short of something to do during your stay. Whether travelling alone, with a friend or family, we have a variety of rooms to choose from, all packed with essential comforts including FREE wifi, toiletries, tea & coffee, TV, iron and hairdryer. The cafe area with its welcoming atmosphere is open daily for breakfast, to meet up with friends or just to relax. With 24 hour reception and in-room safes, you are assured a stress free stay in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Check in time is after 2pm, Check out is before 11am. Day Luggage storage is available (limited space) outside of these hours for hotel guests (No Long Term Luggage facilities). Song Hotel Sydney supports the YWCANSW. ... more less
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