My girlfriend and I stayed at the Bayswater Hotel during our stay in Sydney.
This was the 6th stop on our RTW-trip and we arrived in Sydney, coming from Auckland on a Saturday evening. Since we only got to the hotel at 10 pm the nightclubs were already booming and streets were filled with (semi-) drunk party people. Having compared hotels and reviews on Tripadvisor we came prepared for some street noise and crowded streets and this was exactly what we got.
We both are in our mid-twenties so we enjoy some good nightlife but nevertheless asked for a room as high up and as far to the back as possible We got a room on the third floor at the end of the hallway (I think the room number was 312).
This kept away the noise from the Bayswater Road but apparently there is also a street in the back so still heard people yelling all night. I can’t imagine the windows being double glass as we could follow every conversation (and my English isn’t that good) and I assume reviews would be more positive if they just made this improvement.
Rooms are clean and had everything we needed except for a safe but are really small and although there is a big closet in the corner, there is little space to put your bags.
Especially if you use the bench at the end of the bed to put your decorative pillows)
About 3 feet on both sides of the bed and 4 feet between the door/writing desk and bed.
Since we were only staying here for 5 days and didn’t plan on spending a lot of time in our room, we didn’t unpack and it didn’t really bother us but I can imagine it being inconvenient for longer stays.
Bathroom is comparable with the room itself: clean and everything we needed but I don’t think a big guy would be able to take a comfortable shower as there is barely any space to move around. I understand housing prices in Sydney are high and hotel rooms are smaller than the ones you will find in other cities but even our room in New York was bigger and they are quite famous for having small rooms.
Staff was friendly, helped us out whenever we had questions,were obviously well aware of the noise problems and did their best to be of service.
In a nutshell:
· 10/15 min. walk to Botanic Gardens and a bit further to city centre
· Kitchenette and internet (2 computers) available in lobby
· Plenty of information on tours and trips
· Friendly and helpful staff
· Lots of restaurants, bars and clubs around
· (Bath)room is way to small
· A lot of street noise in the room (no double glass)
· No complementary Wifi (not even slow-speed)
· No safe in the room
For the nightly rates you pay at this hotel I think at least the last 3 con’s should be taken care of. After all new windows, a safe and a minimum of connectivity don’t cost the world and would improve guest’s comfort tremendously.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bayswater Sydney offers a boutique hotel experience in Kings Cross, just one stop from Circular Quay. Hotel rooms feature premium bedding, a work desk, WiFi access, air-conditioning, large flat screen TV, chic en suite bathroom with amenities and ironing facilities. The Bayswater Sydney also has a 24 hour reception, a guest laundry and a taxi rank at the front door. Public transport is also just one block away. ... more less
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