My partner and I stayed at the Cambridge Hotel between 11th-14th February 2013.
We had just visited two great hotels in Hong Kong and Melbourne the week previously and were excited for our first visit to Sydney.
Our first impression of the Cambridge Hotel was disappointing. Greeted by a unhappy face and told our rooms were not ready.. so we left our bags in the lobby and went for a walk around. We were also asked to pay $100 deposit up front and this wouldn't be returned to us until 2-5 days after our stay... we were on a 2 week travelling break and really needed every penny so this was also a bit of a let down.
If I returned to Sydney I would definitely stay a lot closer to the main attractions. It took us around 20minutes to walk to Darling Harbour and around 35minutes to walk to the Opera House.
When we returned to the hotel and checked into our rooms - we were very surprised. They were lovely, spacious rooms and very clean. I particularly liked the bathroom area which had a huge walk-in shower.
Wifi is expensive - we had to pay both in the reception and to use in room.
We decided to stay on an extra night as realised we probably need some sleep before our departure flight but even though we gave the hotel staff 3 days notice, they still couldn't guarantee whehter we would be able to stay in the same room.
Luckily we were able to stay in the same room but only found out on the morning.. it's just stress you don't need on holiday.
The hotel do offer a free airport transfer shuttle but unfortunately because our check out time was 3am we couldn't use this service. We phoned up the reception and asked us to book a taxi but when we got downstairs and went to check out discovered that he hadn't. Instead he stood in the street and started trying to hail down taxi's at 3am..
All in, I wouldn't recommend staying at this hotel though for the price it's probably quite ok value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4 star Cambridge Hotel offers multi-award winning accommodation located in the heart of Sydney's Surry Hills. Many of our 149 guest rooms and suites offer stunning city-scape views from their private balconies. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Sydney's main attractions, and is ideally located for accessing Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Cockle Bay Wharf and Sydney's Iconic Landmark's such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Facilities include 24-hour reception and room-service, a rustic Italian restaurant and an indoor, heated swimming pool and spa. All rooms enjoy complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, in-room safes and comfortable bedding. Parking will never be an issue at the hotel with 5 basement levels of parking available for guests to use (fees apply) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Hotel Sydney
- Quality Inn Sydney