I write this review with some hesitation. I feel like I want to keep this gem of a hotel all to myself, and in fact on my most recent trip to Sydney it was completely booked out and I had to stay elsewhere. But that would not be fair. It is overwhelmingly refreshing to come across a genuinely good hotel in Australia - providing both a great service and at fair price. Something that is hard to find in the Sydney hotel market.
Tucked just a few minutes away from one of Sydney's best eating and going out hubs, Crown St, this hotel is in superb location. There are literally dozens of great restaurants and a fair few good bars and hotels to satisfy most people's appetite. In addition to Crown St, the hotel is a short walk away to Oxford St and its infamous appeal. In addition to this both bus services to Bondi, and the Museum train station are nearby. So access to the rest of Sydney's sights are a breeze.
The hotel lobby area is very tastefully done out, and the bar at the back of hotel looks very swanky. The hotel check-in process was fairly speedy and efficient and the staff were very pleasant, and I noticed them giving extensive help to an elderly couple also checking-in. The room itself was once again a nice spacious room with very comfortable beds. The decor of the room was fairly modern and there was a flat-screen television along with foxtel. The bathroom had recently been renovated and was in very good condition.
I noticed the hotel did have room service, restaurant, internet, and swimming pool facilities, but I was too busy out enjoying Sydney to make use of these.
After checking out I realised I had left an important valuable item in the room. After going back to the hotel the staff were very helpful in retrieving this for me.
There is no doubt that on visiting Sydney again that this hotel would be my first choice, but sadly for me I've noticed that this hotel is becoming very popular (and for good reason) and so the availability of rooms is down and prices are creeping up.
Just across from the hotel there is a very good Irish bar worth visiting, and a new cafe called 'Robocog' on the same st does a truly great breakfast.
- 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