Stayed four days at Marriott Sydney Harbour Circular Quay
There are many pluses: Outstanding location including 5 minute walk to Circular Quay train station and ferry terminal, clean modern rooms, some rooms with great views of harbor, and helpful staff.
And there are Minuses: Price, price and prices for everything. $2.50 AUD for a toll-free call, $14 AUD to launder a men's shirt (really), $30 (AUD) to dry clean a suit. And there are surcharges on Sunday.
Internet is free to Marriott Marquis members and works well; otherwise, $10 AUD per day.
Executive Lounge is nice oasis with complementary breakfast. Mostly simple fare, and main reason for 4 Circles. Ask for package deal that includes the Executive Lounge if you will be using the hotel for breakfast. Also includes complimentary drinks too at happy hour.
Tip #1: Use the train from the airport directly to Circular Quay...a 5 minute walk to the hotel. About $16 AUD per person including airport surcharge (you'll learn that there is a surcharge for almost everything in Australia). Less than 20 minute train ride.
Tip #2: If most concerned about reducing total cost, then pay with cash from an ATM. Hotel adds a 1.5% credit card surcharge on top of usual 2-3 percent foreign currency surcharge added by most credit cards (but not Capital One).
Gripe: $18 AUD for martini at the bar not including tip...a personal record.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sydney Harbour Marriott at Circular Quay offers a distinctive blend of stylish comfort and modern convenience. Overlooking the sparkling Sydney Harbour and world famous opera house, our downtown hotel can be found at the doorstep of a shopping Mecca and moments away from the historic Rocks district. Guests are invited to indulge in luxurious treatments at our on-site spa or savour finely-crafted cuisine at the renowned Icons brassiere restaurant. Book your memorable trip now at Sydney's premier 5-star waterfront hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Sydney Harbour At Circular Quay Hotel Sydney