Stayed for 6 nights in April 2011 for hubby's 40th celebration. Wonderful location an easy walk to the CBD, Circular Quay (for ferries, trains and buses) and the Harbour Bridge, and a comfortable walk to the Monorail.
What can I say? This hotel is the classiest, most beautiful hotel I've ever stayed in, and while it may not quite deserve the huge price tag, it's not far off. The king bed was exquisitely comfortable for me (but not quite so for the hubby who woke with a sore back every morning), however the (requested non-feather) foam pillows (crumbled foam and very lumpy) were not comfortable at all. The room was too warm and the air conditioning did not compensate at all. The bathroom was more than adequate, but I am tired of the determination in all hotels we've stayed at to put a "family" bathroom (with a tub) in a room clearly not adequate for family needs (ie, one suitable for singles and couples only) - they would be better served by putting in a really great shower and getting rid of the bath in at least half of the rooms...The L'Occitane products, however, were absolutely delightful - I loved them so much I have sourced them for my own personal use since returning to Perth!
Service was exemplary - from the doormen to the bellhops to the reception staff to the restaurant - I could not fault them at all. They even delivered a slice of chocolate mud cake complete with a birthday greeting for the hubby on the evening of his birthday! It was amazing and so unexpected!
Breakfast was lovely, if overpriced, and I was provided with an amazing gluten-free bread on request - which the Chef himself prepares on-site! I would thoroughly recommend this bread!
The cocktails in the bar were of average quality, but above-average prices - bordering on extortion, given the smaller-than-average size. Priced at AU$15, I expected something I could sink my teeth into, but instead got something quite thin and which appeared watered-down. I didn't order a second one.
I was unable to locate a gluten-free option in the dinner menu, and was unimpressed with the lack of choice, given the extremely high prices. Since there was no-one available to ask about gluten-free options, we ended up having to eat elsewhere.
I would recommend this hotel for anyone who needs to be close to everything (especially the Sydney Opera House where we had a formal event to attend) and who has plenty of money, as it is not inexpensive. But it *is* beautiful... I would not recommend it for families, especially with small children, as it really is not child-friendly at all.
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- Stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city's shopping and business centres, Four Seasons is vibrant and elegant, with dramatic harbourfront views and a luxurious day spa featuring exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments. ... more less
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