This is my third visit to Sydney over the past year, and have stayed at the Mercure each time. The location is fantastic, next to Central Train Station and a short walk to Chinatown, Darling Harbour, CBD and the Harbour Bridge area. Buses, light rail, trains are all available either at the door or very close by. There are a number of great eating places within a block and a handful of pubs as well. The service, as per my last visits, was excellent. We were able to store our luggage on early arrival and this was taken up to our room for us. We had a beaut room on the top floor, not a great view but mush better than some rooms which look out over rooftops. Would love to get a room with a better view next time. The room was super comfortable, lots of room, and ours had 2 x queen sized beds in it, providing a restful night's sleep after our busy days. Housekeeping was great, the young man who looked after our room did an exceptional job, and was tolerant of us chasing him for extra coffee and milk. Nothing was too much trouble for the concierge and reception staff and they went to great lengths to find out any local info we needed. We ate at the restaurant for one breakfast only, it was good, and fresh, with plenty of it. Eve's place downstairs was handy for a quick snack and cold beer, I was super impressed that they carried my brand of QLD beer at a good price. A couple of ways to improve though: the pool while we were there had unsupervised kids in it (last time I was there it was smokers). The pool is only small and an enclosed space so with all the noise from the kids it was not pleasant. Perhaps some more signs need to go up, or this could be checked up on once or twice a day? Another thing was the mini bar. Last time I was there I was stoked that the mini bar price had dropped, apparently in response to client feedback. Well this time it was up again, not sure why, but it would have been nice to keep it down! Last but not least, we discovered a great balcony on floor 2, which my smoker friend enjoyed accessing for her morning smoke each day, but halfway through our visit we were told it was only for conference people. Really, it needs to be accessible to hotel guests, no big deal really but would be nice. But all in all, we had a great 8 day stay in Sydney, and will be back to the Mercure again (hopefully with a high floor and great view hint hint lol). I finally have figured out my way around the area, and it seems esy now, but for newcomers take some time to grab a map of the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mercure Sydney's convenient location is the perfect place from which to explore Sydney's major attractions, making it the perfect choice when travelling for both business and leisure. Boasting 517 modern contemporary accommodation rooms over 14 floors, these rooms have been designed for guests requiring a combination of convenience and comfort. Unique facilities include 24-hour room service, 24-hour indoor rooftop swimming pool, gym with air-conditioning, sauna, 2 restaurants and secure parking. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotwire, Ctrip TA, Travelocity, ACCOR, Evoline ltd, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly and HRS so you can book your Mercure Sydney reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Mercure Sydney Hotel Sydney
- Accor Sydney