Having stayed twice at the Observatory, I wanted to try something different, and the Radisson was very close to my workplace. It's a modern hotel, popular with tour groups, airline staff and business travellers.
My room was a decent size with all the amenities you'd expect. The safe is a little small though, only just taking a 13" laptop. Despite being on a main road, I could hardly hear any traffic noise. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom is reasonably sized too, with a separate shower cubicle.
The breakfast buffet is quite expensive ($35) but the selection is very good. The evening menu is quite short but the food is well prepared. Service is efficient and friendly too. I didn't try the headline Bilsons restaurant though.
The free WiFi works well and is quite fast. The gym looks well equipped but the pool is short and narrow, much smaller than the one at the Observatory.
I had two problems, with the safe and the bathroom fan, and both were sorted out very quickly, with an upgraded room the fix for the second fault.
Overall, it's highly recommended. Would I choose it again over the Observatory? Yes, as it has a better location, free wifi that works everywhere (very important for me) and offers food choices more to my liking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique style, five-star hotel housed within a stunning heritage-listed building and located in the heart of Sydney. The hotel features 364 stylish guest rooms, eight meeting rooms including two with natural light, The Fax Bar, a Health Club and complimentary internet access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Sydney
- Sydney Radisson