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Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
Ranked #9 of 174 Hotels in Sydney
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

My friend and i stayed here over the weekend and it was just amazing. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, the location is brilliant, the rooms are well appointed and extremely comfortable. Our room was nice and quiet as well with a big bathtude and everything you could need for a great weekend stay.
Couldnt be happier!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Maddiesnell
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Hi Maddiesnell,

Here at Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney, we appreciate your feedback and I'm so pleased to here that on your weekend escape that we provided you with a service and room we are proud of.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.

Kind Regards,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

All the elements are here to make a fantastic hotel. The staff are the outstanding quality, although the facilities and location come a close behind. The restaurant, especially breakfast, was great and catered extremely well for dietary requirements. The free wifi was almost non existent, even wired Internet worked only intermittently and staff didn't respond to comments about this particularly well. However, our main problem was noise. There was a night time building site next door and most of the night it sounded like we were inside the site! We even purchased ear plugs and were still woken by the noise. I understand that the hotel has no control of the building site, but they could have placed us somewhere else in the hotel, it was not particularly full. This made what would have been a great stay, a less than satisfactory one. However, I would still give this hotel another go - the staff have made me want to return!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Notreallyadiva,

Thank you for posting a review, here at Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney, we appreciate your feedback to ensure your next stay is to a five-star standard.

I want to ensure you that the Internet problem has been rectified and we have just completed our upgrade of his free service and expect issues of connectivity to be non-existent.

The construction around the building is not in our control however as a five-star hotel we want to make your stay as pleasant as possible. On your next stay to immediately let our front desk know so that they are able to move you to a more suitable room when one is available. We pride ourselves on giving every guest a 100% satisfaction guarantee and when in our power we will do everything we can.

I'm pleased to hear that despite all of your inconveniences our staff provided you with the service we are famous for.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in future.

Kind Regards,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager
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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

I have stayed here a number of times and never a problem. This is an older hotel that has been renovated but it clean and classy at a great price. The location is great close to Circular Quay, Botanic Gardens, Opera House and only a few blocks walk to City Centre. The staff are friendly and the breakfast is fantastic.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mewy0
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Hi Mewy0,

Welcome back to Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney. I'm glad that you have chosen our hotel for your regular visits to Sydney. We look forward to seeing you again soon. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to place this review on Tripadvisor.

Kind Regards,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in July 2013. Upon arrival, at 7.40am (very early flight arrival after long long trip) room allocated immediately, which was very surprising and very pleasant to hear. As CC Gold member even got upgraded to Jacuzzi corner room on 11th floor, which was modern, clean and nicely decorated. Also, requested bigger coffee cups and feather pillows, which arrived immediately. The only negative thing I can think of is rather unreliable Wi-Fi, so I used wired Internet. On the last night, Internet service was down for upgrade during the night (announced ahead), and had some trouble re-connecting. Again, reception proved to be worthy of its reputation and problem was solved very quickly. Street noise noticable, but this is the reality of city center hotels...

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank PremiumFlyer74
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Mirror74,

Thank you for posting a reply, with such feedback we can better our service we provide to guests. I want to firstly apologize for the inconvenience of the wi-fi upgrade. I can tell you that it is now fully operational and working.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel anytime.

Kind Regards,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

I come quite often for business to Sydney and decided to try the Radisson Blu this time. Location is great, wifi is free (that alone is quite unique) but what stands out is the incredible friendliness and the professionalism of the entire staff. Special note to the amazing room service staff who solved a little "issue" with great panache. Thank you, I was absolutely impressed and will come again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Danoutje
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Hi Danoutje,

I would like to take this time to thank you for writing such a kind review. We were one of the first Sydney CBD hotels to introduce free wi-fi about two years ago we find it has our guests coming back.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.

Kind Regards
Peter Tudehope
General Manager
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Radisson Blu Plaza for 4 nights in April, in a Deluxe King room. The room (# 1217) had a side glimpse of the harbour bridge, and a Juliet balcony, so was good to be able to open the doors up. However disappointed by the very small room size and it was equipped for business use rather than for tourists, with a very large office desk but only 2 very small drawers in the whole room. We had large suitcases as we were travelling around Australia for 3 weeks, so the room wasn’t really very suitable at all for us, we had to live out of our suitcases – not what we’d expected for a Deluxe room at £193 per night.

On the positive side the location was fine, right in the middle of the city and a relatively easy walk to Circular Quay and a slightly longer but acceptable walk to Darling Harbour. Glad to say free internet was included in the room rate, but not breakfast. Rather than eat in the hotel we went directly across the road to the Bluestone Café for breakfast each morning and recommend them for great food and service.

Last word must go to the great door staff, all very happy, sociable and helpful, a great difference to what you find at most hotels.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank DorkingRanger
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear DorkingRanger,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review.

I apologize for the inconvenience of the room that you were placed into. It is true that being a CBD hotel we have catered towards more of the business traveler than leisure. May I suggest on your next stay you let front desk know that you require adequate storage for luggage and they can recommend the perfect room type for you.

I am however very happy to hear you find our location, staff and services to be enticing. It’s our pleasure to be able to accommodate your stay to the very best.

I look forward to your next stay at Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney.

Kind Regards,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

We got this one one Living Social or Scoopon (or one of those sites anyway). It was beautiful, I had stayed in the Radisson in St Louis and that was the only other one besides Sydney. This Radisson is top class for the price and as good as the American one. I loved it. The bar is beautiful and if you see hot chocolate in the lobby, go for it, I am a coffee lover but this was one of the best hot drinks I have ever tasted.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank SimonBrisbane
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear Simonhendra,

Your review is very kind.

It’s wonderful to know you have such a marvelous time in Sydney. I’m also very pleased that I could add hot chocolate to your next favourite drink.

I look forward to welcoming you back again on your next stay at Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney.

Kind Regards,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney
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Property: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
Address: 27 O'Connell St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Sydney
#5 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#6 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#6 Business Hotel in Sydney
#9 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#9 Family Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney 5*
Number of rooms: 364
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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