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“Decadent afternoon tea” 5 of 5 stars
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Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney
Ranked #14 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Decadent afternoon tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

A big group of us were here for a bridal shower afternoon tea, having booked a private room (which I really recommend for groups over 14). The hotel, though not particularly impressive from the outside, is beautiful - ornate and akin to an old country manor in England. The room that we used, the Lachlan room was roomy beautifully decorated. Food was delicious, and service was superb too. Highly, highly recommend - probably the best afternoon tea I've had here in Sydney.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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SSCQManager, General Manager at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Stephanie

Thank you so much for sharing your review about your special Bridal Group High Tea, We do indeed have some lovely private rooms which are ideal for special events as they are decorated in the country manor style you describe. The Lachlan Room and the Price Albert Rooms are both in the heritage part of the hotel and each provides the setting for brides to be or just a group of friends celebrating. The smaller group rooms are perfect for groups from 10 to 40. Our Exclusuive High tea Packages are priced from $56 and include extra touches that make these events very easy to organise. We do of course also specialise in doing weddings - with The Elizabeth Room perfect for a larger event.

The "normal" selection of Devonshire and HIgh teas are available in The Bar seven days a week - from 11.00am daily and we do advise houseguests to book - especially on weekends. Our scones are said to be the warmest and lightest in Sydney. We can do Gluten free High Teas on request and of course chef does prefer 48 hours advance notice to ensure Gluten Free Guests are delighted.

Thank you again for taking the time to review our hotel.

Kind regards
Heather Idoine
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Second stay in this hotel. Extremely helpful staff. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Clean bathroom with extra towels. Relaxed "old world" ambience. Excellent breakfast, lots of choice, loved the honeycomb.
Would stay again without hesitation.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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SSCQManager, General Manager at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Valued Return Guest

Its great to have your views published after your second visit, and we appreciate you taking the time to tell the Global World of future Travellers.

Our little breakfast buffet does feature a natural Honeycomb which delights many guests - as does the simple orange juicer. Sir Stamford cannot match the larger modern buffets of the larger high rise hotels in the city but we do like to think we compare favourably with our boutique offerings. The stewed rhubarb is particularly nice at the moment.

Kind regards and we look forward to your return.
Heather Idoine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We live in Sydeny but deserved a little getaway..and how wonderful was this hotel. In the past, I have had many extraordinary lunches in "The Bar" but never stayed. The rooms are lovely. Big marble bathrooms, grea bed (so soft) and lotsof space. Very convenient to the Opera House, Gardens and restauarants. Had a wonderful time, thoroughly recoomend

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angela K, Director of Sales at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for choosing Sir Stamford at Circular Quay not only for lunches in The Bar but now for accomidation as well. Do you need another getaway? Please join us for our Romeo and Juliet Dinner in The Dining Room and/or book our Romance and Seduction Package on Valentines Day. Location is key in this city, as you know. Being close to The Rocks, the Sydney Opera House and the Botanical Gardens, what more could you ask for?

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warmest regards,

Angela King
Director of Sales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

What an amazing experience to be staying in this gorgeous old hotel with such elegant sumptuous plush décor of an earlier era.
The employees are amazing especially the front of house team who were so helpful and friendly and those providing dining room services also exemplary.
I was travelling alone on business and felt really comfortable and safe here. Great to be located in such a prime spot.

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Angela K, Business Development Executive at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear RoRo2013,

Thank you for your response and for choosing Sir Stamford at Circular Quay. We're glad you enjoyed our old world, elegant atmosphere. It's definitely something that makes us stand out from the other hotels in the city. Feeling safe and comfortable while travelling alone is always very important. I'm pleased you felt that at our property. We do have a fabulous team of people who look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel.

Warmest regards,

Ashley Lakey
Business Development Executive
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Sir Stamford is ideally located for seeing Sydney. We were fortunate in getting an up-grade to the 10th Floor overlooking the Botanical Gardens. A great room and extremely comfortable. The Continental Breakfasts are exceptionally good and great value.
We used room service one night and were very happy with the value and quality. If we find ourselves in Sydney again - we would definitely stay at the Sir Stamford.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angela K, Director of Sales at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Highlander52,

Thank you for choosing Sir Stamford at Circular Quay. I appreciate your response. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your upgrade with a view of the Botanical Gardens. Sydney sure is a beautiful city. Great value, customer service and quality are things we strive for at Sir Stamford.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Warmest regards,

Angela King
Director of Sales
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Wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed at Sir Stamford for a 3 day get away between Christmas and New Year, I had spent a long time looking at trip advisor before I booked this hotel and I believe it was worthwhile as we absolutly loved this hotel.
The location, the staff, the rooms, the old world charm, this hotel had everything.
From the moment you step into the lobby area you're looked after by the wonderful staff at Sir Stamford.
Yes the hotel is a little expensive but you have to remember you're right in the heart of it all at Sir Stamford.
Thank you for making our stay with you a great experience and when visiting Sydney again we would not hesitate in coming back.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Angela K, Business Development Executive at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Nikki1971,

Thank you for your responce and for choosing Sir Stamford at Circular Quay. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We do hope you will stay with us again.

Warmest regards,

Ashley Lakey
Business Development Executive
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We arrived in Sydney at the end of a 14-day cruise on the Diamond Princess from Auckland. After being thoroughly spoiled for two weeks aboard ship, we were ready for the "real world", but instead found the friendliest staff and most fantastic room! Even more wonderful, it was just a few minutes walk from where our ship docked at Circular Quay! Such a perfect location, this will definitely be our hotel of choice when visiting Sydney. The room was large, the bed was so very comfortable and we loved the charm and character. Everyone we came in contact with at the hotel was extremely friendly and helpful. Our ship docked at 6:30AM, and the hotel was happy to store our bags while we explored. When we returned, not only was our fabulous room ready for us, our bags had been delivered to the room! We just can't say enough about how much we enjoyed this wonderful hotel and all of its character.

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Angela K, Chief Concierge at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Cuisine Anne,

Thank you for responce and thank you for choosing Sir Stamford at Circular Quay. The location of our hotel is perfect for our cruise ship travellers. I'm pleased to hear your sleeping room was comfortable and spacious after a day of exploring the city. We do hope you will stay with us again.

Warmest regards,

Kieran Codd
Chief Concierge
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Property: Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney
Address: 93 Macquarie Street, 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 Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Sydney
#2 Family Hotel in Sydney
#7 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#14 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#24 Business Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney 5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sir Stamford at Circular Quay offers 105 generously sized, well appointed hotel guest rooms, including 15 hotel suites, the majority of deluxe rooms and suites feature French doors opening onto Juliet Balconies, which overlook the Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay, Sydney Conservatorium of Music or the Royal Botanic Gardens. Significant fine art collection featuring 18th Century Louis XV and Georgian antique furniture, Staffordshire ceramics, French marble urns, Persian rugs and hundreds of hand cut chandeliers. The hotel itself partly resides in a stunning 1897 historic Health Department Building. Open fireplaces in winter and the pleasure of a roof top swimming pool in the summer. A fully equipped gym complete with a sauna. Famous for High Teas, Sir Stamford at Circular Quay has excellent one bedroom suites and one of Sydney's largest Presidential suites complete with a Steinway baby grand piano. ... more   less 
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