We had booked their jet lag recovery programme as we were arriving at Sydney Airport at 7.00 am. When we arrived at 8.30am, we were told our room was not ready and were asked to wait in the lounge for 10 minutes. Within a few minutes we were shown to our room, which was large with a settee, armchair, coffee table and desk. The bathroom was huge, with 2 wash bowls and a shower big enought to have a party in!
Our room also had a small balcony which overlooked Circular Quay. Whilst we were there, the cruise liner Queen Victoria was moored there and in view from our room.
The continental breakfast was adequate, but there was a not a lot of choice compared to other hotels.
The concierge staff were helpful in recommending places to visit and eat.
The botanic gardens are just across the road from hotel and well worth a visit, if only to see the giant veggie bats, hanging from the trees.
Although we didn't swim in the heated swimming pool, we did relax on the loungers around the pool late one afternoon.
The Sir Stamford is a relatively small hotel, furnished very much in a 'colonial' style with beautiful flower arrangements.
We noticed from some of the other reviews that guests have complained about the 'hill'. In our opinion, it was a gentle slope up from Circular Quay to the hotel. We are in our 60's and not that athletic and we didn't find it a problem.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sir Stamford