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“Wonderful with a bit of snootiness”

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Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney
Ranked #14 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
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“Wonderful with a bit of snootiness”
Reviewed October 11, 2006

Across from the botanic gardens in the best section to explore Sydney. Rooms were what you would expect--marble baths, robes, slippers, music on when you come in. The little balconies were a treat too. Breakfast was great and their bar area was cozy and had great ambiance.

Dinner at their restaurant was not so hot and we had some problems with our room. We booked on their internet and emailed several times to request a room with one bed. We had no response and assumed that a high end hotel had just taken care of it. That was not the case and when we got there they could not move us. We were told that that was just the way it went by the first couple of people we talked to. We also found out that they had overbooked the hotel by 5% and were actually hoping someone might not check in. We finally found someone sympathetic who moved us for 2 nights to the host floor to make up for it.

All in all, we loved it here but found some of the staff snooty and not willing to help. The other half of the staff though went above and beyond.

  • Liked — Everything was just nice
  • Disliked — Lack of email response
  • Tips/Secrets — Worth the call to get what you want
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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TimothyBuckton, General Manager at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, June 20, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback. We value your feedback and it will be passed onto the team. We hope to see you back at Sir Stamford Circular Quay.

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Timothy Buckton
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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
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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