My wife and I stayed here for 4 days to kick off a long holiday in Australia.
Despite the hotel being informed directly with our arrival date and time, it would have been nice of them to inform us that the Sydney marathon was running when we expected to arrive and effectively cut-off the hotel from the rest of the city. We were forced, after being abandoned by the taxi driver, to run through/across the runners in the marathon dragging our luggage behind us then walk 8 or so blocks to the hotel. Not fun after a 24hr flight. The bell boy at the hotel seemed to find this very funny. A top class hotel would have informed us of the problem beforehand and arranged some help - at least a bell-hop or taxi/shuttle on the 'inside' of the marathon to help with luggage.
This terrible start was a real shame as the physical building itself is fantastic, the lobby great, the room was excellent and the bathroom very well appointed. If it wasn't for the marathon debacle and the laughing bell-boy this hotel would have got 4 stars.
A short walk from the hotel to circular key (rocks, bridge, opera house) or Darling Harbour (loads of resturants and bars). Of course you are in the CBD which is quiet on weekends but buzzy during the week with lots of shops etc.
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