Normally, I stay at the Holiday Inn Potts Point, but my work this time put me into the Arts Hotel. I was leery at first, as it's not much to look at, but was pleasantly surprised. The Garden Room I had overlooked the inner courtyard and pool, and was very quiet and well equipped. The rooms are smallish, but have a desk, a couple chairs, fridge, brew gear, and TV with lost of channels (including movies). The best was fine, though I'd prefer a softer pillow option.
You can't beat the location on Oxford Street, Paddington and the CBD is easily accessible, and there are some great pubs/restaurants very close.
The underground parking is VERY cramped, with not too many spaces, so if travelling by car (especially a SUV etc), you may want to think about a back-up plan for parking.
The staff were very friendly and efficient, and they serve a basic continental breakfast with hardboiled eggs, cereal and so forth for $16.00.
The only real complaint I had was the aircon was quite noisy, even on low. I slept through it, but it was distracting when watching TV or reading.
Overall, I'd stay there again.More
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