One of the main reasons for choosing the Sofitel was the reputation of the Garden Court restaurant. Our stay coincided with the last night of the Sydney Vivid display so we decided to investigate this before dinner. Unfortunately we were given an incorrect closing time for the restaurant and so arrived just after it had closed at 9pm. We also found that the Soiree bar was also about to close. Initially we were told by the desk staff that the only alternative was either room service or to find another restaurant. We were not impressed. It looked like our night had become a disaster.
However when the Soiree bar manager discovered our predicament, instead of simply telling us that everything was closed, he arranged for our preferred restaurant meals to be cooked for us, and we were able to select wines from the bar. As the bar would be closed by this time the meals were ready, he arranged for a table to be set for us in the library.
As a result of the initiative of the bar manager, what was fast becoming a disaster was turned into a memorable evening with excellent food, wines and food and wine service - all in all, a five star effort from that manager!
As far as other aspects:
- room was adequate but a little on the small side with no obvious place for two people to have a meal
- bed was very comfortable
- location is excellent being within easy walking distance to Circular Key, city shops, etc
- car parking seemed expensive but not by comparison for the location
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sydney's time-honoured five-star hotel in the heart of the shopping and business district has a solid reputation for impeccable service and incomparable elegance. The recent renovations artfully combine the latest in modern convenience with the old-worldcharm that has made it an architectural icon. The hotel boasts premier conference facilities,a fabulous health club. Experience haute cuisine at the restaurant or slip into the lounge for an afternoon tea or an intimate night cap. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel Sydney
- Accor Sydney Wentworth
- Sydney Sofitel