We stayed here for one night in the most basic room for a special occasion. As someone who often stays in the city for pleasure and not business, it is so refreshing and wonderful to see such a beautiful and original high end hotel open that is focused on being an authentic experience for it's guests and providing seriously great service. This hotel is all about the experience and this can be summed up by the espresso martini station in the hotel room with all the ingredients and instructions needed to make 2 fabulous martinis, a great start to the stay and something that all hotels should think about doing - such a great idea! The room was extremely well appointed, very glam and made us feel like we were in new York (about time Sydney) and so much better then the bland boring rooms we have previously stayed in. Very comfy bed and the bathroom was big and very modern. Loved all the mini bar options as well as the nespresso machine. It was fun exploring the room and the hotel and not knowing what to expect, the lobby and downstairs by parlour lane is beautifully decorated, it's even an experience riding in the lifts that change music when different amounts people get in - fun! We had dinner at gowings grill which was very nice especially the prawn cocktail entree and the profiteroles for dessert, stopped off in the bar afterwards for a drink and couldn't believe how beautiful all the staff were but also how friendly, they moved things around to find us a seat and helped us with our drinks selection, an absolute rarity at pretty much any other high end bar in Sydney for the average folk. Gowings also made us feel like we in a lam in NYC, the decor is so glam. The only criticism I would have is that we thought the air con was a tad bit too loud but it didnt end up affecting our sleep and having had a bit of a head cold at the time, I thought the tissues were more like paper, obviously the cheapest kind going, and I would have expected them to be of a higher quality. Overall, QT is refreshing and fun, it's more then just a hotel to stay a night if you can't be bothered getting home from city, it's a 5 star experience to be enjoyed to the fullest!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With an eye for modern design whilst reflective of past, the 200 guest suites that make up the QT Sydney hotel have been carefully crafted within the historic Gowings and State theatre buildings. This boutique Sydney accommodation retains many of the buildings most distinctive features, such as the blend of gothic, art deco, and Italian architecture that form the dazzling exterior of the building.With a contemporary and, at times, quirky design, all guestrooms feature creature comforts such as luxurious bedding, high-speed internet, walk-in showers and most guest suites also offer an indulgent oversized soaking tub.The lower levels of this truly designer Sydney Hotel, will retain a historical allure but be the home of Sydney’s hottest new bar Gilt Lounge and Robert Marchetti’s newest creation Gowings Bar & Grill.FEATURES200 designer guest roomsGowings Bar & GrillGilt LoungeParlour Lane RoastersspaQ – luxurious day spa, also open to the publicPrivate dining and events24-hour room service ... more less
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