Was in town for only 2 days and the QT was just the perfect location to get 2 days worth of fun in....including a sleep ins!!!
Dined at the Gowings bar and grill and to my surprise was in the same company of TV celebrity chef Manu Fieldel also enjoying the atmosphere and fantastic food just 2 tables away. Our waitress was very friendly and certainly guided us to delicious items on the menu. We needed help too, as how do you choose from so many mouth watering options?
The room was well appointed and I loved the bathroom. Little surprises everywhere from a martini set up near the door to sliding partitions in the wall between the bathroom and the bedroom. Make sure that the martini set up has the little bottles of alcohol on the display though (mine didn't) as I was charged for the espresso martini cocktail despite not drinking coffee and not touching any items in the mini bar. This was rectified by the hotel though but my credit card was charged without discussion with me. Thank goodness I had taken a photo of the display when I was admiring the décor of the room on check in.
Just the perfect hint of neon outside my window in the QT deluxe king room to give that urban city feel and I loved the Hitchcock "Rear Window" feel with the windows from the room opening to reveal workers going about their jobs and meetings in the building next door. Keep the shades drawn though till you're decent unless you are an exhibitionist. Oh and the view of centrepoint.....stunning.
Negatives - An email in which I asked about the difference between a Japanese bath and freestanding bath went unanswered, no parking out the front to drop off (there was a laneway but I'm not sure if you can turn into it to get out of a car), really soft mattress (some might like this but a personal negative for me) and 3 unexpected charges on my credit card - $304.50, $809.97 and $24.36. When I enquired on the phone I was informed the $24.36 was for the espresso martini from the mini bar (I didn't have one - the display had not been refreshed from the previous occupant) and in relation to the larger amounts the email stated "I have spoken to my colleague and I have been informed that the amounts showing on your bill are authorisation amounts taken by the hotel."
The amounts were all eventually returned to my credit card and the actual, expected costs I authorised were charged to my card with the final amount refunded 6 days after my checkout.
Overall it was a great stay with a fun vibe, central location, funky atmosphere, delicious food and friendly, personable staff. Shame about the unexpected charges on my credit card that was a really sour note after a fantastic 2 days away at the QT. Hasta La Vista Baby!
- 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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