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QT Sydney
Ranked #16 of 181 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We love the hotel interior design. Beautiful lounge. The room is big and clean. Staff are friendly and helpful. Speedy Check in. Location is great just near the westfield shopping mall and 5mins walking distance to St. James Station.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dear gorgeous QT Sydney guest,

Thanks so much for a brilliant shout out! We love that you loved us and look forward to seeing you again soonest.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

QT Sydney is a stylish hotel bang in the centre of the city. From street level you are transported to the reception by dance music playing lifts and arrive in a super stylish, quirky sitting area.
I booked a double double room, and was surprised how spacious our room was with two beds. The decor is opulent and always something new for you to look at (we had a light up shelf of perfume bottle and top hat lights!) You can also buy big lollipops and ninja bread men from the room bar (I am basically a big kid so this was really special!)
Huge beautifully finished bathroom with beautiful smelling toiletries, bath robes and a powerful hair dryer (which is often lacking from hotels)!
Lovely, helpful staff!
We had breakfast the next morning in the gowings restaurant that can be accessed from reception - this was delicious, good size portions and not too bad value for money!
Be prepared to direct taxi drivers and friends almost to the door of the QT - people seem to not know where it is, even people from sydney! A really special hotel - loved it!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Catkin85
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at QT Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2014

Dear gorgeous QT Sydney guest,

Thanks so much for a brilliant shout out! We love that you loved us and look forward to seeing you again soonest.

Sas
QT

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Quirky and cool location in the heart of Sydney. We visited for 4 nights, and was a great location - really close to Darling Harbour and QVB shopping. We walked pretty much everywhere in Sydney - walking for 15 mins max to get to the Marina. Even though the bath looked great, it had a weird platform in it, which made it quite uncomfortable (you were either sitting on the platform quite high, or sitting off the platform with it sticking into your back). They also had some nice candles next to the bath tub, but no matches?? Could have called reception, but who can be bothered doing that just to light a candle! On the plus side - bed was VERY comfy!
One time after our room service we came back to rubbish sitting on top of our bed, bins not emptied. Perhaps they were just in a rush?

Breakfast was good. I think they serve better continental (I recommend the pastries, grapefruit and prunes) than the hot food (eggs were a bit runny for my liking).

The Barber looked awesome, and my partner wanted to try it out, however they do not have wide opening hours (from 10am weekdays, no sunday) - so we couldn't get in when it was convenient for us.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Missuzi
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at QT Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2014

Dear QT Sydney guest,

We appreciate your feedback and will take time to run through it with our team.

With warmest regards,

Sas
QT

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

This hotel is not a room and bed but an experience. From the beautiful girl with a red wig who greets you at the front door to the inclusions in your room, it is a very enjoyable experience. There is the hand that holds your room number, the lift that talks to you, the strange face at the end of the corridor, the wonderful warmth of your room. This place has it all. It is not the best hotel in the world but one of the most memorable. Stay there and do yourself a favour.

The Gowings bar and restaurant are also great.

This was an old department store that has been transformed into a wonderland. I cannot even imagine what it cost them.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at QT Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2014

Dear gorgeous QT Sydney guest,

Thanks so much for a brilliant shout out! We love that you loved us and look forward to seeing you again soonest.

Sas
QT

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Quick business trip made a bit special by a hotel with fun styling, lovely staff and a great dining room. Breakfast was fresh and varied, served quickly with good coffee. Highly recommended, especially if you are going to the Theatre right next door or shopping. 15 min walk to Opera House.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at QT Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2014

Dear gorgeous QT Sydney guest,

Thanks so much for a brilliant shout out! We love that you loved us and look forward to seeing you again soonest.

Sas
QT

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Love the QT!! fantastic location if you want Sydney city and convenient to Darling Harbour/Convention Centre etc Rooms are fun and very stylish Some larger than others!!
If I can be critical though the lighting is way too dark in the bathroom. Hard for a woman putting on her make up!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Tracey M
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at QT Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2014

Dear gorgeous QT Sydney guest,

Thanks so much for a brilliant shout out! We love that you loved us and look forward to seeing you again soonest.

Sas
QT

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

...but, truthfully - wholeheartedly - enthusiastically, it went SO RIGHT.

The designers of this hotel, when presented with the gift and indeed, responsibility, for developing the historic, well loved Gowings building have not simply risen to the challenge, they have jumped higher and reached further, with absolute panache.

We arrived early, were greeted warmly by Jay, then the care and consideration continued. We were checked in before time (which is a very generous gift - not expected) and indeed upgraded to an even lovelier room in the Gowings side of the hotel.

I couldn't possibly list all the perks, options, benefits of the hotel - which being on the risque side of the coin has retained more than just a soupcon of pure class. Every single team member appears to love their job and embraces customer delight. The rooms are clean, funky, smart, well equipped, designed with thoughtfulness. Better lighting in the bathroom is quite seriously the ONLY thing I could wish for ... makeup takes work at my age!

An honour bar in the lobby lounge demonstrates a level of trust which I find refreshing. The Gowings Bar & Grill is great - as a bar, as a grill. Breakfast was superb.

Being able to spend 4 glorious days as a tourist in my home city was a delight. We will be back.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at QT Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2014

Dear gorgeous QT Sydney guest,

Thanks so much for a brilliant shout out! We love that you loved us and look forward to seeing you again soonest.

Sas
QT

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Additional Information about QT Sydney

Address: 49 Market Street | Corner of Market and George Streets, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 181 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range: $185 - $434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — QT Sydney 5*
Number of rooms: 200
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 Gowings Bar & Grill. FEATURES: 200 designer guest rooms. Gowings Bar & Grill, Gilt Lounge, Parlour Lane Roasters, spaQ – luxurious day spa, also open to the public, Private dining and events, 24-hour room service ... more   less 
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