Great location on Pitt Street although you will think you have landed in Hong Kong by mistake! This place is ideal for those with more than three kids who need three bedrooms at a reasonable price. This is keenly priced but is not low rent in its upkeep. It has everything a family trip would need. The washer and dryer are great so yu can leave with no huge bag of dirty laundry. The beds a little hard but not the end of the world. The view from the 44th floor is great but even up there Sydney has one noisy group of cops who seem intent on playing with their sirens all though the night which is strange as Sydney is not a problem place for crime on anyones map.
The locals when you find them away from the Chinatown area and tourists are very typical capital city types (yes we all know the capital is technically canberra but who goes there!). Mostly young, high disposable income want to show off in restaurants etc. Lots of those at the beaches even in the dead of winter. There is a serious issue with drink driving in Australia so if you hire a car and drive outside the city take care. The police can and do stop anyone for no reason to breathalyze them with good cause. Australians are also very aggressive when in a car. They will drive you off the road if they think you are too slow yet their road manners with respect to speed limits couldn't be better. Again the police and due to the low crime rate they are retentive about traffic offences and totally stupid about parking. Don't try talking to rangers. Firstly they will likely be immigrants and speak fractured English, second they don't ask for nor respect apologies so don't waste your breath, save it for the breathalyzer, you will get one of those too.
The hotel has good underground parking but it is very expensive at 35 AUD day. On balance its worth it of you need to travel out of Sydney. Be very careful with the TAG system for the freeways. They levy HUGE fines if you don't phone in to pay within 48 hours. Again no flexibility and stupidly no way to pay by cash. Totally stupid system and very typucaly Australian like the cross city tunnel that cost a fortune and no one needed It's a North South city dummy!!
Places to go well you ca walk to most from Pitt Street. It is a gorgeous city if a little over the top with its own wonderfullness. Don't bother looking for news as you won't find any. If you like a laugh look a the TV ... it's hilarious for five minutes. No wonder everyone lives outside and pays a fortune to see the harbour. Central Sydney can be seen on foot in a day and you can finish it off by taking a ferry to Manley for dinner and back. Avoidthe observation tower, a total waste of cash as is the comedy monorail but strolling around you can see darllng harbour bridge; wildlife sanctuary and opera houes; botanical gardens in one walk.
Do NOT use the city convenience stores which appear to be a huge rip off but this block is right next to Woolworths (not the UK/US place but a simple supermarket shop with food etc). Its a great city and this is a great place to stay.
One caveat, he gym is atrocious (no air con and I can't imagine what it smells like in summer) and the pool is tiny. Both strangely on a floor let out to English language schools and places for migrants to prepare for their naturalisation interviews. Very odd!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arrive in style as our friendly porter assists you into our custom designed lobby. Experience exceptional and attentive treatment by our Guest Services team 24 hours a day and prepare yourself for a stay in luxury. Our wide selection of 178 stylish suites, ranging from Classic Studios to 3 bedroom suites are all self-contained and fitted with the necessary modern facilities, providing all travellers with the perfect accommodation option to explore Sydney. You will discover this beautiful city from new heights when you stay in our Altitude Suites or you can indulge in our top floor Penthouse Collection, split level suites, which boasts magical scenic surrounds across Sydney's East and West. Pamper your body in our first class sauna and spa facilities, or work your muscles at our exclusive gymnasium and lap pool. Indulge in the supplied range of freshly scented, designer skin and haircare amenities, replenished as needed as our wonderful housekeeping team work to service your suite. Make the most of our complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and stay connected with your friends and family, check your emails or even surf the web from anywhere in our hotel, even from the comfort of your very own suite. Our ideal location in the absolute heart of Sydney's thriving city centre, surrounded by an abundance of head offices and corporate spaces makes us the dream accommodation option for all business travellers. Those wanting to discover all the popular attractions and sights in Sydney will be pleased to see that we are only minutes away from Circular Quay, which features stunning views of the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour which is renowned for its vibrant wine and dine scene as well as convenient transit hubs that can you transport you all over the city and beyond. Be spoilt for choice with endless dining and entertainment options, all within easy reach of our front door. Choose from an array of restaurants, bars and cafes that offer both local and international culinary delights or plan an evening revolving atop of the city's tallest structure at Sydney Tower's 360 Bar and Dining. Visitors looking for some serious retail therapy can shop till they drop with the vintage Queen Victoria Building, massive shopping complex Sydney Westfield and Pitt Street Mall only a stone's throw away. High end designer fashion and accessories are also only a short stroll away on Castlereagh Street, making us the perfect accommodation choice for all. Nestle yourself in the heart of Sydney and experience the best quality and better value as you choose to stay at Meriton Suites Pitt Street on your next visit. ... more less
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