Oh I wish I had read these reviews before I booked!
I booked on the basis that I had stayed at the Oaks group hotels before on a trip to australia. The Maestri in Sydney is very pleasant as is the Horizons in Adelaide but everything these reviews say about this hotel are true.
The good bits - its bang on Darling harbour and if you get a Harbour view room its great, if not, you'll be looking at a car park. Because you are the other side of Darling Harbour you will forever be getting the monorail into the city as opposed to just walking around the corner.
The central corridor to the rooms look like an upmarket prison. It is open so you can hear doors slamming on every floor at any hour of the day or night. The bedrooms are on the coridoor side and although they have a window you have to keep the blinds shut to stop people looking in, it effectively feels like you have no windows.
The apartments are individually owned and decorated. They have high ceilings. Mine had a dark stained wooden floor. Every wall was painted brown and the skirting boards and windows were dark brown, coupled with quite a small window this was extremely depressing. I checked out after 2 nights.
I am still having problems getting my money back since I prepaid via the oaks website and the hotel could not refund my credit card but have to send off to their head office to get it done. Who knows if I will ever see my money again.
Woefully dissapointing, you could do so much better in terms of nice hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments, offer central Sydney accommodation in an architecturally renovated historic landmark building. Situated in the hub of Darling Harbour and combining the charm and elegance of the 1800’s, with all the modern amenities for your business or leisure stay.With a magnificent neo-classical facade, original tallow wood floors and exposed ironbark columns featured throughout the hotel, as well as views from many of the rooms over the skyline of Sydney and one of its major attractions, Darling Harbour, Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments stands out. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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