We were bumped off our United flight due to mechanical issues yesterday and spent the night at the Mercure Sydney Airport. It looks really dingy from the back, and the front is even worse at the moment (to be fair, they are actively landscaping and there are enormous earth movers out the front). Needless to say, when we arrived off the coach supplied by United we were not the happiest of campers. The lobby is clean if a little utilitarian.
The staff, however, are fantastic. They really went out of their way to make everything run as smoothly as possible, which was no mean feat considering they had a lot of cranky people to deal with and reassure. The rooms are clean and modern, and most importantly, very quiet. No aircraft noise at all despite close proximity to the airport. Wifi was included and seems fast. Buffet was good although overpriced for offerings at retail prices. The staff very kindly let my kids eat for free, which was nice, as $27.95 for a breakfast buffet for a kid would have been a bit absurd. The wait staff were all great and very helpful.
I would never have stayed here before based on the external appearance, but now will definitely consider. It is not as close to the international terminal as the new Rydges, but it is less than 5 min drive and they have a shuttle to take you across to the airport. So all in all, quite impressed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mercure Sydney International Airport is conveniently located near both the international and domestic airport terminals, adjacent to the 18 hole Kogarah Golf Club and only 15 minutes from the city centre. Situated on the Cooks River and surrounded by parklands, the hotel features 271 modern accommodation rooms with no disturbance from plane take off or landing. Convenience is ensured with Wolli Creek train station a 5 minute walk away as well as a Bar and Restaurant on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Sydney Airport Hotel Wolli Creek
- Mercure Wolli Creek
- Mercure Hotel Sydney Airport