Granted this is a hotel airport and the majority of guests are no doubt there for a short stay on their way to or from somewhere else. And in reality their really is nothing wrong with this hotel. The rooms are always clean, the bed comfortable and the lobby well presented.
But the hotel really lacks a touch of humanity, a bit of friendliness, or warmth or something in between. Some colour in the rooms or the hallways, or even some friendliness from the staff would be a good start.
A case in point during a recent stay was when a few colleagues found ourselves enjoying an evening drink in the downstairs bar, when we were promptly told the bar was closing. No 'last drinks' or no advanced warning, just we're closing, time to move on sort of thing. What I found most surprising was that it was only approaching 10pm.
In reality this is an airport hotel, it's attractiveness lies in its proximity to the airport and on that measure it does its job. For an overnight stay you could do a lot worse, but just don't expect too much more in the way of courtesy or personality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently positioned, Holiday Inn Sydney Airport is located only minutes from Sydney Airport's international and domestic terminals with regular airport shuttle transfers to and from the hotel. Situated in the heart of the growing Mascot precinct of restaurant, cafes, bars and shops - you'll never feel to far away from anything. A two minute walk to nearby Mascot Train Station will have you in the city within 15 minutes to view the well-known Sydney attractions. All 250 guest rooms have views towards the city skyline or airport and have been custom designed with guest comfort in mind. Standard rooms come equipped with a choice of soft and firm pillows, double-glazed windows, flatscreen TVs, high speed internet access and ensuite with dual pressure showerhead. Enjoy a delicious dinner in Sirocco Restaurant with a menu inspired by the flavours of the globe or enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere and socialise with friends or colleagues in Biggles Bar for tasty bar bites and refreshing drinks. Holiday Inn Sydney Airport boasts a 24 hour gymnasium, sauna, business centre, 5 flexible meeting spaces, secure underground car park and VIP Lounge. Experience the relaxed, genuine and friendly service at Holiday Inn Sydney Airport for your next Sydney stopover, perfect for both business and leisure travellers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Sydney Airport Hotel Mascot
- Sydney Holiday Inn