I was very disappointed in my stay at the Chifley Hotel. My visit was from the 10/12/12 until the 14/12/12. During this time reception staff were consistently rude and unwelcoming. Also the room televisions were slow and had limited television channels (no digital channels). When I wanted to check how much the "movies on demand" were I unwittingly purchased a movie, only to find out that the recent release movies were 14.95... Thinking I would be able to watch the movie I had purchased on another night, I was disappointed to realise that there must have been a time limit, when I phoned reception I was rudely informed that there was a 24hr limit to watching the movie. No apology was given. Perhaps the icing on the cake was when the room cleaner tried to walk into my room at 9am (1hr before final check out time) before I had checked out when I was still packing- luckily I had the chain on the door. This was followed by an embarrassed sorry from a maid who did not reappear. A very poor experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- MERCURE PENRITH IS AT THE GATEWAY TO WESTERN SYDNEY Penrith is one of Sydney's best inland aquatic playgrounds. Have fun riding the rapids at Penrith Whitewater Stadium, visit the Sydney International Regatta Centre, paddle on the Nepean Gorge in a canoe or relax with a picnic by the Nepean River. Penrith Valley, with its beautiful rivers, national parks and lakes, is just a 55-minute drive from the centre of Sydney. It's a great escape for the whole family with plenty of things to see and do. LOCATED IN PENRITH VALLEY AT THE FOOTHILLS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS Explore pockets of unspoiled bush land, national parks, as well as the many treasured historic landmarks scattered throughout the region. Experience the area's lively arts scene on display at local museums and art galleries. Enjoy the beauty of the Nepean Gorge from the deck of the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler or explore on foot. Whether you're staying for business or pleasure, for a night or a week, Penrith will exceed your expectations. A MAJESTIC PLAYGROUND FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART Next door is Penrith Panthers Your World of Entertainment with 9 dining options, 6 bars, Aqua Golf, Cables Wake Park, ifly and a travel shop. Panthers also offers a state of art Convention Centre, with seven architecturally designed formal and informal functions rooms, boasting an 800 delegate purpose build seminar and entertainment theatre with state of the art audio visual. Also at Penrith Panthers Your World of Entertainment is The Evan Theatre a first-class, purpose built entertainment venue. The Evan has been host to an array of leading entertainers including John Farnham, Boys II Men, The Wiggles and David Strassman. Adjacent to Penrith Panthers Your World of Entertainment and the Mercure Penrith is a 1500 seat Exhibition Marquee, one of Sydney's largest marquees. Sportingbet Stadium, home of the Penrith Panthers, is opposite the Mercure Penrith. The Mercure Penrith boasts 223 rooms featuring flat-screen TV s, cable TV , air-conditioning and WIFI Internet access. Additional facilities include a gymnasium, guest lounge, outdoor swimming pool, BBQ area and ample parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chifley Penrith Panthers Hotel Penrith
- Panther Penrith
- Chifley Hotel Sydney