5* hotels in sydney

Sep 28th, 2001, 03:39 AM
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owen
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5* hotels in sydney

Can anyone recommend a 5* hotel in Sydney. Has anyone stayed at the Sir Stamford on Circular Quay. How did you rate it. I believe it is the old Ritz Carlton.

 
Sep 28th, 2001, 10:11 AM
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We were in Sydney a couple of years ago,,and also considered staying at the Ritz.

We discovered the Quay West near the Rocks. An all suite property, elegantly appointed, with FABULOUS harbour and Oper House views.

http://www.mirvac.com.au/hotelv3/hot...cfm?HotelId=10
 
Sep 28th, 2001, 12:49 PM
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The Hyatt at the Rocks is absolutely wonderful too although the Ritz is excellant the Hyatt is better situated.
For lovely big rooms and nice service you could try The Grace Hotel but its in the centre of the city. Sheraton on the Park is also extremely nice ( 5 star)
Darn! Is it the Hilton on the Rocks or the Hyatt - please someone help me out here!!!!!!!!!!!!! anyway whichever one it is it's opposite the Opera House, 200 mtrs from Circular Quay, 50 mtrs from wonderful restaurants around the Quay but I would not bother to wander too far from my view room there as its just fabulous.
 
Sep 28th, 2001, 02:07 PM
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Hi

I just did an inspection of several 5 star hotels around the harbour last week (i live in sydney - have folks coming over at xmas)...

My thoughts were...

Park Hyatt, which is opposite the Opera House has great views (if you pay for them) and is in a good position but is simply not worth the money when compared to other hotels. All other hotels I visited had rooms of the same quality but the Hyatt was double the price. Really not worth it, even if money is no object.

My favourites were The Regent, which is in the rocks and has amazing views of both the Opera House and the Bridge and even the city from corner suites. The rooms were elegant and staff seemed really good. Impressive atrium entrance, outdoor pool. Get a junior suite on the corner (they recomended rooms ending in the number 15 have best views).

The Quay Grand is a luxury all-suite hotel right over the ferry terminal in Circular Quay (kind of opposite the Park Hyatt). The rooms were very well designed and furnished (modern style) and has balconies big enough to laze on! Rooms face either the quay and bridge or the Botanical Gardens. YOu cant really see the Opera House from either side, but the views of the city skyline and bridge at night must be spectacular. You are 30 seconds walk fromthe opera house and could walk to anything in the city without problems. They have a nice big pool, small gym and spa.

The Observatory probably had the highest quality rooms and general exclusie ambienc, but the disadvantage is that there are no views of the harbour (they have views further down the water on one side but nothing great). The rooms are really beautiful, very English country-house style and the staff were impeccable. This is the place to stay if you want to be away from teh hustle and bustle but still withing miniutes walking distance of the sights of Sydney (hotel is in north of the rocks). Pool and gym are outstanding.

Quay West is another all-suite hotel with amazing views. They are always nearly booked out! Great pool and nice rooms.

Renaissance - not up to standard of previous hotels at all despite being same price.

All these hotels are near the harbour - we didnt bother with city hotels are here you get views as well as being only a few minurtes walk from the city.

My inlaws have decided to split their stay between the Observatory and the Quay Grand after we gave them our opinions.

I would be happy to answer more queries by email or posted here.
 
Oct 2nd, 2001, 01:29 PM
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We spend 10 days in Jan 2000 at the Park Hyatt and it was my favorite hotel in the world. The staff is incredible, and so friendly. We got a good deal of about $220 per night, so it doesn't hurt to ask. Contact the hotel directly. We actually were at the Ritz in Double Bay (it is no longer a Ritz) and hated it, so called the Hyatt, and they had our room ready early in the morning. Great hotel. Worth every penny!e-mail me if you have any questions.
 
Oct 2nd, 2001, 04:12 PM
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Owen -

I stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney in August and thought it was very nice. The location is superb, close to Circular Quay and the service was very good. I paid about $130 a night for a standard room, which was big enough to have a desk and chair, small couch and queen size bed.
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Oct 8th, 2001, 06:13 PM
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The Observatory is so friendly and relaxing. Though it is just a few blocks from the shopping and Quay, it is a nice walk and makes you feel like you are living in Sydney and going home. Was just there 2 weeks ago. Their bathrooms are the greatest!
 

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