Corus Hotel in Sydney

Jan 15th, 2003, 05:19 PM
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Corus Hotel in Sydney

I'm considering staying at the Corus Hotel (formerly the Sydney Vista Hotel) when I come to Sydney. It's described as being "above Wynyard Station." Do they mean that the hotel is up the street from the train station or that it literally sits atop the train station? If it sits atop the train station, can anyone who has stayed there tell me if it is exceedingly noisy? Thank you.
Jan 15th, 2003, 05:31 PM
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Hi "X",

I haven't stayed at the Corus, but I did tour it in September. It's not on top of the train station, I'd describe it as more "across" from it.

This was a hotel that primarily catered to Japanese tour groups and has now been taken over by another chain. They were in the process of refurbishing it and "making it over" to comply more with their own chain when I was there in September.

While it's not impossible to get to the heart of Sydney, it's also not located that close, and a little too far out of the downtown area for my personal liking. There's nothing about the hotel, or surrounding area that I would recommend to clients; although as I didn't stay there I can't comment on the noise factor.

Hope this helps!


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Jan 15th, 2003, 06:15 PM
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Surely if the hotel is situated at Wynyard it is almost in the centre of the CBD and would be extremely close to all the major tourist areas?
Jan 15th, 2003, 09:51 PM
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Thank you for your input. But I am puzzled. On the map, York Street appears to be in a good location in the CBD, only one block west of George Street and with easy access to Circular Quay and the Rocks (I love to walk). Is the map not to scale? Thank you. again.
Jan 15th, 2003, 10:33 PM
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I would say it is fairly centrally located! And I doubt it is loud because the "train" station is more like a subway station as the trains run underground in the CBD. I think it would be a 10 mins MAX walk to the Rocks/Circular Quay from there.
Jan 16th, 2003, 12:45 AM
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Totally agree with Prue & Jen, totally confused as to Melodie's comments. For price range of hotel, you might like to consider Darling Harbour but from internet Corus does look OK. Wynyard block is pretty quiet on the weekend by the way, as it is not a block with lots of weekend shopping places.
Jan 16th, 2003, 02:55 AM
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I can understand Melodie's comments, as, although this area is close to everything, it's not a hive of activity in itself.... there are a lot of financial institutions and insurance companies based around the Wynyard area, and so after 5 p.m. it gets pretty quiet. But, as the other posters have pointed out, walk seven minutes to the north and you are at Circular Quay. Walk seven minutes in the other direction, and you are in the Pitt St mall, where all the best shopping is. The same distance to the east will have you up near historic Macquarie Street. So I think it's a fine location... very close to the hotel I often recommend to budget-travellers, The Grand, which is almost opposite the entrance to Wynyard Station in Hunter St. Tell us, please: what kind of rates are you getting at the Corus? I can't remember it cropping up on this forum before, so your information will be very useful.
Jan 16th, 2003, 01:30 PM
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Thank you all vey much for your replies. Regarding rates, for a standard room at the Corus charges $143-159;,$149; hotelocity approximately $185; and $99-110 (all AUD). The hotel is described as being four-star.

I also checked on the Grand Hotel. The hotel website, and both charge $80AUD for a single room. All bathrooms are shared and describes it as a 1 and 1/2 star hotel. It is further described as one of Sydney's oldest hotels and is heritage listed, which is a plus if you like old hotels.

From your comments,the $99-110 rate for the Corus on appears to be reasonable. Thank you again.
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