Medina Grand v Quay West

Old Feb 22nd, 2008, 02:40 PM
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Medina Grand v Quay West

We are trying to decide between a 2 bedroom apartment in the above 2 aprtment blocks for 5 nights. Quay West is more expensive but looks to have a great location. Any views would be appreciated based on past experiences

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Old Feb 22nd, 2008, 05:20 PM
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This is for Sydney, right? I can't comment on the actual apartments but in terms of areas, if I've googled these correctly, you are choosing between Darling Harbour and the Rocks.

The Rocks is an historic district, a bit touristy, but with some OK pubs particularly in Cumberland street. There are also some very good restaurants in the area: Sailors Thai, Ottoman, bel mondo, Rockpool, est. You are also within walking distance of the Opera House, Botanic Gardens, and several museums.

Darling Harbour is a more recent creation, it's a built up area full of very ugly architecture, and lots of mediocre restaurants catering primarily for tourists. In my view, the aquarium is worth visiting but that's about it.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2008, 11:27 PM
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I'd go for Quay West.

Location is much better (unless you have a serious hankering for Chinese food - Medina Grand is closer to CHimatown).

Quay West has the possibility of great views, as well. Medina Grand, best you can hope for is Darling Harbour, ho-hum!

From what I can recall - Quay West apartments were a tad nicer than Medina - BUT have only been to either once, and several years ago.

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Old Feb 23rd, 2008, 01:01 AM
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Thanks for comments. I should have made it clear that I was specifically asking about Melbourne as we have pretty much decided on Quay West in Sydney due to location
 
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Perhaps repost with Melbourne in your title. I'm sure Melbourne locals can help you with the choice.
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