Sofitel Wentworth Sydney Hotel
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The Harbour at Your Fingertips!from Hazelize41
Just off the lobby area, you'll find the library... perfect for relaxing with the daily paper or you can opt to enjoy one of the many books that can be found on the shelves. Comfortable, high back chairs and beautiful side tables invite you to bring your coffee and stay a while.
As for the accommodations; absolutely stunning! Clean, well stocked with his/hers amenities in the bath, and beautifully decorated. All the comforts of home, with the benefits of cable, a wonderfully stocked mini-bar, robes, slippers, snacks, coffee/coffee pot, tea, internet, room service, and house keeping.
Whether its the actual stunning facility, or its A-1 location (just minutes walk from the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Sydney Opera House, and Harbour), you'll certainly leave feeling that whatever your cost, it was time and money well spent.
Not what I expected unfortunately.from Melbournetraveller18
As far as deluxe hotels go this place is really quite average - I think there are many better 5* hotels out there.
Very nice placefrom uluvbs
Anyhow, we considered the Establishment or the Four Seasons, but they were both at least a third more money, and in hindsight are confident were not worth the extra money.
The common areas (lobby, hallways, etc.) are top-notch, as good as you'd find pretty much anywhere save Mandarin Oriental.
We stayed in a Superior room (upgraded at check-in), and it was VERY nice. The rooms are definitely on the small side, but not overly so, and they are well-appointed. Regardless, I would take a small nice room over a large unattractive one anyday. The circular-shaped bathroom was very nicely done, but I will say the tub/shower combination with its half-shower door was a bit awkward.
The breakfast was really good. It's a bit pricey (32 AUS, I think), but in line with what you'd expect to pay at a place like this, and they really put out quite a spread and with excellent service.
I will say there was a bit of street noise in our room and we asked to switch to a higher floor, but I didn't like the layout of the new room as much so we stayed put.
Overall, a few flaws, but a very nice hotel and one I'd recommend.
great room, great location...from swisstourist
Only problem was the noise of the hallway - the door was not soundproof and I could hear all the noise - including a loud tour group that had just arrived late at night.
Constant elevator noisefrom Varietal
5 + star service from 4 star hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Beautiful Hotel, Nice Location, Tiny Roomfrom forestfish-usa
The check-in process was quick (we had made our reservations through wotif), and bellhop took our bags when we arrived at the front doors, and proceeded to take them up to our room when we were ready.
This "royal" treatment set us up for a bit of a let-down when we saw the room itself - it was tiny. The bed was comfortable (unless you wanted to sleep in the center), but was obviously two twin beds that had been made into one larger bed. The tv recessed into an alcove. The floor to ceiling window looked out onto office buildings, and had a desk in front of it. The window had both blackout and sheer blinds to use. Next to the bed, on either side, were lighting controls - whole room, reading, night light. Nice touch.
In the closet were two robes for our use, an iron and board, and an in-room safe. The bathroom was cramped. There was no space to hang our toiletry bags, the sink was huge, but it left little counter space for our toiletries. The toilet was fine, but the toilet paper holder was almost on the floor, making it difficult to use when needed. The shower/tub combination was poor. The shower didn't have much pressure, and after about 5 minutes, the temperature began to fluctuate wildly. The tub you stand in is very narrow - there is no way to stand with your legs apart unless you turn sideways.
Sydney is very hilly - Circular Quay and The Rocks are about 5 minute walk away (downhill), and the main shopping area is about a 10 minute walk in the opposite direction.
Any time we had a question about where to find something, or how to get to an area, the concierge was extremely helpful. They have wonderful maps, and will even lend you umbrellas if you need.
Highly recommendedfrom rdk8
Excellent hotel.....fabulous lobby flowersfrom Diane-TA
Great Hotel for central Sydneyfrom burgo1804
Highly recommend this Hotel for both visitors and Sydney-siders
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Money You can change your money to Australian dollars after you get there because they really don't like to accept American dollars. But the exchange rate is fairly farvorable.
Sydney Opera House Seeing an opera at the SOH is a must for anyone travelling to Sydney. The productions are always fantastic and world class. Unless you can speak a language the opera is in, don't sit too far in the front or you will have a sore neck looking at the surtitle. Also had dinner at Guillame's. The food was excellent but it's not something I haven't had before so I wasn't too excited by it (I guess I had too high an expectation and was a little disappointed when the food did not excite me). The service was NOT good. The waiters were snobbish and were not attentive. They did not even refill our water once and we had to ask repeatedly for our bill before it finally arrived.
Catch a train. We caught a train from Martin Place to Bondi Junction and then a bus to Bondi Beach. The ticketing system was quite confusing and not as simple as down here in Melbourne, however the trains ran on time and were not packed to the brim with passengers. The buses however were a bit old. All in all, the system seemed to work just fine. The ferries on the harbour were fantastic, a must!
Other names for Sofitel Wentworth Sydney Hotel
- sydney sofitel
- sofitel sydney
- accor sydney wentworth
- Address: 61 Phillip Street - Sydney - New South Wales - 2000 - Australia
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