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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the first we had a wonderful experience at this hotel. We were greeted by a delightful French porter - very friendly and helpful. The receptionist was also wonderful and upgraded us which is always appreciated. The room was spacious and very comfortable with plenty of USB ports and a well stocked mini-bar. Some sparkling wine and some tonic water for the gin are the only suggestions I can make. The bathroom was especially good with a large deep bath and a separate shower. The range of in-house movies was also very good. The breakfast buffet was very generous and reasonably priced. The pool and fitness room looked excellent though we didn't have time to use them. We were a bit concerned when the receptionist said it would take 20-30 minutes for our car to be brought around when leaving though it only took about 10 minutes. The location is perfect for shopping in the CBD and for access to Circular Quay. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Breena2101
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Brenna2101,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such valuable feedback following your stay at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney. I am thrilled to hear that you had a memorable experience with us and rest assured that your comments will be passed on to all the hotel staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a bit concerned when we first arrived as the structure of the building means there isn't a clear main entrance. I needn't have worried. The porters took our bags immediately and we went to reception. We had three rooms and I had emailed in advance asking for them to be on the same floor. The manager there (unfortunately I didn't get his name, an Indian chap) was incredibly helpful and even though we had arrived before check in time, busied himself getting adjoining rooms sorted and getting them serviced to we could go in early.
The rooms themselves were well appointed, quiet, comfortable beds, great bathrooms.
After settling in we went for a short walk and found ourselves at the harbour looking out at the Opera House and the Bridge.
Two small concerns, the lift couldn't always read the room key, one unfortunate chap who got in the lift with us couldn't get it to read his card at all, I don't know where he ended up! Secondly, there was only one bathrobe in the room. Neither a major concern.
Great hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
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Thank Lindsay K
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Lindsay K,

Thank you for taking the time to complete a TripAdvisor review regarding your experience at the Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney. We appreciate the positive comments that you have shared regarding our location, rooms and the helpful service you received from the staff. It is always pleasing to receive positive feedback concerning our employees and the good job they are doing in looking after our guests. This also gives me the opportunity to share this with our team and praise staff who are continuously and effortlessly providing the excellent service. Further to this the feedback also gives me the opportunity to ensure that the Hotel facilities and services are without fault making our guests stay a pleasant one.

Upon reading your review, I was concerned to learn of your comments in relation to the issues you endured with the lift. I sincerely apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience that these issues may of caused. Please rest assured that I have passed your comments onto the my Leadership team to follow up on these matters to ensure that future guest are not inconvenienced as such. For future stays please be aware the second bathrobe is located in the cupboard, I’m sorry we were not able to inform of this during your stay.

Lindsay K, this issue aside, I hope that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are given the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

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Peter Tudehope
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a "long" weekend in Sydney and where to stay was the dilemma. When it comes to Sydney you have so much choice.

Many of the tourist attractions we had planned were near the Circular Quay area, and we looked for hotels in this region. Our preference when visiting Sydney is to walk or simply catch the train.

This was our first visit to the Radisson Blu Plaza and we were more than happy with the service, the comfort of the room and location. Everything was easy, that is the main point, who needs hassles when you are on holidays.

When scouring the web, we searched for hotels that had baths. I think initially we may have been allocated a room without one, but as soon as we mentioned that was our preference, ta da, it was taken care of. Nothing more indulgent than a soak in a tub!

At the end of the day after a lot of walking, the beds were like sleeping on cloud 9, very comfortable for our tired bodies and a sound sleep.

You know how some hotel bathrooms really only have room for one person at a time, well this bathroom was large enough for us both. No dancing and juggling around, lots of space to put your toiletries down etc. The uniqueness was that the window looked out from the bath into the hotel room. You could close it off with shutters, or open it up to let some natural light through or if your heart desired sit in the tub and watch TV!

On one of the nights we had drinks down at the bar, great friendly, tentative service.

We were very happy with the Radisson Blu and would be happy to go again when in that neck of the woods.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Settlerswife
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Settlerswife,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive and detailed review on Tripadvisor regarding your experience at the hotel. As our Heritage building is in prime location in Sydney CBD and within walking distance to the Sydney harbour, I am pleased to learn that this enhanced your stay. It's great to hear you enjoyed the versatility of the bathroom shutters to give you the perfect touch to your room stay. Thank you for your positive comments about our Fax Bar and the high level of service we strive to provide to our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,
Peter Tudehope
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is great for business travellers and tourists - in the middle of the CBD, close to shops, and also walking distance to the Opera House, Circular Quay and the Rocks. Comfortable room, and a little more edgy than the usual bland hotel décor. Front desk staff and concierge were very helpful. The coffee in the lobby was excellent. Free Wi-Fi. For those who know the Flatiron building, this is a similar wedge shaped building - built in the 1850s.
It is close to Wynyard Station if you take the train from the airport. There are 2 entrances, and you'll need to use the main one after hours.

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled on business
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Thank 116amelia
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RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 116amelia,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor regarding your experience at the hotel. As our Heritage building is in prime location in Sydney CBD and within walking distance to the Sydney harbour, I am pleased to learn that this enhanced your stay. As we strive to provide great service to our guests, I am glad to hear your positive experience with our staff and enjoyed services such as great coffee and free Wi-Fi. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,
Peter Tudehope
General Manager

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled on business
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