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Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney
Ranked #14 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
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Brampton, Canada
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“Amazing Hotel and location”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Old world charm, spacious rooms adn tremendous view. We booked a superior room and they upgraded us to a suite. we had a juliette balcony with view of Sydney opera house to left and botanical gardens to right. a harbour in front. Room Service was terrific adn the room was totally luxiourous.

Room Tip: You wnat to face the street in this hotel due to teh view. not noisy. the hop on hop off bus is als...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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SSCQManager, General Manager at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, 12 June 2012
Dear Valued Guests

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our lovely hotel.

The juliette balconies are such a rarity in hotels these days and it's nice to be able to open the doors to get a feel of the true temperature before stepping out to explore the city, parks or harbour.

The Hop on Hop off - double decker tourist bus - does stop opposite, but we are also very close to the Free 555 inner city loop bus and of course the train and ferry hub and there are some very attractive weekly passes that locals use that can make a weekly ticket exceptional value for canny travellers. Some of our guests highly recommend the Hop On Hop Ferry even better than the bus and certainly it is the best way to reach some of the cities prettiest harbour "villages".

Thank you again for posting your review, your opinons and your tips.
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Heather idoine
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

My husband and I have stayed in at least 10 major 5 star hotels in Sydney and I can honestly say Sir Stamford is the best.

Upon arrival we were given an automatic room upgrade!. It was offered to us we didn't have to ask for it.

We were given room 905..... It was gorgeous and the verandah had unobstructed views.

The package we booked was called the lazy day package and it is excellent value for money.

The service in this hotel is the best I have seen in the world!!..... Yes and we are frequent travellers and this hotel obviously prioritises in service to hotel guests.

I have never stayed in Sir Stamford hotels but now after my experience with this hotel in Circular Quay I will seek them out in my travels.

MOST OUTSTANDING HOTEL :))

I would certainly stay in this hotel again. Congratulations on such a fine effort

Room Tip: room 905 is the best. Views like this in Sydney are rare. Huge terrace balcony too.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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SSCQManager, General Manager at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, 20 April 2012
Dear Valued Guests

Lazy Daze is absolutely one of the most creative hotel packages in the world and is unique to all 8 of Stamnford hotels. Nothing quite compares to having a Chef prepare a dinner for two in your room - among other treats. Quay to Indulge and Celebration are also very popular. The view from our Terrace Rooms and Harbour view suites is worth the upgrade and there is no other view quite like it anywhere else. Our hotel is very conscious of the value of engaged staff who love the hotel and enjoy being in the service industry - we are very pleased that this shone through, we aim to please EVERY guest.

Thank you so much for your sensational review.

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Heather Idoine
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

The Dir Stamford is located a few minutes from the Opera House and is across from the Sydney Botanic Gardens, the hotel has recently been refurbished under new management. The rooms are large and comfortable with plentyy of power points to recharge cameras and phones. The window opens onto a small balcony (of a large one if you upgrade), the restaurant is well appointed and chef cooks terrific lamb, the bar is relaxed. A must do is the high tea which runs from 11am!

  • Stayed April 2012
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SSCQManager, General Manager at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
Dear Valued Guests

Sir Stamford at Circular Quay thanks you for your excellent feedback about the rooms, food and location. Refurbishment is continual, with recent improvements the complete replacement of the silk wall coverings in the lobby, Elizabeth and other conference rooms, plus new carpet. French polishing of the antique furniture happens weekly and re-upholstery of 40 couches and armchairs has recently been completed.

We have a new winter menu in The Dining Room, the firewood has been delivered for our big lobby fireplace and the warmer is ready for Gluwein in The Bar. Our next big event is our entry into the Cancer Societies fundraiser for the cities biggest morning tea. We are preparing the "Tallest High Tea" to be served on 24th May in The Bar - from 10.00am.

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Heather Idoine
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

I have read some reviews and can understand this hotel is not for all, but we find it charming and quirky and very comfortable. It is not as large or slick as most 5 star hotels, but it does offer a touch of luxury the huge places do not. The rooms are larger than normal, the breakfast is fine and warms dishes in old silver servers, like a rather good old English seaside hotel. The front desk staff were young, snooty and inexperienced - but this is common elsewhere in Sydney. It has THE BEST bar that we use even if we are staying some place else. Fantastic professional bar staff, reminds me of the best hotel bars in London. Oil paintings, open fire, piano, its a blast from the past that we adore.

Room Tip: We had a twin room on the 4th at the front with its own Juliet balcony which was spacious and not no...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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SSCQManager, General Manager at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, 18 April 2012
Dear Valued Guests

Thank you for highlighting our differences and taking the time to review our boutique 105 room hotel. The Bar is such a beautiful space - and has a very diverse range of clientele as it is open from 11.00 am 365 days a year till late and ocassionally until well past midnight. High Teas, Business lunches, afternoon cocktails, Jazz, pianists and staff who enjoy their oppulent surroundings. From Curry Puffs (a must have) to Caesar Salads there's choice for all. There is a new eclectic winelist - my favourite is the Baby Doll - NZ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc - so called after the minature sheep that graze between the vines - TRULY!

Quite possibly for European Travellers it is not so different from the historic hotels that abound in UK and Europe, but Sir Stamford has it's own Australian flavour and this does give it the edge - apart from our location which is a great juxtoposition - as it is just 400 meters from one of the most iconic contemporary building of the world.

As you so correctly state, not for all, but we hope after reading reviews, an excellent choice for some.

Kind regards and return again soon.
Heather idoine
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Reviewed 13 April 2012 via mobile

This hotel could not be in a better location, but is not 5 star. There is a distinct lack of staff, had to wait almost half an hour for simple breakfast. One person on check out, with 100 plus rooms results in queues. Bedrooms are very comfortable and well appointed, which with the location could be a hotel I would recommend, but i have to say it is pricey for what it is. Concierge not very knowledgeable about routes locally.

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SSCQManager, General Manager at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, 16 April 2012
Dear Valued Guests

Thank you for your excellent location review - being 5 star is not just about the physical aspects of a property - it is indeed about the quality of staff. On behalf of all our 110 strong team, we do apologise for the congestion that occurred over Easter. I am sure the Concierge Team will be mortified that you were not given good directions - as they do pride themselves on local knowledge. We see that you did not enjoy the city double decker bus tour and will definitely review this ourselves, we do want to be giving accurate information, it's a very "popular" experience. The company we most reccomend is Ultimately Sydney - half day tours in style - or our limo company Brunel who also do private charters. It is only through receiving feedback that we can continue to improve.

Thank you again
Heaterh idoine
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Property: Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney
Address: 93 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Sydney
#2 Family Hotel in Sydney
#7 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#14 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#24 Business Hotel in Sydney
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,420 - ₹ 32,845
Hotel Class:5 star — Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney 5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sir Stamford at Circular Quay offers 105 generously sized, well appointed hotel guest rooms, including 15 hotel suites, the majority of deluxe rooms and suites feature French doors opening onto Juliet Balconies, which overlook the Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay, Sydney Conservatorium of Music or the Royal Botanic Gardens. Significant fine art collection featuring 18th Century Louis XV and Georgian antique furniture, Staffordshire ceramics, French marble urns, Persian rugs and hundreds of hand cut chandeliers. The hotel itself partly resides in a stunning 1897 historic Health Department Building. Open fireplaces in winter and the pleasure of a roof top swimming pool in the summer. A fully equipped gym complete with a sauna. Famous for High Teas, Sir Stamford at Circular Quay has excellent one bedroom suites and one of Sydney's largest Presidential suites complete with a Steinway baby grand piano. ... more   less 
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