My wife and I stayed there over the Christmas and New Year period. We booked the serviced apartment earlier in the year as reasonably priced accommodation is difficult to find for the holiday period, especially if you leave it late to make a booking.
The apartment is situated about two minutes stroll from the southern end of Hyde Park. We had previously decided to walk or use public transport for the duration of our stay. Having a car in the heart of Sydney is more of a hindrance than a help unless you absolutely need one. We used to walk to most places - the heart of the CBD is a 10 minute stroll, Darling Harbour about 15 minutes and Circular Quay (CQ) takes 20 minutes. There is a free bus service (555) which runs a circular route between the main rail station and CQ. It stops fairly close to the apartment as do buses to Bondi. If you are staying about a week or more then I suggest you purchase a MyWeekly pass for $41 as it covers all travel on the city rail network, the municipal ferry service and all buses for the southeast quadrant of Sydney. This includes buses to Watson Bay and Bondi Beach and ferries to Manley.
A Coles supermarket is less than 5 minutes stroll away as are restaurants.
Our trip into Sydney was by hire car but fortunately there is a couple of free 10 minute parking bays very close to the entrance. Check-in was quick allowing us to take our cases to the room, get back to the car within the allotted time and hence, return it to the rental company a few kilometres away.
Our one-bedroom apartment was on a high floor (as requested when booking) and overlooked the road junction outside the entrance. The room had a patio door which opened onto a very small balcony. It was possible to stand outside but that was all!
The main room had a sofa (which could be made up into a second bed), a table & 3 chairs, coffee table and a fully equipped kitchenette. The bedroom had a king size bed, wardrobe with a safe + drawer unit. The beside tables also had drawers. The ensuite had a walk-in shower but no bath. My wife and I prefer a shower so the lack of a bath was not an issue. The shower head was on a flexible hose which makes balancing water pressure/temperature so much easier than showers with fixed heads. A range of toiletries was provided.
The building has three separate laundry rooms for guests and they are well utilised. On the ground floor the building is linked to the cafe next door for breakfasts, etc. We did not use it during our stay though not for any reason other than we wanted to have breakfast in our room.
The air-conditioning in the apartment had two zones - one in the main living area and one in the bedroom. They could be set independently of each other. The system was very quiet but effective.
The apartment was serviced every day including Christmas Day.
Everything in the apartment worked well.
Last but certainly not least; we met and spoke to a lot of staff during our stay. Without exception every one of them was very helpful, cheerful and courteous even when I am certain they wished they were celebrating the Christmas holidays with their own families/friends. They were superb.
We would definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Sydney is located in Australia’s largest and most exciting and diverse city, Wyndham Sydney offers spacious accommodation in the heart of it all. This stylish, modern hotel is within easy walking distance to all major attractions and just a short stroll from Hyde Park and the popular restaurant precincts of Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Surry Hills and vibrant nightlife of Oxford Street. Each apartment features a kitchenette and Juliet balcony (excluding Studio apartment), spacious living area with LCD television, a large bedroom and modern en-suite designed to meet the need of both business and leisure. ... more less
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