The Westin Sydney is located in the central business district and only minutes walk from circular quay, the Opera House and MCA.
The historic General Post Office building houses our beautiful Heritage Rooms, and our Tower rooms have spectacular views of the city. No matter which room you choose, enjoy our signature Heavenly Bed to enhance your relaxation.
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I visited this hotel for 1 night stay with my 2 sisters. I booked the delux twin, with breakfast through Wotif for $474.95. So not a cheap hotel, but I thought worth the money.
To go up in the elevator you need to swipe your room key quickly and then press your floor number. We stayed on the 22 floor and the view of the clock tower was lovely and was relaxing to hear it chiming quitely in the background. The room was spacious considering it was the city and it had 2 double beds and an additional roll away. Whilst the beds were comfy and the pillows soft, the quilts eventually heat you up and I had trouble getting to sleep. After throwing this off I was fine and the air con did its magic. I had the roll away and whilst it was the perfect size for me I wouldn't reccommend it for anyone who is taller than 170cm.
There was also a minibar, desk, iron and ironing board, safe, robes, hairdrier, toiletries, towels, extra blanket, cupboard, dvd player, large tv with pay per view movies and normal free view channels. We bought a pay per view movie for $15.95. What I liked was that you were given an opportunity to opt out about 1 minute into the movie if you didn't like the look of it and several times before that if you had accidentally picked the wrong one. Not something all hotels offer.
We also got room service for $24.00 (which includes the $8.00 service charge). So not a cheap option for eating, but a nice splurge. We ordered a bowl of strawberries, which was not on the menu, but the staff were happy to put together for us. I couldn't praise the staff enough, who were all pleasant and accomodating.
The bathroom was a good size, which had a toilet, seperate bath and shower. I was taken aback by the glass window separating the bathroom from the bedroom, but was relieved that there was an electronic blind for privacy. There was plently of space to put toiletries and hang your clothes. I would have liked to give Westin a 5 tick rating, but unfortunately the rain shower did not work and whilst the buffet breakfast at the Mosaic restaurant on level 1 had a huge variety, it took a while to get a table and had us racing to check out. You can expect an assortment of juices, fruit, museli, pastries, bread, spreads, egg, as well as, pancakes, bacon, tomato, mushrooms and yoghurt. The staff also wonder around offering tea and coffee. Keep in mind that breakfast finishes at 10:30, so if you are cutting it fine grab what you want before sitting down, because they will pack up quickly.
Upon check out (at 11 am) there was a discrepency with my bill, which was easily fixed at the front desk. There is also a $1.00 charge put on for UNICEF charity donation, which I didn't mind. Check in was 3pm, but we were able to go in earlier at 2:30pm, which was great. Otherwise you can leave your luggage for free with the baggage guys and explore the city until you return later that day, which we did upon check out. When we came back in the taxi, we didn't have to even get out, we presented our ticket and the baggage guys put them in the boot for us.
Lives up to all the hype. My only gripe is that the Heavenly Bed, as "heavenly" and comfortable as it is, I could not get a good night's sleep, even after dropping the air conditioner as cold as I could. Perhaps the quilt is way too hot? Breakfast was one of the best I've had - enormous variety and lovely touches to distinguish it from the typical hotel fare. For example, the Carrot Zinger and Banana Energiser. Links with Endota Spa and Goodlife Health Club meant I was kept fit and relaxed too.
A wave of calm envelops you as you pass through the front doors of this super-fabulous hotel. Every element is meticulously coordinated in the sights and sounds that give you that delish and elusive get-away-from-it-all feeling. No wonder it is the home away from home for royalty – ahem, the Sultan of Brunei and politico heavyweights like Bill Clinton. Was that Al Gore we just spied in the foyer? Heavenly beds, ah and they are, and baths so deep you could have a quick swim. The Mosaic restaurant with amazing views of the original GPO (heritage post office) is a good people watching spot – especially during Fashion Week when the cool set moves in. The Bento boxes and a cheeky glass of Cloudy Bay is a good way to go for an express lunch. Business travellers are spoiled rotten in the plush executive lounge – pass me another canapé please!