Prós: Great hotel. Helpful and friendly staff. Shower room if you arrive too early for check-in. Free everything- wifi, breakfast, snacks, minibar, evening drinks. Even "shoebox" room was large enough (at least for one person). King room was great too.
Contras: Shower in "shoebox" was a bit tight - lots of water on the floor afterwards. Shower in King room was fantastic.
Prós: We had originally rented an apartment in Sydney. However, due to construction at night, we had to relocate. We found a great rate at the Raddisson Blu and booked it. We enjoyed the last few nights of our vacation in a beautiful and comfortable room. The hotel staff was very helpful and the hotel was spotless. We would definitely stay there again!
Prós: Convenient location to city attractions.
Contras: Breakfast prices were way too high. I paid $158 U.S. dollars and the breakfast prices were $18 to $26 US dollars. Overall I enjoyed my stay as the room was clean, quiet and comfortable.
Prós: CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ALL MAIN ATTRACTIONS.
Prós: Stayed at the Radisson for one night on our way inbound from Canada to Melbourne. Lovely hotel, in the heart of the CBD. Close to the Harbour and ferries, the Opera House, slight trek to Darling Harbour but very central. Rooms were clean, modern and spacious. Also, took advantage of the breakfast buffet before or flight the next morning which was quite good but pricey $25per. The porters were exceptional, always attentive and helpful with the baggage. Would definitely recommend this hotel.
Contras: Only a couple of hiccups, we arrived in the morning and even though check in was at 3pm they said we could check in at 1130am. When we went to pick up our room keys they kept putting us off with “ready in 5 minutes” until noon. Just tell us noon, we would have gone for a walk. While we were waiting in the lounge for our room there was some construction going on in the restaurant, didn’t make for the best of atmospheres.
Prós: Stylish rooms and common parts
Excellent breakfast service
Contras: Room too dark to work in
Having to move all towels and gowns before showering
Lack of storage space
Lack of complimentary water
Too much space given to expensive mini-bar
"Free welcome cocktail" actually $24
Passive aggressive price list for room items
Stains on walls - removed after second request
Prós: Staff was wonderful. Don't remember hugging staff before but we did at the QT. Felt like home. They went way out of their way to be helpful.
Prós: Large, well appointed rooms and bathrooms. Excellent staff, very responsive to your needs. Beautiful facility that was a comfort to return to after spending the day seeing the sights around Sydney. This hotel is in a perfect location, close to the opera house and ferries yet far enough away to be in a tranquil setting, across the street from the park. If we ever return to Sydney we wouldn't consider staying any place else.
Prós: Amazing way to start the day with amazing breakfast buffet. Giovani is our favorite... Always helping and welcoming. A hard worker with excellent attention to detail
Contras: The laundry staff needed prodding several times. There were never enough towels in our room and despite several kind notes to remind them, they were ignored. The dining room at dinner should be ignored, as staff was clueless for dinner... But that was transformed for breakfast, which was a highlight.
Prós: The hotel was within a reasonably short walk to the harbor bridge, yet also within walking distance of other attractions (like Chinatown which was a great place to visit during the Chinese new year festivities).
In particular, the staff was very helpful. The concierge made a great recommendation for a hole in the wall (Chat Thai) and one of the women at the front desk went out of her way to help me plan things to do over my 3 day stay. I really appreciate that they took the time for me. The room was also nice (but it was the most expensive room I booked during my stay in Australia). My recommendation is to do your research and most importantly book early. After I booked I saw room prices skyrocket as I got closer to my travel dates, but that might have been unusual due to it being the Chinese New Year, or maybe there was some other event that took up all the rooms. I wouldn't have been willing to pay as much the room went up to but ~$250 was doable.
Contras: Flights into Sydney from abroad must all arrive in the early morning. Every day there seemed to be a number of people waiting in the lobby as their rooms weren't ready yet. I understand hotels can't check people in too early, but it would have been great had the hotel been able to get me in before lunch. Instead I found myself roaming the city by foot for a good while.
Prós: Location is good
Contras: Staff was not very friendly
Prós: the location was just right for this occasion the room was comfortable, great view of the harbor and clean.
Contras: the mattress was uncomfortable keep rolling into the middle and found it hard to roll back to the side room 2412
Prós: We really loved everything until our problem at the checkout.
Contras: We had requested a car to the airport to be scheduled. We stopped at the luggage
arrival desk the day before. It was written down but i think no one ever called the
car service. There were 4 of us with large luggage so my son had to run down the
ramp into the street to flag down 2 taxis..... The international terminal airport was
VERY busy and we came close to arriving too late for our flight
Prós: Everything, especially the concierge service.
Contras: I think the hotel should make wifi more easily available.
Prós: The concierge was excellent.
Contras: Gym is small
Prós: Tudo, especialmente o serviço de concierge.
Contras: Eu acho que o hotel devia disponibilizar o Wifi mais facilmente.
Contras: They need to replace the little ottoman in the room with a 2nd chair. The king size pillows are too long and too heavy.
Contras: Very convince
Prós: Friendly and helpful staff. Great location, 10 minute walk to the opera house. You can see the harbour bridge from the hotel street.
They have FREE money exchange (US dollar to AD dollar). Super convenient.
Prós: Location, service and ammenities were great. Staff was very welcoming
Contras: Facade could use an update but the inside is very nice
Prós: I've been coming to Sydney my whole life, and always wanted to stay somewhere with a harbour view. (Family lives way out of town.) This was the ultimate harbour experience, waking up to the sunrise over the Sydney Opera House is something I will never forget. Spent more time in a hotel room than in any other, just watching the view.
Staff were friendly and very accommodating without being either sycophantic or condascending, top job all round.
Prós: Room very clean and comfortable
Contras: My second reception experience - arrived early and room not ready. Very helpful chap checked me in, checking photo ID and giving me spa key so I could freshen up after long flight. Promised a text when room ready and promised this would be within 2 hours. Returned from run to see if room ready having not received text in spite of two and a half hours having elapsed. Female receptionist insisting in seeing ID again which seemed utterly superfluous to requirements. When asked why I hadn't received a text she said that the "room has just this moment become ready". Amazing coincidence. ended up being late for an appointment because she was so reluctant to relinquish the key without me having to go and find my photo ID even though it was obvious I had already checked in and knew all the details.
Prós: Beautiful room, comfortable bed, great fitness center. Location was exactly what I wanted and needed for a couple of days in Sydney...close to everything! Felt safe, and was treated wonderfully by all staff.
Contras: I REALLY have an issue with the use of so many plastic water bottles. It is nice to have them in the room for many, I know...and to have them to carry around, as well. But...in the gym? C'mon. Use a filtered water system, or at least have one available so that when you run out of your own water, you can refill it without having to use yet another plastic water bottle. For the cost of the bottles and the disposal, reusable ones could probably be provided to every guest.
Prós: Simply everything. The hotel is a stones throw away from Circular Quay, and is in walking distance to the iconic Sydney Opera House. There are lots of awesome shopping venues all around; with food galore and convenience stores to choose from. There are several tours that have starting points only steps away; including ferry tours and dinner tours. I highly recommend the harbour view rooms. The view is breathtakingly beautiful. You really can't go wrong with this hotel.
Contras: Absolutely nothing not to like.
Prós: The front desk staff sent us a complimentary bottle of champagne to put room because we were celebrating our honeymoon. They even included a very nice personalive card, too!
Prós: Ideal location for visiting Sydney sites and restaurants. Helpful staff.
Prós: Location, not too expensive for a 5 star, good restaurant and breakfast buffet.
Contras: The sheets were too heavy I found, I struggled to get comfortable.
Prós: Bellmen were good, pillows
Contras: Received worst room imagined. Low floor, dirty windows, bad views, receptionist lied about restaurant open at 10PM, Burger cost $30 plus tip, water in room was $10, room was expensive at about $300/night, no loyalty program with airlines except Qantas, shower was open with no door, no microwave, no real conveniences, small room.
Prós: Clean, nice rooms , good facilities , great location
Prós: very neat and fairly large rooms. the park view is beautiful.
Contras: initially we were in a 'park view' room which did not face the park at all. you have to crane your neck out of the window to see the park. this should not be sold as park view. staff were happy to move us to a front facing room with beautiful view.
Contras: Poor food choices, no lounge, no outside calling, very small rooms, no room service, less than attentive staff, windows don't open.
You may want to ask for a room that does not look out on the atrium. Guests in those rooms have to keep their room-darkening shades down or everyone getting off the elevator will look across at them lying on their bed.
Prós: wifi location and bed
Contras: disabled bathroom
Prós: Localização wifi e cama
Contras: Casa de banho com mobilidade condicionada
Prós: Location to International terminal
Clean and Modern
Prós: Short walk from International departures area. Can't beat the location! Quiet rooms, modern and clean.
Contras: The lighting was simply awful. There wasn't one area that was adequate. It was impossible to see to put makeup on. Besides that a bulb was burned out in one of the lights on the desk. This situation is totally unacceptable.
The drain was clogged so water flooded the floor. I had to use towels to mop it up.
Contras: That I called the day before and told them I could not make it and they gave no refund of any sort . Very disappointed in the feedback and lack,of customer focus . Will not stay at this group ever .
Prós: Ease of booking snd location. Friendly and helpful staff
Prós: Location tough to beat for overnight travellers. Shuttle drops you off and walk out the door and across street to international terminal. Popped downstairs to bat for quick bite, some of the food typical pub good but had the curry and must say it was outstanding (and I'm a foodie). Staff behind bar a little aloof but they did their job. I'm Canadian so maybe we are just a little more chatty lol. Anyways place was clean, bed was great and all in all great bang for the buck. Would definitely rebook if I was flying through Sydney again. Thumbs up.
Prós: We're on a 45 country round the world honeymoon. This hotel was country #35 and the beds were sublime... so much so that it's worth talking about here. One desk service young woman gave me a free candy bar to bring me back to life after 2 days of no sleep on airplanes and guess what... she created a loyal customer for life. We are from New York and we approve this hotel fr your sydney travel!
Prós: Location to the airport is excellent - you just walk across the street. Rooms are clean and quiet.
Contras: Location is very far away from where the action is, but it did not matter too much to us, since we were heading right out the next day. No one at the front desk could give us the correct information about what bus we should take, as the trains were down that day. We were told to take the "train bus" which no one had ever heard of. We waited 45 minutes for the bus that never came.
Prós: I felt like a king. Cared for in the large well-appointed rooms. Our dinner in the restaurant was outstanding. And at a discount because of membership in the GHA hotel group. The hotel could not have been closer to the international air terminal without being in the airport itself.
Prós: Easygoing and very comfortable.
Contras: Couldn't sleep longer had to catch a flight.
Prós: This is the most convenient hotel I have ever stayed at in my entire life. I took a train from Sydney, got out at the International Flights stop, went up the escalator, and walked across the street to my hotel. In the morning, I walked out of the hotel door, crossed the street and there was the United ticket counter. I could see it from my hotel window. Clean, comfortable, nice front desk staff, nice staff in the upstairs restaurant.
Contras: When I went to sit in the downstairs sportsbar, the bartender told me to just sit anywhere, but then no one ever came to help me (although the waiter was helping everyone else.) I don't know if this was a miscommunication or if they were understaffed, but I finally gave up and waited for the upstairs restaurant to open. This was a pretty minor problem, given how much I appreciated this hotel!
Prós: Everything. Coffee shop, sports bar and restaurant. Great staff. Quiet, safe and glory be - late checkout.
Prós: Really enjoyed my stay here. Impressive staff.
Really went out of their way to check me in early and effort was made for me with options.
Lovely modern spacious apartment. Nice facilities, comfy bed, tasteful furniture and beautiful views with large fully opening window. Excellent location.
Contras: Some apartments share a main entry before your private door, other apartment occupants can be slightly noisy entering and exiting this main door. But nothing too major.
Prós: I loved the extra space of having a living room to unwind in after a long day of sightseeing. The kitchen and dining table was a great option when we didn't have time for a cafe breakfast. I loved having a nespresso machine in the room with daily refills.
The room was clean and modern. Service was great. The location is hard to beat. Right in the middle of tons of coffee shops, restaurants, and shopping. Darling Harbor and Chinatown are just 4-5 minute walk. Town Hall subway station is just around the corner. Two grocery stores are very close by if you want to stock up on things.
The gym is great and quite extensive. There is a nice pool and sauna, although the hot tub was only like warm temperature.
Overall me and my two boys ( 9 and 11) had a great time fornthe week we were in Sydney.