We booked online and this was our first trip to Sydney, so we didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. The hotel is in a great location with an easy walk to Darling Harbour, and also the Town Hall train station. The staff was friendly, and helped us get checked in early (our flight arrived at 7:00 am). Overall it was a great experience. The breakfast food was a little different than what we are used to in the States, but overall it was good and they had the option to have items cooked to order in the restaurant. We would recommend the Parkroyal.
Room with Darlington Harbour view and closeness to restaurants and activities. - extra 2% charge imposed on the bill when paying by credit cart. - traffic noise in the early morning at Room on the 5th floor facing the highway.
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I was very pleased with the Park Royal Darling Harbour. The room was clean and comfortable. The hotel staff was helpful and friendly. The location is excellent, a very short walk to Darling Harbour itself harbor and a walkable distance from many of the city's attractions, including Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House, the Botanical Gardens and the Rugby Stadium. It's also just three blocks from bus and rail transportation. The breakfast buffet was very good and based on the length of my stay, I even got free internet access. I would definitely stay there again.
My husband and I booked the Crowne Plaza in Darling Harbour for two nights. When we arrived after our evening flight from Tasmania the receptionist told us that they were overbooked and we don't have a room. That he proceeded to start searching for a room for us in other hotels. Eventually ( twenty-thirty minutes later) we were told that we can go to Rydges ( the night manager told us that is was a nice five star hotel and it was not!) and we had to switch hotels again next day. At least we got some taxi vouchers for all the hassle between the hotels. The night manager promised that we will be taken care of when we come back to Crowne Plaza the next day but I really did not notice anything different in the room than the any other Crowne Plaza room in any other city in any other country. The check out process was easy and seamless.
Room and Hotel were good, however the main view was to an overpass. The hotel does not have harbor views
We recently stayed at The Crowne Plaza in Sydney, Australia. We found it to be very clean and a great location for Darling Harbour. We usually ate at dining room for breakfast which served delicious fruits and a good variety of juices and pastries. The only problem we had was the rooms were cleaned slowly and we had to wait to see if ours had been cleaned yet. They said that they had been extremely busy. Otherwise it was a great place to stay!
This hotel is conveniently located near a lot of the tourist activities in Darling Harbour. Room was in good shape.
Excellent location in central business district directly across the street from Darling Harbor, but otherwise an average hotel in all respects. Rooms are clean but plain. Service is friendly. Health club is tiny, but has the basics. Price, relative to other hotels in this area is reasonable. This is a good hotel for any budget-minded traveler. It is conveniently located 3 blocks east of the Town Hall subway station which provides easy access around the city and to/from the airport.
location convenient--high quality bedding and bath
Close to main attractions. Staff very knowledgeable and polite. No microwave.
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. Shower in "shoebox" was a bit tight - lots of water on the floor afterwards. Shower in King room was fantastic.