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Review of Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney

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Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney
Ranked #14 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
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Sliema, Malta
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125 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Simply superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

We stayed at this hotel for five nights and found our entire stay to be just superb. Prior to making our reservation I read previous reviews. I now know that previous comments of poor & terrible are pure nonsense. This hotel is beautifully furnished in every public area and the bedrooms/bathrooms are gorgeous. The large bar even has silk lined walls! All of the staff were most helpful and courteous. It seems to me that some people do not appreciate quality when they see it.

  • 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, 6 March 2012
Dear Valued Guests

Sir Stamford really appreciates your review, after a 5 night stay and with such travel experience it's good to know that we maintained our standards and delighted you.

You do have an eye for detail with your observation of the silvery blue/grey silk wall fabric in The Bar. The silk walls in The Lobby and Elizabeth rooms have just be replaced / restored by an authentic craftsman we had to fly into Sydney. Having so many antiques and fine art around the hotel does require constant care and our maintenance team are proud of the preventative programme we operate.

Choosing a hotel is often very difficult from the otherside of the world and we do appreciate that guest photos and reviews such as yours definitely help to discover the smaller more personal hotels that would not have the opportunity to thrive without the benefits of the internet.

Thank you again
Heather Idoine
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

The PERFECT LOCATION FOR Circular Quay. BEAUTIFUL facility with helpful, friendly staff. We are so very happy we stayed here. I will now be looking for Stamford Hotel where ever we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Debbie in Louisville Kentucky, USA

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dfh679
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SSCQManager, General Manager at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, 9 March 2012
Dear Valued Kentucky Guests

Thank you so much, we appreciate your very high praise. Sir Stamford at Circular Quay is a unique property in a perfect location that is ideal for visitors to Sydney. However the hotel has a very lovely mix of locals, interstate visitors and international guests - it's large enough (105 rooms) to provide interesting spaces yet small enough to feel personal.

With 4 gorgeous meeting spaces we also have small incentive groups from all over the world and every week a wedding or two - this mix of business gives the hotel a broad variety of interesting guests, Watchihg elegant Sydneysiders sip High Tea in the historic Bar or Lobby is almost an attraction in itself.

We look forward to your return
Heather idoine
Generla Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Our twin bedded room was on the 6th floor and had a "french" balcony looking toward the harbor. (see photo) We had a partial bridge view. The french windows opened. The room was spacious, air conditioning worked well and the room was beautifully appointed. The bathroom was very spacious too and had a tub shower. Bathrobes were provided without our asking. I appreciated that there was ample counter space for all the medications and toiletries seniors may bring with them!
The hotel wifi was problematic and unreliable even in the lobby. It didn't work in our room. The room's hard wire computer connection was the old fashioned Ethernet type and wouldn't work with our modern laptop.
Hotel staff service was excellent everywhere and there was no charge for printing boarding passes in the business center. The computer in the business center was free - very nice! The concierge desk could become busy at the usual times, morning and evening; and sometimes it seemed slightly understaffed.
Breakfast was wonderful in the hotel. I couldn't have asked for a nicer experience or better hotel location prior to sailing. We could walk to the ship had it not been for all our luggage.

Room Tip: Ask for a harbor view room on a high floor.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Thank BillyTraveler
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SSCQManager, General Manager at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, 25 April 2012
Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for your tip - to ask for a hgh harbour view room if visiting Sydney for the first time.

Our business centre use has changed over the past few years as it's now mainly used for both leisure and business guests wanting to print out emails or boarding passes - and yes we don't charge for the paper. And Yes the internet is free in the business centre and lobby.

Hope your cruise was as good as your stay with us.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

My husband and I had two nights here in room 816 with the intention of winding down after a busy month. We had the best sleep we have had in years. That may have been partly due to having no cats climbing over us but I think it was more to do with the beautiful, cloud-like bed, luxurious pillows and the quietness of the room. There is something about the Sir Stamford - I imagine it is the age of the building and the quality of the unpretentious service - we both felt so contented and relaxed.

We ordered room service because we were too tired to go out. i did not have very high expectations - our experience of room service meals is that they are rarely something to write home about. We noticed that, as well as the usual fare they had a Singaporean menu so we thought we would give that a try - again, not usually a big fan but we had recently queued for nearly an hour outside Mamak to try their famous roti's and were interested to compare. All I can say is, from the moment I tasted the the roti dipped in lamb curry my eyes widened with surprise and we just kept saying "Wow" over and over. We also ordered curry puffs and satay sticks. All of it delicious - flaky, buttery rotis and fragrant, juicy curry. Apparently the Wonton Soup is also amazing but we will have to keep that for next time.

Other comments - our room felt spacious with King bed, desk, couch and armchair, also a Juliet Balcony so you can have fresh air. Service very prompt, understated and friendly. Very close to Opera House. Bit of a walk to the shopping district and there didn't seem to be many cafe's close by. Room service was reasonably priced. Room very clean and cosy. Spacious marble bathroom. Value wise, it was a bit of a special treat for us but one that we will repeat given the experience.

Room Tip: Room 816 was perfect for two.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Katemx
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SSCQManager, General Manager at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, 9 March 2012
Dear Valued Guests

We are very pleased that Sir Stamford provided a restful retreat from your moggies and hard work - We agree the building itself has residual memory from lots of happy guests - some do say that architecture has a memory and the feelings that you experienced are often shared by others on check out. Our 1897 heritage buidling has a colourful history as one of the worlds first public Health Department Buildings and the fabulous colection of fine art from around the world, which includes persian rugs, staffordshire ceramics, and French marble urns each has a story to tell. This collection wihich is throughout the hotel provides the DNA that gives the hotel its very individual atmosphere and charm. We are delighted you loved it so much.

Our Singaporean Menu is one of the hotels' and indeed the Stamford Hotels and Resorts special menu features. It is on both The Bar menu and our Room Service menus. Thank you for your high praise, we do agree that for room service it is a very good option for a pre-show snack or indeed a full in room dinner, if you just want to stay tucked away from the world for a quiet restorative weekend.


Kind regards
Heather Idoine
General Manager
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Perfect location, clean, large rooms, not exagerated expencive.
We got the upgrade for 90 aud a night in one suite but that one not deserved because also a stardard room is really nice.
The breakfast is generous.
The consiergery friendly.
Beds really confortable.
Bathroom big
The location is only 5 min walk to the Opera House, close to the botanic garden and Sydney museum

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SSCQManager, General Manager at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, 4 March 2012
Dear Valued Guests

Thank you for taking the time to review our lovely hotel. Many guests feel the same way about our standard rooms - they enjoy the space and style and don't see the need to upgrade to the suites.

The suites have a separate lounge area and are very sought after for guests who have a larger family group in the hotel, a busines meeting or indeed guests who stay at the hotel for a longer period - weeks and sometimes months. The lusury of having the extra space is what they are after.

Thank you for choosing our hotel we value your custom.

Heather Idoine
General Manager
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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 (Based on Average Rates): €€
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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