Meriton Serviced Apartments Kent Street
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMeriton Serviced Apartments Kent Street Sydney
When we checked in to the Meriton on Kent Street, in Sydney, we were shown a very courteous reception at the front desk by Tyson, and when I checked our room and found it was not what we requested and paid for months in advance, Tyson soon remedied the problem and we were extremely happy with our new suite on the 54th floor, No 5403A , that looked directly down over Darling Harbour. All the staff, many of whom we had dealings with, including Francis, who helped us with arranging our pick up for the Airport for our return flight to Vancouver, made us feel right at home. The Suite was well-appointed with all the mod coms, and the maid service was efficient and all of them were very warm and polite. All in all, we would be very happy to recommend the Meriton to anybody, who appreciates a welcoming atmosphere, a great staff, and a comfortable central location in a great City.
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From the 54th floor!
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Nice apartments right in the CBD. If you want to live with all amenities like washing machine, dryer, dishwasher and so on this is the place. Nearest public transport is towns hall or museum, both are reachable by direct line from the airport in about 25minutes.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Meriton Serviced Apartments Kent Street Sydney
Quite a nice hotel
Hotel is nice, in a great location for seeing what Sydney has to offer. It is still under construction, which is okay except for the fact that only 2 lifts work at any one time and this makes it difficult to move between floors, especially during checkout at 10am.
The apartments are comfortable, clean and well turned out. However, for a 5 star (self rated) hotel, I felt it was lacking in the little things that you'd expect from a 5star hotel. For example, there was no mini bar and it had no "complimentary" things except for tea and coffee and the rooms lacked ducted air cond, only having wall mounted air cond's in each room.
The rooms are very quiet, despite the location. However, open the sliding door onto the balcony or the windows in the bedroom and you're blasted away with traffic noise, music from clubs etc etc. Subsequently the rooms at night are very stuffy.
Overall not a bad stay, but in my opinion, if you're expecting a high quality 5 star hotel with all that goes along with it, stay somewhere else. However, if you're happy with a nice room in a nice hotel, then this is the place for you.
Great Location...but a few hiccups.
Stayed here Feb 23-26 2007 as it worked out cheaper than a hotel, plus was limited in choices as to where to stay due to a trade fair on the same weekend.
Room was on the small size but good otherwise and clean.
Just a few complaints: exhaust fan in the bathroom didn't work, shower head too high and the windows still had safety film residue.
The biggest concern was that late one evening, we had someone attempt to enter our room. Apparently the front desk entered the wrong room on the guests keycard, thus the guest had access to our room. Security was advised of this and front desk notified by ourselves the following morning. We informed them that we were not very pleased. After we returned our rental car the next morning, we went back to our room to back before checking out but we couldn't get back into our room. We suspect that we were blocked due to the security breach. Luckily a cleaner was on hand to open our door. Again we advised front desk of this incident.
I do recommend staying here, being that its central to Darling Harbour and Chinatown, but I myself won't be due to these incidents.
First Class on a budget
After reading the reviews on Travel Advisor I changed my original plans to stay at these apartments. Even with my high expectations I wasn't disappointed with the room or service.
I booked an express studio apartment through wotif.com for the special opening rates and stayed for one night. Our room was ready at 11am even though the check in time was 2pm and the reception staff were extremely helpful for any queries we had.
The room itself spotless, the bed was massive, the bathroom though not big had a large shower and there was plenty room to move. The kitchen had much more equipment than I expected and if you wanted to cook your meals there was a stove and microwave as well as a large selection of cooking and serving utensils. There was also a dishwasher and washing machine which would be great for long stays.
The only negative was that to call the apartments room service (which is two local cafes) the call cost $1 which seemed quite expensive considering that it is that their room service and it was only a local call. One other thing was that when you leave you need to clean all the dishes or you could be left with a $100 bill.
Over all there I would definetly recommend that people stay there especially for families and people who would like to cook there own meals.
Still not finished!
I stayed at the Meriton on Kent St for 2 nights on a business trip. Normally I stay at the Meriton World Tower but they did not have any 1br apartments available and I was offered this as an alternative. After staying at the Kent St, I would say that the World Tower is definately better, and next time will try both the World Tower and Pitt St locations before booking into this one.
My room was on level 16 which is the first level of apartments. I could hear quite a lot of noise from George Street as well, but luckily it didn't keep me up.
The room was large enough for me, so no complaints there. The couch was comfy, the TV big enough and the shower was nice.
The room, was however directly opposite the garbage disposal room on the floor which had a revolting small about it so I limited the number of times I came and went from the room. You could also smell it a bit in my apartment (in the kitchen) so I stayed away from the door when in the apartment.
I was surprised that the building is still not finished since it opened back in November. My windows still had the builders markings and tape on them and were quite filthy. Also there was a lot of builders debris outside my room, and whilst I didn't see any builders, there was a warning sign to say that you should keep the curtains closed when getting changed etc in case the workmen happened to look in ?!?
We parked beneath the building in the carpark for a fee of $25 per night, which, once you get past the doorman (who normally didn't speak very good english) by explaining that you're staying in the apartments, is quite difficult to negotiate and we were lucky to escape without several accidents.
There is a supermarket a short walk away in the World Tower complex, which was handy for those late night snacks and breakfast supplies ... however not as handy as when I stayed in World Tower.
Overall, it was a nice enough hotel for a 2 night visit, but if I had stayed any longer and I would have either asked for a different room or moved to a different hotel due to the smell of the garbage disposal, the close proximity of the room to George Street noise and the builders debris directly outside my room.
Great Apartment - Great Location
Booked a one bedroom apartment at the new Meriton Kent Street on a special offer and was upgraded to a two bedroom on Check-in. We were informed of the $100 charge for lost key cards. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Apartment was on level 25 which translates to 15th floor as for some strange reason reception on the group floor is 10th floor!
Apartment was very well presented with everything you would need for an extended stay. Two very comfortable king size bedrooms with good quality bedding and pillows - one ensuite and another main bathroom. Fully equiped kitchen with good quality appliances including dishwasher. In the hall was a laundry room with washer and dryer. The lounge was large with sofa bed and armchairs, dining table and TV with foxtel this led onto the large furnished balcony.
The building was still in the final stages of construction but this did not impinge on our stay. The indoor pool area was almost finished with the very nice pool being open but other areas were still being fitted out. While building work continues guests could also use the facilitites of the Meriton World Tower across the road.
All in all a very good stay and I would have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation.
Super Apartment - Super Lage
Wir buchten mit einem Sonderangebot ein Apartment mit einem Schlafzimmer im neuen Meriton Kent St. und wurden beim Check-in in ein Apartment mit zwei Schlafzimmern hochgestuft. Man informierte uns, dass wir für eine verlorene Schlüsselkarte $100 (€60) zahlen müssten. Das Personal war sehr freundlich und effizient. Unser Apartment lag auf der 25. Ebene, wobei es sich dabei eigentlich um die 15. Etage handelt, weil die Rezeption im Erdgeschoss aus irgendeinem seltsamen Grund auf der 10. Ebene ist!
Unser Apartment war sehr gut dargestellt und mit allem ausgestattet, was man für einen längeren Aufenthalt benötigt. Zwei sehr bequeme große Doppelbetten mit hochwertiger Bettwäsche und Kissen - eines mit Badezimmer und es gab noch ein weiteres Bad. Eine voll ausgestattete Küche mit hochwertigen Geräten, unter anderem einer Spülmaschine. Auf dem Gang war eine Waschküche mit Waschmaschine und Trockner.
Das Wohnzimmer war groß und mit einem Sofabett und Sesseln, einem Esstisch, einem Fernseher mit Bezahlfernsehen und einem großen möblierten Balkon ausgestattet.
Das Gebäude war immer noch in der letzten Bauphase, was unseren Aufenthalt aber nicht beeinträchtigt hat. Das Hallenschwimmbad war fast fertig und der sehr schöne Pool war schon offen, aber in anderen Bereichen wurden noch gearbeitet. Während die Arbeiten noch laufen, können die Gäste auch die Anlagen des Meriton World Tower auf der anderen Straßenseite nutzen.
Insgesamt ein sehr guter Aufenthalt. Ich würde nicht zögern, diese Unterkunft weiterzuempfehlen.
Watch out for the sting
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in Nov 06. It is a recently opened apartment hotel in the Spanish Quarter of the Sydney CBD, very close to Darling Harbour and China Town; a few minutes walk to Town Hall train station, the QVB and CBD shops; about 15 minutes walk to Circular Quay and The Rocks.
All up a great location. Unfortunately the room we stayed in had an air conditioner that only heated, a dishwasher that made all the right sounds but did not actually wash the dishes (no water) and the shower recess was poorly finished and leaked. There was a threatneing note in the in-room info that dishes left unwashed at the end of the stay would incur a $100 (!) cleaning fee. When we went to check out we had misplaced one of the little e-cards that hotels give you to access the rooms. The hotel wanted to charge us $100 for the replacement of the card - they said that it was a "security" card and that it was the replacement cost (just like it would cost $100 to wash a few dishes?). We were lucky that I thought I may have dropped it in a shop and, fortunately, they had found and kept it.
If the card is indeed worth $100, and given that other hotels really don't care if you return an e-card or not, the hotel should have drawn our attention to this on check in. Frankly I was very disappointed and as there are many other fabulous places to stay in Sydney, I won't be going here again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Perfect stay for families
We spent 2 weeks in the new Meriton on Kent street. We are a young family of 2 parents and 1 15 months toddler. Our needs are basically not to be spending our time in public transport, and to avoid restaurants with the little noisy one. We then chose a serviced apartment and found the new Meriton special rates given it's not completely built. The location is perfect - one block away from everything (Town Hall, Hyde Park, Chinatown and Pitt market, Darling Harbour all just one block away). It's just on the corner with the World Square shopping center where Coles and other food markets can be easily found (for nappies and baby food - there is even a kindergarden with accepts one-day visitors if there are available seats), together with a large number of small and large take aways. The room was great, with a nice balcony - although we were on 10th floor (labelled "20") with street view -, a separate bedroom, bathroom, cleaning machines, and a living room with open kitchen. The furniture was perfect, most of it brand new. Many kitchen tools still had the price sticker on them. We prepared food for us and the baby almost every evening.
A couple of things to improve:
1. The only major regret was the lack of wireless (and free) internet connection, we had to use the Starbucks nearby.
2. The elevators can be slow at peak time.
3. spa, gym etc non existing yet but will certainly be as nice as the rest.
PERFECT location for exploring Sydney
We stayed at the newly opened Meriton on Kent last week for 5 nights.
Firstly the location is superb, everything was within walking distance: Darling Harbour; The Rocks; Oxford Street; city malls including QVB which was 5 mins away. Town Hall station - one of the main transfer stations for the rail network - was at the end of the block - how convenient!
Meriton Kent St is in the heart of the Spanish district, so you've got lots of lovely tapas bars on your doorstep.
The reception staff were friendly and obliging, 10 out of 10.
We had a spacious studio apartment that was very well appointed. Although we were on the 23rd floor, unfortunately the veiw from our (large) deck was of the back of other buildings.... another couple of floors up and we would've been able to see for miles. The kitchen was a little lacking when it came to utensils, this would have been more of an issue had we wanted to prepare anything other than breakfast.
The decor was lovely: modern and light.
Just along the street was a fabulous coffee shop (Bar Adyan??) that made perfect coffee & hot chocolate, and their toasted banana bread was to die for! We went there three times while staying at the Meriton, and on the third and final visit, the barista had already memorised our order - we felt like locals!!
Although the gym wasn't yet open, we were able to use the facilities at the Meriton World Tower, located a couple of minutes walk around the corner. The gym was on the 61st floor and looked right out to the Eastern beaches, the perfect distraction when working up a sweat.
All in all our stay was excellent, we would return to the Meriton Kent Street again because of the location, the general look and feel of the apartment, and the fact that once the gym and pool are open it'll cater for ALL our needs. Would highly reccommend.
Brand new! A little too new.
We stayed at the newly opened Meriton on Kent st in sydney for three nights in early October. Upon booking we were informed that the hotel was not yet complete hence the cheaper rates ($140 for a huge two bedroom two bathroom apartment).
Upon check in the staff were very friendly and helpful but we were surprised to find a workman in out room fixing some electrical equipment when we entered. That was really the only glitch.
The apartment was beautiful and very large with a huge kitchen tv etc. The location was great too, only 5 minutes from the pitt st mall and the darling harbour. The only other minor fault was that the keycards used for entry were very tempermental as everything was so new and perhaps not tested out completely. All in all a fantastic place even though we will definantly stay in darling harbour next time as it is a lot more relaxed and quite than the inner city.