Meriton Serviced Apartments Pitt Street
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Well we decided to go on a girls trip to Sydney to see Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and to have another look around. Mum and I have been there before but this time it was a girls weekend and my aunty and cousin came.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Meriton Serviced Apartments Pitt Street Sydney
Great Accomodations in terrific location
We stayed here for three nights at the beginning of our Australia journey and it was a perfect choice. It is less a hotel than an apartment building so don't expect a luxurious lobby, but the apartments are spacious with a full kitchen and there are two bathrooms. The master bath was particularly nice with an oversized jacuzzi style tub and separate shower. The beds were very comfortable and the place was spotless. There are no views if you are expecting one (at least from our apartment), but we were looking for a clean, centrally located place to lay our heads at the end of a long day of sight seeing and this fit the bill.
What's more it was downtown within walking distance of many attractions. Very nice, especially for a family looking for a little room to spread out.
Stayed here for 3 nights in August taking advantage of the 'three nights for the price of two' offer. The apartments are spacious and clean and well equipped with cooking and washing facilities. Our apartment on the 21st floor had a terrible view of the office block next door only a few metres away. I would guess you would need to be on at least floor level 23 to have a decent view. The swimming pool on floor 13 was freezing cold. If you arrive early before the 2pm check-in time there is a secure room near reception where your bags can be stored. Good for the price and not too far from all the sights of Sydney.
Wonderful home away from home!
We are a family of 6 who made a 4 night and a 2 night stay in August. The 3 bedroom apartment cost less than 2 hotel rooms (our last stay was an even better deal). With 2 bathrooms, a comfortable living room, well-stocked kitchen, big dining table, cute balcony and superb views, it was a great place for us to recover from jet lag and explore the city. The staff was helpful. The Woolworth with groceries just around the corner and the train and monorail stations within a block, as well as Hyde Park close for running of the kid's steam made a huge difference in our experience of traveling halfway across the world with 4 kids under age 9. Thanks for the reviews which helped me choose to book this!
Almost perfect - great location
Five of us stayed in a two bedroom apartment on the 8th July for a few nights. The size and layout of the apartment was fabulous. We got a great deal - stay three nights pay for two. Location couldn't be better. It is a short walk to Central Station. The monorail station is on the next block. Close to Chinatown restaurants, Pitt Street Mall, $6 taxi to The Rocks. Only a couple of criticisms - the bed was rock-hard! I like a firm bed, but the one we had at the Rialto was ridiculous. It was like sleeping on a slab and you could feel the springs sticking up through it. After three nights I'm in need of some chiropractic work. There wasn't enough crockery or cutlery - they only provided a setting for four in an apartment for five. The lifts at around 10am are impossible. We waited for about fifteen minutes to catch a lift to the lobby. We would have walked down the stairs were it not for my elderly father and his heart. Tip: press the lift button for both directions - take a ride up so it's not full by the time it gets back down to your floor. On a more positive note - the showers were awesome, staff at the front desk were helpful and efficient and security excellent. I will definitely stay here again but may ask for a different room if I have the same hard bed!
Best place to stay with kids!
This place was awesome! Best place to stay with a family. We are a family of 5. Most hotels only hold 3 people per room. I could go on and on how great this place was...... We had a two bedroom apartment. The beds were all king size. They did not have cribs, but you can rent them from a local company that will deliver the crib to the hotel the day you arrive.
I was able to wash clothes every day if I wanted too. They supplied the soap everyday, or you can bring or buy your own. Having a kitchen was so nice. We did not have to eat out every meal! All the appliances looked new and worked great. There were two bathrooms. The main bathroom had just a shower and the master bath had a huge bath that fit two and a separate shower. There was also a cd/radio, TV and a DVD player in the living room.
The pool was a lap pool. There was also a big spa and sauna to go in. We did not use the game room or the computer room. So I can't comment on those.
Our view was great! There was two balcony's overlooking the city. We were on the 31st floor. We were center location to everything! The train was a block away. The monitorial was at the end of our block. We mostly walked everywhere. It took 10-15 min to walk to Daling Harbor where there is the Aquarium, Marine time Museum, restaurants, shopping, ferries and much more. 20 min to walk to the Opera house. The tower and lots of shopping is two blocks away.
The service was great! If I needed anything they would bring it up to the room. Maps, directions anything they would help out with no problem.
I will stay here again and again!
When we arrived the room we were given flooded after having a shower. A ring to reception resulted in us beening upgraded to the penthouse. Wow!!!! The place was fantastic the views of the city were incredible. I can not fault the place and so convenient for all the city sights.
We just spent 5 nights at the Meriton Rialto and really enjoyed the experience. I found it on Expedia and booked it as an air/room package deal ($US 2,200 from HNL to SYD for 2 adults), not entirely sure what it would be like. Walking over from Museum train stop, I thought maybe it was a mistake. The neighborhood is commercial/offices and the lobby is very unremarkable. We were, however, pleasantly surprised to receive an upgrade from a 1 bed to a 2bed/2bath Harbour View Room (#165) on the 49th floor. It was fabulous. Very clean, very spacious with high ceilings and full height sliding glass doors along the entire front side (North). While the complex was full during our stay, we never heard other guests and almost never saw any. Unlike other reviewers, our air conditioning worked great and was quiet. Housekeeping was great, we never saw or had to call them even though our schedule leaving the apartment each day varied. The beds were comfortable and the linens of decent quality. You could pay the same or more for a modest hotel room, but with a kitchen, living room, large bedroom, laundry in room, you have much more comfort and more options. There were two things that could have been better. 1) The sofa (which is a pullout) was not very comfy for lounging. 2) This (fairly) luxury apartment only had one television. Not that t.v is that important, but I found myself moving it from the bedroom to the living room each day, because at night I like to watch a little before sleeping, comfy from my bed. And in the day/evening it is more enjoyable to watch from the living room. We stocked our groceries from Woolworth's, located around the corner and open daily from 6am-midnight. Town Hall and Museum train stops are very close and it is an easy walk to Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, Chinatown. We enjoyed the apartment so much we never even went to the pool/gym/sauna. We didn't find the front desk staff very helpful, but they were certainly friendly and accommodating.
Great location, new apartments
If you can get a good deal on the internet then these apartments aren't bad.
They are very central. Minutes to all the shops. Moments away from the buses and monorail. Short walk to both darling harbour and circular quay.
The apartments are new with all mod cons. They are serviced everyday with 24h security and reception. All of whom were helpful.
The building also houses a swimming pool, gym, games room and internet suite.
You'll pay more for a hotel room with none of the convenience of the kitchen and laundry. There are other 4* apartment complexes in Sydney so take a look at them all. But it'll come down to price in the end.
Nothing really to complain about.
the location is CBD, so your view are of offices and shops but at the right price it makes sense as the location is handy for everything.
Agree with a previous review that the air conditoning isn't great.
It's not that noisy but it does take some time to cool the room down.
But we were there when it was 30 degrees and it was fine really.
Recommended if you like the idea of an apartment.
(woolworths supermarket is just down the road and open until midnight)
Very noisy air-conditioning!
We (a family of three adults) stayed for 5 days just after the new year (2005). We booked through Meriton's own web site. We would have give it a 5 star rating if not for the following..
1. Very noisy air-conditioning in our 1 bed room apartment. The background noise made it felt like we were sleeping in a Boeing 747 cabin! (all the other equipments are first class ie. dishwasher, washing machine.. the noisy but functioning air-conditioning was just bizzare!)
2. On their official website it says the studio apartment sleeps 1-3 adults. We ended up having to pay Aus $100/night for an upgrade to a 1 bedroom apartment as there's no sofa bed in the studio unit given to us.
So overall it was a very expensive and noisy experience. Otherwise everything else (eg. location, facilities.. ) was indeed quite excellent.
Great place to stay!
Stayed here one night in late Dec (wish i stayed longer!)- got a great deal just over $100 in a studio apartment on a last minute website. Studio Rooms are perfect for 2 people - very modern, great decor, comfy bed. Room was on the 24th floor - not a great view just of office buildings etc but i didnt mind. I believe the apartments are nearly new - probably just under a year old perhaps. I was looking around for other accommodation - ie Holiday Inn & Accor hotels - all just very basic hotel rooms for $180 plus and I am certainly pleased with this great deal I got for a studio apartment - pretty much brand new for much cheaper!
Location is great aswell - situated on Pitt Street - about a 15 - 20 min walk to circular quay - just had to walk all the way down Pitt Street to get there. Darling Harbour very close aswell. Lots of takeaway restaurants, Woolworths, pharmacy etc pretty much right outside the door. Have to mention Shakespeares Pies - around Circular Quay area - best pies around!
Overall, if you want a nice, clean, modern, large apartment to base yourself in Sydney I would definately suggest staying here. I know where i'll be staying when I come back to Sydney!