Park Regis City Centre
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Historical Traveler Reviews Park Regis City Centre Sydney
Would not go here again.
We were with United Vacations and they picked this hotel. There was a big moth problem here (apparently all over Sydney) in Oct 2004 but we didn't find it in other hotels. The rooms are extremely small - this is an old, no frills hotel and I was with my wife. This is good if you are young and travelling with backpackers etc. but definitely not a place to go if you are on your honeymoon or are looking for a comfy and cosy place to stay. There are plenty of options (Hotel Ibis) @ this price range.
Not as bad as feared
Following earlier reviews of this hotel we were a little worried as to what we would fid, but we were pleasantly surprised.
Only 1 lift of the 2 for the hotel was working, and at checkin/checkout times it did get a little congested. Also it seemed to have a mind of it's own, and would only open the outside doors when it felt like it.
The rooms were very basic, and could have used a lick of paint, but they were clean and comfortable and that's all you really need when you're only using it as a base.
The staff were very friendly indeed and recommended sights, places to eat etc. Overall, we've stayed in better hotels, but with much worse service.
Will Stay Here Again!
We stayed here in September for five nights and had four rooms for a party of eight. We really enjoyed this hotel as a budget property. Yes, the rooms are a bit small but that bothered none of us as we spent little time in them. The shower-only bath was fine and water pressure was adequate for a good shower. I was concerned about earlier posts regarding the carpet and made sure I had brought slippers. No worries! The carpets were worn but clean in all the rooms we had. The bath towels were amazing, larger and fluffier than Hiltons I have stayed at. We did have a light that didn't work in our room, and the last night we were there another bulb went out that we couldn't get fixed until the next day. Directly across the street was a small convenience store with fresh fruit and two doors down from that was a McDonalds with a cafe for morning mochas. There was an ATM on each side of the hotel as you exited and up one block was a Kinkos for checking email ($6/hour). The front desk couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful with whatever we asked them. We had cars the last two days we were there, and parking was $10/day. The garage was a bit small, and parking was a bit tight but we managed just fine. As stated by others, the location is wonderful, and we were able to walk to many things we wanted to visit. All in all, for the money we paid, I would recommend this property.
good location right in the center of town, room was ok, bit shabby but we never spent much time in there only in the room to sleep and wash. i could laze around in a room anywhere in the world but i was not here for that. good location, clean but a little worn , it did well for my needs
More like an inn or motel
This hotel is situated in an excellent location, just across Town Hall train station. Very convenient, right in the CBD.
The hotel is rundown, with phones not working. The bathroom needs an extreme makeover, some of the chipboard was coming off the wall. The warm water would not work when you turn on the shower tap a little more than 15degree.
Its seem like a well-known fact that the lift (that serves from the basement to the 15th floor-closest to the reception) will always stop at the 10th floor. One of the guests I met in the lift called it the "phantom" floor. The lift will always open on the 10th floor even though no one is there.
The computers at the reception counter seems pretty much useless because the checkin and checkout process is still very much manual, paper-based. The receptionist has to run through a pile of travel vouchers to retrieve the travel voucher that you booked from the travel agent. Long process and took such a long time.
The reason I wouldn't rate this hotel as "Terrible" is because the housekeepers still do their job and try to keep the room clean and tidy. And also due to its excellent location.
In conclusion, I wouldn't recommend this hotel to any of my friends.
For the price I paid ($135 per night), I would rather top up maybe another $15 more to stay in a real hotel. Not value for money definitely. I wouldn't stay here again.
Only good thing I can say about this place is the location. Rooms look as though they have not been updated in 30 yrs. Phones did not work the entire time we were there. The rooms are small, traffic sounds were awful. I would never stay here again especially considering the price is not cheap either.
Wouldn't stay here again!
About the only good thing I can say about this hotel is that it is in a fabulous location! It badly needs rennovating i.e: carpet grotty, door looked like it had been kicked in at some stage. The phones in the rooms weren't working so had the added hassle of having to go down to reception every time I wanted to use the phone or to collect messages.
Lifts dodgy....not reliable. Housekeeping staff not attentive - would not replace cups and saucers - would give them a quick wipe and put them back. You could run your finger over the Television and windowsill and it would be black from dust! Good shower, but unsightly bathroom with chipboard coming off the walls! This hotel would be great if they just spent some money and fixed it up!
Great place to stay!
Great location!! Nice room, well-furnished.
Fabulous location, great hospitality.
A comfortable hotel in a fabulous location. Was able to walk virtually anyway. Helpful staff, rooms were standard, however comfortable. We found it was definitely good value for money. If you are looking for 5 star this is not the place, but if you want a comfortable, clean and friendly hotel at a good price this is the place.
Good location and price, bad room and service!
This hotel was not spectacular. If you are looking for a nice hotel, pretty rooms, friendly front desk staff, good view, quiet at night - this is NOT the place for you! The rooms were old and dirty, carpet was gross. Our room faced the main street and this city does not sleep - so the traffic, honking horns and people talking could be heard throughout the night. The front desk staff was not friendly or helpful to us. However - this was just a place to sleep for us! The room was big, plenty of space for everything, the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was adequate. As for the staff - if you can handle having to ask for your key and ignore the unpleasant demeanor then it's not that big of a deal. NOW - if you can get past all of this - then you will be happy to know that this hotel was in a GREAT location! And if that is what is most important to you - then this is a great place to stay (especially for the price). It was within walking distance to everywhere - and close to public transportation if you aren't up for walking.
TripAdvisor Reviews Park Regis City Centre Sydney
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