Quay Grand Suites Sydney
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Well, today marks the end of another frantic yet wonderful holiday (sigh). Although we always have a wonderful time, it still gives us a sense of relief to return home and see the dog (and I used to think dog people were nuts).
This morning we woke at another atrocious hour to catch our airport transfer back to Honolulu airport. Ted freaked out when, already three hours ...
... some groceries. The next day we put our CVs around town and booked ourselves on a reef trip. Our reef trip was incredible. Aprox 2hrs out to the outer reefs, two stops for snorkelling with incredible coral and amazing fish, both places totally different and super beautiful. Hundreds of fish everywhere! We saw a minky whale and her baby and a turtle. That evening we joined in with pizza night at our hostel. Got talking to a lovely sweet American girl from Utah ...
We then headed to Sydney where Sarah played tour guide. We made multiple visits to the Sydney Opera House so I could see it by day and night and Sarah planned a great tour of the local nightlife. We ran the 14k city to surf race on Sunday starting in downtown Sydney and ending in Bondi Beach for picnicing and relaxing in the sun. We finished the trip off with a breathtaking hike along the coastal walk on ...
... all those years ago when I enrolled, it had sounded like a good idea! I'm glad I toughest it out over the last 6 months because now its done and nobody can ever convince me to study again!
I also managed to complete my ultimate challenge of running 12 marathons in 12 months by finishing the Gold Coast Marathon on 7th July. It was an incredible feeling to know that I have the determination to ...
... for at least an hour before I finally fell asleep. By the time it was morning, I was achy all over and my head felt like it might explode – not fun! Juan, after originally asking me if I was hungover, took pity on me (probably after having seen me on the sofa all day looking like ****) and bought me a KinderBueno to try and cheer me up :) That evening was Gabriel’s last in Australia, (before travelling then heading back to Brazil) so he kindly cooked ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Quay Grand Suites Sydney
Had a three night stay in a two bedroom harbour view apartment. The view was breath taking. The rooms weren't bad either. Room service was excellent and great value for money.
The only slight draw back is that the harbour is a buzzing area so expect some noise from bars. Even so I would still stay there again.
There are many nice things to say about this hotel. The view from the harbor view apartments is stunning. The staff and restaurant are both quite pleasant. There is space for families, especially in the two bedroom apartments. The kitchen appears to be quite nice.
A home away from home!
Stayed at Quay Grand in sydney June 2005 in the Garden room. The apartment room have everything from two TV's to a full kitchen and a lush spa! Apartment was spotless and very comfy. I would definatley recommend staying in the water view room as the garden view room did not really look oevr a nice garden. It also proved very frustrating knowing you had one of the worlds most beautiful harbours and couldn't admire it when you wanted to.
Definately would stay again.
We have stayed 3 times at this hotel - our only complaint is that it gets booked up particularly at peak times. We have stayed on the front - breathtaking and on the back still atmospheric. There is no greater location on the planet!!!!!
Sydney Harbour balcony view
We stayed here for our wedding night and we had the best view while eating breakfast from our balcony...what else but the Sydney Harbour Bridge, right next to Circular Quay.
I greatly recommend it to anyone!
Fabulous location and facilities
Stayed for 4 nights here and it is the most stunning location for a hotel - very accomodating with the kids too. Staff very friendly and great to have a kitchen with everything! would stay again if someone else is paying!
Perfect spot for 1st time Sydney visitors from anywhere
I always go back
I used to be a frequent guest at sister property Quay West till Quay Grand opened. The name is pretentious but everything else is perfect, and I haven't stopped going back. Being accustomed to the views of the harbor and the bridge these days I tend to stay in the garden view rooms as Macquary Street is much quieter than Quay East, and the apartments on that side are $100 cheaper too. If the apartments were just a touch bigger I could stay forever. My wife feels remorse everytime she thinks how we toyed with buying one of the apartments when they were launched!
Our family of four (two adults, one 5 year old and one 10) stayed at the Quay Grand for seven nights in August and were extremely happy with the choice. We had a one bedroom suite overlooking the Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge. Our children slept on a queen-size sofa sleeper in the living area. A full kitchen (necessary cooking utensils, appliances and dinnerware included) and dining table allowed us to dine in, especially for breakfast and a few dinners. Room service is available all day off of a limited but tasty menu. Although we were directly over the hustle and bustle of the main harbor, the room was surprisingly quiet. A balcony with two chairs and a table make for an enjoyable perch in warmer weather for watching the constant parade of ship traffic below and sunsets over the Bridge. The location is terrific with immediate access to the great public transportation options (subway, buses and ferries) that allow one to visit most parts of the city. The botanical gardens are directly across the street on the other side of the hotel and the Opera House is a five minute stroll along the arcaded edge of the harbor. The financial center and main shopping district are an easy uphill stroll (fifteen minutes), too.
Best hotel in the World!!
Must stress that I didn't pay to stay here (company paid for it!!) as there's no way I could afford it! It's the best place I've ever stayed, the views of the harbour from the rooms are amazing. Was lucky enough to be here for 2 weeks and it felt like my home. If you get the chance, stay here!!
Excellent location. Beautiful five star property.
This is a top choice in Sydney.