Quay West Suites Sydney
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TravelPod Member ReviewsQuay West Suites Sydney
This hotel was not the best I have stayed in, but it was perfect for our family trip. On a weekend away, with very little time, I like to be in the heart of things and I like to stay in luxury. Quay West suites ticks these boxes - perfect location, apartments with kitchen, laundry and sofa bed and fully serviced with indoor pool.
The only gripe I had was that our bathroom smelt of stale smoke and when I complained we did not get moved, but rather they brought up a machine that didn't really help. For the cost of this place, I would have expected better, but then with kids, I think they are reluctant to move you and they may have been pretty full anyway. Our apartment was much smaller than my parents' which were both city view one bedroom apartments. As we had four people, I would have thought the hotel might put us in a bigger room, but my tip would be to ask for a larger room which looks onto the bridge highway/water.
Overall a satisfactory stay but missing the five star luxury of a Shangri la or Four Seasons!
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We were upgraded to a room with a view of the opera house and bridge so we spent a lot of our time trying to get the perfect shot. The servivce was excellent - had our car washed, organised a babysitter and they even posted us some washing which had been left in the drier. Highly recommended.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Quay West Suites Sydney
Great view, above the Rocks
This suite hotel is totally sweet. Granite countered kitchens with all the supplies you would need for a long stay if you wanted to prepare your own food. If not, the location is superb to find a diversified selection of wonderful restaurants. The hotel also offers a delicious breakfast which includes a wonderful selection of fresh pastry, fruit, and hot items like eggs and sausage. The living room offers the benifit of a pullout bed which does not break the back (it is actually comfortable), internet connections and a TV. The bedroom has a luxurious bed and another TV with excellent reading lights and plenty of closet space. The bathroom offers both a shower and a bath in a beautiful setting. The huge windows allow excellent views, yet feature luxurious, room darkening drapes. The washer and dryer next to the kitchen was also put to good use.
As a bonus, the hotel offers use of the most divine pool (see photo) which resembles a roman bath. It also has patios outside the pool area that have views of both the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House (see photo of view). Both of these destinations are a short walk away from the Quay West. The workout room also offers beautiful city views and an array of equipment that any enthusiast would enjoy.
If you are spending time in Sydney, the perfect location is the Rocks which really reveals the best of this fabulous city. You are right in the middle of everything you might desire and just a boat ride away from everything else. The dock is just about one block away from this hotel and you can't do better than that. I wish I could tell you the downside of this place, but I never discovered one. The service, accomodations and locations were all excellent and provided for a great vacation. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who enjoys luxurious accomodations and service.
My husband, two children, and I stayed at this wonderful hotel last summer. The Quay West had the distinction of more greatly exceeding my expectations than any other hotel than I have ever stayed in. Our suite had a Harbor View that was spectacular. The decor was very appealing and comfortable. There was a complete laundry room and well-equipped kitchen. Our kids loved the hotel pool. Staff was very helpful and accomodating. We didn't want to ever leave!
Best view in Sydney
After much consideration and advice from this site we decided to stay at the Quay West Suites and opted for a high room (21st floor) with views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House and wasn't dissapointed. Well worth the extra money as we spent so many hours on our balconies (you get two) that we found the view spellbinding. Well appointed rooms which include a fully fitted kitchen, dishwasher, cooker, microwave, fridge etc and also a washing room with washing machine & clothes drier. Our deal included breakfast which was just the job. The hotel is ideally situated sandwiched between the Shangri La and Four Seasons hotels on the Rocks area just a 2 minute walk from circular quay. In my opinion the hotel is better situated than its sister hotel Quay Grand and affords much better views of the harbour without the noise of the Quay.
Quay West Suites is in the best position to get the most out of Sydney. A stones throw from the Harbour ferries (the best way to get about). Buses, trains are also close at hand and a good car park is 'built in'. The accommodation is very comfortable and, if you can't stretch to a suite with a harbour view, visit the swimming pool at night and sit on the balcony!
Best place in Sydney!!
We found Quay West on the internet and one look at the pool and we knew that was were we were going to stay. Our room had views of the harbour bridge and if you can afford it, its worth the money to stay in the harbour suite. we stayed away from the room service and stuck to the spa which is definatly the go. the service was five star, the view, to die for. the best spot to stay in sydney, right on the rocks at circular Quay. fantastic!
I found this place on-line and was unsure what to expect as I'd never heard of this Australian Company- MIRVAC that owns and operates this property.
Quay West Suites is located directly between the Four Seasons and Shangri La Hotels in downtown Sydney and provides a 5 star experience. But, you don't feel like your in a hotel.
They have 24 hour room service, very competent concierge service, indoor pool, spa and sauna, and fantastic views.
The full kitchens come with granite countertops, glass cooktops, oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and sink. Our unit (807) was approximately 650 square feet with a full view of the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The bathrooms also have granite counters, marble floors and separate shower and bath. Our bedroom had a King-size bed, window with a view, television, closet and drawers. The living/dining room had a table with four chairs, desk w/chair, sofa, chair w/ottoman, TV/CD/VHS.
I checked several on-line sources and ultimately booked directly with the parent company at their website for an incredible rate of $235 Australian Dollars per night (approx $161 US). In any case, the room was easily worth double this amount.
We managed to see a few rooms on our floor (804, 805, and 806) that could easily be some of the best rooms in all Sydney as they feature a private balcony that looks directly to the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and across the Harbour. These rooms were significantly more expensive but feature 2 bedrooms and 2 baths so they're perfect if you're travelling with 2 couples or a family.
The concierge staff was friendly and knowledgeable and turned us on to great restaurants and a nearby supermarket. We walked 2 minutes to the Circular Quay train station and ferries. There are other train stops (Wynnard and Martin Place) about 5 minutes walk away. The Opera House and Bridge Climb are also just a few minutes walking distance.
The bed was very comfortable for sleeping with 100% cotton sheets, down comforter and curtains that make the room very dark for sleeping. The only complaint was that the living room furniture wasn't very cosy. Both the sofa and chair were a bit stiff. But this is a very minor complaint given the total experience.
We'll definitely try this place again or one of their other properties when visiting Australia.
Fantastic apartment to stay in!!
We arrived at Quay West at approximately 8 am and our one bedroom apartment was ready for us! The views of the bridge and the opera house from our 22nd floor apartment were spectacular as was the condo. We had a balcony off the living room and bedroom, a decent kitchen with coffee for breakfast!
Breakfast was also a treat and we could find nothing to find fault with. When in Sydney that is where we'll stay..
Great view of Harbor and Opera House
August 2003-My husband and I spent a week in a one bedroom suite overlooking the harbor. It comes with a laundry area and kitchen,internet access in the room and a 23rd floor pool. Concierge and staff were very friendly and accomodating. Highly recommend-close to everything-circular quay, ferries, etc.
Great location and rooms
My wife and I shared a two bedroom unit with another couple and found everything to be great. The location is the best in Sydney, near to everything and with an unsurpassed view of the bridge and opera house. When tired of touring we just sat in the livingroom and soaked up the beauty of the city. No need for a car with the great access to the train and ferry systems! Staff was always friendly and helpful!
Quay West is great
We stayed at a 2-bedroom suite at the Quay West Sydney in November. The rooms were very nice and the view was AMAZING. We had a clear view of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The location is great, within walking distance of Circular Quay and all the transportation. It doesn't feel like a hotel, since it's also partly a residential building. So, the lobby isn't packed with people night and day. I liked that. The indoor pool at the top of the hotel is really nice and had a great view of the city too. Our room had a full kitchen. I can't really find any fault with this place. Because of the favorable exchange rate of the U.S. dollar, we found this hotel very reasonable considering the location. We didn't eat in the restaurant so I can't review that.
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... there is a clock which hangs from the ceiling and on the hour it depicts different scenes from British history e.g Henry VIII & his 6 wives, but bizarrely centres on Charles I and shows his beheading (by puppets naturally!) Then we hopped on the ferry across to Manley and walked along the beach to Shelly Beach and when we arrived back to the Quay we decided as we had all enjoyed the day tour so much we did the evening ...