Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRadisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
Really excellent breakfast buffet - one of the best i've seen in quite a while and with Australia being fairly expensive, it's not bad to have an inclusive breakfast. Room is elegant and spacious although not overly large. Shower and bathtub which is always nice for those of us who prefer a shower. Staff is very friendly and helpful. And they provide umbrellas - a must when the weather is so chancy.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
This place is going downhill, rapidly
We stayed here two years ago for a special weekend, and it was fabulous - especially the great food. They got the wine and chocolates wrong in the room, but quickly corrected it.
We just had a one night there for another special occasion, and would never go back.
- The staff at reception and in the bar didn't seem to know what they were doing
- They mixed up the wine - again. We had requested champagne, we got red wine. How hard can this be? Twice in a row?
- the room we booked wasn't ready when we arrived (granted we were eventually upgraded)
- Bistro Fax was so noisy from plates banging and crashing etc throughout the entire dinner that you could hardly talk - food was not as good as before, and the service was abrupt.
- The glass shower door in the room was not fitted properly and would not open easily
- The TV seemed to be faulty, and took a lot of fiddling to actually get it working properly
- The bar staff tried to charge a round of drinks that I had already paid cash for to the room
- The buffet Breakfast was cold, and very overpriced ($64 dollars for two!)
Basically we spent $700 on one night when nothing went right - obviously our "special" stay was not special at all. I would not recommend this hotel, as its standards have clearly declined, mainly it seems due to the recruitment of staff who are not exactly competent or enthusiastic.
We Love the Radisson Plaza Sydney!
We stayed for 2 nights after our wedding. What a beautiful hotel, Fantastic restaurant, wonderful included full buffet breakfast. The rooms are large and the bathrooms open via a window overlooking the bedroom. We had a room with a balcony - small but also very cute over looking the city. The Hotel is in one of the best locations of the city and the historic building has been renovated to capture the wonderful modern architecture of the city.
'Top Find in a city full of hotels!'
I stayed here with my two daughters for one night only, but with my positive impressions of this great hotel we will be back for more nights on our next stay in Sydney. Upon arrival my reservation was not in order (this was not the hotel's fault at all), despite this, the reception staff were courteous, helpful, and accommodated us even though the hotel was fully booked. The decor in the rooms is retro and modern. The beautiful granite and marble bathrooms are spacious, roomy and nothing short of luxurious, including amenities, bathtowels and a glass 'window' to watch tv while in the bathtub..... even the hairdryer is similar to a professional one, and not the usual $2 piece of useless plastic which adorns a lot of hotel bathrooms walls!
The kingsize bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept in for a long time, and came with a variety of different shaped/sized pillows, which for me is the difference between a good nights sleep and a bad one!
All in all this hotel has everything..... wonderful, friendly, professional SERVICE, a great position just a minutes walk from the Pitt Street Mall, and rooms with modern, NEW amenities! In a city with so many 3, 4 and 5 star hotels to choose from, the Radisson Plaza Hotel, (in O'Connell Street,Sydney) is a great 'Find'.
Going back and back and back
Going to Sydney on business several time a year and always stay at the Radisson Plaza. Great design, great location and great staff. Not one complaint.
Close to the Opera House, Circular Quay, the Rocks and the shopping on Pitt street.
Even if in the city centre, you never ear anything from the street. Renovation has been very well done. The best Radisson I have stayed and will keep coming back...
I travelled with a group of twelve people and check in at the hotel was fast, easy and thorough. Our rooms were phenomenal; I wanted to bring the shower head home to the U.S.! In chatting with the concierge and bellmen, the hotel is a National Trust Building so some modernization to the outside is not possible, but they have made a truly beautiful hotel lobby and restaurant area inside. Access to shopping, gardens, Circular Quay, the Opera House and The Rocks area are an easy 5-minute walk. Several area cafes and bakeries offer less expensive meals and treats; a convenience store is across the street and a wonderful bookstore is next door! Although I always like to try and book a hotel that has a great view, I wouldn't hesitate to go back to this hotel because it has been such a pleasant first experience.
Stayed here late January. Excellent location with superb rooms and extremely efficient staff. I would certainly recommend a stay at this hotel.
Great location, quiet rooms
Decided to splurge for a weekend after working in Australia for a week, and chose the Raddison Plaza based on a last minute deal and the reviews on this site. Was everything everyone said; the bath set up is fantastic, watched telly while luxuriating and waiting for my partner to arrive from NZ.
Service was fantastic and discreet. As I was alone at check in I was only given one free drink voucher (my package included a free drink and breakfast for each guest) - when I enquired about a voucher for my partner it was prompty delivered to my room with no hassle.
The room was stunningly appointed, and they made sure that I had an external room with a view. The hotel was almost eerily quiet, I saw plenty of people around, but never heard anyone/thing when I was in my room - could not even hear the construction site over the road!!
And the hotel is very centrally located; it is positioned midway between the shopping precinct and the transport options of Circular Quay.
All in all an excellent hotel.
An excellent hotel, terrific rooms, position and cuisine.
We stayed at this hotel in February. The rooms (we changed from non smoker to smoker) were both excellent - superb bathrooms - ecellent water pressure/towels/bed linen/bed comfort etc. The staff were always helpful and pleasant, and the 2 dinners we had from room service were truly stunning - terrific menu, superbly cooked, served at the time we asked for. It made our holiday, and I thoroughly recommend this hotel, especially bearing in mind its excellent position - in the heart of the city, but quiet (good double glazing and air con) near the shopping district, the Rocks, and Circular Quay. We'd book in there again without hesitation.
Location, location, location....we bought travel passes but barely used them since you can walk to the harbour in 5 minutes from this hotel.
I would have to say that The Radisson is quite nice except we were given the smallest room in the entire place and you could not watch the TV unless you sat perpendicular to the bed....strangest configuration of any hotel room I have been in, so just watch out for room 1020. I looked on the back of the door hotel map and no other room is like this. Overall it was a clean and comfortable place to stay, the shower and tub were both spotless and very modern.
An undiscovered gem . . .
The Radisson Plaza is the hotel group's first 5-star property, and what a first-class job they have made of it. Located in a beautifully restored Victorian bank building in the centre of the city, the Radisson Plaza offers travellers (most ogf whom are likely to be business people) spacious rooms with high ceilings, furnished with elegant contemporary furniture in natural colours of cream, chocolate, plum and sand. The bathrooms are superb, and cunningly designed so that one can lie in the (big!) bath and watch the television in the bedroom. The service is impeccable, especially for Australia, where service usually suffers by comparison with Asian standards. The public areas are also decorated in contempory style, with some outstanding pieces of art displayed throughout the hotel. We did not use the main restaurant, but the bistro (for breakfast) is great -- an appestising buffet array of fresh, cold and hot foods, though the staff are inclined to hurry you out of the place so they can set up for lunch. The best thing about the place is that all this comes for a very reasonable price, hundreds of dollars less than some of the other "big" names nearby. We moved here from the InterContinental, which we thought was dreadful, and saved $100 a day! The Radisson Plaza won't offer you the views of the Park Hyatt, the Shangri-la or the Westin, but you could afford to take dozens of ferry trips to see the harbour with what you are saving. Warmly recommended!