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So our first leg was from Brisbane to Sydney. Adele had never been to Sydney before so she was pretty excited. I had been a couple of times - but the last time was for 8 hours during the Sydney Olympics in 2000... as you can imagine there were A LOT of people around then!
Sydney has a reputation in Australia for being a bit wanky - much …
... look quite flustered, talking on his mobile as he ushered us to a "bus stop". This guy spoke very little English and for 45 mins was jabbering away on his phone and running around! Ok, so I had missed a night's sleep having travelled non stop from Wellinton to Auckland to Sydney and was a little keen to have some z time! Eventually the 14 seater minibus arrived and on we jumped handing our tickets to the non speaking English driver. Oh joy, only another ...
... the day chilling before grabbing a smoothie and a bus home to see some sights through Surrey Hills and centennial park. Stopped off at Sweethearts rooftop bar near our hostel for some happy hour drinks then home for another baked beans dinner - this time with jacket potato! We know how to mix things up. Had a relatively early nights as up at 6.30 the next day for our Blue mountains trek. Caught the train to Katoomba (just) and arrived at the Blue ...
... you want, stop where you want. Freedom.
I looked at her and tried to read what she was thinking. Nothing. I thought, maybe she thinks I want to be a bus driver, start a run, make my fortune.
What I said was, we can go touring.
Maree gave me a look. Maree has many looks and each one is different. The head tilted down the lips thinning. The eyes narrowing the nostrils flaring. The shoulders pulling back the chin protruding, and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAmora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Hotel room was comfortable, staff were friendly & helpful
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The Amora is a nice Hotel, the type of service you would expect. Not so keen on them taking a photocopy of your drivers license along with your credit card details..........they couldn't really explain the reasoning for that????
Rooms are big, beds are comfy, bathrooms spotless and new and you can walk to everything
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Historical Traveler Reviews Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Cool place, great people
We stayed five nights at the Rydges Jamison, and loved every second. The room was stylish, well equipped, very comfortable, with a nice city view. And the people, from check-in to check-out, were fantastic. We had a great, light meal in the Gallery cafe with one of the best waitpeople ever, were treated like royalty by everybody in the place. The concierge made a restaurant reservation for us at a great place on very short notice, and when we sat down, we were served a lovely appetizer "compliments of the Rydges Jamison."
Absolutely loved this hotel. Only one block away from a much higher priced alternative the Rydges Jamison was an excellent value, so close to the Rocks, the Circular Quay, perfect for morning walks and exploring the city by foot, we hardly used our rental car! The most amazing feature, however, was the bathroom. What a delight after a long day sightseeing to come "home" to that gigantic tub! The pool and sauna/steam room was also quite lovely. Would definitely stay here again and hope to very soon! Only minor issues would be the ongoing building construction next to the hotel and the somewhat comical attempts at concierge service -- helpful but not entirely "together" but again, you are in such a central location that its pretty hard to get lost or simply walk to the Opera House for tickets yourself!
I stayed at the Four Seasons (Regent) on my last visit to Sydney in 2001; however Sydney has become a very expensive city for US travelers since then. As I needed to save some money I choose the Rydges Jamison. The location of the Rydges is perfect, it's just a few short blocks away from the Four Seasons, the rocks and circular quay. The rates at this hotel are just incredible compared to other deluxe hotels in the vicinity. I was overall very happy with my stay here. The staff was helpful and friendly. I liked the design of rooms - nice soft goods and bathrooms and comfortable beds. The rooms have a lot of amenities including tea/coffee maker, cups, mugs, ironing boards, robes, and phone books. Every closet and drawer was filled with amenities and gadgets. This brings me to my only complaint with the hotel....there is no where to put your clothes (almost nowhere)! Clearly, this property was designed by a man. Overall, a very comfortable and convenient stay.
Great Hotel, Great Location
The nicest hotel I have ever stayed in.
Had 4 nights here in total on the way to/from New Zealand. Location is a great base from which to explore Sydney on foot. Was upgraded to a small suite which on return leg which was even nicer than the large room I got on the way out. Fittings and fixtures very well maintained and staff friendly. Would certainly stay here again.
I stayed at the Rydges Jamison in January 2005, and found it to be a very conveniently located, very comfortable hotel at a reasonable price (I paid about AU$180 per night for a standard room with a king size bed).
Good Hotel, Ideal Location
Stayed at the Rydges this weekend in one of the Jamison rooms at the top. Very impressed with the hotel in general, they seem to have sorted the problems out identified in previous reviews with keycards etc. Staff were very friendly and helpful, beds were very very comforable and well laid out, clean and quiet. Would definitly recommend getting a room higher up as there can be some traffic noise. Ideal location for most of the main locations in Sydney. Booked via watif. There is a building going up with a crane to the west of the building so best to avoid rooms on this side. Breakfast in the exec lounge is nice with the views, but can get short on food (and limited), and has one staff member serving, also drinks etc in evening. Worth the extra I would say.
This hotel is great. We stayed here for 5 nights in September 2004 and stayed in a standard kingsize room. The bed has to be the most comfortable hotel bed I've ever slept in, having a quality mattress and soft, fresh-scented bedding. I might even go as far as to say it was more comfortable than my own bed at home! The whole room was very stylish without being over-modern and all the usual amenities were there that you could need - safe, ironing board, hair dryer etc. The bathroom was superb too - large with separate shower and huge bathtub. In terms of noise, the room was extremely quiet, I never heard our neighbours once and the only noise to be heard was the (quiet) hum of the city from outside.
Loved the Le Meridien
Le Meridien hotel was excellent all around. Room was spacious enough with beautiful, modern decor, gigantic bathroom, great price for the room. The food in the bar was very good, and I was even served when the kitchen was closed, incredible service! Lunch in the dining room was delicious also. Hotel was very convenient to the Quay and downtown. I have stayed in much more expensive hotels, and this beats them.
Just off bustling George Street and mere minutes from Circular Quay and the attractive Rocks area, the Rydges Jamison Hotel (the former Sydney Meridien) certainly has bragging rights about its prime location. Once you're checked in, you'll be thrilled with your tastefully furnished, modern-looking quarters, especially your gorgeous bathroom. The top-of-the-line king mattress and the super-soft linens conspire to rank the Rydges Jamison among the most comfortable upscale crash pads I've visited; I enjoyed one solid night's sleep after another. There were also some thoughtful little touches that made for an altogether pleasant stay including an easy-to-operate room safe that's big enough for an oversized laptop computer, and dimmer switches for all the lights.Cleanliness was very good but not perfect the grout in my shower was suspiciously dark in a few places, and there was what looked to be a small burn stain on the carpet in the seating area.During my five-night stay, I encountered some other minor problems that perhaps warrant a little attention from Rydges' management. The pay-TV remote control has got to be among the worst-designed pieces of crapola in existence you could solve a Rubik's cube five times over before you figure out how to simply switch channels. Local calls ought to be free but are instead billed at an extortionate A$1.80, a blatant unkindness that never fails to raise my hackles wherever such a policy is in place (which is to say, pretty much everywhere these days). At the Rydges Jamison, taking the elevator is sometimes only marginally more attractive than walking up twenty or thirty flights of stairs. That's because the key-card slots in the elevators frequently misread inserted cards, then won't allow you to push the button of your floor (or any other guest floor, for that matter). Every day I witnessed people frantically trying to make the card work as the elevator was about to zip by their floor to the floors of luckier riders. One morning, even a hotel staff member riding up volunteered that the system's performance was typically "terrible." No argument here. At one point, the door connecting my suite to the one occupied by the stranger next door flew open without warning. Turns out a locksmith was putting in a new lock for whatever reason, and needed access to my side of the door.
This hotel was reasonably priced, but so luxurious! We had a wonderful room with very stylish decor overlooking the harbour, with a bathroom that I would love in my own home! The breakfast buffet was good, and the staff were always on hand if needed. I couldn't fault it! And we were a 10 minute walk from Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. What more could you want!