Mantra 2 Bond Street
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So I genuinely did write that first blog just for myself and close friends, but they liked it, so this one is just to check it wasn't beginners luck. If you like this as well I'll crack on and do a Dave (the TV channel, not my celibate friend), give you loads of the same thing, hoping you don't realise it's full of repetition and that I'm just in it for the money.
... que no deixen banyar, només fer surf. Manly és un dels llocs més bonics del món, per mi es clar. Ara que ja hem recuperat les nenes, ens entornem cap a Sydney en Ferry a l’hora que es pon el sol i veiem com els llums de l’Òpera House i del Harbour Bridge s’encenen. Fantàstic. .
El dilluns lloguem un cotxe i abans de marxar a Manly on ens estarem els propers dies, fem una caminadeta amb l’Ariana per Darling Harbour ...
... of dollars so this was a good compromise. The opera house was a little smaller than I had anticipated, and i also expected it to all be one building but it's actually a few really close together. All the pictures id seen hadn't shown this. Another great way to see the harbour is taking the ferry to Manly beach. You leave from right by the opera house through the harbour for 30minutes. This gives a great view of the city and is well worth it, plus we got to see manly too ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mantra 2 Bond Street Sydney
Compared to the last time I stayed at Bond Street in 2004, there was a huge improvement. This time the staff were friendly and helpful, making the effort to ensure I enjoyed my long stay in Sydney. Its good to see they now have Broadband in the apartments.
Overall, we would recommend this hotel, IF you are fortunate enough to be on a high floor. Although we asked for a high floor from the start (I'm a light sleeper and knew we were right in the middle of a large city), the only "available" room was on the 2nd floor right above the pub on George St. We had no idea what we had gotten in to, until we tried to get some sleep. Forget it. Felt like we were IN the pub. Even my wife, who can sleep anywhere, was furious. After trying to tolerate it, we finally complained to the front desk (we had pre-paid 4 nights, and knew we had to do something), and the crew on duty was very apologetic and helped us move up to the 12th floor in the middle of the night. It was such a relief, and except for a continuous smoke smell in the hallway, we very much enjoyed the rest of our stay, and the convenient location.
Good location but the downside was the noise. We were given a room that looked out to George Street and there as a lot of noise, from both the traffic and nearby pubs.
Service wasn't that great but it was tolerable. Requests have to be repeated before we got any response to and on a couple of occasions we were given wrong information (ferry times and store opening times) by concierge.
What surprised me most was that there was no business centre - so if you were on business and needed say a meeting room (other than your bedroom) or computer/printing facilities you will have nowhere to go? And I thought this place targets the business travellers?
At A$300+ a night for a two bedroom apartment, not sure if we will be rushing back...
Good service, great facilities, excellent location
I visited Sydney with my husband and inlaws and Saville Suites was a huge success and met all our needs. We could not check in until 12 noon and as our flight landed at 6 am we had a long wait but because of the excellent location on George Street of the apartments we walked 5 minutes down the road to Circular Quay and watched the sunrise over the Opera House and Sydney Bridge. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the apartments had everything we needed including a dishwasher, washing machine and tumbledryer! Just round the corner is a supermarket where you can get all the supplies you need - we only ate out one night and all the rest of our meals were made in the apartment. This was a great way of saving money and staying in top class accomodation.
Great room, poor service
This is a gorgeous hotel with huge, well appointed rooms. We stayed for a weekend in the city. Their weekend staff are lazy. They took so long to send our bags up that we went to reception - did they send them up? No! We were made to carry them up to the room ourselves! Hmf!
The free bottle of wine never arrived, we asked reception and the same slack receptionist still didn't bring it up. On the last day we told a different receptionist how we didn't get the wine and she sent the slack receptionist to give it to us - she was quite disgrunted and rude about this.
Great Apartments. Have everything needed for an extended stay. Brought my 2 kids and found it child friendly. Staff were very helpful. 5 minutes walk to Sights, Shops, Trains, Ferries.
Well appointed CBD hotel
Saville 2 Bond Street is a well appointed hotel in the Sydney CBD, located on the corner of George and Bond streets Sydney it is close to the CBD, Harbour/Rocks area, Darling Harbour and other various landmarks. Facilities are also very impressive with full gym area, pool, spa, BBQ area and viewing deck. The hotel offers one and two bedroom apartments and one and three bedroom penthouses. Rooms are spacious and are very well furnished. Service also at this hotel is exceptional. A great stay all round!
Great - but eat out
The rooms are excellent, with plenty of space. The kitchen is complete enough to permit real cooking. There are washing machine and dryers as well, so it's ideal for keeping down the cost of a longer stay.
However, the downstairs cafe is limited and prone to taking ages and running out of food. On the two occasions I tried to use the alternative, an external ordering service recommended by the hotel, the waiting time was so great that I cancelled my order and went out.
Good location, excellent fittings
A location right in the heart of Sydney. Suites are very well appointed. Young and keen staff. Mainly a 'business' hotel. Reduced food and room services at weekends not disclosed when booking. A bit expensive but very comfortable. Housekeeping was disorganised when I was there (May 2003).
Loved the space and comfort
Spacious Apartments,centrally located 5 mins walk to Circular Quay,Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and in the heart of major business area. Very well appointed, quality facilities with large bathrooms,balconies and overall feeling of space. Excellent value for money,albeit not cheap.Great base for extended stays or just single nights. Has a minimum 4 day stay during some busy periods eg New Year