The Sebel Residence Chatswood
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We booked directly with the hotel after reading great reviews on tripadvisor and checking out their website. We rented a car and it was a little diffuicult to find the hotel, but that may have been because it was dark, raining and we were driving on the wrong side of the road! :)
The hotel staff was very nice, although one girl gave us the wrong train station exit when we asked for directions. By the way, it's a 2 minute walk from the hotel to the train station. Literally around the corner.
The rooms were lovely, we stayed in the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. The living area was large and had a dining table, the kitchen was well-equipped and the fridge was a good size. The bedrooms were nice, I liked that they were far away from each other. Only one had a TV, but they were both well-sezed with closet space and plenty of room to walk around. We had 5 people, so our 5th person slept on the pull-out bed in the living room, she said it was very comfortable.
Internet access was offered in the room (for a fee) but it was kind of annoying because it was through a cable that plugged in behind the TV. So we had to pull a chair up next to the table the TV was on and sit there. As we were using Skype to talk to friends at home, there was no privacy.
We had a corner room, so we had double windows in our dining area, one of which was a sliding door through which I took the picture I uploaded here.
The hotel provides you with a small amount of laundry soap, dishwashing soap (there's a dishwasher), and plates, bowls, utensils, etc. They also replenish the toiletries everyday and they were nice quality.
The bathrooms were nicely sized. The bedroom with the TV had an attached bathroom and the the other bathroom was in the hall next to the other bedroom.
The hotel has a pool that we uysed each day we were there. It was heated and clean. However, the hot tub was NOT clean.
It's right across the street from a mall, a Target, a theatre, and lots of restaurants. There's actually a little shopping area right outside the door with banks and a promenade area where there was a music festival while we were there. This area seemed to be heavily trafficked by Asian people (not a problem, just an observation), but most of Sydney is like that.
The hotel provides menus for takeout in the room from a variety of restaurants - Indian, Italian, Thai, burgers, etc.
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... couldn't resist) as well as a few other things... We walked back to the apartment through the centre of Sydney, stopping for a tea and hot chocolate at KoKo Black, a handmade chocolate cafe. We used the jacuzzi on the 15th floor again, before trying to cook dinner - but our oven was sparking inside! After three phone calls and over an hour and a half of waiting we went out to dinner (in the pouring rain as the storm had come in again). ...
After receiving our tickets , we headed through a bit of museum/gallery of the bridge. It was a bit of a rest stop watching some bridge documentary, while we wait for our tour. Good to sit down. You can see they are making good money off this little tour of the bridge. There seemed to be a never ending supply of tourists wanting to climb the bridge in tour groups. Good on them though, we should show off this iconic bridge. Previously this never really bothered me to pay ...
... docks. After eating, we were on our way to see the annual "Vivid".
"Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music, and ideas." I would describe it has a huge festival of contemporary lights throughout the harbor and on surrounding buildings. There are interactive exhibits for kids, and music in certain areas. I would have loved to see ...
... Then Suzanne pointed out St Mary's Cathedral, the Domain and the huge public swimming pool. Another update - the first rally was anti-Muslimism and the second, anti-racism. Melbourne recently had a similar demonstration with violence but the police kept the Sydney one under control.
We entered the Australian Museum. By then we were a bit soppy because it had been raining the whole time. My knees were wet but ...
... could be longer if there is lots of traffic.
Q: Where do you stay in Barcelona? Is it far out of the city?
A: The place that you stay on concept in Barcelona is a hostel out near the airport, it is easy to get to by taxi, but it is far out of the city. It is a nice place but the area is a bit dodgy. Another place is a camp ground, also a bit far out of the city. They are both easy
to get to by taxi.