The Sebel Residence Chatswood
Travel Blogs from Chatswood
Today was the bridge climb! We asked at the hotel desk which stop we needed on the train, but the girls there wasn't very helpful, so we had to ask at the station. The woman there told us where to exit and said from there it was a 4 or 5 minute walk. Well, once we got off, it wasn't immediately apparent as she said and we kind of wandered. Then, …
I am writing this incredibly after the fact, so unfortunately, I don't remember all of the details. However, I do know that I woke up early and watched the sunrise from our balcony. I was ablt to chat with Adam a little bit online before he went to lunch and during. This was a very lowkey day, Mom went out early to change some money and then went …
On Tuesday, I woke up at 4am or so. I migrated into the living room and hung out with Mom for a while, Tricia joined us later. Mom made me breakfast and I finished a letter to Adam and we watched an old black and white movie. At some point, everyone else wandered in and joined us, and I crawled back into bed to nap, waking up around 8:40. Then, we …
Today, we didn't take any pictures and it was a very low-key day. We got up around 5am, and then headed to the airport to get Tricia. I drove. I HATE driving in this city. There aren't many roundabouts but there are tons of cards and traffic and crazy drivers. On the way to the airport, I was cut off and had to slam on the brakes, everyone was …
I woke up at 5ish, and finished up the old blogs. There was lots of noise this morning because the girls were all getting ready for the competition that starts at 8. We all had breakfast around 8 and then Amy and I headed out for our last ride. We went on a different route past the lunch paddock. This time, it was us, Jackie, and 2 other girls ( …
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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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