Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney
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We stayed at the Sir Stamford at Circular Quay and would recommend it wholeheartedly, location is great, within walking distance to everything.
We had hunted down accomodation close to the Circular Quay wharf but we were foiled by the ship's berthing being changed to Barangaroo.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney
First, the good parts. The room were massive, they provided nice Bulgari toileteries, its a great location for Circular Quay and the concierge service was incredible friendly and efficient.
My wife and I stayed at The Sir Stamford at Circular Quay for ten days in late August 2004. The hotel is in a good location, handy to all immenities. The room size was more than adequate and the room service was also acceptable. We only ate once in the restaurant and found it to be excessively expensive for what you received. The main floor sitting room with a fire place always smelled of smoke. It is unfortunate that the fireplace was never lit during the time that we were there. While the laundry was expensive, my biggest complaint with this hotel, and the reason that we will not return to it, is the attitude of the staff. The attitude of "it's not my job" permeats the front end staff from reception to conscierge and bellman. Customer service is not at the top of their list of priorities.
Great hotel with superior service
Loved the Sir Stamford! Great location (a couple of steps from Circular Quay) and beautiful old building.
Service was great and the marble bathroom was gargantuan; larger than most of the hotel rooms we stayed in.
This is an old-style property, so if you want something avant garde and modern this probably isn't your place.
However, we'd be back in a moment.
We're regular visitors to Sydney, usually staying one or two nights when we go to town. Having now stayed at most of the luxury hotels in town this is the one which we have settled on as our regular. We have stayed here about 6 times now.
I have just had the good fortune to stay at the Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, Sydney on an R&R trip. The hotel was recommended to me by a colleague who has also stayed.
We had the opportunity to stay at this magnificant hotel for 1 night when we attended Jazz in the Domain (free annual Jazz event with over 80,000 spectators. After our car was valet parked we checked in, and to our delight we were upgraded to a suite - and what a suite it was... Bose stereo, full lounge, dressing room, twin sink marble bathroom, walk in robe, massive bedroom, balcony, coat racks, complimentry shoe shine by the porters... the suite was large enough that we could have comfortably moved in!! WOW! Bvulgari amenities too. The only let down was the buffet breakfast, not too fresh (but that could have been because we arrived at 10:00am (finish time), due to an evening of overindulgence! The hotel is ideally located too, a short walk to Circular Quay, Opera house etc and walking distance to everything else too. I HIGHLY recommend this hotel for something special
Do not stay in this hotel if you have children. The attitude of the staff towards small ones is frigid. We visited in December 2002 for 5 days with our 6 year old son who is one of life's natural blonde charmers. He could not raise a smile from the staff and when he greeted them with a sweet "good morning", he was ignored. It pained them to address a child guest. The hotel rooms are done out in faux french style, lots of pale blue brocade on the walls, curtains etc...which is not everyone's idea of good taste. Certainly this hotel is not 'smart' or 'cool', particularly as it often sells its rooms at bucket-shop rate and we saw some guests arriving in thongs and string vests and carrying an esky full of supplies so that they would not have to order room service! (we overheard them say this in the pool later) - Do you really want to share the swimming pool with such folk, if you are paying twice what they are?
I recently spent two weeks at the Sir Stamford, Circular Quay whilst on a business trip. It is aimed at the business/luxury market and my personal experience was overall very good, unlike some of the reviews on this site I have read. The rooms are akin to a stately home, furnished with chintz, chandeliers and marble bathrooms. Public areas are decked with antique furniture and paintings. This style of hotel can have an air of upper class snobbery, but I certainly did not experience that.
The hotel was amazing, great location and great service but the staff were so so rude! We got a special deal 4 nights for the price of , we received confirmationof this by email but our whole stay was spent confirming this as they were intent on making us sign a slip confirming the price which was $200AUS mor than had been agreed at no point did they apologise. Room service was good after explaining the order twice to a person that didn't understand English. All in all a great place as long as you don't bump into any members of the reception staff as you won't be greeted with a smile!
If you want rude service this is your hotel...
Well I stayed here several years ago, and it was ok. Went back a few weeks ago and it was terrible. It was like staying at a 3 star average hotel. Rude front desk service, then got a room the size of a matchbox and called the manager who also did not care at all. All around they could care less about their customers, and so I checked out and went to another hotel (Four Seasons which was ok, but defiantely better than Sir Stamford.) The entire staff needs to go through customer service training...stay clear of this hotel.