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Back in the Western World! We landed in Sydney first thing in the morning on Christmas Eve and checked into to our Christmas present the lovely Sullivans hotel complete with air con, satellite TV and a pool. Perfect. We settled in and got prepared for our one Christmas do. We'd been invited for a soiree at my ex-workmate Anya's from PwC (Hi …
Most people I've spoken to had said that Bondi wasn't worth visiting, mainly by comparison to Manly. However, we were very pleasantly with how sparse the beach was. Maybe this was because its only spring here at the moment and presumably it's gets a lot busier in the summer. Only a 30 minute bus ride meant we had a full day here. It's a similar day to yesterday, with the weather being nice and great views out to sea but it was great to visit somewhere new and so well ...
... Opera House at 4pm so I got a taxi back to my hotel. I had a shower and got ready for the evening in 30 minutes. I jumped back into a taxi and made it to the Opera House on time. We met at the top of the steps. We went to the Opera bar for a glass of wine. We all took lots of photos of the sunset across the bridge. I Skyped Sam and Louise, who were still in bed and Mum and Dad, who were also still in bed. It was great to see and talk to them and nice to have such ...
What a night bit of a bad head this morning but it's not every day we beat the Wallabies, I won't be doing a lot today no sightseeing, no anything, got up very late and Andy was making breakfast for everyone wearing my British lions Jersey and the Kings crown (making him the lion king) everyone is getting in on the lions win, well done lads. Really did do nothing today,went ...
This morning, for brekkie, we decided to try an "alternative greenie" type cafe just near our hotel. It had rave reviews on Trip Advisor; so we thought it might be fun. Well........ it was interesting, and the banana and walnut toast was yummy, but I think that tomorrow we might go somewhere else!!!
About mid morning we took the ferry to Manly Beach. It's a public holiday today, and ...
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Great location but don't expect the Royal treatment. Everything you need to have a comfortable night.
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Not necessarily the best hotel in Sydney but all we wanted was a cheaper twin or family room for five days for the both of us and a kid aged 11 and at this establishment, this is what we got. Sullivan's is having a facelift to the front of the building just now (Jul 06) but don't let that put you off checking it out. The rooms are spacious and well stocked without a kitchen but have average facilities to make your stay comfortable eg microwave if you require. Beds were comfy enough but in winter you will need the heaters on, as they don't yet have double glazing and it gets chilly in the rooms during a windy day. You can also hear airport takeoffs as airport is not too far away, but after a day's walkabout in the city you soon grew used to this background noise. The hotel is situated on busy Oxford Street but we had an interconnecting room at the back and heard little or no noise from the residential area adjacent. It did rain most of our stay there so we also never made full use of the pool or cycle facilities. They also have a gym and one internet access, which was busy then, broke down but was eventually mended after the weekend. Service is top quality for any queries we had, like more towels, and for information. The free DVD movies kept our kid occupied later in the day when we chilled out. Problem with the showers though one smelled bad when in use but the other was fine(we used the other unit), they had little temperature control so it took us a while to savour the method. Cost was perfectly in our budget so hats off to Liz and her team for an excellent nightly rate. Please book before coming as we saw some people leave after they were told there were no vacancies; even though this was in winter season. Breakfasts were on par more costly than the surrounding food places on Oxford Street, but for public transport links to main CDB and harbour the bus stops were very close to hotel, within 1 block. Use bus 380 last stop is near the harbour, on way back stop is near hotel. Good bookshops nearby, one with coffee shop included see discount coffee and book vouchers within Sullivans. Very busy street at the weekends, but great overall, thanks. Check it out yourself as I don't necessarily believe everything I say !!!
We were in Australia for 2 weeks for our honeymoon and spent 4 days in Sydney. The Sullivans seemed reasonable cost-wise and was close to many of the sites we wanted to see. We loved the fact that we were within walking distance of almost all of the major sites within the city. We did rent a car for one day and were pleased with the free underground parking (though it was a bit narrow).
Pretty Good for the Money...
Stayed on two separate occasions during a visit to Sydney on business. Given how expensive Sydney hotels are, all in all this was pretty good for the the relatively low cost. The rooms at the back were fine, quite a good size, fairly basic, but comfortable, clean and reasonably quiet; however the front is pretty noisy in spite of the double glazing. Staff were mostly pretty helpful and moved me into the back after first night. Breakfast was good, location is good for transport links. If I stayed again, I would probably pay the extra for a room facing onto the courtyard to guarantee a quiet night.
Only real disappointment was that I understood they had WiFi, but it wasn't working. They did have a PC set up for free Internet access though.
This is the second time I have stayed at Sullivans. We were just doing a 1 night stopover in Sydney this time, so we chose somewhere we were familiar with.
Great place to stay!
My wife and I came to Sydney to see Jamiroquai in concert. The people at Sullivans made our stay one we will remember! Herman your so nice offering to help us with the sights of sydney/info on the area etc. Our room was great with views across the pool area and the internet open FREE OF CHARGE MAKES ALL THE DIFFRENCE. Great little cafe's and places just to rest while taking the sites of Paddington in. Shops everywere you look people are sooooooo kind. We have said that when we come back to Sydney thats were we will stay!
Before checking into the Hotel, we sent emails asking questions. The staffs responded promptly and were extremely helpful with our questions. We arrived and loved it very much. The staffs were extremely attentive, professional and friendly. The rooms were very clean, comfortable and cozy. The Hotel is close to public transportation and to major point of interests. Also it had a great coffee shop and free Internet. The staff made us feels welcomed and made our stay a memorable one. We recommend it 100% and would stay there again without hesitation.
I love the Sullivans
Whenever I'm in Sydney I always stay at the Sullivans.
It's a fantastic budget priced hotel with helpfull staff and ease of access to the Centre of the City.
Over the years I've reccomended it to any of my friends going down under to visit the city, and they've all come back with nothing but good reports.
The Smell of urine in the room was not good.
The whole place has been let go since the photos on the web were taken, from the surley reception, to the garden room that stank of urine and the non functioning airconditioner.We walked straight out, but they refused to refund our prepaid accomdation. saying they needed 24 hrs notice. Give it a wide berth.
This place has a family room for A$145 that sleeps 4. They also have a heated pool, free movies, free internet, rec room and bicycles! This is the cheapest room for families in central Sydney, that will accomodate all of you in a wholesome, safe and friendly hotel. I have been traveling within Australia for 23 years and a friend recommended Sullivan's last year. Wow! We are sometimes looking to get out of Darling Harbour, Kings Cross or Downtown. OR Sometimes we want a room that will hold all of us for a cheap economical stay. They include breakfast in their pretty courtyard. Ask for a quiet room away from the street. We especially enjoy going to Wollahara for dinner and shops. We stayed in Four Points Darling Harbour last week and my daughter said "its nice, but no pool like Sullivans mum"
I was braced up for a dingy room common among 3-star hotels whose internet pictures easily fool novice travellers who expect much. But Sullivans Hotel was an incredibly pleasant surprise. It is quaint and quite charming. The rooms were very comfortable -- none of those threadbare carpets, as our room had one that was soft under my feet.