Grace Hotel Sydney
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I board the plane bound for Sydney feeling like a heartsick teenager being ripped away from her love interest...yes, I was a bit pouty about leaving New Zealand before I was ready! The flight was quick and, before I knew it, I'm checked into another lovely historical property called The Grace Hotel (www.gracehotel.com.au) in downtown Sydney.
Abflug via Port Vila nach Sydney geplant um 12.25 aber im Paradis kennt man keine Eile. Der Flieger ist erst so gegen 12:50 angekommen und gestartet sind wir dann mit 1 Stunde Verspätung. Aus unseren 2 Stunden Aufenthalt wurden aber dann nur 1,5 Stunden daraus. Dies, wer hätte das gedacht, wegen Verspätung des Flugs nach Sydney. Hat …
Of the four nights we've been away we've only slept in proper beds for two of them. When we got back to the room last night we we're both shattered, me more than I realised. I knew I'd been fighting off fatigue but when my head hit the pillow I went out like a light leaving Ash to get internet access sorted so we could upload the blog, check in for …
OK so as you can probably guess we have made it to Sydney.
Having watched programmes on the telly about the strict Austallian customs we were prepared for some discussions about the tablets I needed for our stay, the immigration card on the plane didn't help, 1st question:- Do you have any drugs or guns? Yes!!! Once we collected our luggage we …
Oh what a lovely sleep... in a proper bed, no one asking you to move so they could go for a wee !!!! Only one small problem, I didn't turn my phone off and I got a call at 1.30 this morning, fortunately for that person I didn't get there in time!!
First full day here in Sydney, yesterday didn't really count. Started off at Paddy's Market, …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grace Hotel Sydney
Elegance and service
Beautiful art-deco feel to this hotel that goes 100% to give the personal touch.
A great place to go if you want to avoid a 'chain-hotel'.
Go to the Grace
The Grace is one of those hotels that feel good the moment you walk through the doors. It is a 5 minute walk from Darling Harbour, 1 block from shops whichever way you walk and the staff are very helpful. We found the 4 different restaurants attached to the hotel sufficient to prevent us from straying very far when food was required. Really recommend Paddy O'Briens if you like the old style British pub, food was good too, you really have to try the kangaroo it was cooked to perfection. With its own pay launderette staying a week without having to take too many clothes was great - more room for shopping in the bags!!
Spent the entire weekend at the Grace in March 2004 and loved it! HUGE room which was also very quiet and the service was amazing - they kept my luggage for me overnight while I went out of town for 2 days. Excellent location for doing shopping as well.
Grace is great
Probably one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in, in the world. Fantastic room, excellent location as it is a short walk to all the sights. However telephone calls home are VERY expensive.
Give this a miss
Whilst the Grace Hotel is OK as regards facilities etc. the Reception Staff stink. Particularly the manager in charge on the morning of 15th Feb 2004.
I have never encountered such a bunch of jobsworths who were also rude and smarmy. The whole lot of them should be given the sack.
The other staff at the hotel were fine and could teach them a lesson.
Great beds, great service, great location. Excellent value, and central to everything in downtown Sydney.
A Great Place To Stay
A lovely hotel with excellent well equipped rooms, helpful staff, a convenient downtown location and fabulous breakfasts. A great place to see the city from.
Great rooms, but the Deli Cafe is expensive and the food isn't all that good, quite greasy.
Grace Hotel very nice but expensive
The hotel was very very nice. The rooms were great. The pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room were very nice as well. Everything was great. I would rather stay in someplace a little less expensive however and have a few less amenities. We were booked here by a travel agent and if I did it again, I would save a little money and stay elsewhere. The location was hard to beat, however. A 10 minute walk to the Darling Harbor aquarium.
Staying with grandma
The grace is a grand old lady who has recently been given a new lease of life through refurbishment.The old means that the rooms are spacious with high ceilings and big windows and the refurbishment means bringing out all the old Art Deco in the public areas and putting in great big modern bathrooms.Breakfast might not be anything special and the tour groups might hang around the public areas a bit, but the Grace is bang in the centre of the shopping area,next to the CBD and within walking distance of that heavenly harbour.
Sometimes staying with grandma can be quite fun.