Whether you’re in Sydney for business or pleasure, it’s worth checking in to the Swissotel.
Perfectly positioned in the heart of the Sydney CBD, the Swissotel is moments away from popular shopping spots like the Queen Victoria Building and Pitt Street Mall. You can shop till you drop then come back and sleep it off in your room. Hyde Park is just a four-minute walk away whilst Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are also only a short walk away.
The hotel offers 369 luxury rooms and suites, all recently refurbished. Rooms are tastefully decorated with sumptuous linens and dark coloured woods. Well-placed lamps and bedside lights cater for every mood. Rooms also feature a large study desk as well as a reclining chair to admire the view.
The marble bathroom has a large bathtub and separate shower. Bathrobes as well as luxury shower products are provided. Rooms have complimentary high-speed wifi and televisions with movies on demand.
Rooms include a free Nespresso machine and a variety of sweet and savoury treats (for an extra price of course). A turn down service came as a pleasant surprise with chocolates placed on the pillows and the bed turned down.
Arriving late in the evening, room service was a more appealing option then venturing out to one of the nearby restaurants. The room service menu is diverse with a selection for everyone. A healthy “vitality” menu is a nice addition, as well as a number of Asian foods, western comfort food options and desserts.
A meal of simple grilled chicken with rice and vegetables was delicious, as were the wedges. The steak sandwich was juicy and generous and the dessert menu was very tempting.
Included in many room rates, the buffet breakfast is outstanding. The usual fare of eggs made to order, sausages, tomatoes, hash browns, mushrooms and cereals all made an appearance. Nice surprises included fresh honeycomb at the make your own waffle bar, a DIY juicing station as well as a whole selection of Asian inspired foods: pork buns and congee were favourites.
The X Factor
There is amazing value to be found for rooms at the Swissotel if you plan ahead and book online. The Eat, Park, Shop deals are usually excellent value and include buffet breakfast and valet parking. You might even get lucky and find yourself with a room upgrade if you visit on a night that isn’t busy.