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Hotel Review: Mercure Sydney

Sydney . 2013 . May 21

This post is part of our Sydney 7 days 6 nights Trip Itinerary and Report. Do check out the full itinerary and our reviews here.

Mercure Sydney is located in the heart of Sydney CBD with several public transport options conveniently located at its doorstep.  These include train services (Central Station), public buses (Railway Square), Monorail, light rail and shuttle bues to/from the airport.

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Recently refurbished, the four-star Mercure Sydney caters to both business and leisure travellers.  Due to its affordable pricing, excellent location and close proximity to several key attraction, it is also our undisputed hotel of choice for our free and easy trip to Sydney, Australia.

The Location

Mercure Sydney occupies a most strategic location near to the Central Station.   The underground tunnel leading to Sydney Central Station is just at its doorstep.  As the hotel themselves put it, they are ‘close to everything’ – absolutely true given that the Central Station is the key interchange point for buses, coaches and trams and with these facilities in place, we were able to travel anywhere within Sydney (and even beyond) to places like the Sydney Fish Market, Sydney Harbour and the Blue Mountains.

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In the immediate vicinity of the Mercure Sydney are eateries, restaurants and convenience stores which open till late.  Within a 5-10 minutes walking distance are Chinatown (where there are more dining options available) and Paddy’s Market.

The Lobby

Bright and cheery with a modern design, the lobby speaks of a cheerful disposition.  True to its pledge to provide quality service to every guest on a personal level, the concierge service and front desk was friendly and efficient through our many encounters with them.

The front entrance of the Mercure Sydney where the tour pick-up point is. Note that this entrance is further away from Central Station. You should use the back entrance if you want to get to Central Station.  There is also a souvenir store for a last minute buy.

The front desk and rear entrance of the Mercure Sydney.

The Privilege Room

Our original reservation was for a Standard Room, but as we checked in late in the evening after our trip to the Scenic World in Blue Mountains, there were no City View rooms available for us and so we were given a complimentary upgrade to a Privilege Room, located on the 13th floor of the hotel. 

We absolutely love the Privilege Room!  Modern and stylish with the use of Mercure’s signature bold colours, the room exudes a class of its own.   Its modern contemporary design and spaciousness ensures that our stay at the Mercure Sydney was constantly comfortable and pleasing.  The design was similar to our stay in Mercure Bangkok Siam during our recent Bangkok trip.

Stepping into the comfort of the Privilege Room.

The absolute comfort of the Privilege Room.

Thoughtful gesture from the hotel to provide magazines to help you plan your stay in Sydney.

Some of the perks of enjoying the Privilege Room include complimentary bathrobes, pralines and slippers on arrival.  There’s also a complimentary bottle of Evian water on arrival, in-room wi-fi connection, an espresso machine (with complimentary capsules) and a good selection of tea.  There’s even a pillow menu for guests!

The View

To top it all off, we get to enjoy free city views from the comfort of our room.

Stunning night views of Sydney City.

Day view of Sydney City.  One of the most important privileges of staying at Mercure Sydney was its close proximity to the Central Station.  The bus stops and underground tunnel leading to Central Station are just right outside its doorstep.

The superior Balcony Rooms are located on the same floor as the Privilege Rooms, and as it so happens, we occupied a Privilege Room right next to the Balcony ones.   For the sake of privacy, we had to remember to keep our curtains drawn at all times because anyone on the balcony can easily look into our room. 

The Bathroom

Consistent with the décor of the room, the bathroom is modern, spacious and clean.  We absolutely loved its clean lines and minimalist look.

We get a full set of toiletries replenished everyday too.

The Surroundings

The private lounge area at the 13th Storey (where the Privilege Rooms and Balcony Rooms are) offers us an exclusive reprieve from the buzz and activities of the ground level.

The 12m long indoor rooftop swimming pool overlooks the Sydney city skyline and opens till midnight.   It is supposedly heated during the colder seasons for the convenience of guests.  Located on Level 15, there’s also a sauna and gym facilities to enhance your stay.

We had a most enjoyable and wonderful stay at the Mercure SydneyMercure Sydney’s wonderful facilities topped with immaculate service leaves a lasting impression.  We will definitely stay here again when we are back in Sydney.

Mercure Sydney
818-820 George St
NSW 2000, Australia
+61 2 9217 6666

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