Rated 4 out of 5 by John2008 A very good business hotel in sydney
Westin in Sydney is a solid business hotel well located in the CBD and has much of what people on business expect to get when they stay at this level of property. I was not overly impressed with the responsiveness of the staff. Sometimes the services was a bit slow. The quality of the food from room service was disappointing. Directions and recommendations from the concierge were often a bit confusing and not quite accurate. For example, I was sent one block to a Spanish restaurant, but upon arriving there, found it was under construction. The concierge should have known this. Otherwise, it was a pleasant enough stay.
February 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by tony471 Quiet room in a central location
from check in to check out we could not fault the hotel we will be back
May 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Di727 One of our favourite hotels in Sydney
Great location and value. This places has us going back over and over again
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hertryk Room Allocated
I was allocated Room 337 in the Heritage section. It was late and the noise from George St was unbearable. I felt I was in the middle of a race track and the noise from the street equally unbearable. As soon as I made the staff aware I was re-located , same level but in a quite part. which was absolutely fantastic . I thank the staff very much. I was also accommodated in the restaurant for Sunday lunch . I wanted to increase my booking from 2 to 6. At first they were unable to do so, but after checking they did. Excellent service, excellent food. I even had dinner with a friend on Sunday evening! Overall great job!
April 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tahoe11 Great Location!
The hotel is within walking distance of many of the attractions in Sydney. The concierge was very helpful in giving us tips on where to go and what to see. The rooms are very well appointed. Wi-Fi is not included in the room charges. We found this though out our stay in Australia ,not just at the Westin. We have travelled though out North America and Asia and have always had internet included with our stay.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nikleah2009 Great service for a travelling mum
I was so happy with my stay as I am mum that travels frequently with a toddler and an infant. Service was outstanding and the extra help when your hands are full was beyond my expectations. Thanking the Westin and staff.
May 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by hamb Hotel service needs real improvement
What needs improvement:
- Checkin: Room not ready; attention to quick solution unsatisfactory
- treatment in restaurant needs improvement
- amenities in room not filled up daily
- swimming pool area very uncomfortable
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by canuckle Very nice stay
Had a very nice stay at the Westin. The location in Martin Place is central to all things CBD, as well as major tourist attractions.
I received an Exec room on the 29th floor with amazing views. The lounge was a nice place to have breakfast with a good assortment of foods available, as well as canapes in the afternoon (a smaller assortment) along with drinks. My only request is to have more non-alcoholic options (though items like sparkling water are upon request).
Staff were friendly and the room was nicely appointed, though on the smaller side compared to other Westin hotels I have stayed at. The rainfall shower was very nice and while some people do not like the window to the bedroom, it was nice to get ambient natural light.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anomi Great position
great position in the heart of Sydney
May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Beautiful setting
I have previously been to the Westin for meetings and been taken by the magnificent building. The room lived up to my expectations of being well appointed, stylish and very VERY comfortable. I highly recommend it, especially for proximity to Pitt Street Mall and Circular Quay. Nothing pretentious about the hotel even though it possibly has every right to be. It is simply beautiful.
April 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lizzy2 Great location in Sydney CBD
Perfect location in Sydney CBD, within walking distance to the Opera house, the harbour bridge, shopping, fabulous dining spots. Easy access to and from the hotel when driving to other areas.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kduong01 Great location
I stay at this hotel quite a lot every time I am in Sydney and the service and experience is always top notch. On this occasion however, the experience was not to the same standard I would expect. I had arrived at 14:40 to check-in, and was told by staff at the check-in counter that my room was not ready and that they were finalising the cleaning of the rooms. It was expected that my rooms be available at around 15:00. I had booked 2 Executive rooms so I proceeded to the Executive Club lounge to wait there for the rooms. I was constantly checking with staff as to the progress on the rooms and each time was told a further 10-15 minutes. I was eventually provided with access to my rooms at 16:10, which was disappointing. If they had told me at the very start that this would be the case, I could have made use of my time and gone shopping or something.
April 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cktpj Points To Improve
- provide atleast a pair of sleeper for guest in the hotel room
- atleast a bottle of complimentary drinking water daily
- free Wi-Fi access for hotel guest & not getting the access code for 1 hour free access at the lobby
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tubby55 This hotel has lots of character with modern features
The Westin Sydney is in an excellent location and has carefully adapted the old GPO into a modern facility. The staff were always very happy to help which is great to see.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by maxsleep Hard to beat
Value for money this is a good choice. Right in the center of town, the historic aspect combined with the modern make this a nice environment to stay in. The Gym being a privately run one is better than any hotel i know in SPG.
Try for a room in the old section, great character.
improvements?: needs better business facilities and the chess board in the lounge is missing a red bishop. ( i didn't take it)
April 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teefy Warm welcome
Upon arrival at the hotel we were greeted extremely efficiently and warmly at the check-in and made to feel immediately at home.
The Executive Club is an oasis (we liked the fact that children had to leave at 6pm). The staff were friendly and helpful, there was no blaring TV and the food was delicious. Compliments to you also on your choice of wines.
In all, we enjoyed the quiet elegance and will most definitely stay with you again on our next trip to Sydney.
April 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nick1234 Bad Service All the way
Was greeted by a very frosty and unwelcoming and down right rude person. It took 10 minutes to check in.
My room was NOT serviced. I left my room in the morning for meetings all day. I had returned at 4pm at it was not done. I had a quick nap and was interrupted at 4:30pm to ask if they could clean it then. I needed to sleep a little so I said "No". I left my room for dinner and returned to a still unclean room.
Breakfast was very busy and there was one person to seat you. The queue was very long and the wait to be seated was over 20 min. Once again unsatisfactory if you are in a hurry for meetings.
February 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by loretta61 Exceptional Hotel
Our stay at The Westin was exceptional from the courtious and helpful staff, comfortable accomodation, attention to detail, high standard restaurants and convenient location.
May 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by unhappyvisitor great hotel not credit card friendly
it is difficult to say anything but compliments about the Westin. My stay is always an excellent experince. Sadly, on my lates visit in Sydney i met a very upleasant surprise: i was charged a fee because i used a credit card to settle the bill! I was flabbergasted! how else does a hotel expect guests to settle a bill?
considering that Westin is a major hotel chain, this treatment of customers is
unacceptable and arrogant.
June 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by adrianq Great Location, Some Keycard Problems
Great hotel. Helpful and friendly staff. Excellent location. Right in Martin place. Short walk to Martin Place Railway Station. Free City bus nearby. One block from shops. Supermarket on the same block.
10 minutes walk to circular quay and the harbour.
Unfortunately had repeated problems with the keycard. Had to return to the desk about 7 times in 24 hours. But I think this had to do with the fact we had connecting rooms, and a common external door.
If picking between Starwood properties Breakfast buffet at the Sheraton is better. Four points is a good location if you have kids and want to more quickly access the aquarium, maritime museum, darling harbour restaurants & kids play area.
December 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by idontcare1 bond ?
paid in full via online booking a rate of $365 - prior to arriving at hotel, yet upon actually checking in to the hotel, my card was charged $510.
I was NOT told of this added rate at all. No mention whatsoever.
It was only when my bank queried it that I even found out.
When I rang the desk to ask what rate I was on they say, '$365'.
So I said, 'why then was I charged $510'?.
Front desk then says, 'oh yes, we take a bond'.
As if this is totally normal and I am the idiot for not knowing this.
It might be nice if you actually advise your guests that you are taking almost double the rate - without telling them - when they check in.
Pretty dissapointing for a hotel of this standard and comes across as arrogant.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by anzac Very Happy Hotel
This is the second time we have stayed at Wes tin and found everything we required.
A special mention must be made of the service and understand of all the staff.
We look forward to staying in the future.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kenny53 you have won me
i stayed in a deluxe tower king room for 2 nights on my own in march. From the moment i walked in the door i felt at home.The atmosphere was great,the staff were very helpful and friendly. Last but certainly not least, the room was every thing i was looking for and more.It was spacious, clean comfortable and best of all quiet. The in room technology was great, even down to the tv speakers in the bathroom which meant you could enjoy watching tv whilst in the bath as the dividing wall between the bath room and bedroom was clear glass. the rain water shower head was an absolute joy to stand under
March 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hels1971 Very comfortable stay
fabulous hotel, in a great location, quiet rooms and the most comfortable bed i have ever slept in, if you have back problems, as i do, you will not have any trouble sleeping at the Westin, beds are amazing! The room was clean and attended to exeptionally well, the view of the clocktower was a bonus. We had problems with our DVD player and TV when we arrived and the engineer was with us within minutes to change the equipment, we were impressed by the speed and lack of fuss. Concierge and front of house staff were helpful and professional. All in all a really good quality hotel probably the best we stayed in out of 10 visited on our trip round the world! Would recommend and definitely return!
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Poppy321 Quality beds, fantastic buffet brekky
Superior comfortable beds for great nights sleep. Amazing variety at buffet breakfast. Unfortunately had to wait almost half an hour to be seated and then 15 minutes in the cue to check. Overall a very enjoyable stay.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gaelic 1st time and not the last time
Exceptional in just about all respects from check-in to check-out.
Only minute negative was I found the pillows uncomfortable.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MissusS Beautiful hotel in a terrific spot
You can't beat the location of this hotel when staying in Sydney CBD. Quick walk to either Darling Harbour or Circular Quay and it's right next to the Sydney Westfield shopping centre. Rooms are a good size for Sydney CBD and have beautiful bathrooms. Staff were terrific and the actual hotel building itself is really lovely.
April 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by HJo20MPS Meeting Planner for Offsite Conference
I hosted a 3-day conference for my company at this hotel. The care of the Group Reservationist, Sally, was outstanding. There was a bit of a disconnect between Catering Sales and handover to the Banquet Captain, in fact, I never met the Catering Sales Manager that I did all my planning with. However the banquet staff were very accomodating. I did have a couple of last minute requests with AV for my meeting rooms and having to rely on the captain to pass on the request to the AV techs did result in a long wait time. Overall, the food and beverage and service during the event was excellent.
November 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynned Just an overall experience
This hotel was better than i thought. I wanted a place close to the cenotaph to enjoy the dawn service. The Westin was superb. Staff great. Room out of this world. Thoroughly recommend this hotel
April 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Josso Great Location & Great Room
Stayed one night to have a look and get a feel for the hotel L21 Tower - Extremely good room, great bed - excellent deep bath & spotlessly clean. Would love to have had the afternoon tea - did not realise when booking needed to book in. Great stay & worth a visit. Hotel has a nice relaxed feel.
April 23, 2014