Rated 5 out of 5 by pock Opulent Luxury
We recently spent a night at the Westin Hotel to celebrate our 44th Wedding Anniversary. From our first moment leaving our car we were dealt with professionally and politely. We were very impressed with the quality of the room and it was lovely to enjoy such opulence even if it was only one night. We definitely will be back !!
October 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susiespoon This hotel has it all
From the time we arrived at the hotel our experience was outstanding. Staff were friendly and accommodating, the hotel is beautiful and our room was clean, spacious and comfortable. The position of the hotel is fabulous, allowing us to wander around the CBD to shop and see the sites and return to our room when we needed to recharge.
October 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mitcht771 Disappointed
I've had mixed experience with Westin hotels globally. I've been to Westin in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, Singapore, and other Asian countries, but the experience in Sydney was below expectation of other Westin hotels.
Firstly, the bell desk staff won't get me a taxi, but instead took notice of an Anglo-Saxon gentlemen and when I requested for a cab, they simply pointed me to hail on down on my own from the road.
Secondly, I was put in a room looking at office buildings from every angle on the 3rd floor. I requested to change the room upon my arrival late in the evening _ on the count of which the staff did not return my call for 30min.
Thirdly, the gym facility closes at 9pm. For most travelers or business guests, that's the time they return to their hotels and finally have time to go for a workout. It was a real shame.
For people who travel non-stop, the Westin Sydney was least courteous and utterly low standard in terms of staff courtesy and training.
October 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AussieGlobetrotter Great Stay in Sydney
We recently enjoyed a wonderful family holiday in Sydney. The Westin was a great base for us. The central location of the Hotel is hard to beat and it offered all necessary amenities. After some initial glitches at check in, we were given very comfortable (upgraded) rooms which served us well both for relaxation on inactive days and to return to after sightseeing. Staff were generally professional although there was room for improvement. Clearly, the Hotel deals with a high volume of business travellers. SPG recognition was somewhat of a non-event. The ‘stand out’ was Vincent at reception who not only dealt with the initial glitches but a subsequent issue extremely well. He certainly had all the attributes of an employee of a five star hotel. Walter and Matthias in the breakfast area need to be mentioned for making an excellent muesli.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimtraveller A great stay (May 26-28)
I arrived in the hotel earlier in the morning. The front desk staff was about to check me into the hotel first, offered access to the Club Lounge with some bre3akfast whilst waiting for my room to be ready.
The staff at the Club Lounge gave me the room key, which was a very convenient and nice touch. I was about to be in my room and got refreshed, ready for almost a full day of time to explore a city I love.
The room was great, and the Club Lounge was nicely furnished and well staffed.
A very nice hotel in the very busy CBD of Sydney.
May 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Longing4Asia Incorrect Charges
After the first night, I noticed that I was being charged for a rollaway bed. It was just after midnight I called Guest Services. The guy said he would take it off and make sure I would not get charged again. Well, the next night, they charged me again. And, the previous night's charge was not removed. This time, the female Guest Services rep did take off both nights charges. When I checked out after the third night, guess what? It was there again! Again, a male answered and said he would take it off. At check-out the charge was still there so the Front Desk clerk had to take it off. How difficult is it to take off a charge for something I didn't reserve, request or use? And to have it come back three nights in a row? I can't rate this hotel any higher.
THe location in the financial district is great for business but it's not somewhere to take your family.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rell50 Heritage hotel huge rooms so clean & comfy
Quiet rooms, spotless, huge bed & pillows so comfy. Ease of checkin & friendly, professional staff.
October 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Altimo Duty Manager's indifferent attitude
We checked in last Fri, 03 Oct 2015 for a night to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. A friend of our daughter, that works at the front desk was suppose to have arranged something special for us for our celebration. She had left for the day by the time we checked-in. Thinking that there was something special organised in the room, we did not mention anything about our 25th anniversary during check-in. When we got to our room, nothing was arranged. We then spoke to the front desk explaining what has happened and was told by the front desk person that she would contact her manager and service express. We waited in our room for more than an hour and still nothing happened. As we were about to head out for dinner, we thought we ring services express and only after another 10 mins, we had some amenities delivered. And, yes we do appreciate that gesture. I guess keeping us informed about what is happening would be better rather than leaving us waiting in the room for more than an hour. We related our story to the duty manager at the front desk the next day only to be greeted by an very indifferent attitude. We left with a feeling that Westin Sydney had nothing special to offer the guest.
October 6, 2014