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There were so many positive things about our stay at Pier One. An amazing location; it did not concern us that we might have had a walk to some places - who can complain about walking around Sydney harbour. We walked to the art gallery, the ferry terminal and to the opera house at different times and this was easily done. Our welcome on arrival was lovely with strawberries and champagne a real treat and no fuss valet parking. To be able to sit at the end of the pier under the harbour bridge on Saturday evening with a drink from the bar was peaceful, special and thoroughly enjoyable - a great way to end our very active day. There are two reservations - we were given a room on the first floor which had a large bulkhead taking up nearly a quarter of the room. This made the smallish room even smaller and really meant that we left disappointed with the hotel. I do not know how many rooms are like this in the hotel but this should be allocated as a last resort. We booked in around 2:30 and should not have been given this room. For a hotel that is considered high end, there was no couch to sit on. Although our room was small, our friend who had a room without the bulkhead still did not have acouch. This is not good enough in a hotel of this calibre. We sent for two chairs but even two tub chairs in each room should be a basic provision. We would stay here again but we would be far more fussy about room allocation.
"Boutique feel, great morning breakfast "
Overview: Pier One sits in Dawes Point a good 25 minute walk to the Sydney Opera House and 15 minute walk to Circular Quay. The hotel offers nice views of the waterfront and is directly beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Location wise, you will be out of the "hustle and bustle" of the CBD but be prepared to walk everywhere, or at least to CQ. From a noise perspective, it couldn't have been quieter. Taxi from SYD is about 60 AUD. Hotel & Outlets: Three story hotel, room was on second near lifts, and meeting rooms. It can be loud if there is a meeting occurring, however, once in the room, was fine. If boutique is what you are are looking for, this is it. Upon arrival, champagne and strawberries. Internet was quick, and there is a universal adapter in the guest room which was convenient. Just do not take it with you...it is part of the mini bar and you will be charged if you "borrow" it for the day. The room itself was well appointed. The waterfront room is a good size. The bed is not that comfortable which was disappointing and the pillows are awful. However, everyone will sleep differently. For me, I prefer a firm but soft not hard. The guest bathroom is nice, good products. Shower door does not exist, but for anyone who travels, this is commonplace. As for breakfast, The Gantry is delicious. Made to order eggs, specially packed fruits, breads, pastries, lox, and more...was awesome. Did not have dinner there because they do not cater to vegetarians or pescatarians...the food truck they have is sweet but was at least able to have chips and coleslaw. One very irritating note, the hotel charges you between 2 and 3 percent (depending on your credit card) to pay for your stay. The cost of doing business is to eat the fee as a business. Found this to be the case pretty much in most places in Sydney. Future return: For my next visit to Sydney, I am not convinced would stay here again. If I need to top off my Marriott Rewards account and for stay credit, I would. Be sure to check third party sites as the rates where less on Expedia. Booking on Expedia though gets you no points with Marriott, so may be worth the extra money to get those points.
"Pier One Sydney Harbour"
A lovely hotel - modern/rustic Bedroom - simply elegant Water view - fantastic Staff - friendly and helpful Walking distance to circular quay and ship terminal Food in the award winning restaurant was different and delicious
"Showcases the best of Sydney"
Perfect stay. Staff are very welcoming and efficient whether it is reception, valet or restaurant. Best views this side of Hong Kong - right by the bridge, on the water yet quiet. The sunset over the harbour from our window was sublime. Five minutes gentle stroll to great places in all directions - you can eat at Quay (we did!), or be entertained at Sydney Theatre Company, MCA etc. As special mention for breakfast - often a failing in the best hotels this was stocked with fine produce ( and three types of handmade muesli..) plus all the staples. Coffee sir' Flat white please. Delicious, keep 'em coming and all with no surcharge. Such a change from places that offer up brown river water masquerading as coffee and then want to charge you extra for "real" coffee. Just that alone gets my vote. Any downsides' Well, there are some decorative lights on the decking outside that run along the water (we were on the much vaunted second floor) and even though we had the block out shades fully extended it was still quite light in the room. I should have raised it with them in the morning, but I didn't. mea culpa. Will be staying there next time I'm in Sydney.
My husband and I stayed here recently for a mini getaway and my cousins wedding. Greeted with a glass of sparkling and strawberries dipped in chocolate, check-in was super easy and quick. We stayed in a waterside room on the 3rd floor. Nicely appointed room, big king bed (comfy too, pillows ok). Bathroom cosy, you'd easily mistake it for a cupboard (doors literally look like cupboard doors), bathroom amenities were great! Cute little sitting chair near the windows looking over the harbour. I loved watching the ferries and boats from the window. After going to the wedding ceremony we returned to the hotel to find another wedding party in the lobby bar, so it was quite busy, however we headed outside to sit along the water. Perfect little spot with a dj and outside food van with great burgers!! All the hotel staff were friendly and greeted us when we passed them. VERY happy with our stay and absolutely WOULD stay again and recommend!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM