Sir Stamford At Circular Quay ★★★★★

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$185
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 12, 2016 Check-out: Feb 13, 2016
4.7 /5
Overall score
96%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.5
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Overview

  • Sydney Opera House (.4 mi/.6 km)
  • Royal Botanical Gardens (.3 mi/.4 km)
  • Rocks Area (.3 mi/.4 km)
  • Sydney Convention Center (1.1 mi/1.9 km)

General

Australian A-listers populate the hotel's sophisticated Dining Room, feasting on Aussie-style cuisine. Favorites include spatchcock, Wagyu beef or capsicum cooked in the hot pot. The bar draws locals and tourists who lounge by the fireplace sipping classic cocktails and vintage wine. The hotel boasts the largest privately-owned fine art collection in the country, including Georgian antiques and 550 chandeliers. The hotel has a heated outdoor pool and sundeck, plus a 24-hour fitness center and spa.

Location

Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, a plush Sydney mainstay located on historic Macquarie Street, provides superb service so guests feel like royalty. The hotel features Australia's largest private collection of fine art, showcasing a mesmerizing collection of 18th century Louis XV and Georgian antiques. Visit Sydney's premier attractions near the hotel including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanical Gardens and the historic Rocks Area. Guests enjoy dinner in the stately Dining Room or sip old-fashioned cocktails by the fireplace in the hotel bar.

Dining

  • Sydney International Airport (7.4 mi/12 km)
  • Sydney Bus stops at Circular Quay
  • CityRail stops at Circular Quay
  • Ferries depart from Circular Quay

Rooms

The hotel's 105 luxury guest rooms and suites evoke a bygone era. Quarters manage to feel spacious and cozy at the same time. Decor features fine bedding, mahogany writing desk and bathrooms with marble countertops. Most rooms have French doors opening to Juliet balconies with glimpses of the skyline or Sydney's Botanical Gardens. Rooms also feature plush bathrobes and slippers, two phone lines and high-speed Internet access (fees apply).

Property features

Australian A-listers populate the hotel's sophisticated Dining Room, feasting on Aussie-style cuisine. Favorites include spatchcock, Wagyu beef or capsicum cooked in the hot pot. The bar draws locals and tourists who lounge by the fireplace sipping classic cocktails and vintage wine. The hotel boasts the largest privately-owned fine art collection in the country, including Georgian antiques and 550 chandeliers. The hotel has a heated outdoor pool and sundeck, plus a 24-hour fitness center and spa.

Highlights

  • Prime location in Circular Quay
  • Luxurious quarters with spacious balconies
  • Outdoor pool with cityscape views

Nearby attractions

  • Prime location in Circular Quay
  • Luxurious quarters with spacious balconies
  • Outdoor pool with cityscape views

Business

  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet access (fees apply)
  • Four meeting rooms

Transportation

Old world charm near Sydney's biggest attractions

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Amenities

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Conference facilities

Reviews

4.7 /5 Overall score

96% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.5/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.8/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.7/5
  • Comfort: 4.6/5
  • Location: 4.9/5
  • Value: 4.5/5

Amazing cannot say enough

Would recommend Fri, Jan 8, 2016
Our room was fabulous and we hope to stay there every time during our visits. The location cannot rave enough about and the staff is exceptional. The only negative was that during one night on the connecting door in our room somebody was banging on the door several times during the night. I am not sure what that other guest was up to but it was disturbing and scary. Would like to know what was happening. Not enough though to keep us away from this gem.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Just OK

Would not recommend Sun, Jan 18, 2015
The Sir Stamford was conveniently located to the cruise, except for the one block, uphill climb with luggage. Check in went smoothly and the bellman was very helpful. The room was very large, with a decent view, but it was chilly and did not have any heat. I ended up with a chest cold after the three night stay. Except for the large rooms, it was just an average hotel.

Time saver

Walk from the cruise terminal and avoid the taxi line.

| Limberton Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Not a 5 star hotel

Would not recommend Thu, Jan 15, 2015
This should not be listed as a 5 star hotel, it is more like a 3 star hotel. The location is good but the place is old and in need of renovation. The bathroom tile has many obvious stains and the carpet smells of mold.

| New York Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Good but needs to be better

Would not recommend Mon, Dec 8, 2014
Having just stayed at 3 other 5* in Austraila on our trip we found Sir Stanford a bit dissapointing. Sink taps leaked (both) when one was turned on, the bath did not drain properly even when using the shower. (yes no seperate shower). Every other hotel supplied water in the room & free wifi, after complaining these were supplied FOC. House keeping need to pay more attention as they often missed some towels & refill tea bag etc. The staff were always helpful but felt we need to chase. All a bit mean & petty if you want to keep clients & 5* rating (Wake up management)

| Beaconsfield UK Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Strange sound in the night

Would not recommend Tue, Oct 7, 2014
At 3AM a faint alarm like noise started from the closet and continued until 7:44AM. Not a good experience

| Santa Fe, New Mexico Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Position!

Would recommend Mon, Sep 15, 2014
This hotel is perfectly positioned for a visit to Sydney. Walking distance to the Opera House, Circular Quay, with ferries, train and bus services to all parts of Sydney and the gardens across the road. The staff were very helpful and breakfasts excellent. A room on the tenth floor with a good view of the Bridge and harbour was an added bonus. This hotel is a traditional building with period furniture and old paintings. The rooms are large with every convenience expected of a five star hotel.

Money saver

Multi day pass for all modes of transport around Sydney. Very good value at $23.00. Available from any Ferry, Train or bus station.

| Queensland Australia Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great hotel, great location.

Would recommend Tue, Sep 2, 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sir Stamford. The location is perfect for anyone visiting Sydney and wanting a "near" waterfront location. Close to the CBD, restaurants and the Opera House (make sure you check out the Opera Bar - great evening fun!). The rooms are nice, though a little dated. Very elegant type furnishing - not modern. We had a deluxe room that was huge! The bar is nice. Normal prices. Food in the bar is limited. Restaurant is nice for breakfast, didn't try for dinner. Pool deck is great for a little "outside" time. I'd definitely stay again if I wanted the same hotel type, but I'd probably go more modern next time.

Nightlife hint

Opera Bar (and general area). A 5 minute walk from the hotel and there are 10+ bars and restaurants on the steps of the Opera House. A really fun experience - even in the middle of winter.

| Orange County, CA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Amazing experience

Would recommend Tue, Aug 12, 2014
We loved our stay at the Sir Stamford. The concierge, Troy, was so attentive and helpful. The rooms were very clean and spacious and honestly could not imagine a location any better than this one! I would stay again in a heartbeat!

Attractions

On Sunday the ferries offer a family fun pass which allows for unlimited rides at a discount. We went to the zoo and Manly beach and saved

| Baltimore, Maryland Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Perfect Location and Friendly Staff

Would recommend Wed, Apr 2, 2014
This hotel is truly centrally located, right across from the botanical gardens and a 5 minute walk or less to circular quay, where you can catch a ferry or bus to pretty much anywhere in the city. The staff was super friendly and helpful in making dinner reservations and giving us suggestions of what to do and see. The rooms were very nice and clean with comfy beds! My one and only small complaint would be that the rooms could use dehumidifiers... it felt a bit moist in the room, but other than that it was a perfect stay!

| New York, NY Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

couple visiting Sydney

Would recommend Tue, Feb 11, 2014
The hotel is extremely well located close to Circular Quay, and offers a very high standard of accommodation along with friendly and helpful staff.

Dining

Walk along Circular Quay towards the Opera House and enjoy watching all the ferries come and go in front of the Sydney Harbor Bridge. A great eatery on the quay is the Searock Grill.

| Austin Texas Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Customs House 0.1 mi
Museum of Sydney 0.1 mi
Government House 0.2 mi
Royal Botanic Gardens 0.3 mi
Museum of Contemporary Art 0.3 mi
State Library of New South Wales 0.3 mi
Sydney Opera House 0.3 mi
Parliament House 0.4 mi
Sydney Hospital 0.4 mi
Sydney Mint 0.5 mi
Sydney Wildlife World 0.5 mi
General Post Office 0.5 mi
Sydney Observatory 0.5 mi
Hyde Park Barracks 0.5 mi
Art Gallery of New South Wales 0.5 mi
Harbour Bridge 0.5 mi
Sydney Tower 0.6 mi
St Mary's Cathedral 0.6 mi
Pitt Street Mall 0.6 mi
Great Synagogue 0.7 mi
Queen Victoria Building 0.7 mi
Sydney Aquarium 0.8 mi
Australian Museum 0.8 mi
Town Hall 0.9 mi
Pyrmont Bridge 0.9 mi
ANZAC War Memorial 0.9 mi
Australian National Maritime Museum 0.9 mi
Luna Park Sydney 1 mi
Elizabeth Bay House 1 mi
IMAX Theater 1 mi
El Alamein Fountain 1.1 mi
Star City Casino 1.1 mi
Chinese Garden of Friendship 1.1 mi
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre 1.2 mi
Capitol Theatre 1.3 mi
Sydney Entertainment Centre 1.3 mi
Sydney Fish Market 1.3 mi
Belmore Park 1.4 mi
Powerhouse Museum 1.4 mi
Wentworth Park 1.6 mi
University of Technology 1.6 mi
Sydney Football Stadium 2 mi
Bradleys Head Fortification Complex 2.1 mi
Sydney Cricket Ground 2.1 mi
Fox Studios Australia 2.3 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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