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Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney

93 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#24 of 206 hotels in Sydney
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Sir Stamford at Circular Quay offers 105 generously sized, well appointed hotel guest rooms, including 15 hotel suites, the majority of deluxe rooms and suites feature French doors opening onto Juliet Balconies, which overlook the Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay, Sydney Conservatorium of Music or the Royal Botanic Gardens. Significant fine art collection featuring 18th Century Louis XV and Georgian antique furniture, Staffordshire ceramics, French marble urns, Persian rugs and hundreds of hand cut chandeliers. The hotel itself partly resides in a stunning 1897 historic Health Department Building. Open fireplaces in winter and the pleasure of a roof top swimming pool in the summer. A fully equipped gym complete with a sauna. Famous for High Teas, Sir Stamford at Circular Quay has excellent one bedroom suites and one of Sydney's largest Presidential suites complete with a Steinway baby grand piano.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Car park
Paid wifi
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Chinese
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Allison B wrote a review Yesterday
Wollongong57 contributions15 helpful votes
I have stayed at the sir Stamford previously and loved our stay . I had a problem in room 614 this weekend with an upside down mattress so the pillow top was on the bottom . The sheet was not the correct size for the bed . There are no house keeping staff on duty at 9.30 pm in the evening if you have a problem. The member of staff on duty asked me what time I checked in as if it was my problem for not reporting it earlier . However, I did not realise the problem until I came to get into bed . I rang the hotel Monday and was told a manger would ring me back. No response . Rang 6 times yesterday and no one answered the phone and I have rung today and after 12 mins of listening to music I gave up. They use the word luxury . It felt very poor . Although the sinks , shower , bath clean the skirting boards are thick with dust as was the marble skirting in bathroom .
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Date of stay: July 2022
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G S wrote a review Jun 2022
australia623 contributions43 helpful votes
Couldn’t get into our ‘normal’ hotel so chose the one closest in distance to Opera House. Similar price vastly different! This sector be a grand old hotel. Now it’s just old! Small room, threadbare carpet, dingy halls. Horrendous parking!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Mick C wrote a review Jun 2022
Glenorchy, Australia29 contributions7 helpful votes
I have stayed at Sir Stamford on numerous occasions and was always satisfied with all facets of our stays. However this time was a total disappointment. I stayed 6 nights and on three occasions we never had room cleaning done. The first was our second day there. At 4.00 I contacted the front desk and asked if it was happening, and they said they were shirt staffed this not allowing rooms to be cleaned. The second time we came home at 5 pm and the room hadn't been cleaned, and I rang after towels and other items as I was heading out for the evening. We didn't get them til 30 minutes later. The last time was when we left the room at 8 am and came hone at 11 pm. No excuses, no cleaning, no emptying of bins. I was totally disappointed in how this 5 star hotel has fallen so far so quick. Won't be back. Oh we were given a discount for not cleaning on day 1. A grand total of $10.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure they clean your room or give a decent recompense
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Bruce L wrote a review Jun 2022
Sydney, Australia164 contributions83 helpful votes
Perhaps the only redeeming feature of this place is its location. It's convenient to the heart of Sydney - but so too are lots of other hotels. But apart from the location there is little to commend it. Don't be conned by the images which promote this hotel. The place is surprisingly tired, faded, jaded and knocked about. Carpets and rugs are truly threadbare. Prints are faded. Furniture veneers are knocked about, chipped and broken. Lights in cabinets are randomly blown, shades knocked askew. I could continue the catalogue but you get the idea - just a complete lack of attention to detail, for which you are charged a princely sum. To top it off there is no bar for late night drinks (we had to resort to off site locations). But by the time we discovered that we realised we were really only camped in a store full of bad second hand furniture (a couple of photos to underscore the point) so were not completely surprised. We will stay elsewhere next time we are in the city. Which is often. Our recommendation - go somewhere else to spend your hard earned money.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Stay somewhere else
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Alex T wrote a review Jun 2022
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My husband n I picked this hotel for its central location to Circular Quay n Vivid . The rooms need TLC n were dated n tired . The price for breakfast was $39 each n was overly priced n average . We have stayed in many hotels around Sydney n the Stamford is not what we expected . We definitely will not be staying there again . Much better hotels around
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Date of stay: June 2022
AuntyMarg wrote a review Jun 2022
Newcastle, Australia18 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at Stamford motel as close to Circular Quay to enjoy Vivid festival. It was great location close to major attractions, also as we travelled from outside Sydney it was easy to locate. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again . Picture view from our room at night.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jade0077 wrote a review Jun 2022
Sydney, Australia570 contributions70 helpful votes
We've stayed at The Sir Stamford at Circular Quay several times. The location is the main reason we chose to stay here again. We requested a room with a Juliette Balcony so we had views of Circular Quay, and fresh air in our room. The bed and pillows were very clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful and efficient. It was great getting overnight parking for an additional $10 for 24 hours.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
PeteL wrote a review Jun 2022
Hobart, Australia21 contributions14 helpful votes
From the complete lack of reply to advertised room service hours after 10pm, to the connected bar's rando table service, it struck me the staff as of time of posting this review - though intelligent - are far from sufficiently trained. Very useful for location. Wouldn't necessarily recommend at less at a pinch - as I was.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
980grahamk wrote a review Jun 2022
Sydney, Australia101 contributions27 helpful votes
Enjoyed our stay location is the key the reception staff very good the room. Had a very. Comfy bed and lounge very clean and large bath room how ever the buffet breakfast was a bit disappointing would stay again if staying. In town
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Date of stay: June 2022
Adrienne G wrote a review May 2022
Adelaide, Australia7 contributions3 helpful votes
We had the airbnb experience from hell in Sydney so we needed somewhere central clean and restorative! This was it!! Devine huge room, Faye Lu upgraded us to deluxe with balcony that opens to Sydney Harbour view!! Beds were huge (mum and daughter) we each had our own double, marble bathroom with a bath and fluffy towels, gorgeous room service charcuterie board and the best quiet sleep. And do central in circular quay!! And absolutely amazing value at around $200 Australian dollars. This is my new go to hotel in Sydney, it’s like my fav the Windsor in Melbourne only better!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
US$187 - US$267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney
Which popular attractions are close to Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney?
Nearby attractions include Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals (0.3 km), 24 Hours In Sydney (0.3 km), and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney?
Conveniently located restaurants include William Blue Dining, Aria Restaurant Sydney, and Gelato Messina Circular Quay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney have airport transportation?
Yes, Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Sydney.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.