Well, the hotel isn't 160 yr old, but i thought that would be a good opener! i got you didn't i. laughs. Though the building is. Built as a post office in 1854, and the first grand building of Sydney, is enriched with history, and though a lot of extension is new and modern, make sure you go and walk around to see, feel and read what was and how it evolved. The hotel got built 125 yrs later, and it meets to its standards world over. Beautiful bathroom. Spacious room. However i was surprised not to see disposable moccasins for walking around in the room. a standard feature of all up market hotels.
Anyways, besides that, a few steps away from it and you are in the heart of CBD (Central Business District - read shopping, for those that don't know of Australia). So its practically one of the best addresses to stay at, for you shop and you can't possibly drag your bags around much after few hours, and before you start getting ugly, just hop in, offload and you are free to splurge again, or perhaps get an amazing cup of cappuccino or flat white.
my memorable moment at the hotel, were actually two moments.
At midnight, standing in my room with curtains drawn facing the historical clock and watching its majestic self striking the bells. The other,at 7am, walking the steps from the street through its corridors, into the main door that read General Post office, reading names of Post Master Generals that gave their lives during the war, engraved on a huge slab right next to this old staircase that leads up to beautifully painted ceilings with years of history written on it.
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- Also Known As:
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