Finding well-priced accommodation in Sydney can be a bit of a challenge, especially during week days. When there’s an event on you can forget about watching the budget so I’m always keen to find hotels that offer decent rates and good value to put on my list.
Adina has a reputation for providing comfortable apartment hotel accommodation at rates that won’t send you into debt. In Sydney, there are several to choose from. A google search of Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney brings up a list of properties in Sydney, from Coogee to Baulkham Hills and several in the CBD.
Of all Adina’s apartment hotels, history lovers will enjoy staying at the one opposite Central Station.
It’s actually called Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Central – not to be confused with Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney.
The hotel at Central Station is in a grand heritage-listed building, a restored post office actually.
Why stay here?
It’s in a great location near Chinatown, which has lots of restaurants, and the Spanish Quarter, if you’re hankering for tapas.
The hotel is opposite Central Station, where you can jump on the City Circle train to the Sydney Opera House or Circular Quay.
It’s worth nothing that if you’re in a hurry, the platform is quite a long hike.
What’s the décor like?
The lobby is surprisingly contemporary and decorated with cheerful, colourful and modern artworks. The high ceilings capture a feeling of grandeur.
What’s the accommodation like?
There are studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments that have a home away from home feel.
The good thing about booking an apartment-style hotel is it comes with, dining table, kitchen and clothes washing facilities.
You also get all the facilities you’d expect in a city apartment, such as heated swimming pool and gym.
I stayed in a loft apartment, which was spacious and had floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
It felt much like staying in a city pad, with busy city views, belonging to a friend.
I had a television upstairs in the loft and one downstairs.
My bathroom was stocked with Antipodean Body Care products.
The bed was very comfortable and I had a good night’s sleep.
What’s there to eat?
Room service is provided by Mezbah Central, which serves Middle Eastern cuisine. But of course, there are plenty of eateries in Chinatown.
What we didn’t like
High in-room internet costs (Wifi is $12.50 an hour or $24.95 a day). Wifi is free in the lobby.
What’s the bottom line?
Rooms from A$135 a night at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Central, 2 Lee Street, New South Wales, Australia
Christina Pfeiffer was a guest of TFE Hotels.
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