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What is the best Sydney Airport Hotel?
Member since 16 Feb 2012
Total posts 133
the best as far as affordable and within walking distance,
Domestic - try Stamford Plaza
International - try Mercure
Thanks arriving domestic leaving international
So i guess either side isnt too bad.
My firend suggested the stamford is a lot better than mecure.
Leaning towards stamford
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 761
Depends when your flight is... if early morning I'd be going for the Rydges.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
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not sure if it is impacting the 'guest experience', but there is a large construction project of apartment blocks in progress (southbankwollicreek.com.au) next to the Mercure Hotel, and from what I can see, rooms facing away from the airport currently overlook the construction site. I attatch a pic taken today to give an idea, and eventually the Mecure will undergo a facelift to incorperate it into this new 'precinct'
oops 'attach'...not attatch...stupid me didn't proof read first
damn.. I'm really having a bad day!!! 'incorperate'=incorporate
Member since 08 Sep 2012
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Clearly undertheradar is a lawyer.
Takes one to know one ;-}
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Member since 04 Jul 2014
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I like Rydges, its not too fancy if you're used to 5 star hotels, but its all you need for an overnight. The view over the tarmac is fantastic.
Closest to International.
Member since 06 Jun 2014
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OK thanks everyone
will look into the rydges
i do enjoy the view of the tarmac.
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 428
The Mrcure Sydney Airport (international side) is dated, and it does take longer to walk from there to the international terminal.
Its also not on any bus or train route from domestic.
But the Rydges, while I have not stayed there, would be the best, as its on the train route, $5.50 or is it still $5 for domestic to international terminal transfer by train, or about $2.60 or so by the route 400 bus.
If you want cheap, the Ibis Budget at domestic, then call for a taxi early in the next morning, is the cheapest, this one, I have used as well. One good thing about the Ibis Budget is that they don't take a credit card surcharge, the others will take $50 or $100 and can take days to refund if you give your credit card, and some have the gall to say they don't want cash deposit for incidentals.
Member since 10 May 2013
Total posts 93
I stayed at the Rydges a few months ago (with a tarmac view) and they had a free shuttle bus to the domestic terminal, so there is no need to catch a train or bus.
Member since 04 Nov 2012
Total posts 61
Rydges, have stayed there many times, so convienient, if have onward QF ticket free bus to Int. terminal and its 50m across road, good food in their street bar & restaurant, big rooms, big shower.
Since I am leaving via international
I have booked the Rydges
Looks great I hope I get a tarmac view
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