What is the best Sydney Airport Hotel?

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airADL

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What is the best Sydney Airport Hotel?

charlieg

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the best as far as affordable and within walking distance,

Domestic - try Stamford Plaza

International - try Mercure

airADL

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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

hutch

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Depends when your flight is... if early morning I'd be going for the Rydges.

undertheradar Banned

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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'

undertheradar Banned

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oops 'attach'...not attatch...stupid me didn't proof read first

undertheradar Banned

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damn.. I'm really having a bad day!!! 'incorperate'=incorporate

alex_upgrade77

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Clearly undertheradar is a lawyer.

Takes one to know one ;-}

jackthomas

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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. 

maddenlionel

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Agreed, Rydges. 

If you haven't signed up already, sign up for "Priority guest rewards" prior to making a booking. as you get 10% off the best online rate as well as a free drink (voucher) when you check in. 

airADL

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OK thanks everyone 

will look into the rydges

i do enjoy the view of the tarmac.

Andrew Barkery

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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.

tronek

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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.

gumshoe

Member since 04 Nov 2012

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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.

airADL

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Since I am leaving via international 

I have booked the Rydges

Looks great I hope I get a tarmac view

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