The Sydney Boulevard Hotel

October 15, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel
90 William Street
Sydney
New South Wales 2011
Australia


http://www.sydneyboulevard.com.au/


Comfortable, Affordable, But Ageing Hotel

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: Oct-2014
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 6
Service: 7
Value for Money: 9
Spent about SGD $500 per person.
- $400 Accomodation 5D4N
-$100 Room Service


Nearby Attractions: Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Sydney Convention And Exhibition Centre, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney Chinatown, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney Fish Market, The Rocks, Sydney Tower, Sydney Chinese Gardens, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife World, Pyrmont Bridge, Sydney Monorail, Hyde Park, ANZAC War Memorial, Australian Museum, Museum Of Sydney, Powerhouse Museum, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Royal Botanic Gardens, Taronga Zoo, The Star Casino


Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, 1 Ballroom, 4 Conference Rooms, Laundry Service, Free Wi-Fi, Gymnasium, 2 Restaurants (Seasons Cafe, The Vard Espresso Bar & Restaurant), Sauna, Steam Room, Doctor On Call, Car Rental, Bicycle Rental, Floral Service, Tour Desk, In-Room TV Guide, Currency Exchange


Hotel Activities: Business Meetings, Exercise Work Out, Sauna, Internet Surfing, City Tours


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The Sydney Boulevard Hotel


Introduction
Located near the Sydney central business district, just a 20 minute drive away from the airport, The Sydney Boulevard Hotel is an excellent place for holidays or business meetings, due to its convenience and accessibility. This great location just outside the main central business district also means The Sydney Boulevard Hotel is slightly more affordable than other hotels. However, it shows signs of ageing.



Ambience
The Sydney Boulevard Hotel is very weak in terms of ambience and decor. The hotel shows signs of ageing, and while it's clean and comfortable, the dim lighting and dull colours don't lend a cheery atmosphere. Corridors are dank, but I like that the conference rooms are lit by natural sunlight.



Room
As a 4 star hotel, The Sydney Boulevard Hotel has comfortable, good-sized rooms. The best part is their free wifi throughout the hotel, and the spacious and well-stocked bathrooms. Beds are large and comfortable, but the room doesn't have any cooking equipment beyond a water boiler / kettle. I also like that the rooms have a clear city view, but I wished there were more television channel options.



Food
Food options at The Sydney Boulevard Hotel are limited, with a small in room dining menu. The quality of food at Seasons Cafe isn't that great either, edible but below average in taste. In fact, I'll recommend avoiding any dining at the The Sydney Boulevard Hotel, there are much better food options within walking distance.



Service
Service at The Sydney Boulevard Hotel is friendly and welcoming, and I commend the efficiency of staff at fulfilling requests. The Sydney Boulevard Hotel gets a lot of group / tour bookings, but staff still carry out requests quickly during peak periods. They are also quite knowledgeable about the surrounding area of Sydney.



Facilities & Activities
The Sydney Boulevard Hotel is very conveniently located just a few blocks outside the central business district, within 10 minutes walking distance. I also like that the The Sydney Boulevard Hotel has a well equipped gymnasium, sauna, and steam room, with a variety of workout and exercise options. Beyond that however, there is very little activities to do within the hotel, or for children.



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The Sydney Boulevard Hotel 01 - Exterior Facade

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel 02 - Bedroom

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel 03 - Bathroom

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel 04 - Room Layout

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel 05 - Gymnasium

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel 06 - Exercise Balls & Mats

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel 07 - Main Lobby

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel 08 - Seasons Cafe

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel 09 - Conference Rooms

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel 10 - Steam Room





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