Hotels / TRAVEL

[HOTEL REVIEW] Metro Hotel Sydney Central

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I spent three days and two nights in Sydney a few months ago. I went as a translator for my Dad, who had business meetings to attend to. His schedule was packed, but we only had two days, so we decided to stay as close to the places for the meetings as possible.

After a lot of research on Agoda, I settled on the Metro Hotel Sydney Central. Its location was perfect. The price was reasonable. And the reviews were good.

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We arrived by taxi on Thursday morning, which I later regretted because using a shuttle bus would be much cheaper. Check-in time was at two and our first meeting wasn’t until eleven, so we had a good few hours to get a coffee and enjoy the crisp Sydney morning air. We left our luggage with the concierge and set out to explore the city. I was particularly excited, because that was the first time my Dad and I were traveling together, just the two of us.

There were many restaurants, mini marts, and cafes around the hotel, but my Dad felt most comfortable with Starbucks. I hadn’t had their white hot chocolate for ages (not available in Indonesia). It was really good.

By the time we got back to the hotel, it was well after four. We were jet-lagged, tired, and starving. Fortunately, check-in was a breeze. The staffs were very friendly and accommodating. We were settled in our deluxe twin room in minutes.

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Delux Twin Room. Picture taken from Asia Room

Our room was on the fifth floor, which thankfully didn’t face the main road, but was right next to the elevators. The elevators made a lot of noise all night, but it was still tolerable, so we didn’t complain.

The room was really small and basic, but comfortable enough. The beds were okay, though it was a little too short for my Dad. The bathroom was clean and had all the necessary amenities. There were a flat-screen TV, a safe deposit box, and a refrigerator, but there was no coffee/tea making facility. Wi-fi was expensive, so we decided to just go internet free for a few days.

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay in Metro Hotel Sydney Central. The places for our meetings were all walking distance from the hotel. The Central Station was just a 10-minute walk away. The bustling and busy George Street was around the corner. Restaurants and cafes were everywhere. Our room didn’t have much, but we got what we paid for. My Dad was already telling me to book this hotel for our next visit.

I definitely would recommend this hotel to businessmen or couples looking for a comfortable and affordable place to stay in Sydney CBD.

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