Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review – An SPG Life

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Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review by Mel Mc.

The beautiful, 5 star luxury The Westin Sydney hotel is located in Martin Place is a mix of modern elegance and historical charm. 

The Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review

The Westin Sydney was like our second home for two years before Sydney became our permanent destination. The Valet staff are always there to open your car door upon arrival and ready to assist with your luggage if required. The Lobby is grand with high ceilings surrounded by artwork and is the central point between the heritage General Post Office (GPO) building and the modern Tower rooms.

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Our frequent stays in Sydney and other Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) destinations soon meant we were SPG Gold Preferred Guests which entitle us to aWelcome GiftEnhanced room (subject to availability) and a Late 4pm check-out on each stay. Having access to the SPG Platinum/Gold Preferred desk, always meant a smooth and speedy check-in and check-out process. The friendly service extended to the staff coming from behind the desk to hand you the room keys.

The Westin is centrally located and close to The Rocks, the buzzing Westfield Pitt Street Mall, the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The Concierge service has been amazing and is a valuable resource of local knowledge and Sydney hotspot recommendations. Concierge has been very accommodating in obtaining last minute or hard to get reservations at fine dining establishments like Tetsuya’s and Quay. With SPG Welcome Gifts, acknowledgement of our 10th stay and Champagne on my birthday, it’s an alluring hotel to enjoy your return stays.

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Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review – Property

Hotel Type: 5 Star Luxury

1. The hotel is located…  Out of town  |  In the City  |  Near everything
2. During the day, the local area is…  Dodgy  |  Quiet  |  Buzzing  |  Hip
3. At night, the local area is…  Scary  |  Noisy  |  Dead  |  Buzzy
4. The hotel decor is…  Dated  |  Boring  |  Modern  |  Swanky
5. The vibe is…  Quiet  |  Business  |  Classic  |  Fun  |  Chic  |  Hip
6. The hotel breakfast was…  Not tried  |  Pricey  |  Meh  |  Amazing
7. The restaurant/room service food was…  Not tried  |  Basic  | Pretty Good |  Epic
8. The hotel bar was…   Not tried  |  Quiet  |  Buzzing  |  Hip
9. The hotel pool/spa was…  Not available  |  Quiet  |  Busy  |  Hip
10. The staff at the hotel were…  Apathetic  |  Friendly enough  |  Wonderful

Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review | EXECUTIVE SUITES

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– CORNER SUITE – Modern elegance with separate living and master bed. An extremely spacious 69 sqm
– NUMBER – 2109
– VIEW – City with partial water views
– BED – Signature Heavenly Bed® – King size and dreamy
– BATHROOM – Aqua and marble bliss. Heavenly Bath® overlooking the city and separate rain shower
– BATH AMENITIES – White Tea by Westin™ – White Tea Aloe Collection. Extra amenities are also included in the suite
– MINI BAR – More than sufficient including Champagne, wine, scotch, spirits, Maltesers, Tim Tams, Pringles, beer, juices and soft drinks
– BREAKFAST – In the Westin Executive Club Lounge and included
– LOVED – The ample space compared to the Tower rooms, the walk-in-robe, secondary WC and included benefits of the Westin Executive Club Lounge

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Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review – Room 2109

Overall, would we recommend this hotel to our friends? YES

1. The size of the room felt… Tiny | Ample | Spacious | Palatial
2. The view from the room is of the… None | Street | District | Garden | City | Water
3. The hotel room decor is… Plain basic | Elegant luxury | Designer cool | Modern swanky
4. The size of the bathroom was… Pokey | Small | Large | Massive
5. The bath is… No bath | Small | Standard | Large | With spa
6. Bathroom amenities are… No brand | Standard | Hotel Brand | Luxury
7. Storage space in the room was… Very little | Just enough | Plentiful | Walk Ins!
8. Wi-Fi access in the room was… Not available | Pricey | Slow | FREE!
9. Noise from outside the room was… Like Central Station | Bearable | None
10. The mini-bar was… Not available | Nothing special | Everything you could want | Some items complimentary

Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review | HERITAGE SUPERIOR ROOMS

Located in the heritage General Post Office (GPO) building

– ROOM – Modern elegance with french doors and high ceilings
– NUMBER – 117
– VIEW – View directly over Martin Place
– BED – Signature Heavenly Bed® – King size and dreamy
– BATHROOM – Aqua and marble bliss. Heavenly Bath® and separate rain shower
– BATH AMENITIES – White Tea by Westin™ – White Tea Aloe Collection
– MINI BAR – More than sufficient including Champagne, wine, scotch, spirits, Maltesers, Tim Tams, Pringles, beer, juices and soft drinks
– LOVED – The upgrade from a Tower room to the very spacious Heritage room, the walk-in-robe and view over Martin Place

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Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review heritage superior room

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Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review – Room 117

1. The size of the room felt… Tiny | Ample | Spacious | Palatial
2. The view from the room is of the… None | Street | District | Garden | City | Water
3. The hotel room decor is… Plain basic | Elegant luxury | Designer cool | Modern swanky
4. The size of the bathroom was… Pokey | Small | Large | Massive
5. The bath is… No bath | Small | Standard | Large | With spa
6. Bathroom amenities are… No brand | Standard | Hotel Brand | Luxury
7. Storage space in the room was… Very little | Just enough | Plentiful | Walk Ins!
8. Wi-Fi access in the room was… Not available | Pricey | Slow | FREE!
9. Noise from outside the room was… Like Central Station | Bearable | None
10. The mini-bar was… Not available | Nothing special | Everything you could want | Some items complimentary

Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review | TOWER PREMIUM ROOMS

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Located on floors 20 to 27

– ROOM – Modern elegance and spacious
– PREFERRED NUMBERS – 2301, 2401 and 2402 – City view over Martin Place and the GPO Clock Tower
– NUMBERS  2014, 2214, 2614, 2615 – City views, nothing spectacular though
– BED – Signature Heavenly Bed® – King size and dreamy
– BATHROOM – Aqua and marble bliss. Heavenly Bath® and separate rain shower
– BATH AMENITIES – White Tea by Westin™ – White Tea Aloe Collection
– MINI BAR – More than sufficient including Champagne, wine, scotch, spirits, Maltesers, Tim Tams, Pringles, beer, juices and soft drinks
– LOVED – The SPG Gold Enhanced rooms 2401 and 2402 – The higher floor with a view over Martin Place. The glass wall between the tub and the bedroom

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Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review – Rooms 2301, 2401 and 2402

1. The size of the room felt… Tiny | Ample | Spacious | Palatial
2. The view from the room is of the… None | Street | District | Garden | City | Water
3. The hotel room decor is… Plain basic | Elegant luxury | Designer cool | Modern swanky
4. The size of the bathroom was… Pokey | Small | Large | Massive
5. The bath is… No bath | Small | Standard | Large | With spa
6. Bathroom amenities are… No brand | Standard | Hotel Brand | Luxury
7. Storage space in the room was… Very little | Just enough | Plentiful | Walk Ins!
8. Wi-Fi access in the room was… Not available | Pricey | Slow | FREE!
9. Noise from outside the room was… Like Central Station | Bearable | None
10. The mini-bar was… Not available | Nothing special | Everything you could want | Some items complimentary

Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review | TOWER DELUXE ROOMS

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Located on floors 9 to 19

– ROOMS – Modern elegance and spacious
– NUMBERS – 915 and 1015
– VIEW – City views, nothing spectacular though
– BED – Signature Heavenly Bed® – King size and dreamy
– BATHROOM – Aqua and marble bliss. Heavenly Bath® and separate rain shower
– BATH AMENITIES – White Tea by Westin™ – White Tea Aloe Collection
– MINI BAR – More than sufficient including Champagne, wine, scotch, spirits, Maltesers, Tim Tams, Pringles, beer, juices and soft drinks
– OTHER – Also stayed in Tower Superior Rooms 510 (Atrium view – Two Double beds) and 714 (City views, nothing spectacular)
– LOVED – The glass wall between the tub and the bedroom

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Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review – Rooms 915 and 1015

1. The size of the room felt… Tiny | Ample | Spacious | Palatial
2. The view from the room is of the… None | Street | District | Garden | City | Water
3. The hotel room decor is… Plain basic | Elegant luxury | Designer cool | Modern swanky
4. The size of the bathroom was… Pokey | Small | Large | Massive
5. The bath is… No bath | Small | Standard | Large | With spa
6. Bathroom amenities are… No brand | Standard | Hotel Brand | Luxury
7. Storage space in the room was… Very little | Just enough | Plentiful | Walk Ins!
8. Wi-Fi access in the room was… Not available | Pricey | Slow | FREE!
9. Noise from outside the room was… Like Central Station | Bearable | None
10. The mini-bar was… Not available | Nothing special | Everything you could want | Some items complimentary

Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review | SUMMARY

What you need to know….

– RESTAURANT – The SuperFoods inspired menu allows you to be health conscious as well as enjoy the chefs culinary delights at Mosaic. The buffet breakfast includes a Gluten free station and for dinner there is a One, Two or Three Course menu depending on your appetite which includes a glass of house red or white wine for a fabulous price
– BAR – Relax in The Bar, Lounge and Room with a cocktail or wine paired with something light to eat. SPG members also receive a 15% discount on food at The Bar, Lounge and Room or Mosaic
– ROOM SERVICE – Great menu including the SuperFood options, though a tad pricey
– HOTEL – Mix of modern elegance and historical charm
– IN-ROOM SPA – Haven’t tried yet!
– WI FI – Surcharge. SPG Gold guests can select complimentary internet access as the Welcome Gift each stay if required
– LOCATION – Sydney CBD
– PRICE TAG – Luxe

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Westin Sydney Hotel Guest Review | BOOK

Starwood Hotels and ResortsStarwood Preferred Guest or The Westin Sydney
1 Martin Place, Sydney NSW

All photos by Mel McLeod ©

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