When the time came for me to select and book a hotel in Sydney, I decided on the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park after the nice experience I had at Pullman Central Park, Jakarta. Once again, the Pullman group did not disappoint. As my schedule in Sydney was pretty packed with MBFWA activities and I was running around outside most of the time, I didn’t get to spend as much time as I’d have liked at the hotel. The times that I did get to hang around though, was always fantastic. The staff were all really nice and helpful from the moment I checked in, I almost didn’t mind that I was staying at the hotel on my own.
The best part of the hotel is it’s location – it’s centrally located just across the Hyde Park and is a short 10-15 minutes walk to Pitt Street where most of the retail shops like Myer, David Jones, Queen Victoria Building and eateries are located. I had the most wonderful Mexican dinner at Mejico located at 105 Pitt Street and it’s a must-go when you do go to Sydney. You have to try the guacamole, soft shell crab taco and churros! Cab rides to other parts around Sydney like Carriageworks where MBFWA was located, Surrey Hills where most of the cafes are and Bondi Beach were also short and very manageable. This location was perfect for someone like me who was running all around Sydney.
Aside from the cosy room with the amazing huge tub where I spent most nights in after long and tiring days out (in heels!), my favourite bit about the hotel was the beyond amazing view from both my room and the pool. My room was facing the Hyde Park so it was really nice and calming to just sit in the room and look out. At times when I felt like being outdoors, I headed to the pool for the unobstructed view. Check out the view from my picture above. How crazy amazing is that! I could hang at the pool with a latte all day and never get enough.
Most people tell me that it doesn’t really matter which hotel you stay in when you’re on vacation because you never spend that much time in there. I’ve always thought otherwise however, because I think it’s really important to be able to come back to a nice and comfortable place to rest up after running around all day. You really do want to feel relaxed in your ‘lil home away from home after a long day. Plus, won’t you feel more recharged after a good night’s rest and feel like you have more energy to explore the next day?
I’m so glad that the Pullman made my both recent trips so comfortable and perfect.
More details on the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park: http://www.pullmansydneyhydepark.com.au/