If you are looking for great value hotels in Sydney, then check out the Cambridge Hotel in Surry Hills.
I was invited to stay at the Cambridge Hotel in Surry Hills for a night. The funny thing about this is I actually used to live practically next door to the hotel only last year. When I lived in Riley Street, I often thought to myself that it was a popular hotel as I noticed guests always coming and going, and many seemed to be international visitors as well as national.
I arrived early so that I could still work whilst I was here and checked in around 1.30 pm. The staff at the Cambridge Hotel Surry Hills are courteous, helpful and have big smiles. I like big smiles!
Checking in was quick but I did have to leave a credit card as is usual practice in hotels. Once I was checked in I went up to level 10 where I entered a room that greeted me with sunshine and a great view. I was impressed by the room size (King City View Room) and the cleanliness. Actually the whole hotel is spotless. The only thing that I thought was failing are the small lifts but I did have many a good conversation in the lifts with other guests.
Not long after I arrived in my room there was a knock on the door and a lovely box of chocolates arrived to welcome me. They didn't last long!
Once I unpacked I hooked up to the internet and took some time to do some work, glancing up quite frequently to check out the view and eating chocolates.
The Cambridge Hotel Surry Hills is conveniently situated in within a 10-minute walk to World Square and 15-20 minute to the CBD via Hyde Park. When I lived in this area I loved the convenience of being close to everything as well as the vibrant people, shops, hotels and everything else that makes Surry Hills such a popular place to live and visit.
I’m still a local in the area, just up the road a bit now at Potts Point, which brings me back to how convenient the Cambridge Hotel is to some very interesting places in Sydney. It’s a 20-minute walk to Kings Cross from the hotel and if you are visiting on a Saturday it’s really worth checking out the Kings Cross Markets for fresh produce and great food.
Photo: Taken from my balcony with the Opera House
The hotel has internet, a pool, parking and is in close proximity to shops and some great pubs. Speaking of pubs, the Porterhouse, which is an Irish Pub is just across the road and the in-house menu is actually served from the Porterhouse Kitchen. Some great pub food can be delivered to your room at reasonable prices plus a $4 delivery fee.
Photo: I took inside the Porterhouse Irish Pub
For those wishing a little bit finer dining then Baccomatto Osteria is the place to experience Italian food & wine. Baccomatto uses the freshest of ingredients including all their pasta made fresh on a daily basis. Baccomatto Osteria also houses the daily breakfast at the Cambridge Hotel I chose the continental for $15 with delightful pastries, preserves, cold meats, cereal, juices, toast plus tea or coffee.
Photo: I took inside Baccomatto Osteria
Having been a local of the area for a number of years now I can assure you that staying here at the Cambridge Hotel Surry Hills is a great choice and will cost you much less than one of the CBD hotels. This particlar room is great value for money and has a King Size bed which is very comfortable, great storage, a lounge, view and desk to work on.
The bathroom has a bath and shower with great toiletries by Urban Skincare Co. The water heated up quickly without having to wait ages as in some places.
Photo: The Clock Hotel Crown St Surry Hill
For those who are not familiar with Sydney, the Cambridge is in Surry Hills close to Oxford Street. Oxford Street is famous for the Sydney Gay Mardi Gras Parade as well as vibrant nightlife.
ATTRACTIONS IN THE AREA
Slide Bar (shows and dinner)
Walk to Sydney CBD
Photo: Bourke St Surry Hills
DISCLAIMER: I was a guest of the Cambrige Hotel Surry Hills