When it comes to choosing hotels sometimes location....location...location has to be the reason. For those travelling in and out of Sydney Mercure Sydney International Airport Hotel wins hands down for a convenient and comfortable hotel for weary travellers.
In my case, I'm staying here prior to flying out to Thailand today and I've thoroughly enjoyed the convenience and comfort of staying at Mercure Sydney International Airport Hotel.
Mercure Sydney International Airport Hotel is conveniently located near Sydney International Airport with a shuttle bus costing just $6 to and from the airport. However, I'm a light traveller, a skill I taught myself years ago, so I have opted to walk to the airport which is about a 15 minute walk with no roads to cross. I figure I'm going to be sitting down for a long time so I may as well get some exercise.
The other surprising feature of Mercure Sydney International Airport Hotel is there are plenty of parks and it is surrounded by water, so for those travellers wishing to take a walk, or sit in the sunshine or even just sit and watch the planes take off and land, there are plenty of places outside to relax.
The hotel has a welcoming feel about it, with a nice bright lobby and comfy chairs to sink into. Talking about convenience; there is an ATM on site and business centre which is handy for those needing to get online.
Mercure Sydney International Airport Hotel is about a five minute walk through the park, alongside the river to Wolli Creek where there is a train station and plenty of cafes and restaurants as well as grocery shopping. To be honest there is really no need to leave the hotel as it features a great in-room dining menu, bar and lounge with casual dining, and Season's Restaurant offering an international breakfast buffet, including eggs cooked to order, bacon, hash browns, grilled tomatoes and baked beans. For dinner the restaurant is a la carte and features delicious, modern Australian-fusion cuisine with an emphasis on grills and fresh, local produce. I did not have the opportunity to dine in the restaurant as I had an event to attend.
My room was very comfortable overlooking the airport, Kogarah Golf Course with water views. There is a lot of construction going on in the area so that spoils the view a little. I watched an amazing sunrise this morning.
My room has a desk, King sized bed that assisted me to sleep soundly, and a great selection of pillows. As well there is a large flat screen TV and a comfortable day bed.
Normally my mind thinks of airport hotels as dodgy little rooms but this is definitely not the case here.
I am very impressed with the hotel's bar and lounge. It is tastefully decorated and made me feel like sinking into a chair as if I was in some stylish home. There's a huge TV screen, lounges and tables for dining. I was pretty hungry when I arrived and couldn't resist the Flathead and Chips. Good choice Deb! A very enjoyable lunch indeed.
The bar offers local and imported beers and the extensive Mercure “wines from the cellar” menu.
For business meetings requiring guests to fly into Sydney, Mercure Sydney International Airport Hotel is the perfect venue for conferences, events and training seminars. With 11 flexible meeting and event venues and function rooms, encompassing over 800 square metres of space and accommodating anywhere from 4 to 400 guests. That's pretty impressive!
Personally I have totally enjoyed staying in this very convenient and pleasant hotel. The staff are courteous, friendly and helpful. The hotel is clean and bright with a great range of facilities. I think the uniqueness of Mercure Sydney International Airport Hotel is the surrounding waterways (Cooks River), Kogarah Golf Course, Rowers on Cooks River, parks and Wolli Creek's cafe's and train station nearby.
Staying here as certainly made a great start to my short stay in Thailand.
Well I guess I'd better check on my flight status on the board in the lobby and make plans to get going.