Video: Plane spotting from my room
I was invited to the Pullman Sydney Airport ✈️ to review the hotel, so I chose a Sunday to check it out. The Pullman Sydney Airport is conveniently placed in Mascot, near both the domestic terminal and only a 7 minute walk to Mascot Train station. It is also in an area that is BOOMING, and without a doubt this region is turning into quite an impressive part of Sydney.
So I arrived in Style, as you do, in a Builder's Truck! Not one of those fancy Hi Lux's, oh no, this classy woman was dropped off in a truck that's done well over 300K! My brother decided he'd drop his sister down to the hotel in style. LOL Sydney "CHIC" arriving in a truck!
Click smaller images to enlarge. Below Alexander and Julia on reception. Deb's transport and Gillie and Marc decor, which is placed around the hotel giving it a very modern and artistic appeal.
I met the reception staff, Alexander and Julia, who were lovely and before I knew it I was on my way up to my room. I must say as soon as I stepped into the foyer of the Pullman Sydney Airport I was more than impressed. Yes it is one of the newer hotels in Sydney, and that makes a difference, but the vibe was so relaxed and welcoming, I felt like I was in my own home.
The decor is fabulous, and everything is open plan. The bar and restaurant have a New York style vibe.
Those treats below! #EatenOnArrival
I totally loved this room as soon as I opened the door. It has amazing decor, fab views and a bathroom I wish I could take home with me. Note the wooden panelling on the walls - that's actually flooring from a local company! Everything about this room is sensational. Now I've stayed in so many hotels that I could not even begin to count how many. Some are the five star hotels in the CBD, and I have to say, if I was a business traveller I'd rather my company put me up here at Pullman Sydney Airport, and let me take a cab or train to the CBD.
My corner room is open, modern, and overlooks the airport so I can plane spot to my heart's content. The bed is a King, the desk is big enough to set up my laptop, camera and notes, and the wardrobe, as you can see from the photos, is all glass. As for the bath? WOW!
As it turned out the bed was very comfortable and I had a wonderful sleep. The curtains black out all the light when closed.
I can slightly hear the planes take off, but to be honest, I live in Potts Point (really more like Kings Cross) and noise is my number one enemy and staying here is so quiet.
The room is high tech with a 48-inch flat-screen interactive TV and high-speed wi-fi.
The bathroom toiletries are supplied by CO Bigelow Apothecaries, and they are intoxicating!
I went up to the Executive Lounge to check it out. Executive guests enjoy a premium breakfast, all-day bites and refreshments, evening drinks and express check-in/check-out. There is wonderful seating with a view overlooking beautiful fig trees.
MEETINGS AND EVENTS (MICE)
There is a great space for conferences, events and training. Companies can order a tailor-made menu and have the added value of the IT Solutions Manager who will oversee all technical aspects of every event.
Pullman respects the traditional owners of the land around Botany Bay, and named the meeting spaces in their honour. Gamay (also known as Kamay) is what the original inhabitants called Botany Bay. Bediegal and Gweagal are two clan groups who lived in the area. Burraga, Cora and Cruwee are legendary Aboriginal leaders.
Now on to dinner at Mobius Bar and Grill.
Firstly, shout out here to the great staff; Faith, Abi, Katalina and Chef Ben for the great service and good company, as I was doing this review alone. I also met Chef Daniel the next morning who has worked in several restaurants and 5-star hotels, including Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour.
I ordered two amazing dishes thanks to Faith's recommendations, and I was not disappointed
Barramundi, chilli crab sauce, crisp soft shell crab.
This dish was amazing. Barramundi cooked perfectly and flakey. The chilli crab sauce was mild, and for someone who really doesn't enjoy chilli, this sauce has made me more interested to explore this flavour. The soft shell crab was perfect, and together with the Bok Choi, this dish is just right for the traveller who wants a taste sensation without too many calories.
Let me point out here the first thing I said to Faith, who was looking after me, I was not going to order a huge amount of food, because as soon as I am full I'm done! So we agreed that I would order two half plates only. I love this concept! I really love this concept and wish more restaurants would copy this.
Zucchini, chilli and lemon linguini, feta.
Faith suggested that I would adore this dish. I challenged her on this because I'm not a big chilli fan. As it turns out this was a combination of flavours that complemented each other perfectly. Chef Ben told me that it was quite a tricky dish to produce because they use Preserved Lemons, and the trick was to add just the right amount otherwise it would be too salty. I've cooked with Preserved Lemons myself, and I failed. This dish was spot on. In fact, it was the subtle, but noticeable flavour of lemon, that won me, combined with a hint of chilli, and a zucchini flower as well as zucchini shavings combined with the topping of Feta that brought it all together.
Faith then came and asked me would I like dessert? OMG ...I can't possibly, however I was still slowly slipping on one of the best Reds, I've ever had Cape Barren McLaren Vale Native Goose Shiraz 2015 so I agreed on a small cheese platter. Good choice Deb!
Next to me was a huge table for a family, little kids, parents and grandparents. When I asked to sit next to the window for the light, Faith advised me a large group booking was right next to me. I didn't mind, I wanted the light for my photos.
The "Family" turned up, and yes, they were big, and they were loud! Kids, prams and adults galore!
After half an hour, I approached "The Family" and asked if I could take a pic of them enjoying dinner at Mobius Bar and Grill.
As it turned out we got chatting, and I soon found out most of them were jetting off to Dubai and had to be at the airport at 3.00 am in the morning. The reason? The son and husband, Mark, has a new job with Emirates and he is currently in training. His wife and children are heading off to live there for the next five years. I spoke to Mark's mum who told me that she and her husband are also heading off to help the family settle in. I resonated so much with this, as my brother, Kevin, is a pilot for Cathay Pacific, and he too, had to relocate to Hong Kong for a number of years when he first started with the airline.
I really enjoyed meeting this family, and it shows how wonderful a classy hotel makes international travelling so much more convenient and enjoyable when so close to an airport.
I enjoyed the breakfast, you can order buffet, continental and order eggs. The food was fresh and the bacon crispy. My hostess, Cynthia was very attentive.
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The hotel have its own bees producing honey for the kitchen (I had noticed before I found out about the bees, lots of them flying outside my window on the 7th floor)
There is also a herb garden outside supplying herbs for the kitchen
The restaurant has its own slicing machine for cheese and meats
The Kitchen is open plan
There is a well-equipped modern gym
The corridors are decorated to match the airport runway
Not far from Mascot with lots of places to eat
If you are travelling either domestic or international you won't regret staying here. Of course if you are a weary international tourist visiting Sydney, trust me, don't struggle getting to the city, just chill out here first and relax. After that, you will be ready to explore the many things to do in Sydney.
DISCLAIMER: I was a guest of the Pullman Sydney Airport and I thank them for their hospitality. My review is an honest account of my experience and I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to my readers. Please read my full disclaimer here. There is one affiliate link in this post, that means if you book through the link this will give Sydney Chic a small commission which helps fund this website.