There's nothing too exciting about a Travelodge but that's probably part of the attraction. You know what to expect and it usually delivers. The Travelodge Wentworth in Sydney was no exception to the rule. The reception staff were welcoming although I was a little surprised that they wanted a deposit rather than just a credit card imprint.
The room was up on the 16th floor which kept the sound of traffic at bay. The only real disturbance was someone showering at midnight. The room was basic but adequate if you plan to spend your trip out and about. The room was equipped with a little kitchen sink and microwave as well as the usual kettle and complimentary tea/coffee and milk. We had a table and two chairs. TV was free but there were additional charges for movie channels. The bed was reasonably comfortable although the bottom sheet did seem a bit small and kept coming off the bed, though that could have been due to the occupant of course! The ensuite had a shower.
As for location, this particular Travelodge was situated close to the Chinatown area of Sydney. It was about five minutes walk to Museum train station which connects to the Airport and the free bus was also nearby. If you like exploring on foot then all the main attractions are within walking distance.
Given a good deal on price then I would recommend it as a base for exploring Sydney.
I stayed at the Travelodge in Sydney on a recent trip there for 10 nights. I'm not sure what the usual rates are for the Travelodge, but we managed to bag an amazing bargain, paying just over £30 per night for the room.
The hotel is centrally located in Sydney, between Kings Cross and Darlinghurst, very close to Hyde Park. It takes around 20 minutes to walk from the Travelodge to the harbour and the Sydney Opera House.
When we checked in, the staff were friendly and helpful, and were very knowledgable when we came to them during the course of our stay with various questions.
I was very impressed with our room when we arrived, it was spacious, clean and comfortable, and also came with a small kitchenette where we had a fridge, sink, kettle and microwave.
The hotel has a breakfast restaurant, however as we were room only, I am unable to comment on the breakfasts provided. There isn't any further food provision at the hotel, however in the rooms there are leaflets with a collection of menus from local restaurants from which you can order and have it delivered to your room. It did incur a delivery charge of I think $7, so we tended to go out for food instead, but it was a nice idea if you fancy an evening in.
There is internet provision at the hotel, which was a little expensive, and the wi-fi was very overpriced, I think around $20 for 24 hours access.
Overall I would highly recommend this hotel as being a great base for exploring Sydney. In such an exciting city, you won't be spending much time in your hotel, but it's good to know that you have somewhere comfortable and relaxing to come back to at the end of a busy day of sightseeing.
I stayed at this hotel three times during my stay in Australia and I would throughly recommend it. The rooms themselves are big (big enough to have two suitcases and their contents strewn all over the floor!) and even have a little kitchenette complete with fridge and microwave so you can heat and store food. A range of cutlery and kitchen utensils are provided and everything was very clean.
As I stayed at the hotel three times, I saw three different room styles and there are some rooms - namely those at the end of the corridors on the lower floors that seemed smaller and much more cramped. Luckily, I also benefitted from staying on the top floor and the views.
Having come to the hotel with a large load of washing, it was refreshing to find that the hotel had both washing machines and tumble driers available for use (coin operated). These seemed well used, but I never had to queue to use either.
The hotel is in a good location for walking down town. It is slightly further out than some tourists may be willing to walk, but I would say it's a 15 minute walk to the main central area of Sydney (further if you're going to the Opera House area and The Rocks). It's also about a 15 minute walk to Darling Harbour which has a range of bars and restaurants (plus a tourist information centre).
The hotel offers a left luggage room to store your bags on the day of check in/check out, and has a smaller bar/restaurant area. I didn't use the bar or the restaurant so I can't comment on the level of service here.
Compared to Travelodge in the UK, this was of a much higher standard and didn't just feel a like a glorified hostel. However, the prices as a result were higher than those in the UK. The reception staff were very helpful and the hotel is associated with an airport taxi service which picks up and drops off run in front of the hotel.
Me and my partner stayed here the night before we went home. We had been in Australia for 6 weeks, and this was the perfect place to end a wonderful 'holiday'.
For a bargain of a price, we stayed in what felt like absolute luxury. Compared to other travelodges we have stayed at, and compared to most hotels we have stayed at, this hotel appeared to have everything.
We didn't have a 'special' room, as in, we didn't pay extra to be a suite or anything (not that I know of a travelodge, that offers this).
The room was as if you could live there, and pay rent!
Sleeping Area - bed was huge
It had a separate seating area - sofa
- coffee table
- dining table!
- large tv (compared to the usual
Kitchen Area - microwave
Bathroom - large
- roomy shower
It was also very clean, spotless!
There was a restaurant with bar, which was 'classy', where you felt you can have a romantic meal.
Staff were helpful, and courteous. A wonderful place to stay.