Pullman At Sydney Olympic Park
Pullman at Sydney Olympic Park is a unique 5 star hotel in the dynamic sports, entertainment, business and technology hub that is Sydney Olympic Park. The upscale hotel offers business travellers 212 rooms, meeting rooms for up to 220 people and wireless Internet in all areas. Enjoy panoramic views of Sydney, toast your success in the chic wine bar and savour contemporary Australian cuisine in Bacar restaurant.
- AmbivalentThis is a tough one to review. The location is both a positive and a negative, and the price compounds the ambivalence. The first and most important thing… to note here is you have to be staying here for a sporting event in the Sydney Olympic Park area, as we were. We travelled up for a major sporting final event. ANZ Stadium is directly across the road and Spotless Stadium (home of the GIANTS) is just a few minutes stroll away. The Olympic aquatic centre is near by. Sydney Showgrounds within reach. Infrequently served train station just over the road. Other than this, there is absolutely nothing to do in the area. We enjoyed the proximity to Spotless; however, it was an absolute ghost town either side of the match and there was nothing to do but eat take-away (McDonalds, Subway, Oporto, etc all within a minute's walk) and drink. Many travelling fans ended up at a nearby pub called The Brewery before the game (nothing special), and many of us ended up back at the bar in Pullman's foyer after the game to celebrate, which also left me ambivalent; great atmosphere in the bar given the occasion and outcome of the aforementioned sporting event, but terrible service by bar-staff at eye-watering prices (fancy a $12 Heineken?). In summary, I just would not recommend the location, unless, like us, you absolutely wanted to be within walking distance of one of the myriad of sporting venues in the immediate vicinity. If I had my time again, I'd probably stay closer to, or in, Sydney's CBD itself and travel to the sporting venue. One possible positive for those driving from Melbourne, as we did, is that by staying in this location you avoid Sydney's CBD and its nightmare roads on your drive up. Further to the location conundrum, Im also not sure our stay represented value-for-money. We paid approx $570AUD for a 1-night stay in a room with two double beds for three adults (one couple, one single). Price included car parking, but not breakfast. Breakfast would have cost another $35AUD per head (astronomically expensive). So, $570AUD is seriously expensive, especially when your consider the myriad lower cost options available in the CBD, and what that kind of coin could get you in Melbourne. The problem is, $570AUD represented good value relative to other comparable hotels in the Sydney Olympic Park area on that night. The room itself was a good size with a nice table, lounge chair and just enough space to spend some time in there as a group between the main event. Bathroom was good, TV ok (includes Foxtel). Beds were on the better side of average but nothing special. The service was top-notch as well, other than the bar-staff (who were, it must be said, probably the victims of poor management on the night). Cant comment on other amenities such as room-service as we didn't road test those. It's a hard one to judge given the above, so be sure you weigh up whether staying in the area is worth the extra coin and isolation from the CBD. Sydney itself is a world-class city, one of my absolute favourites, but you won't get a taste of it from Sydney Olympic Park.
- BrilliantMy family visited purposely for an afl game. The service is above amazing. Staff greet you at the door. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Parking… underground is convenient. The setup of all 3 Accor hotels side by side is fantastic. The food is lovely. The rooms are Spacious. Thank you for making our experience spectacular
- Handy LocationThe hotel is in a great location if you need to attend events at Sydney Olympic Park and I would highly recommend it. The room was lovely, great bathroom… with nice big fluffy white towels. The rooms could do with better sound-proofing as our neighbors were very loud with no consideration for others. The buffet breakfast was awesome, particularly because ours was included in the price. Would stay there again.