Sir Stamford Circular Quay Hotel in Sydney, Australia

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Updated: January 11, 2022

• Location: Maquarie Street.
• Hotel website:
• Hotel phone: +61 (0)2 8274 5444
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Review of Sir Stamford Circular Quay Hotel in Sydney.

The elegant Sir Stamford Circular Quay hotel offers comfortable rooms and a nice heated outdoor pool with a courtyard alongside in the city center.

Sir Stamford Circular Quay – Old-world charm with elegance, opulence, and convenience.

The elegance is immediately evident from the corridors lined with prints of old Sydney and cabinets filled with antiques personally collected by the owner. The compact Superior Rooms feature adorable old-fashioned furniture, plush curtains, and alcoves with decent views. The more spacious Deluxe Rooms have balconies that overlook the Royal Botanic Gardens (across an overpass), though views are better from the upper floors. The Junior Suites come with living rooms with sofas and chairs and gorgeous bedrooms with small balconies. Full of antique furniture, and dominated by a grand piano and a wall-length mural of a regal event, the Presidential Suite resembles a museum. Adding to the appeal are the outdoor pool, which is far more welcoming than others, the courtyard area alongside, and the guest lounge resembling a set from a nineteenth-century period film. And all this is in the city center, surrounded by shops, cafés, theaters, and transport options.

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Sir Stamford Circular Quay – The Location

  • Area: Maquarie Street, a 2-minute walk from Circular Quay.
  • Address: 93 Maquarie Street.
  • Nearest Transport: Bus, Ferry, and Tram – Circular Quay (250m).
  • Handy to: Royal Botanic Garden, Circular Quay.

Sir Stamford Circular Quay – The Basics

  • Guests: Particularly popular for business people and couples on inner-city getaways.
  • Pets: Not allowed.
  • Views: Of the street and park opposite, and the Royal Botanic Gardens at a distance.
  • Parking: Available for A$60 per night.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +61 (0)2 8274 5444
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Sir Stamford Circular Quay – Amenities

  • Pool: Heated, outdoors, and inviting.
  • Spa: None.
  • Fitness Center: Small but adequate, with sauna attached.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

Sir Stamford Circular Quay – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: The Dining Room boasts a 19th-century charm, with contemporary cuisine and silver service. Open for breakfast and dinner.
  • Lounge/Bar: The Bar is refined and has won several awards for excellence.
  • Breakfast: Continental buffet breakfast is included in some rates.
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours.

Sir Stamford Circular Quay – Rooms

  • Room Types: Superior Room • Deluxe Room • Executive Suite • Presidential Suite • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: By Australian law, smoking is forbidden within hotel buildings.
  • Best Room: The massive Presidential Suite contains ornate antique furnishings, 2 lounge areas, a bar, and even a grand piano.

Sir Stamford Circular Quay – What’s Nearby?

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Local Transportation

  • A 2-minute walk to Circular Quay, with a train station and the ferry terminal.

Sir Stamford Circular Quay – The Hotel

Sir Stamford Hotel is located on Macquarie Street

Along the leafy and historic Macquarie Street in the city centre, Sir Stamford Circular Quay hotel blends in very well.

Macquarie Street hotel location near Royal Botanic Gardens

The hotel faces Macquarie Street, one of Sydney’s oldest thoroughfares, along which is the vast Royal Botanic Gardens.

Elegant lobby with old world charm

The lobby exudes an elegant 19th-century charm.

Guests' lounge at Sir Stamford Hotel

The guests’ lounge has been used many times for wedding receptions.

Classy The Dining Room restaurant at Sir Stamford Hotel

The Dining Room is a sophisticated restaurant on the ground floor.

Nice outdoor pool at Sir Stamford Hotel

The pool is outdoors, under cover and considerably nicer than others.

Surprising courtyard at Sir Stamford Hotel

The courtyard setting alongside the pool is very unusual among other hotels.

Beautifully decorated and furnished rooms

The rest of the rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished, keeping with the ambience throughout the hotel.

Superior Rooms at Sir Stamford Hotel

The Superior Rooms are also spacious and elegantly furnished.

Tasteful art and decor of Sir Stamford Hotel rooms

Tasteful art, plenty of seats and a wooden desk fill the rooms.

Grand decor of The Presidential Suite

The Presidential Suite even has a grand piano!

Extravagant and old-world Presidential Suite decor

The Presidential Suite features two lounge areas and furnishings that almost resemble a museum.

Old-world furniture of the Presidential Suite

The Presidential Suite is packed with charming old-fashioned furniture.

Presidential Suite's regal dining room

The dining room in the Presidential Suite is rather regal.

Upper room views at Sir Stamford Hotel

Rooms on the upper floors offer views of the distant Royal Botanic Gardens.

Restored old buildings around Sir Stamford Hotel

In one of the oldest parts of Sydney, the streets around the hotel are dotted with restored 19th-century buildings.

Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay

Only 100m north of the hotel is Circular Quay, and another 300m to the west is the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Transportation hub of Circular Quay

Circular Quay is also the local transport hub, with a train station and bus stop, and the only ferry terminal in the city centre for services across the harbour.

Excellent connectivity at Circular Quay

Circular Quay is also the hub for local buses and trains, and ferries across the harbour.

Upmarket Circular Quay Area

Circular Quay is home to many high-rise office blocks and upmarket hotels.

Classy cafes around Circular Quay

The area of Circular Quay is lined with stylish harbourside cafés and bars.

Circular Quay is near Sydney Opera House

From Circular Quay, a path lined with bistros leads about 400m to the renowned Sydney Opera House.

Ferries at Circular Quay harbour

The hotel is barely 100m south of Circular Quay. From there, ferries ply the harbour and offer amazing views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Ferry trip to enjoy the harbour

From Circular Quay ferries head all over the harbour, including wonderful places like Manly Beach and Watsons Bay.

Boating in Sydney Harbour

The magnificent Sydney harbour is always full of boats.

Shopping in Queen Victoria Building

From the train station at Circular Quay, it’s only two stops to the Queen Victoria Building, which offers a number of classy boutiques and lovely cafés.

Shopping at nearby Paddy's Markets

The Circular Quay train station is only 200m north of the hotel. From there, it’s three stops to Paddy’s Markets, home to hundreds of stalls in a vast undercover building. Check rates and availability: Sir Stamford Circular Quay

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