Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

Updated: May 22, 2018

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney – a historic hotel, centrally-located and quiet, but with unremarkable rooms.

Based in an old building that takes up most of an inner-city block, the Radisson admirably maintains much of its history and character despite recent major renovations. Corridors with plush carpets and ornate lampshades lead to the Superior Rooms, with a colourful (if not garish) combination of gold-coloured cushions, a grey carpet and blue sofa. The windows are original and therefore undersized, and the street views are unexciting, but the lovely bathroom contains a marble bath. Slightly more spacious, the Deluxe Rooms feature identical furnishings, including more golden wallpaper behind the bed, and a balcony that is standing room only. With some interconnecting rooms, and the possibility of an extra single bed, it’s a decent option for families, but the indoor pool smells of chlorine. Located in a quieter part of the city, it’s walkable to transport, shops and restaurants.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney – The Basics

  • Location: Along O’Connell St, in the city centre and very close to Circular Quay for trains and ferries.
  • Guests: More suited to business people, but decent option for holidaymakers.
  • Pets: Not allowed.
  • Views: Only of buildings across the streets.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Free for all guests.
  • Parking: Valet parking available for A$50 per night.
  • Phone: 8214 0000
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.radissonblu.com/en/plazahotel-sydney
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney – Amenities

  • Pool: Indoors, with Jacuzzi attached, but not that inviting.
  • Spa: Tanatcha Spa is well-equipped and has a sauna.
  • Fitness Center: Sizeable and open 24 hours.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: Bentley Restaurant & Bar offers a top-of-the-town setting, silver service and award-winning chefs, but the choice is limited and prices sky-high • Lady Fairfax Room oozes history and charm, but is only open for breakfast (public is welcome)
  • Lounge/Bar: The Fax Bar is alongside the lobby. Historic, atmospheric and perfect for High Tea.
  • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast provided for an extra A$29-32.
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney – Rooms

  • Room Types: Atrium Rooms • Superior Rooms • Twin Premier Rooms • Premier Rooms • Deluxe Rooms • Business Class Rooms • Studio Spa Suites • One-Bedroom Spa Suites
  • Smoking Rooms: By Australian law smoking is forbidden within hotel buildings.
  • Best Room: On the highest floors for optimum views, the One-Bedroom Spa Suite offers a balcony, separate living area, and marble bathroom with spa.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney – What’s Nearby?

Nearby Restaurants & Bars

Local Transportation

    Is a two-minute walk to the train station and ferry terminal at Circular Quay.

Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney – The Hotel

Radisson Blu Plaza in Historic Building

The hotel is based in an historic building dating from the 1850s and was used as a bank and newspaper office.

Radisson Blue Plaza Hotel Location

The Radisson Blu dominates a busy block in the city centre and faces three main streets: O’Connell, Pitt and Hunter streets.

Radisson Blue Plaza Hotel Location

Most of this area of Sydney is packed with high-rise office blocks, so the hotel stands out from the rest of the buildings.

Indoor Pool at the Radisson Blu Plaza

The pool is notable but indoors and therefore, smells of chlorine.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Rooms

The Superior Rooms are colourful, if a little garish, and simply furnished.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Rooms

The decor inside the Deluxe Rooms is virtually identical to the Superior.

Radisson Blu Plaza Room Views

Most views are of other buildings across the street.

19th century buildings across Sydney

The streets around this area of Sydney are dotted with lovely old buildings from the 19th century.

Pedestrian Malls around Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel

Some of the side-streets in the city centre have been converted into pedestrian malls. Regimental Square has a memorial to Australia’s involvement in overseas conflicts since World War II.

Shopping around Radisson Blu Plaza

The hotel is just around the corner from Sydney’s major thoroughfare, George Street, which heads north 400m to Circular Quay (for ferries across the harbour) and south (1.3km) as far as Chinatown, past shopping areas like The Galeries.

Classy Boutiques in Queen Victoria Building

About 600m south down George Street is the iconic Queen Victoria Building, home to many classy boutiques and appealing cafés.

Popular shopping destination of Queen Victoria Building

One of the most famous shopping areas in Sydney, the Queen Victoria Building is within walking distance (600m) of the hotel.

Bargain-hunters' paradise of Paddy's Markets

Wynyard train station is about 250m west of the hotel. From there, it’s only two stops to Paddy’s Markets, a vast undercover area with hundreds of stalls.

Bargain-hunting in Paddy's Markets

There is always a chance to pick up a bargain at Paddy’s Markets.

Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge

About 300m north along the famous Pitt Street is Circular Quay, which faces the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Iconic Sydney Opera House

The ‘sails’ of the Sydney Opera House can be seen from most ferry trips across the harbour, starting from Circular Quay.

Ferry terminal between Opera House and Harbour Bridge

The city ferry terminal at Circular Quay is squeezed between Sydney’s two icons: the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Affordable harbour sightseeing via ferry

The easiest and most affordable way to experience the magnificent Sydney Harbour is by public ferry. The only city terminal for services across the harbour is at Circular Quay, which is about 400m north along Pitt Street from the hotel.

Cafes and bars in The Rocks area

About 700m north of the hotel along George Street is The Rocks. This former site of old Sydney town has been converted into an area of quaint cafés and trendy bars.

Many old pubs in The Rocks

In The Rocks, The Orient is one of several pubs that claim to be the oldest in Sydney.

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