A Visit to
We stayed at the
Rydges Jamison from 27th December to 2nd December 2005. After contemplating
which hotel reservation sites to choose from (the choices were Orbitz,
Priceline, and Expedia),
we booked our stay through HotelsSydney.com.
For location in Sydney
you can do no wrong. This is slap bang in the middle of the city. The
Harbour Bridge is 10 minutes walk max, and around the cove to the Opera
House is another 5 minutes.
The hotel itself was very nice. The entrance lobby is kept tidy and
quite, and the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.
You have to use your room key/card for the lift, which we had no problems
with, but some people seemed to have trouble with this as their cards
would not work.
We were on the 29th floor, and although we couldn't see the bridge or
opera house, we had a view of harbour and we had no sound from the road
The bathroom was great with a large walk in shower and seperat deep
bath. The room was complete with tv, hair dryer, iron, drinks (which
weren't overly expensive) etc.
There is a food court just down the road (literally 20 paces) which
was great for snacks, and there is a 24/7 store and a McDonalds (should
you wish) just down the road.
The mattress on the bed was extremly comfy, but I felt the carpet looked
a bit grubby. I booked an airport transfer through the hotel and they
were there to greet us in a lovely new BMW 7 series which was great
to slide into after the long flight.
If we ever go back to Sydney I would definatley stay here again, the
location is perfect, and the value for money was also very good.
We'll take you to The Dog on the Tucker Box, the Ettamogah Pub, tuck into the breads of Brunswick, go soaring at Flinders, then to Apollo Bay and the Great Ocean Road, to the Healesville Sanctuary where you can see Australian native animals, to Hepburn Springs to enjoy the mineral waters, a quick look at the streets in Melbourne, the animals at Melbourne Zoo, down to Tasmania's Salamanca Place, climb to the top of Cradle Mountain, then to Sandgate in Queensland, and Dargo in Victoria, and then board the Williamstown Seeker for a cruise across the bay - what a way to go in just a few clicks!
High in the Dandenong hills near Melbourne in Australia is the Art of William Ricketts.
A sight for soaring eyes. High above the coast at Flinders.
Earning a living on the street in Melbourne.
Taste the Breads of Brunswick.
Visit the Melbourne Zoo
Saturday morning in Salamanca Place
Climbing Cradle Mountain - start here for six pages of story and photos and links to some panoramas.
This world class native animal sanctuary will thrill you - and you'll get a battery recharge at the same time.
Travel along the Great Ocean Road and see waterfalls,
rain forest and an enchanting coastline.
The island to the South of the main Australian continent. Tassie, as it is known to the locals, is a very pretty island. Steeped in convict history, in some places it is though time has stood still.
So come with us as we climb Cradle Mountain or visit Salamanca Place
Check out Mark Shea's Around Australia series - it will not only introduce you to some of Australia's top tourist destinations, but will also give you an insight into the people that make each location their home.
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