Wednesday, June 15, 2016

HOTEL REVIEW - Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel - Sydney Airport

I was very lucky to recently stay in a King Suite on the top floor of the Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel.  The Sydney Airport accommodation is located at the Sydney International Terminal and just 181 steps to the check-in counters, a short 10-minute journey to the Domestic Airport and less than 20 minutes to Sydney’s city centre.

Transfers to and from the Domestic Airport are available via bus, train, super shuttle bus and car. Discounted parking is also available for hotel guests.

There are 318 well-appointed rooms at the Hotel with the room higher up featuring great views of the entire Sydney Airport and the main runway right out your Hotel window.

The top floors are available to plane spotters and the Hotel offers Plane Spotting 'Packages' with accommodation, food and drink vouchers and complimentary binoculars!

This King Suite offers extra room and a sitting area, and like the other King Rooms on the top floor for plane spotters, they have the very comfy Rydges 'Dream' Bed as well as amenities such as 42-inch flat-screen TVs with free-to-air channels and free Wi-Fi to keep guests entertained and connected during their stay.

The hotel features a welcoming reception area as well as a business center, flight arrival and departure information. Guests also have access to a coin operated laundry facility.

There is a modern restaurant where buffet breakfast is available daily, and a bar/bistro on the ground floor which is quite popular for after-work drinks and meals.

With its superior views over Sydney Airport and the unique plane spotting package, I certainly would recommend the Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel for any plane spotter!

HOTEL REVIEW - The Albert Park Motor Inn - Longreach

Certainly a welcome sight in the Central West region of Queensland and after a long drive West from Rockhampton and Emerald is the Albert Park Motor Inn at Longreach.  It is ideally located literally across the Highway from Longreach Airport - and the Qantas Founders Museum - and down the road from the Stockman's Hall of Fame.

The Motor Inn's 56 rooms have good facilities including a desk, a refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. Each room also has a bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries.  There are three laundries on site.

You can energize in the pool or cold spa or enjoy an outdoor restaurant meal by the pool. The property also features a tour desk, a children’s pool and conference facilities.

Certainly a fantastic place to stay - very comfortable and very convenient to all the best attractions in Longreach!