With one of the biggest weekends of the year coming up, I needed a place in the CBD that had all the comforts of home and wouldn’t break the bank.
This place was the four star Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites.
Located a stone’s throw from the bustle of Darling Harbor in Pyrmont, Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites is one of Sydney’s hidden gems and like nowhere else have I stayed in our great city.
The building itself dates back to the 1800s when it was used as a working wool store and now stands proudly as apartment style accommodation, still with the historic charm of a heritage listed building.
I stayed at Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites during the busy Vivid period which was great as I had the most amazing view of the city skyline from my one bedroom apartment.
Not only could I see the Darling Harbor area all lit up like a rainbow below, but I had a spectacular view of the iconic Sydney Tower and the magnificent Crown Sydney building – I could have watched it for centuries if I hadn’t had a show at the Opera to attend that evening.
Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites is definitely not your average hotel accommodation. While the property contains more than 70 studios with kitchenettes, it is also home to hundreds of self-contained one- and two-bedroom apartments.
My apartment, located on level 9, was so clean, comfortable and full of features that I didn’t mind that it lacked modern elements.
In my apartment alone I had a living room and dining area, a full kitchen including a hob, oven, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities.
The combined bathroom and laundry room was also substantial and included a hair dryer and signature toiletries, as well as a washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board.
My bedroom had a comfy queen bed, the softest pillows to rest my head on, and a built-in wardrobe with mirror to hang my array of outfits for the weekend.
When I got back from my night out, I wasn’t quite ready for bed, so I lay down on the two-seater sofa and surfed the Foxtel box, which had a whole suite of channels to Choose. When I finally gave up on finding something to watch, I pulled out my Apple iPad and connected to the hotel’s free WiFi service and streamed some Netflix.
The property is perfect whatever type of traveler you are.
It has conference/meeting rooms, gymnasium, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, male and female saunas and a great little cafe downstairs that sells amazing bacon rolls and snacks. eggs.
If you are looking for a Sydney tour or advice on something to do in the area, their concierge is available 24/7 and their multilingual staff are always on hand to answer any questions that may arise during your stay. stay.
All in all, Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites is the perfect place for a Darling Harbor and CBD getaway. It’s located right next to a multi-storey car park, and for getting around the city, light rail services are practically a stone’s throw from the hotel.
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Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s associate editor and senior sports editor. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at The Weekender for a decade.