Review: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

For my trip to Sydney, I decided to stay at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel. This hotel has a convenient downtown location that’s within walking distance of a lot of touristy places as well as a number of ferries to get to other touristy places.

To book this stay, I booked two 50k awards out of two different Club Carlson accounts, so I ended up getting a 4-night consecutive stay for 100k Club Carlson points. This stay happened in August 2014, so not only was this hotel only 50k points per night, but there was still the option to get the last night free on any award stay. Boo on Club Carlson for their subsequent devaluations 🙁

Outside of the Radisson Blu Sydney Hotel

Outside of the Radisson Blu Sydney Hotel

Since I was visiting in August which is low season for tourism in Australia, I got a pretty nice upgrade to a corner room at the hotel. The room was super spacious and the bathroom ridiculously large. No dice on getting free breakfast, which is probably what I would have preferred given that I was traveling alone and didn’t need the extra space, but I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining about free upgrades.

Bed

Bed

Sitting area

Sitting area

Desk and TV

Desk and TV

Large tub

Large tub

Standing shower

Standing shower

Floor map to give sense how big corner room is

Floor map to give sense how big corner room is

The hotel itself was pretty nice. The onsite restaurant is apparently supposed to be quite good (I did not try it, although I generally ate quite well in Sydney). They have a decently equipped gym as well as a spa and small pool and hot tub. The front desk staff and doormen were friendly.

Gym

Gym

More gym

More gym

More gym

More gym

Overall, I have no complaints about my stay, and the location is super, super convenient. I’m just sad that this hotel is no longer such a good deal after all of the Club Carlson devaluations.

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