The LeMeridien is housed in a modern high-rise with 34 stories and 415 rooms. The hotel is built on a small site, with a small driveway on the ground level for vehicle dropoffs. The lobby has a comfortably sleek and bright design. Each floor plan is small, so you will not have to wander down long hallways before reaching your room. There is a fitness center with an indoor pool, jacuzzi, spa and steam room.
The rooms are certainly comfortable enough. The slick bathroom has a tub and separate shower stall. The bathroom door consists of a pair of full-length saloon-style doors, unusual choice for a hotel bathroom. There is a minibar and safe in each room. Our room was on a low floor with a south view facing the triangular Wynyard Park. A solid shade can be lowered to block out the daylight.
My only quibble was the arrangement of furniture in our room. The console with the TV set hugged one side of the two double beds instead of siting at the foot of the beds, which made it difficult to watch TV. Oh well, we did not go to Sydney to watch TV, did we?
Editor's Note: This property was formerly Le Meridien.
March 12, 2002
From journal Bill in Australia - SYDNEY