Sydney airport accommodation
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Dec 16, 2012 5:50 AM Last Post By: poppageorge
Dec 12, 2012 8:30 AM
Sydney airport accommodationHi guys,
We need a hotel for an overnight stop at Sydney, we get in about 3pm and leave about 10am the following morning.
Looking at the hotels around the airport they're really expensive (£120+!). The cheapest I can find is the ibis budget st peters at $80 but not sure about staying there from the reviews...
So the question is, do you know of any reasonably priced accommodation from where we can easily get to the airport?
Dec 12, 2012 10:50 AM
1Welcome, I'll simply ask why being near the airport is important to you.
You may have been to Sydney before, but if not I'd find a good central hotel and enjoy my time in Sydney; you have plenty of it. You can go into downtown, take a harbor cruise, eat a great meal. Why limit yourself to being near the airport?
Dec 12, 2012 11:00 AM
Dec 12, 2012 12:19 PM
3There's a Hotel Formule 1 at the airport which is inexpensive and tolerable, but it's only around 20 minutes into town by train. You'll have a much better choice of accommodation there and be able to experience a little of the city. You'll have plenty of time for it.
Dec 12, 2012 12:44 PM
4There are a number of 'cheap' hotels around the airport.
In addition to Formule 1, there is the Ibis (from AUD$141) and they have a shuttle service to both domestic and international airports (less than $10 per person from memory)
Also Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport (from AUD$185)and Mercure Sydney Airport (from AUD$181)
Dec 12, 2012 1:18 PM
Dec 12, 2012 3:39 PM
Dec 12, 2012 5:06 PM
7The area around the airport is very uninspiring - and there's nowhere exciting to get an evening meal except in the hotel's rather expensive restaurant.
If you are in and out of International (T1) it's even worse - not even the fast food joints that are available near the Domestic terminals.
The shuttle services to airport hotels aren't free - they charge about $8 per person.
Much better to take the train from T1 to the city which is 3 stops and takes less than 20 minutes.
If you get off at Central station, there are several hostels and cheaper hotels in the Railway Square/Chinatown area which is a short walk from the station. You'll then be able to do a bit of quick sightseeing and have plenty of options for having a cheap meal and a night out.
Return train trip to the airport will be about $32 - and you'll save that in food and room costs.
Dec 12, 2012 8:12 PM
Dec 12, 2012 9:43 PM
9Sydney airport is in an industrial estate 15 minutes from the city. If you stay in an airport hotel you're stuck in the hotel. Stay in the city and enjoy the city, the harbour, better places to eat etc.
With a 3PM arrival and 10 am departure, you'd be in the city by no later than 5PM, and could leave at 7am an easily make your flight.
Dec 13, 2012 3:04 AM
Dec 15, 2012 5:43 AM
11hey if not to gentle u might consider what i did few years ago. was also on tight budget so rather than cough up bucks for a 4 hour kip at hostel i decided to overnight at the airport. was early flight out. you get locked in unlike LA where you just sit on seats in sydney its on the floor u go no seats but did it for the experiance . after all thats what travel is about doing what you normaly do not have opporetrunity to do. something to talk about years later. that could be a 300dollar saving for you two counting getting to hotel and back plus lugging your luggage around.
Dec 15, 2012 6:33 AM
12Bit of a difference there poppageorge between 4 hours and 19 hours.
I agree about travel being about experiences, but in my mind the experience of seeing Sydney, taking a Sydney Harbor cruise, eating a great seafood meal and enjoying a great city is a whole lot more memorable than sitting on an airport floor for 19 hours.
Dec 15, 2012 7:05 AM
13Sydney airport's close to town. There's absolutely no reason to stay out there for a 10am flight after arriving at 3pm day before.
Get somewhere near Central Station and get the SkyTrain or whatever it's called. You'll be at the check-in desk just as quickly as if you'd stayed out near the airport.
Dec 16, 2012 5:47 AM
14heck was in hong kong airport 24 hrs but unlike sydney its traveller friendly so spent time on the free pc . connection ballsed up with original flight plane problem even though racing to plane on security 4 wheeler and ac informed we were on our way the plane still left us we watched them close the doors but they would not wait. mix up was ac fault not us there were 5 of us . we got overnight in hawaiee. so future conecting was in dis aray. but life goes on.
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