This is a hotel from a bygone era with a certain slightly faded elegance. The chandeliers and prints in the hallways are charming, the stains and burns on the carpet in the room, less so.
We cannot fault the service- on arrival, one of our rooms smelt of smoke and the management hurriedly changed us to another floor.
We understand the hotel is up for sale and may be converted to apartments in the future.
The position- in the centre of Sydney's most exclusive inner city harbour suburbs is terrific and accessible by ferry from Circular Quay or, with a short walk, by train.
Overall we liked it and would definitely recommend it to travellers, looking for somewhere quiet to stay, shop, dine and soak up the atmosphere.