Minimal fuss; maximum value. A great place to stay in Sydney.
I'd heard good things about the boutique Tank Stream Hotel in Sydney - and finally had the chance to stay last week.
With a minimalist approach and a perfect central location, it is well worth adding to your list of potential hostelries when visiting Australia's biggest and most frenetic city.
I was lucky enough to be on level 14, far above the hustle and bustle. I cannot remember a quieter city centre experience. Yet the Tank Stream is five minutes from Circular Quay, right above Pitt Street and brisk 20-minute stroll from Darling Harbour.
Sydney Opera House, Hyde Park, The Rocks and Barangaroo are all close by, with trains, buses and ferries located within easy access of the hotel.
The rooms are crisp, fresh and clean, white with a minimum of fluffy cushions and wall art. The check-in and check-out process is fast and painless and the staff helpful.
That's good news, but even better is the hotel's aversion to gouging guests with extra charges. In-room movies, a mini bar with soft drinks and snacks and very fast wifi are all complimentary. Full marks.
There is a very good buffet breakfast (with eggs made fresh to order) and the hotel’s restaurant Le Petit Flot offers relaxed contemporary bistro style dining with an emphasis on share plates and local produce. The new laneway eatery Dave’s Deli is open at lunchtime only.
If you fancy an Easter getaway, the 4.5 star property is offering some exceptional Easter deals of up to 40% discount on full rates, along with the chance to win one a special Vivid Festival packages.
Each guest booking the Easter Package will receive a mystery Easter egg upon check-in with one of the eggs delivering more than just a chocolate feast: a prize of a night’s accommodation with full breakfast to enjoy the Vivid Festival in May/June.
The Easter package comprises two nights’ accommodation, including breakfast, for just $399 per room. It also includes The Tank Stream’s ‘all-inclusive concept’, which provides guests with the previously mentioned freebies and in-room Nespresso coffee/T2 teas.
The package is available over the Easter long weekend from March 30-April 2 making it ideal for visitors coming to Sydney for the Royal Easter Show. Bookings need to be direct to the hotel via the website quoting the booking code Easter2018.
The Tank Stream Hotel is part of the international St Giles Premier Hotel collection, with the Sydney hotel joining St Giles’ hotels in cities such as London, New York, Kuala Lumpur and Manila.