Hyatt Regency Sydney: Not My Favorite Hyatt

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Bondi Bronte is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report.


Getting There: The easiest city to get to from the airport is Sydney. I took the train from the airport to Town Hall station. The hotel is walking distance from there. 


Good Morning Explorist
That was the way I was greeted upon checking in. I also was asked what my breakfast plans were for the next day. Oh to be Globalist again (see That’s Me in the Corner Losing My Globalist Status).

Upgrade-ish
As an Explorist, I was upgraded to a harbor view. That’s a nice gesture for this otherwise nonsense status. 

Room
This hotel is in need of major upgrades. It is really dated and does not live up to the Hyatt Regency name. The room was standard and the TV was prehistoric.

Soap
The best soap comes from Westin or W. This brand used at some Hyatts smells like Lysol.

Location
After Bondi, I went to take the obligatory photo of the Opera House at Circular Quay. For those looking to walk from there to Darling Harbour where the Hyatt is, realize that it is no short trek. But it is a nice walk.

2013 to 2019

Regency Club
Sorry, no status and saving my club dates for other hotels.

Breakfast
Sorry, no status.

Overall
I wouldn’t stay here if I were looking for Regency quality. I would stay here because the room was only $112*. Obviously, if I had the choice/points, I would go back to the Park Hyatt Sydney (see The Park Hyatt Sydney and the Case of the Missing Koala).

*In retrospect, $112 is too much when there are many non-brand options that are much cheaper. Also, if you’re gone for three weeks, $100/night rooms start to add up.

8 COMMENTS

  1. The first review that didn’t fawn over that hotel. I have to say the pics of the room are less than impressive. Good to know, now I won’t have hotel envy when there aren’t any rooms available over New Years 🙂

  2. How the hell did you find a room for so cheap? I was curious about the cost in points, so I picked a random date through the Hyatt app, and it showed 20,000 points or $400+ (Australian). I checked half a dozen other dates, but barely came in under 200.

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