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Hampton Inn Sydney

9.4 | Excellent
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Sydney hotel attached to convention centre with harbour view, indoor pool and waterslide

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot & cold breakfast, parking, 24-hr coffee & tea, newspapers, pets stay free
  • Numerous guests praised their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel's breakfast was complimented for its quality and variety
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Attached by a pedestrian walkway to Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 10, 2014
Overview
Attached by a pedestrian walkway to Membertou Trade & Convention Centre and a 1-minute drive from Highway 327, the Hampton Inn Sydney is geared towards business or vacation travellers who require a pet-friendly hotel with meeting/banquet space, a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, a lapdesk, a free weekday newspaper, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a living area and sofabed, a separate bedroom, a fireplace, a jetted tub, a boardroom table and a dining area are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool and waterslide, a fitness centre, free 24-hour coffee in the lobby, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry, a free breakfast, breakfasts to-go and free parking. One pet under 75 lbs is permitted per room free of charge. 

Sydney Shopping Centre is roughly a 7-minute drive from the hotel, while Cape Breton University and CFB Sydney can both be found 15 minutes away by car. Sydney's city centre is a 5-minute drive away and Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport (YQY) is about a 20-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, 1 pet under 75 lbs free, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 2, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, breakfast, staff and location.

Numerous guests were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, well equipped, beautifully decorated, modern and quiet, with comfortable beds and pillows.

The hotel's free breakfast was praised by many travellers, who described it as delicious, impressive and fantastic, with a large selection of hot and cold items and a large eating area. One patron noted, "The breakfast was wonderful with a great variety of breakfast foods including pancakes, omelettes, make your own waffles. warm tea biscuits (which were delicious), fruit salad, cereals and lots of coffee. Additionally, they offered a "breakfast to go" bag if you did not have time for a sit down breakfast".

Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, helpful and providing an efficient check-in service.

The hotel's location was convenient for several lodgers. They described it as easily accessible and central, as well as close to highway access, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre, the Celtic Colours Festival, a casino and the Cruise Pavilion. A few guests did mention the hotel was not within walking distance of many restaurants, however.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer.

A few guests complained about noise disturbances during their stay. They reported noisy traffic in the hallways (especially on floors where conference or wedding attendees were booked), as well as noise from guests in adjacent rooms.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 8 Sydney hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 234 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.8 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 162 reviews.

Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 9.5 out of 10 from 82 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 2, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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