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Citadines Connect Sydney Airport, Sydney: Hotel Review

Citadines Connect Sydney Airport. Image: Supplied
COMFORT9
ATMOSPHERE10
SERVICE9
9.3Overall Score

Citadines Connect Sydney Airport
121 Baxter Rd, Mascot, NSW 2020
(02) 8303 8888
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When it comes to this Sydney hotel, everyone gets the exclusive penthouse view!

It is usually the case that the hotels closest to an airport are a standard type of fancy. They focus on the convenience and skip on the razzle dazzle. But, at Citadines Connect Sydney Airport, you get a bespoke blend of both.

The fun starts upon entry, where you’ll find no reception whatsoever. Following a growing trend among most new hotels, here they place reception at the penthouse level instead of the ground floor. So hop in the lift and head on up!

As well as an open-minded reception area, their penthouse level is also home to a bar and restaurant with floor-to-ceiling views of Sydney Domestic Airport, a quaint convenience store and a balcony that features a golden fireplace and an in-house cinema with regular screenings thanks to Netflix.

Indeed, the penthouse reception is just the beginning of your reverie into 20th century air travel. Like the modern, retro feel of the top floor experience, the rooms are just as quirky.

As well as a rainfall shower that envelopes the entire body, all rooms also include complimentary WiFi, a 55-inch TV equipped with Netflix, a bar fridge and a view of either the distant Sydney skyline or the nearby Sydney Domestic Airport.

And for those travelling with furry friends, Citadines Connect Sydney Airport also offers pet-friendly rooms.

But, if you’re just as sophisticated as we are, consider splashing out on the First Class Room. So luxurious, that it is spacious enough to do pilates in if you really feel like it. And, did we mention that the TV in this room can be swivelled 360 degrees from the commodious lounge room to the king-size bed? Perfect for those moments when you’re feeling tired enough to lay down, but the movie is just too good.

Also, we cannot forget the equally spacious bathroom, featuring a sizeable free-standing bathtub. As it fills, be sure to tell yourself how amazing you are in the panoramic mirror before ordering a bottle of champagne from the upstairs bar. This big bath will take time to fill of course.

But don’t get too comfortable in your suite – there’s a bar and restaurant upstairs to quell any kind of hunger. Whether it’s a hearty breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a round of drinks, the Citadines Connect Sydney Airport will have you feeling replenished. And for those looking for some after hours fun, the early evening also brings plenty of frivolity, including happy hour between 4 and 7pm and film viewings on the penthouse balcony cinema.

Ultimately, the success of this quaint hotel is the exceptional balance between quick convenience and ultimate relaxation. The choice is yours. Indeed, not every visitor will have time to sit down for breakfast before their upcoming flight, and that’s why Citadines includes a Grab & Go bar. But if you have the time, that breakfast-with-a-view will always be waiting, patiently as ever.

And finally, as the pièce de résistance to your hotel stay, there’s the free-to-use tower viewer telescope near reception that overlooks the bustling airport – perfect for watching the aircrafts depart and arrive all from your newest favourite Sydney airport hotel stay!

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Editor’s Note: Hunter and Bligh was gifted an experience by Citadines Connect Sydney Airport. All reviews are authentic and are in no way influenced by our partnership.

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