In one of the coolest ¡®burbs of Sydney, the Quality Hotel Cambridge offers all the modern conveniences you¡¯d expect from a four star industry stalwart, but with the heart, and welcome, of a community icon.
It¡¯s the morning after the Mardi Gras Parade in Sydney. Famed Oxford Street is already sparkling and were it not for the odd bit of tinsel and leather, it could easily be just another Sunday.
Down the road, in Quality Hotel Cambridge¡¯s Caf¨¦ 212, families are loading up on hearty breakfast dishes, a couple looking the worse for wear nurse cups of coffee and take quiet bites of toast. Locals and tourists flag down friendly staff; are served tourist tips with coffee refills.
¡°This was the site of Sydney¡¯s first five star restaurant,¡± someone says, pulling out a map.
A quick walk to Sydney¡¯s Hyde Park and the city center in one direction, Bondi Beach in the other, and all around delicious eateries, arguably the best nightlife in Sydney and enough boutiques to make your credit card groan. The Quality Hotel Cambridge Sydney is in the eye of a veritable storm of Sydney things to see and do.
And after a day of seeing and doing Sydney, there is no greater treat than curling up in a Deluxe Spa Room, looking out at the city you¡¯ve just conquered from the comfort of your bed.
When you eventually emerge from your room, whether on the eve of the Mardi Gras Parade, or on just another Saturday night, whether in the 212 Cocktail Bar or in the bright lobby you¡¯ll meet locals who play tourist and find that tourists are treated like locals. And friends.
The Quality Hotel Cambridge Sydney boasts 173 guest rooms and suites, three conference and function rooms (book Penthouse 1 for views of the Sydney skyline and that strange little building, the Sydney Opera House) and the great middle bar, 212 Cocktail Bar. For more information, go to cambridgehotel.com.au.Let¡¯s meet at the Cambridge.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Quality Hotel Cambridge Sydney
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: Gaya Avery