Crowne Plaza, Darling Harbour ~ the little lioness

Crowne Plaza, Darling Harbour

Stayed at the Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour Sunday night for the Amanda Palmer concert at the Opera House… Got a good rate through Last Minute as a Secret Hotel deal (woo!)

Crown Plaza Darling Harbour

The bed was a Queen… Super soft mattress… fought a bit with the pillows to get comfortable. Rish slept well, I tossed and turned a bit. Probably just me ;)

Crown Plaza Darling Harbour

The location in brilliant – no view from our 3rd floor room (313), but that’s okay! Navigating to the hotel caused a couple of problems, but we had trouble with the one-way (and then NOT one-way) roads. Parking is ?$42 overnight valet only. We parked off-site. (a whole different saga there!)

Crown Plaza Darling Harbour

HUGE bathroom. I’m not a fan of shower/baths, but this was okay. They provided an anti-slip mat, and I’m glad for the rail! Hot water came on pleasingly fast!

Crown Plaza Darling Harbour

Nice toiletries. Used them all, nice citrus smell. Could be made better by having squeezable bottles. The conditioner was, which was the only way it was coming out.

Robes were provided, we didn’t use though. 11am checkouts are awesome. As were the blackout curtains (NO light!) and it was very soundproof – for a Monday morning only heard the occasional vehicle.

Other cool thing? This clock:

Crown Plaza Darling Harbour



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0 comments for “Crowne Plaza, Darling Harbour

  1. March 11, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Argh parking in Sydney can certainly be a nightmare!!!
    Love 11am checkouts too though :)
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Where in the world is BBB? =-.

  2. March 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm


    Looks blissful to me.

  3. March 12, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Looks like a nice hotel! I love a good bathrobe and an 11am checkout-so civlised!
    .-= Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella´s last blog ..Goldfish Cookies =-.

  4. March 12, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    spill on the parking situation! i was going to book at the Crowne instead of Novotel this time around
    .-= tracey´s last blog ..thankful thursday =-.

    • March 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm

      Rish parked the car nearby, at a place with a $10 overnight rate…. little did he realise until retreiving his jacket from the car later that it was exit by 6am.

      So at 5am, we moved the car to another parking station, for a day rate of $25 (damn that it wasn’t a Sydney public holiday – only canberra!)

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