"For a night at the Opera this could not have been a better location, the rooms were excellent, and everything was very clean;"
Dr - February 8, 2020
Location rating score
250 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.5|
|Nearest airport||Sydney Airport (SYD)|
|Distance to airport||9.3 km|
Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at Sir Stamford At Circular Quay Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sir Stamford At Circular Quay Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 60.00 AUD per day. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Sydney with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"Great location, comfortable beds, walking distance to many restaurants and shops"
November 13, 2019
"Location was excellent for the Opera House ."
November 11, 2019
"It was cosy, clean and in a great location."
February 21, 2020
Old world charm, antiques, and original paintings adorn the common areas and 105 guestrooms in this unique stay with a central location in Sydney. With an admirable location extremely close to the famed Sydney Opera House and the Bay Bridge, Sir Stamford At Circular Quay Hotel's location is arguably one of the best in the city. For a bit of an unusual tourist attraction, be sure to check out the nearby BridgeClimb, where upon reaching the top of the famous bridge, guests can enjoy breathtaking 360 degree views of the entire city and the bays. A world of choices in the realm of dining and shopping range from budget to royal and are located in the immediate vicinity as well. A luxury experience with an unbeatable location, Sir Stamford At Circular Quay Hotel may be just what the you are looking for.
"Staff were polite and concierge was very helpful."
February 21, 2020
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-3 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay Hotel
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Charming hotel. Great location. Excellent Staff”
Having spent three wonderful nights at the Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, I was very sad to leave. The hotel has the charm and personal service you expect from a bed and breakfast combined with all the amenities of a five star hotel. We were in Sydney to celebrate my sister's birthday and the hotel sent a bottle of champagne to her room. This thoughtfulness set the tone for our weekend. The concierge staff, particularly Troy, provided great advice on local sights to see and restaurants to enjoy. Each evening we were welcomed back to a warm fire burning in the huge fireplace in the lounge. The fire served the practical purpose of warming us up after the chill of the night air, but more importantly added to the atmosphere in the lounge: encouraging guests to linger, to chat and to relax. Our rooms had balconies overlooking the Botanical Gardens providing the perfect location to watch the sun rise over the harbor. The location of the hotel is excellent. It is only a few minutes walk to the Opera House, to restaurants and shops and is close to the train and ferries. The only downside was that wifi access is only free if you book through the hotel’s website, but this was minor when compared with the benefits provided. The Sir Stamford at Circular Quay was the perfect place for our long weekend and I hope to have the opportunity to enjoy their hospitality in the future!
Dear Nyoli, Thank you for choosing to stay at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay. Appreciated for the detailed feedback regarding your stay in July 2015 and our team was thrilled to read your comments. Sir Stamford at Circular Quay offer Complimentary WIFI for all guests in house currently and hope you can enjoy this benefit with us. We look forward to welcoming you back near in the future. Thank you. Kind Regards, Jenny Lee Front Office Manager
Grand old hotel in fantastic location ”
Less than 5 minutes by foot from train/ferry and restaurants at Circular Quay. Across from Royal Botanical Gardens and 10 minutes walk to opera house. Spacious clean rooms with safe, ironing board, and refrigerator. Rooms show some signs of their age. Our bath had a couple of small water stains, some wood moldings needed painting, and several wallpaper seams were frayed. Overall though the hotel is elegant. The staff was amazing! My wife became ill and we had to extend our stay. Although the hotel was at near capacity, the staff worked to rearrange reservations and not only extended our stay but arranged so we didn't have to change rooms. The front desk also checked several times to see how my wife was doing and asked if they could do anything for us. We had breakfast in the hotel one morning and it was very nice but expensive. There are so many restaurants nearby that we opted to eat elsewhere. The Sir Stamford is pricey but if you're in Sydney for only a few days it's well worth it.
Dear Robert, Thank you for choosing to stay at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay. Appreciated for the fantastic feedback during your stay and glad that our Front office team assisted you while your wife was unwell. Certainly your comments in regards to room, Relevant management will be looking into further for improvement and hope you enjoyed staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back near in the future. Thank you. Kind Regards, Jenny Lee Front Office Manager
Great location, ambience, service and rooms”
The staff at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay hotel are foremost professionals at what they do. When we arrived earlier than our check-in time, instead of strictly adhering to a "check-in only after this time", they checked to see if the room was available and it was, so we were checked in immediately. I had a delivery going to the room prior to check-in, and that was beautifully arranged: the package was already in the room waiting for us. Very good utilities, the room is big, as is the bathroom. The shower controls are a bit different but not hard to work out. The default continental breakfast we got, while self-service, had a good variety of great food. All in all, very pleased witht he experience.
Short but Sweet Stay”
We arrived at the hotel before 10:00.a.m. after disembarking from our cruise vessel at Circular Quay. The greeting from the staff at hotel reception was excellent and the concierge was extremely friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious, clean and had a very pleasant outlook across to Circular Quay. We would definitely be more than happy to stay at the Sir Stamford at Circular Quay again, the next time we are passing through Sydney.
Hi David, Greetings from Sir Stamford at Circular Quay. Thank you for the high score and feedback regarding your recent stay at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay. Glad that you enjoyed staying with us as well as the service from our Front Office team and the view from the room. We look forward to welcoming you back near in the future. Thank you. Kind Regards, Jenny Lee Front Office Manager
Warm and frienly hotel in great location.”
from the minute you walk into the sir stamford, circular quay, you know this is a hotel with a difference. the charming furnishings, exceptionally helpful staff and general ambience all add up. the rooms are spacious with great beds, the bathrooms also wonderful. i would like to keep this hotel a bit of a secret. location is unbeatable for downtown sydney. short walk to opera house, botanical gardens and all that circular quay and sydney cbd has to offer.
Fabulous Weekend Getaway!”
My partner and I had a delightful evening at the Sir Stamford. We chose it for its easy access to Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour as we had a family function in the City to attend. I was impressed with the sumptuous decor and couldn't wait to get back to enjoy the welcoming fire in the lobby lounge. We didn't get a chance to eat in the restaurant but the bar was a lovely spot to catch up with a glass of sparkling wine. We found the staff's warmth and friendly attention a refreshing change after recent stays elsewhere. Our room was lovely! The Juliet balcony overlooking the park was so pretty. The room was gorgeous and had everything we needed - in fact we were loathe to leave and tried to stay an extra night - sadly it is too popular and we had to relocate! Loved the bath!
Great Hotel in a Great Location”
We stayed 3 nights at the Sir Stamford and found it very comfortable and good value. The location at Circular Quay is excellent and great for touring and seeing Sydney. The (included) continental breakfast was first class as was the room service menu. Overall, we were delighted with the Sir Stamford for value, location and service, and certainly use it again when visiting Sydney.
Nice 'boutique' feel to ther property. ”
the property is "olde worlde" but a bit tired and in need of attention. there were torn lampshades in the bar; window paint throughout was a bit flaky and carpets looked like they could do with updating or a good cleaning, although overall cleanliness is not a problem we were in 501. good bed, nice furnishings but why no bedside lamps? have to get out of bed on gallery-door side and extinguish standard lamp if reading in bed. and no light/room controls at bedside. inconvenient. service from all personnel was excellent quality, from concierge, through reception, restaurants to room service just the best we have expereinced in a long long while. i was an executive with malaysia airlines for many many years and have we experienced good hotels all over the world. the sir stamford at circular quat falls among the best if it could just be jazzed up a little bit
Top Shelf (as always!)”
This visit was a repeat one for us and our expectations were surpassed again. The room sizes are above average, the service very accommodating, the food was great and the atmosphere of this perfectly located hotel is above most you will ever stay at. Also of important note was most of the staff are the same from our last visit (12 months ago) and they remembered us and conversations we had on the previous visit. Very Welcoming! Angie Dean playing piano and singing in 'The Bar' is a must for anyone staying a Friday night! Thanks Sir Stamford Circular Quay.
Dear Karl, Thank you for choosing to stay with at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your comments and excellent ratings. Thank you for your compliments on our friendly and helpful staff, and I am pleased to know we were able to exceed your expectations second time around. I am delighted to know you had a pleasant experience at the bar and that you enjoyed the ambience and atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Jacky Cheung | Hotel Manager
The Sir Stamford was everything we were looking for! GREAT location - within walking distance of the Opera House, Circular Quay to catch the train, bus or ferries, Sydney bridge and The Rocks. Very FRIENDLY and HELPFUL staff - every single one of the concierges that we spoke to was so informative and so willing to help us with our needs. COMFORTABLE and large room - very large bathroom, bed/pillows oh-so comfy, sofa and sitting area very spacious. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Dear Cathy, Greetings from Sir Stamford at Circular Quay. Appreciated for your feedback and our team was thrilled to read your comments. We hope you enjoyed staying with us as well as very friendly and helpful staff especially all Concierge staff members have been great in assisting during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back near in the future. Thank you. Kind Regards, Jenny Lee Front Office Manager
Great location, huge rooms and great service. ”
i was impressed by the massive classical art collection once you walk into the sir stamford circular quay. the reading lounge was really nice and comfortable, the dining room was pretty and the bar was wonderful (albeit expensive!). loved that there were jazz performances on the days we were there. the location is second to none. right opposite the botanical gardens and literally steps away from circular quay - we walked all over everywhere as it was just so convenient, yet so quiet. i must say however the swimming pool couldn't get any smaller! its so tiny! but thats not too bad since its heated and i was really looking for more of a dip in the water than a swim. the rooms - fantastic. spacious and comfortable. there were three of us staying and it was still very comfy. the bathrooms were a good design too. humungous! and very practical - two sinks, separate toilet and shower area. service was very good. no issues at all with concierge, reception, room service, and when the plug point blew, the engineer came to help out in seconds. i would definitely return again to stay at this hotel!
The Sir Stamford At Circular Quay was everything I expected and more. I arrived by ship and could have walked from the the dock location. It is a ten minute walk to the Opera House, museum and ferry terminal. Staff was most accommodating. I did not eat in the hotel, but I assume food was in keeping with the hotel's standards of quality. My friends stayed at the Marriott. The Stamford is the totally opposite-no bling and bright lights, just quiet elegance.
We truly enjoyed our stay at Sir Stamford. The staff were wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble. The decor , the artwork and the room were great. We went for walks around the opera house or the gardens across the road most days. Close to circular quay,the Rocks , shops etc. We would definitely stay here again . Thank you to all at Sir Stamford.
Dear Paul, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay and thank for taking the time to provide us with your comments. I am delighted to know you enjoyed the classy decor and ambience, our superb location in Circular Quay and most importantly thank you for your compliments on our friendly and helpful staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Jacky Cheung | Hotel Manager
Grand and friendly”
My 2 night stay at Sir Stamford was not long enough. Thank you to the manager for his wonderful staff, their friendly and helpful service, nothing was a trouble to them. The rooms are grand ,immaculate and very comfortable, bed soft and linen fabulous. The breakfast was varied prompt and fresh,value for money, as was the chicken burger available in the bar area. Would stay only here as close to Circular Quay and Opera House and short walk into city centre.
Stylish, spacious room with luxurious features”
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sir Stamford. Our room was spacious, quiet and very well appointed with quality fittings. All the staff were extremely friendly and obliging. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The location of the motel was the reason we chose it. We spent the weekend exploring The Rocks and Circular Quay areas (on foot) and had a fabulous time, would highly recommend it!
Lovely hotel, close to everything!”
We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at Sir Stamford. We had a blast. So close to all the action at Circular Quay and a touch of luxury for a weekend. The staff were great, as was breakfast, and the room was very comfortable. We especially loved the bathroom! Will definitely recommend to sight-seeing friends who want a fantastic place to stay in a central location.
Perfectly quaint boutique city hotel ”
Perfect location for the last night in Sydney. I stayed in two other hotels for this trip and wished I had stayed longer at Sir Stamford to enjoy the famed high tea or just sit back to admire the many antiques and fine art. Will definitely stay here and for more days on my next trip to Sydney. Likes: 1. Super large room, spacious and clean. 2. Club floor lounge on Level 3 3. Bathroom amenities from L'Occitane 4. Finally, a hand held shower with strong pressure! The other two hotels had fixed showers which took getting used to. Neutral: Requested for two single beds, it's just a Queen bed pulled apart so it looked tiny in width compared to a super single or double bed. But it looked so cute! It is sufficient if you are of average size but otherwise, do request specifically for what you need.
Dear L, Thank you for submitting your valuable feedback regarding your recent stay at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay. Appreciated for the high scores and feedback and our team was thrilled to read your comments especially spacious and clean room, special spaces of Quay Lounge on Level 3, fabulous Bathroom amenities, strong water pressure. We hope you enjoyed staying with us and look forward to welcoming you back near in the future. Thank you. Dear Valued guest, Greetings from Sir Stamford at Circular Quay. Thank you for the feedback and hope you enjoyed staying with us as well as location and services from our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back near in the future. Thank you. Kind Regards, Jenny Lee Front Office Manager
I thoroughly enjoyed my two nights at the Sir Stamford at Circular Quay! I had a large, comfortable room, the hotel bar was excellent, and many of Sydney's attractions were within easy walking distance of the hotel.
Dear Wyman, Greetings from Sir Stamford at Circular Quay. Thank you for the feedback and glad to read that you enjoyed staying with us for 2 nights. We look forward to welcoming you back near in the future. Thank you. Kind Regards, Jenny Lee Front Office Manager
mini break in Sydney”
I wanted a good location but not noisy. Circular Quay (CQ) area is where I usually try to stay near. The Sir Stamford is a gem. Did not hear the week end visitors at CQ. Lovely to have the Garden view from my window. Close to railway station for train trip to and from airport, plus trip to the Blue Mountains. Hotel was so quiet (which I like). Breakfast and snack food at night were delicious. Have raved about this hotel to all and sundry.
Dear Raelene, Thank you for choosing to stay at Circular Quay. Appreciated for the feedback and hope you enjoyed staying with us as well as the location and Garden views from your room. We look forward to welcoming you back near in the future. Thank you. Kind Regards, Jenny Lee Front Office Manager
Great location and extremely large room”
Our stay at the Sir Stamford at Circular Quay was a memorable one. Not only did we have a great room we also were lucky enough to be on a floor that had it's own lounge area. The rooms were clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Only a 2 minute walk to local restaurants, bars, opera house, train station and ferry wharf. Would definitely recommend.