Thursday, September 24, 2015

A weekend away at the faded Hydro Majestic

Pip and I took advantage of a "Spring Escape" in a "Heritage room" at the Hydro Majestic in Sydney's Blue Mountains.

Not being from Sydney, I don't recall the glory days of old but do remember years of passing the place while it was being refurbished.

At $167 per night, the "Heritage" rooms turn out to be a nod to our convict heritage. As one reviewer on TripAdvisor writes, "there's hardly enough room to change your mind". We rang reception and paid considerably more to upgrade to a more spacious room with a nice view of the car park.

The staff were nice and presumably we're not the first to react this way to a room even they refer to as "compact".

There's not much to do at the place but compete for a chair that gives a glimpse of the pleasant view.

Some cushions would be a nice addition. The free Wifi is very slow but functional.

Drop in for a glass of wine on the way to an AirBNB but I don't recommend staying here. Staff were nice though and General Manager Ralf B is amusingly responsive on review sites.

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