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Living in luxury at Meriton: hotel review


Traveltalk’s JON UNDERWOOD finds his head in the clouds when he checks in to the new Meriton Suites Carter Street in Sydney.

 

My wife doesn't like heights. Never has. In the Pretty Woman of life, she is Richard Gere to my Julia Roberts.

 

So it was with some interest (and not a little trepidation) that I wondered how she'd react when entering room 2001 on the 20th floor of the swish new Meriton Suites Carter Street in Sydney.

 

But even the most ardent acrophobic could fail to be impressed by the horizon-sweeping views accorded by our suite’s large balcony.

 

From Olympic Park in the foreground and across the ever-growing metropolis that is Western Sydney, the vista was a treat for the eyes, particularly on a bright, blue, sunny winter’s day.

 

 

Just as impressive was the interior of our spacious two-bedroom apartment, replete with all the self-sufficient mod cons you'd ever need.

 

Shiny gadgets aplenty in the fully-equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer in the internal laundry, and plenty of storage space in the super-comfortable bedrooms.

 

The bathroom amenities provided by KEVIN.MURPHY were a particularly nice touch, but apparently nothing is left to chance to make the guest feel at home. We’d just settled in to the suite when a staff member appeared to spray air freshener around the rooms.

 

I was also particularly taken with the décor, which was principally cherry red and grey, with clean, crisp lines and some eye-catching artwork to admire. Apart from the main living area there was also a side office for those on a business trip and the aforementioned balcony had plenty of space to entertain.

 

 

When it opened earlier this year, Matthew Thomas, Group General Manager of Meriton Suites, told Traveltalk: “This new property features chic, designer-inspired furniture, with fresh tones and polished interior details that reflect not only the global five-star trends but also what our guests now expect from our hotels.”

 

The property offers 153 one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites and for the first time large four-bedroom suites, which span two floors and include access to spacious and private rooftop terraces. There’s also a pool, spa and gym.

 

“We can see the need for larger two-, three- and even four-bedroom suites to accommodate families and larger groups and with Sydney Olympic Park hosting so many national and international events, we have designed our new apartment-style hotel to cater for that,” added Thomas.

 

 

Truth be told, we'd picked a Friday night when little was happening at the various sporting and entertainment venues dotted around the park. A few over-excited schoolgirls attending a local cheerleading competition was about as noisy and glamorous as it got.

 

But using the helpful compendium of local restaurant menus (they also deliver in-house), we strolled to a delightful Thai restaurant nearby and enjoyed a delicious dinner before ambling back to our eyrie in the sky.

 

For anyone attending a sporting or business event in the area, Meriton Carter Street is an exciting and modern addition to the local accommodation stocks. It's new, it's fresh and it's fun – they’ve aimed for
the sky and totally delivered.

 


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Written by: Jon Underwood
Published: 27 August 2019

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