A Review: Cambridge Hotel Sydney (Deluxe Balcony Room) thanks to Cambridge Hotel
Cambridge Hotel: Located at 212 Riley Street, Surry Hills NSW Australia
Thanking Cambridge Hotel immensely, I was so lucky to spend two nights over the week at this modern hotel at the heart of Sydney. I dragged my friend Betty to spend the first night with me (its her birthday in July and we both invented 'Birthday Months' for each other which means she gets spoiled for the entire 30 days).
We moved into our Deluxe Balcony Room, decked out with a huge Samsung TV, European bed, Wi-fi, Ipod Dock, Appelles beauty products and oversized mirrors.
We then craved Froyo so we asked reception where the best Froyo is. All the staff were so lovely to give us suggestions and directions. Honestly, what me and Betty really care about is food and the availability of it, haha. We got our Froyo at 10.30PM (a mere 2 minute walk away from our hotel #winning) and sat out on the balcony to admire the stunning city view. And what a view. The photos says it all -- Cambridge Hotel is situated right in the middle of Sydney's highlights (Oxford street, the CBD and Surry Hills), and me and Betty were mesmerised.
We then spent the rest of the night chatting, drinking wine and watching Video Hits on FOX TV (we stumbled onto some old school 90's videos, like Peter Andre's 'Mysterious Girl') and did some girly dancing. Such a fun night, the type you can only have with a close girlfriend.
Come 3am, and I was starting to get hungry. I realised we were dancing in our room for 5 hours straight. So Betty, after reading that Cambridge Hotel had 24 hour reception, called downstairs. A friendly man picked up and was not fazed by a 3am call - giving us the directions to the nearest pie shop. We walked out onto the quiet yet bright streets on the hunt for a fresh meat pie from Pie Face.
The next day, Betty had to go back home and Hughie came down the next night. We also stayed in, going to the hotel surroundings, checking out the beautiful pool and spa on level 2. I was fascinated that the pool was surrounded by more rooms with a stunning glass ceiling making it quite grande.
Second night in with Hughie, we settled for Room Service. We ordered a delicious club sandwich - chicken, bacon, cheese, salad and sliced egg stuffed between slices of bread yum. We held hands as we played our Nintendo 3DS and drank beer and watched cheesy movies on the FOX TV Movies channel.
Again I sat outside on that peaceful balcony soaking up the beautiful view, wondering what other people in Paris, New York or Auckland were doing at that very moment. I certainly was aware I was staying in a very modern and luxurious hotel with Hughie laying in bed dozing in those soft sheets; with a good book to read in my hand and a fulfilling meal in my stomach. I rarely get a peaceful moment like this where I am grateful for the present and get to collect my nagging thoughts and store them away... just to stop and stare at the prettiest stars in the world.
Thanks Cambridge Hotel for such a lovely and memorable stay!