SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta opened its doors on 1 August 2017 and invited top international media and bloggers to experience luxury in Sydney’s second CBD. The space and convenience of apartment living, the luxury and style of a 5-star hotel; SKYE Hotel Suites has arrived, and is changing the landscape of Parramatta.
This all suites hotel features spacious apartments, first class amenities, luxurious toiletries, modern appliances and quality dining options. Located on the site of the old Wheat Sheaf Hotel, dating back to 1840, this modern redevelopment includes a meticulously restored and preserved heritage site.
The suites themselves are generously proportioned, with everything you would need for a short or long stay. Your choice of studios, one bedroom and two-bedroom apartment style rooms are all available. Full laundry facilities in each suite complement the modern kitchen appliances and refrigerators. If you do need to order from the hotel, the seamless experience is achieved via an in-room tablet. Everything that you could need for a business stay, a family getaway, or a girls’ weekend, all available within a short walk to Parramatta train, bus and ferry travel options. My one minor gripe would be that some of the two-bedroom apartments only have one bathroom (with no bathtub), which may not suit all visitors.
Our visit to SKYE Hotel Suites included a tour of both the business and recreational facilities. Generously proportioned meeting rooms, each with high quality media devices, offer ample space to conduct that all important public seminar or staff away-day. Meanwhile, the gym, sauna and pool will provide welcome fitness and relaxation options for long stay guests or those purely on vacation.
We checked out the signature restaurant, Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar, which offers a modern take on traditional, local ingredients. The highlight for me was the swordfish crudo, grapefruit, pink peppercorn and white balsamic sharing plate. The fish main course (blue eye trevella) was slightly overcooked, but I think we can put that down to opening night jitters. The morning after’s breakfast menu has everything that you could imagine, from light bites, to fresh fruit, to a full cooked breakfast – which I badly needed after sampling the “vine” part off Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar the evening before!
For more information on SKYE Hotel Suites, go to: http://www.skyehotels.com.au/parramatta/en/skye-hotel-parramatta.html