1.93km from Southern Cross HotelThis hotel wowed me in every facet. The hotel is new to the Sydney Airport area, competing with a lot of other hotels and opening when travel is at a minimum mid-pandemic. The hotel is perched somewhat conveniently close to the airport, with a short (albeit tedious) 4 minute drive or 10-15 minute walk from the domestic terminals, and a short drive (8 minutes) to the international terminal. The hotel boasts perfectly designed rooms for an airport hotel. I can’t say how impressed I was with every little feature of the room that made for a comfortable stay. The triple glazed windows meant despite being only on level 3 directly facing the very busy O’Riordan Street, not a sound was heard. I stared in awe at truck after truck passing by and yet not so much as a rumble passed through. In fact, it almost upset me as I live by an equally busy road, a whopping 21 floors up and hear a LOT of noise. Seriously, the hotel room was silent. Paired with full black out blinds (I’m talking full blackout, the blind tracks are covered and the bottom is soft so as to completely seal out any hint of light in the slightest), an epic sleep is to be had. The room comes with labeled firm and soft pillows you can use as desired, a very clean and functional bathroom, a simple sitting space, place for your luggage and desk with chair. The TV in the room is crystal clear, loud and allows streaming from any streaming enabled device (incredibly easy to pair following the instructions on screen). The property has fast free WiFi. On level two, a reasonable fitness room containing various pieces of fitness equipment and machines and nicely cooled to 18 degrees can be found, alongside a self service coin operated laundry. Per the signage, free laundry detergent can be obtained by asking reception. At breakfast time, the free breakfast included a spread of cereals and milk, fruits, Chobani yoghurts, toast with a variety of spreads and a couple coffee machines that made a decent cup. On request was hot food, such as quiches, ham and cheese croissants, toasted sandwiches among others. Service was fast and friendly. The hotel staff I interacted with during check in and check out were incredibly friendly, obliging and efficient. On the ground floor, spacious luggage lockers are available for use locked by electronic code, providing free storage for up to 24 hours. Overall, I am amazed at the exceptional stay especially given the attractive price point. I actually bumped into a colleague who was having her first stay at the hotel and said she was pleasantly surprised and this hotel will also be her go to from now on when staying by the airport. Overall, I am incredibly happy to say what a success this property will be and question how star ratings work as this hotel really offers facilities that I would expect to attract a 4 star rating minimum. You will not regret staying at this property.