Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Aussie Hotel Mate!

The most recent hotel we booked was in Sydney, Australia, the last leg of our trip.  This was the other hotel we used Starwood points for and after seeing it, it took all of about 10 minutes before deciding to book! :)  The location is perfect, the view is stunning and there is so much to do around the area.  It's the Four Points Sheraton at Darling Harbour. 

Because this hotel is in a notoriously expensive city, and in a prime location, it was a bit more to do the cash/points option.  That doesn't mean it wasn't worth it or more affordable than anything else we saw!  We are using 2800 points per night, for 5 nights, totaling 14,400 points overall.  Because we're using Starwood points again, that makes the out of pocket cost of the hotel just $45 a night for a hotel that books for $230 a night. Not too shabby!

Beautiful view of the hotel at night!

Rooms overlook the harbour

Modern, clean rooms

Darling Harbour at night

One of the first pubs in Sydney.  Lots of history here!
I'm really excited about this hotel because it's withing walking distance of the famous Sydney Opera House and surrounded by so many unique pubs, restaurants and shops.  We would never splurge on a hotel like this as we prefer to spend our cash on activities rather than hotels so this will feel like a real treat!  Starwood has really opened up so many possibilities for us on this trip and as a result, we plan to focus more energy on collecting Starwood points for future travels. 

5 more months and I'm already counting the days! :)

How we did it:
Starwood Points + Cash option: 2800 points per night, 14,400 total
$45 a night, $225 total
Saved over $925 using Starwood points!

1 comment:

  1. Sydney Wildlife World is right by there. That's where we got up close and personal with some adorable koalas! Be sure to add that to your list:)