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I like it. It's pretty quiet, Seats about 40. I've never seen it totally full, but has been busier lately of an evening. Only on the 2nd floor so no view, but OK. Through the day coffee machine plus fridge of the usual soft drinks available. Some OK snacks (nuts, trail mix as well as biscuits and muesli bars) available.
Breakfast is basic continental with poor quality cold cuts. Plus scrambled eggs and bacon. (I think - only popped in briefly one morning). The main restaurant is available to Diamonds (and some Golds) and is OK for a DT. Good service and also quiet, which makes up for a bit of a lack of anything out of the ordinary.
Service is excellent throughout. Andrew and Sinead particularly good in the EL. Every night I've been or popped in there the food has been different. Ranging from bog standard spring rolls and sausage rolls on busy nights, to dumplings, siu mai and pork buns on others, and even spinach and cheese cannelloni and chicken cacciatore (very nice) on others. Salads vary too. Some nice cold canapes, plus a soup every night.
Booze served by staff but they are pretty attentive. Wines are OK. Spirits basic but fine.
Probably now one of the better Hilton lounges in Oz. I'd put it well ahead of Adelaide and Brisbane, and on par with Cairns. (Never stayed at H-SYD).
Diamond and booked via Velocity/Expedia, which I do the majority of times. In the past still received lounge and breakfast benefits but was told at check in, no lounge or breakie but got extra (sympathy) cookies.
But found out the day later our name "is on the list" for breakfast so happy to enjoy 2 x breakies per day.
Easy access to public transport and restaurants and I don't care/not bothered by sex shops or night clubs downstairs/across the road. Tiny bit of club music noise noticeable on level 10 but doesn't wake me/keep me awake. 20% discount applied for inhouse dining.
Parmelia is more polished and has valet and evening bar canape vouchers but I would prefer staying here in future. Love how I can just walk outside and have choices. Parmelia is on the quite side of town.