Pullman Sydney Airport Review


I don’t often stay at airport hotels. However, I was in Sydney for one night, and staying at an airport hotel was starkly cheaper than staying in the city. So, the Pullman Sydney Airport was my choice.

It is also one of the newer hotels in the Sydney Airport area. Opening in June last year, the 12-storey building has 229 rooms.


The Pullman is located with a cluster of other hotels, and is about a 15 minute walk from the domestic terminal. Alternatively, there is a shuttle service, which costs $7. This may be good if you have a lot of luggage, or are arriving in the international terminal.


On entering the building, you see the lobby area. To the left is reception, and the remainder of the floor is dedicated largely to the bar and restaurant area.

Check in was a fairly straightforward process. As a Le Club AccorHotels Platinum member I was offered the welcome amenities for this level. I received welcome drink vouchers, offered late check out, and granted access to the Executive Lounge.

The Room

On entering my room, I see a fairly standard type layout of a room these days. The room featured a king-size bed, a large flatscreeen TV and a small desk. On the desk, the hotel had left a small welcome gift.

The bathroom space is not entirely separated from the main living space, and is of the increasingly common open plan design.  It consisted of the usual shower, toilet and wash basin. Toiletries were supplied by C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries.

The wardrobe reminded me more a retail showcase, with its glass doors. Not a bad thing, just an observation.

As is become increasingly common, a complimentary Nespresso coffee maker was provided. A generous range of pods was also available.


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As a Le Club AccorHotels Platinum member, I was granted access to the Executive Lounge. The lounge was a fairly small affair, but given the size and location of the hotel, it is probably adequate.

The lounge is open all day. Complimentary canapes and evening drinks are offered in the evening between 5 pm and 7 pm. Outside of those times, basic refreshments are offered throughout the day. This consisted of coffee, tea, water and a small range of soft drinks

I was there on a Saturday and it was fairly quiet, with only a handful of other guests in the lounge. The usual drinks were on offer – beer, a choice of red and white wines. A small selection of canapes was also available.


I did not have dinner in the restaurant, as I had other plans for the night. I did, however, opt to have breakfast in the morning. Breakfast consisted of the usual fare for a hotel breakfast. Eggs could be cooked to order, and there were the usual range of hot and cold foods, coffee and juices.

Out and About

There’s not much else around the hotel – mainly a collection of other hotels. Of course, if you are staying there, then maybe it is about the airport. On the positive side, you are not that far away from Mascot railway station, and you can catch a train into the city (for somewhat less than catching it from the airport)

Summing up

As is often the case with Airport hotels, I did not have a lot of time to fully investigate the hotel. Having said that, it does provide a more upmarket experience than some of the other hotels around the airport.

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About Author

Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.