PARKROYAL Parramatta: A Super Handy Luxury Hotel With A Cool Pool

Parkroyal parramatta family review

In search of a super central hotel in Parramatta which can offer all the creature comforts?

The PARKROYAL Parramatta is so very handy to everything, there’s no need for the car, you can walk everywhere you need to go.

Mind you, the affable hotel manager, Michael Johnson, also recommends bringing bikes as there are so many great biking tracks nearby, all very suitable for families..

I was lucky enough to be invited to stay at the PARKROYAL recently, here you’ll find my thoughts on the hotel with plenty of photos to show you what it’s like.

Then click here to read all about the many fun things to do in Parramatta with kids.

So, let’s have a look at this 4.5 star Parramatta hotel through the Hello Sydney Kids lens.


3 Best Things About The PARKROYAL Parramatta

  1. Location: The PARKROYAL is on Phillip Street, around the corner from the wonderful Church Street Eat Street precinct. It’s just a two minute walk round the corner to get down to the Parramatta Riverside too, with its walks, bike rides, playground, ferry and many eateries with gorgeous river views.
  2. Luxury and space: The PARKROYAL is one of the top rated hotels in Parramatta, rooms are spacious and service and facilities  is as you’d expect from a 4.5 star hotel.
  3. The cool pool: I loved this! The pool is fairly small, about 10 metres long, but the area around it is spacious, with lots of loungers and, the best thing, the vertical garden is so beautiful.  More pix below.
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Parkroyal parramatta family review
Ah, the luxury of a very beautiful bath, from the room I stayed in… and tragically I didn’t use it, screech!
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This is the entry level Superior Room, with two double beds

Rooms at the PARKROYAL Parramatta

This is a large hotel with almost 200 rooms and suites. They range from the basic Superior Room which is 28sqm, through the Superior Corner Room at 37sqm to the 116sqm penthouse suites.

Rooms can be configured with one king bed or two double beds, rollaway beds can be added in some rooms for children. There are many rooms which interconnect. Call the hotel direct to discuss your families needs.



The wheelchair-friendly rooms and faclities got a thumbs up from expert blogger Julie at Have Wheelchair Will Travel, read her review here.

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The main dining area at Table 30
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Eating + Drinking at the PARKROYAL Parramatta

Table 30 is the hotel’s restaurant and is on Level 1.  The breakfast buffet is served here and dinners including a regular seafood buffet on Saturdays. The cuisine is international.  Check the menus here.

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Can I recommend the cappuccino brulee, with white chocolate snow, coffee beans and chai dust.

Bar 30 and Bistro is on the entrance level and looks very inviting, but I didn’t sit down for a drink myself, tragically. Drinks and lunches are served here, and there’s live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Bar 30’s opulent bar, very grand
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The large deck at Bar 30 looks over Phillip Street and is a relaxed place to soak up the atmosphere

Room Service is available with a wide variety of modern Australian dishes on offer including a kids menu. A $4 tray charge is levied.

The hotel’s food offering compete with the MASSIVE variety of restaurants right on the doorstep, however…. so prepare to feast when you stay.

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A starter of warm asparagus served with pickled mushrooms, garlic confit, goats cheese and a quail egg. Delicate and delicious
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A children’s table set up for the breakfast buffet
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The breakfast buffet is extensive, best eaten with a pool view!

Wifi access

Wifiis free to all guests in all room. Members are offered internet higher speeds though.

The (Lovely) Pool 

You’ll find the pool on Level 1, with a divine vertical garden, it gets very busy on weekends when many families stay. The pool is not heated.

I think I got a bit carried away taking photos of the pool and garden wall from all angles!

The Gym

There’s a very spacious gym with a good variety of equipment on Level 2.

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I only popped in for a look, great equipment… promise to use it next time

Business Facilities

There are business facilities available 24 hours a day in the lobby, plus a Club which is good for working or for meetings.  Club Rooms give access to this. But if you are visiting with kids, you won’t need this little luxury. Switch the phone and laptop off, come on.

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Love the velvet sofa in the Club.
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Breakfast is served in the Club each morning, there are drinks and canapes in the afternoons. Nice view too.


Parking at the PARKROYAL Parramatta

Available at a cost of $20 a day self parked or $35 a day with valet parking. Some specials and deals offer free parking.


Prices vary depending on day of the week and time of the year. On the night I stayed costs ranged from $170 – $269 for two adults and two children, depending on the room type.

Discounts + Specials

Save 10% on stays:  Join the free membership program and book direct online for a 10% savings. The DISCOVERY programme is easy to join and you will find a range of offers like room upgrades, late checkouts, special offers etc.

Join DISCOVERY here.

Check for current specials and discounts on the PARKROYAL’s Offers webpage here.

PARKROYAL Parramatta Details

30 Phillip Street, Parramatta

Phone: +61 2 9689 3333

Toll-Free: 1800 192 144

PARKROYAL Parramatta website is here.

NB I do always recommend booking direct… keeps life simple and often you will get better deals.


Things To Do In Parramatta With Kids

Parramatta can make a terrific base to stay when visiting Sydney, and a fab staycation for Sydney families.

Click here to find out all the best things to do with kids in Parramatta.

What have I missed?

Do ask any questions in the comments, I’d love to help out.

Cheers and take it easy,


NB I stayed as a guest of the PARKROYAL Parramatta and would like to thank them for their hospitality. I do love a break from the drudgery of home… especially when it involves cappuccino brulee and such a central location in an interesting and vibrant part of Sydney.

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