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We Review: Skye Suites Parramatta

Whether it's a holiday or a hospital visit, you deserve to stay in comfort. Skye Suites Parramatta has everything you need.

Skye Suites Parramatta is located just 30 minutes from the Sydney CBD, and a 10-minute drive from the medical precinct of Westmead (including Westmead Children’s Hospital). The hotel’s location and facilities lend themselves to both shorter and longer stays, with everything guests need to make it a home away from home.

Everything is within easy walking/wheeling distance, so why not leave the car behind? Enjoy the carefree ease of having entertainment, dining, and shopping right on your doorstep.

The all-suite hotel is in a prime position for exploring Parramatta’s many accessible attractions, including the Riverside Theatre, historic Parramatta Park, and the dining delights of Eat Street. The Parramatta River Walk offers kilometres of level pathways to explore the riverfront and nearby suburbs. Westfield Parramatta is every fashionista’s dream, and when you tire of shopping you can recline in a Gold Class cinema seat (or a regular one – but why not indulge?) at Event Cinemas.

An insight into Parramatta’s convict history is located right next door to Skye Suites Parramatta, at the Phillip Ruddock Heritage Centre. The beautifully preserved site includes the footings of a convict hut dated from the 1790s-1800s. Crockery, toys, and other historical items are on display, and this accessible attraction is free to see.

While Parramatta itself has plenty to keep you busy for the weekend, Sydney’s major attractions are also within easy reach. The Parramatta River Ferry (the RiverCat) is accessible, and offers a scenic ride into Darling Harbour or Circular Quay.

For concert goers and sports fans, the accessible accommodation at Skye Suites is convenient to CommBank Stadium, and only a short train ride away from Accor Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park. Make sure you book early for special events!

Overhead view of Commbank Stadium in Parramatta
Skye Suites Parramatta is conveniently located near CommBank Stadium. Credit: Destination NSW

Facilities at Skye Suites Parramatta

If you’re looking for accommodation where you can relax and enjoy without having to leave the premises, there’s plenty for you at Skye Suites Parramatta.

On a fine day, the outdoor pool is bathed in sunshine and the lounge chairs beckon. A pool hoist and sling are available for guests who need a helping hand into the pool, and a water wheelchair is provided for accessing the area. A unisex accessible bathroom is located close to the pool.

Pelican pool hoist for the outdoor pool at Skye Suites Parramatta
The pool hoist allows for easy access to the Skye Suites Parramatta outdoor pool.

We highly recommend taking the lift to Nick & Nora’s rooftop bar just before sunset to indulge in a drink or two. The bar is accessible, with a unisex accessible bathroom. If you get peckish while you’re there, stay on to enjoy the ultimate indulgence: the ‘Feed Me’ degustation menu. Everything is delicious and beautifully presented; for us, the stand-outs were the lobster tacos and the mushroom and pea arancini.

If you’re feeling any guilt about the evening’s indulgence (not that you should!), the next morning you can pop down to the on-site gym. (Personally, a sleep-in was more appealing.)

Breakfast can be included in your stay, available at The Shed Cafe next door. Fresh juices and eggs will get you energised for a day of exploration.

A group of people eating and drinking at Nick and Nora's
Nick and Nora’s offers delightful indulgences for guests at Skye Suites Parramatta. Credit: Destination NSW

Accommodation at Skye Suites Parramatta

Skye Suites Parramatta offers four accessible two-bedroom apartments, each with a kitchen, lounge area, and bathroom facilities. Two of the suites have a king-bedded room, and a second bedroom with two beds. The other suites have a king-bedded room and a single bed with a workstation in the second room.

The king-bedded rooms are generously sized and have good circulation space on both sides of the bed for transferring. (Note that a solid bed base prevents the use of a hoist.)

The modern, spacious bathrooms feature a shower bench, grab-rails throughout, height-adjustable shower, and a toilet with backrest.

Bathroom in the accessible suites at Skye Suites Parramatta, including toilet with back rest, grab rails, and circulation space
The bathrooms at Skye Suites Parramatta are spacious and well-appointed.

Self-catering is made easy with a full-size fridge, stove top, and microwave. Enticing mini-bar goodies can be yours for free if you book directly with the hotel. Who doesn’t love a guilt-free dive into the mini-bar? Take your goodies out to the enclosed verandah with step-free entry – the perfect spot to snack and relax.

Accessibility at Skye Suites Parramatta

Skye Suites accommodation is spacious, with good access throughout. Ramp access is provided at each of the entrances to the property, and a lift can take guests to the various facilities within the hotel.

Four accessible parking bays are available in the car park (parking attracts a fee), located underneath the hotel. The car park has an entry height of 2.2 metres.

Next time you’re booking a stay in Sydney, compare the value of a stay at Skye Suites in Parramatta. The spacious accessible accommodation, pool with hoist, and proximity to major attractions make this Western Sydney hotel great value for money.

Book direct via the Skye Suites Parramatta website.

This review first appeared in Travel Without Limits. You can subscribe to the magazine here.

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