Holidaying in Sydney?
Marco Polo Motor Inn Sydney is only 6 km East of Sydney City,
Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, Ultimo, Sydney fish market, Chinatown, Haymarket, The Rocks,
Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Darlinghurst, Sydney International Exhibition Centre, Woolloomooloo,
Allianz Stadium, and Sydney Cricket Ground
and 7 km West of Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta, Lidcombe, Acer Arena, ANZ Stadium, Allphones Stadium,
State Sports Centre and Showground at Homebush.
We are close to public transport. Buses are just stepped away and the train station (400 meters walk away)
that will take you to all corners of the city. Also, some of Sydney's most interesting suburban centers
are just within walking distance.
For more information on Sydney Buses, please visit: http://www.sydneybuses.info/
For more information on Sydney Railway Station, please visit: http://www.cityrail.nsw.gov.au/
For more information on Sydney light Railway Station, please visit: http://www.transdevsydney.com.au/
The leafy streets behind the motel contain an interesting variety of residences dating back to the Victorian era.
A gentle stroll around and towards Summer Hill railway station (if you overlook the cars parked) affords
a glimpse of what genteel urban life was early last century.
Summer Hill Village
Just take a stroll 5 - 10 minutes from Marco Polo Motor Inn to Summer Hill village. It is centered around a small plaza with good pedestrian access and is surrounded by supermarket, bar and pub, gym, bank, post office, cafés, and restaurants, and more shops along Lackey and Smith Street.
Summer Hill is a suburb rich in heritage, a hundred properties are heritage listed.
Also, It features a mix of federation era houses, near the Summer Hill railway station, Sydney.
Just 1 km towards the city - close enough for a brisk stroll, is the well known "Little Italy" of Sydney.
Home of some of the first espresso coffee bars and Italian restaurants in Sydney, Leichhardt today is a
sophisticated modern urban center with outdoor cafes, stylish pubs, and interesting boutiques.
Its main attraction is the Italian Plaza - a modern re-creation of grand piazzas like San Marco in Venice,
surrounded by exclusive Italian boutiques, outdoor cafes, and award-winning restaurants
overlooked by modern-day 'palazzos'.
You can spend many hours here exploring the boutiques or basking in the sun over a
macchiato at lunch or conversing with friends over a meal at night.
Broadway Shopping Centre
Nearby Leichhardt, there is Broadway Shopping Centre, three levels of retail space
including Coles, Bi-Lo, Kmart, Hoyts, Rebel Sport, Freedom, Harvey Norman, Harris Farm,
a Medical Centre and over 125 specialty stores.
Monday – Wednesday & Friday 10 AM – 7 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM
For more details information, please visit: https://www.broadwaysydney.com.au/
Some 2kms in the other direction is the once sleepy suburban center of Ashfield.
In recent years it has become the center for Chinese immigrants from the Sichuan province, whose stores and food markets
make Ashfield one of the more interesting places in Sydney to shop
(useful if you need to get some Asian groceries not available at home).
Ashfield also has a large shopping mall, but of particular interest is a large number of Chinese restaurants open for
lunch and dinner. Forget your neighborhood Chinese (Cantonese) restaurants here. These are the genuine ethnic article. The food
on offer (sit-down or takeaway) is regional Sichuan cuisine. Try a different experience in Chinese food -
and, if you are adventurous, some of the Sichuan delicacies you will never find in your local takeaway. (And at modest prices too!)
The nearby Wests Ashfield Club has great dining and entertainment facilities for visitors to the city and runs a courtesy bus
which can pick you up from the motel.