North Ryde is a nice neighborhood in Sydney away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It takes about 30min drive or slightly less than an hour’s bus ride from North Ryde to get to town. I really like this neighborhood as there’s a balance of offices, shopping centers, houses and apartments and it’s safe and quiet. In this short trip, I stayed over at Meriton’s which was such a different experience from the one at Pitt Street. Loved this one much more as it’s quieter, more well maintained and the service was better.