Built around the glittering labyrinth of Port Jackson, Sydney is one of the world’s greatest cities. Its millennia-old history spans the length of Australia’s human story: from its original Aboriginal inhabitants, down through its years as an English convict settlement, to the sophisticated modern city visitors see today. Famous for its iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and its graceful Opera House, Sydney offers its visitors an array of experiences unmatched by any other city in the world. Its iconic beaches, such as Manly and Bondi, epitomise the open, friendly and healthy Aussie lifestyle.
From the cool hotels and hipster hangouts of Darlinghurst, to the luxury 5-star hotels scattered among the coves and inlets of Sydney Harbour, the city has an outstanding selection of accommodation options. You can relax in an airy apartment high in the sky above Sydney Cove, or disappear into an opulent spa retreat hidden away in a leafy suburb or bush-fringed bay. Sydney’s frenetic heart beats fast in the nightlife of Kings Cross and Oxford Street. Its daytime charm lies in the cafes and restaurants of The Rocks and Darling Harbour where you can simply sit and admire that beautiful harbour.
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Nestled in the cobblestoned streets of The Rocks is Rydges Sydney Harbour. Close to galleries and cafes, this luxury hotel is the perfect location to see all of Sydney’s sites by foot or by ferry. When winding down, guests will enjoy complimentary high speed Wifi, making this accommodation great for business travellers and relaxing weekends away.
Full of natural light and choice of pillows, each room offers a mini bar and coffee making facilities. The King Rooms offer sweeping views of Sydney, in addition to a king size bed featuring luxurious linen.
Even though the hotel is located near some of Sydney’s best cuisine, there is no need to stray far from the accommodation. Situated on site is the acclaimed The Playfair Terrace Restaurant. With a fusion of cuisines and featuring Australian produce, the restaurant offers lunch and dinner options. The Lobby Bar is the place to go, not only for breakfast, but to sample some of Australia’s finest craft beers as well as your favourites from Australia and beyond.
Known as Sydney’s most beautiful and historic hotel is the Harbour Rocks Hotel. This luxury hotel was built in 1887 and guests will love the charm of the decor that meets the modern facilities. The hotel is walking distance to the Circular Quay Ferry Terminal in addition to being close to some of Sydney’s best attractions.
You will find everything you need in each style of room at this hotel. With a mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities in the room, you will be able to start and end the day off right. Indulge in luxury bathroom amenities featured in your ensuite bathroom. The Harbour View Suite has breathtaking views of the harbour to make your stay even more special.
Located on site is the highly regarded Tayim Restaurant. The middle eastern inspired cuisine is paired with locally sourced wine for a delicious experience. For coffee or cocktail lovers, Eric’s Bar is waiting for you on the ground floor of the hotel.
Active guests of the hotel will be able to take advantage of the onsite gym or head out to the popular running track from the Sydney Opera House to Mrs Macquaries Chair. Guests who would like to enjoy their heritage accommodation, can enjoy in-room dining for all meals.
Located in the historic area of Sydney is the luxury hotel, Rendezvous Hotel. Surrounded by boutique shops and some of Sydney’s best restaurants, enjoy everything this area has to offer within walking distance. You will love relaxing at this hotel at the end of a busy day of sightseeing, with the iconic Bridge and Opera House only moments away.
Several types of rooms are available for you to choose from. All of them feature basic kitchenette facilities ideal for that early morning coffee or late night snack. A work area is available in each room for business travellers and couples can indulge in the one bedroom view apartment with balcony, for a special weekend away.
Only a 4 minute walk from your accommodation, you will find the popular, Glenmore Hotel. With 180 degree harbour views, it is perfect for a relaxed meal or an afternoon prosecco on the rooftop bar. Check out The Fine Food Store for a delicious gourmet breakfast and if you are staying over a weekend, grab some amazing street food at the famous Rocks Markets.
The hotel offers complimentary wifi for guests within their room. Guests can also take advantage of the onsite gym, outside pool and spa. For those travelling without a car, the 24 hour reception can assist guests with booking an airport shuttle for an additional fee.
With stunning ocean views and a stylish design, Jonah’s Restaurant & Boutique Hotel is the perfect luxurious coastal getaway. The luxury hotel is perched on the side of a hill, overlooking the bright blue waters of Whale Beach. Within a five-minute drive there are multiple nature reserves, the Whale Beach Rockpool and Pittwater inlet.
With classic, sophisticated styling, the rooms at Jonah’s are reminiscent of the Hamptons. The neutral palate creates a relaxed atmosphere, and all rooms feature a walk out balcony on which guests can marvel at the natural beauty of the ocean. The large bathrooms have both a high-pressure walk-in shower and spa bath. Guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and movies, USB charger outlets, a Vittoria coffee machine, and automated curtains.
To provide a premium wellness service, Jonah’s has partnered with Purity Pacific to deliver on-site beauty and therapy services. The attentive staff at reception can assist with booking a wide range of luxe experiences including personalised in-room yoga sessions, a cruise up the Pittwater on 45ft private motorboat or luxury sailing yacht, and private meditation sessions.
Jonah’s is home to a multi-award winning restaurant. The seasonal menu uses the finest local produce to create fine-dining Contemporary Australian cuisine.
Barrenjoey House Palm Beach is a charming, luxury hotel getaway that is surrounded by stunning beaches and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Located at the entrance of Pittwater, guests only need to cross the road to be able to access the closest inlet beach. Within a five-minute drive of the hotel are the yellow sands of North Palm Beach, historical Barrenjoey Lighthouse and Palm Beach Rockpool.
The accommodation for the hotel is located on the second floor. Guests share access to an exclusive lounge and courtyard, where they can relax and mingle with one another.
The simple yet idyllic rooms are filled with natural light and have inviting timber flooring. The bespoke furnishings pay tribute to the classic beach house, and the marble bathrooms are equipped with designer bathroom amenities. Guests have complimentary access to the Wi-Fi, in room mini-bar and Netflix.
Below the rooms on the first floor is Barrenjoey House, an influential restaurant that is considered by the local community to be an iconic institution. Under the apex ceiling or out on the terrace, diners can taste high quality modern Australian cuisine. Seafood features heavily in the menu, a homage to the surrounding marine environment.
Our hotel is at the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District, adjacent to the Queen Victoria Building shopping arcade. We’re within two kilometers of Darling Harbor entertainment, the Sydney Opera House, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Take some time to relax at our full-service spa, and enjoy a fitness center and indoor lap pool with sauna.
Sit back and soak it all in. Our Bondi hotel rooms have a real sea air about them; easy, breezy, you’ll feel part of that world. A casual sense of salty cool. Your new accommodation in Bondi is more than a room, this is your own beachside space. A place for coastal calm to wash away the day, and a little rejuvenating luxury before ever more sun-kissed play.
QT Bondi is a place where things collide. Chance encounters. Sliding doors. The shoreline sculpts the wave.
We built a hotel where the pacific meets the continent, right in the heart of Australia’s coolest spot. At QT Bondi, chic meets mellow, art meets fashion, gin meets tonic and travellers, entrepreneurs and locals meet to make the world their canvas. We’ll share the restaurants and bars to explore, and we know just where to go to run up against something unexpected. Coming?
Clare isn’t the new kid around the block. She knows the area like the back of her hand, turning neighbours into friends and tourists into locals.
Here, community and creativity run deep, and true to Clare’s humble beginnings, her down to earth nature is disarmingly friendly. Stretching across two iconic heritage-listed buildings, The Old Clare Hotel is more than just a place to crash.
Park Hyatt Sydney’s guest rooms are residential in style, offering luxury contemporary, harbourside living. Starting at a spacious 40 square meters, guest room interiors reflect a natural feel with rich layers of chocolate, cream and beige hues. Luxurious custom furnishings & fittings, naturally-textured fabrics, subtle plush carpets, designer lighting and the latest technology feature throughout. Specially commissioned art by prominent Australian artists are on display, creating an art gallery of unique art pieces in all 155 guest rooms and suites.
Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel is proud to be a member of the Small Luxury Hotels Group.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) matches independently minded guests with independently spirited hotels. The diverse collection of over 500 hotels in more than 80 countries around the world includes everything from cutting edge design hotels and city centre sanctuaries to historic country mansions and remote private islands – all SLH hotels are consistently different, however, they are all united by the fact that they offer the best locations, highest quality, personalised service and a truly authentic way to discover a destination.
In Sydney there is no shortage of luxury accommodation available. Once you have chosen where to stay, it is time to decide what you would like to do with your time. There are so many different things to experience in Sydney that we have compiled a list of seven of the best things to do during your time in this famous Australian city.
1. Cruise Sydney Harbour
The views around the Sydney Harbour are iconic, and what better way to see them than from the water. During the day, you can charter a private yacht and cruise up and down the harbour while enjoying gourmet snacks and the hospitality of your skipper. Chose between a classic monohull, spacious catamaran or modern motoryacht. Alternatively, wait until the sun sets and experience the city at night while enjoying a delicious dinner menu. Many of the night cruises also feature live entertainment and a bar.
2. Explore Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour is located next to the Sydney CBD and is filled with restaurants, boutiques, attractions, green spaces, and bars. You can visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, or browse through the stores at Darling Centre and Harbourside Shopping Centre. There are restaurants in the area to suit every palate and appetite, including Sokyo Lounge, Mister Percy, Waterfront Grill and Momofuku Seiobo.
3. See Sydney from the Air
Sydney has many famous landmarks and is situated along a stunning coastline. To experience it all, you can book a helicopter tour of the city. Your knowledgeable pilot can explain the history of Sydney while flying over iconic places including Bondi Beach, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Alternatively, choose to see it from a seaplane and pair the experience with lunch at a high-end restaurant.
4. Visit the Sydney Opera House
One of the most famous buildings in Australia, the Sydney Opera House is the perfect place to enjoy dinner and a show. Throughout the year a wide range of concerts, musicals, ballets, theatre shows, live acts and comedy sets are performed. Within the small sail of the Opera House is the acclaimed restaurant Bennelong, perfect for a pre or post show meal. Bennelong celebrates Australian culture and produce through a carefully designed menu that aims to put “Australia on a plate”.
5. Relax at Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach is one of Australia’s top beaches and is well known around the world. The sandy white beach and azure water make for stunning photos, and with highly trained lifeguards on watch, it is a safe space to enjoy the ocean. Overlooking the water, is Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, an elegant space to enjoy an Italian inspired meal and take in the stunning view.
6. Visit the Art Gallery of NSW
Across the road from the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Considered to be the best art gallery in Sydney, it showcases examples of Indigenous Australian, Asian, Classic Australian, Contemporary, and international art, and includes works from masters such as Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso. There is also a rotation of touring exhibits for patrons to view and enjoy.
7. Dine at Catalina Restaurant
One of the finest restaurants in Sydney, Catalina features panoramic views over stunning Rose Bay. Their exceptional fine dining menu celebrates Modern Australian cuisine and uses high quality, local seafood. Two of the signature items are their Sydney Rock Oysters and Soy Cured King Salmon. The beverage menu features high quality wines and cocktails that use premium spirits, and their staff have a reputation for excellent service.