The area of Sydney where the first convicts and settlers came ashore in 1788 is known as The Rocks. This was where they built the houses, offices and pubs of Australia’s first, fledgling town. Ever since then, The Rocks has been an iconic part of Sydney. And although they could hardly be called luxury hotels, those early Sydney inns laid the foundations of hospitality that The Rocks still retains. These days, The Rocks is the place to go in Sydney for a cold beer, a good feed, and a place to lie down. In The Rocks, you are right amongst the pulsing heart of Sydney. This neighborhood of historic laneways, 5-star hotels, cafes, and colonial bungalows, lying in the shadow of Sydney Harbour Bridge, contains some of Sydney’s oldest pubs. Buskers and street performers add to the colour and activity, as locals and tourists mingle in the markets, and peruse the street stalls. Few places in the world have a better location, and you can sit at a table covered with white linen, sip a glass of wine, and look at that beautiful harbour. These are our favourite hotels in The Rocks.
7 Hickson Road, Sydney CBD, 2000 Sydney, Australia
The Park Hyatt Sydney is a 5-star hotel that boats stunning views of the city. It overlooks the harbour with views of the Sydney Opera House. The hotel is within a few minutes’ walk of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Rocks Market and Dawes Point Reserve.
Most rooms have floor to ceiling windows and a private balcony, from which guests can enjoy views of the city or Opera House. The comfortable beds and individual temperature controls allow for a relaxing night’s sleep. Guests have access to a coffee maker, room service and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The Living Room is a stylish space fit for a casual meal, coffee, or drink. The Dining Room is the hotel’s waterfront restaurant, with spectacular views of the Opera House and a menu that celebrates premium Australian produce. The Bar is a sophisticated lounge that serves fine wines and spirits with gourmet snacks. Beverages and casual meals are also available poolside.
On the rooftop is a heated pool with sweeping views of the harbour. The deck is lined with sunbeds, perfect for soaking in the sun’s warmth. There is a dedicated fitness centre that is well-equipped for both strength and cardiovascular workouts. Experienced staff at The Spa are also on hand to offer luxury spa treatments.
55 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
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.
34 Harrington Street, Sydney CBD, 2000 Sydney, Australia
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.
75 Harrington St, Sydney NSW 2000
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.