Just a stroll away from the city's lively zones, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney offers easy access to shopping and business centres, making it ideal for both tourists and business travelers. The hotel boasts 531 guest rooms and suites that are grand and modernly decorated. It also features creative menus at its adventurous destination restaurant, The Woods, which re-opened in 2012.
Insider Tip: Summer berries, crème fraiche sabayon & strawberry gelato – a must try at The Woods!
This sleek and modern 5-star hotel boasts Sydney’s largest health club, with an indoor heated pool, spa, sauna, relaxation area. All rooms offer first-class facilities and excellent views of the city’s landmarks. Its contemporary restaurants offer a wide variety of dining choices for lazy breakfasts, sumptuous business lunches, or romantic dinners.
Insider Tip: Be seen at Zeta Bar, where the local mixologists continue to drive Sydney's cocktail culture ahead.
ParkRoyal Darling Harbour Hotel offers premium accommodation within minutes of the city’s most popular sights and attractions such as King Street Wharf, Cockle Bay, and the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. All guestrooms feature the latest technology to provide you comfort during your stay.
Insider Tip: Try the honey from the organic honeycomb at the Club Lounge.
Featuring luxurious rooms in a great location with wonderful views overlooking Hyde Park, Sheraton on The Park Hotel keeps up with their reputation for excellence. After exploring the city, head back to one of their 557 spacious rooms and suites, or relax at the indoor heated rooftop pool or award-winning spa.
Insider Tip: Book an Executive Club room and indulge in a wide range of canapés at the Executive lounge during happy hour.
Skytrax Best Sydney Airport hotel, Stamford Plaza Sydney, boasts elegantly appointed guest rooms featuring double-glazed glass windows for a quiet stay. It also offers views of stunning Botany Bay, the city skyline, and the airport runways. Located near Sydney International Airport and Sydney Domestic Airport, it features a rooftop lap pool, fully-equipped gym, sauna, and spa.
Insider Tip: Step away from the rush of the Airport and indulge in the experience of the Stamford afternoon high tea, featuring sweet treats and savoury delights. Don’t miss the signature Stamford curry puff.
This is five-star luxury in the heart of Sydney's Circular Quay, with possibly the best view in town overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Offering luxury apartment accommodation but with full hotel service, The Pullman is perfect for those who fancy homely comforts like a fully equipped kitchen, espresso machine and one or two bedrooms. Enjoy a drink at ECQ Bar and watch the iconic Sydney ferries chug past, go for a swim or indulge in a massage.
Insider Tip: Request a Harbour View room to watch the ferries go in and out of the busy quay.
Hidden in a quiet back street in The Rocks area of the CBD, the Harbour Rocks Hotel is steeped in local history. As soon as you walk through the historic facade, you are transported to a chic, yet cosy, home away from home. The sandstone walls are a reminder of the area’s past as a prison, then a thriving port, and the picture windows provide gorgeous views of the harbour. Sip a drink at Eric’s Bar in the lobby or check in to the Harbour View Suite for your very own private balcony to soak up the Sydney sunshine.
Insider Tip: Just around the corner are The Rocks Foodies Market which takes place on Friday and The Rocks Market on Saturday and Sunday. Pick up great food and local souvenirs from artisan producers.
An inventive and almost eccentric blend of a historic building with modern fittings, QT Sydney is ready to party. Designers trawled through art galleries and second-hand stores to stock the hotel with enough unusual objets d’art to create the over-the-top interiors – from the blindingly bright furniture in the lobby to intricate pieces in the rooms. Sassy door girls greet you in chic uniforms, while the in-house restaurant, Gowings Bar & Grill by Sydney restaurateur Robert Marchetti, is a local favourite.
Insider Tip: Enjoy the music in the lift – it selects songs based on how many people enter! Think “All By Myself” if you are travelling solo, through to party tunes if you are with a group.
The Darling hotel is the latest addition to The Star, after an expansive refurbishment of the former Star City casino. The interiors, from the lobby to the guest rooms and every public area in between, are all lovingly detailed with pretty pops of muted colour breaking the classic beige hotel palette. While the location is a 10-minute walk to the city, The Darling is surrounded by some of Sydney’s most exciting restaurants including Momofuku Seiobo by acclaimed US chef Dave Chang and Balla, the Italian fine dining outlet. A great base for high-end foodies.
Insider Tip: Try the traditional Middle Eastern hammam treatment in the spa for a good scrub.
After a 12-month, AU$60 million (US$61.5 million) makeover, the Park Hyatt Sydney reopened its chic doors in 2012. The whole building, nestled on the waters beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge, was gutted and the new interior was designed to feel luxurious yet residential, with a focus on indoor/outdoor living. Each room is neutral in palette and features a spacious bathroom with dual vanities, Nespresso machine and like all five-star hotels, a 24-hour concierge. If you want to splash some cash in Sydney, this is the hotel to do it in.
Insider Tip: Sydney’s most awarded restaurant, Quay, is a two-minute walk from the hotel. Book a table for a great exploration of modern Australian food from chef Peter Gilmore.