From its stunning blue harbour, world-famous opera house, colourful food and nightlife and gorgeous skyline, it’s no wonder Sydney is one of the world’s most iconic cities. Whether you’re an adventurer, a foodie, a history buff, nature lover or just love the atmosphere of a bustling multicultural city, Sydney has a scene for everyone.
Feeling adventurous? Make the climb up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and take in the sweeping views or dive to the depths of Manly to experience Sydney’s best marine reserve. Looking for something a bit more relaxed? Lounge on one of Sydney’s many hidden beaches like Sirius Cove or the cosy Lady Martins Beach.
History buffs will love the city’s wide array of museums like the famous Art Gallery NSW, Museum of Sydney and the UNESCO listed Hyde Park Barracks. Why not stroll the city’s countless organic food markets to create your own picnic and then opt for dinner at one of the many high-end dining spots.
As you can see, when it comes to Australian destinations, Sydney really is the total package. It’s home to some of Australia’s most stunning beaches – cough, cough Bondi – cough, cough Manly; and is seriously spoilt for green space with tons of wide-open parks perfect for afternoons in the sun. It’s also home to Sydney Harbour National Park which is renowned for its tranquil beaches, world-class sunset views and a vibrant mashup of Aboriginal, colonial and military heritage. More than all that though, Sydney is the beating heart of Australia for its dynamic arts and culture landscape, innovative food scene and enriching local culture unique to the city. Whether you’re travelling for some rest and relaxation, to explore a new city casually or to dive into a new culture entirely, Sydney has you covered on all fronts.
For four years in a row, The Darling has been awarded the prestigious five-star rating by Forbes, and it’s not hard to see why. From their world-class spa to the gastronomic heaven that is their restaurant, The Star to their state of the art rooms, The Darling really is the crown jewel of luxury stays in Sydney. When it comes to style and a little extra pizazz, The Darling takes it next level with their playful designs and quirky character throughout.
Describing itself as “an urban oasis in the heart of one of Sydney’s most iconic suburbs” Spicers Potts Point really delivers. Set in a trio of ever-charming 19th-century Potts Point townhouses on the outskirts of Sydney CBD, this ultra-luxe hotel is sure to bring your holiday full circle with the best in romance and luxury. With just 20 guestrooms, you’re guaranteed to receive full attention and stellar service.
Tucked away in the former headquarters of Paramount Picture Studios of Surry Hills, Paramount House Hotel is the perfect blend of hospitality, history and charm. It’s constantly praised as one of Sydney’s coolest hangout spots where you can enjoy local brews, world-class accommodation, live music in the rooftop garden and catch a classic film all in one.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is where French sophistication, Australian hospitality and the dazzling waterfront of Sydney all meet. Each one of their nearly 600 rooms and sweets offers breathtaking views, and the luxury amenities will have you feeling like Aussie royalty. Take a plunge in their blissful infinity pool, enjoy an unforgettable French dinner at their Atelier eatery or clink a few glasses at either of the three onsite bars; either way, a stay at Darling Harbour is sure to amp up your Sydney vacay.
If a little bit of history, a little bit of luxury and a little bit of R&R are what your after, Ovolo Woolloomooloo is the place for you. Named for the aboriginal land on which it sits, Ovolo Woolloomooloo is as rich in heritage as it is style and luxury. Set in a 100-year-old building, this quirky industrial-chic hotel puts creative style to the test with its playful amenities ranging from kissing booths to discrete work stations.
Nestled between Darling Harbour waterfront and Sydney’s CBD you’ll find West Hotel Sydney complete with sophisticated style, high-end amenities and winning hospitality. Part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, the West Hotel is famous for its designer touches and botanical themes like elaborate floral carpet and plush blue velvet lounges. It’s a great option whether you’re a couple looking for a swanky escape, a luxe solo explorer or on a getaway with some mates.
Cool. Charming. Quirky. Just a few words that perfectly describe QT Sydney. Set in two 1920s relics, The State Theatre and The Gowings Building, QT Sydney has all the art deco pizazz you can imagine. Vintage cabinetry, opulent antique furniture and a timeless brooding atmosphere rivalled only by that of J. Gatsby. Simply put, QT is the be all and end all of Sydney’s boutique hotels and will bring any Sydney holiday next level.
Darling Harbour and Sydney CBD are the most popular areas to stay in Sydney for tourists. The tranquil and upmarket areas of Double Bay and Watsons Bay are great places if looking for a more relaxed stay. If looking for cheap accommodation, East Sydney is your best bet!