This is a definitive list of locations where to stay in Sydney right now. These handpicked hotels are the sorts of places where we send our friends and family to when they look to us for accommodation recommendations. These are locations that offer more than just awesome location and fantastic views– they’re also a guaranteed good time.
The world’s most gorgeous harbour is divided into dozens of islands, points, beaches and headlands. Each has its own characteristic history and ambience, ranging from the sophisticated terraces of Glebe to iconic beaches such as Bondi, Coogee and Manly, and historic Cockatoo Island. Now choose a luxurious accommodation as your base before you explore.
Park Hyatt Sydney. Boasts panoramic views of Sydney Opera House. Park Hyatt Sydney offers services that seek to cater to each guest individually to the excellent spa and rooftop pool. This hotel is a justly luxurious experience. Park Hyatt is directly carved out of Sydney love for posh lifestyle and radiates a stylish opulence. The tasting menu in The Dining Room is a six-course excursion with matching wines that is will surely tickle your tongue. Most rooms have wonderful views of Sydney Opera House. Sophisticated marble lavatories have Toto loos with heated seats.
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney. This triangular building, shaped like a tiny Flatiron, was home to Australia’s oldest existing newspaper. Now with a $12m facelift, the hotel has shown a new and world-class gym, pool, health club and spa. High tea here is superb both in looks and taste; Bentley can be found beneath the hotel and is one of Sydney’s finest dining locations, of course, with prices to match. The hotel even has its very own variety of gin, created in partnership with local distillery Archie Rose.
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. The Shangri-La distinguishes itself in Sydney’s Circular Quay with its renowned Level 36 Horizon Bar, where guests can drink with a fantastic view. Altitude, the hotel’s adjoining in-house restaurant, offers one of the best dining experiences – and some of the best views – in town. The hotel’s on- holistic spa and wellbeing centre is perfect as well. Facilities include a sauna, pool, and gym and also a Chi Spa for pampering and holistic treatment.
Primus Hotel Sydney. It’s hard to think that a building as magnificent as this 1939 Art Deco masterwork was once the headquarters of Sydney’s sewerage authority. This place is now Sydney’s most glamorous hotels. Unobtrusive, Deco-inspired rooms are handsomely appointed in dark, masculine tones. The rooftop sanctuaryboasts a heated 20-metre pool, glitzy bar and poolside cabanas. Visit the Wilmot restaurant where Korean chef Ryan Hong is on the pans serving up Australian fare with a fantastic Asian twist.
Luxury Sydney hotel and spa. The Star, Sydney’s premier entertainment precinct offers many top rated Sydney hotels where people from of all walks of life can appreciate and enjoy to their heart’s content. More than just fantastic accommodation, it offers a premium spa to soothe and heal the senses and top-rated restaurants that will satisfy even the pickiest foodie.
You will be spoilt for choice – whether you’re visiting Sydney for business or leisure. There are luxury hotel rooms, studios, apartments, suites, and even penthouses to suit your preferences with The Darling, Astral Tower, Astral Residences and The Star Studios. The award-winning The Darling Spa offers beauty treatments and massages for the perfect retreat. The Star also has a fully equipped health club and outdoor pools if you are looking for a workout, pampering, or full wellness retreat.
Is there any city with a wider charm and more luxury accommodation than Sydney? Whatever your holiday style, you’re sure to find a sweet spot for you on our list above. Have fun and remember to book in advance!