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Sydney's best luxury Hotels


Are you looking for somewhere luxurious to stay on your Australia holiday that includes breathtaking views, sumptuous decor and second-to-none service? In Sydney, Australia's largest city, you could spend days or even weeks exploring the history, landmarks and culture without getting bored, and equally as much its luxury accommodations. 

From historical sites to modern hotels with contemporary suites, Sydney’s luxury hotel market reflects diverse architecture that captivates you from the moment you cross the threshold into the lobby. Read on and dream about which properties to include in your own Australia vacation.


Park Hyatt Sydney- Unrivaled Views of the Sydney Opera House

The Park Hyatt is a hotel that completely captures the spirit of the city. Its curved beige facade nods to Sydney’s beaches, while its refined, pared-back interiors do little to distract from the beautiful harbour outlook. Throw in a luxurious spa, a stylish restaurant and a rooftop pool with a 360-degree view that takes in the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and city skyline, and you have the makings of a truly iconic hotel. 

You’ll find this stunning property subtly tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant Rocks village, home to cobbled laneways, cafés, art galleries, and luxury shopping. Given its proximity to some of Sydney’s top sites including the Opera House and the Museum of Contemporary Art, the location is unbeatable.

For an extra special stay, consider staying in The Cove Suite; with floor-to-ceiling windows and two private balconies, it frames the famous sails like no other hotel in the city. 

 

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney - A luxury resort blending elegance, charm and sophistication

Set in the heritage-listed Sydney General Post Office, you can expect spacious rooms with luxurious amenities, a fitness centre, high speed Wi-Fi and a great breakfast buffet. 

This hotel offers stunning views that you can take in as you sip your morning coffee from your in-room espresso machine. What a way to start the day! For even better views, request the tower's premium king room and contemporary rooms, located on the high rise section of the resort.

The resort is also home to the Endota Spa, where you can revel in a hot stone treatment, hot oil therapy, or a full body massage. Everything used here is organic and natural to help satisfy your health and wellness expectations. 

 

Four Seasons Hotel - Panoramic views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge 

Tucked between Sydney’s Rocks and Circular Quay precincts, the Four Seasons property offers unbeatable access to – and views of – some of the city’s top attractions. Speak to your travel specialist about adding access to the club lounge on the 32nd floor. 

One of the many features of these beautiful suites are their spacious marble bathrooms, where deep tubs, plush bathrobes and organic Australian Appelles products up the lavish factor. 

Unwind with a blissful treatment at the Spa, access to the hotel's 24-hour gym, steam and sauna, and the largest heated outdoor hotel pool in Sydney with cabanas and a jacuzzi. 

 

Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel - Cool and quirky boutique style with harbour views

This hotel’s design has brought to life the historic Sydney wharves in its 100 guest rooms and undeniably chic Alibi Bar and Kitchen, Australia’s first 100 percent plant-based hotel restaurant. 

If you want to feast your eyes on Sydney, opt for one of the Cityvoo rooms – many of which also have handsome high ceilings, starring the original beams. 

The style stakes are at their loftiest in the Ultra Suite, whose charms include a curved cocktail bar, a play area, a powder room and a free minibar that definitely earns its name. 

 

The Langham Sydney - Epitome of Timeless Elegance

Sitting pretty in Sydney’s historic Rocks precinct and a 10 minute walk from Circular Quay, the Langham Sydney is often selected as the hotel of choice for purposefully curated Sydney travel packages.

The rooms are among the largest in the city, allowing you to relax and spread out in your home away from home. The hotel’s style has a timeless charm, with an art collection curated by Sotheby’s, bespoke furniture, and elaborate floral arrangements.

For an opulent stay, be sure to ask for The Observatory Suite, the epitome of luxury. Here you can unwind by a stately fireplace and enjoy a tipple from the private wine cellar.

Enjoy the underground spa, health club, stunning indoor heated pool with star-studded ceiling, and tennis courts for some energetic release. Friday afternoons are reserved for tea, scones and petit fours – a fixture of the hotel since 1865.

 


Shangri-La Hotel Sydney - Bedazzling Views of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

Sitting in the heart of The Rocks, the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney not only provides the perfect base to explore the city but also delivers breathtaking views of the iconic Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge or Darling Harbour each morning. To walk off your jetlag, take a stroll through the beautiful waterfront Barangaroo Reserve just to the west of the hotel. 

The Spa offers a luxurious escape in its private spa suites, with a range of body treatments and massages on offer. The hotel also boasts a hot tub, sauna and sun deck providing you with the perfect way to relax and unwind after a day exploring the city.  

The floor-to-ceiling windows at Altitude Restaurant allow diners to enjoy the most outstanding harbour views of any Sydney restaurant as an appropriate accompaniment to the finest contemporary Australian cuisine. Arguably, the most beautiful panoramas can be found at the New-York inspired Blu Bar on 36, located on level 36 of the building. 

 

Paramount House Hotel - A design lover's delight

The hotel occupies one side of the old Paramount Pictures building and shares the space with the Golden Age Cinema and Bar, Paramount Coffee Project, Paramount Recreation Centre and a co-working office space and Paramount Recreation Club. Located five minutes’ walk from Central Station in Surrey Hills, an evolving area known for its stylish cultural and cafe scene. 

It’s the infinite tiny design details that elevate a stay at Paramount House Hotel from trendy to memorable. The lift detects how many people it is carrying and adapts its music to suit - love songs for couples, lonely tunes for singles and party time when there is a crowd. 

After-dinner drinks can be taken downstairs in the velvety Golden age Cinema & Bar. 

Paramount Recreation Club, located on the rooftop space, includes an expansive fitness pavilion, treatment rooms and a health kiosk set amongst a rooftop garden. For a unique stay, be sure to speak to your travel specialist about including this property in your Australia holiday package. 

 

Establishment Hotel - An Entertainment Venue 

Establishment is Sydney's stylish headquarters for dining, drinking and sleeping, and is home to a range of top restaurants, bars, and a nightclub. Within walking distance to some of Sydney's most well-known sights, but with so much going on under the one roof, you might have trouble leaving. 

Establishment Hotel occupies a former warehouse, accessed via an alluring side door. Previously a department store dating to 1890, the building is in a discreet street 5 minutes from Circular Quay. More like an entertainment venue than a hotel, the rooms interconnect with three restaurants, three bars and a nightclub. The owner's concept is a big, glam food-and-drink emporium with a host of experiences to choose from, each one captivating and unique in its own way, with a luxe, party-tastic atmosphere. 

 

Crown Towers - Infinity pool overlooking Sydney Harbour

Located in Barangaroo, once a concrete container terminal, has been transformed into Sydney’s newest harbourfront precinct. The park features a harbourfront rocky outcrop, walking and cycling trails, and open spaces to picnic amongst the 75,000 native trees and shrubs.

This international hotel dazzles with its grand gestures, with a stunning lobby overflowing with marble and centred around an eight-metre tall crystal chandelier made up of 396 individual blades. 

At 275 metres high, Crown Towers is the tallest hotel in Sydney and has 349 rooms (including 22 luxury villas). Be mesmerised by the floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of either Darling Harbour or Sydney Cove, including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

The Infinity pool is a stunner and the hotel's most breathtaking feature, complete with resort-style private cabanas, day beds and poolside dining. 

 

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga Zoo - Luxury with a twist, 15 minutes from the heart of Sydney

Sydney might be a first-class metropolis, but the call of the wild is never too far away. The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga is an elegant eco-retreat and oasis within the Taronga Zoo that overlooks the majestic Sydney Harbour. 

It is owned and operated by Taronga Conservation Society Australia, a not-for-profit, conservation-based organisation. Every stay at the Wildlife Retreat contributes essential funding towards the care of Taronga’s animals and broader conservation and education programs in Australia and around the world. 

Revel in the natural beauty of the bush land, and step into a lush sanctuary where koalas and echidnas roam, and platypus swim. Join a guided tour with their passionate keepers, immerse yourself in their stories and encounter a close and emotional connection with the animals. Will you include this in your Australia vacation package? 

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Written by: Janice Davies

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