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If you’re planning on visiting Sydney soon, and I really hope you are, then you will no doubt be spending a lot of time researching Sydney hotel advice for your visit. There are some excellent Sydney hotel options available and this post will give you a local perspective to help with your choice.
Okay, so your flights are booked, the dates are set and your spending countless hours on TripAdvisor trying to decide where you are going to stay during your visit to Sydney. You might also be checking out Airbnb’s Sydney listings to try and organise an apartment for a more ‘live like a local’ experience but I will leave that for a later post. For now it’s time for a locals perspective on Sydney’s best hotels with a focus on location to help you make your choice. If it is luxury Sydney hotel’s that you are looking for then there are some great options with the CBD containing some exceptional hotel names like Park Hyatt, Hilton, Intercontinental, Four Seasons and Shangri-La.
If it’s views of the stunning Sydney Harbour that you are after then there a number of options ranging from 5 star luxury to family and affordable. Closest to the harbour is the perfectly positioned Park Hyatt Hotel which is directly opposite the iconic Sydney Opera House, in the shadow of the Harbour Bridge and has great access to The Rocks precinct, harbour foreshore, Circular Quay and the city centre. Added to that it is famous for exceptional service, dining and the recently added rooftop swimming pool. With limited rooms it has an intimate and truly luxurious feel. In the same part of the city (The Rocks) is another couple of exceptional offers with the Four Seasons and Shangri-La hotels. The Four Seasons is slightly closer to the water and Circular Quay but with both being high rise style hotels you will have the possibility of amazing birds eye views of Sydney and the harbour.
Also very close to the water and boasting an exceptional reputation is the Intercontinental Sydney which places you across the road from the Botanic Gardens and moments walk from the Opera House. The Intercon is the choice of many VIP’s who visit Sydney and has an amazing executive lounge on the top floor with one of the best views of the Harbour that you will find. If shopping and being in the heart of the city (downtown) are your priority then the Hilton, Westin and Sheraton on the Park would all be excellent choices. They are all exceptional hotels and all will give you immediate access to local hotspots like Hyde Park, The Queen Victoria Building, Pitt Street Mall as well as an emerging array of high end luxury labels and boutiques.
There are many other 5 star Sydney hotel options and of course reviews can be read until your eyes hurt but for most travellers it is location that forms a big part of the hotel decision and which can put you closer to the Sydney attractions which interest you. If you have a more specific question that I can help with then you can start a free live chat or drop me a hello via the contact page or via email on [email protected]
Note: Since writing this article the luxurious new Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay has opened its doors, just follow the link to read my thoughts on this exciting new offering.
See you in Sydney soon,
Scott at Your Sydney Guide.
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