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The Best Boutique Hotels In Sydney

The Best Boutique Hotels In Sydney

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Sydney is the major international transport hub for Australia and New Zealand, as well as being the largest city in Australia and one of the country’s prime cultural centers. As such, this city is visited by many tourists from around the world who are looking to get a taste of this enormous country. Improve your stay in Sydney, and check out some of the city’s most unique and intriguing boutique hotels.

QT Sydney

With 200 guest suites in the centre of the city, QT Sydney is the flagship of this brand of hotels. This hotel maintains a mix of different interior styles, from art deco to gothic and the exterior architecture is inspired by Italianate design. The quirky design of this hotel makes it a truly unique experience within Sydney’s CBD, whether you’re travelling to Sydney for work or for leisure, this new hotel brand offers something different from other hotels, and is sure to make your time in Sydney wonderful.

Price: expensive

QT Sydney, 49 Market St, Sydney NSW, Australia, +61 2 8262 0000

1888 Hotel

One of the premier hotels in Sydney’s CBD, offering a truly luxurious experience is 1888 Hotel. Located in an old 19th century building that was refurbished to become a hotel. 1888 Hotel is an inconspicuous building in the centre of the CBD, not far from Darling Harbour. This hotel boast that its guest rooms and suites, which have a contemporary interior design, that is juxtaposed by the exposed brick walls and architecture of the old building, are high-ceilinged and exhibit original Australian artwork.

Price: expensive

1888 Hotel, 139 Murray St, Pyrmont NSW, Australia, +61 2 8586 1888


Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments

Located not far from the well-known tourist destination Darling Harbour is the old Goldsbrough MortBuilding, erected in 1883 as a wool store. Over a century later, in 1995, this building was developed into an apartment building and hotel, which remains to this day as Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments and Hotel. The architecture of this late-19th century building has been well preserved, while the interior has been remodelled to provide seven levels of hotel rooms and apartments. These rooms are modern in style and juxtapose well with the buildings history

Price: mid-range

Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments, 243 Pyrmont St, Darling Harbour NSW, Australia, +61 2 9518 5166

Establishment Hotel

From the two lavish penthouse suites, to the 31 elegant guest rooms, what’s offered at the Establishment Hotel is the height of luxury at this boutique hotel in the centre of Sydney’s CBD. The rooms on offer are contemporary, stylish and are sure to complete your stay in Sydney and make it a formidable experience. The range of restaurants and bars mean that you have everything you’ll need in the one place, from modern Australian cuisine to Cantonese and sushi, and a cocktail lounge on the fourth level.

Price: expensive

Establishment Hotel, 5 Bridge Lane, Sydney NSW, Australia, +61 2 9240 3100


Sydney Harbour YHA

Although not technically a hotel, the Sydney Harbour YHA remains one of the more modern backpacker hostels in the city, and a great choice for budget travelers. Located in The Rocks area of Sydney, this hostel is exceptionally well situated close to the heart of the city and many of Sydney’s major sights. As well as state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll be sure to find the rooftop dining area where you can enjoy the incredible panoramic views over the city.

Price: budget

Sydney Harbour YHA, 110 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW, Australia, +61 2 8272 0900

BLUE Sydney

Offering a relaxed harbour-side experience, on Woolloomooloo Wharf, just east of the CBD, BLUE Sydney is a hotel with traditional yet modern décor and views over the water towards the city. There is a subtle theme throughout the hotel, from the exterior design, to the hotel rooms’ décor that is, as the hotel’s name suggests, blue. Hints of blue are scattered throughout the hotel, offering a relaxed splash of colour.

Price: expensive

BLUE Sydney, 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW, Australia, +61 2 9331 9000


Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour

One of the highlights of the architecture throughout Sydney, Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour has a modern and eclectic architectural design on The Circular Quay on the Sydney Harbor, offering a unique feature in the city. The incredible views over the harbor and the city are matched by the gorgeous interior decor, which is also modern and luxurious design, allowing for the hotel’s five-star rating. You have the choice of making your way into the city to dine at some of Sydney’s greatest restaurants, or you can stay in and eat at Q Dining, run by award-winning executive chef Daniel Simpson.

Price: expensive

Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, 61 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW, Australia, +61 2 9256 4000

Royal Hotel Randwick

Midway between Sydney’s airport and the CBD, Royal Hotel Randwick is a hotel that was built near the end of the 19th century in the suburb of Randwick, and is now a National Trust Building. This hotel was erected during the increasing settlement of suburban Sydney, and has remained one of the premier hotels in the area, before being recently refurbished to take on a more modern design and feel, making it not only a convenient, but also beautiful place to stay.

Price: expensive

ROYAL HOTEL RANDWICK, 2 Perouse Rd, Randwick NSW, Australia, +61 2 9399 3006