With a wealth of tourist attractions, entertainment venues, world-class dining and culture, it comes as no surprise that Sydney boasts some of the widest range of accommodation to suit every sort of traveller. Luxury hotels in specific seem to be aplenty on the scene, with boutique bedrooms and renowned hotel groups going strong; here’s our roundup of the best luxury hotels in Sydney.
Park Hyatt Sydney
The Park Hyatt Sydney is one of the most recognised luxury hotels in Sydney. Situated on the spectacular Sydney Harbour with stunning views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and surrounding waterways, Park Hyatt Sydney boasts a rooftop pool, world-class spa, central location and sophisticated interiors.
Park Hyatt Sydney. 7 Hickson Road. The Rocks. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 9256 1234
Primus Hotel Sydney
Fusing contemporary living with art deco interiors, Primus Hotel Sydney, set on Pitt Street in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District, is turning heads and filling beds. Glamorous and chic is the tone of this upmarket joint; think pop colours, feature interiors and effortless grandeur.
Primus Hotel Sydney. 339 Pitt Street. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 8027 8000
InterContinental Double Bay
For decades, InterContinental has been making waves in the luxury hotel and travel market, so it comes as no surprise that one of its most exclusive venues resides in Sydney’s polished harbour-side suburb, Double Bay. Enjoy waterside or village vistas from the Rooftop, a chic poolside bar, or indulge in the exclusive Club InterContinental lounge. There is also a day spa. Al fresco dining is available in the French-inspired candlelit courtyard, all at InterContinental Double Bay.
InterContinental Double Bay. 33 Cross Street. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 8388 8388
Meriton Suites World Tower is Sydney’s tallest hotel, boasting 77 levels of sheer luxury. Experience floor to ceiling window views of Darling Harbour or the wild ocean in bedrooms that they tout are up to three times larger than the standard hotel room. Swim in a sky-pool or relax in a sauna on level 61. With two- and three-bedroom suites, as well as more modest accommodation on offer, Meriton Suites truly has it all.
Meriton Suites World Tower. Sydney. 95 Liverpool Street. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 8263 7500
QT is the ultimate insider hotel on the Sydney luxury scene. Pulling inspiration from Gothic, Italianate and Art Deco interior styles, this decadent hotel is bold, daring and utterly dazzling. Sleep like a princess in one of the designer suites; eat like a king in the Gowings Bar & Grill; relax in the lap of luxury at SpaQ (also open to the public), this luxury hotel aims to impress and succeeds effortlessly.
QT Sydney. 49 Market Street. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 8262 0000
Langham Hotel Sydney
Nestled in the scenic setting of The Rocks, Langham Hotel Sydney is the epitome of luxurious living on the harbour. Embrace wellness with tennis courts, a swimming pool, gym and sauna in the morning; explore the city from this perfectly central location in the afternoon; at dusk, delve into culinary delights in one of the impressive on-site restaurants.
The Langham Sydney. 89-113 Kent Street. Millers Point. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 9256 2222
Live it up in this Woolloomooloo luxury boutique-style hotel in Sydney. Set on a picturesque wharf overlooking crystal blue waters, Ovolo is cool and contemporary whilst retaining the charm of a heritage-listed building. It is also the official hotel of Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Australia, meaning this is the ultimate ‘it’ place to stay when in town, not to mention it offers guests a free breakfast and free happy hour (when you book directly through its website).
Courtesy of Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Finding the balance between boutique and luxury is what The Darling is all about. The hotel is rich, bold and spectacularly beautiful in design and décor alike, not to mention that it is the first and only hotel in Sydney to be awarded Forbes’ five-star luxury rating. The Darling is also part of The Star, Sydney’s leading entertainment precinct and world-class casino on Darling Harbour, meaning from glamorous gaming to retail therapy, it can all be found at this luxury destination.
The Darling Hotel. 80 Pyrmont Street. Pyrmont. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 9777 9000
With breathtaking panoramic views from Shangri-La Hotel’s rooftop at soaring heights, it comes as no surprise that this luxury hotel is one of the most popular in the city. The tone is elegant and sophisticated, with emphasis on stellar service and classic luxury; there are numerous restaurants, an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, a sun-drenched deck and spa to make this stay a memorable one.
Shangri-La Hotel. 176 Cumberland Street. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 9250 6000
The Westin Sydney
Centered suitably on Martin Place, this central stylish hotel is one of the finest examples of luxury living when in Sydney. Covering both heritage-style rooms in the historic General Post Office building and modern rooms in the Tower, The Westin Sydney truly does have a slice of luxury to suit all styles. With multiple events rooms, this would make for the ultimate private party; not to mention the spa, exquisite service and world-class dining options.
The Westin Sydney. 1 Martin Place. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 8223 1111.