Some people call it “the Harbor City,” probably because it was built around Port Jackson and encompasses the Sydney Harbor, while others simply refer to it as the capital city of the New South Wales. Personally, I just call it by its official name: Sydney, but that’s neither here nor there. Sydney is the largest, oldest, and most populous city in Australia, and is regarded as one of the most beautiful and lively city in the world. Brimming with culture, nature, design, cuisine, art, and fashion, Sydney is set besides an extensive layout of ocean coastline with sandy surf beaches.
The main reason the city is so rich culturally and ethnically is due to the immigration of people from diverse cities from around the world. Apart from the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge, the city also hosts the Sydney Opera House, one of the most dynamic structures on the planet. If that’s not reason enough to visit Sydney, perhaps their luxurious hotels will convince you. With an array of King-fit 5 star hotels, finding the most comfortable accommodation can be confusing.
Below we have gathered the top five luxury hotels in Sydney Australia:
Park Hyatt Sydney is located between the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, and is just ten minutes drive away from the city center. Guests have an easy access to the historic streets, The Rocks district markets, gorgeous restaurants, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Circular Quay, which is about ten minutes away, walking distance.
There is a rooftop pool as well with a cabana, from which you can enjoy panoramic views of Sydney Opera House, as well as a relaxing spa with private treatment. The Living Room offers afternoon tea, while the award winning restaurant The Dining Room serves tantalizing treats. You can finish your day at The Bar with a nightcap.
Guestrooms come with original masterpieces by Australian artists as well as vivid views of the Opera House, surrounding areas, and waterfront. All rooms have free WiFi, large screen HD TVs with cable channels, and Nespresso machines. Some rooms feature private balconies and floor to ceiling windows. The price is currently $777.
Featuring twenty five stories, the Swissotel offers pedestrian links to two of the most popular shopping destinations in the city: the Queen Victoria Building and the Pitt Street Mall. The hotel sits in the famous Grace Bros. building and comes with a health club featuring a wine cellar (which contains 3,000 plus bottles of wine), a coffee shop, and spa services.
It has a total of 369 beautifully decorated suites and guestrooms with stunning views of the city skyline. There is a fitness center as well with bikes, free weights, and cardio machines, and you can book for personal trainers. Additionally, the hotel features a fifteen-meter heated rooftop pool, spa tub, and a sauna. The Day Spa provides 4 treatment rooms and an array of skin-safe natural products. The property also offers transport from the airport, but you have to contact the support 3 days in advance with the arrival details. Children who are twelve years and below do not pay any charges when occupying the accompanying adult’s room. The average price for adults as of this writing starts at $162 per night per room.
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
This elegant hotel is a 34-story building that provides a stylish retreat from the busy George Street. In particular, there is the Hyde Park, Circular Quay, and Darling Harbour, all within three blocks – not to mention the Wynyard Train Station located about three minutes walking distance from the hotel premises. They offer a bar/lounge, two restaurants, contemporary artwork (if you have an eye for art), and a fitness center with a full service spa, a sauna, and a large pool.
Guestrooms contain multi-entertainment units complete with complimentary wired and wireless internet access, cable TVs, work desks, and personal bathrooms with separate showers, deep tubs, slippers, free toiletries, and beautiful city view.
The fitness includes a forty-foot indoor pool and bright, natural light. Other facilities include steam rooms, waterfall feature. The Amora Spa, which is dedicated to providing relaxation and restoring energy and balance, provides an exotic escape from the bustling city center. Eastern traditions meet modern Western techniques and products through a variety of treatments, all at a price range of between $163 and $348.
Hotel QT Sydney
This luxury hotel is located in the CBD, within 2km of Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, and Westfield Shopping Center. University of Sydney and Sydney Harbor Bridge are situated within 5 kilometers. The smoke-free hotel features a health club, a full service spa, and three restaurants. Wi-Fi in public area is also free.
You will also enjoy: a valet parking, a steam room, and a bar/lounge. All 200 rooms are soundproof with iPod docks, flat screen television sets with digital channels, slippers, and espresso makers. You can also indulge in the relaxing full service spa, which includes services such as Swedish massages, sports massages, hot stone massages, and deep tissue massages. There is a wide range of treatment therapies as well, most noticeably aromatherapy. The spa services also include a Turkish bath and steam room. The premise has adjoining rooms that are available on demand while booking a stay, which is currently $168.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel overlooks the city’s historic Rocks area, a swimming pool, fitness center, restaurant, a bar, and free Wi-Fi. It is based on the CBD and features luxurious rooms with fantastic views of the Circular Quay and iconic Sydney Opera House. All rooms have been designed and carefully furnished with the best quality amenities, with each room offering free Appelles toiletries, an iPod docking station, and LCD TV. You can also request for some Chinese tea and slippers at the desk.
You can enjoy a modern meal at the Pei-Modern restaurant, where you can order quality cuisine prepared over an Aussie wood-powered oven and grill. Once you are done here, you can head to the Grain Bar for some beer, cocktails, wine or spirits. The extensive fitness center, on the other hand, is fully equipped for full relaxation, including a very peaceful sauna. For additional comfort, you can unwind in the hotel’s wellness center and therapeutic spa, which offers relaxing massages and skin treatments.
You can also ask for airport transport when booking an accommodation. Four Seasons Hotel charges $57 per person per night for adults and older children in an extra bed.