While most travellers make a beeline for postcard perfect icons such as Circular Quay and Bondi Beach, it’s worth exploring Sydney’s hip hoods like Chippendale, Coogee or Surry Hills for a grittier, edgier stay in the Harbour city. If you’re time poor, we’ve even created an itinerary for 12 incredible hours in Sydney to help you create the perfect Sydney day.
Whether visiting Sydney on business or pleasure, choose to stay in the Sydney CBD for access to most major attractions, shopping, restaurants and bars. You’re also in the centre of Sydney, making it easier to branch out to visit outer suburbs using the city’s public transport system. Up-and-coming cultural hub Barangaroo continues to grow in popularity with newcomer West Hotel offering inner city elegance and sophistication. Wander the historical Rocks precinct and check-in to hip hotel Palisade featuring chic flourishes by stylist Sibella Court or stay in the heart of CBD Sydney at Primus Hotel Sydney for 5 star luxury.
Darling Harbour Accommodation
Darling Harbour is growing in sophistication with the opening of the International Convention Centre, welcoming events, conferences and conventions to the harbour city. If you’re looking for Darling Harbour accommodation near the ICC, then you can’t beat Sofitel Darling Harbour boasting an infinity edge pool and dazzling Champagne Bar literally right next door to the ICC. Nearby hidden gem, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour effortlessly merges heritage and modern plus an inviting lobby bar, Mister Percy serves a selection of share-style dishes with Mediterranean flavour.
North Sydney Accommodation
North Sydney is a business district across the harbour from the CBD, surrounded by leafy suburbs such as St Leonards, Crows Nest and Mosman. Traditionally quality accommodation in North Sydney has been hard to find, however newcomers such as Meriton Suites North Sydney and Good Life Suites have raised the bar for North Sydney accommodation.
Sydney Olympic Park is one of Sydney’s premier venues for sports, entertainment, lifestyle and leisure and the Park offers a range of accommodation from budget to luxury. Novotel Sydney Olympic Park is the closest accommodation to Olympic Park, followed by it’s luxurious neighbour Pullman or choose Quest at Sydney Olympic Park if you prefer the convenience of apartment style accommodation within walking distance to Sydney Olympic Park. The best in the west continues with the luxurious William Inglis Hotel, a surprising boutique equine themed MGallery by Sofitel 5-star hotel for trackside luxury.
No trip to Sydney is complete without venturing to world famous Bondi Beach. In summer, accommodation is at a premium but during the quieter winter months, live like a local whiling away your days in a nearby café and bar hopping by night. QT Bondi Beach is a great base offering accommodation in QT’s signature quirky style or Hotel Ravesis right in the heart of Bondi has received a stunning makeover with two floors of boutique accommodation above the popular beachside bar. Meanwhile, The Baxley Bondi offers fresh, coastal guest house style accommodation in this much loved suburb.