Off to Australia now that the country has opened its borders for all categories of fully vaccinated Indian travellers for quarantine-free travel? Whether you’re looking for a luxury vacay or a business stay in Sydney, here are some of the hottest hotels to choose from…
Like any of the world’s great cities, Sydney is filled to bursting with all kinds of accommodation for tourists. From five-star hotels to bed-and-breakfasts, from loft apartments to hipster hideaways, you’ll find just about anything you look for. Here are our top picks of hotels for you, depending on what sort of stay you’re seeking in Sydney.
Keeping it classy: The Langham Sydney
Located a stone’s throw from Darling Harbour, The Langham Sydney is all about luxe rooms and suites (96 keys), each with a resplendent harbour view or dazzling city skyline. Stay in to enjoy the refined restaurants, day spa, tennis court, hot tubs, and the Observatory Bar, or step out to imbibe the vibe at Circular Quay, The Rocks historic district or spend a day at the Museum of Sydney.
The spectacular 20-metre indoor pool with a faux star-spangled sky.
Art, antiques and classic style: Sir Stamford Circular Quay
In the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District and short stroll away from the iconic Sydney Opera House, the 105 luxury guestrooms and 15 suites at this hotel combine state-of-the-art amenities with the old-world charm of 18th Century Louis XV & Georgian antique furniture, Juliet balconies, and marble baths. Modern Ozzie cuisine and colonial style high tea, you can have it all and then some.
Curated cool: QT Bondi
Want to stay close to the world-famous Bondi Beach? This 69-key hotel with quirky décor and bespoke design elements is minutes away from the sand and surf and beach cafes, while being only 20 minutes from the city centre and a half-hour drive from the airport. The stylish rooms at QT Bondi have fully equipped kitchenettes and balconies. Not to mention wellness offerings like a Power Down digital detox or streaming bespoke in-room meditations with Soul Alive’s Chief Soul Officer, Luke McLeod.
That staying here allows you access to services and amenities at the glam multi-use development that is Pacific Bondi, including Speedo’s fitness centre.
Thoughtful and tech-savvy: Establishment Hotel
Prefer some boutique luxe? Watch out… There’s high demand for a stay at this 31-room Merivale property in the heart of the city’s CBD. With restaurants such as the award-winning Sushi e, Cantonese at Mr Wong, heritage dining room, a prohibition-style speakeasy, you may find it hard to step out or even check out!
Their array of amenities, from in-room iPads and Bose audio, Apple TVs to Netflix, and Le Labo toiletries to Lululemon yoga mats!
Glitz and grandeur: The Star Grand Hotel
Boasting 309 luxuriously appointed deluxe rooms, suites and penthouses, apart from its residences, this beautiful behemoth is located within the Star Entertainment complex, which brings a whole world of dining, casino, and nightlife right to your doorstep. The hotel itself has nine restaurants, seven bars, luxury retail, a heated indoor and outdoor pool, a day spa, gym, business centre, etc.
Their premium suites with luxuries such as 1,000-spring mattresses, 400 thread count linen, goose down comforters, marble baths, De’Longhi coffee pod machine, and more!