Australia’s biggest and best city, Sydney offers a range of accommodations to suit any traveler’s taste. From waterfront swank in the city center to spacious rooms on the fringes that can easily be reached by tram (mostly free), there are options for all budgets and preferences.
1. The Langham
If you’re searching for the pinnacle of luxury on your trip, The Langham Hotel is the ideal destination. Boasting 96 exquisite rooms and suites, this property embodies both contemporary sophistication and timeless beauty.
Each room and suite boasts high ceilings, handcrafted furniture, Parisian-style shutters, private terrace balconies with Western Harbour or Sydney skyline views, as well as living room areas for extra relaxation.
This five-star retreat is an idyllic haven in The Rocks district of Sydney. Just a short stroll away, you’ll be able to discover all that this vibrant city has to offer!
The 97 rooms and suites offer signature Blissful Double beds, plush linens, and luxurious marble bathrooms with bathtubs. All are non-smoking, air-conditioned and Wi-Fi enabled; plus they come with minibars, coffee makers and flat-screen televisions. Guests have access to the spa, fitness center, tennis club and library for added enjoyment.
2. United Places
From its cubist facade to dangling light sculptures and board-formed concrete walls that resemble wood grain: this boutique hotel’s design reads as one continuous space between interior and exterior. The result is a special garden edge pocket in the city – both quiet and urban yet serenely serene.
United Places Hotel offers an unforgettable experience for visitors to Melbourne, with a personalised concierge service, A-class style and access to delicious Australian cuisine. Just minutes away from the Royal Botanic Gardens and CBD/arts district, United Places makes for the ideal stay in this trendy neighbourhood.
United Places’ Matilda restaurant, a fire-focused, refined Australiana eatery, is headed up by Scott Pickett – an acclaimed chef in his homeland. Guests of United Places get priority entry and enjoy a complimentary breakfast curated by Pickett for special events.
QT Sydney is an irresistibly chic hotel that’s right on trend. Converted from two heritage buildings – Gowings department store and State Theatre – this stunning conversion showcases Gothic, Art Deco and Italianate architectural influences.
Interiors are designed with a playful attitude towards opulence and fantasy. Black cocktoo bedheads, saturated velvets, and an industrial-chic swagger come together to form the signature QT style.
Shelley Indyk, director of Indyk Architects, designed the 184 guestrooms with stunning city views. The bathrooms boast art-deco flair with speckled black marble, brass taps and frosted glass accents. A selection of Patsy Payne sculptures as well as local jarrah timber complete this stunning design.
4. Old Clare Hotel
The Old Clare is a 62 room boutique hotel boasting contemporary design. Situated in Sydney’s Chippendale neighbourhood, the property is just steps away from popular tourist attractions such as Capitol Theatre and Powerhouse Museum.
This hotel is part of Singapore’s Unlisted Collection (its sister property being East London’s Town Hall Hotel). Constructed out of two buildings – one at the front which used to be a student pub and the other housing Carlton and United Breweries’ administrative headquarters – the Unlisted Collection offers guests an eye-catching design-driven experience.
A glass atrium links the front building to a pokiest-room-turned-reception featuring vintage posters, barber chairs and amber glass-panelled desks. Original parquetry floors, cornices and lighting add an air of grandeur to the brewery’s boardroom while heritage timber panelling and exposed walls are preserved throughout.
Rooms feature a pillowtop bed and down comforters, along with 40-inch flat-screen televisions for entertainment. Bathrooms offer designer toiletries and hair dryers. Plus, bathrobes are provided. Furthermore, complimentary wireless Internet is provided.