If you are thinking of having a luxury stay or holiday in Sydney here is a list of recommended hotels to stay at.
Park Hyatt Hotel with a superb view of the Sydey Opera House and the Harbour is pretty nice.
Another option is (not a hotel) the Quay West Suites which are on Circular Quay and minutes walk from a nearby railway station. You get an apartment with kitchen for no more than rooms only in the 5 star hotels. This can save you a lot of money as you can self cater as needed to save some money. Another set of serviced suits is World tolwer apartments - good for short or long stays.
Depending on your budget;
The Hilton Relaxation Suites are nice, but the rooms are quite small.
The Westin(very flash – posh bathrooms) and Sheraton on the Park are both great Hotels. Sheraton offers some great price resulting in good value for money if you are on a bit of a budget(as most people are). The Sheraton has view of the Sydney water "heads" - very picturesque.
The Darling - has a Casino, 5 restaurants, nightclubs access to WildLife Sydney and the Sydney Harbour aquarium.
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel. Walk to Martin Place, The Rocks, Circular Wharf, Martin Place, Town Hall, the Sydney Tower and the MCA and Sydney Museum.
The top-end is Park Hyatt, the Four Seasons, Shang-ri-la and the Observatory. The Observatory ironically does not have a view but the othjer Hotels do.
The Observatory Hotel stands out as a non chain like resort, so if you are looking for something to spoil yourself thats the place to go! It has beautiful rooms in an older, classical style.
The Langham - stands out with custom made elagant fittings.
The Shangri-la has a well known bar called "altitude". Known as one of the best bars in Sydney.
Circular Quay has a couple of Hotels; - Intercontinental, Westin, Marriott and Four Seasons. My experience of the Intercon is great, there are great panoramic views of Sydney Harbour from the club lounge on the top floor.
The Marriott is a bit dated or tired. The Oberservatory is more of a boutique hotel and are quite expensive though.
More five star options;-
Swissotel, Sir Stamford, Sofitel, Stamford Plaza, Radisson and Hilton.
Its good to phone up and ask if they have day spa's or 'romantic package deals'.
Here are some excellent restaurants with their Chefs names located within the various hotels
- Altitude Restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel – Matthew McCoolGlass
- Brasserie at the Hilton Hotel – Luke Mangan
- Momofuku Seiobo at The Darling/Star – David Chang
- Galileo Restaurant at the Langham Hotel – Jonathan Bruell
- Gowings Bar & Grill at the QT Sydney – Robert Marchetti
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