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What We Love

  • Less than a 10-minute walk from the Sydney Harbor Bridge and other major attractions
  • The hotel's private terrace is an oasis of greenery in the heart of the city
  • Unique building dates from 1887 but was completely renovated in 2011

What To Know

  • There's no elevator in this heritage-listed building, but the staff will happily get your luggage to and from your room using the suitcase-size dumbwaiter
  • The reception and hotel bar share the same space, which can get crowded at times
  • WiFi comes at a hefty cost of $18.50 per day if it's not included in your room package

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Sleek and stylish boutique hotel in the heart of the historic Rocks neighborhood

The Look

A mashup of historical and modern. Originally the site of Sydney’s first hospital, a recent renovation updated the hotel with latest technology set against the original sandstone and brick walls. The cozy lobby encourages lingering, with a fully stocked bookcase filling one wall and a bar in the corner. The courtyard terrace overlooking Nurses Walk offers guests the perfect spot to relax and unwind outdoors.

Bed and Bath

As a result of being in a heritage-listed building, each of the 59 guestrooms has a unique layout. Rooms in the Heritage class can be small, whereas Studio Suites offer plenty of space to spread out and relax — including a plush sofa that pulls out into a Double bed. The dark brick walls are lightened by large windows that let in the sun and crisp white linens on the beds, and modern bathrooms come stocked with luxury toiletries from Appelles.

Beyond

Scarlett restaurant is a destination for hotel guests and Sydney residents alike and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eric’s Bar is the place to unwind with a local wine and some tapas, or, if you’re in need of a pick-me-up, a freshly made espresso. The pretty HRH Dining Room also provides a private event space for groups of up to 12 people.

In the Area

The historic Rocks neighborhood, after which the hotel is named, dates back to the 1780s. The centrally located area is perfect for those who want to walk everywhere; it’s right next to the Museum of Contemporary Art as well as the bars and restaurants that line the ‘hood’s cobblestone streets. The iconic Sydney sights of the Opera House and Harbor Bridge are about a 10-minute walk. The waterfront is practically at the hotel’s doorstep, offering easy access to ferries and sightseeing trips, as well as scenic views.

How to Get There

Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney MGallery by Sofitel
34-52 Harrington Street
The Rocks, 2000 Australia

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 1496 Reviews
In the heart of The Rocks
margmac_8434

Wonderful location to wander around the Rocks, The Botanic Gardens, Circular Quay and The Opera House. Rooms were clean and quiet. Heaps of atmosphere and history. Lovely Boutique Hotel. Satisfied customer!

Overnight in the Rocks
Caroline S

We had a wonderful comfy night at the Harbour Rocks Hotel and lovely dinner locally with friends.
Bathroom was small but adequate, aircon a little noisy...But bed comfy and room lovely, staff very friendly.
We had an early taxi pick up and check out to travel overseas and the staff were very happy to help with anything we needed....thank you we will be back.....

Best stay
Annie M

Wonderful location, beautiful sandstone and quaint accommodation. Very friendly and helpful staff who also spoilt our son with an upgrade and bottle of wine for his very special occasion. Couldn’t have been happier. Thank you,
Annie murgatroyd