What We Love
- Views of Sydney Harbor from the higher floors
- The lobby and restaurant’s soaring 19th century arches
- A great location for the tourist trail (but easy to escape it too)
What To Know
- Valet parking costs approximately $40 per day
- Wi-Fi costs around $23 per 24-hour period
- There’s a fee for breakfast
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This hotel combines a 19th century property (once the Treasury Building), and a 20-floor modern tower into one of Sydney’s swankest stays. Underneath soaring old arches sits a bar and lounge serving cocktails and high tea as well as Café Opera, a modern Australian restaurant. The 509 rooms are contemporary with a mocha and cream color palette, and marble bathrooms with tubs. Large windows (and window seats) make the most of the Sydney Harbor views. Odyssey Health Club includes an indoor pool, gym and sauna, as well as treatment rooms for reflexology, shiatsu and remedial massage.
In the Area
Central Sydney is well placed for tourist circuit highlights like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Royal Botanic Gardens. There’s also Circular Quay, where you’ll find the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia housed in a huge Art-Deco maritime building. Nearby is the historical Rocks neighborhood, where you can try to score a table at Neil Perry’s ever-popular Rockpool restaurant, which helped put modern Australian food on the map. The Rocks Market (weekends 10 am-5 pm) sells arts and crafts, jewelry, and more, while on Fridays you can fill up at a foodies market (10 am-4 pm).
How to Get There
What a quiet and beautiful place to stay.
It was close to everything and so close to amazing restaurants and the opera house.
The service was great and the room was well appointed. Although there is a lot of construction work it was completely sound proof and still had a great view of the city.
I love staying at this hotel. Staff are very attentive and the rooms spacious and quiet, even by the elevator lobby. The eastern harbour view room is definitely one of the best views in the city. Downside is the bathroom was a little dated. It’s still a bathtub with a shower curtain. The “Club” is also superb. Far superior than any of the North American ones I’ve been in. Well worth the extra $$ to gain access just for its 31st floor with it’s virtually unobstructed sweeping view of the harbour. This is unbeatable in the city (much better than the Shangrila)
The pros: great location walking distance from the train station. Also, walking distance from the Opera House. The view from the executive lounge and harbor facing rooms is phenomenal. The service in the executive lounge is great.
The cons: we had a poor front desk experience. We had booked a room with executive lounge privileges for our 25th wedding anniversary, but we were initially given at the front desk a non- executive lounge room with two twin beds!! My wife spent over half an hour talking to 3 different employees(after a long trip) about what we booked, but they didn't want to budge. They finally seemed to begrudgingly concede that we did in fact book the executive lounge with our room, only because my wife was able to produce on her computer saved e-mails from 8 months prior. It was a rough start to our wedding anniversary celebration, and even after we were eventually given a proper room(due to a lot of work by my wife), we felt unwelcome. Whenever we left the hotel, we avoided going by the front desk area. Further, even though we told them it was our silver wedding anniversary, they did nothing special for us, even though they gave us such a rough time at the start of our stay. The hotel has potential, but we cannot give it a good grade based on our experience.