Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
What We Love
- Blue chip location overlooking Hyde Park
- Sweeping city views from the rooftop deck and gym
- The property had a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2013
What To Know
- Some of the higher-level rooms offer glimpses of the harbor
- Stanley Street’s Italian eateries are just around the corner
- Sydney Opera House is a 15-minute walk away
- Parking On Site
Perched between Sydney’s grown-up central business district and fun-loving Oxford Street, the 241-room Pullman is like a businessman in a sober pinstripe suit flashing neon cartoon socks. The guestrooms feature a vibrant purple, orange and charcoal color scheme, while the spacious lobby’s glitzy cylindrical chandelier illuminates a psychedelic circular rug, enormous deep purple snaking sofas and highly polished marble floors.
Bed and Bath
Arty bed heads frame comfy beds piled with pillows and decorative cushions. The recently retiled marble bathrooms are spacious but monochromatic — quite a contrast to the living areas’ bold block color palette. The corner baths with overhead showers are more functional than glam; the Roger & Gallet amenities are a nod to the Accor chain’s French heritage. Premier Suites offer panoramic views of Hyde Park, while the roomy Junior Suites measure in at around 581 square feet, with a separate lounge area and views of the park or Woolloomooloo Bay. Superior Rooms come with either windows that open or a spacious terrace.
A workout with a view is on offer in the well-equipped adjoining gym or from the Jacuzzi/spa. Or you can just sprawl on a deck chair next to the rooftop pool to take in Sydney’s skyline and its tallest building, Sydney Tower. Dine poolside or head to contemporary restaurant Windows on the Park, which serves international dishes such as grain-fed beef tenderloin in red wine along with a leafy vista over Sydney’s Hyde Park. Café 36 is great for light bites and coffee, while Bar Rendezvous is the place for well-shaken cocktails.
In the Area
Hyde Park separates the Pullman from Sydney’s central business district. Don’t rush through this lunchtime haven for office workers without admiring fig tree–lined Central Avenue. For outstanding sculptures visit the granite-clad, Art Deco ANZAC Memorial to see the Archibald Fountain and Rayner Hoff’s dramatic homage to Australia’s WWI dead. If you dare, battle the city’s chess fanatics on the giant board in Hyde Park’s Nagoya Garden. The Art Gallery of NSW’s Wednesday evening Art After Hours sessions offer live music and art and make a good warmup for the bars and clubs of Oxford Street.
How to Get There
Very easy access from Sydney Airport via rail and walkable distance to Opera House, circular Quay and The Rocks. Staff friendly and attentive in every department. Room very comfortable and well appointed.
My room overlooked Hyde Park. It was clean, tidy and comfortable.
I'm an Accor member which entitles me to free fast internet. The internet was a super-slow 16kbs. The person sent up to show me "how to connect to the internet, sir" said, "I can't make it go faster, but at least you're able to get online". At that speed a FileSync online update of a few MBs was slated to take 30 minutes. Forget the business files I had intended to exchange.
No shoe cleaning supplies anywhere in the hotel.
In-room dining and restaurant breakfast food really work-a-day and boring.
Time to lift your game.
This is the second time I've stayed at this hotel and it's nice to see it now the refurbishments have been completed. The rooms look a lot better and the views are generally still great. The foyer has also been improved and it was a great touch having infused, chilled water in the lobby plus the Mardi Gras decorated-horse.
Being close to main streets and hospitals made nights a bit noisy with all the sirens, fortunately, I brought earplugs. I also asked for a room away from the lifts but got a room right next to the lifts and heard the lifts moving from my room.
My husband and I always stay in 5* hotels and we always upgrade to a suite. We decided on the Pullman Hyde Park due to the view - that, unfortunately was the best part of the hotel. Arriving at the hotel, the lobby was nice and neat. Getting to our room, boy, was it dated. The bathroom had marble all over but it was old. The furniture/decor was dated too. It was as if the place never left the 80’s (in style and age). Some of the windows were of the double kind which made it hard to see through as it was twice as dusty. I literally felt like I was at the Ibis and not a 5* as advertised. They didn’t have a movie channel. Going to the executive lounge for breakfasts and evening canapés was no different. More than half of the dining area had low chairs which are very unsuitable for sitting down and eating. Also, usually you can have whatever items on the general breakfast menu brought up to the lounge but at this hotel they only allow poached, boiled, fried eggs or an omelette for order. You’d need to pay for anything else like pancakes, etc. On the plus side, the staff really were great and we did appreciate the free drinks vouchers. We, unfortunately, will not be going back to this hotel and would think twice before considering any other Pullman hotels.
From arrival it was tough!! The hotel was booked for an accessible room that I had personally rang & checked 4 weeks out of our stay. The check in process was slow as failed to read notes & assign an accessible room. As we had had a long drive I was shown an accessible toilet to use. The door opened inwards & with a very small wheelchair we were unable to close the door. Really bad! Does not meet Australian standards. We were after 5 mins escorted to an accessible room that had carpet on floor, a high bed and a bathroom that I could not wheel into & the toilet behind the door. Impossible! We had a function to attend & left with the assurance that an accessible room would be found. When we came back nothing had changed! The front office manager Abuja Singh saved the night by changing up our room to the Matt Burton suite. Not really an accessible room but able to adapt. The restaurant was good for a late snack & wine. But only just got breakfast as we 15mins late for the lounge then only just made the 1st floor breakfast. Lifts very time consuming. The hotel is well situated & the view very nice. Good for able body people but not at all accessible 😕