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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Upon on arrival to the Sydney Pullman we were greeted with a smile for one of the friendly concierge staff and shown to the reception desk, we were swiftly escorted to the lift after a short and painless check in.
Entering the room it was extremely welcoming and our little ones enjoyed the view of Hyde Park. The beds are comfortable and amenities plentiful but I love my instant coffee I was amused that when I contacted guest services that they stopped supplying instant coffee from floor 14 onwards anyway they had no problems supplying when requested.
The gym and pool is a nice feature on the roof although it was too cold to use the pool it's still a nice area to look out over the city.
The in room dining meals were ABSOLUTELY huge and yummy and the buffet breakfast was a winner with us as every morning we were greeted and seated promptly only one day was negative with a few staff members whining and swearing about other workers I didn't appreciate it around my 2 year old but let it slide.
The location is I believe perfect for all activities 20 minutes to the Aquarium and same to Circular Quay and take in the sights of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House.
Just a walk through the park catch a bus to Bondi Beach or just walk in town and marvel the huge shopping centre or a little souvenirs shop. Will be back.
Great room, great views, careful and friendly service. Get up in the morning and take a walk through beautiful Hyde Park or head to OxfordSt and surrounds to find Sydney's best coffee shops and breakfast joints. Come back at night and enjoy a well made cocktail at the bar or maybe overlooking the city and parks. Do yourself a favor. It's a great place
depsite very good view on a high elevated floor ( + extra charge) I was in a corner suite, I like the decoration with a touch of fantasy and the bed is super comfortable BUT i did not like the bell boy service you arrive with very few help from the staff ( checking out particularly ! i had to manage my 4 suitcases by myself)
the gym is small and not very equiped you can feel frustrated !
The noise between rooms is HORRIBLE and people are slamming doors ;
I liked the hotel overall but the restaurant is quite regular and not so good and decoration is really out of age ugly !
I hated the long service to be seated for the breakfast.