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
the hotel and staff are very good.but staff should be trained to OFFER or remind guests they have loyalty points they can use rather than look baffled and need to seek advice from a senior.I had to beg/debate my entitlement,which eventually was agreed to be a refund, but I have not yet seen. The system is convoluted and does test how loyal I am prepared to be.
We liked this property during our recent weekend getaway. The views onto Hyde Park were special and the busy road frontage conveyed a sense of dynamic action. The staff were exemplary, especially the knowledgeable and helpful Reception staff. Our room was somewhat on the small side but contained plenty of useful amenities.
The hotel is well kitted albeit showing its age. The rooms are comfortable with great beds. The bathrooms are slightly aged and the internet is fast.
The selling point here is the location. Had this hotel refurbished, it could have been great.