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
I stayed here for two nights during the week for a conference that was also being held in the hotel.
The room was spacious, had a great bathroom, and was clean. It was cleaned both days of my stay to a good standard.
The conference itself was also catered to a wonderful standard.
I used the hotel gym one morning and it was pretty limited but got the job done.
Great location and walking distance to most CBD locations.
When leaving, I had to ask three times for a taxi before eventually just organising one myself. Luckily I had plenty of time before my flight or else that could have been a very stressful situation.
We booked this hotel with the intention to indulge ourselves as it's my 40th birthday. Unfortunately as other guests suggested, I don't think this is a five star hotel.
The location of the hotel is great, it's just next to Hyde Park and everything else is within walking distance. The room is spacious and clean. They have a pillow menu, we have asked for two types of pillows to be delivered to our room, they didn't arrive until few hours later, but only one type of pillow arrived. Hubby explained to the staff but the staff just kept repeating what hubby said, we don't think he understood what we were asking. The second pillow never arrived for the whole three nights stay.
Our room card stopped working on the second night. When we went to the reception to ask about this, there was no apology from the staff member. She just said it might happen again due to training issues of new staff.
The lift is still an issue in the hotel, we always have to wait for ages for the lift to arrive. Also on our third day, we went out for the morning, came back to the hotel room at 1.30pm hoping to have a rest, the room was unfortunately not cleaned up yet. We were too tired to wait up so we put up a Do not Disturb sign. However I would have thought the room should have been tidied up by 1.30pm?
Also as mentioned earlier it's my 40th birthday, I did write a msg to the hotel during booking that this trip is for my birthday. I received a reply from the hotel saying that they would organise something for me, but I didn't receive anything from the hotel. It's a disappointment to be honest. I guess I just have high expectations because this is supposed to be a great experience. Looks like we will be staying somewhere else for our next trip
I had a wonderful 5 nights stay at Pullman Hyde Park. Located about 5 minutes in a cab ride down to the Opera House and Curricular Quay. If you feel like a stroll it would take about 20-30 minutes to walk to the CBD district and Curricular Quay. The hotel is located right on Hyde Park which is an extremely lovely park with beautiful birds, trees monuments and a fountains. The train station is within very close walking distance in Hyde Park. The shopping district is just on the other side of the park. Several places to shop and eat in walking distance.
Upon arrival our room was not quite ready, so we took a stroll of the neighborhood and had a wonderful breakfast down the street. When we returned to the hotel our bags had already been brought up to our room. Our room overlooked Hyde Park with a view of the Sydney Eye Tower. The rooftop pool and hot tub over look the city as well. Sadly we were were here in the winter, but I bet the pool is a great spot during warmer months.
Our room was very spacious, clean, very large bathroom and huge shower. Beds were more than comfy and they even provide a pillow menu - you can select the pillow that fits your sleeping habits! So awesome!
I really really enjoyed my stay! The only draw back I had was that the "concierge" was not always at his station. When he was I feel as if he wasn't "that" knowledgeable. Friendly guy though.
I'd recommend Pullman Sydney Park without a doubt!
I had a night stay at Pullman Sydney Hyde Park before heading to Adelaide. It’s conveniently located opposite to Hyde Park , near to the train “Museum station”.
Reasonably price, good room size. Like the standing shower 🚿, neat and clean. Overall was a pleasant stay though was short. The only thing which I don’t really like was the wardrobe doors are full size mirror next to the bed. For people who has habit of waking in the night, must remind yourself of the mirror before you go to sleep.
We stayed over the June long weekend and our experience was disappointing. Upon arrival at 2pm we were told our room was not ready and encouraged to come back in an hour and assured our luggage would be taken to our room. We came back nearly 2 hours later and while our room was ready it was another 30 mins until our luggage arrived. The room we were given was not the one we had booked and paid for so after calling reception to tell them we waited 2 more hours for them to call us back with an alternate room. We declined as by this time we had already settled in our room. We were offered complimentary breakfast which we were grateful for. However, the waiting continued 15-20 minutes for the lifts and when they did arrive they were overcrowded with other frustrated guests. The line for breakfast was so long we waited another 30 mins to get a table right near the noisy kitchen and buffet.The tea was cold, the service terrible and a lot of the dishes had been consumed and not replaced. We didn't even bother going back again. The next morning we tried the down stairs cafe which was empty apart from 1 other table. Without even an acknowledgement from the waitress we took a seat and waited 15mins without even being asked our order so we decide to go somewhere else. Some other disappointing things were that our toiletries were not replenished after the first night and the fridge was turned off so that all the drinks were lukewarm. The only plus for us was the room service meal we ordered one night was great and arrived hot and within 15 minutes.