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
My partner and I had a short stay in the city and expected 5 star when we booked but were sadly disappointed in many areas.
On arrival there was no door man or porter in sight. We had to place our bags on the trolley and wheel it inside ourself. We were told that our room was ready and asked to sit down and wait for 5 minutes. The desk attendant then disappeared and 20 mins later we asked someone else to assist. The young woman then pushed the luggage trolley herself to bring our bags to our room.
Whilst the room had nice decor there was a lack of attention to detail. The room directory/ compendium was missing and the pillows were rock hard. When we asked for a directory we had to ring twice before it was brought to our room. After another 45 minutes we had pillows delivered. The small coffee table was stained with cup marks.
It's very clear that there is a shortage of staff or a sense of complacency? Not what you would expect the service level to be like for 5 star accommodation. We located the door man on check out when he returned our luggage to us but there was no offer of assistance and we wondered whether this wast a 3 star place instead.
The location and view of the park is lovely and the room decor nice but that's about all. I would suggest appropriate staff numbers and training to be considered a 5 star hotel.
The family room is of good size with 2 queen beds. Modern setting , look new n clean . Comfy bed and pillows . The bathroom is big with bathtub which my kids enjoyed. Just that the shower pressure is very low whereThe water flow is weak.
10 min walk to Chinatown n Darling Harbour. 30min to opera house . Quite a good location .
Get the room with Hyde park view ! Nice !
short walk from museum station, good location if you don't want to be in the middle of CBD. rooms OK- nothing special, but rooms facing park have nice outlook. breakfast just ok- had to ask for a decent coffe but it was pretty good when it finally arrived. fine if the location suits you & you plan just to use it to sleep.
First time I have stayed at the Pullman in Hyde Park. We booked an executive room with access to the lounge. Our room was spacious and had a beautiful view of the memorial in Hyde Park. Having a shower curtain around the bath was disappointing, would have been better without, shower curtain screams budget accomodation. As Accor Priority members our welcome was ok and welcome drinks were good although comp water was missing in the room. My request for firm pillows in online checkin was granted however my profile preferences request a morning paper and this was missing. The club lounge was small and the drink selection was limited. Would stay again because of location!
Good hotel, wonderful views of the harbour from the top level floors. Great executive lounge on top floor for afternoon drinks. Rooms very comfortable with luxurious beds.
Good CBD hotel close to everything