Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
What We Love
- Sofitel’s trademark MyBeds — it’s like sleeping on a cloud
- The five-star breakfast buffet, with fresh-baked pastries, a waffle station and homemade yogurts and jams
- The location, a short stroll from Sydney’s museums, galleries, shops, restaurants and sparkling harbor
What To Know
- Luxury Club King rooms and Prestige Suites include access to the Club Lounge for all-day drinks and snacks
- The hotel is in the heart of Sydney’s high-rise financial district
- Because Sofitel is a French group, the staff greets guests with “bonjour” and “bonsoir”
- WiFi is an additional cost of $27 per 24 hours
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Iconic, historic, artistic. With its distinctive semicircular façade and copper awning over the entrance, the Wentworth has been a Sydney landmark since it opened in 1966; the Soirée bar and lounge is still a popular after-work gathering place for Sydneysiders. The lobby is warm and inviting, with subdued lighting, private nooks for meetings, and artworks on every wall; as Sydney’s Hotel of the Arts, the Wentworth is an extension of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Bed and Bath
The 436 guestrooms, including 45 suites, put function before form with plain white bed linens, basic furnishings, windows that don’t open and few decorative touches. But rooms on the curved façade overlook the hotel’s distinctive circular Garden Court on level five. The French theme is evident in the “Ne pas déranger” (Do not disturb) signs and the Roger & Gallet toiletries in the heritage-listed marble bathrooms. There’s cable TV, but on-demand movies cost about $15. The bed is the highlight; with its down pillows, goosedown duvet and trademark Sofitel MyBed duck- and goosedown underlay, it’s sublimely comfortable.
Breakfast is a delight, a French-flavored cornucopia complete with fresh baguettes and pastries. It’s served in the Garden Court restaurant, which is run by French executive chef Boris Cuzon; the room has a conservatory vibe thanks to pineapple-print wall fabric, cushioned chairs, Villeroy & Boch tableware and natural light from the Garden Court itself (which isn’t the urban oasis it could be; it’s more of a refuge for smokers). Next to the restaurant is Club Sofitel, an airport-style lounge for frequent guests; offering showers, meeting spaces and an open fire, it’s ideal for those with late flights out of Sydney. There’s no swimming pool, but guests have free access to the Elixr Pilates studio on the ground floor.
In the Area
Everything is within walking distance of the Wentworth in this compact city center: hip restaurants such as Mr. Wong’s, Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar & Grill, historic pubs and the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Rocks precinct, the Art Gallery of NSW, the stately Mitchell Library and the Royal Botanic Gardens (where visitors are encouraged to “please walk on the grass”). By the harbor there’s the Opera Quays café, cinema and restaurant strip and the Harbor Bridge, which can be experienced up close on a Bridgeclimb tour or by gazing at it across the water from the Sydney Opera House.
How to Get There
The rooms are luxury and most have baths automatically which is wonderful. Beds are delightful. The location might not suit all tourists because it is in the city but it is very central. The staff are lovely
We have belonged to the accor club for several years and have been very happy with our stays at the Sofitel. However this time we stayed for 2 days in a pokey room number 1703 with a poorly lit corridor outside. The staff as usual were great but the room was not 4 star. If this is the best they can give Accor members , we are very disappointed and in fact decided not to renew our Accor membership this year.
my wife & I stayed here for 4 nights, in a club suite 14th floor, everything was perfect, very quick check in, attention to detail 100%, room spotless and well stocked. the staff here are amazing, the dining options are lovely, food & wine at reasonable prices, with excellent service. the club lounge is very good, with ALLEY leading the way, she was very kind & attentive to my wife after a slight mishap, she rendered first aid & follow up, superior service!! other team members, Eduardo & supervisor in soiree lounge gave brilliant service & kindness. we cant fault anything here, ambience & all the staff are wonderful. this is world class in all ways, money well spent for special event. we will stay here again when in Sydney. thank you all.
I left my item by mistake and it took me forever to hear from this hotel! No one contacted me before I sent email after a week even though they knew my email address since I spoke to the operator. Of course no item has been returned! Everyone said differently to me, reception, operator, housekeeping!
My next stay, I left one item on purpose and this hotel still said they found nothing.
If you are 100% sure you’re not gonna leave anything behind stay this hotel. If not, please don’t stay!!
Room condition’s okay and location is good. That’s all.
As a frequent traveller I tend to remain committed to a chain of hotels as this provides clear benefits and a certain level of comfort in knowing what to expect and in general the amenities and services available. On this particular trip I was travelling for business as well as holidaying in between with my 15 yr old son. This stop was the first prior to heading to Egypt and he was very excited about staying in a "5 Star Hotel". He wasn't disappointed and I may have created a monster for the future, however our stay was exceptional, the food in both the lounge and restaurant was superb and the service and hospitality of all staff was wonderful. If you are heading to Sydney for business or pleasure put this on the top of your list of hotels. Thank you for helping to create some wonderful memories for my son and I.