Larmont Sydney by Lancemore
What We Love
- Pet-friendly courtyard rooms’ and suites’ balconies (with great skyline views)
- Offbeat location just outside the CBD
- MicroCloud bed toppers
What To Know
- WiFi in public areas is free, but it’s extra in guestrooms
- Bathrooms are clean but a bit cramped, and many don’t have tubs
- There’s no pool, spa or full-service on-site restaurant, but guests can use a nearby gym
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Diamant is like a best friend all dressed up for a night out on the town — which is good, given the hotel’s location at the top of William Street, right where party-hearty Kings Cross meets more genteel Surry Hills. Beneath the polished façade of stark black and white lines sits a moodily lit lobby and an imposingly monolithic reception desk; farther inside you’ll find bright splashes of color and a friendly young staff in this hip, minimalist hot spot.
Bed & Bath
Like the public areas, the guestrooms are a study in contemporary boutique hotel aesthetics, with a black-and-white palette that is accented by brightly colored headboards, patterned sections of walls and a Technicolor armchair here or there. Though some rooms are on the small side, the spaces are arranged with an uncluttered, shipshape efficiency, and they have plenty of room for full armoires and oversize work desks. Bathrooms are sparklingly clean and have glass walk-in showers, though the gray tile pattern is a bit drab. One real plus is the balconies on courtyard rooms; they extend the living space and frame postcard-worthy views of Sydney’s skyline.
With a mix of serviced apartments and suites (many with small kitchens) in addition to regular hotel rooms, the Diamant is more an upscale Sydney pied-à-terre for those in the know than a traditional hotel. Room service breakfast is available, but you won’t find a dedicated on-site restaurant or spa, and guests are directed to an outside gym.
In the Area
The Diamant’s main attraction is that it’s away from the other hotels that cluster in Sydney’s busy Central Business District and just a few minutes’ walk from trendy Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, where guests can do some damage to their credit cards while shopping the one-off designer boutiques on Oxford Street. The hotel is also just a short stroll from two of Sydney’s trendiest streets for restaurants and bars, Victoria and Crown, where you’ll find perennial favorites like the aptly named minuscule Pocket Bar, the always busy Gazebo Wine Garden in nearby Surry Hills and the eccentric British Raj–style Victoria Room, as well as the city’s best thin crust pizza at Lucio Pizzeria.
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Thank you for an amazing stay - nothing was too much trouble. Friendly, helpful staff and my room was clean, well furnished and with a great view of Sydney Harbour. Will definitely come back again.....
We spent last weekend at this hotel. The staff were extremely friendly and the hotel room very modern with great Sydney Harbour views. There was complimentary parking which is a bonus in Sydney.
It's centrally located to cafes and restaurants and close to Kings Cross railway station.
I have no hesitation in recommending.
We were on a 24 hour whirlwind work trip and was greeted by the wonderful Roberta who made everything so comfortable for us and relieved our stress from the day. Room 1201 was the best room I’ve stayed in while travelling in oz. Really helped us unwind.
The Larmont was a great option for a Sydney hotel. The staff was very accommodating in getting us into our room early. Short walk to the Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Sydney Harbour Bridge. I would stay here again.
Portia was extremely helpful and an absolute delight throughout my stay. She suggested great restaurants, and activities for me to experience as a solo traveler. She made my experience at the Larmont a memorable one. On my birthday they surprised me with a bottle of wine. A gracious gesture. The hotel room is spacious and clean. A great choice as a solo traveler located close enough to most activities to either walk or take the train. The hotel is situated 2 train stops from Bondhi beach junction. Then you take a bus to the actual beach. I would recommend also visiting Manly beach if you get a chance. Also you can walk to the Opera House and Darling Harbour.