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What We Love

  • The hotel is fresh from a top-to-toe renovation completed in early 2012
  • The most spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House in Sydney
  • Stellar service that keeps celebs and jetsetters coming back for more

What To Know

  • The pool deck is small but it sits beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • 24-hour valet parking is AUD $45 per vehicle
  • Some bathrooms are open to the bedroom to maximize views but there are sliding doors for privacy

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

A-lister retreat rocking a 2012 renovation with killer Opera House views, a serene spa and mod Aussie fare

The Look

Quiet luxury in soothing neutral tones. Design firm BARStudio revamped this already beloved hotel with an open-plan residential look, with each high-end piece of furniture positioned to maximize views out of the harbor-front floor-to-ceiling glass doors. (For a sea-air breeze, enjoy the outdoors on your private balcony.) Stepping into these roomy suites (starting at 430 square feet) is like entering a cocoon—plush carpet, butter-soft leather couches and chairs, and an emphasis on natural light make for a relaxing, almost spa-like ambiance. Eco-friendly tech (automatic blinds to reduce heat, lights that dim when you leave the room) make this one of the most modern hotels in Sydney, while the specially commissioned artwork by famous Australian artists places you firmly in your local surroundings.

Bed and Bath

Room extras include LED TVs, Bose music systems, iPod docking stations and Nespresso coffee machines. For maximum views and luxury, opt for an Opera Suite, Harbour Suite, Rooftop Suite, Quay Suite, or—the top of the pops—the two-bedroom Sydney Suite. Bathrooms are spacious and, like the rest of the rooms, usually angled to take advantage of the Sydney Harbour views. The renovation added generously sized rain showers, deep marble baths, dual vanities, heated Toto toilets with built-in bidets and Le Labo bath amenities.

Beyond

Don’t be fooled by the no-frills names of the bars and restaurant here—The Dining Room serves modern Australian dishes deserving of its stunning harbor backdrop, and The Living Room feels like the airy great room of your wealthiest friend’s beach house—a comfortable but stylish setting for a light meal (made from local, seasonal ingredients, naturally) or afternoon tea, served from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Upstairs, The Spa is a retreat within a retreat, with five lavish treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge, two steam rooms and Natura Bissé products from Spain.

In the Area

Walk out the back entrance of the hotel and you’re on the rim of the most famous harbor in the world. You may be content to sit on a park bench and watch the Sydney ferries come and go, but if not, there are plenty of other diversions nearby. It’s mesmerizing just to look at the Opera House, but don’t miss the chance to go inside, whether it’s for a performance or a behind-the-scenes tour. Need something fancy to wear to dinner? Take a stroll or a short cab ride to the MLC Centre, a skyscraper that’s home to the Theatre Royal and luxury labels including Cartier, Longchamp and locals Anthea Crawford and Von Troska. On the streets nearby, you’ll also find local outposts of Chanel and Burberry. For a quiet respite on a hot day, head to the Royal Botanic Gardens, which sprawl over a harbor-front peninsula just behind the Opera House.

How to Get There

Park Hyatt Sydney
7 Hickson Road
The Rocks, 2000 Australia

Reviews

Always a great stay
peter l

We have stayed here twice and it’s one of the best hotels we’ve stayed at. The service and attentiveness is like no other hotel and really stands out. Rooms are comfy, pool is fantastic and location can’t be beat

Top Notch!!!
SiriusSkier23

Had a third floor view of the harbor and the opera house. Amazing room with incredible views. Alistair, the concierge was so helpful. Great and friendly service all around. Breakfast was good...could tune up the service a bit there.

Efficient Hotel
awhw

Well-located hotel serving both downtown and Darling Harbor within a short walk. Well-managed and rooms are ample if not particularly spacious. Has nice top floor bar for a view. Good valued. The name Darling Harbor is misleading as it is easier to access downtown but it is a location caters for both. Good location.