It’s not often you get to kickback and score the finer things in life. You know, like room service, rooftop pools and not having to make your make your bed (sometimes it’s even just the tiniest of things).
If you find yourself in Sydney you’re in luck because the city is fast becoming a goldmine of epic hotels. With everything from the ultra-fancy, to more laidback beachy stays, spacious suites with killer views and even inner-city sleeping pods (yeah, remember those?) we’ve slept our way around Sydney (oh yeah, we went there).
These are the best new hotels in Sydney.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
It’s the biggie of the year and trust us, the hype is nothing short of the real deal. This 5-star absolute epitome of city luxury is really everything you imagine it to be and then some. Naturally, all the rooms are sleek and gigantic AF, there’s an open-air infinity pool (with a bar) and even a Champagne Bar dedicated to the good stuff.
Brace yourselves, there’s a trifecta of goodies at this new city gem. And just FYI, these legends know how to hotel seriously well. Think access to fitness centres, morning yoga and an all-round ‘hell-yeah’ to bringing your pets in should you suffer from a minor case of separation anxiety (no shame, Fido will absolutely lose his shiz over the killer views too). Not that we need to say more but you’ll also find in-room iPads to order room service. Oh yeah.
Spicers Potts Point
It’s the boutique bad boy throwing up some serious luxe vibes. Spicer Point has just 20 rooms, meaning you’re in for one seriously intimate stay away from the buzz of the CBD, but within walking distance from some of the best cafes, restaurants and bars. And don’t get us started on the interiors of this place because it’s complete #homegoals.
Skye Hotel Group
Oh yes, this vertical village is 28-storeys of vaycay deliciousness. Plus the outdoor pool oasis is literally Bali vibes to a tee (cue massive sunbeds and lush palms) so we think more often than not, you’ll want to extend your stay here. And yeah, you’ll also find slippers and bath robes so you can fully kickback and order all the room service your heart desires.
The William Inglis Hotel
This one is a huge win for Western Sydney and if you live on this side of town, then The William Inglis Hotel is about to become your favourite stay cay spot. There are a few things we love about this place, from the horse racing-themed décor (it’s connected to a racecourse) to the ridiculously beautiful Big Barn (book this spot for a wedding or we will) and even the coffee machine in the breakfast room which is cooler than it sounds. Our tips? Spend the morning roaming the grounds with a coffee in hand, say hi to the beautiful horses then spend the arvo on the rooftop pool bar.
West Hotel Sydney
No surprise the legends at The Hilton know where to bring in a new hotel. Sydney, meet West Hotel, the new boutique stay thanks to Curio by Hilton, down in the food, shopping and waterfront precinct of Barangaroo. Plus, this newbie has an air garden Atrium (Just a lush courtyard with greenery for days), a lobby bar with more international wines than you can wash down in a lifetime and of course the most important thing of all—snacks and meals delivered to your door 24 hours a day.
Making the most of beach and surf vibes, Eventhouse has popped up in the Shire and it should pretty much be number one on your list of places to stay (especially if you’re roadtrippin’ down to the good ol’ Royal National Park). And the best part is, you’ll find a heap of inclusions you didn’t even know you needed (but really, really do) including the bespoke marshmallow Dream Beds. Yeah, it’s a hard life but someone’s got to do it.
The Capsule Hotel
Look, should you ever have an epiphany and wish to sleep inside a human cocoon, The Capsule Hotel is definitely your jam. Because sleeping pods people. The year that was 2017 brought the future on pretty damn fast (just one of the things Back To The Future didn’t predict), and to be honest, we’re not even mad about it. Boasting all space vibes, some capsules even come with their own Android TV so you’re set to binge-feast in true holiday-style.
Remember the heritage listed ‘Wentworth House’? Well heads up, it’s had a little (read: major) makeover and we may or may not already be absolutely in love with it. We’ll have you know that even though it’s had a modern upgrade, there are still some subtle nods to the past in its design. On the food and bevvy front, you’ll find a handful of spaces to choose from (they’re generous like that) including The Drawing Room, boasting all things beer and delicious, within some seriously cool 1920s vibes.
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Image credit: Spicers | Federica Portentoso, The Capsule Hotel | Caitlin Hicks, Larmont | Supplied, Sofitel | Supplied.