There’s no shortage of nice hotels in Sydney. Large city + plenty of tourists = decent rooms for a reasonable sum of cash. But when you’re on your honeymoon, you want something a little more special than “decent.” Lucky for you, the hotels on this list are amazing when it comes to service, amenities, and all have a little something extra to make them truly honeymoon-worthy. Read on to find your honeymoon home away from home.
For those who want something more “sexy” than “romantic” …
Try QT Sydney Hotel. You’ll know this isn’t your typical resort after only a few seconds in the downstairs café/bar or the lobby that’s festooned with a mishmash of quirky furniture. Indeed, QT prides itself on its bespoke furniture (each room is slightly different) and fun vibe. The dark hallways, faux-fur throws on the beds, martini-mixing stations and oddball finds around every corner give this hotel a sort of sexy, Willy Wonka-esque vibe, which sounds weird, but trust me, you’ll be hooked. You’ll be particularly all over this place if you don’t find the usual floral, sleek, posh vibe of hotels appealing. It’s luxury, but with a sense of humor and a cheeky wink.
Book it: QT Sydney, 49 Market Street, Sydney, qtsydney.com.au. Note: There are also QT locations in Falls Creek, Gold Coast, and Port Douglas in Australia, with more opening soon.
For the sight-seeing junkies …
Try the Hilton Sydney. If your main aim in a hotel is to be in the heart of it all, then the Hilton Sydney is a good bet. It’s smack dab in the middle of the city so you can easily walk to the Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay, Paddy’s Market for souvenirs, and Central Station to catch a train anywhere else you’d like to go. And when you feel like staying close to home-away-from-home, you can check out Marble Bar, a Victorian-era bar (built in 1893) with killer cocktails that’s just downstairs. And as for the rooms, the relaxation suites have monster-sized bathtubs and TVs in the bathroom. A romantic movie and a bath sounds like the perfect end to a day spent running around the city.
Book it: Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney, sydney.hilton.com.
For those who want a room with a view …
Try the Park Hyatt Sydney or Four Points By Sheraton. A room with an amazing view isn’t vital for a trip to Sydney, thanks to myriad public parks and walks that let you soak up harbor views for free all over the city. But, if you do want to sit on your balcony or look out your bedroom window and gaze at the water, these two hotels are great bets. The Four Points Sheraton overlooks Darling Harbour and harbor-view rooms have a dazzling view of the water and boats coming in and out. And on the weekends Darling Harbour puts on a spectacular fireworks show that you can see perfectly from your room. If you don’t have a view, though, don’t worry. You can head up to Bar Eleven and watch from the open-air deck.
Book it: Four Points By Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour, 161 Sussex Street, Sydney, starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints.
The Four Points may be a great choice, but I’m calling it: The Park Hyatt has the best view in Sydney. Many of the rooms look right out on the iconic Opera House that’s just across the bay and it doesn’t get much better than that. You can lie in bed and look out at the most recognizable building in Australia. And even if you don’t end up in one of the Opera House rooms, you can sit in the restaurant downstairs and enjoy the view. Also, the event spaces at the hotel share the same magnificent view.
Book it: Park Hyatt Sydney, 7 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney, sydney.park.hyatt.com.
When you want some historic charm …
Try The Langham Sydney. It’s filled with old-school charm with its antique-filled lobby and restaurant. All the books in the bar area are even first editions. Plus, the rooms have a classic romantic vibe that’s perfect for a wedding night or honeymoon. It’s located in The Rocks, the historic section of Sydney and is a short walk from the Opera House.
Book it: Langham Sydney, 89-113 Kent Street, Sydney, sydney.langhamhotels.com.au.
When you’re all about luxury …
Try the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and Shangri-La Hotel Sydney.
Even if you’re not spending all day in your room, when you are there you want it to be plush, comfortable, and – no shame in it – swanky. Luckily, these hotels fit the bill. The Sofitel is sleek and the rooms are so posh, they even have an in-room pillow menu for the picky sleeper, along with mood lighting. The location is in the heart of the CBD (Central Business District) in Sydney, so it’s close to all the sites.
Book it: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney, sofitelsydney.com.au.
The Shangri-La is a few blocks away from the harbor, but still offers views of it from all of its rooms. Plus, the hotel has soundproofed windows, so even though it’s in the middle of a busy city you can sleep … or not sleep, whatever … in peace and quiet.
Book it: Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney, shangri-la.com/sydney/shangrila/.
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