Luxury Hotels in Sydney

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Best areas in Sydney for luxury hotels

From opulent high-rise hotels towering over the waters of the Pacific to elegant Art Deco builds hiding uber-exclusive suites close to the Opera House, Sydney has plenty in the way of luxury. Few districts stand out like the CBD, where soaring skyscrapers shimmer and shine, and lavish lobbies beckon from amidst the civic streets. A little to the north, the cobblestone lanes of The Rocks house historic hotels and stylish apartments, while Woolloomooloo boasts sumptuous boutique digs with a personal touch, and Darling Harbour has some of the biggest chain names in town.

Top luxury hotels in Sydney

Guests staying at the acclaimed Holiday Inn Old Sydney can look forward to a bubbling hot tub and open-air pool on the roof, where sweeping panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour and the rooftops of The Rocks encircle on all sides. The 5-star Grace Hotel, nestled deep in the CBD, oozes Art Deco charm, boasts an indoor pool and fitness center, and has a rooftop terrace to boot. Then there's the likes of the InterContinental, where the lobby lounge fuses 1930s elegance with modern edge, and floor-to-ceiling windows make for eye-popping views from its suites.

Where to find the best fine dining in Sydney

No matter if you’ve come in search of succulent gaucho steaks or haute fusions of Parisian food and Vietnamese spice, the gastronomic scene of Sydney has it all. The opulent restaurants that ring Sydney Harbour come loaded with more 3-hat ratings – New South Wales' answer to the Michelin star – than you can shake an 8-course tasting menu at. Well-to-do Surry Hills has its fair share of accomplished kitchens, and the area is now known for its fusion foods and international flavors. Darling Harbour’s another hotspot and home to chefs of world acclaim.

The most unique things to do in Sydney

Sydney is a veritable playground for the adventurous, horizon-broadening traveler, with enough unique sights and activities to keep even the most discerning of folk busy for weeks. The opportunities in this global city include taking to the skies on a helicopter tour, to see the arches of the Harbour Bridge, the city quaysides, and the beaches of Bondi from above. Eco tours out to the Blue Mountains are another choice, with trained bush guides offering an introduction to the rugged escarpments, mist-topped mountains, and rainforests that abound there. Back on the ground and there are bespoke wine tours that offer a taste of New South Wales' finest reds and whites, not to mention the acclaimed line-up of philharmonics, opera, and ballet that grace the stages of the Sydney Opera House throughout the year.

Best ways to get around Sydney

Visitors in search of the height of luxury in Sydney can look to the city's many chauffeured car companies, which offer transportation services in and around the center, to and from the airport, and just about anywhere else in the New South Wales area you're eager to explore. Other options include taxi services like Uber and private taxi firms, many of which can be organized from the convenience of your hotel desk. Private boat charters and helicopter transfers are also be available for travel around the greater Sydney Harbour area.

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