Even though I’m rather partial to Melbourne, there is no denying the allure of Australia’s most populous and iconic city – Sydney. From the moment you fly into this New South Wales metropolis, (which is highly likely if you’re coming from overseas as it is a major hub) you will be hit with that famous Australian hospitality and the incredible sights that make this city one of a kind.
It’s no surprise then that Sydney is home to some fantastic hotels all vying for your patronage while you’re on holiday. Of course, hotels of this calibre come at a premium, particularly if you’re accustomed to staying in hostels or guest houses when you travel. From the Westin Sydney right in the central business district to the Four Seasons on the harbour front with those million dollar views, you’re in for something special if you choose to stay in five stay style in a five star city.
Here are some of the reasons to upgrade your trip by staying at some of the top hotels in Sydney, which might be more affordable than you think!
Views and Location
There’s more to a hotel than just a place to rest your head and some privacy – you want to be in the heart of the action, not stuck out in the boonies. For anyone who wants to wake up and see the Harbour Bridge or Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Marriott or previously mentioned Four Seasons Sydney will give you that great view you’ll never want to leave. Both aren’t far from the downtown area either, making them perfect for checking out the shops or feeling the pulse of the city. Plus, because you are so close to everything there isn’t any need to hire a car to tour around – you are ideally situated to walk the streets or hop aboard one of the many harbour cruises that really open up Sydney and make it stand out.
You want to be relaxed while on vacation, enjoying a good night’s sleep and being completely at peace when you’re in your room and you can have that in these hotels. Check out Sir Stamford at Circular Quay or the Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney to experience true luxury and comfort as you rest up for seeing all the city has to offer.
If you’re used to hostels or bare bones accommodations, the thought of the little perks that make a good hotels a fantastic hotel might be foreign to you. Things like walk in showers, balconies, fitness centres and indoor pools are at your fingertips at places like the Park Hyatt and the Darling Hotel, which will make you wonder why you ever paid for a storage locker or went without hot water for a week before.
Author Bio: Gael is known for trying to find the alternative to traditional travel, but there are times when staying in style is exactly what he needs. Travelbag offers great incentives to see the city from a top notch hotel, which will be a welcome change from the dingy hostel he stayed in the last time he was in Sydney…