Sydney Holidays

Your Sydney holiday

Jumping on a flight to Sydney is like taking three holidays in one, to a city complete with all the attractions of a world-class cultural centre along with fantastic beaches and a mountain range nearby.

The man-made wonders of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House battle for attention with the natural treasures of Bondi Beach and the Blue Mountains in a city that really does have it all. Besides all that, a holiday in Sydney offers the chance to delve into a city with a vibrant art scene that is buzzing with life at all hours.

From unpromising beginnings Sydney has risen to become one of the largest cities in the southern hemisphere, as well as one of the most impressive. When the British first began to colonise the island continent, it was at Sydney Cove they first laid down roots and built the first penal colony.

It is safe to say that this was far from being the first settlement in the area. When the British arrived in 1788, an estimated 5,000 aborigines of the Cadigal group were living in the area and it is believed to have been inhabited for over 30,000 years. The visitors were not put off by this and the Colony of New South Wales was inaugurated on January 26, 1788.

Its early history was marked by violence, with frequent fighting with the aboriginal people and savage punishments dished out for law-breakers. Despite this, the colony continued to grow and after a way through the Blue Mountains was found in 1813, Sydney began to thrive. Paved roads and public buildings sprang up to lend order to the town and by the early 1880s, less than a century after its foundation, the number of residents had reached over 200,000.

Expansion continued apace in the 20th century with the Sydney Harbour Bridge taking shape, providing an ease of transportation that would herald further growth. With the decline in manufacturing in the city, the growth of the tourism industry has taken its place, with Sydney now one of the world's top tourist destinations. This was perfectly shown by the 2000 Olympic Games, widely recognised as the most successful in the Games' history and a huge coup for the entire nation.

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Y Hotel Hyde Park Sydney

3 stars
3.9 / 5 27 reviews
A perfect home base to explore Sydney’s attractionsThe Y Hyde Park Sydney hotel stands close to Hyde Park and Oxford Streets and gives guests both a beautiful setting and one that is convenient. Visitors take advantage of secure luggage storage and guest laundry as well as a 24-hour front desk with excellent service. Undercover parking and a free continental breakfast are also available to guests. The Y Hyde Park Sydney puts the very best of Sydney at your doorstep, including restaurants, bars, cafés, parks, gardens and more. Popular tourist draws such as the Chinese Garden of Friendship and the Australian Museum are both near the Y Hyde Park Sydney, as is St. Mary's Cathedral, which lays claim to being one of the largest churches in the world. Reasons to stay Good value and centrally locatedWithin walking distance of Chinatown, the Opera House and the RocksTransport networks nearby including a train line and bus routes Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Sydney roomsThe Y Hyde Park Sydney hotel has a wide choice of rooms for guests. All of the rooms are modern and comfortable, ensuring visitors on all types of budgets enjoy their stay. The rooms are all tastefully decorated and designed, and standard amenities are featured in most rooms, such as a refrigerator, telephone, air conditioning, in-room safe, hairdryer, toiletries, clock radio, tea and coffee making facilities and wireless Internet access (fees apply). Studio rooms have a queen-sized bed and private bathrooms, and deluxe rooms have queen or single beds and private bathrooms. Standard rooms, traditional rooms and dormitory rooms are also available at a lower price point. Several rooms have shared bathrooms. Offsite car parking spaces are available if required (fees apply). Things to do nearby Sydney Exhibition Center (0.3 mi/0.5 km) Sydney Central Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km) Royal Botanical Gardens (0.4 mi/0.6 km) Pyrmont Bay Park (0.6 mi/1 km) The Rocks (0.6 mi/1 km) Sydney Opera House (0.6 mi/1 km) Sydney Aquarium (.8 mi/1.3 km) Darling Harbour (1.2 mi/1.9 km) Chinatown (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
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The Sydney Boulevard Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 34 reviews
Value hotel in Kings Cross with views of the skyline and harborFavored by business travelers keen on a Kings Cross address, the Bayview Boulevard Sydney offers comfortable quarters with skyline and harbor vistas from grand windows. A short stroll takes guests to Sydney film studios, the Domain and shopping along Oxford and Stanley Streets. Seasons Cafe serves buffet dishes all day and pre-function drinks. Guests enjoy a 24-hour business center, Internet kiosks, fitness center, espresso bar and a lobby café serving breakfast. Highlights24-hour business servicesClose proximity to central business district, shopping and nightlife Rooms The hotel's 271 simple rooms offer sand- and stone-colored interiors with stylish accent pillows. Guests enjoy views of the Sydney skyline and harbor from the large windows in guest rooms. Extras include air conditioning, voice mail, writing desk, TV and Wi-Fi (fees apply).  FeaturesThe lobby-level Seasons Café, adjacent to the Grand Ballroom, serves buffet breakfast daily in a bright dining room. It is the ideal Sydney restaurant for pre-function drinks, buffet lunches and buffet dinners. Additional features include Internet kiosks, parking facilities (fees apply) and a 24th-floor fitness center with a steam room and sauna. Transportation St. James Railway Station (.4 mi/.6 km)Galeries Victoria Monorail Stop (.7 mi/1.1 km)Sydney Airport (5.3 mi/8.5 km) Attractions Central Business District (.6 mi/1 km)Pitt Street Mall (.8 mi/1.3 km)Royal Botanic Gardens (1.1 mi/1.7 km)Darling Harbour (2.1 mi/3.3 km)Sydney Aquarium (2.8 mi/4.6 km)Sydney Convention Center (3.5 mi/5.7 km)Bondi Beach (4.4 mi/7 km)Sydney Opera House (4.7 mi/7.5 km)Manly Beach (9.7 mi/15.6 km) Business 24-hour business centerHigh-speed Internet (fees apply)Meeting and conference rooms
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Swissotel Sydney

5 stars
4.1 / 5 97 reviews
Swissotel Sydney is a deluxe five star hotel located in the heart of the city. All of Sydney's famous landmarks and cultural sites are within walking distance of the hotel, including The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the historic Rocks precinct, Sydney Opera House and the beautiful Botanic Gardens. The 359 hotel rooms and suites reflect a contemporary and sophisticated style, and feature breathtaking skyline views of Sydney. A range of different leisure activities are available for guests to enjoy, such as spa treatments at Spa & Sport, an outdoor heated pool and spa, cocktails at the Crossroads Bar or modern Australian cuisine at Just Pure Bistro Restaurant. The Conference Centre at Swissotel Sydney is the perfect setting for any event or conference. NOTE Internet available at $24.95/day Valet Parking $60/day (unlimited entries and exits) Self Parking $45 per entry
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1888 Hotel - by 8Hotels

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews
1888 Hotel is a four and a half star heritage listed 90 bedroom boutique hotel, eatery, bar & event space that combines a little of Sydney's old world charm with a lot of contemporary design & modern-day comfort. Built in 1888 & relaunched in 2013, 1888 showcases 8Hotels' service culture against the backdrop of a very unique hotel in a truly spectacular city. Located in Sydney's inner-city suburb of Pyrmont, 1888 neighbours the Sydney Fish Market, the Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, The Star, heaps of trendy bars, dining options & the very best boutique shopping. 1888 is just a few minutes' walk from Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay, Sydney's CBD & Ultimo. Meticulously restored & thoughtfully designed, 1888's collection of rooms boast 3m high ceilings, exposed brick walls, original Iron Bark Beams, huge sound proofed period windows, recycled timber work stations, bespoke furniture, artwork by Australian artists, complimentary WiFi, Smart TVs with media hubs, custom-made bedding with luxury MicroCloud bed toppers and bathrooms which feature walk-in rain showers.
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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

5 stars
4.5 / 5 30 reviews
Welcome to Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city's shopping and business centres, Four Seasons is vibrant and elegant, with dramatic harbourfront views and a luxurious day spa featuring exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments.
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BLUE Sydney - A Taj Hotel

5 stars
4.6 / 5 18 reviews
Lofty rooms with water views on the Woolloomooloo Wharf Retaining original features of the historical wharf structure--including exposed timber beams and black pipes--BLUE Sydney has infused the elderly building with a dash of serious cool. Coveted loft rooms are apartment-size with five-star amenities and boutique style. The award-winning Water Bar draws Sydney starlets, business executives and jetsetters who sip fanciful cocktails by candlelight. The Wharf at Woolloomooloo never looked so glam. Highlights Fabulous address on Woolloomooloo WharfHip bar attracts celebs and socialites Loft accommodations with giant windows Rooms Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows covered with dual blinds feature shimmering Pacific or city views from the hotel's 100 rooms. Standard room interiors in shades of stone and sand are sparse, but do not lack luxury. The hotel's 36 loft rooms are worth the splurge with high ceilings, plush couches and deep tubs. Emerald throws, pillows and glass panels pay homage to the hotel's name while deep timber beams and exposed black pipes nod to the building's heritage. Hotel quarters feature high thread count linens, pillow-top mattresses, Wi-Fi and LCD TV. Features BLUE Sydney, a member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World, knows how to deliver amenities and experience. The hotel features a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor lap pool, plus six restaurants in the wharf complex. The award-winning Water Bar has a cinematic setting populated by lovely patrons who sip colorful martinis on silver ottomans. The entire property features Wi-Fi. Transportation St. James or Kings Cross stationRailway Station (1.2 mi/2 km)Sydney Airport (9.3 mi/15 km) Attractions  Woolloomooloo Wharf (across the street)Oxford Street shopping (1.2 mi/2 km)Sydney Opera House (1.2 mi/2 km)The Rocks (1.9 mi/3 km)Circular Quay (1.9 mi/3 km)Moore Park Golf Course (2.5 mi/4 km)Darling Harbour (3.7 mi/6 km)Manly Beach (8.7 mi/14 km) Business Business center with private office, fax, copy, courier and secretarial servicesHigh-speed Internet and Wi-FiMeeting facilities
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Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central

4 stars
4.3 / 5 18 reviews
Plush apartments with full kitchens a block from ChinatownThe opulent, heritage-listed exterior of the Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central might appear stodgy at first glance, but the hotel's interior is indeed stylish. Lofty one- and two-bedroom apartments with full kitchens provide spacious accommodation, ideal for extended stay business travelers and families. Located a block from Chinatown, around the corner from Central Station and steps from the entertainment and dining center of the business district, guests enjoy the heart of Sydney. Highlights Easy access to Sydney's central business district, Chinatown and Central StationApartment-style accommodations with full kitchensStylish décor Rooms The hotel's 98 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments provide ample space for all types of travelers. Rooms are lofty with separate kitchen, dining and lounge areas, as well as additional work space. Décor favors neutral colors and surprises the senses with black and white striped throw blankets, bright accent pillows and coffee-colored headboards. Additional in-room features include fully-equipped laundry facilities, balconies (in one-bedroom lofts), direct dial phones with fax and modem capabilities and Wi-Fi (fees apply). Features The 24-hour reception provides everything from babysitting assistance (fees apply) to expediting restaurant delivery and in-room massage appointments. Central Café serves a fine continental breakfast as well as sandwiches and wraps for lunch, both indoors and out. Take a dip in the palm-shaded heated pool and spa, prepare grilled oysters on hotel barbeques or exercise in the fitness center with sauna. Parking and Wi-Fi are available (fees apply). Transportation Central Station Railway (.2 mi/.4 km)World Square Monorail Stop (.6 mi/1 km)   Sydney Airport (5.8 mi/9.3 km) Attractions Pitt Street Mall (.9 mi/1.5 km)Sydney Aquarium (1.2 mi/1.9 km)Darling Harbour (1.2 mi/1.9 km)Sydney Convention Center (1.7 mi/2.7 km)Royal Botanic Gardens (1.8 mi/2.9 km)Sydney Opera House (5.1 mi/8.3 km)Bondi Beach (6 mi/9.6 km)Manly Beach (11 mi/17.5 km) Business Conference facilitiesHigh-speed Internet (fees apply)Fax services
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Sir Stamford at Circular Quay

5 stars
4.5 / 5 100 reviews
Old world charm in the center of Sydney Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, a plush Sydney mainstay located on historic Macquarie Street, provides superb service so guests feel like royalty. The hotel features Australia's largest private collection of fine art, showcasing a mesmerizing collection of 18th century Louis XV and Georgian antiques. Visit Sydney's premier attractions near the hotel including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanical Gardens and the historic Rocks Area. Guests enjoy dinner in the stately Dining Room or sip old-fashioned cocktails by the fireplace in the hotel bar. Highlights Prime location in Circular QuayLuxurious quarters with spacious balconiesOutdoor pool with cityscape views Rooms The hotel's 105 luxury guest rooms and suites evoke a bygone era. Quarters manage to feel spacious and cozy at the same time. Decor features fine bedding, mahogany writing desk and bathrooms with marble countertops. Most rooms have French doors opening to Juliet balconies with glimpses of the skyline or Sydney's Botanical Gardens. Rooms also feature plush bathrobes and slippers, two phone lines and high-speed Internet access (fees apply). Features Australian A-listers populate the hotel's sophisticated Dining Room, feasting on Aussie-style cuisine. Favorites include spatchcock, Wagyu beef or capsicum cooked in the hot pot. The bar draws locals and tourists who lounge by the fireplace sipping classic cocktails and vintage wine. The hotel boasts the largest privately-owned fine art collection in the country, including Georgian antiques and 550 chandeliers. The hotel has a heated outdoor pool and sundeck, plus a 24-hour fitness center and spa. Transportation Sydney International Airport (7.4 mi/12 km) Sydney Bus stops at Circular QuayCityRail stops at Circular QuayFerries depart from Circular Quay Attractions Sydney Opera House (.4 mi/.6 km)Royal Botanical Gardens (.3 mi/.4 km)Rocks Area (.3 mi/.4 km)Sydney Convention Center (1.1 mi/1.9 km) Business Business CenterHigh-speed Internet access (fees apply)Four meeting rooms
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Sheraton on the Park

5 stars
4.5 / 5 35 reviews
Opulence meets comfort at this Hyde Park gem Sheraton on the Park is a stately grand dame on the edge of Hyde Park showcasing luxurious rooms and sophisticated interiors for discriminating travelers. The hotel impresses business and leisure travelers with an imposing exterior, opulent double staircase in the lobby and nautical-inspired quarters that feel downright homey. The fantastic location in Sydney's center and slew of hotel amenities, including a divine spa, indoor rooftop pool with tower views, and fine eateries make guests feel like royalty.    HighlightsSpacious rooms with city or park viewsHigh-rent address across from Hyde ParkHot stone massage treatments at the spa Rooms Handsomely decorated spacious quarters deliver a touch of class and comfort. The hotel's 557 rooms with city or park views promise Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds with high thread count linens and heaps of earth-toned pillows. Rooms also feature a dark wood writing desk with high-speed Internet access (fees apply), a plush armchair and a stylish black marble bathroom. Plantation-style shutters cover large windows, hiding the Sydney sunshine when sleep calls. FeaturesA destination restaurant for an anniversary or special occasion, Feast serves international selections throughout the day and draws repeat customers for award-winning breakfast and seafood buffets. For a light meal, visit the Gallery Tea Lounge featuring leather couches and photos of famous faces. The floor-to-ceiling window framing Hyde Park is the centerpiece of the Conservatory Bar, attracting ladies in heels and chaps in suits for tapas-style dinners, vintage wines and serenading musicians.   The indoor rooftop swimming pool has views of the Sydney Tower and the hotel houses a fitness center. On the Park Rejuvenation, the hotel's signature spa, boasts decadent treatments like lemongrass salt glow or Shiatsu massage.   The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby. Transportation Metro Monorail  (1 block)St. James Station Railway (.12 mi/.2 km)Kingsford Smith International Airport (10 mi/16.1 km) Attractions Pitt Street Mall (1 block)Darling Harbour (0.6 mi/1 km)Sydney Opera House (0.6 mi/1 km)Sydney Aquarium (0.6 mi/1 km)Bondi Beach (3.1 mi/5 km)Manly Beach  (7.5 mi/12 km) Business High-speed Internet access in guest rooms and lobbyMeeting facilitiesBusiness center with fax, copy and secretarial services
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The Westin Sydney

5 stars
4.4 / 5 38 reviews
Top-notch service at award-winning hotel with spaAt the Westin Sydney you are likely to encounter polished travelers and businesspeople shuffling between the grand lobby, tech-savvy conference facilities, gourmet eateries and the hotel's luxurious rooms. Winner of the 2009 Bentley Award and continuously listed on Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List, as well as Travel + Leisure's prestigious 500 List, The Westin delivers an oasis of sophistication in the heart of Sydney. HighlightsOversized rooms in the historic General Post Office or the new towerEndota Day SpaBusiness and conference centers equipped with cutting-edge technology Rooms Understated glam creates luxury in the hotel's 416 rooms and suites. Heritage Rooms, located in the historic General Post Office building, have tall ceilings with exterior and atrium views. Tower rooms have a soothing color palette and promise sweeping vistas of the city from floor-to-ceiling windows. All rooms offer Westin Signature Heavenly Beds wrapped in white duvets, BOSE sound system, flat screen TV, ergonomic desk chair, refrigerator and high-speed Internet (fees apply). Bathrooms have rainforest shower and deep soaking tub. FeaturesThe Mosaic Restaurant serves locally-sourced seasonal cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. A breakfast buffet focuses on energizing superfoods while lunch serves casual staples. Sip wine or enjoy light snacks in the lobby bar and lounge or visit one of the 14 eateries and watering holes found on the lower level's GPO Restaurants and Bars.   A health club features an indoor lap pool, gym equipment and classes. The adjoining Endota Day Spa offers creative treatments like a yogurt cocoon or billabong footbath, plus traditional body and skincare treatments. Visit the Perry Ellis Hair salon for styling, cuts and hair color.     TransportationAirport shuttle (fees apply)Wynyard Station (1 block)Sydney Airport (8 mi/13 km) AttractionsDarling Harbour (1.2 mi/2 km) Royal Botanic Gardens (1.2 mi/2km)Circular Quay (1.2 mi/2 km)The Rocks (1.2 mi/2 km)The Sydney Opera House (1.2 mi/2 km)Bondi Beach (5 mi/8 km) BusinessHigh-tech meeting and event facilities 24-hour business center with computers, copy, print and fax capabilitiesTranslation servicesFree Wi-Fi in business center and meeting rooms Policies and feesPhoto ID is required upon check-in.
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Hotels

Sydney Hotels

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Y Hotel Hyde Park Sydney

3 stars
3.9 / 5 27 reviews
A perfect home base to explore Sydney’s attractionsThe Y Hyde Park Sydney hotel stands close to Hyde Park and Oxford Streets and gives guests both a beautiful setting and one that is convenient. Visitors take advantage of secure luggage storage and guest laundry as well as a 24-hour front desk with excellent service. Undercover parking and a free continental breakfast are also available to guests. The Y Hyde Park Sydney puts the very best of Sydney at your doorstep, including restaurants, bars, cafés, parks, gardens and more. Popular tourist draws such as the Chinese Garden of Friendship and the Australian Museum are both near the Y Hyde Park Sydney, as is St. Mary's Cathedral, which lays claim to being one of the largest churches in the world. Reasons to stay Good value and centrally locatedWithin walking distance of Chinatown, the Opera House and the RocksTransport networks nearby including a train line and bus routes Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Sydney roomsThe Y Hyde Park Sydney hotel has a wide choice of rooms for guests. All of the rooms are modern and comfortable, ensuring visitors on all types of budgets enjoy their stay. The rooms are all tastefully decorated and designed, and standard amenities are featured in most rooms, such as a refrigerator, telephone, air conditioning, in-room safe, hairdryer, toiletries, clock radio, tea and coffee making facilities and wireless Internet access (fees apply). Studio rooms have a queen-sized bed and private bathrooms, and deluxe rooms have queen or single beds and private bathrooms. Standard rooms, traditional rooms and dormitory rooms are also available at a lower price point. Several rooms have shared bathrooms. Offsite car parking spaces are available if required (fees apply). Things to do nearby Sydney Exhibition Center (0.3 mi/0.5 km) Sydney Central Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km) Royal Botanical Gardens (0.4 mi/0.6 km) Pyrmont Bay Park (0.6 mi/1 km) The Rocks (0.6 mi/1 km) Sydney Opera House (0.6 mi/1 km) Sydney Aquarium (.8 mi/1.3 km) Darling Harbour (1.2 mi/1.9 km) Chinatown (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
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The Sydney Boulevard Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 34 reviews
Value hotel in Kings Cross with views of the skyline and harborFavored by business travelers keen on a Kings Cross address, the Bayview Boulevard Sydney offers comfortable quarters with skyline and harbor vistas from grand windows. A short stroll takes guests to Sydney film studios, the Domain and shopping along Oxford and Stanley Streets. Seasons Cafe serves buffet dishes all day and pre-function drinks. Guests enjoy a 24-hour business center, Internet kiosks, fitness center, espresso bar and a lobby café serving breakfast. Highlights24-hour business servicesClose proximity to central business district, shopping and nightlife Rooms The hotel's 271 simple rooms offer sand- and stone-colored interiors with stylish accent pillows. Guests enjoy views of the Sydney skyline and harbor from the large windows in guest rooms. Extras include air conditioning, voice mail, writing desk, TV and Wi-Fi (fees apply).  FeaturesThe lobby-level Seasons Café, adjacent to the Grand Ballroom, serves buffet breakfast daily in a bright dining room. It is the ideal Sydney restaurant for pre-function drinks, buffet lunches and buffet dinners. Additional features include Internet kiosks, parking facilities (fees apply) and a 24th-floor fitness center with a steam room and sauna. Transportation St. James Railway Station (.4 mi/.6 km)Galeries Victoria Monorail Stop (.7 mi/1.1 km)Sydney Airport (5.3 mi/8.5 km) Attractions Central Business District (.6 mi/1 km)Pitt Street Mall (.8 mi/1.3 km)Royal Botanic Gardens (1.1 mi/1.7 km)Darling Harbour (2.1 mi/3.3 km)Sydney Aquarium (2.8 mi/4.6 km)Sydney Convention Center (3.5 mi/5.7 km)Bondi Beach (4.4 mi/7 km)Sydney Opera House (4.7 mi/7.5 km)Manly Beach (9.7 mi/15.6 km) Business 24-hour business centerHigh-speed Internet (fees apply)Meeting and conference rooms
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Swissotel Sydney

5 stars
4.1 / 5 97 reviews
Swissotel Sydney is a deluxe five star hotel located in the heart of the city. All of Sydney's famous landmarks and cultural sites are within walking distance of the hotel, including The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the historic Rocks precinct, Sydney Opera House and the beautiful Botanic Gardens. The 359 hotel rooms and suites reflect a contemporary and sophisticated style, and feature breathtaking skyline views of Sydney. A range of different leisure activities are available for guests to enjoy, such as spa treatments at Spa & Sport, an outdoor heated pool and spa, cocktails at the Crossroads Bar or modern Australian cuisine at Just Pure Bistro Restaurant. The Conference Centre at Swissotel Sydney is the perfect setting for any event or conference. NOTE Internet available at $24.95/day Valet Parking $60/day (unlimited entries and exits) Self Parking $45 per entry
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1888 Hotel - by 8Hotels

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews
1888 Hotel is a four and a half star heritage listed 90 bedroom boutique hotel, eatery, bar & event space that combines a little of Sydney's old world charm with a lot of contemporary design & modern-day comfort. Built in 1888 & relaunched in 2013, 1888 showcases 8Hotels' service culture against the backdrop of a very unique hotel in a truly spectacular city. Located in Sydney's inner-city suburb of Pyrmont, 1888 neighbours the Sydney Fish Market, the Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, The Star, heaps of trendy bars, dining options & the very best boutique shopping. 1888 is just a few minutes' walk from Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay, Sydney's CBD & Ultimo. Meticulously restored & thoughtfully designed, 1888's collection of rooms boast 3m high ceilings, exposed brick walls, original Iron Bark Beams, huge sound proofed period windows, recycled timber work stations, bespoke furniture, artwork by Australian artists, complimentary WiFi, Smart TVs with media hubs, custom-made bedding with luxury MicroCloud bed toppers and bathrooms which feature walk-in rain showers.
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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

5 stars
4.5 / 5 30 reviews
Welcome to Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city's shopping and business centres, Four Seasons is vibrant and elegant, with dramatic harbourfront views and a luxurious day spa featuring exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments.
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Flights

Flights to Sydney

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip fares
London Sydney Tue, 9 Sep - Fri, 3 Oct £705
Manchester Sydney Mon, 25 Aug - Sun, 21 Sep £800
Birmingham Sydney Mon, 8 Sep - Sun, 28 Sep £802
Bangkok Sydney Wed, 20 Aug - Mon, 25 Aug £266
Glasgow Sydney Tue, 9 Sep - Tue, 30 Sep £902
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sydney Sun, 24 Aug - Sat, 13 Sep £843
Auckland Sydney Thu, 17 Jul - Mon, 28 Jul £191
Dublin Sydney Wed, 3 Sep - Wed, 24 Sep £675
Hong Kong Sydney Fri, 29 Aug - Fri, 5 Sep £309
Nadi Sydney Sat, 23 Aug - Sun, 31 Aug £347
Paris Sydney Mon, 1 Sep - Mon, 15 Sep £758
Brisbane Sydney Sat, 26 Jul - Wed, 30 Jul £63
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Sydney highlights

  • Learn How to Surf at Bondi

    This is one of the holy grails of surfing, and anyone who has ever thought about picking up a board has dreamed of a trip to this kilometre-long stretch of golden sand in the Sydney suburbs. But don't worry, it's not just for professionals: the difficulty and danger posed by the waves ranges along the bay. There is no shortage of enthusiastic surfing instructors along the beach ready to impart their wisdom and watch you tumble into the waves as you find your feet.

    Check Out the Wildlife Along the Coastline

    If surfing is not your scene, there is still plenty to do at the beach, including the two-mile walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte. At times clinging to the high headlands and at others swooping down so close to the ocean you can almost touch it, the Bondi to Bronte walk offers a breathtaking view of this coastline. Keep your eyes peeled as you go as sightings of the area's impressive marine wildlife are common; large numbers of whales and dolphins have been spotted in the area. If two miles is not enough for you, push on past Bronte as the path winds through Coogee Beach on its way to Maroubra Beach, the end of the line.

    Find the Next Big Designer

    In this vibrant hub of fashion, Sydney's emerging designers first find their feet in the hubbub of Paddington Markets. A network of over 200 stalls in the eastern suburb of Paddington, the markets are the perfect place to spend a lazy Saturday, checking out the clothes and accessories on offer and taking a break to sample the huge range of cuisine served up. Everything from barbecue and Thai food to coffee and cup cakes is available.

    Get your Sporting Fix

    The ‘Sydneysiders’ love their sport, and there's nowhere better to witness this passion than the atmospheric Sydney Cricket Ground. Over 45,000 people regularly crowd in to the stadium to witness the country's biggest sporting events, from cricket to Australian rules football.

Top Sydney attractions

  • Sydney Opera House

    One of the world's most singularly striking architectural feats, the Sydney Opera House has been an iconic presence on Sydney Harbour since its completion in 1973. Over 30 years later its value and uniqueness was recognised as it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The masterpiece of Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the opera house took 16 years to complete. The decision to choose the unknown Utzon has been vindicated time and again, and as well as providing a great sight from the outside, within you will find no fewer than six world-class venues offering opera, theatre and concerts.

    Sydney Harbour Bridge

    Not content with one world famous construction, Sydney Harbour boasts another in the form of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The through arch bridge has been providing an imposing and elegant crossing between the North Shore and central Sydney since opening in 1932. Rising to a height of over 130 metres above the water level and stretching for over a kilometre, the huge structure transports trains, cars, cyclists and pedestrians on a daily basis. But that is not the only way to get onto the bridge: thanks to an innovative tourism company, you can even climb part of it. The upper arch and lower chord can both be climbed with the aid of all the relevant safety equipment. As well as offering engineering buffs a unique view of the bridge's structure it gives a fantastic vantage point from which to look out upon Sydney.

    Blue Mountains

    It is easy to forget you are just over an hour from the centre of Sydney when you find yourself in the Blue Mountains, an idyllic World Heritage Site to the west of Australia's biggest city. So named because of the blue haze through which they are viewed from a distance, the seven national parks in the area have been a centre for rest, relaxation and enjoyment for over a century. Walking trails, cycle paths, caves, waterfalls and even a cable car are just some of the attractions on offer in this vast area.

    Tip * Booking your Tours, Transfers & Airport Parking before you go will save your money & time and ensure a stress free start to your holiday

Sydney holiday travel tips

  • Arriving by Air

    Domestic and international flights leave from the three terminals of Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, on Botany Bay. Beware that Terminal 1 is almost three miles from Terminals 2 and 3, so make sure to leave adequate time if you have to transfer.

    There are a number of options when it comes to getting into the city from the airport: the commuter network CityRail extends out to the airport but can be busy at peak times; small mini-buses will pick up tourists and drop them straight to their hotels; the local bus is the cheapest option but luggage space is limited.

    By Taxi

    Available to be hailed down in the street or at the numerous ranks dotted across the city, Sydney cabs are a handy – if pricey – way to get around. Be warned, however, that during rush hour and weekend evenings, free cabs can be hard to come by. Also be aware that if you pass through tolls it is the passenger that pays the charge.

    By Train

    Sydney has a large rail network, which makes it easy to get to the surrounding suburbs from the centre. Various tickets, daily and weekly passes are available from stations.

    By Boat

    Offering a peaceful alternative to the hustle and bustle of taxis, buses and trains, a range of ferries leave Circular Quay offering harbour tours as well as single journeys to some of the best-known tourist attractions.

    By Car

    With plenty of beaches, quirky suburbs and the Blue Mountains to explore, hiring a car is a great idea, so check out our options for car hire in Sydney.

Sydney restaurants

  • No restaurant in Australia has been more celebrated than Tetsuya's (529 Kent Street) – from glowing reviews to a host of rewards it is the jewel in the country's culinary crown. In 2007 it was even named the fifth best restaurant in the world and its reputation for beautifully crafted dishes remains undimmed. As the brainchild of Tetsuya Wakuda, who fuses the best of the Japanese and French schools of cuisine, the tasting menu changes rapidly and will send an armada of perfectly prepared dishes to your table. For the full experience, put your wine choice in the hands of the experts, who will provide vintages by the glass to match your dishes.

    It may not have the awards of Tetsuya's, but in terms of the view, few Australian restaurants can rival Icebergs (1 Notts Avenue). Perched on cliffs looking down on Bondi Beach, this restaurant and bar has a good claim for the best view in the city. From the comfort of the hammocks and sofas in the bar to the relaxed elegance of the dining room, the view of the Bondi coastline below subtly dominates the ambience. On the menu the sea is not far away either with favourites including seafood risottos and raw fish dishes.

    The Australian restaurant scene would not be the same without the huge number of Thai restaurants, and in Sydney's Thai Town you can take your pick, one of the finest being Chat Thai (20 Campbell St). Grilled meats and seafood in spicy sauces await the patrons queuing outside for a tasty treat.

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  • The elegantly understated Springfield Lodge Hotel is only a brisk walk away from the heart of Sydney. The design of the hotel fits perfectly in an area full of great bars and shops. Complete with a charming Parisian style cafe and the Pink Lounge for a relaxing cocktail, the Springfield Lounge is the ideal refuge at the end of a hard day exploring Sydney. If you have exhausted the attractions of the Potts Point neighbourhood, the Sydney Harbour and Bondi Beach are within easy reach by public transport.

    Looking out upon Sydney Harbour from an enviable location on the eastern bank of Circular Quay is Quay Grand Suites Hotel. From the balconies of the suites the view takes in Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the unmissable Sydney Opera House. Within the suites you will find a combined lounge and dining room as well as a kitchen armed with all the necessary equipment, the choice of one or two bedrooms and a bathroom with spa bath.

    The Sheraton on the Park Hotel can be located on the edge of Sydney's green refuge, Hyde Park. The 550+ rooms are stylishly furnished and the large windows have a great vantage point over the city skyline and the park.

    The graceful Grace Building is one of Sydney's most imposing structures and these days houses the Grace Hotel. Set in the city centre, the 382-room hotel also numbers among its attractions a rooftop health and fitness centre and a range of dining options with a cafe, restaurant, and Irish pub on site.

    Or for alternative lodgings, look for a hotel in Sydney here.

Health & Safety

  • Health and Hygiene

    Malaria is not present in Australia.

    A yellow fever vaccination is a must have for all travellers over a year old. Hepatitis B is recommended for those staying for a prolonged period or who will be returning frequently. It is advisable that children have the BCG and MMR vaccinations, and hepatitis B, again for those staying for a prolonged period or who will be returning frequently. For trips to the far north, a Japanese encephalitis injection is also advised.

    Safety and Security

    There has been a rise in thefts in public places in Sydney, so bear the following advice in mind:

    - Be on your guard taking money out at cash machines.
    - Do not walk around with jewellery or other objects that may attract attention and do not take such belongings to the beach.
    - Do not leave personal belongings in parked vehicles.

    It is highly recommended that you make photocopies of all your travel documents and keep the copies on you in case the originals are stolen or lost. When you travel, take a mobile phone with you and if you are unlucky enough to be assaulted, keep calm and do not try to resist.

    When swimming in the sea, remain within the area designated by the flags on the beach, as the waters can be dangerous, with the presence of sharks and poisonous jellyfish.

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