Four great hotels in Sydney

There’s no denying that Sydney is one of the world’s greatest cities, helped in no small part by its beautiful harbour position, fantastic nightlife and gorgeous beaches. Though it’s often thought of as a great winter destination for us northern hemisphere folk, the city is beautiful throughout the year – of course, if you’re looking to spend some time soaking up the sun on the beaches then you’ll probably want to head here during their summer.

There’s a number of really great places to stay in the city – your major consideration will be location, and whether you want to be right in the thick of the city, or out by the beach. That said, wherever you stay, you’ll find the city easy to get around and a lot of fun to explore. Here’s a few great places to stay that are worth considering for a Sydney honeymoon.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

If you’ve not been to Sydney before, then it’s hard to resist the allure of a harbour view room for that quintessential view of the city – in fact, even if you have been to the city before, it’s hard to resist it. Situated in the historic Rocks area, right in the heart of downtown, the Four Seasons is is one of the city’s most prestigious hotels. The rooms to opt for here are the Opera and Harbour view rooms – or, if you can afford to completely splash out, then you can’t beat the view offered from the top-floor suites, which offer panoramic views over both.

This is a great location, with the city literally on your doorstep; restaurants and bars are never very far away. Plus, you’ve got the ferry to the beaches just minutes away, and great transport connections for exploring the rest of what the city has to offer.

From £198 a night.

Sydney Harbour YHA

Want a harbour view but don’t think you can afford one? Well, a backpacker hostel might not be the first place you think of for a honeymoon, but if you’re heading to Sydney on a budget, it definitely should be. This isn’t your stereotypical idea of a hostel – it’s smart and modern, and situated in The Rocks, in a part of town that dates back to the first European settlement in the country, just minutes away from the iconic harbour.

Double rooms here are bright and comfortable – if you’re planning on spending most of your time out exploring the city then it’s perfect as you won’t miss having things like room service and minibars at your finger tips. But the real selling point, of course, is the fantastic rooftop terrace, with to-die-for views of the harbour and Opera House, which makes the perfect place to soak up the Sydney sunshine. This is high-end backpacking at its best.

From £95 a night.

Diamant Hotel

If experiencing Sydney’s fantastic nightlife is top of your list for a visit to the city, then you should definitely consider staying in or around King Cross, and the Diamant Hotel makes a fabulous base from which to experience this vibrant city. This is undoubtedly one of the coolest places to stay in Sydney, with an understated sophistication, and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to great bars and restaurants to head out to in the evenings.

Though not on the harbour, you’re not far away from the centre of the city, which is so easy to get to, and the area is so vibrant that you’ll feel very much in the thick of the action throughout the day.

From £100 a night.

Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach

Of course, one of the highlight’s of Sydney’s position is its fabulous beaches – and what better way to experience them than by staying right on one of them?  Bondi might be better known, but Coogee is a fantastic, less pretentious option, full of places to eat, drink and shop. The Crowne Plaza here offers fantastic views over the beach, from which you’re just a stone’s throw away – perfect. And, if the water feels a bit nippy, you can swim in the lovely outdoor pool, looking out onto the sea.

Rooms here are modern and unfussy, decorated in neutral tones, with bright splashes of colour adding a bit of character, and locally-caught seafood can be enjoyed in the restaurant.

From £128 a night.

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