A boutique hotel may not be the ideal choice for every traveller to Sydney, but many of those who have visited them are satisfied with their experience. Review sites are crowded with comments left by satisfied customers, including those that say, “lovely friendly staff,” “refreshing change,” and “fantastic location at a great price.” If you would like to find out what all the buzz is about, concerning boutique hotels in Sydney, here’s what you need to know.
Boutique hotels are intimate hotels that offer luxurious amenities and skilled, highly personalized services. Because they are smaller than the average chain hotels, they can be found in many diverse locations throughout the city. The costs of boutique hotels can vary significantly.
The luxurious Park Hyatt comes with a $500 price tag for a single night, but for that price, you will have the opportunity to stay in a room with its own private balcony, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and what may be the ideal location in Sydney’s historic district, The Rocks. The Park Hyatt also features a day spa, restaurants and a bar, and private dining facilities.
The Blue Sydney is a more affordable $325 a night and features a water bar and beautifully appointed rooms that overlook the Royal Botanic Gardens on one side and the harbour foreshore on the other. The Blue Sydney is located conveniently in Woolloomooloo, within walking distance of some of Australia’s leading restaurants, the CBD and popular attractions, such as the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Opera House.
Another popular boutique hotel is the Diamant Hotel in Kings Cross. Centrally located near Darlinghurst and Potts Point, the Diamant Hotel provides a full range of pampering amenities, friendly hospitality and luxury accommodations. Kings Cross is one of Sydney’s liveliest neighbourhoods, with 24/7 entertainment options, and rooms here begin at $380 a night.
Many other options for boutique hotels exist as well, both in the city and its suburbs. Amenities can vary widely. Some boutique hotels may be very small and are little more than a large bed and breakfast, while other boutique hotels are large and include such luxuries as restaurants, bars and even shopping. However, the one thing boutique hotels have in common is their detailed attention to service and a dedication to ensuring your stay in the city is a pleasant one.