Sydney’s resplendent harbour, world-class restaurants, glittering high rises and colourful suburbs combine to create an incredible experience for its visitors. Sydney has one of the most incredibly beautiful natural harbours in the world as well as the freshwater Parramatta River that twists and turns through lush valleys. Sheer sandstone cliffs jutting into the untamed bush lands, quiet little coves and bays, silken beaches and the white sails of the Opera House rising above the blue harbour waters add character and charm along the shoreline. Sydney has a storied history that echoes in the backstreets of The Rocks and a wild yet sophisticated beauty. The largest city in Australia, Sydney receives millions of visitors from around the world every year. Affordable hotels in Sydney are available to fit every budget, every interest and every need.

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Sydney’s top five-star deluxe hotels tend to be clustered around The Rocks and Circular Quay. Five-star hotels generally offer banquet and meeting facilities, disabled access, fine dining facilities, free access to on-site gyms, high-speed Internet, indoor pools, spa facilities and concierge service. Luxury resorts can provide a haven of rest and relaxation and generally include all the amenity of a five-star hotel. Sydney’s best resorts are often located outside the city in the lovely Blue Mountain region.

Sydney also has plenty of budget hotels, which are hotels that are not just affordable but that also offer amenities that include air conditioning, WiFi access, Foxtel cable, en suite bathrooms and restaurant facilities. Budget hotels can range from chain hotels to smaller boutique hotels, and they can be found in Potts Point and Darling Harbour.

Boutique hotels range widely in price, however, and while some may be quite affordable, others can be wildly expensive. Located in such diverse areas as Woolloomooloo, Pyrmont and the CBD, these small hotels are all about displaying unique character and lavishing their clients with personalized service. Each has something unique to offer from pet-friendly accommodations and Victorian terraces to poolside cocktails and easy access to the excitement of Sydney’s Star City Casino.

Town Hall, Sydney
Sydney Town Hall in the middle of the CBD is surrounded by affordable hotel accommodation.

Some of Sydney’s hotels pride themselves on catering to a specific clientele. Gay- and lesbian-friendly hotels include stylish boutique hotels, cozy bed and breakfasts, luxurious apartments and relaxed youth hostels. They can be found in The Rocks, Potts Point, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills. Those who are seeking a little bit kink on their holidays may find the hotels in Kings Cross are most ideally located for them to indulge their whims. Fetishists and others can also explore their fantasies at specially hosted functions in hotels in Surry Hills and the CBD.