Even when living in a city, it’s sometimes nice to switch off and experience the city with fresh new eyes! Whether it’s pampering yourself with a night of room service and movies with your mates, or a romantic weekend for you and your partner, it’s always a good idea to check out of reality and into a stunning hotel room.

Langham Sydney

Dramatic Harbour views. Quaint cobbled streets. Historic brick buildings – what springs to mind when you think of The Langham! Discover a secluded tranquility nestled in the heart of The Rocks district of metropolitan Sydney.

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98 magnificently furnished rooms and suites to appeal to the most sophisticated visitors. Expansive terraces offering resplendent harbour views or dazzling city skylines.

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Every room a haven of plush, bespoke furnishings amidst soft panelled walls and a high ceiling. Each accented by views of the iconic Sydney cityscape or bustling Western Harbour.

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Body treatments, massages, and facials at ten new treatment rooms at The Day Spa to pamper the weariest bodies.

A spectacular 20-metre indoor pool with a star-dappled sky ceiling to dream your day away.

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Adina Crown Street

Sydney Social 101 was invited to review this little nugget one Friday night – It is perfectly located in hip inner city Surry Hills on Crown Street and is within strolling distance to the CBD and many top Sydney attractions. The hotel offers 84 spacious one and two bedroom apartments.


In addition to aboutlife and The Winery being a five-minute walk away the Adina Crown Street is located on top of the world-famous ‘Bills’ restaurant.

After a busy day or big night out, you can wander back to your hotel to enjoy a dip in the pool, entertain on your balcony, or just relax in the comfort of your room. With their spacious, welcoming interiors and stylish décor, our one and two bedroom apartments are designed to make you feel right at home.


Pier One

This is one of the best locations for a hotel in the World, in my humble opinion. Located just under Sydney Harbour Bridge the views and location is completely unrivalled in the CBD.

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The Pier One Sydney Harbour, built over 100 years ago as a working cargo Wharf and passenger transit point, it is somewhat of a Sydney treasure. Pier One Sydney Harbour is undoubtedly rich in character has been transformed into a modern contemporary hotel.

The view from the rooms are incredible, the bedrooms are stylish yet homely and the breakfast is everything you could want and more (whilst sitting outside on the harbour watching the world go by).


With 189 re-imagined private sanctuaries, with either water or city skyline views, including 18 suites, 4 of which boast incredible balconies over Sydney Harbour and Walsh Bay, Pier One is a timeless blend of heritage architecture with chic luxury modern features.

A stay at a hotel is not complete without the cool, cotton signature bathrobes which invite you to slip into something more comfortable (we did), play some tunes on the iPod/smartphone technology available in every room and soak up one of the most celebrated cityscapes in the world.

We were told that we were welcome at any time of the day or night to select a cuddle buddy from the pillow menu – nice!


Pier One Sydney Harbour offers a stay that exceeds already high expectations. With its artful and seamless marriage of air, land and water, the hotel provides an ever-changing backdrop of the best of man-made architecture combined with the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature. Temperate Sydney winters and moderate summers allow guests to enjoy all that Pier One Sydney Harbour has to offer, all year round. And man’s best friend is welcome too.

Hilton Sydney

Recognised as a Sydney landmark, the contemporary hotel is centrally located to all of the city’s attractions and offers award‐winning dining, stylish bars, refined guest rooms and the largest health club.

Hilton Sydney is the ultimate urban escape with history, culture, and shopping options. Centrally located in Sydney CBD close to shopping and entertainment, Hilton Sydney offers 579 luxury accommodation rooms and suites plus four dedicated levels of conference and events space catering up to 3000 delegates. The hotel also features Luke Mangan’s renowned restaurant glass brasserie, the stylish and award winning Zeta Bar, iconic Marble Bar and LivingWell Premier Health Club and Day Spa.

Glass brasserie is Luke Mangan’s definitive Sydney dining experience; offering broad appeal through an internationally influenced menu and wine selection whilst utilising the best Australian produce. Stylish and sophisticated,

Marble Bar is an icon for Sydney as one of the most opulent, cool venues in the CBD; offering free live entertainment on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, it’s a great venue to kick back, unwind and enjoy.

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Zeta is internationally acclaimed as one of the most cutting‐edge cocktail bars in the area with fresh, innovative cocktail concepts that push the boundaries.

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Pullman Hyde Park

Sydney Social 101 headed to the 5-star Pullman Sydney Hyde Park for a review June and was absolutely blown away. The hotel is directly opposite Hyde Park and bang in the city centre, so you won’t have far to go if your interest tends to theatres, museums, shopping or bar-hopping.

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Elegantly presented and luxuriously appointed, guest rooms at Pullman Sydney Hyde Park provide a perfectly private, spacious retreat. Guests looking for hotels in Sydney can choose from a range of accommodation styles at this impressive central Sydney hotel, with Executive, Premier and Superior options available. Each room features stylish décor, a marble bathroom, a work desk, broadband Internet access, a mini fridge, an iPod docking station and a flat-screen TV.

Whilst at the hotel we took advantage of the heated rooftop pool and Jacuzzi, whilst taking in the stunning view as the sun set over Sydney’s skyline.

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Location wise its right next to foodie haven Stanley Street and just a 10 minute walk from Surry Hill’s booming bars and restaurants.

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101 Tip – Head down to secret bar Shady Pines to experience one of the best small bars in Sydney.



The 200-room QT Sydney is the flagship of the QT brand, on the corner of George and Market Streets in Sydney. With an eye for modern design whilst reflective of past, the 200 guest suites that make up the QT Sydney hotel have been carefully crafted within the historic Gowings and State theatre buildings. This boutique Sydney accommodation retains many of the buildings most distinctive features, such as the blend of Gothic, Art Deco, and Italianate influenced architecture that form the dazzling exterior of the building.

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With a contemporary and, at times, quirky design, all guestrooms feature creature comforts such as luxurious bedding, high-speed internet, walk-in showers and most guest suites also offer an indulgent oversized soaking tub.

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The lower levels of this truly designer Sydney Hotel, will retain a historical allure but be the home of Sydney’s hottest new bar Gilt Lounge and Robert Marchetti’s newest creation Gowings Bar & Grill.


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