The Rocks is a historic neighbourhood in the centre of Sydney, on the Southern side of the Sydney Harbour. Here you’ll find plenty of craft and souvenir shops, along with historic buildings and pubs. The area is known for its excellent coffee, charming markets, sandstone architecture, and cobblestoned lanes.
The Langham Sydney
Last year The Langham underwent a multi-million-dollar redevelopment, which lasted four-months and gave a facelift to one of the most prestigious hotels in Sydney. You can expect to find a Parisian style here, with hand-designed rugs, handmade lighting, and marble fireplaces, along with the ever-popular High Tea, and the indoor heated pool which has a star dappled ceiling depicting the night skies of the Southern Hemisphere.
Each room type (from the Grand Langham to the Observatory Suite) boasts views of either the Sydney cityscape or Western Harbour, and guests can usually state a preference for one or the other. If you’re traveling with your pooch and expect him to be treated as an honoured guest as well, The Langham is a great choice, being one of the rare pet friendly luxurious hotels available in Sydney.
Pier One Sydney Harbour
Pier One Sydney Harbour is in an enviable location, offering views of some of the best sights in Sydney. Guests wanting to spend some time gazing at the Sydney Harbour can choose from the Harbour View Balcony Suite or the Harbour View Suite, and there are also other rooms offering views of The Rocks and Walsh Bay. The contemporary style and spacial elegance of this hotel make it hard to beat for anyone looking for a stunning view of the Sydney Harbour.
Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks
Rendezvous Hotel Sydney is great for guests interested in exploring the lively area of the Rocks, before unwinding in the heated outdoor pool, or enjoying a workout in the fitness centre. Guests can also cook their own meals in a well-equipped bedroom, or enjoy the tasty breakfast. This is a boutique hotel and the rooms can easily be described as charming. Two Studio Queen View room options offer outstanding views of the Sydney Harbour.
Park Hyatt Sydney
Think of luxury, and you probably picture a hotel like the Park Hyatt Sydney. This is a hotel which has consistently gone above and beyond, especially when it comes to small touches, luxury furnishings, plush carpets, and designer lighting. Park Hyatt is also known for its impeccable service, with a dedicated team offering 24-hour service for all guests.
Park Hyatt have taken advantage of the excellent location, with floor-to ceiling glass doors opening out onto private balconies which have impressive views of both the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. You can choose one of the Opera House View Rooms, which are available in standard, view, deluxe, or suite.
Park Hyatt Sydney
This hotel is just one street from the Sydney Harbour, and is known for impeccable service, amazing views from the rooftop, and modern facilities. The Lobby Lounge and Bar has plenty of cafe-style food available, and guests can also help themselves to the breakfast buffet each morning. Be sure to choose the 1 King Bedroom Deluxe Harbour View room for the best view of the harbour, or enjoy your view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House while you’re floating in the rooftop pool.
Sydney Harbour YHA
Sydney Harbour YHA is the only backpacker hostel in The Rocks, and features spectacular panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour, including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The hostel is just 700 metres from Wynyard Station, and has shown excellent commitment to reducing its environmental footprint, with solar hot water panels, low energy light bulbs, and sensor and motion controlled lighting.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Two-thirds of the rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney have harbour views, and the customer service at this hotel is almost unbeatable. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, an award wining spa, and 24-hour business services. The Four Seasons is known for five-star luxury, and staff who go out of their way to make sure you have a great stay. Harbour rooms offer impeccable views of the Sydney Harbour, Opera House, and Harbour Bridge.
Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
Located just a five-minute walk from the Sydney Opera House, this hotel offers the best in relaxation, with an on-site spa, along with a hot tub, sun deck, and sauna so you can unwind after a long day. You can also dine at Altitude Restaurant to take in the night views of Sydney’s iconic attractions. All 565 rooms available have harbour views, accompanied with state of the art contemporary furnishings.
Quay West Suites Sydney
This 5 star apartment hotel, featuring spacious and luxurious interior design, is suitable for business travellers. Equipped with conference facilities, Quay West Suites is a great location to hold meetings with most major attractions within walking distance. Here you’ll find 1 or 2 bedroom apartments offering perfect panoramic views, with the choice of either a City View or Harbour Bridge View Suite. You’ll also experience a little luxury, with granite marble bathrooms, modern kitchens, and a heated swimming pool.
|Hotels||Star Rating||Price (AUD)|
|The Langham Sydney||5||$400- $3650|
|Pier One Sydney Harbour||5||$359- $1200|
|Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks||3.5||$129- $403|
|Park Hyatt Sydney||5||$940- $1495|
|Holiday Inn Old Sydney||4||$297- $364|
|Sydney Harbour YHA||1||$30-$50|
|Four Seasons Hotel Sydney||5||$395-$5895|
|Shangri-La Hotel Sydney||5||$340-$760|
|Quay West Suites Sydney||5||$321- $564|
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