1. Park Hyatt Sydney
Refurbished in 1998, the Park Hyatt Sydney is widely regarded as the most exclusive hotel in the city. It provides a view of the Harbour and of the famed Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge that is second to none. In addition, the Park Hyatt Sydney is in close proximity to many specialty shops and fine restaurants in the historic Rocks area.
Foreign travellers have the opportunity to take a joyride on the Bounty replica, which is moored just outside the hotel lobby. The 158 room Park Hyatt Sydney offers a bar and minibar, parking, television, restaurant, fitness club, laundry service, wi-fi, disabled access, bureau de change, business facilities, internet access, car-hire facilities and 24-hour room service.
2. Merchant Court Hotel
Located in the Central Business District, the Merchant Hotel provides guests with breath-taking views of Sydney.
The hotel's facilities are impressive and include a health club with a spa, gym, heated swimming pool, soothing massage treatments and beauty services. There are 361 rooms, numerous function rooms and the impressive Blaxland ballroom (420 maximum seating).
The JP Bastiani Restaurant and Wine Cellar, which specializes in Mediterranean inspired cuisine, is one of the most tastefully designed hotel restaurants around, arraigned in native timbers and featuring bay windows, a wood burning oven and a two storey wine cellar.
The Merchant Hotel offers a bar and minibar, television, restaurant, sauna, whirlpool, fitness club, safe deposit, laundry service, disabled access, bureau de change, solarium, business facilities, computer facilities, internet access, childcare facilities, 24-hour rooms service and air conditioning.
3. Regent Hotel
The Regent Hotel is one of the five original five-star hotels in the city. It provides guests a spectacular view of Sydney Harbour and consistently ranks high in terms of in-house staff hospitality and service.
The Regent is close to both the historic Rocks and Circular Quay - the take-off point to more of Sydney's tourist destinations and an ideal base for cruising around the harbour.
The Regent Hotel offers complementary butler service and newspapers to all guests. There are 531 rooms in all and a ballroom that can accommodate a maximum 650 guests. The standard facilities include a bar and minibar, parking, television, laundry service, sauna, fitness club, swimming pool, safe deposit, bureau de change, hairdresser, business facilities, computer facilities, internet access, disabled access, childcare facilities, car-hire facilities, 24-hour room service and air conditioning.
4. Stamford Plaza Double Bay
Steeped in comfort and luxury, the Stamford Plaza Double Bay is an exclusive harbour-side enclave and a favourite hangout of the rich and famous.
The hotel is known for its style and elegance, and contains a gallery of fine art with 18th century paintings and Georgian antiques. The Stamford Plaza has been host to American Presidents, European Royalty and entertainment celebrities.
The Lobby Lounge and the superb in-house restaurant serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are 140 luxury guest rooms in all as well as seven corporate function rooms and a ballroom that can accommodate a maximum 400 guests.
The Stamford Plaza's standard offerings include a bar and minibar, parking, television, restaurant, safe deposit, fitness club, hairdresser, business facilities, computer facilities, internet access, disabled access, 24-hour room service and air conditioning.
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