Who says money doesn’t buy happiness. In Sydney, Australia that motto couldn’t hold more true. When it comes to the life of luxury, there is no better place to go in Australia to enjoy five star accommodations while taking in the sites of this beautiful city. From luxurious spas on rooftop balconies to hotels offering prominent entrance into private nightlife venues and restaurants, there is a reason why living the luxury lifestyle can come at a price.
Sydney is one of the largest metropolitan cities in the world, built around a world class harbour that gives stunning views all around the city. Hotels were quick to pop up due to all the tourist attractions and in order to make sure they were on top of everyone’s list they went all out to make sure visitors would talk about them for the rest of their lives. Don’t get us wrong when we say to stay at a 5 star luxury hotel won’t come without a price tag, but if you can afford it, it’s worth every penny.
Here is a top 10 list of our favorite 5 star luxury hotels in Sydney.
1. Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Located in downtown Sydney right on the harbor, Ovolo Woolloomooloo features all the luxury accommodations and amenities you’d want in a 5 star hotel. Situated next to the Royal Botanical Gardens, you are minutes from several tourist attractions such as the Sydney Opera House. Inside this historical hotel you’ll be treated like royalty with personal concierge service, valet parking and laundry, and in-room massages.
As you enjoy your stay at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, you’ll sleep like a baby in luxurious bed sheets while enjoying a free mini-bar / cocktail bar, Wi-Fi, great views of the harbour, and a 24 hour state of the art equipment center and indoor pool. All rooms have been furnished with top of the line modern amenities and there are options from private rooms to split level loft suites. Even when you check in you’ll be given a personal iPad and goody bag of treats. Talk about world class.
Ovolo Woolloomooloo has a great bar called the Lo Lounge which is perfect for an evening cocktail while playing pool or enjoying some retro video games. Many guests come here to mingle and continue the festivities well into the night. In the morning you can head back down for a morning coffee and get ready to take on Sydney in style.
24-hour room service
Price: ~$317/ night
2. Park Hyatt Sydney
If it’s scenery you are looking for, the Park Hyatt in Sydney has some of the best views in town. Located right on the Harbour, you are right next to the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Botanical Gardens, and Circular Quay. It’s truly right in the heart of everything and easily makes our top 10 list on best hotels to stay in when you visit Australia.
Recently Park Hyatt has done some extreme renovations to make it the 5 star luxury hotel it is today. Every room has floor to ceiling windows with a private balcony overlooking the harbour. You can enjoy fine local dining, a personal day spa treatment, and luxury bedding while you stay in Sydney. It’s truly a getaway when you want to relax while enjoying world class amenities.
The rooms are the best part of the Park Hyatt, with several options to choose from.
– City Harbour – Upscale roomes with modern furnishings, a rain shower, private balcony, and private or open floor concept.
– City Harbour Deluxe – Added room space with up to 800sq ft. and two private balconies
– Cove Suite – All the amenities as the City Harbour but with separate living quarters and views of the Harbor, Circular Quay, and Skyline
– Quay Suite – Over 1200 sq ft. with three balconies
– Rooftop Suite – Private outdoor terrace with a dining and kitchen area
– Harbour Suite – 1500+ sq ft. with 4 balconies and some scenic views of the Sydney Opera House
– Opera Suite – With dining for up to 8 people and 6 private balconies.
– Sydney Suite – When it comes to luxury, this is the suite to have. With over 3800 sq ft. you get your own private terrace with 360 degree views of Sydney. Inside you have a state of the art kitchen and a master bedroom with a sauna and steam room.
Price: ~$835/ night
3. Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
Towering above all other buildings, the Shangri-La Hotel has some of the best views of Sydney, Australia. As a five star luxurious hotel, you’ll be instantly spoiled as you are pampered from the moment you walk in until the day you check out.
Located in the Rocks district, you are only a few minute walk to shopping and the Sydney Opera House. Inside the luxury hotel you can put on your bathrobe and slippers as you relax after a long day of site seeing. Other amenities include a private spa, sauna, hot tub, and a large range of spa and massage treatments. Their restaurant, Altitude, is award winning and features some local favorites to go along with their Blue bar for evening cocktails with their elite mixologists.
Price: ~$289/ night
4. Four Seasons Sydney
Another five star luxury hotel located in the Rocks district is the Four Seasons. With beautiful scenic views of Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House, tourists from all over the world love coming to this hotel for the amenities and reasonable prices.
All rooms at Four Seasons have modern furniture and include TVs, Wi-FI, toiletries, and plush slippers. You can also enjoy their 24 hour fitness center, largest heated outdoor swimming pool, wellness center, sauna, and spa.
For food they have a world class restaurant known as Mode Kitchen and Bar which offers authentic Australian local cuisine. For nigh time check out the grain bar for some local craft beers or cocktails.
Price: ~$184/ night
5. The Langham, Sydney
Darling Harbor is popular destination for visitors to hang up their boots and enjoy a good night stay at a luxury five star hotel. One of our favorite places in Darling Harbor is the Langham. With some of the best luxurious amenities and accommodations in the area, they also boast some of the best views of the bay.
The Langham is almost like a resort with everything you can do there. Some of it’s more popular features are it’s day spas, sauna, swimming pool (that has stars on the ceiling to give you a feel of relaxing under the midnight sky), golf, and tennis courts. Inside you will be pampered with marble bathrooms, flat screen TVs, and balconies that give panoramic views of the city. This makes it the perfect place for the avid adventurer or person who enjoys a good day on yacht. The Langham even has discrete checkin and checkout to avoid being seen.
One of the best features of the Langham is the location. You are minutes way from shopping in the rock district and activities to do throughout Sydney.
Price: ~$300/ night
6. Primus Hotel Sydney
Located more in the business district of Sydney near Darling Harbor, Primus Hotel offers all the luxury amenities one could want. With over 170 rooms, each one offers minibars, Wi-Fi, bathrobes and slippers, newspaper, and 24 hour room service. The Wilmot restaurant also features breakfast, lunch, and dinner with local fresh cuisine.
For those traveling for business, the Primus Hotel does have a great business centre and meeting rooms. After a hard days work, relax in their outdoor swimming pool with a swim up bar or burn off some extra energy in their stat of the art equipment center. If you feel like leaving the hotel, you are only a few minutes away from Hyde Park, Galleries, and the Capitol Theater.
Price: ~$123/ night
7. The Old Clare
If you want to be taken back into historic times while still enjoying the luxury life, The Old Clare is the best hotel for you. Located in Chippendale near the business district, this once pub has been transformed into a beautiful boutique hotel. All 62 rooms have historical pieces and handcrafted items to go along with more modern amenities. Luxurious bedding and linens will fight you to get out of bed while you enjoy an expresso machine, flat screen TV, minibar, bathrobe, and slippers. The Old Clare also offers private in-room massages for those who want to be pampered all day.
One of the best features of this five star hotel is their rooftop pool that gives beautiful views of Sydney. Enjoy a beer or cocktail as you sit back and relax on their terrace and get a luxury experience on why Sydney is so special. There are also 3 restaurants you can choose from while staying at The Old Clare, each with their own style of cuisine.
This once bar and brewery has kept all the industrial charm, while renovating it to accommodate tourists looking for the luxury lifestyle. You are also only minutes away from Sydney where you can take in the sites, go shopping, or enjoy local restaurants and cafes.
Price: ~$153/ night
8. Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
For some of the best scenic views of the Harbor, Pullman Quay Grand in Sydney is second to none. Only minutes away from Circular Quay, Royal Botanical Gardens, and Opera House, this luxury hotel was built for the tourist to take in the sites before exploring the city. Each room or apartment is decked out with private kitchens and dining areas making it ideal for families visiting. With floor to ceiling windows, you can step out onto your private balcony that overlooks the harbor and at nighttime makes it a spectacular site.
Some amenities of Pullman Quay Grand include a spa, sauna, indoor pool, and exercise room. They also have a restaurant and bar that offer modern local cuisine and Cuban style cocktails. The reason that makes this luxurious five star hotel so great is the location to everything you’ll want to do and see while in Sydney.
Price: ~$229/ night
9. InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
For another 5 star hotel choice, the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay is the perfect place to stay if you want to enjoy some good views of the bay while being pampered in luxury. They offer several seaside accommodations including a beautiful rooftop bar and pool to spend the perfect evening relaxing. The hotel has a more modern decor and upscale rooms for you to enjoy. Each one comes with a flat screen TV, private bathrooms, tea and coffee, and private balconies to view the city. Some amenities include a 24 hour gym, day spa, executive lounge, and 24 hour room service.
Location is what makes InterContinental Sydney Double Bay so enjoyable. They are minutes from shopping, boutiques, and harbour beaches for a perfect day in the city. You can also enjoy their fine dining restaurant or rooftop bar.
Price: ~$183/ night
10. Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
As the largest hotel in Sydney, the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbor is the perfect 5 start luxury hotel to stay in when visiting Australia. You can get some of the most iconic and scenic views of the cities skyline while taking in luxurious amenities and accommodations including the rooftop infinity pool.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbor is in the perfect location for visitors who want to be close to restaurants, shopping, and things to do in the area without having to hop in a car. You are close to the Sydney Opera House, Harbor Bridge, Botanical Gardens, and more.
Inside the rooms, you can enjoy luxury furnishings including private bathrooms, flat screen tvs, and a personal balcony that overlooks the harbor. When you aren’t in your room, you can get a quick workout at their modern equipment center, take a dip in their pool, or stop by their fine dining restaurant. For late night festivities the hotel has 3 bars to choose from that will cap off the perfect day in Sydney.
Price: ~$194/ night