Right in the heart of Sydney, in the historic Rocks district and opposite the Sydney Observatory sits The Observatory Hotel. As Australia’s most awarded hotel, this property offers boutique luxury and personalized service that is unsurpassed. The fact that it is only a short walk from everything you want to see in Sydney makes the Observatory Hotel the perfect base for your stay in Sydney. Each of the 100 rooms overlook Observatory Hill or Walsh Bay and leave guests feeling as if they’re not staying in a hotel but in an elegant 19th century Australian mansion. If you appreciate antiques, astronomy, or anything resembling the colonial era, the Observatory Hotel is for you. There is a colonial ambiance about the hotel, especially in the restaurant, where antique decor, leather-bound-first-edition books and deep leather arm chairs make you feel like the member of a private club.
The hotel also has extensive spa facilities and a 65-foot lap pool that sits under a fiber-optic domed roof that is a recreation of the Southern Hemisphere night sky. They give the idea of “swimming under the stars” a whole new meaning… Insider Tip: Go to the Sydney Observatory, just across the street, and have a star named after you!