There are very few hotels in Sydney actually situated on the water’s edge, but the Park Hyatt is one of them, in the perfect position in the shadow of the Harbour Bridge in the popular Rocks area, with views straight across to the Opera House.
Prime position comes with a prime price tag, with standard rooms rarely below $860 (approx £720) per night, and the Sydney Suite an eye watering $50,000 per night, with a minimum 6 night stay for any of the suites over the New Year period. The hotel is very popular with couples from the UK.
Rooms and suites
Rooms of any grade in this luxury hotel are all you would expect them to be, and more. With the exception of nine rooms with views over the park, rooms and suites have sweeping views of the Harbour with floor to ceiling windows and patio doors leading to a private balcony.
The bathrooms are open plan into the bedrooms, with a retractable screen between, and views of the Harbour from the bathtub. Although the majority of guests are from the UK or USA, the hotel has acknowledged the numerous Japanese guests by fitting high tech toilets to all rooms.
In keeping with the “home from home” atmosphere that the hotel strives to achieve, desks have been replaced with dining tables in all the rooms, and guests are encouraged to enjoy in-room dining. The hotel offers 24 hour room service from its restaurant and has round the clock butler service for all room grades to set up the table for dinner and clear away afterwards.
There are 6 grades of suites, the most exclusive being on the 4th floor with a private corridor.
Pool and Spa
The rooftop pool viewed from the bridge
There is a small pool with loungers and poolside cabanas in a stunning position on the hotel’s roof giving great views of the Harbour and walkers embarking on the BridgeClimb on the adjacent Bridge.
The Spa is a recent and very popular addition to the hotel and offers a range of treatments using results-focused Kirstin Florian products as well as an organic range produced locally in the Blue Mountains by a husband and wife team. Non-residents booking treatments of 90 minutes or more can enjoy use of the hotel’s pool and steam room for the day.
Restaurants and bars
Chef’s Tasting Table
In addition to in-room dining, which is actively encouraged, the Park Hyatt has a traditional bar, a light and bright dining room and a popular glass fronted lounge above the harbour-side promenade area for teas and informal dining with great views across the water.
There is a separate “Guest House” with its own bar and dining rooms for private functions and weddings as well as two smaller, but adjoining, function rooms.
The promenade in front of the Park Hyatt
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