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Pier One Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia
Once a humble wharf building, this upmarket hotel provides a front-row seat to the action on Sydney Harbour. Many of the guest rooms sit just above water level giving a unique, up-close view of the boats criss-crossing the harbour. It sits at the base of the iconic harbour bridge, within walking distance of the city centre and the ferry terminal at Circular Quay. Some characterful features from its wharf days remain, and the 189 rooms and suites are individually decorated so the accommodation doesn't lack personality the way a lot of large hotels do. With a fancy bar, waterfront restaurant, and some of the best harbour-view accommodation in the city, this is a luxurious base from which to explore Sydney.
We love catching the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly for some time out on the water, then relaxing on Manly Beach.
The hotel is beneath the harbour bridge, within walking distance of Circular Quay, the Opera House and the Botanic Gardens.
By plane: flights to Sydney from London take around 24 hours with a stop in Dubai or Darwin. The hotel is a 30-minute drive from the airport. skyscanner.com
Style & Character
Perfect for anyone looking for somewhere special to stay in Sydney. The romance factor is high in the suites - no wonder they offer proposal packages. If you can't stretch to a room with balcony, there are plenty of waterside spots to sit and enjoy the view.
Service & Facilities
Enjoy drinks and light bites, like local oysters, on the comfy chairs on the pier with stunning water views.
- Free Wi-Fi
The Admiral Suite is hard to beat. Floor-to-ceiling windows give breathtaking views of the harbour, even from the bed and bath. Sleek décor, soft cotton bathrobes, Nespresso coffee machines and stunning views mean you won't want to leave your room.
Partial Waterview Room, Waterview Room, Bridge View Room, Heritage Room, Heritage Deluxe Room, Harbour View Suite, Admiral Suite, Walsh Bay Suite, Hickson Suite, Opera Bridge Suite, Vice Admiral Suite, Harbour Bridge Suite, Water View Bridge Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bath or shower, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
We love cocktails at industrial chic Bar One, watching the sunset from the waterside terrace - does it get any better than this? Try the Moreton Bay bugs (AKA Balmain bugs) - a uniquely Aussie speciality similar to a lobster.
The Gantry: seasonal menus, Australian cuisine. Mains include Yellowfin tuna and Wagyu beef. Open Fri-Sun for lunch and dinner and Thurs for dinner. Set menu from AUD85.
Bar One: cocktails, sharing platters, salads, burgers. Plates from AUD10. Open Sun-Thurs 11am-9.30pm, Fri & Sat 11am-10.45pm.