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Park Hyatt Sydney
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Sydney has a wide variety of all brands of hotels, and when we were deciding where to stay for our trip, we looked at all the usual suspects and brands in the area – Four Seasons, Shangri-La, etc, as well as a variety of recommended boutique hotels (which unfortunately for cranky us, all seemed to be above nightclubs). Over and over again though, we were told the best hotel in Sydney by a wide margin, was the Park Hyatt Sydney. So when we touched down in Sydney in the early morning, that was where we were headed!
One of the frequently mentioned details about Park Hyatt is its amazing location in Sydney – right on the waterfront, with views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. This was our first look at the hotel.
The lobby lounge area on the first floor was brightly lit with huge windows to show off the view. In the morning there were always some juices, coffee and pastries set up in the lounge – I assume that this was to provide a small complimentary breakfast to all guests.
We were quickly taken to our room, where check-in was performed in the room (always preferred). We were in an Opera View Deluxe room, which I’d highly recommend. Lots of light, and very bright.
The mini bar was nicely tucked away behind a door – I thought it was quite a pretty way to integrate it. I was especially happy to see a fully functioning kettle (metal, not plastic, which drives me crazy to see) and a teapot as well. And of course there was complimentary Nespresso!
The room was quite bright so we had the sheer shades pulled down (there was another set of blackout shades used for when we went to sleep). But right outside was this spectacular view of Sydney Opera House, which you could also enjoy from an outdoor balcony! Continue Reading