Luxury Hotel Review: The Park Hyatt, Sydney

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 For nearly three decades, the Park Hyatt Sydney has been regarded as one of the best hotels in Australia for a romantic getaway. And those jaw-dropping views are only part of its appeal.

  • Location: On the Sydney Harbour waterfront in The Rocks, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • Accommodations: The hotel has an impressive lineup of 155 spacious guest rooms and suites, which are more residential-meets city-chic than traditional hotel room in style. Even the most basic room is large at 40 square meters, and overall the interiors have a natural decor with colours including rich chocolate, cream and beige. Rooms also have luxurious custom furnishings and fittings, naturally-textured fabrics, plush carpets, designer lighting and specially commissioned art by prominent Australian artists.
  • Dining options: Besides 24-hour room service, The Living Room is something of a hub for the Park Hyatt Sydney, a luxurious but smart-casual venue blessed with outstanding views. This is where you can get breakfast, and enjoy all-day dining until late. The Bar is a more intimate venue which serves drinks and snacks from midday until late, while the hotel’s signature restaurant is simply called The Dining Room. With its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the harbour and the Opera House, it’s the perfect venue for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, and to experience the fresh produce of the Australian-inspired menu.
  • What else is there: The hotel has a stylish and exclusive rooftop pool with sweeping views of the harbour, and which is open year-round; it’s even heated during the autumn and winter months for guests’ convenience. Also on site is a fully equipped gym, business services should you need them, and the Spa at The Park Hyatt for some pampering. 
  • What’s nearby: Located in the historic The Rocks area, the Park Hyatt Sydney is walking distance to the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Sydney Opera House, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. For sightseeing further afield, the ferries of Circular Quay and the train station are both nearby.
  • Why go: Besides its coveted address in the Rocks, sitting between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, this hotel truly has it all and is the quintessential Sydney romantic getaway experience. It has fantastic views coupled with spacious and stylish accommodations which capture and complement the beauty of the harbour city.

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The Space

Tell people in the know that you’re staying at the Park Hyatt Sydney and you’ll get envious looks. It’s unarguably Sydney’s best hotel, and undoubtedly one of the nicest Park Hyatt properties in the world. Arriving by taxi in the late morning gives you a taste of what’s to come; the entrance is just off Hickson Road, below the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. We were immediately welcomed, and in a stroke of luck our room was ready ahead of time - so no waiting. I'm a visitor to Sydney these days, and get to see the city and my old haunts with fresh eyes as a result. The Park Hyatt still had that wow factor. It has been wowing guests for nearly 30 years, closing entirely in 2011 for the better part of a year to undergo a huge renovation with every aspect of iconic property was transformed. It has just four winding floors, with most of the guest rooms located on levels one through three, and level four reserved for a few suites and the rooftop pool.

Where We Stayed

Our room for two nights was a King Bed with Opera View Premium Room, which ticked all the boxes for a comfortable and romantic Sydney short stay. This room category is located at the very northern end of the hotel, boasting 75 square metres of space and two private balconies. The Sydney Opera House was so close you could almost touch it. The decor was simple and chic, with lots of warm colours including rich chocolate, warm wood, plush beige carpets, and cream and earth toned plush furniture. The room had a large entryway which lead to a large, open plan area which was home to the living and sleeping areas. The bed was huge, with crisp white sheets, and the sitting area consisted of a romantic two-seat couch, an easy chair and a marble topped coffee table. Amenities included a huge wall mounted TV, a Bose music system, a Nespresso coffee machine, and a decent sized safe for your valuables. This room would be ideal for a longer stay, thanks to a small dining table with two chairs with a view, and a layout which separated the sleeping area from the sitting area. In truth it’s more like a junior suite than a hotel room. The room has an “open bathroom” adorned in marble, so you can enjoy the views while you take a bath, but there’s a sliding wood panel between the bathroom and the bedroom, so you can make it as private or open as you wish. And the toilet is located in a completely separate room close to the room’s entrance. And don’t forget the luxurious Le Labo Bergamote 22 toiletries - heaven. Loves 

  • The location which can’t be beaten for views and convenience.
  • The rooftop pool, which is a wonderful place to relax and take in the bustling harbour scenery.
  • The attention to detail throughout, and the attentive staff.
  • The private balconies in our room - one near the dining table, and one near the bed - with outdoor seating and those stunning views.

Insider Tips  

  • If stay in this room, or you’re in a suite, make sure you splash out on room service at least once. The views of the Opera House are unbeatable.

The Details

The Park Hyatt Sydney is located at 7 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney, 


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  • 5
    My Dream

    Posted by Amanda Chan on 10th Feb 2020

    NYE staying here with my lover, watching the fireworks with a bottle of Dom, nibbles including dream for 2020!

  • 5
    Amazing Hotel

    Posted by Trudy Z on 3rd Feb 2020

    I go to Sydney a couple of times a year to see friends and while I don't stay here I have had the high tea which is fabulous, especially with those views. One of my favourite things to do in Sydney is the markets....but forget the Rocks or Paddy's the best by far is Paddington for everything, and Rozelle if you are looking for collectibles. There's always places for great coffee and a nice lunch nearby too!

  • 4
    Expensive But Great

    Posted by Sid & Joan on 3rd Feb 2020

    Stayed here for NYE before the big renovation and it was hard to beat but so expensive.