Gay Sydney – Luxury Hotels

Looking to be pampered down under?  No problem.  Sydney, the gay capital of the Southern Hemisphere, has an excellent selection of luxury hotels.

Our hotel recommendations are sorted by area:

City Center

near all the major sights and just a short walk from Oxford Street

The Rocks, Circular Quay to Woolloomooloo

amazing hotels with iconic harbour views

Darlinghurst & Surry Hills

upmarket area close to the gay scene

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city center

These hotels are located in the very center of Sydney, close to the shops, The Rocks and Darling Harbour.  Most of our recommendations are just a short walk from the gay nightlife in and around Oxford Street.

Fraser Suites Apartments Sydney
Apartment style.
Fraser Suites Sydney
Fraser Suites Sydney
Fraser Suites Sydney
Fraser Suites Sydney

Fraser Suites Sydney5 stars

488 Kent Street | map

Why this hotel: Apartment style. Excellent gym. Walk to Darling Harbour.

Fraser Suites Sydney is located within a 42-level tower in the city’s shopping district and just a short distance from Darling Harbour.

A choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom furnished apartments are offered.  Apartment facilities include a designer kitchen (refrigerator, kettle, microwave, laundry facilities, etc.), modern bathrooms, comfortable beds and a living space that features a 32″ LCD TV with cable channels and free WiFi.  The higher floors have jaw-dropping city views.

Some rates include a buffet breakfast served in the Mezzanine Lounge.  There is a gym with cardiovascular and resistance machines, free weights, a heated 20-metre indoor pool, spa and sauna.

Sydney City Steam, the city’s busiest 24-hour sauna is literally just around the corner, and the Oxford Street nightlife is less than a 15-minute walk away.

Features: bedroom, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi (卧室, 游泳池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 02-15-2014

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  1. “Bit of a late review. We actually stayed a the Fraser Suites twice last year just before and after Mardi-gras. Both times we had a high floor (39th), but the view is island and the city - you can only just see a little...”

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Pullman Sydney Hyde Park Hotel
Near Oxford Street.
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park5 stars

36 College Street | map

Why this hotel: Near Oxford Street. Rooftop pool. Hyde Park views.

Formerly Sydney Marriott, the Pullman Sydney is located in the heart of the city, overlooking Hyde Park, minutes from Sydney Harbour and a few blocks from the gay bars and clubs on Oxford Street.

All 241 rooms offer all the facilities that you would expect from a 5-star hotel along with great views with lots of natural light.  It is also one of the few that offers free WiFi.  We particularly like the rooftop swimming pool.  There is also a relatively small gym, spa and sauna.

Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 阳台, 温泉池, 健身房) | Updated: 02-15-2014

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Establishment Hotel
Award winner.
Establishment Hotel
Establishment Hotel
Establishment Hotel
Establishment Hotel

Establishment Hotel5 stars

5 Bridge Lane | map

Why this hotel: Award winner. Tasteful design. Near Circular Quay Ferry.

Nominated “One of the 25 Hot New Places to Stay in the World” by Conde Nast.  This luxury boutique hotel offers just 31 totally chic rooms equipped with an iPad, an Apple TV, DVD player, BOSE sound system and yes, even free WiFi.  The gorgeous bathrooms feature Bvlgari toiletries.

Establishment has 5 restaurants including the multiple award-winning Three Chef Hats which was recently voted one of the world’s top fine dining venues.  Fabulous choice of bars, too.

The hotel is close to The Rocks and a 10-minute walk from the Sydney Opera House.  Catch a taxi and you can be sitting in at The Gay Bar on Oxford Street in 10 minutes.

Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 02-15-2014

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Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel
Popular choice.
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth5 stars

61-101 Phillip Street | map

Why this hotel: Popular choice. Walk to Circular Quay & Opera House.

Whilst it is true to say that the Sofitel Wentworth is one of the older 5-star hotels in Sydney, it is still very much worth considering if you want to be the heart of the Central Business District.

The rooms, though smaller than in some other luxury hotels, are very comfortable and feature the excellent Sofitel ‘My Bed’.

The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Circular Quay, overlooking Sydney Harbour.  The famous Sydney Opera House is 15 minutes’ walk away.

Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access, massage, sun terrace, gym (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 互联网, 按摩, 阳台, 健身房) | Updated: 02-15-2014

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Meriton Serviced Apartments
Convenient location.
Meriton Serviced Apartments – Campbell Street
Meriton Serviced Apartments – Campbell Street
Meriton Serviced Apartments – Campbell Street
Meriton Serviced Apartments – Campbell Street

Meriton Serviced Apartments – Campbell Street5 stars

6-10 Campbell Street | map

Why this hotel: Convenient location. Excellent gym & pool.

Newly opened and surprisingly affordable luxury aparthotel in Sydney.  Meriton offers a range of studios and 1-bedroom serviced apartments, most with a full-sized kitchen (including fridge, microwave, washer & dryer) and large living area with a LCD TV, DVD player and high-speed internet (for a surcharge).

Guests have the use of a 20-metre indoor heated lap pool, jacuzzi, sauna and gym.  Location-wise, the Meriton is opposite Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, right by Chinatown with numerous dining options, and minutes away from the gay scene in Darlinghurst.

Features: bedroom, swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, free wi-fi (卧室, 游泳池, 桑拿, 温泉池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-26-2013

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Hilton Sydney
Fantastic gym.
Hilton Sydney
Hilton Sydney
Hilton Sydney
Hilton Sydney

Hilton Sydney5 stars

488 George Street | map

Why this hotel: Fantastic gym. Fine dining. Walk to Darling Harbour.

A reliable brand and one of the best.  The Hilton Sydney’s modern guest rooms have a lot packed into a relatively small space.  Larger suites are great if you’re staying for more than a few days.

We particularly like their facilities which include a gym, a 25-metre indoor heated pool, sauna and steam rooms.

The Hilton is conveniently located in the middle of Sydney’s Central Business District, close to many of the best shopping areas and about a 10-minute walk to both The Rocks and the gay scene in Darlinghust.

Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 温泉池, 健身房, 温泉) | Updated: 02-15-2014

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The Rocks, Circular Quay & Woolloomooloo

Some of Sydney’s best luxury hotels are located along the waterfront from Sydney Harbour Bridge to Finger Wharf. Expect to pay a premium for the best views of the harbour and iconic Opera House.

Park Hyatt Sydney
Amazing views.
Park Hyatt Sydney
Park Hyatt Sydney
Park Hyatt Sydney
Park Hyatt Sydney

Park Hyatt Sydney5 stars

7 Hickson Road | map

Why this hotel: Amazing views. Fine dining & bar. On Sydney Harbour.

The redesigned Park Hyatt Sydney is one of the finest hotels in the city, with a price tag to match.

The hotel is located on the very edge of Sydney Harbour, offering amazing views of the city and Opera House.  Rooms are very spacious (the smallest room is 40 m²) and offer cutting-edge luxury at their best.  Expect floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with great waterfront views.

The hotel has a rooftop heated pool, sun deck and loungers from which you can take in views of the city and harbour skyline.  There is a first-class spa and gym.  Even if you are not staying here, it’s worth trying the fabulous high tea in the utterly stylish Dining Room.

Park Hyatt is located in The Rocks, next to Sydney Harbour Bridge.  There is a huge amount to do and see in this area.  The gay scene in Oxford Street can be reached in 15 minutes by taxi.

Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, massage, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 按摩, 温泉池, 健身房, 温泉) | Updated: 02-15-2014

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Shangri-la sydney
In The Rocks area.
Shangri-la Hotel Sydney
Shangri-la Hotel Sydney
Shangri-la Hotel Sydney
Shangri-la Hotel Sydney

Shangri-la Hotel Sydney5 stars

176 Cumberland Street | map

Why this hotel: In The Rocks area. Stunning views. Superb dining.

Sydney’s Shangri-La is perfectly located between the Opera House and the Darling Harbor Bridge.  The hotel’s luxury guest rooms and suites are very spacious (the smallest is 40 m²).  Most have fabulous harbour views and, unusual for a Sydney hotel, WiFi is free.

Both in-house “Altitude” award-winning fine dining restaurant and the “Blu Horizon Bar” offer breathtaking views.

Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sauna, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 游泳池, 按摩, 桑拿, 阳台, 温泉池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 02-15-2014

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The Darling Sydney
City skyline views.
The Darling at The Star
The Darling at The Star
The Darling at The Star
The Darling at The Star

The Darling at The Star5 stars

80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont | map

Why this hotel: City skyline views. Ultra-modern. Superb dining choices.

The Darling shook up the Sydney luxury hotel market when it opened in late 2011.  The accolades were quick to follow. ” Top 60 Best New Hotels” in the World by Condé Nast Traveller.  Winner of the “Best New Hotel Construction and Design 2012″ at the Asia-Pacific International Hotel Awards, Winner of “Best Tech Hotel” at 2012 HM Awards.

Those who have visited The Darling are not surprised.  Each of the 171 rooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open, a signature Darling Bed with a 1,000-spring mattress, 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen and a goose down comforter.  The marble bathrooms have large rain shower heads and exclusive Molton Brown products.

And if you have the cash to flash, then The Darling’s luxuriously appointed casino floor is worth a visit.

Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, spa (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 阳台, 温泉池, 温泉) | Updated: 02-15-2014

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BLUE Sydney
Super stylish.
Blue A Taj Sydney
Blue A Taj Sydney
Blue A Taj Sydney
Blue A Taj Sydney

Blue A Taj Sydney5 stars

6 Cowper Wharf Road | map

Why this hotel: Super stylish. Award-winning bar. Harbour views.

If you like something a bit different, then the Blue could be for you.  This former winner of Condé Nast Traveler ‘Gold List’ is housed in what was a passenger ferry terminal building.  It has been transformed into a rather funky development that’s half a hotel and half apartments.

The rooms feature ultra-modern facilities.  We recommend the Loft Suite which has a mezzanine bedroom and wonderful views over the harbour.  The award-winning Water Bar offers a choice of cocktails and spirits.

Blue A Taj is located on the wharf near the Royal Botanical Gardens and a short walk from the Sydney Opera House.  Potts Point and all its shops and cafés are a short walk away.  You will need to catch a taxi for a 5-10 minute ride to get to Oxford Street for nights out.

Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 按摩, 阳台, 温泉池, 健身房) | Updated: 02-15-2014

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Darlinghurst & Surry Hills

The upmarket and cosmopolitan districts of Darlinghurst and Surry Hills are located to the East of the city center and separated by Oxford Street, home to Sydney’s gay village.  All the hotels listed are within walking distance of Oxford Street and are great bases from which to explore the city.

Sebel Surry Hills Hotel
Great central location.
The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney

The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney5 stars

28 Albion Street | map

Why this hotel: Great central location. Fantastic gym & pool.

The Sebel Surry Hills offers 271 contemporary rooms, along with an interesting lobby that features a glass floor aquarium housing Japanese Koi fish.  The hotel’s location is great for exploring the city, and it is just a minutes from all the gay venues and restaurants on Oxford Street.

Guest rooms are spacious, although we prefer the recently refurbished Deluxe Rooms that feature a very comfortable king-sized bed and sofa area.  WiFi is available for a fee.

The onsite Townhouse Bar & Restaurant serves a range of traditional pub food along with beers on tap and cocktails.  The hotel also has its own 15-metre indoor pool, spa, sauna and gym.

 

Features: bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, sauna, gym, spa (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 桑拿, 健身房, 温泉) | Updated: 02-15-2014

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Adge-Apartments-Hotel-Sydney
Fabulous apartments.
ADGE Apartment Hotel
ADGE Apartment Hotel
ADGE Apartment Hotel
ADGE Apartment Hotel

ADGE Apartment Hotel5 stars

222 Riley Street Surry Hills, Surry Hills, | map

Why this hotel: Fabulous apartments. Close to Oxford Street.

ADGE is located on Riley Street in Surry Hills, just steps away from the Oxford Street gay nightlife, Hyde Park and Sydney’s CBD. This unique boutique apartment hotel offers a collection of two bedroom suites that can sleep four. The styling is bold and a true reflection of urban Sydney living.

Each of the 60 square meter + apartment-suites features an open plan lounge and dining area, smart televisions, free WiFi, a full kitchen with European designer appliances, as well as an internal laundry with washing and drying machines. Popular choice. Book early if you want to stay during peak season.

 

Features: bedroom, free wi-fi (卧室, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 07-28-2014

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Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Walk to Oxford Street.
Adina Apartment Hotel – Crown Street
Adina Apartment Hotel – Crown Street
Adina Apartment Hotel – Crown Street
Adina Apartment Hotel – Crown Street

Adina Apartment Hotel – Crown Street4-5 stars

359 Crown Street | map

Why this hotel: Walk to Oxford Street. Apartment style. Great location.

Stylish, fully serviced luxury apartments just a 5-minute walk away from Oxford Street with easy access to the gay bars and clubs.

The Adina Crown Street offers a selection of one or two-bedroom fully-furnished apartments.  Each has a living and dining area and a fully-equipped kitchen.  Onsite leisure facilities include a swimming pool, gym and sauna. High-speed internet is available for a fee.

The hotel has other locations which include Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney CBD and Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Central.

 

Features: bar, bedroom, internet access, swimming pool, massage, sauna, gym, spa (酒吧, 卧室, 互联网, 游泳池, 按摩, 桑拿, 健身房, 温泉) | Updated: 02-15-2014

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