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Best Sydney Luxury Hotels

Primus Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
339 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW
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AU$195
per night
23 Dec. - 24 Dec.
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,567 reviews)

"the Hotel was very central to everything that we required during our stay"…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2019

Primus Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW
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AU$295
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
4.6/5Wonderful! (4,109 reviews)

"Location and customer service. It was located in a very premium spot and the staff were so willing to help and very nice"…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2019

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
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AU$239
per night
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,746 reviews)

"Great location , great staff, room very comfortable And clean"…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney
5 out of 5
80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, NSW
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AU$245
per night
17 Dec. - 18 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,138 reviews)

"The whole check in and room with check out was amazing. The room was perfect, the only bad thing was the view which was a construction site, as I paid for a harbour view."…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2019

The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney
The Langham, Sydney
5 out of 5
89-113 Kent Street, Millers Point, NSW
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AU$376
per night
8 Jan. - 9 Jan.
4.8/5Exceptional! (1,554 reviews)

"The facility itself was lovely and in a great neighborhood, walking distance from everything but not touristy. The room was huge with a deck which provided city and harbor views. What made it exceptional was the staff, in particular the concierges and restaurant staff. (Thanks especially to Gary, ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2019

The Langham, Sydney
InterContinental Sydney
5 out of 5
117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$229
per night
23 Dec. - 24 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,089 reviews)

"Convenient location, close to Harbour, Sydney opera, botanical gardens and commercial area."…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2019

InterContinental Sydney
Swissotel Sydney
5 out of 5
68 Market Street, Sydney, NSW
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AU$219
per night
6 Jan. - 7 Jan.
4.6/5Wonderful! (4,538 reviews)

"Room was spacious and clean, though could have used free wi-fi. Parking outside the hotel to checkin is a nightmare."…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2019

Swissotel Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
AU$220
per night
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.
4.6/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)

"Loved the atrium, the blend of old and new and the fantastic location.Bed so comfortable and the bath...!! I can't wait to find an excuse to return!!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2019

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
5 out of 5
161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW
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AU$209
per night
20 Dec. - 21 Dec.
4.6/5Wonderful! (3,361 reviews)

"Sparkling clean, close to shops. Food is very good, and the spa/gym are ok."…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov. 2019

Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
5 out of 5
11 Jamison Street, Sydney, NSW
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AU$188
per night
22 Dec. - 23 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,783 reviews)

"Loved the full sized separate bath although the bed was too soft for our liking."…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2019

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Meriton Suites Mascot Central
5 out of 5
8 Jackson Drive, Corner of Kent Rd and Jackson Dr, Mascot, NSW
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AU$97
per night
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,634 reviews)

"Nice and clean with helpful and friendly staff. The only thing we were disappointed about was having two single beds instead of a king size which for a night out for my partner and I without kids was a bit disappointing.."…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec. 2019

Meriton Suites Mascot Central
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
5 out of 5
93 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW
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AU$203
per night
23 Dec. - 24 Dec.
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,362 reviews)

"Great hotel, old world charm, wonderful staff, lovely comfortable room, great location"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2019

Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
The Grace Hotel
4.5 out of 5
77 York Street, Sydney, NSW
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AU$189
per night
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.
4.5/5Wonderful! (4,302 reviews)

"It is a beautiful property, located in the heart of the CBD, with friendly helpful staff. Th breakfast buffet was the best we experienced while in Australia."…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2019

The Grace Hotel
The Tank Stream
4.5 out of 5
97-99 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW
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AU$177
per night
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.
4.3/5Excellent! (2,548 reviews)

"The hotel staff were wonderful. friendly, polite and very accommodating. Hotel was very centrally located, clean and easy to get to. The room was spacious enough for two people."…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov. 2019

The Tank Stream
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
27 O'Connell Street, Sydney, NSW
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AU$212
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
4.6/5Exceptional! (3,241 reviews)

"Gret location, extremely friendly and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2019

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
QT Sydney
5 out of 5
49 Market Street, Sydney, NSW
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AU$213
per night
24 Dec. - 25 Dec.
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,536 reviews)

"Such a cool place to stay. Loved everything about it."…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2019

QT Sydney
Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
8 Arrival Court, Sydney International Airport, Mascot, NSW
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AU$169
per night
24 Dec. - 25 Dec.
4.4/5Excellent! (6,910 reviews)

"Overall very pleasant stay. Very clean, modern, with great amenities. Helpful staff, location is top notch if you are staying to catch an early flight in the morning. Very good"…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2019

Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel
Zara Tower - Luxury Suites and Apartments
4.5 out of 5
61-65 Wentworth Ave, Sydney, NSW
AU$223
per night
9 Dec. - 10 Dec.
4.6/5Wonderful! (768 reviews)

"Modern. Clean. Fully-functioning amenities. Helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2019

Zara Tower - Luxury Suites and Apartments
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Sydney Luxury Hotel & Resort Guide

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The capital city is known for its iconic skyline, numerous attractions, and miles of pristine coastline. You can find Sydney luxury hotels in most of the city’s diverse neighbourhoods, from the harbourfront Circular Quay to the outdoor lover’s paradise of Surry Hills. Theatre buffs have plenty of options along the harbour, including the Sydney Lyric Theatre and the world-famous Opera House. Across Farm Cove, you can enjoy fine dining and an outdoor film at St. George OpenAir Cinema. After a full day of exploration, Sydney luxury hotels are the perfect place to relax and recharge.

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What is a luxury hotel?

 

Luxury hotels deliver the highest standards in service, facilities, dining, and accommodation. On Expedia, you’ll find luxury hotels with 4.5-star and 5-star ratings. These are the highest possible official hotel ratings. These hotels earned their ratings and recognized status, by maintaining world-class amenities and amazing guest services with consistency.

The luxurious experience at these hotels should be seamless from the lobby through to the guest rooms -- welcoming common spaces, efficient check-in, opulent furnishings, premium bedding, efficient housekeeping. You’ll often find great recreational amenities on-site as well, some of which operate 24-hours.

 

What can I expect from a 5-star Sydney hotel?

 

Sydney luxury hotels are committed to delivering the high standard of excellence guests expect. Stay 5-star and you can rely on impeccable service, well-appointed guest rooms, superior facilities and enhanced design. Guests may also enjoy thoughtful touches such as a welcome gift or personalized service.

In general, you can expect to experience a smooth welcome, room exactly as booked (including any pre-arranged requests), dreamy bedding, luxury bath, modern in-room amenities, complimentary items, outstanding breakfast and dining, efficient staff. knowledgeable concierge and world-class recreational facilities. Additional services may be available upon request.

Though each Sydney hotel has its own style, some things that usually make an appearance are:

✓ 24-hour front desk

✓ In-room: Flat-screen TV, desk, free Wi-Fi.

✓ In-room: Complimentary bottled water. Coffee and tea facilities, mini fridge, snacks.

✓ In-room: Bathrobes, complimentary toiletries.

✓ Nightly turn-down service. 24-hour room service.

✓ Outstanding breakfast and dining.

✓ Great amenities such as swimming pool, spa or sauna, 24-hour fitness center.

✓ Services such as laundry, babysitting, pet-sitting, knowledgeable concierge

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.

 

What is the difference between a Sydney 4-star and 5-star hotel?

 

They both offer high standards of service, upscale furnishings, and a variety of amenities.Sydney 5-star hotels will have more lavish design and furnishings, impeccable first-class service, and even more amenities. For instance, you might find a really opulent lobby, spectacular swimming pools, in-room hot tubs, more guest suites, 24-hour room service and world-class dining.

Staff at a 5-star property are also more likely to offer personalized service, thoughtful touches such as a welcome note or gift, and cater to special requests.

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.

 

Is there a 6-star hotel?

 

Yes, there are 6-star and 7-star hotels -- but only unofficially. The maximum official rating recognized globally is 5-star.

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab was the first to be described as a 7-star hotel, and several more have followed since. There are just a handful of hotels in the world that have been loosely classed as 6-star or 7-star, and its easy to see why -- they go all out for luxury, opulence and such unique extravagances that 5-star doesn’t suffice. The term was coined as a superlative rather than an actual rating. It’s meant to signify the extreme glitz that takes these hotels over the 5-star mark, so they usually skip 6 and sit at 7-stars.

At each one, privacy is paramount and you’re treated like royalty. Think helicopter transfers, 24-hour butler service, personal attendants, gold-plate everywhere and a fleet of luxury cars. Maybe even yachts!

 

What is a luxury hotel chain?

 

A hotel chain refers to several hotels operating under the same umbrella brand.

You know what you’re getting when you stay at a luxury hotel chain. No matter where you are in the world, the brand stays true to form. Guests can comfortably expect a familiar experience at each property. As the large hotel chains can be found in many cities, they are a popular choice for many travellers.

Some of the most well-known luxury hotel chains are Hilton, Four Seasons, Marriot, Starwood, Ritz-Carlton, Intercontinental, Hyatt, Wydnham and Shangri-La.

 

Is a boutique hotel the same as a luxury hotel?

 

Some boutiques are classed as luxury hotels, while others are not. It depends on the standard of the accommodation.

Many boutiques are designed to cater for high-end customers, who want to stay in an independent hotel that offer the 4-star or 5-star amenities they would expect in a luxury chain hotel. Where the décor, amenities and standard of service is akin to that of an upmarket hotel, a boutique can legitimately be classed as luxury.

 

Is superior or deluxe room better?

 

This is very hotel-dependent as there isn’t a strict benchmark. One Sydney hotel may use ‘superior’ where another might use ‘deluxe’ for the same definition of features.

To some extent it also depends what you consider ‘better’, as the rooms might be identical with the only difference being lower vs higher floors, or garden vs street view. When you’re searching Expedia for your accommodation, take a moment to scroll through each room’s description and pictures to compare and find the best option for you. You can also read guest reviews for room recommendations.

 

Do Sydney hotels charge for bathrobes?

 

Yes. Bathrobes in your Sydney hotel room are free to use during your stay, but you cannot take them home. You may however be able to purchase a new bathrobe from the front desk or gift shop.

 

Is the minibar in my Sydney hotel room free?

 

Hotel minibars are usually chargeable per item. They are rarely free. Some hotels only charge for alcoholic drinks in the minibar and the soft drinks are free.

There may be some rare hotels that do indeed offer a free minibar. If this isn’t clearly indicated anywhere in your Sydney hotel, you can assume everything is chargeable.

The exception to this rule, is all-inclusive hotels and resorts, where the minibar may be included in the price.

 

How do I choose a good luxury hotel in Sydney?

 

Luxury comes in many flavours. Some luxury hotel features guests love are:

✓ Swimming pools

✓ Free airport shuttle

✓ Full on-site spa

✓ Breakfast included

✓ In-room hot tubs

✓ Great restaurant

 

To find your ideal Sydney luxury hotel on Expedia, start by choosing your destination and dates, enter to search, then use the filters to narrow down the selection to hotels. You can filter by budget, 4-star or 5-star properties, and in-room and on-site amenities -- so if you want a pool and spa, tick those boxes in the left-hand menu. If ocean view and a hot tub are more your thing, select those.

You can also sort all available hotels in Sydney to see the best deals first, or highest guest ratings. Read the guest reviews to find out what fellow travellers loved.