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Observatory Hotel Sydney

Posted on April 21, 2011 | HotelsNo Comment



Get ready to explore the 19th century feel amidst the modern luxury in the Observatory Hotel Sydney. The name itself suggests that you are certainly to recall some of the astronomical features such as the Globe (it is the bar here), shining night sky (that is the ceiling architecture here), and Galileo (it is the restaurant name here). Although it is named observatory, the guests are not only left observing its beauty, but are also given the chance to remain active by a myriad of entertaining as well as thrilling activities. But despite endless fun and proximity with the hustling Sydney Harbor Bridge, this Orient-Express sanctuary in one of the most expensive cities on the planet is famous for its peaceful ambiance. Besides that, this boutique-style hotel is famous for is Day Spa offering a pampering session, creative gourmet preparations in the most famous Galileo Restaurant, and a high tea in the bar.

The Observatory Hotel Sydney enjoys a central location in the city due to which one can easily start to explore this energetic city’s major attractions such as the Opera House and the Bridge simply by walking for few minutes.

Rooms

There are 96 air-conditioned, non-smoking rooms of which many offer city or harbor vistas. You can expect all the standard facilities as well as services such as DVD player, CD player, pay movies, premium bedding, hypo-allergenic bedding, complimentary newspaper, climate control, phone, voice mail, coffee/tea maker, mini bar, daily housekeeping, hair dryer, complimentary bottled water, designer toiletries, turndown service, private ensuite bathroom, bathrobes, mirror, bathroom phone, in-room massage, separate bathtub and shower, desk, slippers, cribs, cable television service, opening window, welcome amenities, clock radio, cribs, rollaway beds, curtains, iron/ironing board, wired/wireless high-speed Internet access (surcharge), safe even for the laptop, double sink, and television internet access (surcharge).

If you have a proper budget, I would recommend the Observatory Suite that is the most spectacular and visually appealing with the art works.

Amenities

• Complimentary newspapers in lobby • Technology support staff • Fireplace in lobby • Medical aid • Laundry facilities • Parking garage • Parking (surcharge) • Parking limited (surcharge) • 2 restaurants • 24-hour room service • Conference center

• 24-hour business center • Shoe shine • wheelchair accessible • Elevator/Lift • Tour assistance • Air-conditioned public areas • 4 meeting and conference rooms

• Airport transportation (surcharge) • Valet parking (surcharge) • Gift shops • Porter • Babysitting or child care • Concierge desk • Currency exchange • Event catering • Dry cleaning/laundry service • Express check-in and check-out • Multiple small meeting rooms • Doorman/doorwoman • Wired/Wireless (high-speed) Internet access – surcharge • Tours/ticket assistance • On-site medical assistance • Limo or Town Car service • Parking (secure) • Lounge • Business services • Multilingual staff • Audio-visual equipment • Valet parking • Safe-deposit box – front desk • Banquet facilities • Technology helpdesk • Breakfast (surcharge) cooked-to-order

Recreation

• Piano • Media library • Massage – spa treatment room(s) • Fitness facilities • Health club • Outdoor tennis court • Full-service health spa • Video library • Umbrella • Spa tub • Library • Swimming pool – indoor • Music library • Steam room • Beauty services • Sauna • Running track/path on site • Pilates and yoga classes nearby • Dock nearby • Golfing nearby • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby • Water skiing nearby • Sailing nearby • Aerobics nearby • Volleyball nearby • Windsurfing nearby • Whale-watching nearby • Basketball nearby • Bicycle rentals nearby • Racquetball/squash nearby • Golf lessons available nearby • Horse riding/rental nearby • Scooter/Moped Rentals nearby • Personal watercraft nearby • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing nearby

At its Day Spa, you can pamper yourself with full freedom via its 10 treatment rooms, body wraps, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures, sauna, aromatherapy, spa tub, spa boutique, spa café, massages, and facial as well as body treatments.

Restaurants

At the Observatory Hotel Sydney, the Galileo restaurant is the most famous one in the entire city – thanks to its fine French dining! Chef Masahiko Yomoda puts his best efforts in presenting you a traditional French meal with the creative international touch in an ambiance similar to that of a royal salon on Paris. This one is open from Tuesday to Saturday for breakfast and dinner. Just do not forget to grab its Midweek Dining Special wherein for $60, you get a 3 course a la carte dinner.

Address

89-113 Kent Street Millers Point

NSW 2000

Australia

Rates

From $332 per night.

Affiliation
  • In the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2011 that includes the best places on the planet to stay
  • In the Insiders’ Select List of Expedia.com
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