Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
At a Glance
The Four Seasons Sydney has the city's largest heated outdoor hotel swimming pool, it is 20 metres in length and has a separate whirlpool
Go for the rooms on the higher floors which have floor to ceiling windows to take in those picture-postcard views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Take a short stroll from the front door for a taste of local life and head to the trendy historic Rocks District for markets and boutiques
One of the best bars in Sydney, choose from 200 whiskeys, craft beers or award winning spirits at the lavish cocktail bar.
Sydney has a list as long as your arm for fantastic restaurants but do not miss Mode Kitchen and Bar, which delivers fresh, seasonal and contempory cuisine.
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In the southern half of Australia the seasons are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere: spring comes in September, summer is from December to February, autumn runs from March to May, and winter begins in June.
Sydney is great to visit year round but if you want warm sun and dry weather it is best to try between November and April. Their winter months of May - October usually have mild weather so you can still enjoy all the sights.
To start planning your holiday to Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
An excellent location with fabulous views of Sydney's famous icons and extensive facilities make the Four Seasons Sydney a great luxury choice whilst in this vibrant, diverse city, just a stone's throw from Circular Quay and the Rocks district.
Stunningly situated in the historic Rocks district overlooking Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay and just a short walk from the city’s main attractions, Four Seasons is a luxurious and elegant hotel, with dramatic harbour front views. Lined with cobbled streets, the Rocks area of Sydney has fascinating shops, a weekend market, plentiful pavement cafes and lovely galleries. The attractions of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney Opera House and shopping districts are all close by giving The Four Seasons a unique vantage point.
The generously proportioned rooms and suites are furnished in contemporary grand-luxe style with rich silks, marbles and mahogany. Bathrooms are lavish with gold and marble dominating. The range of rooms and suites is extensive and views include the opera house, the harbour bridge and Sydney's diverse cityscape. Lounge 32, an exclusive retreat by Four Seasons, offers added services and amenities.
The restaurants at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney are diverse, with a modern Australian restaurant showcasing delicious a la carte dishes featuring seasonal local produce. The Cabana is located on the pool deck and serves gourmet salads and sandwiches at lunchtimes.
When the extensive highlights of Sydney have been exhausted or you just need a break from the bustling city, the hotel's renowned outdoor swimming pool, sauna and sanctuary spa could be just what you need - or simply relax in your room with in-room cuisine worthy of a fine dining restaurant.
The Four Seasons Sydney has 531 guest rooms including 121 suites, all with city, opera or harbour views. The Premier Rooms have the addition of an open plan lounge/bedroom area and suites have bedrooms and lounge areas in separate locations. Furnishing are opulent with lavish silks, marble, limestone and mahogany being used throughout. All rooms have 42 inch LCD TVs with DVD players, iPod docking stations and high speed internet access.
As with all Four Seasons, younger guests are particularly well looked after with everything from child sized dressing gowns to complimentary milk and cookies at bedtime. The can also provide age specific amenities such as changing mats, cots, bottle warmers etc as well as babysitting and children's menus.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has three fabulous restaurants and a bar. From a modern Australian restaurant to the relaxed poolside setting of The Cabana, the quality and freshness of the food is never compromised. The hotel has a stunning outdoor heated swimming pool, fully equipped 24 hour gym, steam room and spa.
From the Four Seasons Sydney, tennis and golf are available nearby. Other activities include visiting Bondi Beach, climbing the harbour bridge (a 3-hour climb!) and enjoying the diverse range of shopping, restaurants, arts and culture Sydney has to offer. The intimate spa offers an escape from the buzz of the city and the treatments use indigenous ingredients such as essential oils, floral and fruit extracts, salt and clay to pamper, relax and revive you.
Stephen Legg (Staff)
The Four Seasons Sydney is located in The Historic Rocks, home to the first settlers who founded what would be modern day Sydney. The location is spot on with Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and the major shopping streets of Pitt Street and Mall Market Street just a stones throw away.
The hotel has 531 contemporary luxury rooms offering some of the best views in the city. Many of the rooms on the higher floors have views extending over the harbour including the harbour bridge, botanic gardens and of course that all important opera house view. From my room on the 32nd floor I even had magnificent views out to the outlying suburbs of Bondi and the mouth of the Harbour. After a long flight I even managed to keep my blinds open to enjoy the dramatic sunrise, lighting up the city with an ethereal glow.
The full harbour-view rooms offer the most dramatic skyline views with both Opera and Bridge views. It was the Royal Suites with their nearly refurbished monochrome art deco style which offered the true wow factor for me, complemented perfectly with their top floor view.
After a long flight the well-equipped gym was the perfect antidote to ensure my energy levels were back on track. The service could not be faulted, with staff using guests names - quite a feat considering the number of rooms.
Olivia Cryer (Staff)
Located right at the bottom of George Street, just moments from Circular Quay, the Four Seasons Sydney is in the perfect position for a stay in this vibrant and beautiful city. Even on a grey and rainy day, the views from the upper floors across the Harbour were spectacular, with brooding clouds casting shadows from the shell-like peaks of the Opera House. Rooms here range from the compact yet comfortable Deluxe Rooms, through to the newly refurbished Suites, which offer panoramic views and a crisp, Art Deco feel.
My personal favourites due to their dual aspect windows are the Grand Premier Full Harbour Rooms, which definitely dont disappoint. These spacious rooms allow you to spread out, unpack, and enjoy the views from the sanctuary of your exceptionally comfortable bed the perfect antidote to the long flight from London. So comfortable, that they are now marketing these wonderful beds so that guests can experience the inimitable Four Seasons comforts from their own homes.
With a great gym, an outdoor pool and a freshly overhauled spa, the hotel has everything you need to settle in to the rhythm of Sydney life, and being moments walk from the Rocks district, Circular Quay, and the central shopping areas is absolutely fantastic, particularly for first time visitors to Sydney.
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Location & directions
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Stunningly situated in the historic Rocks district overlooking Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay and just a short walk from the city’s main attractions.
How to get there
The Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is a 25-minute drive from the Four Seasons Sydney.
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