Harbour Rocks

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

At a Glance

  • Superbly located in the heart of the historic Rocks district of Sydney

  • Numerous bars, restaurants and shops just a short stroll away

  • Small boutique hotel with 59 rooms - great for those wanting something different to a large city hotel

  • Historic building with exposed sandstone and brick details

  • French creperie restaurant downstairs with Breton crepe makers

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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.

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Insider's View

Head to the beautiful creperie downstairs for a lunchtime or afternoon snack - the owners are from Brittany in France so expect an authentic crepe!

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Harbour Rocks or take a look at our itineraries to New South Wales

Description

Harbour Rocks has a superb location in the heart of Sydney's historic Rocks district, a short walk from Circular Quay and an endless choice of restaurants and bars. This boutique hotel has just 59 rooms, offering a good value base for exploring the city.

Harbour Rocks Hotel is a historic building, dating back to 1887 when it was used as a wool store for Australia's booming wool trade. There are 59 rooms in this charming boutique hotel, set over three floors and in an adjoining extension. The location is a real draw, right in the heart of the Rocks district which is full of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, and plenty of museums too. Circular Quay with its views of the Sydney Opera House, is just a three or four minute stroll away.

The main lobby has sofas and a library, along with Eric's Bar where you can enjoy coffee and pastries in the daytime and cocktails and wine in the evenings. There is a small restaurant, Scarlett, with exposed original sandstone walls. There is a small fitness room and a lovely courtyard terrace overlooking Nurses Walk.

The rooms are simply but stylishly decorated, with dark grey walls and pops of vibrant oranges and yellows for color. Each has high speed WiFi internet, minibar and LED TVs. Our favorite rooms are the Heritage Deluxe category, and the Studio Suites, the latter of which have lots of additional space and a sofa that pulls out into a sofa bed. The bathrooms in all rooms are small and basic, a result of the limitations of the historic building. The Executive Harbour View Suite is the best room in the hotel, located on the top floor and enjoying views of Circular Quay and the Opera House.

It's an ideal option for couples looking for a more characterful place to stay than one of the city's corporate or international hotel brands, and the staff are really charming.

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Experiences

  • Blue Mountains Discovery Private Day Tour

    On this day tour, you will explore the Blue Mountain’s National Park admiring the dramatic landscapes and varied wildlife before enjoying lunch in the village of Leura and visiting an Aboriginal Cultural Center for a traditional didgeridoo performance.

  • Discover the Blue Mountains by 4WD

    On this day tour, you will explore the Blue Mountain’s National Park admiring the dramatic landscapes and varied wildlife before enjoying lunch in the village of Leura and visiting an Aboriginal Cultural Center for a traditional didgeridoo performance.

  • Food and Wine in the Hunter Valley

    Spend a day enjoying fine wine and food in the middle of the stunning Australian countryside. The Hunter Valley is world famous for its Semillon and Shiraz so step inside a cellar door and take a sip or two.

  • Learn to Surf at Bondi Beach

    Enjoy a day learning to surf the waves of the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney

  • My Sydney Detour

    This hidden and private guided tour of Sydney really gets you away from the conventional sights of Sydney. With your specialist guides and unique vehicle, explore through the eyes of two locals and learn all about Sydney from a different perspective.

  • Sydney with Kids

    A great guided day trip for the whole family. Learn how to make Australian chocolate before heading to the famous beach Bondi where the whole family can learn to surf. Can be tailored to suit your specific desires.

Location & directions

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Tucked away in a leafy street in the popular Rocks area of Sydney, Harbour Rocks has a superb location for seeing the key sights of the city. You're a five minute stroll from Circular Quay and there are dozens of restaurants and small shops nearby to explore.

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