Editor's Note: This property was formerly the Regent Hotel.
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The views! Sydney Harbour view gives you the Opera House and often the Bridge. The city views are long strings of office buildings and street (also less expensive). The Darling Harbour views are excellent from the upper floors. This is the hotel I will recommend to my best friend! The lobby is beautiful, the location perfect and the atmosphere quiet and restful. The best cure for jetlag. You can tell these are my own photos as I usually leave some of my own things on view.
Location: 5 minute walk to the Circular Quay transportation hub (trains, ferries and buses), 10 minutes to the heart of the Rocks district for history, shopping and restaurants, 20 minutes uphill to the Queen Victoria Building and other major shopping on George Street and well located for Darling Harbour. The view from the hotel's heated pool is outstanding both the Bridge and the Harbour. For location in Sydney, you can't really do better than this hotel.
From journal Australia on Top -- Sydney
by Matt Keedy
February 6, 2003
The concierge was helpful in arranging dinner reservations at Quay and Rockpools, as well as obtaining tickets for the Sydney Bridge Climb -- all of which I highly recommend (see articles in my journal).
Our room was "standard" -- but don't let that be deceiving -- we had a marble bathroom and luxurious furniture which was inconsequential when compared with the view. We were on the 17th floor and looked out over Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House. Make sure you request a harbour view room as the view is spectacular -- when you wake up, you can watch commuters coming off all of the ferries, and at night the sunset and lights on the harbour guarentee sweet dreams!
The hotel has an award winning restaurant called Kables which we did not eat at but seems to be on most lists of award winning spots to dine in Sydney. We did find the hotel lobby bar to be a congenial congregating place and enjoyed the piano player each evening with cocktails before heading out for our dinner reservations.
The Regent Hotel is very centrally located. It is only a block to the Circular Quay and ferries, and the Opera House and Botanical Gardens are just beyond. It is also just a few blocks walk to the Rocks area and the Sydney Harbour Bridge (and BridgeClmb tour). You can't get more centrally located in this vibrant city.
There is a Starbucks across the street if you can't live without it. Rockpools Restaurant is down the street, the Museum of Modern Art is across the street, and the Overseas Passenger Terminal with Quay and Cruise Restaurant is just beyond.
We were highly impressed with the Regent: the staff, the location, and the facilities were all beyond first class -- and with the stregnth of the US Dollar, it was a very affordable option!
From journal Climbing Above Sydney
August 28, 2000
From journal Sydney - the Olympic City