10 of the best hotels in Sydney for couples

Romantic hotels in Sydney that are perfect for two.

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From contemporary boutique hotels to spa retreat havens, when romance is on the cards you should settle for nothing less than the ultimate in luxury and privacy.

The good news is that Sydney has more than enough of these options right in the city centre. So you can rest assured knowing your stay in the harbour city is pampered, romantic, relaxing and memorable.

So, if you’re looking for something truly special, whether it's breathtaking views or a sumptuous spa, these are our personal picks for the best hotels in Sydney for the ultimate couple's getaway.

How did we pick these hotels?

Our editorial team selected the Sydney hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.

The Langham

1. The Langham

Housing one of the most extravagant spas in the city and hidden from all the hustle and bustle of The Rocks, it’s a wonder the Langham doesn’t get more recognition than it does. Not that we’re complaining…

  • Features an outdoor tennis court, heated pool and sauna.
  • Romantic harbour views, handcrafted furniture, Parisian shutters and the cobblestoned streets of The Rocks make it feel like a European getaway.
  • Buffet breakfast available every morning.
  • Couples escape packages available.

Book The Langham

The Grace Hotel Sydney

2. The Grace Hotel Sydney

The historical charm of The Grace Hotel knows no bounds. It was built in the 1920s by the Grace Brothers and has since been restored into a 4.5-star hotel. It features Neo-Gothic architecture on the outside and Art Deco detailings on the inside.

  • Features a rooftop gym with heated pool, sauna and steam room.
  • Romance package available, which includes truffles and sparkling wine upon arrival, and late check-out.
  • Buffet breakfast every morning.

Book The Grace Hotel

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

3. Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

The 5-star award-winning Amora Hotel Jamison is like an oasis on earth. Be warned: days can be spent inside its dedicated relaxation zone, which houses the Amora Day Spa, heated swimming pool, gym and Jacuzzi.

  • Minibar, refrigerator and slippers in every room.
  • The on-site Gallery Lounge Bar is open every day until late.
  • Overnight valet parking available.

Book the Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney, MGallery Collection

4. Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney, MGallery Collection

Rich wooden hues and exposed brick give Harbour Rocks Sydney a truly rustic feel. Inside, the hotel features 59 stylish rooms, a hidden garden terrace and numerous fine-dining outlets for you and your loved one to enjoy.

  • Rooms feature private ensuites, minibars and LED flatscreen TVs.
  • Romantic packages available, which include sparkling wine upon arrival and late check-out.
  • Book the Harbour View Suite for sweeping views of Sydney Harbour.

Book the Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney, MGallery Collection

The Darling at The Star

5. The Darling at The Star

High rollers who know how to pamper themselves will stay at The Star, and the place to stay inside the casino is The Darling. This boutique hotel is a 5-star experience with spa treatments, unparalleled views of the harbour and more awards than you can count.

  • On-site spa with 5-star massage and beauty treatments.
  • Enjoy access to Marquee at The Star for panoramic views of the city.
  • Each room features a Darling bed, with a customised 1000-spring mattress, 400-thread-count, 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen, and a goose down comforter.

Book The Darling

Establishment Hotel

6. Establishment Hotel

This boutique hotel in the heart of the Sydney CBD is all about plush rooms so impressive you’ll never want to leave. For lovers of food, the hotel also houses some of the finest restaurants the city has to offer.

  • 31 boutique rooms available, including two penthouses.
  • The hotel houses some of Sydney’s best eats including est., sushi e and Mr Wong.
  • Rooms come equipped with an iPad2, Apple TV and BOSE sound system.

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The Hughenden Hotel

7. The Hughenden Hotel

If four-poster beds inside a historical manor is your style, then The Hughenden Hotel is exactly what you’re looking for. With 33 refurbished rooms located on the city’s outskirts, it’s ideal for that quiet romantic getaway you’ve been asking for.

  • A stone’s throw from art and antique galleries.
  • Previously a grand family residence.
  • Quiet, homey feel with parking available upon request.

Book The Hughenden Hotel

Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel

8. Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel

Ask a local and they’ll tell it to you straight: when staying beachside, the only place you need to book is Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel. Located right on the waterside and home to some of the most gorgeous views of the harbour, staying here is a no brainer, really.

  • Short drive to coastal beaches such as Bondi Beach.
  • Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and marble ensuite bathrooms.
  • Complimentary Australian continental breakfast available daily.

Book the Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney, The Rocks

9. Rendezvous Hotel Sydney, The Rocks

If this view of Sydney Harbour doesn’t scream romance, then we don’t know what does. Set inside a historic building in The Rocks district, it truly is heaven on earth from your vantage point in the Rendezvous Hotel Sydney.

  • Heated swimming pool, sauna and spa available.
  • Fully equipped kitchenettes available in each room.
  • Within walking distance of Sydney’s most iconic attractions and art galleries.

Book the Rendezvous Hotel Sydney, The Rocks

The Kirketon

10. The Kirketon

Awash with dramatic, modern interiors and a sophistication that wouldn’t go amiss in an episode of Mad Men, The Kirketon is one of those hotels you can’t help but fall in love with.

  • Located a stone’s throw away from famous cocktail bar Eau de Vie.
  • 24-hour reception and luggage storage available.
  • Each room comes equipped with rain shower, flat-screen TV and luxury linen.

Book The Kirketon Hotel

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