Best boutique hotels in Sydney

Our guide to some of Sydney’s edgiest, quirkiest, most eye-catching hotels.

There are more than 20,000 hotel rooms in Sydney, which means finding a place to stay can get a little overwhelming.

One way to make the task of shortlisting easier is to focus on finishing touches. Is there anything a hotel does to up its ante for its guests?

Fortunately in Sydney there are a number of hotels that strive for uniqueness. Think iPads in all rooms, hotel-wide art, soothing spas and award-winning cocktail bars.

Then think themes. Fashion, design, history and even astrology inform the offerings at some of Sydney’s top boutique hotels.

1. The Ultimo - by 8Hotel Boutique Hotel Co.
In the centre of Sydney’s Business District, this boutique hotel claims to be the world’s first astrology hotel. Its staff can recommend the best places to eat and explore, based on your star sign.

  • 4-star
  • 10-minute walk from Darling Harbour
  • Newly-refurbished rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Animal-friendly room options

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2. Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
Historical on the outside, new-age on the inside, this hotel is crammed with modern art. Its rooms range from the snug Shoebox to the roomy Shaken and Stirred suites.

  • 5-star
  • In Darling Harbour
  • Restaurant and bar on premises
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free in-room snacks
  • 24-hour gym

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3. The Kirketon Hotel
With its bachelor pad design, The Kirketon Hotel is haloed by the bars, restaurants and independent shops of Darlinghurst.

  • 4-star
  • 5-minute walk from Oxford Street
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cocktail bar
  • Restaurant

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4. The Russell Hotel
This character hotel with its antique-shop charm is located in The Rocks and has a timeline that can traced back to the 18th century.

  • 4-star
  • Near The Rocks
  • Rooftop courtyard
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Attached to Sydney’s

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5. Larmont Sydney by Lancemore
Larmont Sydney by Lancemore is located in Sydney’s bohemian Potts Point borough. Some of its rooms serve up views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

  • 4-star
  • 24-hour gym
  • Yoga classes
  • Secure on-site parking
  • Pet-friendly rooms

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6. Ovolo Woolloomooloo
The Ovolo Woolloomooloo is trussed up inside a heritage-listed wharf building, but its interior is totally 21st century. Expect in-room iPads and edgy in-room art.

  • 5-star
  • 25-minute walk to Opera House
  • Restaurant and cocktail bar
  • 24-hour indoor pool and gym
  • Ultraroo suite with own cocktail bar

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7. QT Sydney
As you might expect from a hotel built inside a converted state theatre, there’s a sense of theatrics to the QT Sydney. Expect video art in the elevators and period costumes in the cafe.

  • 5-star
  • 2-minute walk from Sydney Tower Eye
  • Day spa
  • Bar and grill
  • Free Wi-Fi

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