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Best Sydney hotels near the cruise terminal

High spec hotels no more than a 10-minute taxi ride from Sydney’s cruise terminals

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Bookending a cruise with a stay on land is becoming increasingly popular. For travellers about to embark on a journey, it’s a way of winding down and getting into the holiday spirit.

For cruisers who have come to the end of their at-sea itinerary, it’s a way of extending the escapism for a few more days.

Of course, if you’re booking into a hotel pre- or post-cruise, you want to ensure the place you’re signing up for holds the same high standards as the cruise line that brought you to town in the first place.

Here are a few high spec hotels within a 10-minute taxi drive of either White Bay or Circular Quay cruise terminals.

1. Holiday Inn Old Sydney
The word "old" may feature in the name of this hotel, but a lot of its offering is 21st century. Expect a rooftop pool, open-air jacuzzi and a cocktail bar.

  • Eight-minute walk from Circular Quay Cruise Terminal
  • Rooftop pool
  • Harbour-view rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kids under 12 stay free

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2. Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney MGallery by Sofitel
The timeline of the building in which the Harbour Rocks Hotel stands can be traced back to the late 19th century. Inside, the design nods to the hotel’s history, but you can still expect 21st-century touches like iPod docking stations and state of the art

  • Seven-minute walk from Circular Quay Cruise Terminal
  • On-site restaurant
  • On-site bar
  • Creperie
  • In-room mini bars

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3. Quay West Suites Sydney
There’s no denying you’re in Sydney when you stay at the Quay West Suites. Each apartment-style suite comes with a city or harbour view and there’s a viewing deck on the 24th floor that looks out over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

  • Six-minute walk from Circular Quay Cruise Terminal
  • Roman-style heated swimming pool
  • On-site restaurant
  • On-site bar
  • Granite bathrooms

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4. Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks
Take your pick from a heritage terrace house, a one-bedroom apartment or a studio room at the Rendezvous Hotel.

  • Six-minute walk from Circular Quay Cruise Terminal
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hydrotherapy spa
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mini bars

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5. Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
With its in-room slippers and restaurant run by a Michelin-experienced chef, this plush hotel pulls out all the stops.

  • Four-minute walk from Circular Quay Cruise Terminal
  • Swimming pool
  • Gastropub and restaurant
  • On-site cocktail and charcuterie bar
  • Free Wi-Fi

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6. Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
As one of the tallest buildings in Darling Harbour, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour serves up some stellar views from its rooms and suites.

  • Less than a 10-minute drive from White Bay Cruise Terminal
  • Open-air infinity pool
  • Gym
  • Champagne bar
  • French restaurant

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7. Parkroyal Darling Harbour
This smart hotel has everything you need to make yourself at home, from plump king-size beds as standard to an on-site restaurant.

  • 10-minute drive from White Bay Cruise Terminal
  • On-site bar and restaurant
  • Marble bathrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Gym

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8. Seasons Harbour Plaza
The range of apartments in Seasons Harbour Plaza starts with a one-bed deluxe and graduates to a two-bed penthouse apartment. All come with city views and home comforts like coffee makers and kitchenettes.

  • Eight-minute drive from White Bay Cruise Terminal
  • On-site restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness centre
  • Jacuzzi

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