Right at the heart of the action in Sydney is the Sofitel, promising immediate access to the attractions of Darling Harbour including the many shops, bars and restaurants dotted along its waterfront.
Across the water is one of the city’s top attractions – the fantastic aquarium and zoo – while the Opera House can be reached via a scenic ferry ride beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Not only does this high-end hotel flaunt a privileged location, but also unrivalled views of Sydney’s skyline and bay from the guestrooms, restaurants, gym and outdoor infinity pool.
Huge windows look out over the city, even from many of the bathrooms so you can enjoy a long soak while gazing across the harbour. Rooms and suites are as elegant and well-appointed as you would hope from the French Sofitel group, while the option to upgrade to one with Club Lounge access is too good to resist.
What’s more, French hospitality and cuisine take the whole experience up a notch at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. You’ll be welcomed with a ‘Bonjour’ from hotel staff and greeted with modern French fare in the signature restaurant, Atelier.
Another irresistible French touch is the Champagne Bar, perfect for toasting your Australia holiday after a day of exploring Sydney, though you also have three other bars at your disposal: one by the pool, another in the lobby and the Club Lounge, Millésime, where you’ll be spoilt with complimentary snacks and drinks – including champagne – plus stellar city views from the 35th floor.
A fresh, contemporary décor scheme pervades the rooms and suites at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, all soft hues, floor-to-ceiling windows and slick, modern furnishings. Mod cons include tea and coffee making facilities, a minibar, pillow menu, bath menu (offering a range of indulgent elixirs), Smart TV, walk-in rain shower, signature Sofitel MyBeds, air-conditioning and far-reaching views over the city or harbour. Upgrade to a room with access to Club Millésime to enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks.
Be transported to the Côte d’Azur as you feast on modern French dishes at the main hotel restaurant, Atelier. Starring locally sourced produce, Australian and French wines, plus views of Darling Harbour, Atelier really does hit all the high notes.
Slick and refined, the Sofitel’s Champagne Bar is where to go for evening drinks or afternoon sundowners while gazing out over Darling Harbour from above. It’s not just bubbly that’s on the menu, but also craft cocktails and posh nibbles (think oysters and caviar) plus premium teas and coffee.
The lobby lounge is an all-in-one watering hole, open from early in the morning for caffeine fixes to early evening tipples, with the chance to grab a bite in-between. Sip a fine wine, chilled beer or cocktail, and pick from a delicious range of soft drinks too.
Open till 7 or 8pm each day, this poolside bar ensures you stay refreshed while soaking up the sunshine and revelling in those Darling Harbour views.
Activities and Entertainment
In the heart of Darling Harbour, the Sofitel provides easy access to one of Sydney’s top locations, with so much entertainment, cuisine and shopping close by. Walk across Pyrmont Bridge to the fantastic Sydney Aquarium and Zoo, or head up to the Australia National Maritime Museum. Discover nearby neighbourhoods like Chinatown and Haymarket, or take the ferry to Circular Quay and The Rocks; you’ll travel beneath Sydney Harbour Bridge, with the Opera House in plain sight.
Sofitel’s 24-hour gym has panoramic windows looking out over Darling Harbour, for a workout with a view, while the outdoor infinity pool might be what gets between you and the rest of Sydney. It’s a gorgeous spot complete with terrace, sun loungers and a pool bar, perfect for cooling off from the heat of the day. Also at Sofitel Darling Harbour is the Club Millésime, an exclusive lounge offering breakfast, light bites and drinks with stellar Sydney views.
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