Editor’s pick • Top 3 Sydney hotels
It’s boutique but affordable, with stylish, pet-friendly rooms equipped with all the usual minibars and whatnot at a cheap price. But the true bonus here is the location: a short stroll from Surry Hills and Kings Cross and smack in the middle of über-cool Darlinghurst. Oh, and there’s some history, too: Madonna and the Rolling Stones played the Cauldron, a club underneath the hotel in the ’70s and ’80s.
207 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst 2010. +61 2 9360 6000.
Adina Apartment Hotel
Adina boasts well-equipped, modern rooms as well as an outdoor BBQ area, pool, spa, gym and sauna. But you won’t be in your room too long: located in the heart of Surry Hills, Adina is in the centre of Sydney’s most exciting eating and drinking precinct (you’ll be taking all your brekkies at Bill’s) and a short walk from the town centre.
359 Crown Street, Surry Hills 2010. +61 2 8302 1000.
One of the jewels in super hospitality group Merivale’s crown, the Establishment stands out for its 31 well-appointed rooms and sleek design, and for sitting on top of hot new Cantonese restaurant Mr Wong (featuring Hakkasan’s Eric Koh), ’20s-style underground speakeasy Palmer & Co, as well as fine-diner Est.
5 Bridge Lane, Sydney 2000. +61 2 9240 3100