Primus Hotel Sydney
Time Out says
Friendly warning! We're working hard to be accurate. But these are unusual times, so please check that venues remain open.
One of Sydney's swankiest hotels has a hidden rooftop oasis and rooms that channel 1930s sophistication
While the CBD may not have the same late-night pulling power it used, there's a hotel that's luring Sydneysiders and international travellers to not just stay out after dark, but to stay out overnight. The Primus opened up in early mid-2015 bringing a five star hotel to one of the quieter nooks of the CBD.
The hotel's outer facade isn't anything particularly eye-catching and the heritage building (though beautiful from the outside on closer inspection) doesn't stick out among the tall grey towers of Pitt Street. However as soon as you're inside the hotel lobby this quickly changes. A sprawling atrium with grand columns houses glossed cream marble floors and the copper-lined check in desk. Staff are extremely efficient and friendly and check in is seamless on our visit.
The rooms (of which there are 172) are decidedly sophisticated with nods to the building’s heritage. The art deco plot was once the headquarters for the Sydney Water Board and original finishes still shine throughout the hotel. Back down in your room you'll find suitable amenities and a marble bathroom. Add to this ultra comfy beds dotted with oxblood soft furnishings, navy blue carpet and gold accents and you've got one luxe room. There are plenty of different suite options ranging from comfortable twins to the extravagant presidential suite.
The big bonus of staying in this hotel is access to the exclusive rooftop pool. The hidden oasis located on level four is the ultimate rooftop, complete with a bar, cabanas and a long pool deck. Check in as early as you can and spend as much time up here as possible.
The Primus Hotel's location lends itself to a few excellent near by dinner options: get your grill on at one of the neighbouring Korean Barbecue joints or warm yourself up with a hearty bowl of rich tonkotsu ramen. If you don't feel like venturing out of the hotel, the bar has an excellent wine list and snacks available till late. It’s got an old school feel and a decent wine list.