Where to Stay in Sydney with Darling Harbour views

where to stay in sydney

Where to stay in Sydney with Darling Harbour views Darling Harbour view

Ok I have to be honest, when I look for a hotel these are the things I consider; the views, the swimming pool (when the weather is warm), the restaurants inside or near the hotel and the bed. I’m happy with Sheraton, Hilton and Shangri-La hotels for their sateen cotton sheets and signature bedding. For my review of Shangri-La Sydney Hotel, read it here. And now comes Sofitel.

Sydney Harbour view Anzac Bridge view Sydney Anzac Bridge

Sofitel Darling Harbour is Sydney’s newest 5 star hotel, a French brand which Accor is the parent company. Hubby and I stayed here for another staycation away from the kids over a week ago to try this new hotel. I may not be so fond of their bed sheets but the massive and spectacular Darling Harbour views make up for it many times over. We checked-in after 3PM with plenty of light left and took photos outside and the lobby.

Sofitel Sydney hotel reviewSofitel Darling Harbour review

Checking in was a breeze though I tried to upgrade into a corner room so I can have a bath tub with a harbour view but it was booked out. We were happy with our room regardless, aren’t the views gorgeous? Nice touches from this hotel are the Lanvin toiletries and terry cloth cotton robes.

Sofitel Harbourside room Sofitel Sydney bathroom 

It drizzled later that day but it’s good to experience different weather conditions as I was able to snap the views in different lighting. The top 6 photos were taken the next day when it was sunny, hence the photos were sharp and clear. But the dreary and rainy ones looked softer and gave nostalgic feeling. Also the sunset shot of the Anzac Bridge after the rain was breathtaking, agree? Before we headed for dinner, we received a bottle of champagne and chocolate coated strawberries which was really a sweet gesture probably to help me feel better that I didn’t get my corner room.

Gloomy Darling Harbour Sydney during sunsetComplimentary champage and chocolates

Did I say earlier I book this hotel for the pool? Oh yes, that’s the first thing we did after waking up.

Darling Harbour hotel with a pool Sofitel Sydney swimming poolSofitel Darling Harbour eternity pool

Last but not the least, we had to partake the most important meal of the day, breakfast at the 4th level was oh so good. You see, I was always lucky to get the corner table so I can be left alone with my photo taking.

Hotel Breakfast review Breakfast in Sofitel Darling HarbourDarling Harbour Hotel breakfast

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Outfit Details:

Stripes shorts from Kookai
Bag from Chanel
Sandals from Miss Shop
Pyjma top similar 
Stripes swimwear from The Iconic