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Harbour Rocks Hotel
Why we like it
- Intimate 59-room property steeped in the history of the city's famous heritage precinct, The Rocks
- Stunning combination of unique contemporary style and historical architecture
- Located in the heart of Sydney, many of the rooms offer views of the Opera House
- Restaurant Scarlett offers a sophisticated dining experience
- Courtyard Terrace, with lush parterre garden and comfortable outdoor furniture, is the perfect location to unwind before an evening out
Treat yourself to a stay in the Harbour View Suite; Located on the top floor it is by far our pick of the crop and has its own private entrance and expansive rooftop terrace.
First experience with A&K. Intended to ask various travel companies for quotes but Vicky (Hamlin) was so good with her suggestions that we did not seek alternative quotations the suggested itinerary was excellent and helped us decide on a balanced and interesting holiday.
- GD, Windermere
Set right in the heart of the historic Rocks precinct, Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney is a 59-room boutique hotel located just a short stroll from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Having undergone various incarnations over time, the Harbour Rocks Hotel sits on the site of what was originally Sydney's first hospital. First built in 1887, it comprises a three-storey colonial building as well as six neighbouring terrace buildings. Inside the convict-laid walls have been stripped-back, baring their striking historical features and paying homage to the region's heritage. Each of the five room types are equipped with modern amenities including LED televisions, mini-bar and high speed internet access as well as 24 hour reception and room service.
Named after the madam who lived in the neighbouring terrace, restaurant Scarlett's edgy vibe attracts an eclectic mix of diners. Pan fried octopus with chorizo, truffle butter braised beef cheek and blue eye trevalla are just some of the delectable dishes on offer here. Follow dinner with a visit to the adjoining Eric's Bar, an intimate, suave affair with an extensive list of local wines, delicious tasting plates and classic cocktails.
Best time to be there
All year round; many parts of the country are perfect, even in the middle of the year. The climate ranges from tropical (Darwin) to semi-desert (Alice Springs), humid temperate (Brisbane and Sydney), cool temperate (Melbourne and Hobart) and Mediterranean (Perth and Adelaide).
Sydney/Melbourne/Perth/Darwin (British Airways/Qantas/Emirates/Etihad Airways)
17-21 hours 30 minutes, one refuelling stop
GMT +8 - +10 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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