As Australia’s capital of culture, Sydney has no shortage of luxury accommodations on offer. For that reason, it can be difficult to distinguish one from the other and receive service that is truly above the ordinary – to the extent that it simply has to be raved about.
Having stayed at a handful of Four Seasons properties across the globe prior to my visit to the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, I had garnered understandably high expectations for my visit to the Sydney property, prior to my arrival. Simply bearing the Four Seasons name brandishes a property with a high degree of expectation, with these properties commonly being recognised as the most luxurious chain of hotels in the world. FS properties guarantee guests will enjoy a flawless experience from the moment of booking, to the time of checking out.
So upon arrival at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney on a Sunday afternoon in January, I eagerly made my way through the opulent lobby to check-in with the reservations staff. Immediately I was welcomed with the consistently high level of professionalism matched by a welcoming smile and ‘let me help you’ attitude. For staff at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, it was quite clear from the very beginning that no request would be left unanswered to. It soon became clear that there was not one single member of staff at the hotel who was not willing to go that ‘extra mile’.
What you can expect from the Four Seasons Sydney
A renowned reputation with Four Seasons Flair.
The design concept is simple: less is more. And less has certainly gained a loyal crowd of returning guests to the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. With neutral tones and a splash of colour to portray the liveliness of the international destination the property is located in, this Four Seasons property (like all others I have visited) has ‘hit the nail on the head, so to speak.
Immediately as I stepped inside my Grand Premier Harbour View King Room, I was blown away by the views that awaited me on the other side of the room. From my corner window I had an uninterrupted view of the Sydney Harbour – including both the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I was also pleasantly surprised by the size of the room, of which would have to be on the larger side for Sydney hotels, even among it’s five star competitors. Other room highlights included the complimentary nespresso machine, a cosy day lounge bed perched by the window, and the generous delivery of a wine and cheese platter to make me feel extremely at home for the evening.
The property could not be in a more central location unless it were to be officially dubbed the centre of Sydney itself. In just a short stroll you will reach Circular Quay, and the very best restaurants, cafes and bars are all within a small radius of the hotel. Yet it’s the unbeatable views of the Sydney Harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge which have TripAdvisor reviewers raving about the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.
With little effort, the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has built its reputation as one of the most reliable choices for luxury accommodation in Sydney. In a few words, it can be metaphorically described as ‘that secret local restaurant you don’t tell the tourists about’. Yes, it is that good.
Rooms start at $300.
Note: World of Wanderlust was welcomed to the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney as a guest, however my opinions are as always my own.