Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney rocks the Harbour
To suit the needs of both the business and leisure traveler, the Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney is an intimate four star, 55 room boutique steeped in the history of the famous Rocks precinct. Site of the original settlers of Sydney, the neighborhood surrounding the hotel is an area of cobbled streets and narrow alleyways with a story around every corner, a trip back in time but with the old warehouses now converted into boutique shops, eclectic restaurants and art galleries full of modern and traditional works, new tales for the modern day are created during a long evening's stroll.
The history continues in the elegant foyer of the Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney a heritage-listed property in the heart of the city built on the site of Sydneys first hospital by twelve convict carpenters and sixteen hired men. All 55 accommodation rooms are well appointed with modern amenities while preserving the historic charm of the 150-year-old building. High speed internet access, 21" LCD televisions, air-conditioning together with opening windows, private ensuite, mini bar, tea and coffee facilities, working desk and digital on-demand pay per view movies make it easy to relax after a busy day of exploration or commercial endeavors. The luxurious accommodations are topped off by the penthouse apartment with separate bedrooms, lounge and private jacuzzi that make it a real treat.
The Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney is close to the Central Business District, including the Stock Exchange and Sydney's beautiful Conference and Exposition Centre, so very convenient to business travelers. The intimate size of the hotel allows for more personalised services to meet the needs of both the corporate and leisure guest, making them feel at home and not like just another hotel room number. The knowledgeable staff is only too happy to offer local tips on things to do and see as well as take care of any bookings you may require. The cozy bar overlooking the cobblestone lanes of the Rocks is a great way to unwind and dinner at the Lanes Restaurant is recommended inside or on the courtyard terrace.
Just steps out the door from Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney, tourist icons such as the world famous Opera House, Harbour Bridge, the Olympic Stadiums and the immense and luxuriantly green Royal Botanical Gardens are in easy reach by foot. Within the Rocks District are the interactive Discovery Museum for children and the open air market on the weekends full of arts and crafts, live music and a magical atmosphere. The Darlinghurst district nearby boats great inexpensive restaurants and the Paddington Market full of fashion bargains invites exploration.
250 meters overhead, the Sydney Tower presents two stories of restaurants serving stunning views of the Harbour and environs, topped off by the Skywalk with its breath-taking vistas between feet firmly planted on a glass floor, looking straight down at the shopping centre far below, a dizzying complex of stores and restaurants, cinemas, laser and bowling amusements. Luna Park across the Harbour provides thrilling amusement rides without going so high. A spectacular view of all of these Sydney Harbour landmarks can be had from the decks of a glass-bottomed boat leaving from the Sydney Aquarium.
The original point of landing for Australia's first settlers, short ferry rides from the Circular Quay transports guests to many of Sydney's best sites beyond walking reach. The Taronga Zoo was first opened in 1816 on what was known as Billy Goat Swamp. Farther away are the popular beaches of Manley and Bondi where crystal waters mix with white sand.
In the center of history, making new memories, the Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney gives guests the luxury to enjoy it all.