The All-Posh Park Hyatt Sydney: A Review
Who needs to make an effort to visit the Opera House when it is what you see out your hotel room window? That’s right! Only at Park Hyatt Sydney will you wake up to unrivalled views of the Sydney Opera House.
As travel enthusiasts, we decided to do a pitstop in Australia before heading to the Western Hemisphere of the globe. Park Hyatt Sydney was our first pick for accomodation simply because of it’s location. We mainly wanted to stay in the breezy waterside areas, especially during summer months. The vibrant Rocks village, Harbour Bridge and Sydney’s Central Business District were all in close proximity; truly ideal for leisure travellers as major tourist attractions were nearby.
We got off from an early flight and knew that there will be some waiting time before we could check in our room. However, as soon as we reached the hotel, the service was professional. During the wait, we were treated to a table service breakfast – the flakey, buttery croissants were memorable, probably the best we’ve had.
Upon check in, it felt like a sweet surprise. The Opera View suite is exceptionally spacious and had contemporary interiors, floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to private balconies with outdoor furniture for lounging. We were greeted by a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne and fresh chocolate dipped strawberries during our stay. The room also came equipped with a large TV, a Bose digital music system, a minibar, a safe, and coffee maker.
The views were jaw dropping. Jetlag felt good in a room like this one, we would raise the electric drapes and watch the sunrise over the Opera House. The drapes will never be closed back down because sunset and twinkling night lights over the pearly Opera House is a sight!Staying at Park Hyatt Sydney is like scoring front row seats to a game, but in this case, an iconic view right outside your balcony.
The bathroom was an ‘open concept’, you could take a bubble bath in the bathtub and see out the balcony windows simultaneously.
The next day, we decided to relax in the rooftop pool. The pool was crowded, perhaps because the size of the pool was fairly small. However, if your lucky to get the jacuzzi all for yourself, it came with a view. Sipping a cold drink in the jacuzzi is a great way to wine down after a busy day.
Park Hyatt Opera View room can cost between US$900-$1500 per night depending on how busy they are. However, you can also score an Opera View Room with just 30,000 Hyatt Points, considering it is a category 7 Property. When booking with points, however, you are not going to be guaranteed an Opera View room, though your status at Hyatt can help you get bumped into one with the Opera View, if you are lucky and know your way around it.
Overall, our experience at Park Hyatt Sydney was a flawless one. It was truly memorable and difficult to beat. It is easily the best hotel in Sydney and one we would always come back to, when staying in Sydney!