The Observatory Hotel
Phone:+61 2 9256 2222
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Data Ports
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Meeting Rooms
- Clothing Iron
- Coffee & Tea Maker
- Mini Bar In Room
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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 74%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (3)
- The Observatory HotelMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFirst to ReviewOct 23, 2013
Going over-the-top for a feel of classical luxury, the Observatory presents itself ably as a five-star property, from the ultra-ornate lobby (lovely) to the great water views and plush beds in enormous rooms (huge bathrooms too!). The restaurant is a popular place for high tea (recommended), and the pool on the lower level is lovely as well. It's a bit on the outskirts of the action in Sydney, but as a compensation is one of the few hotels in the city that's pet-friendly if you want to bring your pooch.
- The Observatory HotelJul 05, 2012
The façade of the Observatory hotel looks like a 90s build from The Netherlands, complete with flower boxes. It sits on a peaceful terrace-lined street which is great for a sound sleep, but it’s somewhat awkwardly wedged between The Rocks and Darling Harbour. On the inside the hotel transforms into a luxury heritage-style hideaway, which does a particularly good job at recreating the 1940s (especially as during my visit there were vintage cars parked out the front for a wedding). The Globe Bar and Brasserie at the front serves high tea and is definitely the place to be seen. The downstairs pool is particularly inviting, designed like a Roman-style grotto and is attached to a day spa and a gym. Although the concierge staff were extremely welcoming, I found the front of house staff to be a little pretentious. This hotel is definitely more for the inner-traditionalist in you rather than the inner-rock star.Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
Excellent!50 reviews across the web.
- Wellness/SportsExcellent wellness & sports facilities. 100% of the guests loved it.
- Service100% found the staff to be very friendly.
- LocationTerrific location. 93% of the guests loved it.
- HotelExcellent hotel. 92% of guests enjoyed it.
- Hotel BuildingVery nice building. Appreciated by 80% of guests.
- RoomRooms are ok. Only 60% of guests gave positive feedback.
Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The property's full service health spa has massage/treatment rooms. This 5.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, a technology helpdesk, and limo/town car service. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Wedding services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke free property.
Beds come with premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, double sinks, phones, and makeup/shaving mirrors. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer phones, CD players, and voice mail. Televisions have cable channels, DVD players, and TV Internet access (surcharge). Air conditioned rooms also include desks, complimentary bottled water, blackout drapes/curtains, and welcome amenities. A turndown service is available nightly, housekeeping is offered, and guests may request hypo allergenic bedding. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.
This property does not have an official STAR Rating from AAA Tourism Pty Ltd. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.
- There are no room charges for children 11 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.