$140 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 3, 2014 Check-out: Aug 6, 2014

Swissotel Sydney

5 stars
68 Market Street, Sydney, NS 2000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
97 reviews
Perfect Location

Location was central to everything. The hotel was spotless with high end amenities and modern... See full review

  • DarleneF
  • Jun 7, 2014
Loved it!

From check in to check out, I was thrilled with the staff, room and accessibility to everything I... See full review

  • Elin758
  • Mar 26, 2014
Award-winning luxury with Swiss panache
Swissotel Sydney wins global acclaim for delivering luxury in the heart of Sydney’s shopping and business district. Nestled above a department store, this five-star hotel offers solace from the bustling city centre. Darling Harbour, the historic Rocks neighborhood, Sydney Opera House and the Botanic Gardens can be reached on foot a few blocks from the hotel. Meeting space is available for international business travelers and families appreciate themed, kid-friendly accommodations. The hotel also offers fine dining with views of the Sydney skyline.
Highlights
  • Central location makes it easy for guests to walk to major attractions
  • Whimsical kid-friendly rooms
  • Swiss chocolate fondue at Jpb Restaurant 
Rooms
The hotel’s 359 contemporary rooms and suites offer city views and are handsomely furnished with textured carpets, loveseats and couches in autumn hues. Beds are outfitted with mountains of pillows and fine linens. Bathrooms feature full-size tubs and separate showers. A modest workstation offers high-speed Internet access (fees apply). The kid’s room is a must for families, featuring colorful bedding, kid-sized chairs and table, toys, age-appropriate DVDs, plus chocolate and milk in the mini-fridge.
Features
Amrita Spa gets the kinks out of jet-lagged muscles with decadent spa treatments. All guests have access to the outdoor heated pool, sauna and fitness center. Head to Crossroads Bar after a day of sightseeing for cocktails and sunsets or high tea and afternoon snacks. Fine-dining, Jpb Restaurant, offers skyline views and serves modern Australian cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (no dinner on Sunday). Sample grilled barramundi, cheese plates or Swiss chocolate fondues. On-site parking is also available for an added fee.
Transportation
  • Town Hall station (2 blocks)
  • City Centre station (1 block)
  • Sydney International Airport (10.2 mi/16.4 km)
  • Airport shuttle
Attractions
  • Darling Harbour (.6 mi/1 km)
  • Sydney Opera House (.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • The Rocks (.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Circular Quay (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Bondi Beach (6.2 mi/10 km)
Business
  • Conference center with 10 meeting rooms
  • Business center with fax and printing capabilities
  • high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi (fees apply)
Policies and Fees
  • Wi-Fi access fee is $24.95 AUD per day.
  • Valet parking fee with unlimited entries and exits is $60 AUD per day.
  • Self parking is $45 AUD per entry.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Swissotel Sydney Rooms

Swiss Executive Club Room
One King or two Double beds based on availability, on the top floors with panoramic city views, inclusive of access to the Swiss Executive Club Lounge, kick-start your morning with a gourmet hot breakfast and from early evening relax with pre-dinner drinks and canapes. Rates are based on 2 persons with additional charges for extra persons.
Swiss 1 Bedroom Suite
One King with separate lounge room, two Plasma televisions, DVD and CD player, espresso coffee machine, ergonomic work area, high speed broadband internet access, feather pillows upon request with full-size bathtub and separate shower.
Swiss Executive Club Suite
One King with separate lounge room, two Plasma televisions, DVD and CD player, inclusive of access to the Swiss Executive Club Lounge, kick-start your morning with a gourmet hot breakfast and from early evening relax with pre-dinner drinks and canapes.
Classic Room
One King or two Double beds based on availability, with city views with a functional work area, high speed broadband internet access, feather pillows upon request with fullsize bathtub and separate shower. Rates are based on 2 persons with additional charges for extra persons.
Swiss Advantage Room
One King or two Double beds based on availability, with panoramic views of the city skyline, espresso coffee machine, ergonomic work area, high speed broadband internet access, feather pillows upon request with full-size bathtub and separate shower tones. It is spacious and comfortable room with functional work area including high speed broadband internet access, feathered pillows upon request, luxurious en suite with marble vanity, full-size bathtub with a separate shower stall. These rooms offer panoramic views of the city skyline. Rates are based on 2 persons with additional charges for extra persons.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities

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Hotel Map

-33.8708 151.2071
Area served
Sydney.
Nearby airports
Sydney International Airport.
Area description
Swissotel Sydney has long been the choice of discerning travellers, where they can find the warmth of Australian hospitality mixed with an International flavour. This deluxe five star hotel is located above one of Australia's most iconic department stores, centrally positioned amongst Sydney's prime tourist, shopping and entertainment districts, including Pitt Street Mall and Queen Victoria Building. Plus, it is only a short stroll to Darling Harbour, which features the Sydney Aquarium and Cockle Bay Wharf.

Nearby points of interest

  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.1 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.1 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.2 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.2 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.3 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.3 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.4 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.4 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.1 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.1 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.2 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.2 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.3 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.3 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.4 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.4 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.4 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.4 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.5 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.5 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.6 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Customs House: 0.6 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Star City Casino: 0.7 mi
  • Belmore Park: 0.7 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.7 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.8 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 0.8 mi
  • Government House: 0.9 mi
  • University of Technology: 1 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 1 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 1.1 mi
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 1.1 mi
  • Wentworth Park: 1.3 mi
  • Luna Park Sydney: 1.6 mi
  • University of Sydney: 1.6 mi
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 1.6 mi
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 1.7 mi
  • Fox Studios Australia: 1.9 mi

Dining

Crossroads Bar
Crossroads Bar is located on level 8. The lush surroundings are the ideal place to relax over high tea or a few drinks. The Crossroads Bar is also an ideal meeting place to catch up with colleagues or friends.
Just Pure Bistro Restaurant
Just Pure Bistro Restaurant is located on Level 8. It features modern Australian cuisine complemented by fine wine from the restaurant's extensive wine and loft cellar. Catering for the needs of corporate clients and leisure guests, the Just Pure Bistro menu is designed to deliver a satisfying experience by combining excellent variety, fresh taste and exceptional service.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Swissotel Sydney's conference and event facilities include nine function rooms, located on the eighth and ninth floors. The Blaxland Ballroom is a heritage listed column-free Ballroom that is well suited for any event; whether it is a conference for up to 210 delegates or a gala dinner for 300 guests. The Blaxland Ballroom's unique warm timber features, tapestry panel surroundings and art deco touches create an intimacy perfect for any event. The Oak Room, located adjacent to the Blaxland Ballroom, has the ability to accommodate a workshop for up to 24 delegates or an annual AGM meeting of 40 shareholders.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (97)

Ratings and reviews for Swissotel Sydney

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
97 out of 97
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.2

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Swissotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
VK NYC
New York, NY
Jan 24, 2013

Good value

The location is fantastic and I would stay here again. The staff was very friendly and willing to help. When I emailed asking about transfers to the hotel, they promptly responded with a document detailing my options. I would note that it would be good for travelers if the staff keeps informed of the rules for foreigners trying to get tax back at the airport (i.e. you can go to the customs office Before Checking Bags to get inspected and a stamp. This way you can put your stuff in your luggage, rather than carry it the whole trip because the tax refund center - TRS - is after security.) I carried my purchases because no one knew the procedure, or the rules as to what qualifies for tax back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Sydney's top restaurants likely book up Before you arrive. Do your homework, or ask the concierge before you travel for recommendations, and then book your restaurants asap.

Review of Swissotel Sydney

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Martin A.
Austin, Texas
Dec 18, 2012

Sydney hotel perfect

The hotel is perfectly located to accomadate the vacation travler. Almost everything in Sydney is within walking distance and that is what I was looking for. The room was without flaw and the service was first rate and friendly. The pool was clean and well maintained. The exercise room was clean well serviced.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The mall and other stores are just around the corner. This is one of the most shop friendly places in the world and one street over is reported to be the most expensive street in the country. If you are looking to buy, it is all here.

Review of Swissotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pjcphd
Business
Seattle, WA
Sep 10, 2012

Expensive amenities, otherwise great experience

The Sydney Swissotel gives guests a five-star experience; the staff respond quickly to any requests, the room was spotless, and almost could be described as spacious. All in all, a fantastic hotel experience. The one big drawback was the cost of amenities. Does it really cost $25 to connect to the Internet for 24 hours? Honestly? Is that necessary? I enjoyed the full breakfast one morning; while good, it was certainly not worth the $35, especially when one can walk out the door, around the corner and find great food at any number of places in the surrounding shopping mecca.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Find amazing food and snacks by heading to the underground shopping area and its many food courts

Review of Swissotel Sydney

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Auders
Paisley
May 20, 2012

Central Hotel

Hotel very good central location, not deserving of 5 stars. Room basic but comfortable. Strange - reception area on 8th floor. Breakfast basic (was pulled up to pay for breakfast by restaurant manager and I had to leave breakfast room to go to reception - even though it was in our booking cost - embarassing for us as a family?) Right next to Tower and walking distance to all major attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Swissotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
A Mando
Dallas, TX, USA
Mar 22, 2012

Spring Break

Good location where you can walk to most area of interest.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Swissotel Sydney

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
amsling
Fort Worth, TX
Feb 16, 2012

Stay down the street

This property is far from being 5 star. After a 17 hour flight and hours of delays in customs we were ready for a stiff drink. When we checked in I asked where the ice machine. was and was told down the hall and if there was a problem go to the next floor. Well the ice mach is on the 17th floor but the room key is restricted to your floor only. called room service and after 50 min. no ice so I called again. Eventually went down to the bar in the lobby for ice. This Hotel is an old remodeled re-branded property. There is little frontage on street level, save the concierge's desk. Lobby is on the 8th floor. No towels at the pool, Spa closed on weekends. There is a 5 star down the street with a name beginning with "H", Stay there! You won't be sorry.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Stay at the "H" down the strret

Review of Swissotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jiri
Houston, Texas
Feb 12, 2012

Location, location, location!

The location was superb in the middle of everything - sightseeing spots, shopping, food, transport, you name it. You could reach all these places by walking for a few minutes.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Food court on the fifth level of the Westfield shopping mall.

Review of Swissotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CAG1
Atlanta, GA
Nov 12, 2011

Food & Bar Facilities

Very limited facilities. Understaff. Very slow service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Swissotel Sydney

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Puerto Rico
Feb 4, 2011

Excellent location and price

The hotel was very accesible, the decoration was modern, very comfortable. We travel a lot and this hotel was really good for the price we paid. The employees were very friendly and helpfull. We really enjoy the stay. Hotel for two days before a cruise and planned to stay in another hotel after the cruise. Since we liked it we stay again in it for three more days after the cruise. I recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Swissotel Sydney

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Puerto Rico
Feb 4, 2011

Excellent location and price

The hotel was very accesible, the decoration was modern, very comfortable. We travel a lot and this hotel was really good for the price we paid. The employees were very friendly and helpfull. We really enjoy the stay. Hotel for two days before a cruise and planned to stay in another hotel after the cruise. Since we liked it we stay again in it for three more days after the cruise. I recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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