Sydney, Australia: The Best Boutique Hotels Down Under

G’day mate! Sydney, Australia, a city most known for its feature in Finding Nemo, is actually a bustling metropolis with an abundance of things to do and see. It’s located in New South Wales on Australia’s eastern coast and whether you want to explore the landscapes, shop in the city, or catch some waves, we’ve got a hotel for you!

Old Meets New at The Old Clare Hotel

Experience Sydney’s rich history firsthand at The Old Clare Hotel. It’s located in Chippendale, a once industrial, crime-ridden-turned-trendy neighborhood whose origins go back thousands of years to its original native inhabitants. The area now boasts incredible, diverse gastronomy, art galleries, and plenty more creative spaces that pay homage to its roots.

As is the style of Chippendale, rooms at The Old Clare are upscale yet funky and eclectic, featuring a variety of materials, colors, and patterns. Exposed brick juxtaposes new hardwood floors in the Clare Suite while brightly colored furniture completes the Chippendale Loft. The urban yet greenery-filled rooftop bar, which brings in a DJ for weekend nights, serves delectable drinks and snacks all day–breakfast included! Eat and drink poolside under a modern canopy while admiring the Sydney skyline. A 24-hour gym and complimentary bikes will allow you to stay active while on vacation. This metropolitan paradise is not to be missed.

Hotel Ravesis is Ravishing Inside and Out 

We can’t stop raving about Hotel Ravesis! This charming hotel honors the laid-back surfer vibes of Bondi Beach. Pink and white exteriors make the property feel like a quintessential beach house. It offers 16 rooms, all of which boast bright, crisp white interiors with pastel touches and feel like the perfect beachside accommodation. Enjoy breathtaking views of Bondi shores from your terrace or large window.

Enjoy Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and drinks after working up an appetite surfing (or simply lounging on the beach, of course. Both are exhausting!) Public Bar often has live music, so make sure to check out the schedule of performers online! The Ravesis experience isn’t to be missed.

Savor Every Moment at Spicers Potts Points

High tea at the hotel? Yes, please! Stay in an intricately decorated 19th century terrace house at Spicers Potts Point. The property boasts 16 comfortable, elegant rooms and 4 magnificent suites including the crown jewel Victoria Terrace Suite. This luxurious, work-from-home friendly accommodation comes with a fireplace and lovely terrace on which you can enjoy Sydney’s moderate climate. Blue, marine-inspired elements that pay tribute to the Sydney harbor as well as contemporary design can be found throughout the houses.

The vibrant and historic Potts Point area is known for cafés and eateries, nightlife, markets, and more. You’ll have plenty to explore here, and the hotel offers a variety of local experiences such as a yacht cruise through the harbor.

Live a Little at Little National

Little National’s motto is “Live a Little,” and they sure do provide the perfect place to do that. 230 rooms are simple yet elegant and come well equipped with everything a traveler may need. The stunning rooftop lounge provides the perfect place to work or play. It’s conveniently located from Wynyard Train Station which provides easy access throughout Sydney and beyond.

Hannah Seiken

By Hannah Seiken in Country , Boutique hotels , Lifestyle hotels