If you’re looking for a Sydney CBD hotel within walking distance of Darling Harbour and close to a train station, it’s worth considering ParkRoyal Darling Harbour. Darling Harbour is a popular venue for conferences and conventions but even if you’re just staying in Sydney for leisure, being close to Darling Harbour has its benefits.
What’s there to do?
Darling Harbour has a huge choice of restaurants and bars. So choosing a hotel within walking distance after night out has its benefits.
You could stroll down to Cockle Bay for a drink or a coffee. Or browse the galleries and shops at The Rocks.
Pitt Street Mall isn’t too far away (this is the shopping precinct in Sydney for fashion) and then there are the upmarket designer boutiques in the Queen Victoria Building or The Strand Arcade.
How do I get to ParkRoyal Darling Harbour?
From Sydney Airport, you can either take a taxi or the Airport Link. ParkRoyal Darling Harbour is a short walk from Town Hall Station.
What about the rooms?
Superior Rooms have downtown views but if you’re after more of a Sydney ambience it’s worth booking a Darling Harbour room, which is particularly attractive at night when the skyline is all lit up.
Club rooms are on the eighth and ninth floors. Rooms are decorated with contemporary stylish furnishings and muted tones.
What’s special about the hotel?
ParkRoyal Club provides members with benefits worth paying extra for, such as complimentary breakfast, twilight drinks and canapés (between 5.30 and 7pm) as well as refreshments throughout the day.
There’s a decent breakfast spread with hot and cold selections. The pastry selection is particularly enticing and there’s a coffee machine that makes decent coffee.
Staff are friendly, efficient and helpful.
Club members also receive priority check-in and are guaranteed of a late check-out.
ParkRoyal Club is located on level nine and faces Darling Harbour. It’s a good spot to sip wine and gaze at Darling Harbour.
There are plenty of comfy seats with lounges you can sink into as well as dining tables.
What’s there to eat?
ABODE Bistro and Bar does a decent and well-priced lunch. And the High Tea at ABODE Bistro and Bar is worth experiencing if you’re staying between Friday and Sunday.
Dishes that are a modern twist on classic favourites, such as prosecco-cured salmon roulade or blueberry and vanilla scones with rose-scented Chantilly cream.
Christina Pfeiffer was a guest of ParkRoyal Darling Harbour
See ParkRoyal Darling Harbour for more information about staying there.
Looking for a coastal destination for a family holiday? Read this post.
There are lots of amazing places to visit in NSW. Here are some Kiama things to do.