The iconic view of Sydney that you see in every travel show or brochure lies in front of you if you stay in a Full Harbour View Room at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney like I did. Outside my room (1609) window lay a staggeringly beautiful vision of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. As a cruise fan this stunning view was supplemented most mornings by the sight of a cruise ship docked at the passenger port terminal. So not only did I have the pleasure of enjoying a living postcard outside my room – but had the added thrill of throwing open the curtains in the morning to see what cruise line was in town. It also provided a great seat to watch the ships arriving and departing.
The view is not the only thing that was exceptional about staying at the Four Seasons. The service impressed. I arrived at the hotel before 8am in the morning off a long 22-hour flight from London. The hotel I knew had been full the night before but the helpful Front Desk staff sought out a room that was being vacated early and requested housekeeping to get it ready as soon as possible. I headed out for a stroll and breakfast on Circular Quay close by and the room was ready not long after.
I had access to the Executive Club Lounge and everyone on the team were friendly, eager to help every time we visited. The breakfast spread was excellent with a large range of cereals, fruits, pastries and hot meals choices with eggs freshly cooked by the chef.
The room had the classic Four Season look and feel with a tasteful blend of browns, beige and textures. It felt stylish and classy without being over fussy. The massive bed was soft and comfortable. The room, as the video I made shows, had lots of space with good-sized sofa, large desk, walk-in cupboard with storage for suitcases and bathroom with both shower and bathtub. Free Wi-Fi was included in the rate and although you can upgrade if you need to download or stream large files I found it more than adequate for email, browsing, Facebook and Twitter checking.
The hotel is a very short stroll to the Circular Quay area as well as walking to the main shopping streets.
Staying at the Four Seasons always feels special. This stay was made even better thanks to the location and the view. Looking forward to coming back!
Watch my video tour of Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (Full Harbour View – 1609):
Further reading about Four Seasons Hotels:
Big Trip Australia: I stayed at the Four Seasons Sydney at the start of a month long trip around Australia, which was followed by a cruise from Sydney to Dubai on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. For more on the trip and other experiences: tipsfortravellers.com/bigtrip2014