This is a long overdue post, as it was just about a year ago, that my wife and spent our anniversary at the one and only Park Hyatt Sydney.
The Park Hyatt Sydney, nested below the Sydney Harbor Bridge, is one of the top Hyatt hotels, as a Category 7. We spent two nights here, utilizing the sign-up bonus from my Chase Hyatt credit card, and we felt that it was a good value.
Arriving at the Sydney Park Hyatt, we ended up walking in. You see, coming from the airport, its fairly easy to just take the train to the Circular Quay station, and from there, its just a 5-10 minute walk to the hotel.
Checking in to the Park Hyatt Sydney
We arrived somewhat early for check-in, but we were immediately accommodated, and escorted to our room for check-in. Unfortunately, because we were on a “free” vs. “paid” rate, we couldn’t use a confirmed suite upgrade, but we were more than satisfied with our room.
Also of note, when the kind woman checking us in, learned that we were celebrating our Anniversary, she swapped out the normal Diamond Welcome amenity bottle of red or white wine for a bottle of Chandon Sparkling Wine. Small things, but we certainly appreciated the bubbly!
For a city hotel, the room felt pretty standard, if a little bigger than expected. We of course didn’t have the kind of suite we had at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, but it was very comfortable.
There was a nice sitting area, and of course a nice view of the Rocks.
I’ll also note, that the balcony, which I spent a fair amount of time out on, was very comfortable and had a partial view of the Sydney Opera House.
While the bathroom didn’t offer amazing privacy, if you were traveling with someone else, you could make things work. That said, it was a very nice bathroom, and the openness certainly made it feel even larger.
The minibar included a nespresso machine, which is always nice to see.
The selections in the minibar fridge, of course, were at the level you would expect for a Park Hyatt.
Park Hyatt Sydney Amenities: The Gym and Pool
While I’m not known for gracing many gyms, I just had to check out the Gym, and of course the rooftop pool.
One thing of note – there are complimentary cold bottles of water in the gym, as well as showers. So if you’re thirsty, or happen to have a late flight, the gym could very well be on your list of places to visit. Or, you know, if you want to work out, I suppose that works too…
While the rooftop pool feels a bit small, the views are amazing, situated just to the side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The pool also had a great view of the cruise terminal, which makes things even more entertaining, if a particular cruise ship is departing!
A hotel like the Park Hyatt Sydney has to have a nice lobby bar, and it certainly did not disappoint. We only had a couple of drinks in the lobby bar, but did find it to be nice, with good views of the harbour.
As a Hyatt Diamond (soon to be Hyatt Globalist), we were entitled to breakfast in the restaurant, and found the spread to be wonderful.
For lovers of carbs, well, you will be on cloud 9.
I was happy to try a bunch of things that were new to me, like Vanilla Croissant Pudding.
In addition to the wonderful spread, there was also a la carte options.
My favorite was the french toast, that included some chocolate ganache. It was absolutely wonderful.
The Park Hyatt Sydney regularly goes for north of $500-800 per night. It has an excellent location, right on the Sydney Harbour, and the service and amenities are excellent for a city hotel. I particularly enjoyed the wonderful view from the room, and the rather extensive spread at breakfast.
Is the Park Hyatt Sydney a must splurge? Unequivocally. But, it really is a wonderful hotel, if you are celebrating a special event, or want to spend the points to enjoy the luxury.