Opened earlier this year, Sydneyâ€™s 1888 Hotel serves as hip and beautiful base to discover Australia’s biggest city. Originally built in 1888 and located in the Sydney inner-city area of Pyrmont, it was refurbished and upgraded but retains some of itsÂ original architecture. Pyrmont, one of Sydneyâ€™s most densely populated suburb, is filled with businesses, shops, and food and drink establishments making for a friendly and interesting neighborhood. The 1888 Hotel also is close to a number of popular destinations including Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay, the Sydney Fish Market, and The Star.
The hotel has 90 rooms, which all have three-meter-high ceilings, exposed brick walls, original ironbark beams, large sound-proof windows, bespoke furniture, walk-in rain showers, and works created by Australian artists adorning the walls. The rooms range from the snug 15-square-meter Shoebox rooms to the Williamson Suite, a two-level space that has its own private entrance and spans 20 square meters inside and 17 square meters outside. Tech-wise, each room has an iPad and complimentary Wi-Fi.
139 Murray Stâ€‹; 61-2/8586-1888; 1888hotel.com.au; doubles from US$133.