Where to stay
Harbour Rocks Hotel
34 Harrington St, Sydney NSW
(02) 8220 9999
Harbour Rocks Hotel carefully combines contemporary style and historic architecture, managing to stay true to its past while providing a luxurious stay in the heart of Sydney.
Built in 1887, the boutique hotel was originally home to Sydney’s first hospital; it was not until 1989, after various incarnations, that it became a hotel. It later underwent extensive refurbishments, which saw the restoration of many features, including the original brickwork, sandstone and beams. Today, these features enhance the allure of the hotel and add to the rich character that guests have come to associate with it.
Whether you’re visiting for business, pleasure or any other reason, one of the 59 spacious rooms at Harbour Rocks Hotel is bound to suit your stay. Guests can choose between five types of rooms, ranging from a gorgeous heritage room to the top-floor harbour view suite – featuring a private rooftop terrace with views of Sydney’s famous landmarks, only a short walk away.
Every room is different in its shape and layout due to the unique design of the building; this means that every stay at Harbour Rocks Hotel is likely to be different. Decorated in rich heritage tones that are complemented by soft lighting, the hotel truly is a home away from home.
As you enter the lobby at Harbour Rocks Hotel you will be greeted like a friend. The welcoming staff are eager to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible and will go out of their way to look after you and your group.
This friendliness also applies to the staff at the hotel restaurant, Scarlett. Offering sophisticated and modern dining in a heritage space, Scarlett is open to guests for breakfast and dinner every day of the week. Encircled by original sandstone feature walls and soft leather seating, it is very easy to sink into relaxation as you are wine and dine. If you can’t bear to leave the tranquillity of your suite, a world-class in-room dining menu is also on offer.
Harbour Rocks Hotel also features a vintage-inspired French creperie serving fourteen different types of sweet and savoury crepes. Intimate and inviting, Eric’s Bar is particularly ideal for an afternoon cocktail or an evening glass of wine from the extensive list.
Guests are welcome to indulge in a cocktail or enjoy their morning coffee in the leafy courtyard terrace of the Harbour Rocks Hotel. Featuring comfortable outdoor furniture, an exquisite garden and designer lighting, the terrace is an oasis in the heart of the city.
The sense of tranquillity is tangible throughout the entire Harbour Rocks Hotel. Combining modern design elements and historic features, the hotel is rich in character and history.