Sydney Hotels & Accommodation

Although rightly celebrated for being one of the most beautiful harbour cities in the world, Sydney is so much more than just a pretty face. Australia's pre-eminent urban centre is also a thriving metropolis of art and sporting culture, with a multicultural and sophisticated heart. And with areas of spectacular natural beauty like the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury River on its fringes, a Sydney holiday offers abundant possibilities.

Sydney accommodation is plentiful – whether you're looking to stay in the city or hang out by the beach. Both five-star accommodation and cheap Sydney hotels can be found to position you close to the action!

Sydney's CBD mixes business with pleasure in style, offering an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, cafes, theatres and terrific shopping strips amidst the high-rises. There are a number of Sydney hotels in this area to put everything practically on your door-step. Explore on foot to discover gems such as the Sydney Markets, Chinatown and the Darling Harbour entertainment and exhibition precinct – or take a quick ride via bus or train to Circular Quay, the bustling transport hub.

From the Quay, it's a short walk to the heritage Rocks area or you could take to the water on an iconic Sydney Ferry. The latter gives you a quintessential Sydney experience, taking in the grand sweep of the harbour as you cruise past famous landmarks such as the Bridge and Opera House. The ferry is also the perfect way to get to destinations like Manly or the world-class Taronga Zoo.

And no visit to Sydney is complete without a visit to one of its many harbour beaches. The title of the finest of them all is a hotly contested one – and you really are spoilt for choice. Bondi is perhaps the most famous with its classic beach iconography of glistening sands, fabulous surf, the everlasting parade of bronzed bodies and vibrant waterside nightlife. Other favourites include Coogee, with its ocean baths, parks and spectacular coastal-walks, while Palm Beach offers a more tranquil seaside experience just an hour's drive north from the city. Book a car in Sydney and head out to the city's beach fringed coastline.

A dynamic, multi-faceted global city, Sydney has tremendous scope for an enriching and exciting holiday experience ... make sure you plan to stay a while!