Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel & Accommodation

Located close to the city's CBD while boasting a number of outstanding attractions of its own, Darling Harbour is an excellent place to base yourself for a stay in Sydney.

A former dockside precinct, it's now a tourist hub and exhibition centre offering the visitor a variety of accommodation options, whether they're after a five-star room or a cheap Darling Harbour hotel putting them close to the action on a budget. Also included in the mix are serviced apartments, a good option for a long-stay or business trip, while backpackers will also find quality hostel options in the area.

A number of Sydney's pre-eminent attractions will be on your doorstep, ranging from the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre to the Chinese Gardens of Friendship, an authentically designed sanctuary based on Chinese principles dating back to the 5th century. Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, Cockle Bay wharf has become a vibrant hub of al fresco dining and hip bars.

Of course, you don't need to limit yourself to the immediate area - it's just a short walk, for example, to take in the bustling Sydney Fish Markets or eat out in colourful Chinatown. Meanwhile, with the CBD just a stroll up the hill, you'll soon find yourself smack-bang in the centre of the city, with all its shopping and entertainment possibilities on offer.

From here, you can catch a train or bus to Circular Quay, where you have the choice to explore the historical Rocks district, visit the Sydney Opera House or take a ferry to an iconic destination like Taronga Park Zoo or Manly.

You are also well-placed to get to and from the airport, with the Sydney Airport Link railway service from Central taking 10 to 15 minutes to reach the Domestic and Internation terminals at Sydney Airport.

Booking yourself into some Darling Harbour accommodation is a great way to experience the best that Sydney has to offer, with a wealth of possibilities all around you.