Monday, 26 October 2015

I stayed at the best hotel in Sydney... Swissotel REVIEW

My Sydney trip that I recently had was the best EVER, the people I was surrounded with, the reasons why I went up there and to top it all the hotel that I was kindly provided a complimentary stay with.

Swissotel Sydney is hands down the most beautiful hotel I have ever laid eyes on.
Everything about it just left you saying wow or smiling at.

The Swissotel Sydney, a 369 luxury room five start hotel is located on Market Place in the CBD heart of Sydney, with everything at your doorstop. Short walk to all those Sydney attractions like the Harbour Bridge, Opera House as well as being right at the corner hub of Pitt Street with all the cafes, shops and restaurants you could need.

Located on the ground floor is the concierge who can arrange valet parking for you for $60 a day. No worries about where to find parking in the busy city, just stop right at the doors of Swissotel and they will take care of it for you. For myself as a 'tourist' in the city it was very beneficial and not to mention if you have many bags, you are not lugging them around with you whilst you make your way to the hotel.

The concierge will collect your keys and bring his trolley to take your luggage, a flick not even lifted and the relaxation is already kicking in.
Take a short trip on the lift up to level 8 where you will be at the 'ground' floor of the hotel's reception and lobby that has some conference room space, lounge and bar/coffee area - Crossroads Bar with a restaurant - JPB also located on the same floor.

Upon checking in we were meet by the Assistant Manager on duty who offered to take us to our room with a tour on the way, this was phenomenal. We kindly accepted the tour as we wanted to be able to see everything that the Swissotel offered.

The scents of this stunning aroma fills the hotel floors in which the Assistant Manager advised us that the cooling is fragranced to let of the scent of feeling at home, definitely felt like a place I would want to call home.

Taking the lifts once again we stopped off first at level 9 which has meeting rooms, computer and office use as well as a Executive Club Lounge area that overlooks the Crossroads Bar on the level below and can be utilized by those who stay within certain rooms; Signature Skyline or Executive room.
Inside the Executive Club Lounge you are provided with a full buffet breakfast from 6am till 10:30am, high tea from midday and pre-dinner drinks and canapes from 5pm till 7:30pm. Outside and during these hours up until 10:30pm you can come in and relax in the lounge, taking care of business with comfy chair and table areas. Tea and coffee as well as chilled soft drink and waters is provided complimentary as well as fresh fruit from the basket.

The Assistant Manager then took us up another level to level 10 where this was the real serenity and lifestyle place to be area with spa rooms, gym, outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi.

It was then time to head to our room, located on the top floor level 25 was our room. As soon as the elevator doors opened the mind was already blown, the marble stone on the feature parts of walls, the blue and gold carpet with a modern design. We opened the doors to our room to this beautiful and spacious room that just made you sigh was how comfortable you know you would be.
The Assistant Manager showed us the mini bar and coffee station located within the room and left with advising us if there was anything they can assist with to give them a call.

The beds were really something. It was a long day for us and as soon as I got the chance I had to lay down to see if the bed was just as comfy as it looked... It was even more comfier than it looked. I couldn't wait to get into bed that night as I knew I would be sleeping like a baby.
A bed that was complete with a pillow menu to satisfy your resting time. Should you wish to change the pillows provided to something of more satisfaction you can call reception to have this arranged.

A bowl of fruit, some Swiss water and a plate of delectable desserts greeted us with a handwritten note from the Marketing Manager herself. A beautiful gesture and something that I thought was really put the cherry on the cake.

The next thing we did is headed for that Executive Club Lounge as this was post our Bloggers United AU Sydney event we wanted to ensure we noted down all the good things and suggestions/ideas we had flowing through our heads. We spent easily an hour or so just brainstorming and going over how well our day was going in complete.

We were completely drained after a good session working that it was time to unwind and we headed down to the lobby floor when you can have some casual drinks or share a meal at the Crossroads Bar, a hard stiff drink was what us ladies did whilst sitting in the gorgeous little pods opposite the reception desks.

After having a drink together, sharing memories and laughs it was time to retire to our room for a good earned nights sleep in those immaculate beds were we eyeing off since we arrived to our room.

Jasmine took the luxury time of soaking in the rooms bath whilst I myself hit the sack straight away and felt like I could sleep forever in the comfort of the Swissotel beds.

In the morning, as per any morning I am super hungry for breakfast so I can start my day.
I got dressed, did my makeup in the bathroom with the super helpful pull out circular mirror which is attached to the bathroom wall so you can really see your face and headed down to the Executive Club Lounge for a buffet breakfast.

The breakfast put on by the Swissotel definitely tops any other place I have been before.
A gourmet range of hot breakfast delights of sausages, baked beans, scrambled and poached eggs, soups, steamed vegetables and several kinds of breakfast including banana bread and some pastries as well as having a full range of teas, juices, coffee. You would then look to the other side of the kitchen benches and have an array of fresh fruit, mixed bircher muesli's, yogurts and cereals. I highly doubt there would be someone who couldn't find something that would be of desire within that delicious mouth watering range.

I do believe I was one of the first in the lounge ready for breakfast as I wanted to start my day early and adventure around town which was super easy to get to as Swissotel is right in the heart of the CBD and conveniently located right next door to the Westfield Shopping Centre.

I took the morning to explore the hotel once again and see everything from a lighter day set. I was so upset that I didn't pack bathers for the jacuzzi or pool and also being that I sent my sister home with my runners the night before so I couldn't use the gym facilities.

After adventuring around and exploring the hotel some more I met with the beautiful Marketing Manager of the Swissotel over coffee and was able to learn more about herself and tell her myself how impressed I was with the hotel and how stunning it was.
I was super keen to see a 'Kids Room' all set up as I had done some research about the hotel before my stay and saw they offered 'Kids Rooms' in which they deck out a room filled with children novelties from the bed sheets to toys in the room. Unfortunately there was not one set up at the time as these are only done up by requested only, in that case... I know where I will be visiting when I head back to Sydney with the family.

Swissotel is a hotel I would highly recommend with several different price points on rooms that will not disappoint and be the luxurious RnR stay you need.

Features of the Swissotel to keep in mind:

  • JPB - The Swissotel's resident restaurant 
  • Crossroads Bar - The Swissotel's resident bar/lounge area
  • Complimentary wifi/internet access - printer on hand as well as computers for use
  • Wellness facilities - jacuzzi, heated pool, spas and gym
  • Valet parking
  • Executive Club Lounge - if staying within certain rooms.
  • CBD location with everything in walking distance.
  • 5 star luxury hotel

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Swissotel Sydney, I received a complimentary one nights stay at the above mentioned hotel in exchange for its promotion here. I received no payment for this review and all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.


  1. I am so glad you found this lovely hotel to stay in Hun! It looks wonderful. Congratulations on a fab Sydney event. X

    1. It was amazing! Super over the moon at how amazing it was!
      We did stay at the Cambridge as well - that was the Saturday night.


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