Positioned in the heart of Sydney, close by The Rocks, The Observatory Hotel is the ideal base from which to explore Australia’s most vibrant city.
This Orient-Express urban retreat is known for its tranquil, boutique atmosphere, yet offers easy access to Sydney Harbour Bridge and big city action.
The many highlights of a stay include a pampering session in its Day Spa, high tea in its Globe Bar and innovative dining in its celebrated Galileo restaurant.
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The Day Spa
The Day Spa at The Observatory Hotel is the perfect place in which to unwind. Step away from the crowds of Sydney and allow yourself to be pampered by our highly qualified staff. Let us smooth away tension whilst treating mind, body and soul.
In The Day Spa you will enjoy La Prairie treatments, one of the world’s most exclusive beauty brands. We also offer our own signature range of luxurious treatments and products, which incorporate a blend of ancient therapies.
The Observatory Health Club
The Observatory Health Club has a limited number of outside memberships and is complimentary for in-house guests.
- Well equipped gymnasium
- 20 metre heated pool
- Whirlpool, sauna and steam rooms (separate ladies and men’s steam room and sauna)
- Executive fitness programmes
- Weight loss programs
- Pilates classes
- Personal training consultations
- Separate changing areas with personal lockers as well as showering facilities and amenities
Rooms and Suites
Spacious, elegant, beautifully appointed, the rooms and suites at The Observatory Hotel, Sydney are welcoming and luxurious.
The Observatory Hotel’s deluxe rooms have the comfortable, cosy atmosphere of a ‘home away from home’. Elegantly appointed with mahogany custom-made furniture, each room features King or Twin beds and is decorated with the utmost attention to detail.
Rich tapestry curtains, set off by rope tasselled tiebacks, provide the perfect backdrop for the antique-style breakfast table and down-filled armchair, while Colonial-style sash windows open to circulate fresh air and provide charming views of Observatory Hill and historic Walsh Bay.
Individual character, exceptional furnishings, spaciousness and elegant charm distinguish the Junior Suites.
Each features wood-panelled walls adorned with etchings of Australian native birds and botanicals, and original sketches of Sydney at the turn of the century. Many have balconies with views of the inner Sydney Harbour of Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour or the city.
Junior Suites also have a relaxing sitting area, with sofa and armchairs within the same room, and include DVD player and broadband internet.
Named after the carriages of the legendary Orient-Express, Executive Suites are renowned for their classic elegance, exquisite fittings and intimate charm.
All Executive Suites feature separate sitting rooms, with full bar facilities, as well as CD and DVD players, and broadband internet. Many of them feature domed ceilings, arch windows and traditional four-poster beds.
Many also have balconies with charming views of Observatory Hill, or the inner Sydney Harbour of Walsh Bay and Darling Harbour with its beautiful sunsets.
The Observatory Suite
The hotel’s most spectacular suite is intimate, luxurious and filled with objets d’art. The bedroom features a magnificent four-poster bed with mahogany hand-carved front posts, as well as a spacious ensuite bathroom lined with wall-to-wall marble.
Furnished with elegant, custom-made furniture, the sitting room’s pale cream colour scheme is offset by the black and gold, oriental-style coffee table and armoire cabinet. The sofa and armchairs face a magnificent white marble, antique fireplace, highlighted by a classic oil painting of Mosman Bay.
Original artworks and an antique, gilt-framed mirror cover the rich, fabric-lined walls and provide the perfect backdrop for the antique walnut writing desk and elegant mahogany dining table with Queen Anne chairs. The rich tasseled curtains at each window frame charming views of historic and heritage listed Observatory Hill.
The Observatory Suite also features a fully equipped kitchen and guest toilet, and has interconnecting doors to deluxe rooms either side, if required.
Restaurants & Bars
Guests at The Observatory Hotel have the choice of two exciting dining options, Globe Brasserie & Bar and the fine dining restaurant Galileo featuring award-winning French cuisine.
The combination of elegant surroundings, exemplary service and gourmet cuisine ensures guests at The Observatory Hotel have a memorable dining experience on every occasion.
Galileo is Sydney’s leading five-star hotel restaurant with a proud record of excellence. It has been consistently recognised for its fine French dining and excellent wine list.
Led by head chef, Masahiko Yomoda, Galileo offers an exciting menu based on a traditional French style with innovative international influences, served in an atmosphere reminiscent of a grand Parisian salon.
Globe Brasserie & Bar
Located within the elegant Observatory Hotel in Sydney’s historic Rocks district, Globe Brasserie & Bar is a fantastic all-day dining brasserie offering a relaxing haven just moments from The Rocks. The Brasserie features fresh local and seasonal produce and mouth-watering favourites as beer-battered fish and chips, a popular tapas menu and The Observatory club sandwich.
The Observatory Hotel
89-113 Kent Street
NSW 2000 Australia
Tel: +61 2 9256 2222
Fax: +61 2 9256 2233