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T+L's Guide to Sydney, Australia

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Sydney: Stay

The six places to bunk down right now—each with a view of the harbor, of course.

Blue: Rooms at this gem on Woolloomooloo Wharf are loft-?style, with exposed beams and plush beds set against a chocolate-brown and aquamarine palette. Best For: Stylish quarters off the beaten path. $$

The Darling: Sexy and cutting-edge—that’s how to describe the newest addition to Darling Harbour. There’s black-and-red flecked wallpaper in the low-lit corridors, and the push of a button lowers your room’s blinds, turns on the TV, and adjusts the air temperature, all at the same time. Best For: Hipsters in search of a scene. $$

Four Seasons: From the sky-high atrium lobby to the clubby hotel bar and spacious outdoor pool, this classic in the Rocks never disappoints. Best For: Unbeatable service. $$$

Hilton: The glass-walled tower, designed by architects Johnson Pilton Walker (the team behind the Opera House makeover), is a quick stroll from the main landmarks. Best For: Easy access to sightseeing. $$

Park Hyatt: Fronting the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the Park Hyatt occupies the city’s most coveted location. A $68 million renovation only adds to its allure, with new floor-to-ceiling windows and amenities from cult perfumer Le Labo. Best For: Knockout views. $$$$

Hotel Pricing Key
$ Less than $200
$$ $200 to $350
$$$ $350 to $500
$$$$ $500 to $1,000
$$$$$ More than $1,000

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