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Central Business District (CBD)

Establishment Hotel

5 Bridge Ln.
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia
TEL: 61-2-9240-3100

Set in a mini-complex that includes several bars and a nightclub, this boutique property (just a stone’s throw from Circular Quay) is understandably popular with the late-night set. The 31 rooms here are spacious and super-stylish, with Japanese dark timber floorboards, brushed steel-and-glass furniture, and slick marble or bluestone baths with double vanities. Some have high, girder-beamed ceilings and a stark black-and-white color scheme; others are softer-edged, with fabrics in shades of dove, mauve, and oatmeal. All have LCD TV’s, Bose iPod docking stations, and mini-bars. Not that you’ll need to drink in your room: just outside are three different hot spots to choose from, including the perennially packed Hemmesphere lounge. There’s also one of the best “mod-Oz” (modern Australian) restaurants in the city, Est—where the menu might include grilled prawns with cauliflower purée or Black Angus beef with chestnut mushrooms.


Room to Book: The Duplex Penthouse, where the chic modular furniture, frosted-glass fixtures, and higher-than-thou location make you feel like a VIP.

Insider Tip:

If you’re keen to be seen, talk to the concierge about getting into Hemmesphere. Even for guests, the line to get in can be outrageously long.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Parking Available

Number of Rooms: 31

Number of Suites: 2

Number of Restaurants: 3

Number of Bars: 3

Year Opened:



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