Last week was fashion week and Sydney was a buzz with well-dressed people reporting or buying up this season’s collections from the likes of Song for the Mute, Ellery and We Are Handsome. D’Marge was invited by Four Seasons Sydney to spend some time in one of their Harbour View Rooms and cover MBFWA proceedings.
Located just outside the Rocks at the bottom of Sydney’s George St, the Four Seasons sees its fair share of business travellers, cruise ship holidaymakers and fashion bloggers like me. The Four Seasons has recently gone through several overhauls which see the hotel modernised and updated to suit people like. The hotel’s ambiance is warm and quiet, and position in close proximity to business and play things.
One thing which is immediately noticeable is the attention to detail from staff. In a foreign city visitors can often feel overwhelmed. The team at Four Season have designed an environment which helps remove this ‘oh shit I don’t know where to go’ worry by having staff that know Sydney and its little secrets.
Four Seasons Sydney Rooms
Rooms are modern and well-appointed, offering comfy king size beds and work ready desks that look out over the amazing views of Sydney city or harbour. From a Harbour Side Rooms you’ll see the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, not to mention the countless cruise liners coming in and out of port. If you want to live it up, we recommend the suites. Large and spacious with even better views.
We really loved the complimentary shoe shining service offered at the Four Seasons. Simply place your dress shoes in a bag and they’ll come ad grab them, shine them up and have them looking like new before the morning. This was a really nice touch during fashion week.
Eating and drinking at Four Seasons Sydney
If breakfast is not your thing, then Grain is a great place to meet clients for a drink. During my stay I became quite fond of their extensive cocktail list and whiskey selection that features some rare and delicious Japanese blends. As I wrote this post I was knocking back an Old Fashioned that was rather delicious.
Grain opens up onto George St allowing guests to get a feel of the city without having the leave the hotel, which often appeals to the weary traveller.
Keeping fit at Four Seasons Sydney
If the gym is not your thing then the pool will be. The largest outdoor pool of the hotels in Sydney, the Four Seasons pool is suitable for cutting laps or just a little splish splashing with the kids. I did not see any children during my stay, but that’s not to say they’re not more than welcome.
A short walk will see you in the Rocks or at one of the cities many fine restaurants and bars. If Japanese is your thing, then Saki in the Argyll is great or a short walk up Pitt St will see you at the cheap and cheerful Jamie’s Italian. Circular Quay is 100 meters across the way with ferries to Manly or one any of the ports around the harbour.
The Staff at Four Seasons Sydney
The standout from my stay at the Four Seasons Sydney would have to be the staff. We’re accustomed to staying in boutique hotels where staff are often not present to help keep costs down. Four Seasons is the opposite. Friendly staff at your service 24/7 who are always happy to help or stop to have a chat.
If you’re an international guest looking for a holiday stay or a local looking for a weekend away then the Four Seasons Sydney is worth adding to your shortlist. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of home when you’re away and I think the Four Seasons successfully brings this feeling into the stay.