Imagine this. You have just arrived in Sydney for a weekend getaway. After a bustling journey from the airport you finally get to your hotel and you’re impressed the minute you walk in. You snap a couple pics to incite envy in all of your Instagram friends and get ready to post – but wait a second – where’s the WiFi connection?!
Here we’ve bundled 12 of Sydney’s most gorgeous hotels, and what’s even better is that they all come with free WiFi!
If we’re talking about being at the height of everything modern and tech-savvy, nothing voices this more than Sydney’s uber-trendy hotel, The Establishment. Set in a converted warehouse in the heart of the CBD, this is the kind of place that leaves trendsetters drooling. Oh and did we mention it has free WiFi?
When it comes to offering a range of in-room facilities that go hand in hand with free WiFi, The Establishment has it covered. Think Bose stereos, Apple TVs, and iPads – the perfect ensemble to initiate any good party. The hotel’s 31 rooms are chic in design, using a palette of soft beige and cream hues alongside potted flowers. High quality furnishings are accompanied by tasteful cushions and throws, and the marble and wooden flooring simply screams class.
If you’re hoping to unwind for the weekend, the marble bathroom boasts a free-standing bath which is an ideal invitation to a relaxing soak-in with Netflix. If you’d rather venture out for some tucker, the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant, Est. serves modern Australian fare with a twist.
The Old Clare
Free WiFi in Sydney can be fun, but so can socialising in a local bar meeting the Sydneysiders. Fortunately The Old Clare blends both pastimes perfectly. Set across two heritage-listed buildings, including the former Clare Hotel pub, this seriously cool accommodation retains the energy of its colourful history. Both buildings have been restored with careful attention to detail, offering guests an eclectic hotel experience from start to finish.
Located on the newly re-developed Kensington Street precinct in the heart of hipster Chippendale, you can benefit from the area’s mix of cool restaurants, bars, and galleries. That’s not to say that the rooms and their seriously fast free WiFi connection aren’t enough to keep you put!
The 62 loft-style rooms pair vintage fixtures with a contemporary style that perfectly suits the WiFi-hopping traveller. Bathrooms feature wood vanities and free-standing baths, and come with complimentary Triumph and Disaster bathroom amenities. For your Skype catch-up with the family, head to the rooftop pool and recline on a sun-lounge as you share your holiday stories with envious relatives.
Are you the type of person who loves a good bit of online drama? Well at QT you can get your drama fix for real. Set in a former theatre, QT pays tribute to the building’s origins, blending theatrical décor and bold designs seamlessly. You too can feel like Ms. Marilyn Monroe as you recline in a boudoir-style room embellished with vivid red tones and throws that mix floral, stripes, and patterns to perfection. QT is all about kitsch meets cool – and it plays on this flawlessly.
Located only minutes from Hyde Park, QT Hotel treats guests to all the essential conveniences of a stay in the big city. All 200 rooms boast free high-speed internet with a connection that’s so fast you’ll be swiping right on Tinder for hours.
If you’d rather ditch the dating, make use of the complimentary in-room movies and relax with some T2 tea or a freshly brewed coffee from your personal Nespresso machine. Bathrooms are ultra-chic and come with walk-in rain showers and Malin and Goetz toiletries – hello bliss!
The Urban Newtown
Newtown has become an enclave of cool in Sydney’s inner west. It’s a hip haven of brunch locales, live music venues, and late-night bars that are un-inhibited by Sydney’s lock out laws. With its industrial design and cutting-edge furnishings, it’s little surprise that The Urban hotel is fitting in perfectly. Being so modern and up-to-date, a high-speed free WiFi connection goes without saying. But what’s even better is that along with WiFi, guests can appreciate a free mini-bar filled with locally brewed craft beer and quality Australian wine. So you can be sure to quaff some complimentary wine while you sit back and enjoy an episode of House of Cards online.
The boutique hotel offers studio rooms that pair contemporary design with soft blue and white tones. Chrome chairs and a recycled timber bedhead echo the industrial style of the hotel, while luxury linens and woven cushions add a softened touch.
The rooms are also appointed with fully-equipped kitchens which come with Nespresso machines – ideal for a lazy morning in with a smartphone and Nespresso in hand! Once you’re ready to roll out of bed, appreciate the modern bathroom which features a dreamy rain shower.
Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
If you’re the modern traveller who’s all about WiFi, smartphones, and tablets, you’re likely to love Darling Harbour. The well located area is flash, modern, and happening with world-class restaurants and attractions certain to entertain. If this sounds like your ideal Sydney location, a night at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour won’t disappoint.
Right in the heart of Darling Harbour, Ovolo 1888 is the ideal haunt for all those self-professed freebie lovers! Not only does the hotel offer free super speed WiFi, but a free continental breakfast, a free in-room minibar and snacks, and the best bit – free happy hour each night from 5:30pm-6:30pm in the hotel’s bar, Lo Lounge. Looks like it’s time to get Martini’ed!
Set in a former-warehouse-come-factory, Ovolo 1888 is all about making industrial cool. The chic rooms creatively blend the building’s original features with contemporary furnishings and fittings adding a modern touch. Think exposed brick walls and large warehouse style windows alongside bold graffiti artwork and lemon-coloured armchairs.
If you’re looking to get comfortable and connected, recline on the custom-made king-sized bed and make use of your in-room iPad for a surf session of Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Fraser Suites Sydney
Hello opulence, hello free WiFi, hello Fraser Suites! Set in a glass high-rise building that’s just minutes away from the elegant Queen Victoria Building shopping centre, Fraser Suites is the type of haunt that’s certain to leave you feeling like a Class A kind of traveller. Designed by Sir Norman Foster, the towering 42-storey building offers 201 serviced apartments that bestow all of the essential modern day luxuries of today. With both short-term and long-term accommodation options available, Fraser Suites is the ideal solution for either the weekend venturer or the business traveller.
The studio, one, and two bedroom apartments offer a minimalist design and boast floor-to-ceiling windows, which guarantee an abundance of natural light and panoramic city scape vistas. All apartments are equipped with state-of-the-art kitchens, iPod docking stations, and Nespresso machines so you may never feel the need to leave this home away from home!
If you’d rather venture out and have a break from your Facebook newsfeed, head to the indoor swimming pool and take a refreshing dunk. Looking for more hotels with views in Sydney? Check out our Sydney views post.
Sydney is known for many things – the striking Opera House, the glistening harbour, and Bondi Beach! With its pristine shore and world-class waves, many flock to this inner-city inlet for their fair share of sun, sand, and surf. If you’re staying in Sydney and you’re looking to get in on all of Bondi’s action, a stay at the coveted Ravisi’s is essential.
Located directly on the beach promenade, this elegant boutique hotel seamlessly blends a relaxed beachside vibe with professional finesse and attention to detail. While a stay in Bondi Beach is all about the outdoors, Ravesi’s also recognises the needs of the modern day traveller and guarantees a fast and free WiFi connection – hello beach Snapchats!
The hotel offers 12 individually styled rooms, with each reflecting a trendsetting design that is fresh and reminiscent of the sea. A palette of soft greys and blues compliment the crisp white bed linen and bold pieces of artwork.
All rooms come with flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations, and if you’re lucky you might even secure yourself a Juliet balcony overlooking the beach. Now all you need to do is find your Romeo on Tinder and you can tick off your summer fling.
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour promises an enjoyable experience in Sydney from start to finish thanks to its prime location, scenic harbour views, and line-up of quality restaurants and seafood markets. Nestled in the heart of all this action is PARKROYAL Darling Harbour. The PARKROYAL is a large upscale hotel that delivers contemporary accommodation for the glitz-seeking voyager. With complimentary WiFi and a plethora of other inner-city mod cons, this hotel makes for the perfect weekend away for any type of traveller, be it solo, couple, or business.
Offering a mix of hotel rooms and suites, guests can appreciate panoramic views of either Darling Harbour or the Sydney skyline. All rooms feature king-sized or twin bedding, which are resplendent in luxury linen and fluffy pillows. There’s no better place for you to catch up on your Facebook newsfeed or add the latest photo to your Instagram. A colour palette of soft cream and grey tones is elegantly paired with splashes of floral printed cushions and colourful artwork.
As tempting as it might be to spend your night online, the ritzy bathrooms are the ideal space to get dolled up in for a night on the town! Think marble tiling, large vanities, and a collection of complimentary top of the line amenities. Hello glamour!
Simpsons at Potts Point
With the constant wave of new smartphones, tablets, and Apple watches, many could be led into thinking the figurative case of in with the new and out with the old was a reality. At Simpsons at Potts Point, this is not the case. The elegant, boutique hotel successfully pairs all the charm of yesteryear with the modern convenience of WiFi, and the best part is that it’s free. Along with the free WiFi, you can also enjoy complimentary port and sherry in the drawing room – the perfect accompaniment to any online surf session.
Set amidst the leafy tree-lined streets of Potts Point, in Challis Avenue, Simpsons is a hidden sanctuary in the heart of the city. Located in a heritage building circa 1892, the 12-bedroom hotel is the perfect subject of any Instagram photo. Think period features including open fireplaces, a grand staircase, and stained-glass windows.
All rooms blend elegant tones of lemon and cream, and offer well-appointed ensuite bathrooms. If you’re hoping to indulge in a totally relaxing weekend, book the Cloud Suite which comes with a private Jacuzzi. All that’s left to organise now is the champagne and a suitable Spotify playlist!
Sydney Harbour Bed and Breakfast
Fancy stepping back in time? At Sydney Harbour Bed and Breakfast you can do just that. And the best bit? You don’t even need to leave behind the modern essentials – WiFi that is! This quaint bed and breakfast voices the charm of Australian history while guaranteeing all of the necessary mod cons for the 21st century traveller. You can be sure to Instagram a piece of the past thanks to the super-fast free WiFi connection here!
Situated in The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bed and Breakfast boasts a timeless mix of period features including polished timber floors, detailed mantelpieces, and tasteful cottage-style furnishings.
As you climb the grand antique staircase, take a moment to absorb all the vestiges of ‘life back then’. The Victorian building offers 9 fully-restored rooms that are all named after famous historical figures involved in Australia’s discovery – look them up on your smartphone if you’re not sure!
Rooms are warm in design and are appointed with queen-sized beds and the possibility of Opera House views. In the morning, you can be treated to a fully-cooked breakfast in the dining room before you venture out on your Sydney expedition.
Quest Bondi Junction
Want to be in the hub of all the action? Bondi Junction is the ideal crossroad between beach and city, boardies and suits. Minutes to the idyllic Bondi Beach and equally close to oh-so-chic Oxford Street, the Junction guarantees convenience above all else in Sydney. In its heart, Quest Bondi Junction promises reliable and modern apartment accommodation, offering all of the necessary features for the bustling traveller – namely free WiFi with unlimited data!
The studio apartments are tasteful in design, and feature dark woods, soft grey carpet, and white linens. Splashes of teal throws and cushions add accentuated colour, evoking sentiments of the nearby ocean. The king-sized beds are appointed with quilted headboards which add an elegant touch to the modern space. All types of travellers appreciate a good bathroom, and Quest Bondi certainly delivers.
Think walk-in shower, large vanity, and a collection of complimentary amenities. While Bondi Junction offers many tasty eating haunts, the well-equipped kitchenette, flat screen TV, and addictively fast WiFi connection may mean you never want to leave the comfort and convenience of Quest Bondi Junction.
Ready to get hip in the city? Nestled in the heart of the CBD, Park8 bestows a slice of cool on Sydney’s buzzing downtown. This award-winning hotel is ideal for all those business or leisure-seeking travellers who simply can’t get enough of a decent free WiFi connection. The building’s contemporary design and its position beside fellow high-risers alludes to the feeling of being a high-flying New Yorker – but down under! Located within minutes of Hyde Park, the Queen Victoria Building, and Martin Place, Park8 makes for a truly convenient weekend stay in the harbour city.
The décor of the rooms is inspired by great city parks of the world, using earthy tones of forest green and mahogany, alongside welcomed splashes of lilac and citrus for a touch of pizazz. The contemporary furnishings reflect the hotel’s downtown vibe, and the inviting king-sized beds are appointed with micro cloud bed toppers to guarantee a dreamy slumber.
With free WiFi, an iPod docking station, and an abundance of complimentary T2 tea, all that’s left to organise is your best Spotify holiday playlist and you’re set for your Sydney weekend away.
Whether you’re looking for a beachside sojourn in Bondi or you’d rather sample some craft beers in inner-city Newtown, there is no denying that a common hotel request for any 21st century traveller is a trusty free WiFi connection. So now that we’ve uncovered all the free WiFi hotspots in Sydney, there’s no excuse for slumming it with sub-standard or overpriced internet! Now you can send all the Snapchats or seek out your next romance on Tinder…the opportunities are endless. Looks like it’s time to get connected – stylishly!