NYE in Sydney: hotels with firework views

By Lachlan Probyn,

Missed out on an awesome NYE? No worries, because we’ve found the best hotels with firework views for next year.

Save yourself from disappointment by booking your accommodation early. We’ve got you and your mates covered with Sydney’s best NYE hotels, from Circular Quay to Potts Point. Not only are the destinations lit, but you can beat the crowds – in style.


NYE in Circular Quay

The Four Seasons Sydney

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If you’re venturing to Sydney for NYE, why not get in the thick of it all with a stay in Circular Quay? For some serious five-star luxury accommodation with views to envy, a night at The Four Seasons Sydney won’t disappoint.

Choose one of the Harbour Room for unparalleled views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and settle in for the night with a camera and some bubbly in hand.

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NYE hotels in The Rocks

Harbour Rocks Hotel

Just a short walk from Circular Quay through the cobbled street’s of The Rocks, is MGallery’s Harbour Rocks Hotel.

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You could be forgiven for not noticing the hotel on first sight – its heritage facade and large industrial wooden doors do well at hiding the boutique rooms inside.

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Step into the hotel lobby, which is actually more of an atrium. Help yourself to complimentary home-made lemonades, while perusing the extensive library of books that line the lobby walls.

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For the best view of the fireworks, and Darling Harbour, opt for a Harbour View Suite. Be sure to enjoy a drink downstairs at Eric’s Bar in the hotel lobby, or venture up to the rooftop for drinks with harbour views. The wine list has an impressive mix of Australian and International vinos.

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Shangri-La Sydney

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The rocks is Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood, so why not celebrate the turn of the new year by paying tribute to the city’s rich past? Slightly less historical is the super luxe Shangri-La Sydney. You can be sure to secure the best seat in the house for the NYE fireworks at The Altitude Restaurant, which is located on the 36th floor.

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As you sip a flute of champagne and begin the countdown, marvel at spectacular panoramic of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. After all the frivolity has come to an end, retreat to your room which is appointed with all the essentials for an indulgent stay – think a flat screen TV, a queen-sized bed, and plenty of luxury linen.

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NYE in Darling Harbour

Hyatt Regency Sydney

four-points-by-sheraton-roomDarling Harbour is a great place to secure some spectacular firework views, and if you’re looking to experience these from the comfort of a hotel, Hyatt Regency Sydney delivers superbly. Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows featured in the rooms, guests are ensured unobstructed water views. Our recommendation? The Suite, which comes complete with a wrap-around balcony overlooking Darling Harbour.

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Make sure you visits  hotel’s rooftop bar, Zephyr, which will no doubt deliver some spectacular firework views come NYE.

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NYE in Potts Point

The Macleay

The word is out that local journos have been flocking to The Macleay in Potts Point for years to secure their NYE firework snaps. So are you ready to follow the experts? The Macleay comes with million dollar views of the Sydney Opera House – but without the matching price tag.

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The accommodation comes at a reasonable price, and if you’re looking for the best seat in the house, go for one of the Harbour view rooms. Now all that’s left to organise is the friends’ invite and some celebratory bubbly!

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NYE in The Rocks

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks

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This moderately-priced gem in The Rocks is just what you and your girlfriends are looking for. A number of rooms open up to front-seat views of Sydney Harbour – perfect for a classy night of bubbly and some R&R the day after to ease yourself into the New Year. Let your hair down in the outdoor pool, hydrotherapy spa and sauna. And if you promised yourself a new year; a new you, maybe a visit to the on-site gym is more up your alley!

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Choose from a number of rooms including spacious studios, one-bedroom apartments and, in true Rocks fashion, historic terrace houses.

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