Flat sharing has become increasingly popular in recent years, but it isn’t always as good as it’s hyped up to be. Sometimes staying in a stranger’s apartment can be weird – cleanliness might not be at the top of the host’s priorities. Sometimes they’ll use photos to make the property look much bigger than it really is.
Avoid these problems with an apartment hotel. This way you get the extra space of an apartment and access to hotel facilities – the best of both worlds. No hassle of having to meet a stranger and pick up the keys. 24-hour check-in is an option. You get to enjoy hotel facilities like pools, gyms and room service. Maybe, most importantly though, you can come home to a freshly made bed each day.
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
The Adina brand are renowned around Australia for their serviced apartments. Their Sydney apartment hotel is conveniently located by Town Hall station, making it easily accessible by rail. If you do decide to drive, parking is also available on site.
Rooms are decorated with more attention than one usually associates with apartment hotels. Designer lamps and leather couches are just some of the features that sets the Adina apart. WiFi here is free, as is access to the hotel gym and indoor and outdoor pools.
If you aren’t keen on using the apartment kitchen, head downstairs and around the corner. Here you’ll find one of Sydney’s most iconic Thai restaurants, Home Thai. The casual restaurant is BYO – get there early to avoid the queue.
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Bondi 38 Serviced
A Sydney apartment hotel at Bondi Beach? Enough said.
Bondi 38’s one and two-bedroom serviced apartments are literally a stone’s throw away from Bondi Beach. Apartments include spacious living areas, balconies that look out to Bondi Beach and some seriously legitimate kitchens. Bedrooms mix a blend of natural timbers and an oversized leather bedhead that serves as the standout piece of the room. Free WiFi and Foxtel sweeten the deal a little more.
Must-eats in the area include renowned Italian restaurant, Icebergs and breakfast hotspot, Bills Bondi. Devote a morning to the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk – a 2.5-kilometre walk along some of the east coast’s best beaches.View on trivago AU View on trivago NZ
Quest at Sydney Olympic Park
If you’re travelling for business in Sydney’s west, then Quest is where to stay. Offering studio, two and three-bedroom apartments, Quest is within walking distance of the Olympic Park train station. Onsite car parking is an added bonus, and is much cheaper compared to parking in the city.
Apartments are fully contained with kitchens and laundries. High speed broadband and in-room desks make working from the hotel a breeze.
Take advantage of Quest’s pantry shopping service, where groceries you need are delivered to your room. If cooking in house isn’t your style, visit nearby Ribs & Rumps and charge the meal to your room account.View on trivago AU View on trivago NZ
Meriton Serviced Apartments Chatswood
Sydney apartment hotels north of the Harbour are hard to come by. Meriton must have noticed this opportunity, and in 2015, opened Chatwood’s first five-star hotel.
Meriton describes these serviced apartments as being ‘built for living, not just sleeping’ and they’re spot on. Each suite is two to three times larger than an average hotel room, and comes with free WiFi and Foxtel. In addition to this, guests receive free use of the hotel’s spa, sauna and lap pool.
Chatswood is best known in Sydney for its food scene. The nearby Westfield has one of Sydney’s best arrays of eateries, including award winning Din Tai Fung, Royal Stacks burger shop, and Vietnamese from Madame Nhu.View on trivago AU View on trivago NZ
Walk into the Adge Apartment Hotel and be greeted by vivid carpets and graffiti-covered walls. Somehow it all works, melding together to create a vibrant space fit for kicking back after a day in Sydney.
Located in bustling Surry Hills, you can step out the front door and take your pick from some of the city’s best cafes, restaurants and bars – Oxford Street is literally just around the corner. Hotel guests receive a special rate in Baccomatto Osteria, the Italian restaurant downstairs. Go for the saffron gnocchi.
The two-bedroom apartments are spacious, coming in at 60-square metres. Wrap-around balconies, smart TVs, a fully-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities make longer stays here comfortable, creating that ‘homely’ vibe. Except these apartments are probably a touch more eclectic than your home.View on trivago AU View on trivago NZ
Quay West Suites Sydney
Five-star hotel apartments in the heart of Sydney. Three blocks from Circular Quay, two blocks from Barangaroo and most importantly, one block from Tuxedo, a bar dedicated to the espresso martini.
Apartment layouts are varied, but all offer stellar views of Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay or the CBD. Apartments feature kitchens, separate living and dining areas as well as work desks and WiFi. Two-bedroom suites are ideal for longer work trips with colleagues or family holidays. These provide ample space to relax, while including everything you might need during your stay.
Hit up the heated pool, sauna and 24th floor recreation deck to relax. Several of Sydney’s most prestigious eateries are located in the hotel’s surrounding blocks. Downstairs, Harrington Restaurant and Bar caters to those wishing to eat (really) close to home.View on trivago AU View on trivago NZ