Staying in the Middle of the Middle of Sydney
Sydney has a reputation as being one of the premier destinations in the world and it’s not surprising. There’s simply no place in the world quite like it.
Whether you are visiting Sydney on business or as a tourist, Sydney has more than enough charm, character and buzz to excite even the most jaded traveler.
From the magnificent Sydney Harbour to the iconic Opera House, from the white sandy beaches of Bondi to the cobblestoned streets of the historic Rocks district, Sydney has everything on offer.
What’s more, savvy tourists and business people are learning to appreciate the value of apartment hotels in Sydney. For starters, most Sydney apartment accommodation is located in or close to the central business district, making it an easy stroll to many of Sydney’s major tourist spots. In addition, for much the same price as a simple hotel room, an apartment hotel provides the same kind of facilities you would only find in luxury hotel suites, like separate bedrooms and full kitchens.
Anyone who has ever traveled would know that one of the heftiest expenses when away from home is meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner have to be catered for, as well as any snacks, and the costs can easily mount up. So having a fully equipped kitchen makes it a breeze to quickly and easily prepare simple meals like breakfast, or sandwiches when you are planning a full day’s adventure.
Some of the best value apartment hotels in Sydney are located smack-bang in the middle of the city. While location is important in most major tourist spots, a central city location in
Sydney is about as good as it can possibly get!
Why? Because just about every possible tourist attraction you have on your “Things to do in Sydney” list is located just a stone’s throw from the CBD. And if it’s not either in or around the CBD, the spot you want to get to will be easily accessible by public transport, which is among the most accessible in the world and starts and ends at – you guessed it – Sydney’s CBD.
To give you an idea about how convenient and tourist-friendly Sydney is, let’s start in the middle of the city in York Street, where one of the most elegant apartment hotels in Sydney is situated. Got your walking shoes on?
A short stroll due north and then east will find you at Circular Quay; from there, you can travel just about everywhere you want to go. A walk along the promenade at Circular Quay will introduce you to the beauty of Sydney Harbour and overhead, Sydney Harbour Bridge. Stroll further around the promenade and you’ll find yourself on the steps of the iconic Opera
House, where you can explore the magnificent architecture both inside and out.
Just behind the Opera House is the Sydney Botanical Gardens, where you can meander along jacaranda lined paths and explore the native and introduced floral exhibitions.
If you head in a westerly direction from Circular Quay you’ll arrive at the Museum of Modern Art, which houses some of the most important art works in Australia. Also on the western side of Circular Quay is the Overseas Passenger Terminal, where the luxury cruise liners dock and where you’ll also find a range of tempting fine dining.
Just behind the Museum of Modern Art is the historic Rocks precinct, where the first Australian settlement was established in 1788. The historic buildings now house an amazing array of galleries, cafes, quirky shops and markets.
From Circular Quay you can catch a ferry to Darling Harbour, across the harbour to Luna Park, to Taronga Park Zoo or you can take a leisurely cruise around the harbour exploring the fascinating scenery hidden in all the small bays and inlets.
And how could we talk about the vibrant city of Sydney without including the shopping? Sydney boasts everything in the way of shopping from the high-end European label stores to the latest in cutting edge Australian design. From the apartment hotel in Sydney mentioned earlier, travel south along York Street until you reach the Queen Victoria Building, which is home to an amazing assortment of upmarket stores that would please even the most avid fashionista.
Galleries, museums, shopping, nightlife, stunning scenery, historic architecture, live music and some of the best food and wine you’ll find anywhere in the world are all located in the middle of Sydney. So if you too want to be a savvy traveler, make apartment hotels in Sydney in the middle of the middle of town your accommodation of choice and then do like the locals do – have fun!