Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour’s newly renovated 1- and 2-bedroom luxury apartment-styled hotel suites
Sally Matheson checks into one of the newly Garden-view and Harbour-view suites at Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour to enjoy the iconic Sydney Harbour location and much more…
Sydney swelters on a stunning summer’s day, as we embark on a planned one night escape from the kids, for a staycation in the big smoke!
As the traffic stops and starts like my busy mind, we finally arrive, smack bang, in the most quintessential location of Sydney (perhaps even Australia). The Grand Quay Pullman is neatly wedged in amongst the Opera House and the boardwalk that bustles with excitement around to the Circular Quay.
It is the view though, of Sydney Harbor you can almost touch, and the Bridge in all its glory that really takes your breath away. The many floors of the grand reception, exquisite and trendy dining and bar areas, along with one side of hotel rooms all boast this iconic view. The other side of the hotel takes in the beauty of the rich emerald coloured, historical Botanical Gardens.
There is nothing quite like everything at your fingertips, with your own elegant moody space to relish in, The Grand Quay Pullman has this jackpot of combinations in spades. The luxurious spacious one- and two-bedroom suites offer a well designed and recently refurbed sanctuary. All of which have spa bathrooms, decked out kitchens and family sized lounge areas. Your actual home away from home, watching ferries dance on the water, with festive lights that somehow shimmer all day and night. For a quick moment I ponder on how the kids would love this, although that thought disappears as I head down for a swim solo.
Light fills the pool and gym area, as I settle into the spa and people watch below. My husband and I decide to have a sauna and mentally finish off our never ending list of Christmas organizing. What a perfect way to unwind before Christmas, I am feeling like I have finally switched off!
Dinner in the hotels Q dining delights with fresh seafood and succulent meats, fresh twists on seasonal vegetables and an extensive wine list.
I wake up the next day and enjoy an espresso early in the morning, to catch those ferries dancing on the water, which completes a decadent night away with all the trimmings.
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour | 61 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000