If you’re looking to make the most of the colder months, we’ve rounded up some cosy new accommodations that have opened across NSW.
One of our favourite weekend pastimes in the colder months is booking a staycation. Unlike summer when you feel the urge to explore the surrounding area of your hotel because the sun is shining, you can just lap it up from your room and make the most of the on-site facilities completely guilt-free. This year we have scored a bunch of luxe accommodations scattered across NSW. From reimagined hotels in The Blue Mountains to soon-to-be staycation hot spots in Sydney city and South Coast escapes, discover our top picks for your next winter getaway.
This boutique hotel is giving you every reason to plan a staycation in our beautiful city. Nestled in the heart of Pyrmont with some rooms offering a vista of Darling Harbour and private balcony spaces to watch the sunset, it’s the perfect stay for travellers, corporates and everyone in between. The building itself has been around since 1930 and the hotel preserved the building’s original structure giving it heritage charm. For this reason, the rooms are quite small, but it’s cosy and holds everything you need for a relaxing stay. Think blue plush bead heads, wooden furnishings, black-out blinds, three signature bottled cocktails including Gold Fashioned, Firecracker Margarita and I Love Negroni, free-flowing sparkling water and even a Dyson hairdryer. The standout however was the incredible hand-painted murals in each room by Jessica Le Clerc showcasing native florals from the local area. Wayfarer’s Bar & Cafe is downstairs in the lobby and is the ideal spot for a nightcap with a list of local wines and premium spirits, as well as their delicious breakfast offering. Find out more here.
Ace Hotel has a history of providing opulent accommodation worldwide. The hotels are known to reimage urban spaces and embrace local culture, and that’s exactly what they’ve achieved with the new Sydney location which was originally home to Australia’s first ceramic kilns. The design and interiors embrace organic materials and a warm colour palette reflecting the Australian landscape. All levels including the ground floor, lobby and rooftop have restaurants, bars and cafes where people can gather over fine food and beverage. Plus, the rooftop has impeccable views of the city so you can stay up late drinking under the stars. Find out more and book here.
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Adding to the repertoire of glamourous hotels in Sydney is Kimpton Margot Sydney, Kimpton Hotel’s first Australian location. Situated inside a magnificent heritage-listed building on Pitt Street that was formerly the Primus Hotel Sydney and originally the Sydney Water Board building, the hotel now features 172 beautifully renovated rooms with contemporary art deco styling. One of the best parts about staying here is that Luke’s Kitchen makes for the perfect breakfast, lunch and dinner spot within the hotel. Just a stone’s throw from your room, enjoy beautiful booth seating, marble accents and a spacious dining room with celebrated chef Luke Mangan at the helm of the kitchen perfecting modern Australian cuisine. Find out more and book here.
The charming country town of Blackheath just out of central Blue Mountains has given their local hotel a major renovation in the theme of Palm Springs in the 70s. Nestled on acreage between Katoomba and Mount Victoria, you’ll enjoy a good slog of country air and green scenery which is contrasted by Kyah Boutique Hotel’s modern aesthetic. There are 46 rooms featuring blush tones, blue hues and earthy tones. It even has its own tennis court and 170 seater paddock to plate restaurant, so there’s no need to leave the hotel. Find out more and book here.
Osborn House offers a unique experience of refined living in the rugged surroundings of Southern Highlands. Less than a two-hour drive from Sydney, this accommodation is the perfect combination of simplicity and elegance with its rustic farmhouse styling. This accommodation is a 5-star luxury boutique hotel offering self-contained cabins with fireplaces, balcony bathtubs and suites in a converted heritage-listed 190th century home. There’s also a day spa, pool and restaurant on-site making it the perfect weekend away. Find out more and book here.
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If you’re looking to escape to the South Coast, popular Ulladulla Winery Cupitt’s has just launched luxury accommodation pods within the estate. Perched atop the rolling green hills and overlooking eucalyptus trees, this is a relaxing stay and you’ve also got access to the award-winning restaurant, winery, brewery & fromagerie on site. There are two different types of pods to choose from with the Bath King Pod featuring a freestanding bathtub on the deck. Find out more and book here.
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You may be familiar with Bannisters, the adored accommodation and dining destination in Mollymook and Port Stevens. Well, the team has launched a brand new accommodation that sleeps 30 guests across five newly renovated cabins. Introducing The Jackson Ranch in Bawley Point which is just a 3.5-hour drive from Sydney. The cabins range from 1 to 4 bedrooms and all have fireplaces, air conditioning, BBQs and smart TVs, finding everything you need for a comfortable home away from home. Find out more and book here.