The Observatory Hotel

89-113 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
  • Bar
  • No Smoking Rooms
  • Fitness Room
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurants


Description

The Observatory Hotel, which has won almost every prestigious Domestic and International award, offers guests the Highest Standards in accommodation, cuisine and service. In every detail the Hotel is designed to put guests at ease and to offer a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere for both business and pleasure. As a member of Orient-Express Hotels, The Observatory Hotel is the group's first in the Pacific Rim area.



History

Just minutes from the CBD and Walsh Bay, The Observatory Hotel is located in the historic heart of Sydney at Millers Point, The Rocks. Prior to European settlement, this area was home to the Eora Aboriginal people who had lived here for thousands of years. After the arrival of the first Europeans in 1788, the area grew from a campsite to a flourishing community and commercial area. Different waves of settlers arrived including political prisoners exiled after the Irish rebellion in 1790s. Along the waterfront extensive wharves and warehouses developed to support the growth in trade and commerce.

The Rocks also became Australias first Chinatown following an influx of Chinese settlers in mid 1860s but by the late 19th century The Rocks had become run down, overcrowded and a meeting place for criminals and prostitutes. The Government stepped in, buying up the whole area in a bid to clean it up. It demolished uninhabitable places and built new workers cottages in a bid to control the area. In the 1960s local residents, with the support of the Union movement, were successful in their bid to prevent high-rise development. Since then, The Rocks has been embraced as one of Australias most significant historic areas, loved by locals and visitors alike. Historic architecture dominates the peninsulas streetscape and the area still boasts many of its original buildings. Today, the renovated warehouses, sailors homes, and former dens of iniquity are home to a mix of Restaurants, curiosity Shops and Art Galleries.

 
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Rooms

Availability for:  1 Adults   03/08/2020 - 04/08/2020

No rooms found for selected dates and / or guest combination.

Deluxe Room City View


Deluxe Room Water View


Junior Suite Water View


Executive Suite Water view


Junior Suite City View


Executive Suite City view


The Observatory Suite



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