Pier One Sydney Harbour Hotel

Updated: May 22, 2018

Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection

This hotel was crafted within a converted warehouse on a pier almost underneath the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Hence, the hotel maintains the original structure, with rooms containing wooden beams, steel pillars, ironwork across the ceilings, and – sadly – undersized windows. The lovely standard rooms provide an ambience rarely experienced in city-centre high-rises. With polished floorboards and a marble-top desk, the overwhelming white décor does, however, need some colour. On the ground floor, double doors lead to a pointless patio, with thick wooden slats that help ensure privacy but completely spoil any harbour views. The rooms on the upper floors offer more colour and a different layout, while interconnecting rooms are available for families. A harbour-side path from The Pier One finishes at the renowned Sydney Opera House and passes The Rocks (for cafés) and Circular Quay (for trains and ferries).

Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection – The Basics

  • Location: Hickson Road, at the northern end of The Rocks.
  • Guests: Seems primarily designed for couples and small groups of holiday goers.
  • Pets: Allowed in ground floor rooms with a ‘cleaning fee’ of A$90.
  • Views: Of the thin bay from both sides, but far better in the suites on the upper floors.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Free for all guests.
  • Parking: Available for A$55 per day.
  • Phone: 8298 9777
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.pieronesydneyharbour.com.au
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection – Amenities

  • Pool & Spa: Not expected or provided in this heritage-listed boutique hotel.
  • Fitness Centre: Free access to the well-equipped Aspire Fitness gym alongside.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: The Gantry Restaurant & Bar features an award-winning chef and vast menu, with plenty of options for vegetarians • The Kerrigan is a casual café/bar with a heavenly waterside setting, and specialises in grilled meat and seafood
  • Lounge/Bar: The Pier One Bar is trendy and popular for its harbour-side setting and fancy cocktails.
  • Breakfast: Included in some hotel rates.
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours.

Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection – Rooms

  • Room Types: Admiral Suites • Harbour View Balcony Suites • Walsh Bay Suites • Harbour View Suites • Hickson Suites • Waterside King rooms • Heritage Superior or King rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: By Australian law, smoking is forbidden within hotel buildings.
  • Best Room: The Admiral Suites boast divine views across the harbour from the floor-to-ceiling windows and extensive balcony.

Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection – What’s Nearby?

Nearby Restaurants & Bars

Local Transportation

    Less than 10 minutes on foot to Circular Quay, with a train station and ferry terminal.

Pier One Sydney Harbour – The Hotel

Hotel Pier One's Location

The hotel is based in the original wharf building.

Hotel Pier One is near a Renovated Wharf

The hotel is based in a heritage-listed building along a renovated wharf, so the original structure remains, including the exterior of the hotel and layout of the rooms.

Pier One Hotel is located in an old Warehouse

Built within the original warehouse, many rooms feature old beams, pillars and ironwork.

Relaxing Harbourside Cafe and Bar

There’s nothing better than to relax at the harbourside café/bar.

Outdoor Cafe/Bar at Hotel Pier One

Views across the harbour from the outdoor café/bar are stunning.

Popular Cocktail Bar at Hotel Pier One

The cocktail bar is popular, if only for the jaw-dropping harbour views.

Hotel Pier One is located in an old, renovated Building

Renovated with an old building, the hotel windows are usually small.

Pier One's Stylish and Spacious Rooms

All rooms are very stylish and spacious, and maintain their original features such as beams and ceilings.

Pier One's Stylish and Spacious Rooms

Most Standard Rooms are large enough for two double beds.

Hotel Pier One's Colourful Rooms

Some rooms feature a splash of colour, but there is generally too much white throughout.

Best Views are from the Admiral Suites

The Admiral Suites on the top floor offer the best harbour views.

Pier One is near Sydney Harbour Bridge

At one of the northernmost tips of the southern part of the harbour, the hotel is almost under the base of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Pier One is near Sydney Harbour Bridge

The famous Sydney Harbour Bridge dominates the area.

Hotel Pier One is located near the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Just outside the door of the hotel looms the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which can be admired from almost anywhere this side of Sydney.

Hotel is close to the Sydney Opera House

Dominating the immediate area is the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Iconic Sydney Opera House at the harbour

The famous Sydney Opera House dominates the skyline around the harbour.

Hotel Pier One is located near Circular Quay

The hotel is a five-minute walk from Circular Quay, home to many upmarket hotels and cafés.

Pier One is near Circular Quay and The Rocks

A path from the hotel leads 700m to Circular Quay, which has a train station, bus stop and the city ferry terminal.

Pier One Located near the Sydney Opera House

From the hotel a delightful walking path (about 1.4km) leads to the Sydney Opera House, via Circular Quay and The Rocks historical area.

Excellent transport options at Circular Quay

Circular Quay is also a transport hub for local buses and trains, and home to the ferry terminal with services all over the harbour.

Old Sydney Town in the The Rocks

As the original site of old Sydney town, The Rocks is home to many old buildings.

Delightful eateries at The Rocks

There are plenty of alluring cafés and bars around the Rocks area, such as the Munich Brauhaus, for German beer, food and music.

Lovely cafes at The Rocks

Only 250m from the hotel via the harbourside walking path is the historic Rocks area. Many of the old buildings have been converted into delightful cafés, such as the Caminetto Italian restaurant.

Lovely old buildings around Hotel Pier One

The streets of Sydney just south of Circular Quay are dotted with lovely old buildings, some renovated into posh hotels.

Classy shops in Queen Victoria Building

Only two train stops from Circular Quay, the Queen Victoria Building offers plenty of classy boutiques and charming cafés.

Shopping at popular Paddy's Markets

Take a train to Central Station (three stops from Circular Quay), from where it’s a short walk to Paddy’s Markets, home to hundreds of indoor stalls selling everything and anything.

Magnificent harbour views from ferry to Manly

From Circular Quay (700m away), ferries leave about every 30 minutes to other magnificent places like Manly Beach and Watsons Bay.

Magnificent views from ferry ride to Manly

On the ferry to Manly from Circular Quay, the views of the city skyline are magnificent.

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