QT Sydney Hotel

Updated: May 22, 2018

QT Sydney – a unique, convenient and chic hotel, it is the antithesis of a charmless high-rise.

Based above the historic State Theatre building and the adjacent former Gowings Department Store, QT is truly one of a kind. Very atmospheric and oozing personality, it unashamedly flouts its theatrical location and history – from the glitzy door staff to the props and dress dummies in the lobby. The rooms maintain a quirky Art Deco and Gothic décor. The Junior Suite is bright and spacious, with polished floorboards, cabinets of glowing glassware and (apparently) an ‘award-winning minibar’, but the seating seems more funky than functional, and the bathroom is grey and gloomy. Some rooms overlook the Queen Victoria Building, home to an array of classy shops, while others have poor views. But the overwhelming selling points are the location and ambience.

QT Sydney – The Basics

  • Location: Market Street, in the inner city and one of the busiest streets in Australia.
  • Guests: Most likely to be couples and small groups keen on theatre and shopping.
  • Pets: Not allowed.
  • Views: Of the streets and buildings, but nothing remarkable.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Free for all guests.
  • Parking: Valet parking available for very high rates, but as one of Sydney’s busiest streets, management suggest guests park elsewhere and come by train.
  • Phone: 8262 0000
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.qtsydney.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.

QT Sydney – Amenities

  • Pool & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided at this inner-city boutique hotel.
  • Spa: The renowned spaQ Sydney offers a steam room and barber shop. Hotel packages can include spa treatments.

QT Sydney – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: Gowings Bar & Grill is a contemporary European-style bistro, with trendy décor and a vast wine list • Parlour Lane Roasters is a Parisienne-style street-level café with theatrical memorabilia
  • Lounge/Bar: Gilt Lounge is open late for cocktails and light meals. The setting is dark, intimate and very theatrical.
  • Breakfast: Some rates include breakfast.
  • Room Service: Available, but limited.

QT Sydney – Rooms

  • Room Types: QT King • QT Deluxe King • QT Executive King • QT State Suite • QT Twin/Double • QT Junior Suite • QT Corner Suite
  • Smoking Rooms: By Australian law, smoking is forbidden within hotel buildings.
  • Best Room: The luxurious QT Corner Suite offers more space, plenty of antique furniture, and double the views.

QT Sydney – What’s Nearby?

Nearby Restaurants & Bars

Local Transportation

    Several train stations are within a few minutes’ walk.

QT Sydney – The Hotel

QT Sydney Hotel located in Gowings department store

The QT is partially based in the old Gowings Department Store.

Busy downtown area of Sydney

The hotel is in the middle of downtown, virtually on the corner of two of Sydney’s’ busiest streets: George Street, which runs all the way north to Circular Quay (1.2km) for the ferry terminal and south (700m) to Chinatown; and Market Street, which heads west (400m) to Darling Harbour, a bustling hub of shops, cafés and bars.

Colourful and stylish Guests Lounge

The Guests Lounge is convivial, with an array of colours and styles that dazzles.

Relaxing in the cheery Guests Lounge

Bright and cheery, the Guests Lounge is a wonderful place to relax.

QT Sydney Hotel Furnishing

The hotel features furniture and decor unseen anywhere else in the city.

Room Decor at QT Sydney

Typically flamboyant, some rooms feature a glowing cabinet of glassware.

QT Sydney Hotel Furnishings

The furnishings are contemporary without being overly chic.

Stylish rooms at QT Sydney

The cabinet of glowing glassware in the rooms is typical of the overall style and ambience throughout the hotel.

Style and ambience at QT Sydney

The cabinet of glowing glassware in the rooms is typical of the overall style and ambience throughout the hotel.

Modern bathrooms at QT Sydney

The bathrooms are modern, if sometimes a little impractical.

Classy boutiques of Queen Victoria Building

Only 100m south along George Street is the Queen Victoria Building, justifiably popular among locals and tourists for its delightful cafés and tempting boutiques.

Premier shopping area of Queen Victoria Building

The Queen Victoria Building has been beautifully restored to become one of Sydney’s most popular shopping areas.

Queen Victoria Building near QT Sydney

The Queen Victoria Building is within a minute’s walk.

Popular shopping destination of Queen Victoria Building

The Queen Victoria Building offers several levels of exquisite places to eat and shop.

High-end shopping at Queen Victoria Building

The Queen Victoria Building is crammed with classy shops.

Shopping in Paddy's Markets

One stop on the train from the Town Hall station (or about 1.3km down George Street on foot), Paddy’s Market is full of stalls selling anything and everything.

Historic buildings near QT Sydney

The streets of Sydney near the hotel are dotted with historic buildings.

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