Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel

Updated: May 22, 2018

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – sublime views, perfect setting, and oh-so convenient.

With 35 floors, this sparkling new skyscraper dwarfs everything else in the inner-city Darling Harbour precinct of malls, cafés and shops. Suitably named, the Luxury Rooms with Darling Harbour View feature a modern décor but surprisingly understated furnishings. On a corner and offering twice the views, the Prestige Suites contain an inspirational glass-top desk and separate lounge/dining area. With no other high-rises nearby, views from the extensive full-length windows in all rooms are jaw-dropping. And adding to the sophisticated appeal is the open-air Infinity-edged pool that seems to blend into the horizon. Families are encouraged with adjoining rooms, while an extra single bed can be included without feeling cramped. The rooms may not be memorable, but the views certainly are – of the harbour, or of the city and distant mountains. And the location – smack in the middle of Darling Harbour – is perfect.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – The Basics

  • Location: In the centre of Darling Harbour.
  • Guests: Primarily for business people, especially for the nearby convention centre, although also ideal for couples and families.
  • Pets: Not allowed.
  • Views: Superb views from every room, even those not directly facing Darling Harbour.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Free for all guests.
  • Parking: Valet parking A$79 per day.
  • Phone: 8388 8888
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:
  • How To Book: will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – Amenities

  • Pool: Open-air and Infinity-edged, it’s one of the very best in Sydney.
  • Spa: Due for completion in 2019.
  • Fitness Center: 24-hour access to the So Fit Gym, which also boasts awesome views.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: Atelier by Sofitel has limited views, because it’s on a lower floor. The French influence is evident in the meat and seafood dishes, and the choice of desserts and wines is extensive.
  • Lounge/Bar: The Champagne Bar is romantic, but views are limited (check prices before ordering any champagne!) • Espirit Noir is on the ground floor, with zero views, but a lively meeting place with plush leather sofas • Le Rivage Pool Bar is alongside the heavenly Infinity-edged pool. Offers cocktails, unparalleled views and light meals
  • Breakfast: Some rates may include breakfast, but most don’t.
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – Rooms

  • Room Types: Superior Rooms • Superior Rooms with Darling Harbour View • Luxury Rooms • Luxury Rooms with Darling Harbour View • Club Millesime Superior Rooms • Club Millesime Luxury Rooms • Club Millesime Junior Suites • Club Millesime Prestige Suites • Club Millesime Bellerive Suites
  • Smoking Rooms: By Australian law, smoking is forbidden within hotel buildings.
  • Best Room: On the top floor, the Club Millesime Bellerive Suite offers vast floor-to-ceiling windows, and French influences in the décor, especially in the separate lounge/dining room.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – What’s Nearby?

Nearby Restaurants & Bars

Local Transportation

    Darling Harbour has limited links to the city centre by light-rail. Otherwise, walk across the footbridge to one of several train stations in downtown.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – The Hotel

Sofitel's imposing presence at Darling Harbour

The Sofitel dominates Darling Harbour, a very popular base within the city centre.

Amazing presence of Sofitel at Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is home to two shopping malls, a convention centre and marina for yachts.

Sofitel Sydney's sole highrise in Darling Harbour

Surprisingly, the Sofitel is the only high-rise in the immediate area, so amazing views are guaranteed from all rooms.

Sofitel Sydney's imposing presence at Darling Harbour

About 200m up (north) from the hotel, the Pyrmont Bridge is a footbridge that links Darling Harbour with the city centre.

Romantic ambience at The Champage Bar

The Champagne Bar is a romantic place for a drink.

Champage Bar is located on a lower floor

The Champagne Bar is a lively yet romantic place to meet, but views are limited because it’s on a lower floor.

Unimpressive views from The Champage Bar

Views from the Champagne Bar are not as impressive because it’s on a lower floor.

Best views are from the club lounge

Some rooms offer access to the club lounge, with perhaps the finest views.

Infinity pool at Sofitel Sydney

The pool has infinity-edges that seem to merge into the horizon.

Amazing views from most rooms in Sofitel Sydney

The Sofitel is so high that astounding views are guaranteed from all rooms.

Spectacular room views from Sofitel Sydney

Views from the rooms are spectacular in all directions.

Views get better on higher floors of Sofitel Sydney

The higher the floor the more breath-taking the views.

Understated furnishing of spacious Luxury Rooms

The Luxury Rooms are spacious and furnished in an understated way.

Unremarkable furnishing of most rooms at Sofitel Sydney

The decor and furnishings of most rooms are surprisingly unremarkable, but it’s all about the location and views.

Sofitel Sydney suites have the best views

The suites on the highest floors offer the most amazing views.

Jaw-dropping views from Sofitel Sydney suite bathrooms

Even the views from the bath are jaw-dropping from the suites on the highest floors.

Elegant bathrooms at Sofitel Sydney

All rooms feature an elegant bathroom.

Shopping and dining at Darling Harbour

The path that runs along this (western) side of the harbour is lined with cafés and bars.

Shopping and dining at Darling Harbour

Almost at the hotel entrance, The Hard Rock Café is one of an abundance of places in Darling Harbour to shop, eat and drink.

Several cafes and bars along the harbour

Within 100m in both directions along the harbour are numerous cafés and bars.

Cafes and bars at Darling Harbour are affordable

With so many places to eat and drink around Darling Harbour prices are pleasingly competitive.

Shopping and dining at Harbourside Mall

Barely 100m from the hotel, Harbourside is a multi-level mall with plenty of places to shop, eat and drink.

Shopping in Cockle Bay Wharf

On the other (eastern) side of Darling Harbour, the Cockle Bay Wharf area offers even more places to spend money.

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