The Fullerton Hotel in Sydney

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Updated: June 24, 2021

Essentials
• Location: Martin Place.
• Hotel website: fullertonhotels.com
• Hotel phone: +61 (0)2 8223 1111
Check prices on Booking.com

Review of The Fullerton Hotel Sydney.

Opulent hotel in Sydney’s poshest neighborhood with luxurious rooms offering old-world charm and modern conveniences.

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – Prime location, with luxury and character in a historic building.

The Fullerton Hotel (previously The Westin) offers a range of sumptuous rooms and suites based in and around the old Post Office (which still functions on the ground floor). Most rooms, however, are in the modern tower at the back with full-length windows that offer extensive city views. The Executive Suites are higher up for superior views, while the pick of the bunch, the Martin Place Suite, features a contemporary design and very spacious layout. Within the old three-level building, the Heritage Rooms are more charming, with high ceilings, old-fashioned furnishings, and original windows. The overall facilities such as the pool, spa, and gym are world-class, while the location facing a pedestrian mall in the city center cannot be faulted.

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The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – The Location

  • Area: No. 1 Martin Place, Sydney, probably the poshest address in the city.
  • Address: No. 1 Martin Place.
  • Nearest Transport: Bus – Martin Place Station, Castlereagh St (200m) and King St before George St (250m), Tram – Wynyard (200m), Ferry – Circular Quay (1 km).
  • Handy to: Hyde Park, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Aquarium, Circular Quay.

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – The Basics

  • Guests: Mainly caters for business people.
  • Pets: Staunchly a ‘pet-free hotel’.
  • Views: Nothing much from the Heritage Rooms, but panoramic city views from most rooms which are in the tower.
  • Parking: Self-parking costs A$68 per day; valet parking A$78 per day.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +61 (0)2 8223 1111
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: fullertonhotels.com

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – Amenities

  • Pool: Large and inviting.
  • Spa: Endota Spa offers massages, facials, and loads more.
  • Fitness Center: Decent-sized gym open 24 hours. Jogging maps are available and running gear can be hired.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: The Place is inside the large historic courtyard. It exudes history and charm and offers modern Australian cuisine.
  • Lounge/Bar: The Bar is sectioned into The Lounge and The Room is appropriately named. In the courtyard atrium, it’s ideal for cocktails, light meals, and afternoon tea, and features sophisticated music in the evenings.
  • Breakfast: Not included. Breakfast can be purchased when booking or separately.
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours.

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – Rooms

  • Room Types: Heritage (Superior King/Deluxe King/Deluxe Twin) Room • Tower (Premier King/Premier Twin/Superior King/Superior Twin/Deluxe King/Deluxe Twin) Room • Executive (Superior King/Deluxe King/Deluxe Twin) Room • Deluxe Suite • Executive Suite • Heritage Long Suite • Martin Place Suite • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: By Australian law, smoking is forbidden within hotel buildings.
  • Best Room: The spacious Martin Place Suite features a contemporary design and extensive floor-to-ceiling windows on level 31 for optimum views.

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants& Bars

  • Intermezzo Italian Restaurant – One of many independent cafés in the hotel complex, with handmade pasta and mall-side tables.
  • Felix – Intimate bistro with French food and wine and heavenly desserts.
  • INDU Dining – Indian fusion with a fantastic vibe.
  • The Bavarian Beerhaüs – German beer, pork knuckles, long happy hours, and entertainment.

Local Transportation

    Several train stations are within a few minutes’ walk.

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – The Hotel

An extended pedestrian mall is in the posh neighborhood of The Fullerton

The Fullerton is at arguably the poshest address in Sydney: No. 1 Martin Place, which is along an extended pedestrian mall.

Old and new as the Fullerton rises over the historic post office

The hotel is based around the old post office building, but most rooms are in the modern tower that soars above it.

Fullerton is located over the historic post office

The Fullerton sits grandly above the 19-century post office building, which still functions on the ground floor.

The Fullerton is located over the hostoric post office

The Fullerton is based in and around the historic former post office, built in 1891.

Several bistros are present under the Fullerton Hotel

The ground floor of the hotel is lined with bistros offering sophisticated street-side dining, such as the Intermezzo Italian Restaurant.

The Bar is sophisticated and classy

Also in the atrium/courtyard, The Bar is highly sophisticated, and offers breakfasts, cocktails and snacks.

Contemporary and chic designs of the Fullerton hotel

The exterior may be historic, but the inside, from the lobby upwards, is contemporary and chic.

Well-maintained historic ambience at the Fullerton

Based in a building over 125 years old, the hotel still maintains its history, with brightly-coloured staircases and chequered floors.

Amazing cafe inside the atrium

The Place is in the atrium/courtyard that separates the old post office building and the modern tower. Colourful furniture doesn’t hide the fact that the setting lacks natural light.

Mosaic cafe is located inside the post office building

Inside the atrium/courtyard, The Place offers light lunches and afternoon teas.

One of Mosaic Cafe's specialities is the chocolate fondue

One of the popular items on the menu at The Place is the chocolate fondue.

Giant atrium between the Fullerton and the post office

An atrium spans between the old post office building (with the lobby) and the modern tower (with almost all of the rooms).

The Suites in the modern tower have fantastic views

The Suites offer double the views of downtown Sydney and beyond from the corner of the modern tower.

Extraordinary views from Tower King rooms

Some of the Tower King rooms feature extraordinary views of the Sydney skyline.

Downtown Sydney has several cafes

The hotel is in the centre of Sydney’s business district, so most street corners are packed with cafés.

Pedestrian malls on city side streets

Some side-streets in the city centre have been converted to pedestrian malls.

19th century architecture is prevalent across city streets

The streets around the hotel are sprinkled with other buildings from the mid- to late-19th century.

Bistros and boutiques in Queen Victoria Building

Two blocks south of the hotel is the Queen Victoria Building, home to several floors of bistros and boutiques.

Shopping in Queen Victoria Building

About 500m from the hotel (down George Street) is the Queen Victoria Building, justifiably popular for its elegant bistros and boutiques.

Iconic Sydney Opera House at the harbour

From Circular Quay, a path lined with bistros leads 400m to the renowned Sydney Opera House.

The Fullerton is close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge

About 600m up from (and north of) the hotel along George Street is Circular Quay, with views of the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Quaint cafes at The Rocks

About 800m north of the hotel via George Street is The Rocks, an historical area of quaint cafés and shops.

The Rocks has plenty of cafes and bars

Plenty of cafés and bars can be found at The Rocks, the original site of old Sydney town.

Several pubs in The Rocks area

There is no shortage of places for a pint or two at The Rocks, such as The Orient, which claims to be the oldest pub in Sydney.

Ferry ride around the magnificent harbour

Some people take expensive cruises, but the cheapest (and arguably best) way to enjoy the magnificent harbour is by public ferry.

Spectacular ferry trip to Manly

From Circular Quay, only 600m north of the hotel, ferries travel all over Sydney Harbour.

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