Swissotel Sydney - My Home Away from Home Right at the Heart of the City

I love travelling with my family.  Although it can be chaotic most of the time, having the kids around are simply priceless. I was a little...

I love travelling with my family.  Although it can be chaotic most of the time, having the kids around are simply priceless. I was a little apprehensive initially for this business trip as this will be a first for me to travel internationally. Travelling to Sydney, Australia for 2 weeks seems too long of a time away from my kids.  Still, staying at Swissotel made my entire stay in Australia more memorable.

How to Get There

From Sydney International Airport:
  • Go to the Sydney Airport Domestic or Airport International Train Station.
  • At either of these Airport Stations, purchase a train ticket to St James Station. Train ticket costs AUD 17.80
  • Go to Platform 1.
  • All trains from Platform 1 go to St James Station. Stay on the train until you reach St James Station.
  • Take the Elizabeth Street exit towards Market Street and continue for 10 meters. Turn left onto Market Street and continue for 230 meters. At that point you will arrive at Swissotel Sydney. 
Travel time approximately takes 15-20 minutes

From Swissotel to Airport
  • From Swissotel turn left into Market Street and continue for 230 metres. Turn right into Elizabeth Street and continue for 10 metres.
  • At that point you will arrive at St James Station.
  • Purchase a train ticket to Sydney Airport.
  • Go to Platform 2.
  • Trains on Platform 2 go directly to Sydney Airport. Please Check the train TV notification screen to indicate that the train you are catching goes to the Airport.
  • Stay on the train until you reach Sydney Airport Domestic Train Station or Sydney Airport International Train Station.
Travel time approximately takes 15-20 minutes. We took a cab on our way from the hotel to Sydney International Airport and it costs us AUD 48.00


The hotel entrance is heritage listed and as such they are restricted with signage.  Thus, it can be challenging to locate this hotel if it's your first time because of the small signage outside. Still, its location is right at the center of the city.  

Ground Floor Lobby and Reception Area

The hotel is elegant and classic. It's well-lit, tastefully decorated in classic black, white, and grey with hints of red and other colors.

Main Lobby at the 8th Floor with their bar and dining area
Comfort and style doesn't always come in cheap but this 5-star luxury hotel is definitely worth it.

8th Floor Hallway outside the elevators
8th Floor Main Reception Area
Outdoor Pool

The Room

We have the "Swiss Advantage" accommodation located at the 20th floor. 
20th Floor Hallway
Key Features:
  • 30-34 m²
  • Sealy king bed or two extra long beds
  • Interactive entertainment center with 40” LED TV
  • Bluetooth music/alarm system
  • Refreshment centre
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Rainshower and separate bath

Mini Bar Equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine and Electric Kettle that you can use

They have a mini ref fully-stocked with refreshments which you can enjoy for a certain price.  They offer free bottled water, coffee refills for the Nespresso machine, Lipton tea in different variants (Green tea, Chamomile, and English Breakfast), Milk for the tea, and sugar. They will provide these on a daily basis.

They have a huge closet inside the room complete with an electronic safe, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, and an umbrella.

Hot and Cold Shower
Spacious Bathtub

Common Amenities
  • Sydney CBD views
  • Broadband and wireless internet
  • Pillow and bedding menu
  • Purovel bathroom amenities
  • Electronic safe
  • Access to fitness centre and outdoor heated pool
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • 24 hour room service

The view outside our room
For more information, you may reach Swissotel Sydney at the following:

Address: 68 Market Street Sydney 2000 NSW Australia
Tel: +61 (2) 9238 8888
Fax: +61 (2) 9238 8899
Local Toll Free Tel: 1 800 334 888

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  1. So what did you do in Sydney for 2 weeks? I've only been to Melbourne and I felt that a week was too short. There were just so many things to see and do!

    1. Was there on a business trip. You're right. There are a lot of things to do, not to mention a lot of walking :) I've maximized my entire stay and was even able to check out the suburb areas.

  2. The rooms looks familiar to me, it looks like New World Makati to me. Same style of bathroom and also the hallway.

  3. I like how elegant and chic the place is and at the same time the room ( bed especially ) looks absolutely comfortable. It's no surprise that you had a nice time at Swissotel.

  4. Thanks for sharing your stay at Swissotel. It's definitely a choice I would consider should I be traveling to Sydney next time ;)

  5. Swissotel in Singapore is one of the hotels with the best banquet, according to my brother who used to work there. Thanks for sharing the Sydney version!

  6. Oh how wonderful! Being in Sydney for 2 weeks - I hope you were well and truly spoilt! Sim x

  7. You really gave a vivid description of how the trip is, anyone can follow the same.

  8. wow the pool looks so refreshing.Hope you had a great time!

  9. That looks like a beautiful hotel. The pics were spectacular. I've never been to Australia before but have always wanted to visit. Guess if I ever make it there, I might just stay here.

  10. This is the heart of the city so you'll have easy access to all the city attractions. When I was in Sydney, I live in the suburbs which meant I had to use a car to go to the city.

  11. The hotel is lovely! Great view too and would want to visit Sydney one day

  12. that lobby at the 8th floor is so modern and i would love to just sit by the pool and read a book.

  13. Cool ambiance and great amenities the hotel have. Just asking, is Sydney a good place to see?

  14. The hotel looks great, with very nice and clean amenities. They are popular around the world and offer very good service.

  15. I have been to Sydney twice and I really like it there very much. The first time my wife and I visited, it seemed like quite a good city to live in.

  16. Look so cosy and comfortable. Having a pool is really a plus point. :D

  17. That place seems so cozy and adorable! I love the whole ambiance, the cleanliness and style everywhere!

  18. this place is just awesome....added to the "places to be" list :D


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