05/20/2018

The Park Hyatt – The best luxury hotel in Sydney

Easter is a special time for families to spend time together and this year we made some special family memories at the best hotel in Sydney, The Park Hyatt Hotel. We were married on the lawn out the front of the Park Hyatt Hotel at Dawes Point Reserve so it was really nice to bring our four children back and show them where we held our wedding; the whole area holds a special place in our hearts.

Our Rooms

Our waterfront rooms overlooked Sydney Harbour and we loved the view of the Sydney Opera House from our balcony. We had two interconnecting rooms that were furnished with a king bed and a rollaway in one and two double beds and a rollaway in the second room. There was still a lot of room to move around and with the full width glass sliding doors leading out to the balcony the accommodation felt really bright and spacious.

There were two amenity gift packs left on a bed for the boys with slippers, backpacks and activity packs. What a sweet gesture and it immediately makes the children feel important and special.

Each room contained a luxurious marble bathroom with deep soaking tub and all the amenities you could think of. We even left our hair straightener at home and after a quick call to housekeeping one was promptly sent up to our room for us to loan for our stay.

The Location

Right outside the hotel is a wide boardwalk that meanders along the water’s edge – perfect for children to stroll along (or in our case ride their little scooters alongside Mum and Dad) whilst soaking in the views. The Park Hyatt is a stone’s throw from plenty of public transport options. Within a very short walk at Circular Quay are a major train station, a ferry wharf and bus stops. We drove in for our stay at The Park Hyatt and made use of the friendly Valet parking team.

There are usually street performers in the Circular Quay precinct and this time was no different, our children love to watch these clever artists whilst devouring the latest gelato flavours in the sunshine. The historic Rocks area is also just behind the park hyatt with its lively weekend markets and numerous art galleries and museums. The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge is almost above the Park Hyatt to the left and the Sydney Opera House to the right; all within walking distance so the hotel is in the perfect location for little legs to see Sydney’s best sights with Mum and Dad.

For Families

Straight after check-in on Easter Sunday we were ushered to a meeting room that was full of fun Easter fanfare for families. My little boys could not get enough of the real live “Easter Bunny!” and we had plenty of cuddles of our new furry friend during the morning’s festivities.

There was face-painting, a clever balloon sculpture artist (thank you for the super-hero muscle hand – something different from the usual balloon dog kids get handed!) and a generous supply of lollies and Easter Eggs which we could collect and put into a sweet Easter Basket to take bag to our room.

The Pool

This Easter weekend was a lovely warm one filled with sunshine so we made a beeline for the outdoor rooftop swimming pool as soon as we unpacked. It’s a quiet area to relax with plenty of sun loungers and cozy cabanas to chill out and the Jacuzzi has the most perfect view of the Sydney Opera House! Magazines, water and a variety of sunscreens were available to use which adds that extra level of convenience for travelling parents.

Dining

Breakfast was a welcome formal affair with champagne on ice ready for those who desired and great coffee and smoothies for the rest of us who had children to look after for the rest of the day! We ordered a-la-carte and my favourite was the smashed avocado and feta dish while the rest of the family ordered good old-fashioned bacon and scrambled eggs. There is a little buffet area tucked away beside the dining tables where you could help yourself to cereals, fruits, bakery items, yoghurt and all the healthy accompaniments you could think of along with still or sparkling bottled mineral water.

Around dusk we decided to commence the evening with a pre-dinner drink at the lounge which, again, had spectacular views of the Opera House.

For dinner we chose to eat in at The Dining Room that had a luxurious cozy feel evoked by warm neutral tones and sophisticated lighting, where our children felt welcomed and included throughout the dinner.

The standout was the seafood platter, which was not only beautifully presented but also tasted so fresh and delicious.

At the end of our meal the staff brought over a birthday surprise with candle for our little boy and he was absolutely beaming at this!

Why did we wait so long?

I always thought I would get to stay at the Park Hyatt Sydney one day when I could find a babysitter for our four children for a night so my husband and I could escape into the city for a luxurious staycation. I had no idea the Park Hyatt was so family friendly and had I known there is no way I would have waited this long! Your overseas family and friends will love it – if you live in Sydney like us, you will also love it! I’m pleased to say I’ve now stayed in Sydney’s most luxurious hotel and ticked another one off the bucket list!

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