I’m pretty sure I have found Sydney’s best kept secret in the form of a charming 1920’s deco hotel. Picture a brownstone building nearly 90 years old set amongst a quaint tree-lined street while boasting views back over Sydney’s CBD; how can you say no to accommodation like that? If you’re looking to live like a local or simply are seeking accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of one of Australia’s biggest cities, then I have found the place for you. Regents Court Hotel is located in the lively and trendy suburb of Potts Point, and trust me when I say, the hardest thing about staying here is having to say goodbye.
Location + Surroundings
You’ll find the Regents Court Hotel in the quite backstreets of Potts Point – my favourite area in Sydney. The hotel sits between two of the main streets (Victoria and Macleay) that are home to cafes, restaurants and shops, all of which Potts is known for. What I really love about the area is how it’s significantly quieter than the CBD, though you’re just a quick walk or several train stops away from everything you could want to see during your stay in Sydney! Kings Cross Station is just a three minute walk from the hotel where you can take a train one stop to the city or 2 stops to the infamous Bondi Beach.
You’ll find 25 spacious studio apartments at the Regents Court Hotel, which can be rarity in a city as big as Sydney! If the ‘living like a local’ feel is what you look for in accommodation, then these rooms will make you feel just that. As you ride the old-school elevator with manual doors up to your room and wander through the hallways, you may feel as though you’re in the 1920’s, which I absolutely adore! Respect has most definitely been paid to the building’s heritage.
The rooms boast a fully equipped kitchenette, cupboard space, free Wifi (and an incredible bay window if you’re in the Premium Studio Apartment), so you’ll feel extremely relaxed and at home here. After exploring all day, it was wonderful to just sit and read a book with a glass of wine in hand and look out over the priceless view.
The Rooftop Garden
My favourite area of the hotel that comes free to all guests would have to be the rooftop garden. It is equal parts magical and relaxing, and I found myself spending a decent amount of my stay up here! Not only will you find ridiculously amazing views over the city, you can peak through the buildings and over to the harbour bridge and Opera house, too! It is perfect spot to bring up a book, coffee and cake for breakfast; I would say this beats any cafe in Sydney! A BBQ is available to use, which would be a great idea for dinner with friends and family as the sun sets around you.
So, upon your next visit to Sydney, you must get to the Regents Court Hotel for a relaxing, luxurious and magical stay. Just minutes away from public transport, some of the best cafes and restaurants in Sydney as well as a quick walk through the Botanical Gardens and harbour to the city, you won’t find a better location for accommodation, in my opinion. It really is the perfect base to explore all areas of Sydney. I’m longing for another trip back, and when I do return, you can find me up in the Regent’s rooftop garden – that’s for sure!
Book your stay at the Regents Court Hotel here!
I was welcomed as a guest of the Regents Court Hotel, but as always, opinions are my own!