Sydney Accommodation Guide

The vibrant business capital of Australia

If you are concerned about your Sydney accommodation and where you will stay for the duration of your trip, search this site for Sydney accommodation that is affordable, and in a location that is close by attractions that interest you.

Sydney's striking harbour, with twin icons the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, defines this vibrant, multicultural city and its culture of the outdoors. The CBD is dominated by office towers, many of which are regional headquarters for international corporations. Take a ferry ride to Manly or Taronga Zoo or join a harbour sightseeing tour to fully appreciate the city's beauty. For a real thrill, and fine views, climb the Harbour Bridge.

Be sure to take a day trip to the Blue Mountains, just two hours drive west of the CBD, for pretty mountain scenery and arts and craft shopping. The Hunter valley, around three hours drive north of Sydney, is one of Australia's premier wine-making districts.

Your hotel in Sydney will be accessible to the major attractions Sydney accommodation options include up-market hotels, apartments, B&Bs, casual backpacker hostels, and any number of family-friendly motels. Sydney is a compact city with a good public transportation system so your hotel in Sydney should be selected with the places you wish to visit in mind. A trip to the Blue Mountains, listed on the World Heritage Register, can be arranged by the tour desk of any hotel in Sydney.

Of course, when looking to find budget hotels you will really need to do some reading, evaluate room plans, and even email the particular hotel in Sydney to ask for clarification if you still have questions. There are often reviews from past guests on many websites that will allow you to decide if a particular Sydney accommodation is right for you. So, when you are trying to find information regarding a hotel in Sydney online you will probably find more information than you ever imagined.

Sydney has so many attractions that bring people from all corners of the globe. New York has its reputation as the city that never sleeps, but Sydney has its world renowned harbour, the dramatic Sydney Opera House, stunning weather, and friendly people who are only too happy to show you around.

The all inclusive holidays checklist

Good all inclusive holidays can take a lot of hassle out of what is, after all, supposed to be a relaxing time.  In particular, families with small children can find that the demands of childcare are enough of a challenge when breaking from the normal routine and heading off on holiday, without the need for extra organisational duties.  Indeed many of the all inclusive holidays offered by the big tour operators are aimed at families, while the luxury end of the market can provide pampering for those that really want to do nothing other than relax.  As with most products and services, all inclusive holidays can vary pretty widely in terms of value for money, with the crux of the matter usually hinging around just what exactly is included in the deal.
Food and drink are the two major issues.  Most of us check out prospective holiday accommodation these days by looking at online travel reviews.  When it comes all inclusive holidays, particular attention should be paid to the eating and drinking options.  Aside from the obvious question of the quality of the fare, the range of choice can be equally important, especially if you are planning to stay for a fortnight. 
There are two basic questions that you need the answer to when researching all inclusive holidays.  Firstly, how many eating options are included in the deal?  Is it just one restaurant, or a choice of several, and maybe a café?  One restaurant is not necessarily a bad thing, but you need to check the extent of the menu.  The second question, if a ‘free’ bar is included in the deal, is: what kind of drinks are on offer?

For families with children, a limited menu of predictable options may actually fit the bill just about right, but for others not concerned with the limitations of developing palettes, you need to ask yourself: how often do we usually eat out on holiday, when not going all inclusive?

The range of drinks on offer from a ‘free’ bar can be a moot point, especially for those who like to drink a particular brand of spirits, for example.  It is not uncommon with some all inclusive deals for a premium to be charged for branded alcohol, with generic versions of top brands the standard inclusion.  If to you a rum and coke is a rum and coke, then this may present no problems.  If you only drink single malt whisky, however, you may find that you are effectively paying almost twice for your favourite tipple.

Other points that commonly come up are access to sporting areas and equipment, and other on site activities.  While it may quite reasonably keep the cost of the all inclusive package down if you only pay for what you use, it can have a bearing on your overall holiday budget if you will want to make extensive use facilities not included in the deal – worth keeping in mind. 

When you are ready to make a trip to Queensland's Sunshine Coast, be sure to make time to take an adventure ride on the Noosa Thriller jetboat which is the perfect way to unwind from your Sydney holiday.

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