Sydney is the largest and most populous city in Australia and is the state capital of New South Wales. The city is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. The local residents comprise a cosmopolitan and international population of people from numerous places around the world. The site of the first British Colony in Australia, Sydney was established in 1788 and is built on hills surrounding Port Jackson which is commonly known as Sydney Harbour, where the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge feature prominently.
The hinterland of the metropolitan area is surrounded by national parks, and the coastal regions feature many bays, rivers, inlets, and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach. Within the city are many notable parks, including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Sydney has a reputation as an international centre for commerce, arts, fashion, culture, entertainment, music, education, and tourism.
The Arts Hotel has an unbeatable location on Oxford Street in Paddington, Sydney's vibrant arts and fashion precinct. The hotel is within walking distance of the City, with buses from the hotel door to Circular Quay, Central Station, Bondi Beach, and Watsons Bay. As the only accommodation hotel in Paddington, the location is unique. St Vincent's Hospital, the Victoria Barracks, The College of Fine Arts at UNSW, and the Notre Dame Medical School are all on the doorstep. The hotel is operated by the Sullivan family which prides itself on personal service and great value.
The Hotel is surrounded by cutting edge designer boutiques, speciality shops, bookshops, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, and art galleries. Paddington is a heritage conservation area famous for its Victorian terrace houses and village atmosphere. On Saturdays you can visit Paddington Market, Sydney's liveliest and most popular street market. The Hotel is within walking distance of the City and Oxford Street's vibrant nightlife. It is the closest hotel to the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Sydney Football Stadium, with Fox Studios, Centennial Park, and Moore Park within easy reach.
All guest rooms are non-smoking. Standard rooms have en-suite bathroom (shower only), air conditioning, remote control television, tea / coffee making facilities, room safe, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, bar fridge, ironing facilities, and in-house movies. Garden Rooms face onto a garden courtyard and have complimentary wi-fi.
General hotel acilities:
- Garden courtyard and swimming pool
- Breakfast cafe
- 24 hour reception
- Tour booking desk
- Luggage store
- Guest laundry
The following services are provided free of charge:
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas of hotel
- Fitness room
- Internet booth
- Guest bicycles
- FOXTEL Sports and Movies
- Parking (limited, subject to availability)
As an introduction to this mega Australian city you can explore Sydney and Bondi with a 24 or 48 hour ticket aboard an open-top double-decker bus. See all the main sights as you hop-on and hop-off at thirty conveniently located stops around the city. Listen to the commentary and learn interesting facts. Spend as much or as little time at places of interest before jumping aboard for the next stop---the choice is yours!