Having a quick city break or staycation in your hometown is fun and romantic. The Park Suite by Coco Republic at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park has that designer luxury edge that ramps up the romance.
Most cities around the world spoil you for choice with their hotel options, but only a few offer something really special. So before you book any old place to stay, remember that this isn’t going to be just somewhere to base yourself to explore the city.
It’s more than just a place to rest your head.
And it’s where you can really dial up the romance factor and look for somewhere really unique to stay.
The Park Suite by Coco Republic
High up on the 20th floor, the grand double doors to the Park Suite open onto a sophisticated yet welcoming apartment.
From the outset, you know this is a room several cuts above the average hotel room.
Aside from the separate living room, kitchenette and spa bath adjoining the bedroom – and the astonishing views across Sydney’s favourite park of course, it’s the details in the styling that Coco Republic, has brought to the room that make the difference.
Most striking is the feather-leaf structure of the Mulbery Pendant chandelier, suspended above the glass dining table.
It sets the tone for the rest of the suite.
Artworks on muted grey-tone walls, ornamental objects on stingray hide patterned furniture and beautiful lighting from this icon of Australian interior design create a sense of finesse and quality.
With the use of detail and design the Park Suite by Coco Republic is a unique space in the hotel, but that’s not to take anything alway from the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park.
Making the most of the Park Suite by Coco Republic
To be honest, we were in a quandary once we’d finished making ourselves at home in this beautiful suite.
With Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Chinatown, Potts Point and the CBD literally at our feet, Christina and I were very tempted to go exploring, hunt out a few new bars, check out some dinner options.
But this room really is the perfect romantic getaway.
Promising ourselves another trip to the city soon, we bunkered down and made the most of this suite.
It’s one of those places that the more you look, the more you find, from fun gold lobster and thumbs-up ornaments to tribal bowls, statement furniture and the detail in the soft furnishings.
And of course there’s the spa bath to enjoy too.
There’s something about room service that really makes a stay in a beautiful hotel room even better. And the menu at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park is as extensive as it is tempting – everything from pizzas to beef rib bourguignon, fish and chips to laksa.
And the quality coming from the kitchen doesn’t disappoint either.
Christina decided to try the 300g beef sirloin, which was well-cooked and came with broccolini, the creamiest mash and a side of béarnaise.
I have an affliction that, whenever I have room service, I have to try the house club sandwich. Every hotel does it slightly differently (the Pullman club sandwich has fried egg in it!) and the history to this room service stalwart is fascinating.
The sandwich also comes with wonderfully crunchy hot chips.
We also decided to try the Pullman’s pleasingly generous cheese platter, which has thick wedges of cheddar and blue cheese – both Australian – and plenty of crackers, dried fruit and nuts.
With the final morsel of cheese gone, we settled down on the comfy sofa in front of the 55” smart TV, we pretended this place, with its incredible views and decadent decor, was ours.
Other features of the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
With its impressive entrance on College Street across the road from the Anzac Memorial, the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park has a modern, high-end feel. The three-storey light feature, which hangs through atria into the lobby, and the beautiful flower display at the bottom, break up the big reception area.
Also on the ground floor is Bar Thirty6 while upstairs on level one is Windows on the Park Restaurant, where breakfast is served daily.
But it’s the roof that has the real wow factor.
As well as the fully equipped gym, which has amazing panoramas out across the city, this is where the hotel pool is.
Looking down on Hyde Park and far out over the city’s skyline, the pool also has views east over Surry Hills and Darlinghurst to the harbour, Rose Bay and its neighbours.
Even for those not staying in the Pullman’s exquisite Park Suite, this pool and sundeck make staying at this hotel special.
But after a languid dip in the fresh air and watching the sun dip orange and ruby behind the buildings, being able to slink into your designer room and soak up the view in such luxury makes for a truly memorable city stay.