Few cities have the captivating allure of Sydney. From the Opera House, Circular Quay and the hidden coves and rocky cliffs of the magnificent harbour to the luxury hotels, towering skyline and world class shopping of the bustling CBD, Sydney isn’t just for international tourists. Sydney is the perfect place for a big city weekend getaway or fun filled holiday for us Aussies too!
A relaxing Sydney jaunt is exactly what our Travel Associates consultant Jessica Rendell had in mind when she enjoyed a short break here recently. And while there are many excellent five-star hotel choices in Sydney, for this trip Jessica was a guest at the luxurious Shangri-La Sydney, just minutes away from Circular Quay and the historic Rocks.
With stunning harbour views and top notch facilities, Jessica checked in and made her self comfortable. “The staff members were all amazing - very friendly and attentive. The rooms were beautifully furnished and decorated and extremely comfortable. The Marble bathrooms had all the amenities you would expect from a 5 star hotel,” said Jessica. Equally important are the public facilities. “The gym was large and well equipped, the indoor pool a good size and the onsite Spa was fantastic,” she said, before adding, “I treated myself to a massage at the hotel and absolutely loved it. The staff members were so genuinely caring and lovely. I floated out of there on a cloud.”
Nearby, one of Sydney’s most historic and popular areas to explore is “The Rocks.” Next to Circular Quay and site of Sydney’s first settlement, this trendy precinct is home to some of the city’s best cafes and restaurants and features inviting shops where everything from books, home gifts, fashion and more can be found. One must-do on Jessica’s list is the Rocks Markets held every Saturday and Sunday. Known for its relaxed environment, the stalls are filled with everything from original works of art and jewellery to gourmet foods and fashion.
No matter how you choose to enjoy Sydney, there are a million things here to see and do. So book your trip to Sydney today and enjoy all that this magnificent city has to offer.
Speak to Jess about creating your own memorable holiday by phoning Thesinger and Turner Travel Associates on 1800 331 916.