==Children are welcome in the hotel, although there are access limitations in the bars for persons under the age of 18.==
First, the bad news: no swimming pool, just a well-appointed fitness center, and only the penthouse suites have much in the way of views—but one could just as reasonably complain that too few hotels hand out hundred-dollar bills at reception, or that your bellhop is never Orlando Bloom. This place is near-perfect, a thirty-one-room boutique that, as they say, does exactly what it says on the tin; offers chic and comfortable lodging in a convenient city location, and attracts the town's best and brightest young things to its bars and restaurants.
Rooms are either strikingly Japanese, with black floorboards and loft-style timbered ceilings, with dashes of vivid color, or soothingly international, all blonde woods and soft tones for a more calming experience. Beds are sumptuous and generous in size, and flat-screen TVs, DVD players and Bose stereo systems are standard. Look for Bulgari amenities in the massive stone bathrooms—never the sign of a corner-cutting hotel.
The Establishment bar, at one hundred and fifty feet, is the city’s longest, and on some nights the queue for admission is longer—which you’ll bypass, as a hotel guest. The Tank nightclub is a rowdier affair, and the Hemmesphere is more relaxed, with club chairs and divans for luxurious lounging. There are three restaurants as well, Est for fine dining, Sushi E for, well, sushi, and the Garden Bar for weekday Thai lunch.
Guests over the age of 18 are considered adults. The "Establishment Room" room sleeps up to 3 guests. For crib/cot, must book "Establishment Room" room or larger. For 2 adults + rollaway bed, must book "Establishment Room" or larger. For 2 adults + 2 kids beyond crib age, must book "n/a" room or larger.
Cribs are available and may be subject to an additional fee. Roll-away beds available for an additional fee of A$30. No additional charges for kids beyond crib/roll-away.
Babysitting services provided by screened outside help at A$20 per hour.
5 Bridge Lane, Sydney