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10 of Sydney’s quirkiest hotels

If you like hotel stays with an extra bit of quirk, we’ve put together a list for you. 10 of our quirkiest hotels, in and around Sydney. Perfect for when you want to treat yourself to an extra special staycation, or impress visiting friends and family. 

Crystalbrook Albion

This luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Surry Hills, Sydney, is refreshingly unpretentious. It offers the luxury of a five-star hotel with the comforts and familiarity of home. Plus, it’s pet friendly, so you can take your fur babies with you. And the beautifully landscaped rooftop offers the perfect place to settle down and soak up the sun, or gaze at the stars whilst enjoying a glass of wine and the view. 

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Spicers Potts Point Sydney

Spicers Potts Point

Now, we’re always going to be biased about a place in our beloved neighbourhood; so there was no question this one would be featured. The perfect mix of history and luxury, this hotel is housed within three beautiful, conjoined terrace houses. It showcases the very best of Sydney with the city close enough to walk to but far enough away to escape from. It’s comfortable, friendly, and you’ll be made to feel part of the family as soon as you arrive.

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Mrs Banks Hotel

A beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of Paddington. Constructed in 1914 as a bank, this heritage building has been transformed into design-driven property of the 21st century. Surrounded by everything that gives Paddington its charm and filled with intimate, cosy rooms, you’ll quite easily slip into a lazy routine of sleep, eat, relax, repeat. 

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The Urban Newtown

This hotel offers its own unique style and character. Based in the vibrant suburb of Newtown, just a stone’s throw from the airport and CBD, it’s a great place to put visiting relatives and friends. Here they’ll find a sanctuary to come home to. Each room has its own kitchen as well, so they don’t have to rely on eating out all the time. And the flexible check in and check out makes it easier to plan around flight times. 

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Medusa, Darlinghurst Sydney

Medusa Hotel

Nestled in a tree-lined street in Darlinghurst, close to parks, natural trust houses, and slick urban developments; it’s an urban oasis in the middle of the city. The 18 rooms reflect the stunning surroundings and some overlook the peaceful courtyard with reflection pool. It’s tranquillity and creativity provides a sanctuary where you can relax, refresh and unwind away from the day-to-day chores of home.

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QT Sydney

The QT chain is known for its quirky nature. They like to step away from the ordinary and provide a unique experience for their guests. And this rare nice, part art deco masterpiece on Market Street is no exception. With the delectable Gowings Bar and Grill downstairs, you can enjoy a delicious dinner and simply head upstairs to bed. Or there’s the inhouse spa to treat yourself to something indulgent, just for you. It’s the perfect setting to remember why you hold this city so dear to your heart.

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Old Clare, Chippendale Sydney

The Old Clare Hotel

Located in Chippendale, in the land of art galleries, design studios, cool cafes and restaurants, this hotel is definitely on the unconventional Unlisted Collection. Carefully curated with curious travellers in mind, you’ll leave feeling rested and inspired. And the stunning rooftop pool makes this an excellent retreat in the warmer weather.

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Paramount House Hotel

Formerly the Paramount Pictures building in Surry Hills, Sydney, this has now been transformed into a hotel with an adjoining cafe, restaurant, bakery, cinema, bar, health club and even some offices. It’s a place you can go and literally not leave for the entire time you’re there. But of course, if you do leave, Surry Hills is bustling with things to do, see and eat, so whatever you decide, you can be sure it will be lots of fun. 

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Hotel Palisade, Sydney

Hotel Palisade

With just eight rooms spread across the middle floor, this is a boutique hotel at its best. Located port side in Old Sydney Town, each room has a unique, hand-painted marine wall mural. This, along with the seafaring shades used to decorate are a subtle reminder of your waterfront location. And then there are the views. Stunning outlooks of the harbour can be enjoyed from the hotel rooms and especially from the vibrant, in-house cocktail bar.

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Q Station Sydney Harbour

“Wow” is sure to be your reaction when visiting the Q Station at Manly’s North Head. With iconic views over the harbour, it’s a popular wedding venue or conference setting. And with boutique hotel accommodation, an amazing restaurant, as well as ghost tours, it’s the perfect place to get away for the weekend.

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