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Besides Killer Views, What is the Four Seasons Sydney All About?

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June 21, 2012 at 10:49 AM | by | Comment (1)

If you listen to anything we say, you already know that the Four Seasons Sydney has killer, killer views. But what else do we know about the hotel that was once upon a time the Regent?

We spent the night in a Grand Premier Full Harbour-View Room recently, and while it was overcast, the views still dazzled us, and the service at the hotel was as seamless as you'd expect from a Four Seasons.

As for the rooms, they were huuuuge -- with a desk to match, we can see why this is so popular with our high-flying business friends who jet in from NYC and only stay at this hotel.

Click through our gallery for a closer look at the space and furnishings. The highlight is the daybed perfectly positioned in front of the window framing the Opera House. We'd happily sleep there, although the King bed was certainly comfy, too.

The bathroom and a few of the switches did give the room a bit of a dated feel (only when we noticed them), but if they were refreshed, these rooms would have everything you could want and need. They're already large, comfortable and functional -- simply organized, so nothing dares to compete with those views.

Perhaps the only thing we didn't love here was that you have to pay $25 a day for high-speed Internet, unless you qualify for access to the Executive Club on Level 32, where you can use the computers or access free WiFi on your device. (You can also enjoy a hot and cold buffet breakfast, plus drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the evenings.)

Whether you're splurging on a special moment where the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House would make the perfect backdrop, or just flying through Sydney and need a spacious business pad for a few days, the Four Seasons Sydney has what you're looking for. There are plenty of suites if that's how you roll, or if you opt for a basic city-view room, you may find rates as low as AU$260 a night during the winter.

Coming up next for the hotel is a multi-million food and beverage refurbishment. A new bar is under construction and set to open in September--and a new restaurant, which will replace the existing lobby bar, should open by early November. Meeting spaces and the Executive Club will also get a refresh this year.

MsRebecca was a guest of the Four Seasons while on a freelance trip down under, but all opinions expressed here are her own. [Photos: HotelChatter, some images courtesy Four Seasons]

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Looks good!

I never went into the rooms but I was kinda put off by the atrium lobby and the smallish salon. Also $25 for internet? Heinous!

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