Are you ready to experience 6-star luxury at Crown Sydney?
Soaring 271.3 meters high into the sky and dominating the Barangaroo foreshore the glamorous yet elegant Crown Sydney is Sydney’s newest property to stay at to experience true “bespoke luxury”.
With so much media coverage about Crown’s opening, we knew we just had to experience this one for ourselves. Named as Sydney’s tallest building and offering 75 floors of luxury accommodation, delicious world-class eateries, and Sydney’s only infinity pool we have to say Crown we are beyond impressed.
From the minute we arrived, we learned the meaning of 6-star service, from the delightful valet parking attendants to early check-in (that we hadn’t requested). The staff displayed welcoming and professional service which instantly made us feel important.
We checked into Deluxe King Room 2501 on level 25, with a separate dining room and sitting room that looked out over Darling Harbour, Barangaroo, and Crown’s infinity pool, and were told this was one of only four Deluxe King Rooms with this configuration.
With marble bathrooms, Grown Alchemist products, incredibly comfortable bedding, fluffy bathrobes, slippers (we love slippers), a very smart Toto toilet with a heated seat, a Dyson hairdryer, complimentary bottles of water beside the bed, electronic blinds, and scrumptious chocolates at turndown… I am surprised we actually left our room.
Although we didn’t try room service, this could be ordered via the iPad next to the bed, along with the pillow menu, mini bar prices, restaurant bookings, and anything else you could possibly think of.
Starting from $869 for a King Deluxe Room and increasing all the way up to $4599 for a 2 bedroom Crystal Villa this is certainly not the lowest priced harbour view hotel in Sydney but it’s Crown at its finest and everyone needs to experience a little bit of 6 -star pampering – right!
We were lucky enough to look inside the Crystal Villa where the likes of Chris Hemsworth stayed (so I’m told) and it was incredible. With views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge from the 33rd-floor balcony, I will certainly be booking this room as soon as I win the lotto!
The good news is that breakfast at Epicurean is included in your room rate but valet parking does attract an additional fee.
We love how Crown makes the property and its guest feel exclusive by only allowing guests access to the pool, the floors above level 5, and Epicurean for breakfast. You also need to be personally swiped up to level 26 to gain entry into Cirq – Crown’s very own luxe terrace bar.
With a variety of different restaurants and bars within the Crown precinct, we guarantee you will find it hard to choose which restaurant to visit first.
Offering a variety of cuisine options from a noodle house to a fine dining Italian run by an award-winning chef, a restaurant that only cooks using wood, steam, and charcoal, and the internationally acclaimed Nobu, we decided to try out the Teahouse, a’Mare for dinner, Nobu for lunch, and Cirq for an afternoon cocktail.
a’Mare can only be described as delicious! Serving up classic Italian dishes by Alessandro Pavoni and being looked after by waiters who all seemed to have the perfect Italian accent – which added to the atmosphere.
Each dish we ordered was tasty and left us wanting to order more. Our favourites were the Tagliatelle verdi alla Bolognese, with a side serving of Verdure miste (mixed vegetables) and the piece-de-resistance… Tiramisu al cucchiaio which is served tableside – yum! The extensive yet expensive wine list can be a little daunting at first, but the sommelier will be able to help you find your perfect match. We enjoyed everything about a’Mare and can’t wait to go back!
Another new favorite of ours is Nobu. Serving up one delicious flavorsome plate after another and with a view over the bay, this is the perfect restaurant to visit for a casual lunch or a special night out. Having never been to Nobu before or even big fans of sushi we absolutely loved every dish we ordered.
We ordered Wagyu Gyoza with Spicy Ponzu, Wagyu Beef & Chicken Anticucho Taco’s, Beef & Prawn Kushiyaki (the beef was so tender and the prawn so crunchy -yum), Prawn Tempura Sushi Roll, and for dessert the Mango Yuzu Panna Cotta and Pinky Pav! We highly recommend trying Nobu when staying at the Crown, but be sure to pre-book before you go as it does book out fast.
With oversized bottles of Dom Perignon in the foyer and views of Sydney Harbour Cirq is an absolute must for enjoying afternoon cocktails at sunset. If it’s a nice night ask for a table outside on the terrace for a front-row harbour view. Unfortunately, we visited on a cold windy night so inside was our preferred option!
We loved the exclusivity of Cirq where we had to meet at the Cirq stand in the lobby to be swiped up to level 26, no booking no entry. We didn’t book prior to staying and were lucky to get in right on opening to enjoy a couple of cocktails before dinner.
The Teahouse is possibly the cutest place to visit at the Crown, with pink chairs and indoor birdcages to sit in while sipping your cocktail. We pre-booked a birdcage and ordered 3 kinds of dumplings, a flower tea, and a cocktail. Although this wasn’t our preferred meal while staying at Crown we can see how this would be the perfect venue for cocktail parties, catching up with friends, and after-work drinks and light bites.
Only open to hotel guests for breakfast and to the public for lunch and dinner Epicurean is a buffet-style venue that caters to every taste bud from around the world. We started with the crepes, maple syrup, and raspberries and then ventured onto some fresh fruit, poached eggs, and crispy bacon. I recall getting my coffee delivered to the table and a little voice saying start at the ice cream bar you’re on holidays!
Good to Know
♡ Stay Sunday to Thursday to secure the best rate
♡ Become a Crown Direct member to gain access to exclusive rates & offers
♡ Deluxe Rooms through to Suites are situated on floors up to 25
♡ Check-in’s from 3 pm and checkout’s at 11 am
♡ Pre-book your lunch or dinner reservations, the restaurants we tried in the Crown precinct are extremely popular
♡ Pool Cabanas can be booked between 11 am – 5 pm, for an additional fee
♡ Birdcage bookings at The Teahouse can attract a minimum spend from Thursday to Sunday, but book in midweek & it’s all yours for free!
♡ When dining at a’MARE order the Tagliatelle verdi alla Bolognese ragu & the Tiramisu, served tableside – they’re incredible
♡ When dining at NOBU order the Prawn Kushiyaki, Wagyu Beef Tacos, Prawn Tempura Sushi Roll & the Mango Yuzu Panna Cotta – delicious!
♡ Cirq is extremely popular and only open Wednesday to Sunday so we recommend booking, however, you may incur a minimum spend
♡ Breakfast opens from 7 am – 10.30 am at Epicurean, this is a buffet-style set up which I always prefer being first in the door
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