CBD and Opera House from the Bridge, Sydney Australia
He Sydney's most tourist center, from the Opera House to the Harbor Bridge, occupies approximately 600 meters in a straight line. Millions of people walk it every year, looking for a photo with a building that, wherever you are, anyone will recognize.
The other photo, with one marvel of engineering that has been standing for almost a century, makes anyone who appears in it feel tiny.
But when you go across the bay, to Milsons Point, and contemplate the beautiful sunset views, you can't stop wondering what Sydney Harbor will look like from any of the thirty skyscrapers that appear in front of and behind Circular Quay.
If you ask that question, you're in luck because several of them are hotels. Luxury, of course.
View from Full Harbor View Junior Suite, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, Australia
The Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney is located on the border between Circular Quay and The Rocks, the oldest neighborhood in the city. It does not clash with this, because its exterior is not of steel and glass, but of reddish stone, like that of the buildings of The Rocks.
It was built in 1982 on what had once been a prison in the colony (let's not forget that Australia's first colonizers were convicted, jailers, military and administrators). In fact, at the foot of what is today the hotel landed Captain Arthur Philip in 1788, ready to found a city.
In its 34 floors 531 rooms are distributed, including 14 suites. The most quoted of any of the four room categories are the ones with the last name “Full harbor”.
Located in the front or corner of the building, staying in one of them can mean enjoy a side-by-side view of Sydney Harbor. From the Harbor Bridge on our left to the Sydney Opera House, with Circular Quay at our feet, and, on the right, skyscrapers of the CBD, that's the panorama from our windows.
Side view from Full Harbor View Junior Suite, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, Australia