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Hotel Review The Four Seasons Sydney

As you would expect from a hotel of this calibre everything is just right. You will find the staff efficient and polite, plenty of places to sit down and relax, fabulous food and bars and close to transport and Circular Quay.


The Four Seasons Sydney suites and rooms having spectacular views. I've stayed here many times usually on the floors 31, 32, 33 and 34 so I've experienced a number of the suites. The rooms that I have stayed in are interesting in shape, they are roomy and very comfortable.

Four Seasons Sydney


The Executive Lounge is on the 32nd floor and is by far the best Executive Lounge that I've had the pleasure of visiting and working in. It's well laid out with comfortable seating and great views. The Executive Lounge provides buffet breakfast, a place for meetings and drinks and snacks between 5.00 pm and 8.00 pm for guests who have access to the lounge.

I've used the lounge to work in as it is bright, comfortable and quiet with coffee and tea available during the day.

The Executive Lounge


The Four Seasons lobby is opulent with a staircase that takes guests up to meeting rooms, business area and the spa and gym. There is comfortable seating on the mezzanine level and a gorgeous display of artworks. Access to Mode Kitchen and Bar and Grain Bar are on this level.


The Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has an excellent gym. It's bright, clean and a good range of equipment including cardio, free weights and weight machines. Water and towels are supplied. For those preferring a swim, a heated outdoor pool is on level 3.


For conferences and events Sydney's most prestigious events venue is the Four Seasons Hotel iconic pillarless Grand Ballroom relaunched in September 2017 after a major renovation. The new Grand Ballroom features a stunning contemporary design and elegant interiors by award-winning Australian architects Bates Smart, with Art-Deco-inspired chandeliers, fluted glass, polished stone and brass, and soft cream tones. The space also features some of the most exciting advanced technology available in Australasia, with a new 12-metre-wide by 3.5-metre-high LED screen which runs impressively sharp 4K video and high resolution imagery, with spectacular Meyer UPJ sound to match.


Mode Kitchen and Bar is the Four Seasons Sydney's restaurant situated next to the lobby. I've written a separate review on Mode Kitchen and Bar.


Grain Bar is a stylish bar and restaurant decorated in rich colours. Grain celebrates the fine craft of drinking, with a relaxed atmosphere, an extensive menu of boutique beers, carefully-crafted cocktails, one of Australia’s largest whisky selections, and selection of great bar food. Grain Bar is available for private functions.


The Four Seasons Sydney is convenient to Circular Quay for guests staying from cruise liners and a few minutes walk to the railway station. At time of writing George Street is a complete shambles with the construction of the light rail, however once that is operational getting to the Four Seasons Sydney will be easy. The hotel is near The Rocks so there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and shopping nearby.


  • Take the Ferry over to Manly and enjoy the ride, shopping, restaurants, cafes, shopping and beach. If you plan carefully you can also enjoy plenty of bush walking and in the right season, whale watching.

  • The Rocks is an historical part of Sydney apart from the great architecture, you can explore shops, cafes, pubs, walks and even have a tour of the original miners cottages.

  • The Royal Botanical Gardens are easily accessed via the Opera House, if you have the time visit the Calyx, the restaurant and the Gardens Shop. You can also walk up to Mrs Macquarie's Chair and around to Boy Charlton pool.

  • Visit Barangaroo for great dining. Further along you will come across the SEA LIFE Aquarium, Madame Tussauds and Darling Harbour.

Disclaimer: My stays at the Four Seasons Hotels have never been complimentary. My meal at Mode was complimentary however I only give accurate reviews of my experience and I've been back to Mode many times as a paying guest. Please read Sydney Chic's full disclaimer.

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