Turning up at the perfectly placed Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour for my first Ibis experience, I was pleasantly surprised at the friendliness of the staff, the simple rooms highlighting the beautiful views of Sydney, and of course a modern simplicity where less is more – well, Ibis Darling Harbour certainly pulled it off.
Next to a tasty Adriano Zumbo treat was a letter welcoming me to the harbour city, and it was evident that someone had read my ‘First Time in Sydney? 5 Must See Sites‘ post.
Their letter was too kind not to share, so here is an updated version of what you should do in Sydney, thanks to the fantastic staff at Ibis Darling Harbour!
Enjoy Sydney’s Seafood and Harbour
“Visit the Fish Markets during the day for a great, fresh seafood feast
and take in Sydney’s Harbour by night at Luna Park.”
– Valeria, Reception
Address: Bank Street, Pyrmont
Open 8am – 4:30pm every day, except Saturday.
See a Show at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre
“Take in a show at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre which currently has the Addam’s Family playing.”
– James, Assistant Manager
Address: 13 Campbell Street, Haymarket
Website: www.capitoltheatre.com.au [to keep up-to-date with the latest shows on]
Wine & Dine in Potts Point
“Wine and dine in Sydney’s Potts Point precinct – Jimmy Liks for a wine or cocktail,
Ms G’s Restaurant for amazing Asian Fusion or Fratelli Paradiso for real authentic Italian.”
– Kerstin, Rooms Division Manager
For more restaurant, bar or cafe suggestions in Potts Point, check out the Sydney Morning Herald’s story.
Visit the Sydney Botanical Gardens
“Take a picnic lunch to the Sydney Botanical Gardens – it’s the best lunch venue and it’s free!”
– Klaus, General Manager
Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney
Watch an NRL Game
“Watch a live game of NRL at ANZ Stadium in Sydney’s Olympic Park
and cheer on the Parramatta Eels”
– Peter, Reception
Address: Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park
Website: www.anzstadium.com.au [for the latest sporting events and concerts happening]
What would you do on a trip to Sydney?
Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour
70 Murray Street,
Pyrmont, NSW 2009
Disclaimer: I received two nights complimentary stay at Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour.
All quotes were shared by the staff and all paragraphs are my own.