Towards the end of last year, my partner and I spent 2 nights at the modern and chic QT Hotel in Sydney for our 4 year anniversary. When looking for places to stay in the city, I usually look for one that is close to everything, easy to get to and affordable parking (but being Sydney, there’s no such thing!). I found QT Sydney via many Google searches – when I landed on their homepage, I was impressed already. QT Sydney was a combination of modernistic flare and historical craft. The interior design of QT was a mix of Gothic, Art Deco and Italianate influence which was awesome to experience.
I had booked the hotel for a 3pm Friday check-in and 12pm Sunday check-out which they were happy to accommodate with. The only issue we had when we arrived was we spent an hour looking for overnight parking – silly us, there’s really no such thing as this in the CBD on a Friday evening. Duh! So we ended up parking valet at the hotel which was a whopping $69/day – you live and you learn right? We were smarter next trip round though – this of course, was no fault of the hotel!
We were greeted by a lovely hostess wearing a bright red bob wig and theatre-styled uniform. It was definitely a greeting we’d never seen before but we loved the authenticity and originality. We were directed up to the lobby level and our luggage was being transported to the hotel room for us. With 7 room options, I decided to book the QT Executive King suite which included a king size bed, complimentary high-speed internet, designer bathroom, walk-in rain shower, bathtub and complimentary coffee/tea among other things.
Upon check-in, we made our way to level 10 (I think?) and as soon as we arrived, we bumped into our luggage guy who brought in our bags. At the door, there was a hand statue holding the room number, 1017, and that hand statue looked like it would come to life! There was a walkway of roses scattered on the floor and roses laid in a love heart shaped on the bed (aww), there was also chocolate roses (which I especially ordered for this occasion). The entire set up of the room was really great, the bathroom was completely different to any other bathroom we had ever seen!
When we woke up the first day, we both felt that the bed was too soft and actually made our backs ache – we rang reception and they quickly apologised and organised for us to stay in a different room with a firmer bed. We were super impressed with how quickly they were able to do this for us! The other room we were allocated to was extremely similar – maybe slightly bigger but that’s obviously a bonus.
Besides the hotel room itself, we also tried the Gowings Bar and Grill breakfast that was located a few levels down from where we stayed – the restaurant was beautifully set up and very crowded during breakfast (make sure you make reservations!). The food was good however nothing too extravagant – it was your average breakfast/lunch place. Overall, QT Sydney was a really good place to stay if you need a romantic getaway or just a night or 2 to yourself. It was definitely on the pricier end of the scale however with all the effort put into the interior designing, the furniture and set up, I completely understand the pricing strategy.
QT also falls under the Priority Guest Rewards program which is basically a loyalty program – the more nights you stay, the more discounts and benefits you’ll receive – this is absolutely free to sign up to so check this out while you’re at it. QT is also available in Falls Creek, Canberra, Port Douglas, Gold Coast, Bondi and Melbourne so be sure to check it out if you ever have the opportunity – just make sure the bed is comfy! You can check QT Boutique Hotels here!