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Review - Review – Swissôtel Sydney
By Rachel Power

Recently, we were lucky enough to stay at the Swissôtel Sydney, a five star hotel located right in the heart of the city, walking distance to Darling Harbour, shopping, attractions and the monorail.   We travelled to Sydney for business, however in our line of work, our children are part of our business. It was important to have them with us, yet entertained when we needed, so we chose the Swissôtel Sydney. We booked a Family Package, which included two rooms, a one-bedroom area with meeting space for the adults and the interconnecting room, which was set up as a kid’s paradise!   Swissôtel do a fantastic job with the kids’ room. Bright blue doona covers and adorable brightly coloured toys in the bedroom, to the bright coloured bath mats, ... Read more

Review - Absolute Darling Harbour
By Penny Parsons

50 Murray Street Darling Harbour Sydney This is a luxury two bedroom apartment located in the Grand Mercure building at Darling Harbour, and enjoys all the resort facilities of the property – such as pool,  sauna, spa and gym.  The location is fabulous – right on Darling Harbour and the perfect base for exploring Sydney. Overall rating?    Outstanding What makes Absolute Darling Harbour different? This is fully self-contained luxury with modern furniture, quality linen, gorgeous bathroom products and all the features you would expect from a hotel … and then some!  With so many attractions within walking distance, you can leave your car in the secure underground car park and wander through Darling Harbour and into the city. Acco... Read more

Dining & night life in Sydney
By Kylie Robertson & Irene Morgan

There’s no place in the world like Sydney for dining out Sydney offers fans of good food and wine an unforgettable experience. With world-famous chefs, cutting edge creativity, stunning views and delicious fresh cuisine, Sydney really is a haven for food lovers and is one of the world’s favourite food capitals.  Sydney’s food scene is dominated by an abundance of local, fresh produce, teamed with a breed of young and dynamic chefs who break all the rules, but continue to deliver a truly exciting range of dining experiences. The city boasts a banquet of world-class restaurants fronted by star chefs, and an array of markets, provedores and delis. Diners flock to the harbourside for a table by the water and dining under the stars is the perfect way to experience th... Read more

Sydney Events
By Kylie Robertson & Irene Morgan

There’s no place in the world like Sydney for events Sydney is a sensational events capital. Its record for hosting large-scale events, including major sporting events such as the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and the 2003 Rugby World Cup, is well known around the world. Sydney will host World Youth Day in 2008 and will welcome Pope Benedict XVI along with more than 100,000 youths who will follow a spectacular pilgrimage across Sydney. www.wyd2008.org In 2009, Sydney will host the World Masters Games, which is the biggest mass participation, multi-national, multi-sport festival in the world.  www.2009worldmasters.com The city also hosts a glittering range of artistic, cultural, social and community festivals and events. Here are some of Sydney’s annual event highlights: JA... Read more

Review - Clovelly Bed and Breakfast
By Morgan James

Review – Clovelly Bed and Breakfast   Clovelly Bed & Breakfast Pacific Street, Clovelly, Sydney   A B&B with all you could wish for … and more!   Walking into Clovelly Bed & Breakfast makes you wish your stay would last forever and the welcoming hosts make this a home away from home.  With street parking outside the door and all the varied pleasures of the Eastern Suburbs at your fingertips, just a couple of nights here will never be enough!   If you want a warm, relaxing and quiet place to plan your activities, it is hard to go past this lovely B&B.   Overall rating?                        Outstanding &nb... Read more

Sydney with Kids
By Sandy Prosdocimo

Sydney is Australia’s oldest and busiest city,  the economic powerhouse of the nation a... Read more

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