Fancy a luxurious weekend away in Sydney but still want to bring the kids? Check out the Swissôtel Sydney and its amazing Kids Room. It’s a stay that the whole family will enjoy.
In the heart of Sydney CBD, the five-star Swissôtel Sydney is a top spot for families. Not only is it newly renovated, it’s incredibly family-friendly. We recently stayed there to experience their Kids Room.
The Kids Room is an initiative providing children a fun play and sleep experience. It includes a King Room for Parents with a connecting Twin Room completely furnished for kids.
The Kids Room is exceptional. The room has been transformed into a kids paradise.
It’s incredible the level of detail and planning that has gone into this room.The Kids Rooms are available for kids aged 2 to 12 and requires notification of the age and gender of the children beforehand so the room can be tailored specifically for them.
It features kid’s bed linen, DVDs, toys, a cubby house, colouring books, a kids night light, pencils, crayons and activities, a desk and games and there’s even bath toys, kids toiletries, brightly coloured towels and a kid sized robe in the bathroom. There’s also kids snacks in the minibar!
(For those with babies and toddlers, the hotel also supplies a portacot, baby linen, baby bath and toiletries so you don’t have to worry about lugging all this along).
Kids are also provided with their own access key, a Swissôtel Sydney Kids Passport and a Kids Map of Sydney. My daughter is welcomed with a Make Your Own Doughnut Plate and feels like a mini-VIP.
The Parents Room is equally as impressive. We’ve been provided with magnificent spacious suite with a large King bed and city views. It feels less like a hotel room and more like a sophisticated city pad with chic apartment styling.
Like my daughter’s room, this room has everything you need for a relaxing city stay. The bed is unbelievably comfortable with linen sheets and views of Sydney Tower Eye and St Mary’s Cathedral. There’s a large bathroom with a separate bath and Rainshower. My favourite features are the makeup mirror and toiletries infused with essential oils from Switzerland. It’s a beautiful urban haven which is ours to enjoy.
The hotel chain prides itself on promoting wellbeing and it’s evident throughout our stay. From the pool, gym and day spa to its dining offerings, it’s all about health and wellness.
Even though it’s a winter day when we visit, we visit the outdoor heated pool and spa located on Level 10 of the hotel and enjoy a swim. Pool towels are conveniently located in our rooms.
The hotel gym is equally impressive. If you prefer to get outdoors to exercise, the Swissôtel Sydney provides information about scenic walking and jogging routes ranging from 5.5km to 10km. There’s also the hotel spa which offers a variety of relaxing spa treatments.
The hotel restaurant JPB is a kid-friendly restaurant serving breakfast and dinner. There’s Early Bird Dining at JPB from 5:30 – 7:30pm on Monday to Saturday which is perfect for those who wish to eat with kids.
JPB provides a special Kids menu which offers an array of healthy options that will tempt any child. This also doubles as a kids activity sheet. Anticipating the needs of parents, the restaurant provides a kids activity sheet and pencils to keep kids entertained while they wait for their food.
Child occupied, I turn to the menu and my mouth starts to water as I peruse the offerings. It’s full of locally inspired and seasonably sourced dishes and I struggle to make a choice because it all sounds so delicious. To start with, we opt for seafood entrees. I choose the Mission Bay prawns which are so fresh, they taste like they’ve been caught moments before. My husband chooses the Fried Whitebait. Both are magnificent starters.
For our mains, I choose a Scotch Fillet from Cape Byron with house made steak sauce while hubby opts for the Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon. We switch dishes midway through our meal and agree that both dishes are divine. Also delicious are the sides. I’ve chosen sweet potato with cumin and macadamia while my husband selected the butternut squash with garlic and chilli. I can’t remember ever tasting such flavoursome accompaniments and I make a note to try to replicate these sides at home.
Breakfast is equally as delicious with a range of offerings. There’s also a hot food buffet and made to order omelette station.
On my toast, I spread organic honey made by resident bees who live on the 10th floor of the hotel.
If you like to start the day with a healthy option, you’re in luck. The amount of healthy options is staggering.
There’s a cereal bar where you can create your own muesli and cereal combinations. I’m also enjoying the Detox shots and drink a few of them trying in vain to identify what’s in the shot.
After breakfast, it’s unfortunately time to leave. We’ve had a wonderful stay at the Swissôtel Sydney and vow to return for another visit. Even though it’s a luxurious hotel, it’s not at all pretentious.
The staff offers genuine welcoming hospitality to all guests regardless of whether they’re corporate employees, leisure travellers or harried parents like us looking for a break with energetic kids in tow. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our stay experiencing the Kids Room, the ultimate weekend away combining a fun kids stay and a luxurious parents’ retreat.
WHAT WORKS FOR FAMILIES
- Beautifully appointed comfortable rooms.
- Kids Room provides kid-friendly accommodation.
- Central Sydney CBD location near Pitt Street Mall, not far from Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
- Exemplary services especially to families.
- Heated outdoor pool and hot tub.
- Kid-friendly restaurant JPB
- Close to transportation links. Wynyard bus and train station nearby.
I’d definitely recommend staying at the Swissôtel Sydney if it’s within your budget. The Kids Room Experience is a splurge but well worth it for a special occasion. The luxury and central location are hard to beat. It’s the perfect base for exploring all the fun that Sydney has to offer.
Disclaimer: The Mummy Project stayed as a guest of the Swissôtel Sydney. However, all opinions are our own.
Swissôtel Sydney offers the Kids Room from $374 per night. This includes 1 King Room for the parents with 1 Twin Room with full kids set up including DVDs for kids, Children’s bed linen, Children’s desk and games, Nanny service (advance booking essential and chargeable), Junior amenities for the children, Children’s toys and full buffet breakfast for two children in JPB.
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