Review: Skye Suites Sydney
Skye Suites Sydney is well located in the heart of the city and close to great shopping, restaurants and lots of attractions. The striking lobby is on the ground floor and the rooms nestled on seven floors of Crown’s Arc Sydney, a new 25-storey multi-residential development designed by internationally acclaimed architect, Koichi Takada. There are 73- suites which are a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. You can’t miss its eye-catching brickwork and two glass and steel towers soaring dramatically into the Sydney skyline.The hotel is near the new pedestrian thoroughfare joining Kent, Clarence and King streets, and historic Skittle Lane with nine new shops and cafes.
From the moment we arrive we are looked after by friendly efficient staff who point us in the right direction for shopping, dining and entertainment. If you are driving, valet parking is recommended.
Takada’s ice-cave themed lobby is impressive and cooling especially on a hot day. The views of the sleek pool are inviting and encourage you to take the plunge.
A glass lift that whisks you to your accommodation overlooks Skittle Lane one way and the hotel’s curved central atrium the other. When it rains, a retractable awning glides across.
Our spacious luxury suite is perfect for chilling out in. The room flows so well – at one end there’s an entertainment area with a huge television on the wall that’s got a Chromecast adapter so you can stream your favourite shows. The balcony overlooks busy Kent Street so you can watch what unfolds below. There’s a comfortable couch for stretching out on and table and chairs for easy dining.
The kitchenette area is well equipped with a microwave, induction stovetop and coffee pod machine. The best news is if you book online the mini-bar contents are free.
The sleeping area has a comfortable bed that’s hard to leave. A wardrobe with robes and plenty of hanging space.
The roomy bathroom has a shower and bath with quality Kevin Murphy products and there’s a washing machine and dryer in a separate cupboard.
The latest in-room technology includes keyless entry via your mobile device, sensor operated lighting and climate control and a concierge tablet providing access to all hotel services from check out to tour bookings.
Although Skye Suites has no dining facilities it is close to great cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a variety of cuisines and get a coffee fix. Barangaroo with its many restaurants and cafes is just a short way away.
Convenient access to the newly refurbished Skittle Lane precinct and its range of decadent dining options including Masuya Group, Ministry of Coffee, Upper East Side and Meu Jardim.
The impressive pool is perfect for a few laps and there’s a jacuzzi full of bubbles for relaxing in. The well-equipped gym is nearby.
Schedule in some pool time – it’s therapeutic relaxing in those waters and admiring Takada sleek lines that are continued from the lobby.
What I loved
I loved the bold open plan, the striking design, excellent facilities and the relaxing décor.
There’s lots of light flowing into the living spaces.
What to do
There’s plenty of good shopping, galleries, theatres, museums and public transport close by.
It is just minutes from Pitt St Mall, Darling Harbour, Barangaroo and Martin Place.
Loved it – It seamlessly combines the excellent atmosphere of an urban resort, the convenience and comfort of an apartment and the amenities of a hotel.
Skye Suites Sydney, 300 Kent Street. See www.skyehotels.com.au