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Review: Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection

To the point

The Pier One Sydney Harbour Hotel is a nice place to stay that we recommend you to try if you are ever in Sydney.

It was during our mini-RTW that we discovered the Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection. Didn’t I tell you I love Autograph Collection hotels? The visit!

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Exterieurs

Booking at Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection

Travel in Australia will not resume for a very long time, but that does not prevent us from dreaming and continuing to make you discover beautiful hotels.

During our mini-RTW, we were still in New Zealand when we planned our booking at the Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection. And Jean-Maximilien couldn’t have chosen a better place, as the hotel is so charming and the location, perfect.

The Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection is a category 5 hotel of the Marriott Bonvoy chain. You can book it from 30,000 points a night, which is really reasonable for a hotel of this type.

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Exterieurs

Knowing that we visited Sydney in the middle of the tourist season, the cash rates were very expensive (we are talking about more than $300 per night).

So we used a certificate for one free night available with one of our Marriott Bonvoy credit cards.

Location

The Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection is located at the eastern tip of Walsh Bay, just off the Harbour Bridge, making it a very romantic place. You can have a walk under the bridge and a view of the Sydney Opera House.

It will take you about 20 minutes to reach the hotel from Sydney Airport by taxi.

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Exterieurs
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Around the hotel

The Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection is conveniently located within walking distance of The Rocks disctrict, from where various ferries depart.

We went for an excursion to the historic island of Cockatoo, which in the past hosted a penitentiary institution. I agree, not the best excursion with the kids.

Apart from the ferries, I liked walking around The Rocks which is a very lively neighbourhoud; many shops have antique shopfronts. We walked with the children to the Sydney Opera House, where we then took a little train to visit the Sydney Botanic Gardens. A ride we loved, and perfect for resting our children’s little legs.

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Finally I really enjoyed the Millers Point business district with King Street Wharf. The neighbourhood contrasts with The Rocks by its modernity.

However, it is not very convenient to walk there from the hotel with the children. But you can find many cafes, restaurants and shops.

An impressive new hotel tower was under construction at the time of our visit: the Crown Tower. Now completed, it is Sydney’s tallest skyscraper with its 75 floors.

All this to say that there is plenty to do around here!

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The lobby at Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection

The hotel has a small reception desk. We entered the hotel lobby almost immediately.

The lobby of Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection is welcoming with its Charleston-style staff, central bar and lighting.

A mix of industrial, English chic and seafaring style give a warm, relaxed and original atmosphere to the hotel. There’s a giant screen with Charlie Chaplin’s videos. The atmosphere was lively that night.

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Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection Espace Interieur
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Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection Salon
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Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection Bar
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Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection Salon Interne
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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Bar

The main room gives direct access to a beautiful outdoor terrace, again with ambient lighting.

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Terrasse
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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Terrasse
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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Terrasse
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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Terrasse

A glimpse of the daytime terrace.

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Exterieurs
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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Exterieurs

To get to our room, we had to take the elevators. The corridors upstairs lack a little bit of warmth. The ensemble is in the style I was telling you about.

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Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection Ascenseurs
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Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection Couloirs

Our room at Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection

When I came to the room, I thought it was designed for a man!

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Chambre

The room is very nicely decorated with brown leather details, wood, gilding giving it a chic and masculine style. There are no cupboard, but we could use an open wardrobe where the staff piu our suitcases.

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Chambre
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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Chambre
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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Chambre

In a corner of the room, there were (almost) essentials: safe, iron and ironing board, umbrella, slippers and a yoga mat!

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Salle De Bain

The green velvet sofa is a sofa bed, perfect for children, with a flat screen on the wall. A coffee table and its velvet seat on the window side complete the room.

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Chambre
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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Chambre

The kids couldn’t wait for us to finish our pictures so they could go play on them!

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Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection

All that was missing was a nice bottle of whisky to complete the decor! And it wasn’t far! A very pretty chest of drawers topped with gold bars is used as a bar.

On top of it, an interesting offer of products that have been carefully selected: a cap with the hotel badge or a cocktail blender, mini cocktail bottles, as well as surprises, like a mini celebration kit or beef jerky (Tiger Buck), etc.

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Chambre
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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Chambre

We got a welcome gift later. Two local beers (Sydney Beer Co), as well as an appetizer plate of crackers, cheese and dried fruit. (I ate it all!)

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Cadeau De Bienvenue

The bathroom

The bathroom is modestly sized, modern, simple and well-designed with a large bath and shower.

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Salle De Bain
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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Salle De Bain

Services at Pier One Sydney Harbour Hotel, Autograph Collection

Breakfast

Since the COVID-19 crisis was not yet in the news, we were able to take advantage of the buffet service. The breakfast room is simple and unadorned.

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Salle De Restauration
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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Salle De Restauration
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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Buffet

And champagne was even available for an improvised mimosa!

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Salle De Restauration

The offer is not pantagruelic. And yet I loved my healthy and fresh breakfast; the products were of high quality.

The gym

The gym was a nice surprise. It has a very beautiful luminosity because of its windows.

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Salle De Fitness

It’s well equipped, rather spacious, and has a shower room.

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Sydney Pier 1 Autograph Collection Salle De Fitness

Our general impression of the hotel

The Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection hotel is a simple, modern hotel without pretension. Because of its location (off the hustle and bustle of the center and close to the water), it has a relaxing ambiance, which I appreciated a lot.

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Audrey And Jean Maximilien

Are pets allowed at Pier One Sydney Harbour?

Pets are welcome!

Does Pier One Sydney Harbour have a swimming pool?

Unfortunately no swimming pool is available at this hotel.

Is there parking available at Pier One Sydney Harbour?

It is possible to park in the street of the hotel itself, we easily found one when we arrived. Otherwise the hotel has valet service.

How long does it take to walk from Pier One Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House?

Count about thirty minutes with a fabulous view of the Opera House. It all depends on whether you take your time along the way.

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