If you want to stay somewhere a bit offbeat and class yourself as a hip, fashionable type, then this boutique hotel in Darlinghurst is a fascinating option. Rooms come with king-size, queen-size, double, or twin beds, and are lightly stocked with modernist furniture and custom-made fittings, including mirrored headboards, sleek bathrooms hidden away behind mirrored doors, and interestingly textured bedspreads and areas of wallpaper. Standard rooms are quite compact, and come with a double bed. Some come with a tub as well as shower. Premium rooms have a queen-size bed. Executive rooms are quite large, have a king-size bed, and some have a small balcony overlooking the main road (the road can be noisy at night). The inside scoop is that the best standard unit is no. 330, the best premium no. 340, and the best executive no. 323. I would definitely ask for a room away from the main road. The same company operates another stylish boutique hotel, Medusa, 267 Darlinghurst Rd. (tel. 02/9331 1000; www.medusa.com.au). Rooms start at A$270 (US$243/£122) a night there, and the overall size and quality of the rooms reflect the price jumps.
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