NileGuide Expert Says:
A clean and fashionable place, great for business visitors who want to do something with their evening - close to the clubs, bars, restaurants and cinemas of Sydney's thriving cultural heart.
229 Darlinghurst Rd, Sydney NSW, Australia
(02) 9332 2011
bar, restaurant, minibar, parking, fitness-club, internet-available, room-service, non-smoking, safe-deposit, child-care, tv-in-room, air-conditioning
Cosmopolitan cities need chic, architect-designed, cutting edge hotels. Said properties should offer iconic status, glamour and opulence in equal measure. Exclusivity need never be requested, but discretely assumed.
The Kirketon, after starting life in 1999 as a cool, stark, minimalist boutique hotel, was acquired by 8Hotels in 2003 and underwent its latest incarnation. The result is a warmer, more sophisticated property that evokes the luxurious feel reminiscent of grand European hotels, but with a nod to 21st century tastes and technology.
The 40 rooms are divided into four styles: Standard, Premium, Executive and Superior; each a step up in bed size, floor space, facilities, price and finishes.
Outside on the Darlinghurst streets, you're spoilt for culinary, bar and nightlife choices. But if you're finding it hard to leave the luxury of the Kirketon behind, you can always slip out back to the in-house, award winning Eau de Vie bar; it's class with a capital C.