QT Sydney Lobby
QT Sydney Lobby

QT Sydney Lobby

Review of QT Sydney

QT Sydney is a boutique 5 star hotel located in Sydney’s CBD.  But from the moment you step foot inside you will quickly realise this is not your average hotel and is a far cry from your traditional ‘corporate’ city hotel.

QT Sydney has found its home inside the historic Gowings and State Theatre buildings on Market Street.  The hotel has a focus on the eclectic and the quirky with art and design playing a major role in the hotels playful interiors.  There is a distinct cabaret feel throughout the hotel with a bold use of colours, prints and textures fused with interactive artworks and peculia memorabilia.

This is a hotel that doesn’t take itself too seriously.  This is a hotel that wants to make you smile.

Executive King Room

Executive King Room, QT Sydney

QT Sydney Rooms

The hotel boasts 200 rooms, spread between the Gowings and State Theatre buildings.  Each room retains its own unique charm and character.  Expect to find bright pops of colours, luxurious rugs, leather seating, interesting artworks, moody lighting and eccentric touches.

The bathrooms feature dark stone with a stunning free standing bathtub (with the exception of the entry level room), a spacious rain shower and double basins.

Be sure to look out for your Espresso Martini cocktail making kit in each room!  A nice touch.

Free wifi is offered throughout the hotel and in the rooms.

Gowings Bar and Grill

Gowings Bar and Grill, QT Sydney

QT Sydney Restaurants

Gowings Bar & Grill

Gowings Bar & Grill, located up the stairs from the lobby, is their signature restaurant and bar and has become a hot spot for Sydney locals as well as hotel guests.  The European style brasserie offers breakfast (a la carte), lunch, dinner, drink and snack options with rotisserie meats and seafood a specialty.

Read our full review of Gowings Bar & Grill here.

Gilt Lounge

Head up the stairs from Gowings Bar & Grill to find this luxurious cocktail lounge.  It’s the perfect spot for a nightcap.

Parlour Lane Roasters

On the ground floor at the entry to QT Sydney you will notice Parlour Lane Roasters, a European style cafe offering breakfast, lunch and coffee and transforming into an aperitivo bar in the afternoon until late.

In-room Dining

In-room dining is available 24 hours a day with a small menu selection from Gowings Bar & Grill.

spaQ treatment room

spaQ treatment room, QT Sydney

spaQ at QT Sydney

SpaQ is QT Sydney‘s signature spa.  The spa offers 6 treatment rooms, a Hammam inspired steam room with ice fountain and a men’s barber.

When booking a spa treatment you are encouraged to book for a length of time, rather than a treatment.  Treatments are then selected on the day, depending on your mood in consultation with your therapist.  Though a spa menu is offered for inspiration.

I chose the Turkish Salt Scrub treatment on my visit, which seemed the perfect option to slough off that Winter skin in preparation for Spring!  Though be warned – this is a ‘vigorous’ scrub!  My skin felt baby soft following my treatment and I will in fact be adding this scrub to my regular skin care routine.

Executive King Room, QT Sydney

I stayed in an Executive King Room at QT Sydney on my visit

QT Sydney Room Rates is a great website to find the best hotel deals and also provides handy traveller reviews, photos and detailed information. Click here for the latest prices and more details for QT Sydney.

I loved my stay at QT Sydney.  It’s refreshing to see a hotel offering something a little different to the norm, mixing things up and showing some personality.  So, Sydney-siders why not enjoy a ‘staycation’ at QT Sydney?  For visitors – QT Sydneys central location is perfect for exploring the city.

Address:  QT Sydney, 49 Market Street, Sydney
Phone:  (02)  8262 0000
Website: QT Sydney

* Urban Chic Guides was invited to stay on this visit as guests of QT Sydney.  All thoughts and words are the authors own and reflect their true and honest opinion.  For more information about our Editorial Policy, click here.

Images courtesy of QT Sydney.

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