The Little National Hotel Canberra has a sibling… Little National Hotel Sydney, which offers premium boutique accommodation behind a giant bronze sliding door in the heart of the CBD. From check-in at the self-contained kiosks and unlimited wi-fi to a library on the rooftop, the hotel ticks every business need. Bespoke Joseph Karam lighting and original Katie Carmichael artworks adorn the reception, while large windows fill cosy guest rooms with lots of natural light.
The hotel is nestled between the high-rises of Darling Harbour and Wynyard, so views are hard to come by, but proximity to corporate addresses as well as to the thriving Barangaroo precinct makes Little National’s location highly desirable. After a 25-minute drive from Sydney airport it’s all on foot from there. Need to go further afield? Take a two-minute walk to Wynyard Station Interchange for buses and trains or hop on a ferry at Darling Harbour, a short three minutes’ away.
Luxe, minimalist interiors abound. With 23 rooms on each of the 10 levels, accommodation is compact but comfortable. There is one “Big Room” per floor providing 6sqm of extra space to the 17sqm standard rooms. Inside, an Arms of Morpheus king bed awaits. Test the bed out while sipping on a DeLonghi Nespresso, then wrap yourself up in a Brogo Australia mink robe post Appelles Apothecary shower while deciding to order in or head out.
Food and drink
There’s a gorgeous bar and lounge (exclusive to hotel guests!) on the 11th floor of the hotel, with glittering views of the surrounding skyscrapers. While the food menu is limited to small charcuterie boards, the drinks list is extensive, with local beers, a selection of wines from the Margaret River and piquant cocktails such as Bombay Bramble. If you want to head out, the thriving precinct of Barangaroo is right at your doorstep.
For business travellers
Little National has the business traveller front of mind, with flexible check in, free wi-fi and complimentary printing services.
For wellness traveller
You won’t find a spa at the Little National, but you will get a work-out in the 24-hour Hale Technogym.
The fab factor
Every inch of the Little National is premium space. But the real magic is nabbing a table on the edges of the rooftop bar’s balcony and sneaking a peek at Sydney’s waterways to the west as the sun goes down.
Best for: Business travellers
Number of rooms: 230
Rates: From $130 per night
Parking: No parking on site
Address: 26 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW
Telephone: +61 2 8294 0191