Sydney Travel Guide

Ten reasons to visit Sydney right now.

Courtesy Costa Plenti
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1. Perfect Pied-à-Terre

The Park Hyatt remains the city’s best five-star hotel, but if that’s not the experience you’re looking for in easygoing Sydney, the two-year-old full-service apartment Costa Plenti might be just the thing. Located in the swanky retail enclave of Double Bay, just ten minutes from the city center, and owned by travel consultant Fay Cohen, this contemporary one-bedroom pad has polished wood floors and a white and ecru palette. There’s Moët on arrival, a full kitchen, a Bang & Olufsen entertainment system, two flatscreen TVs (one of them 52 inches), plus WiFi, iPod dock, laptop, parking and courtyard garden. The windows and doors let in ample bay breezes (though there’s air-conditioning, too), and with Cohen’s office downstairs, access to her little black book is easy. From $800 a night. At 6 Transvaal Ave., Double Bay; 61-2/9326-1166;