Top 10 Sydney Luxury Hotels: Medusa Hotel
Despite its somewhat dubious name, you won’t find any gorgons of Grecian fame lurking beneath our No. 3 spot’s mystical surface. In fact, any traces of slithering reptiles have been wholeheartedly replaced with a unique brand of whimsical luxury that is the Medusa Hotel’s own.
The Medusa may be small in stature – it is home to a mere 18 rooms, after all – but this Sydney luxury hotel boasts a captivating presence that almost surpasses its mythical name. If you’re a firm believer in the school of thought that says where you live influences how you live, you’ll love what awaits you inside the Medusa Hotel’s exotic suites. The aptly-named Grand Rooms highlight the hotel’s historic roots with a decidedly contemporary aesthetic, while ground floor Deluxe Rooms open onto the exquisite scenery offered by Medusa’s courtyard reflecting pool.
But it’s the Medusa Hotel’s location that sets this Sydney luxury hotel apart. Set in the elite Darlinghurst neighborhood – the Australian counterpart to New York’s SoHo – the Medusa sits at the very heart of Sydney’s bohemian culture. You’ll find an eclectic mix of boutiques, shops and artists’ quarters lining the eternally busy William and Oxford Streets – all within walking distance from the Medusa’s sleek doors.
Things to Know
Medusa is the only luxury hotel in Australia to welcome dogs and has set aside its courtyard rooms for guests traveling with their canine companions.
There’s certainly no need to avoid eye contact – looking this Sydney luxury hotel’s staff straight in the face is more likely to elicit a friendly smile than a turn-you-into-stone glare!
The Darlinghurst neighborhood, home to the Medusa Hotel, is recognized for its Italian coffee and boasts many famous cafes including Latteria, Bill's, Artisan and Tropicana.