Sydney hotels that make you feel like you're overseas

·Features and Health Editor
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If you're hanging out for that Europe trip, or a visit to America, you might still have to wait a little while for Australia's international borders to reopen, and travel to become normal again.

In the meantime though, there are plenty of ways to experience a taste of overseas, without having to leave the country.

Here, we've rounded up some epic local hotel stays that can have you feeling like you're in New York, Paris, Italy or even The Hamptons.


Sofitel, Darling Harbour - Paris, France

panoramic view of paris, france
Take a trip to Paris in Sydney. Photo: Getty

You’ll be greeted with a ‘bonjour!’ as you step into a world of relaxation, romance and waterfront sophistication.

By nightfall, savour the French-inspired menu at Atelier by Sofitel and you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re in the heart of Paris.

Atelier by Sofitel
Atelier by Sofitel can transport you to Paris. Photo: Sofitel
La Rotonde in the Montparnasse Quarter Paris
La Rotonde in the Montparnasse Quarter - one of the most legendary and the famous Parisian cafes. Photo: Getty

The Langham Hotel, Sydney - London, England

People walking and shopping on the sidewalks of the major shopping street of Regent Street in London.
Regent Street in London, is usually a major shopping strip. Photo: Getty

From quaint cobbled streets and historic brick buildings to sophisticated furnishings and high tea afternoons, check into The Langham and escape to an old-world London hotel, right in the heart of Sydney.

the langham hotel
The Langham offers old-London feel. Photos:

Jonah’s, Whale Beach - Portofino, Italy

Beautiful sea coast with colorful houses in Portofino, Italy.
Beautiful sea coast with colorful houses in Portofino, Italy.

Book a night on Whale Beach in one of Jonah’s eleven recently refurbished and luxurious Ocean Retreat rooms and bask in the picturesque coastal views over an alfresco lunch on the balcony terrace, just as though you escaped to Portofino.

Jonah’s, Whale Beach
An alfresco lunch on the balcony terrace will be like you escaped to Portofino. Photo: Expedia

The William Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm - English countryside

English country house and garden in Autumn with a gravel driveway. The house is Victorian period, with flower borders filled with shrubs and perennials
Thinking English country house and gardens. Photo: Getty

If you’re a fan of horse-racing, The William Inglis Hotel in Western Sydney will transport you to the racing scenes of Britain, and the quaint gardens of an English country home.

Overlooking Riverside Stables gardens and Warwick Farm Racecourse, this boutique equine themed 5-star hotel celebrates racing history and the thoroughbred industry.

The William Inglis Hotel
The hotel overlooks Riverside Stables gardens and Warwick Farm Racecourse. Photo: William Inglis Hotel


Crown Towers Sydney, Barangaroo - Las Vegas

The illuminated casinos of the Las Vegas strip.
The Las Vegas strip is a must visit eventually. Photo: Getty

It’s ‘the place to be seen’, with a rooftop infinity pool and iconic dining destinations sold out for weeks, a trip to the new Sydney Crown Towers is the quickest way to get to Las Vegas for a weekend.

crown towers hotel sydney
The Crown Towers infinity pool has lux Vegas vibes. Photos: Supplied

Establishment Hotel, Sydney - New York City

Midtown Manhattan skyline colored by sunset warm light . Urban skyline in Midtown Manhattan. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower. USA. New York. January 2018
Midtown Manhattan skyline inspires travel. Photo: Getty

Effortlessly chic warehouse-style room, uber cool interiors and three of city’s top restaurants, bars and its very own nightclub on your doorstep makes a trip to this 5-star hotel a one-way ticket to the buzzing New York City.

Establishment Hotel
5 stars and top restaurants sound like a winning combo. Photo: Establishment Hotel

Ovolo, Woolloomooloo - Brooklyn

Typical yellow cabs on the streets of New York in winter. Somewhere in Lower Manhattan, near Soho.
The warehouse style is synonymus with Brooklyn. Photo: Getty

Exposed warehouse beams, all-vegetarian menus and a picturesque waterfront location makes Ovolo Woolloomooloo a sure-fire match to a cool and quirky night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Exposed beams give it the warehouse feel. Photo: Ovolo

Halcyon House, Cabarita - The Hamptons

The Hamptons
The Hamptons are a popular holiday spot. Photo: Getty

The Hamptons meets NSW in the far northern NSW surf town of Cabarita, where palm trees frame the swimming pool and nautical day beds fill your days at award-winning Halcyon House.

Halcyon House
The Hamptons meets NSW in the far northern NSW surf town of Cabarita, Photo: Halcyon House

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