Destination / Wish You Were Here

A weekend at Hotel Harry

Stay …
Hotel Harry. In the perfect spot where Surry Hills meets Sydney CBD, the hotel has been given a new life as part of what’s on offer at Harpoon Harry. Set in a beautiful 1912-built heritage building, newly refurbished rooms with tasteful modern touches still manage to keep all of their original old-Sydney pub room charm, and come together to create a cosy stay. I loved the high ceilings, stained glass and old wood furnishings. Staying at Hotel Harry felt like you were getting to see the fun side of old Sydney.

Take …
You’ll want to walk everywhere from the hotel being that it’s so central, so a good pair of trainers and a small summery day bag like Bembien’s Sofia will have you sorted. Could be an idea to wear a bikini underneath in case your travels end up at the beach as they quite often do in Sydney.

Taste …
Harpoon Harry Public Bar Kitchen. The kitchen is based around a fresh seasonal menu designed by Executive Chef Tom Walton with influence on Pan-American and hotel classics designed to share. You’ll find slow cooked meats cooked on a Barbacoa smoker, sweet potato with chipotle, queso, pickled vegetables and tortillas. Lots of spice and punchy flavours. The bar comes alive at night and the cocktails are amazing. Try the Paloma – tequila, sparkling grapefruit, lemon bitters and spiced rum.

Shop …
Sneakerboy for Golden Goose trainers, Rationale for skincare, Fabrique on Oxford Street for good vintage finds, Chinatown for velvet slippers, Mrs Red & Sons on Crown Street for gifts and stationary and Kinokuniya in the CBD.

Insider tip …
At night, run yourself a bath, draw back the curtains and relax as you watch Sydney’s busy Wentworth Avenue nightlife pass by from above. Other nearby spots not to be missed are the iconic Hollywood Hotel, the Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Boon Cafe in the newly coined Thai-Town, Central Pilates for a one-on-one power workout and Crown Hair for all of your hair needs.

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