Situated in the heart of the historic Rocks precinct, the lodging has a boutique-hotel style. The accommodations are a stone's throw from the attractions around Circular Quay, and several rooms have large picture windows with spectacular views of the Opera House. (The poolside breakfast lounge has a similar view.) If you hanker for something a little different—and more charming—seven historic two-story houses are available. Each has a bedroom and bathroom upstairs,
and lounge (with sofa bed) and kitchen downstairs. The houses are ideal for families or extended-stay vacationers. The property is earmarked for an upgrade in 2014.