37 Ultimo Road, Sydney, NSW; theultimo.com.au Verdict: A novel concept that doesn’t take itself too seriously and blends surprisingly well with the cool urban hotel vibe that’s going on here.
We rated: The balance struck between concept and form that believers, the curious and sceptics alike can enjoy. We’d change: A few more mod-cons for your money would be nice; or perhaps complimentary coffee in the morning (instead of standard cafe prices). Notes: We paid $276 for an Ultimo Queen room with one ‘Star Chart’ package, but were upgraded to a top floor Ultimo Courtyard room – which (incidentally) can accommodate pets. Rooms can be booked with or without ‘Star Chart’ or ‘Off the Charts’ packages for each guest, and prices vary accordingly.