The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence - SU­SAN KUROSAWA

TO sleep any closer to Syd­ney Har­bour you’d need to be on it. Sebel Pier One Syd­ney at Walsh Bay, housed in a 1912-built wharf that once wel­comed P&Olin­ers, re­cently opened seven suites that jut to­wards the har­bour — the ef­fect is of be­ing on the prow of a ship with seag­ulls for com­pany or, at night, bo­gong moths cir­cling the fa­bled coathanger’s arch and the cheery neon grin of Luna Park on the north­west shore. The suites have slightly dif­fer­ent con­fig­u­ra­tions and as­pects, four come with bal­conies but the pick of the bunch has to be No 214 with an ex­tra-long out­door area and close-up view of the bridge. Its sleek bath­room is for se­ri­ous show-offs — from the egg-shaped tub, you could wave to the pass­ing pa­rade of mar­itime craft (and hope a tow­er­ing cruise ship doesn’t glide past); there’s a glo­ri­ous drencher of a shower with side and over­head jets and fab Ap­pelles Apothe­cary toi­letries fea­tur­ing in­gre­di­ents such as kakadu plum and le­mon myr­tle. There’s an Agent 007-wor­thy pop-up tele­vi­sion at the end of the king bed (another set in the chic liv­ing room), Ne­spresso ma­chine, tons of chill-out space and a pil­low menu for the ul­ti­mate night’s kip (vir­tu­ally) afloat. More: ac­corho­tels.com.au.

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