HOME AND AWAY
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.