Sydney is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque and cosmopolitan cities in the world, which makes it a number one on the lists of many ardent travelers from all over the globe. If you’re planning a trip to Sydney, but you’re not quite sure where to stay, just keep reading. Here are a few useful tips on how to choose appropriate accommodation according to your financial positions.

What to look for when searching for perfect accommodations?

When searching for perfect accommodations, not only in Sydney, but anywhere else, there are some specific criteria that must be met. First of all, a parking space is an absolute must, particularly when you’re traveling by car. Then, a modern person simply can’t imagine his life without Wi-Fi, so make sure you find a hotel that has that covered. Air conditioning is also essential, particularly in Australia during summer, where hot summer days can become almost unbearable. Of course, before booking a hotel, you should first make sure that it has good reviews – a score of at least 7+ would be just fine. Once all of these criteria are met, you can proceed to look for more concrete features.

A budget-friendly hotel for anyone’s pocket

If you’re on a budget, 3-star hotels may be an amazing solution for you. One of the best hotels in this category is Ibis Sydney World Square, situated in Central Business District (CBD). Located next to the World Square Centre, it’s a 5-minute walk away from Queen Victoria Building – the Holy Grail of shopping in Sydney. If you’re up for complete relaxation after a long day of sightseeing, you’re going to love this hotel’s soundproofed rooms and en suite bathrooms which allow unwinding and peaceful dreams. As for food, Ibis offers an extremely rich buffet breakfast, whereas room service is available 24/7.

The golden mean is always a good idea

The truth is that the golden mean is usually the best, which is exactly where 4-star hotels step in. One of these is Holiday Inn Old Sydney, located in the historic Rocks district – a 3-minute walk away from Circular Quay and the Museum of Contemporary Art. A wide range of Australian wines and beers are available at the Lobby Lounge and Bar, as well as delicious café-style meals. A rooftop swimming pool is probably this hotel’s most attractive feature, and it’s open for guests to enjoy the sun at the top of the building. On the other hand, a spa pool is available for those who would like to relax to the max.

Go luxurious or go home

If you’re one of those people who love luxurious vacations, welcome to the club! If you’re up for one of the most stunning views you’ve ever seen, the Manly Oasis is definitely what you should book. This beachside apartment is all about water and mind-blowing background – with Fairlight Beach on the one side, and Sydney Harbour on the other. A mix of marble and timber will take your breath away immediately, and the fusion of chic and elegance is exactly what makes this property so attractive. Its accessibility to Sydney Harbour is one of its main advantages – it’s a 20-minute ferry ride away from the city centre. So, if you’re interested in luxury accommodation Sydney has to offer, you definitely won’t make a mistake with this fabulous apartment!

As you can see, these are just a scant few of so many available accommodation options. Depending on the amount of money you’re ready to spend, you can find a range of great hotels. 3-star hotels are always a good idea, especially if you’re on a budget. On the other hand, 4-star ones can offer the most amazing balance between price and quality, whereas luxurious properties really have it all – but on a completely new level. No matter which one you choose, just make sure that a set of specific criteria is met – and your perfect vacation can start!

One of my absolute favorite websites to find a deal is Hotwire. The idea is that you book a property not knowing exactly which one it is – the only details available include star rating, approximate location, and customer ratings. Using this “hidden hotel” feature is the absolute best way to score incredible deals. There are websites that can help you identify what the hidden hotels are. I’ve booked 5 star hotels for a 3 star price! Good luck.

Travel on, my friends.

Roxana Oliver

Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney. She loves to write about her adventures. She is all about living the healthy lifestyle, running with her husband and dogs and cooking exotic meals for her family. Typical Aussie, she is often hitting the waves at the beach! Connect with her on Twitter for more travel adventures.