If you are looking for a pad in Sydney that is in the heart of the action, with views until Christmas and an oasis of stylish comfort – then you’ve found home at the Larmont.
Where: 2-14 Kings Cross Rd POTTS POINT
Cost: from approx $199/night, book here
Immi and I used a trip to Sydney for the annual Bloggers Brunch as an excuse for a girls weekend (with Immi’s Sydney based bestie joining us) – we arrived on a Thursday evening at the stunning Larmont in Potts Point, just in time for the sunset (which from our room was spectacular).
The Larmont is in an awesome location – next door (located underground) is a proper sized Coles Supermarket and beyond that are literally 100’s of eateries in the form of take-away through to fine dining. Within in a 3 minute stroll is the Kings Cross train station and if you wander a bit further Larmont is sandwiched between Oxford Street, Woolloomooloo and Rushcutters Bay.
Exit the front door and turn left and about a 10-15 minute stroll away is Rushcutters Bay Park – a great spot for the kids to run around while you take in the views of sailing boats on the marina. There is also a great cafe located in the middle of the park with a playground located next door.
If you exit Larmont and turn right, walking for about 15 minutes (towards the CBD) you will find yourself in Hyde Park – with the Australian Museum and Art Gallery of NSW nearby.
However we had to drag ourselves away from our room as the view was spectacular and the bed cloud like… and with the inclusions in our room like AppleTV we could log into our Stan account for a proper movie marathon!
Next door to Larmont is The Hyde Restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Hyde is super convenient for guests, not only can you sneak in via an internal entrance from the lobby you can also charge meals back to your room (and the menu is excellent). And The Hyde is able to provide room service.
The night we arrived Immi and I enjoyed a delicious dinner downstairs at The Hyde and on our second night the girls had pizza (ordered via Uber Eats) and movies and I snuck out for a quick bite with some friends at The Farmhouse (2min walk away).
Also next door (and complimentary for guests) is a local gym and yoga studio – we gave the gym a miss but enjoyed a hot yoga class (there may have been two sets of stifled giggles when the session started with a roomful of ohmms).
The Larmont is beautifully designed on the inside – the rooms are classy, comfortable and sleek.
For families there are a couple of options – there is a large suite that offers a bedroom and separate living area that can be set up as a bedroom for the kids. Alternatively you can book a bigger room and the staff are happy to set up extra beds. Our room was set up as king size bed with the two rollaway beds for the girls – but I noticed that the king bed could have been split into twin share.
If you love a view the Larmont has gorgeous outlooks across the city, glimpses of Rushcutters Bay and also across to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
I need to include a shoutout to the lovely staff in reception – being a smaller hotel we got to know some of the faces and were very grateful for local tips and insights.
Finally – Larmont caters to dog owners, so if your furbaby travels too then he/she will be welcomed with open arms and their own special bed and bowls! For the purpose of our photo’s we borrowed Lola’s puppy Louie.
Commercial Disclosure: during our stay at Larmont Sydney by Lancemore we were provided with two nights accommodation, a dinner and a breakfast. All opinions are my own and details are correct at time of publishing.