Finding a place to stay in a city like Sydney, Australia can be difficult for even the most experienced traveler. With so much to do, so many places to see, and so many possible neighborhoods to stay in, narrowing things down can be tricky. No one wants to get stuck staying miles away from all of the things they want to see. Here are ten great Airbnb vacation rentals that are close to Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Stay at one of these centrally located apartments and you’ll be within easy walking distance of the Central Business District, Chinatown, the Sydney Opera House, and of course, Darling Harbour. The best of Sydney’s shops, restaurants, bars, and nightlife will be right outside of your door.
This elegant apartment in a secured, high-rise building is located on a lively street in the Central Business District. Large windows flood the apartment with natural light. Enjoy beautiful views of Sydney’s skyline and Darling Harbour through the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room. Hardwood floors bring a sense of warmth to the entire apartment. Darling Harbour, Chinatown, and The Rocks are a short walk away.
Sydney CBD Luxury 3B City ViewsHaymarket, New South Wales, Australia
Top guest reviewsgreat view and great apartmentvery spacious apartment with stunning viewskitchen amenities like coffee tea cooking oil were not providedgreat space in a beautiful apartment with fantastic viewsfantastic apartment very good city view 5 starthe unit was cleaned twice and still wasn’t very cleanit was certainly clean enough for us though not impeccably soapartment clean and has everything you need for your stayvery comfortable stay and cleanlinesseasily fixed with a more detail oriented cleaning crew; 2) the apartment could use a few hand towels
Host:robert has been a great host accommodating to our requestsrobert was a great host helpful and quick to respond to our requests thanksdefinitely a super hosthe was extremely helpful toorobert is a fantastic host and is always available when you require his assistanceRead more reviewsvery good locationthe location is great and was close to everythinggreat location at the chinatowngreat location and great valuethe location was great everything we needed was close by
Gorgeous views of Darling Harbour make this modern apartment in Sydney’s Central Business District worth booking for a night or two. The two bedroom apartment has room for four guests. Each bedroom has one queen-sized bed. A five-minute walk from Wynard Train Station, the apartment is an easy stroll away from the sights of downtown Sydney. The apartment has a balcony, a complete kitchen, and a washer and dryer. Guests have access to the building’s outdoor pool. A parking space is available for those arriving with a car.
Water view CBD apartment 4 beds & 2 bath 1 parkingSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Top guest reviewsexcelent bed good kitchen wonderful balcony and viewextras like shower gel and shampoo tea and coffee were very welcomethe apartment truly had amazing viewsvery nice apartment with a beautiful view of darling harboura large well equipped 2 bed apartment with lovely views over darling harbourkitchen was clean and well equippedbathroom was also clean and shower pressure was goodnice flat clean and comfortablethe apartment was very clean and comfortableeverything was super clean and exactly as promised
Host:host was most helpful and responsivefiona was a great host who was very accommodatingbeautiful attentive owners and home away from homeour host fiona was very helpful with check-in and advicefiona was an awesome host and answered all of our questions timelyRead more reviewsthe location is perfectthe location is great and wynyard station is about 5 minutes walk awayexcellent location overlooking kings wharf areawalking distance to cbd and darling harbourthe apartment was in an excellent location to shops and restaurants all within short walking distances
This stunning apartment steps away from King Street Wharf offers weary travelers a tranquil home away from home in downtown Sydney. The two bedroom apartment has spectacular views of Darling Harbour. The accommodation is within easy walking district of the Central Business District and the Sydney Opera House. The lively neighborhood with a variety of restaurants and bars provides plenty of close by entertainment. Guests have access to the building’s pool and sauna. Parking can be arranged with prior notice to the host.
Luxury City Apartment Overlooking Darling HarbourSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Top guest reviewsit was wonderful to have the swimming pool the balcony and an amazing coffee machinethe apartment was even better than the photos was spacious and had top notch amenitieskitchen had everything we needed with great amenitiesvery nice beds / linen - feels more like a 5 star hotel we will 100% be backthe apartment is very modern and clean and has all the amenities you needbeds were comfortable the apartment was clean with plenty of towels providedspotlessly clean comfortable beds well stocked kitchensusan's place was great - very clean and cosythe apartment is spacious and clean with comfy beds fresh linen and towels and plenty of utensilsapartment was super clean and beds were very comfortable
Host:an amazing and very accomodating hostsusan was an excellent and very responsive hostsusan and steve were great hosts and very responsive—both before and duringjason was so responsive and the apartment was wonderfulthank you for hosting us susanRead more reviewsthe location is fantasticlocation was greatbest location everperfect location in darling harboureasy walking distance to the pitt st
This stylish apartment in the Pyrmont neighborhood is a wonderful option for travelers looking for a vacation base in Sydney close to fashionable bars, restaurants, and cafes. The newly renovated split level one bedroom apartment is a five-minute walk from Darling Harbour. Chinatown and the Powerhouse Museum are extremely close to this attractively decorated apartment. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed and there is room for an extra person to sleep on the sofa in the living room. The apartment is on the third floor of a building without an elevator, so stairs are involved in getting to this charming apartment.
Vibrant 1 bdrm Apartment Darling Harbour + ParkingPyrmont, New South Wales, Australia
Top guest reviewsthe apartment looks like the photos and all the amenities worked as expectedjennifer was extremely helpful & left a helpful guide to the apartment and local surroundingsvery comfy bed and slept very well even though there is constant street noisesjennifer’s apartment was a great base for our stay in sydneywould recommend this apartment as it’s everything you need for a nice staythe airbnb is clean and cozyit is clean comfortable and nicely decoratedwhen we arrived the apartment was clean and set up well for guestswe found the apartment nice and clean the bed was super comfythe apartment was very clean cutely furnished and had pretty much everything you need
Host:jen is a super nice host and kindhost is very quick in responding and very helpfuljen is a great hostjennifer was a great knowledgeable and accommodating hostjen was a fantastic host we communicated for weeks ahead of the stayRead more reviewssuper convenient location - there is a bus stop at the closest intersectiongreat location a short walking distance to the harboursuperb location in easy walking distance of the convention centre and the cbdgreat location perfect size and perfectly presentfantastic location and lovely accomodation
This two bedroom house close to Darling Harbour is quirky and full of character. You’ll feel right at home in the warm and inviting rooms. Well-decorated with modern furniture, the entire house is brightened by natural light. The International Convention Center and Darling Harbour are both within a five-minute walk. The upstairs bedroom has a queen-sized bed. A second bedroom has a double bed with a trundle bed that can sleep two additional guests.
Hamilton Wiggles ICC Darling Harbour Sydney FishPyrmont, New South Wales, AustraliaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsrooms have a/c which we did not use due to nice weatheron top of that the tv room is nicely separated and has a really nice and comfy couchplace is sparkling clean and spacious beds are super comfy and had all the amenities you needyou need to be slim enough to fit in the shower cubeit was nice to have a kitchen since we have young childrenvery clean and tidythe house was clean and tidynicely renovated place sparkling clean bathroom and kitchenhouse was clean and the water pressure of the shower is goodthe unit clean and comfy with everything you could need
Host:great host with quick responsesshe is a great hostfriendly host and cozy placehost was very nice and friendly with quick responses and tips were very helpfulhost was attentive and helpful with local informationRead more reviewssuper cute pad nice and central ideal for 2 couplesthis is the best location everlocation was very very goodvalue for money close walking distance to many attractionsnice house great location for icc
This spacious apartment in the Central Business District is a wonderful option for larger groups. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, everyone in your group will have plenty of space. Darling Harbour is a quick two-minute walk from this nicely-located apartment. A nearby grocery store makes cooking a few meals at home easy to accomplish while staying at this well-equipped accommodation. The apartment has two queen-sized beds and one double bed. Free underground parking is included.
CBD apartment with parking
Located in the middle of Sydney’s vibrant Chinatown, this comfortable apartment is one street away from Darling Harbour and minutes from the energetic atmosphere of the Central Business District. The apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each bedroom has a spacious queen-sized bed. You won’t have to go far to find restaurants and nightlife if you stay at this conveniently located apartment. Everything you could want or need is just outside the door.
Luxury 2B Sydney City (Haymarket)Haymarket, New South Wales, Australia
Top guest reviewsair conditioning washer/dryer and internet all worked great spacious bathrooms with new showersthe apartment is suuuuper roomy and the balcony is hugevery nice two bedroom two bath private apartment in a modern building with modern amenitiescouch is good and there was chromecast with the tv which was a nice touchboth bedrooms have a nice sized bed and bathroom and the master has access to the balconyvery modern and clean aptthe place was very clean and very well keptthe apartment is quite spacious clean modern and comfortable for usstylish clean and centralthe place was very comfortable and clean
Host:rob was a great host who was very helpfulgreat host we would recommend him to everybodyrob was a great host very welcoming and helpfulrob was an excellent host very friendly and helpfulthe host is very friendly and met us when we arriveRead more reviewsgreat house with convenient locationgreat location and nice apartmentgood location in chinatownloved the location in chinatowntidy and great location
This stunning two bedroom apartment overlooks Darling Harbour. A five-minute walk will bring you to the restaurants, cafes, bars, boutiques, and nightlife of the harbour. A large balcony with furniture is perfect for enjoying the stunning view of the water. With one king-sized bed in one bedroom and two single beds in a second bedroom, the accommodation is perfect for a family vacation. Guests have access to the building’s heated rooftop swimming pool. Enjoy magnificent views of Sydney from the swanky rooftop terrace. Active guests and those with children will love this apartment’s washer and dryer.
Waterview Executive 2-room Suite in Darling Harbour
You can’t go wrong with this cozy one bedroom apartment right in the heart of Darling Harbour. The accommodation is a one-minute walk from the harbour. Chinatown is almost right next door. The apartment has a charming balcony perfect for eating dinner under the stars. The bedroom has one queen-sized bed. A two-person sleeper sofa is located in the living room. You’ll find a number of convenient shops just steps from the door. The building has an elevator, making this a great option for those who have trouble navigating stairs.
Luxury City Living Whole Apartment
A lovely apartment close to Town Hall Train Station, this one bedroom apartment is perfect for couples looking for a place to stay during a trip to Sydney. Centrally located in the lively Central Business District, the apartment is a five-minute walk from Darling Harbour. The accommodation has a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, Apple TV, and comes with a nice selection of movies for guests to enjoy. The apartment has one queen-sized bed in the bedroom and a couch in the living room. A balcony complete with comfortable wooden patio furniture adds to the charm of this adorable apartment.
Apartment near Sydney Town Hall Station
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Settle in this country house accommodation built back in 1883 and which still retains some of its beautiful old features such as the wooden floors and iron-bark columns. Known as Australia’s main export industry landmark, this building is always a favourite abode for tourists who want to settle in a tranquil environment that is a walkable distance to the city’s best attractions. The kitchen is fully equipped, not only with facilities but with sumptuous food recipes, tea and coffee, and snacks. The living and dining room are decorated with your comfort in mind fitted with three-seat sofa-bed, flat-screen TV, laptop desk, dining table and more. The bedroom is also furnished with a premium queen-sized bed, armchair with mattress and more. This home is designed to give you the best stay in Sydney. Don’t forget to explore the Taronga Zoo with the two passes that will be handed to you on your arrival.
Not available since 09/May/2022.Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia
Top guest reviewsboth the bed and the sofa bed were extremely comfortablethe amenities across the apartment are perfect for a comfortable stayseating bed books sydney travel literature kitchen amenities; all perfectthank you michael awesome stay beautiful home great amenities loved the pool and the spathe beds were very comfortablevery clean and comfortableplace was clean and tidyit was quiet clean and comfortableso quite and cleanthe apartment was awesome really clean and a nice space
Host:the host was very quick with responses and the zoo passes are a wonderful added bonusmichael was a great host and responded quickly with any questions i hadthank you for hosting us for past one weekmichael was an excellent host quick responses and communicationmichael is very helpful and swift in his responsesRead more reviewsthe location was greatthe location is perfectmichael’s place is very well locatedwell located sweet little placethe location is quite good near to darling harbour
This stylishly designed one-room accommodation which has an interior courtyard sits in the archaic Goldsborough Mort Hotel Pyrmont. This remarkable dwelling has an indoor spa, sauna, gym, and heated pool to give you a luxurious vacation. The bedroom contains a queen-sized bedroom, a fold-out baby bed, a modern leader sofa bed and can comfortably sleep, four people. The kitchen has all the necessary cooking facilities, and also food, and coffee/tea recipes. This apartment has free WiFi, dining table, large lounge, laundry facilities, an indoor balcony, and a flat-screen TV to give you a fulfilling trip.
Darling Harbour: 1 bedroom apartment Pool /GymPyrmont , New South Wales, Australia
Top guest reviewsgood sized rooms quality furniture and loads of thoughtful touchesthe apartment is stylish and comfortable with great amenitiesthe bit i enjoyed most about the apartment was the small courtyard where we could seat and chatthe washer and dryer were helpful kitchen and bathroom facilities excellentit was really nice to step into bettina’s apartment after a long journeyit was very cleanthe apartment was clean bright stylish and vibrantthe apartment itself was very clean and very nicely set upbettina’s place is amazing super clean and stylishclean cozy and well equipped; we instantly felt like home in sydney
Host:bettina was a great hostbettina was very helpful throughout our staybettina is an excellent hostbettina is an excellent hostbettina is a great host with patienceRead more reviewsgreat location very close to darling harbournice place to stay near to harbour town and centralgreat location would stay againfantastic location short walk to darling harbourthe location was amazing too
This is a newly built apartment with modern features specially designed for a romantic getaway. This apartment has everything in store to give you a memorable vacation and is just a six-minutes stroll to the Darling Harbour where you catch all the fun night activities with your partner. The bedroom has a comfortable queen-sized bed and wardrobe with access to the private bathroom, a shower and a bath. The building also features a dining area, a full-facility kitchen, laundry, and a decorated balcony. Other features include a barbecue area, gym, sauna, a vast swimming pool, and hot tub. Bear in mind that pets, parties, and smoking are not allowed in the property to keep it clean, comfortable and favourable for everyone.
❤️EXECUTIVE MODERN ENSUITE BEDROOM SYDNEY CENTRAL✨Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia
Top guest reviewsthe room and amenities were great and modern very cleanthe room was lovely with beautiful view of the garden and close distance walk to darling harbourthe apartment looks exactly like the pictures and i have enjoyed every bit of my stay :)the apartment was absolutely stunning great peaceful views and perfect location in the heart of sydney citynice little café ultra bites next door for breakfastthe place is clean and check in and check out was a breezenice and clean place to stay but not close to amenitiesthe place was clean full equipped toiletries in the bathroom and things in the kitchen for tea and coffeeeverything was great and the apartment is very clean and centrally located and met all our needsmarissa is an amazing host and the apartment is beautiful and cleanRead more reviewsgreat stay convenient location really enjoyed my time therewith free fireworks every weekend within a short distance walk to darling harbour is a top notchpleasant stay in marisa’s placei would highly recommend this place for a weekend away
Sweet dreams in Darling Harbour
With so much to do in Sydney you’re going to need a good night’s sleep. If you take our advice and stay in one of these great Airbnbs, you’ll sleep well, and you won’t have far to go to see the rest of Sydney in the morning. And some of these places have such great views, you might not even want to leave the house.
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