About Potts Point
Potts Point is the village that never sleeps, rising at dawn in a bustling display of cafés and artisan bakeries, then throwing itself into the night with an array of chic bars and hot new restaurants. You’ll find everything from hearty Italian, organic health food and rustic Mexican flavours, to Middle Eastern mezze, dumpling bars and fresh, modern Australian cuisine.
Of course, it’s not all about the food. Potts Point is one of Sydney’s oldest neighbourhoods, featuring an eclectic mix of art deco architecture, Victorian apartments and manicured hedges. Wander down alleyways to find hidden staircases leading to leafy, panoramic views over the city, stroll through art galleries, or simply sit back with an espresso and enjoy the people-watching.
If you’re looking for fashion and beauty, you’ve come to the right place. Urban day spas, brow boutiques, yoga studios and hair stylists are dotted between shopping outlets for every budget. Explore vintage outlets and second-hand designer stores, or splurge on high-end boutiques and sleek street-wear. Westfield Bondi Junction is one of Sydney’s biggest and most stylish malls, located only two trains stops or a 10-minute drive from Holiday Inn Potts Point.
The best way to explore Potts Point is by foot, where you can discover quaint alleyways and stop to taste your way around the neighbourhood. The Sydney CBD is a 15-minute walk from the hotel and it’s easy to get around by public transport. We have a train station just across the street, with buses and taxis right on our doorstep.
There’s just something about Sydney that everybody loves, whether you’re a local that’s lived here for years or an international traveler seeing the city for the first time.
Sydney is surrounded by nature, so it makes sense that our most popular attractions are outdoors. The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens and Taronga Zoo are must-sees, along with the array of world-class museums and galleries throughout the city.
There’s something for everyone in Sydney, whether you plan to enjoy a theater production and dine at one of the world’s best restaurants on a romantic weekend away, or shop up a storm and dance the night away with friends. The whole family will sleep like babies, with activities and events for kids of all ages. You can wander through lush national parks or dive into the Pacific Ocean at one of the many iconic beaches, hidden ocean baths and picturesque rock pools along the Sydney coastline.
Sydney’s climate makes it a popular destination for visitors throughout the year. Winters are mild and filled with bright, sunny days and little rain. Locals don’t let the colder months stop them from dining outdoors or heading to the beach for an alfresco brunch. You’ll rarely need more than a couple of layers, but pack a warm jacket and scarf for those chilly August days.
Summer is when the city comes alive, with lazy beach days and outdoor festivals on the agenda. It’s a great time of year to enjoy the sand and surf at one of the many iconic Sydney beaches, or stay cool in air-conditioned comfort at art galleries, shopping malls and other Sydney attractions. Just make sure you avoid sunburn by wearing SPF30+ sunscreen every day and wear a hat while outdoors.
Visit in spring for balmy days and the brightest blue sky you’ll ever see. Jacaranda trees transform Sydney with brilliant purple blossoms, while locals take advantage of longer days and the anticipation of summer on its way. The early Autumn months are still warm and ideal for swimming, so you’ll rarely need more than a light layer to throw over your summer clothes.