If you are after a sleek, classy and chic place to stay or have that martini, then head to Sydney’s café society and L’otel.
Darlinghurst was once a suburb "nice" people didn't visit. Its little lanes were where criminals plotted their next devious deed and ladies of the night plied their trade. Rows of terraces were home to large families and the streets were always full of children and the odd motor vehicle.
These days, Darlinghurst is inner-city chic. The terrace houses have been refurbished and there is an eclectic mix of local inhabitants.
L'otel is a Burley Katon Halliday refurbishment, which means clean, refined interiors with slick sophistication. No expense has been spared in this 16-room hotel. The finest fabrics and custom-designed furniture grace the building.
New world cuisine is served in the café/restaurant, combining fresh regional ingredients with international influences. Asian and Mediterranean touches are delicious. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served each day.
Fronting the bustling Darlinghurst Road, the Lime Bar is a friendly, hip spot, but without attitude. It has terrific music provided by a top DJ. You can enjoy an after-work or pre or post-theatre or dinner cocktail. They also offer a great selection of wine and a delicious bar menu.
Drinks are half-price at happy hour, which runs every week night from 5.30pm to 7pm. Lime Bar stays open until 3am.
Each guest room has direct dial phone, dedicated facsimile, modem port and voicemail. They have queen or double beds, remote-control colour television, VCR, individually-controlled air-conditioning and heating, double insulated walls, pure cotton bedlinen, feather and down pillows and duvets and natural Bloom personal products. Interconnecting and rooms with balconies are available.
L'otel offers undercover security parking, room service and concierge help with all outside arrangements.
All this and just a 10-minute walk from Sydney's CBD!