Capella Sydney

Why you'll love it here

  • Stay in Australia’s newest ultra-luxe hotel, steps from the famed Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
  • Indulge with state-of-the-art wellness facilities including a spa and vitality pools
  • Explore the city and discover local life with authentic experiences tailored by Capella Culturists
  • Dine on fresh local cuisine and sip cocktails in glamourous ambience


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Stay at the anticipated new Capella Sydney in the heart of downtown, a great city stopover for those seeking a luxury stay in the Sydney. Occupying an entire city block, you can expect the finest accommodation, personalised service, and cultural experiences through a uniquely Capella lens, all just steps from the famed Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Its grand façade resembles a Baroque Florentine palazzo, this heritage-listed building was once home to Sydney’s Department of Education. Now open as Capella Sydney, it’s been kept just as grand inside, with soaring ceilings, sumptuous furnishings, and intriguing objet d’art.

The first Capella property in Australia is incredibly romantic, perfect for a honeymoon or luxury Sydney stopover. The spa showcases immersive treatment rooms, while Aperture’s art-filled courtyard is a wonderfully romantic spot in the shade of weeping fig trees.

True to the Capella brand, authentic flavours are imaginatively reinvented at three food and beverage venues. These include landmark restaurant Brasserie 1930 and the McRae Bar, named in honour of the building’s original architect, George McRae.

In addition to 192 rooms and suites, Capella Sydney boasts a world-class health and wellness space only open to guests. Set in the original building's top-floor art gallery, light floods in through the ceiling and illuminates the 65-ft-long heated indoor pool. Spoil yourself with rejuvenating treatments at Auriga Spa, showcasing immersive treatment rooms for couples and individuals set within the luxurious surrounds.

The Living Room – a guest lounge that is a staple in all Capella properties – is home to Capella Culturists: a hybrid in-house guide and locally embedded concierge who tailor experiences in and around the hotel just for you.

The thoughtfully designed 192 rooms and suites are incredibly spacious, where opulence peaks in the 235 sq m Capella Suite. Each inviting sanctuary features high ceilings, standalone baths and Italian Frette linen.

Deluxe, Premier and Skyline Rooms

Deluxe, Premier and Skyline Rooms

Starting at 46 sq m, expect an abundance of space and natural light in these rooms. Relax surrounded by curated artwork and enjoy sumptuous touches including custom Italian Frette linen and exclusive vegan in-room amenities, designed in partnership with skin and fragrance company, Haeckels.
Deluxe and Skyline Suites

Deluxe and Skyline Suites

The Deluxe and Skyline Suites honour the rich history of the building with high ceilings, soft textures and neutral tones. These suites come with a separate living area, a deep soaking tub, double vanities, and a rain shower. Meanwhile, intuitive technology allows guests to control lighting to create a relaxing retreat. The multi-layered curtains, temperature and 24-hour in-room dining can all be controlled by the touch of a tablet.
Prestige Suites

Prestige Suites

There are just four masterfully crafted, bespoke suites, each one completely unique. Indulgent details include oversized stone-clad bathrooms with custom fittings, exclusive Haeckels amenities and velvety Frette bathrobes. The personal minibar presents a curation of locally sourced products to enjoy in-room and feature stylish wine fridges and gleaming brass fittings. The highlight is the Capella Suite, which enjoys an aspect of the Royal Botanic Garden from its bedroom and a fireplace.


All-day dining and afternoon tea spot Aperture at the hotel’s heart is one of the most scenic spots, set in the light-filled courtyard. Dine on signature food and beverages underneath a kinetic floral installation by Studio Drift and next to a towering vertical garden, featuring nearly 70 local species of flora.

Brasserie 1930

Brasserie 1930

Exuding grandeur and sophistication, curated cocktails meet world-class cuisine at this ground-floor restaurant. As the name suggests, Brasserie 1930 offers modern takes on brasserie classics made with local produce, plus an extensive wine list.

McRae Bar

McRae Bar

The McRae Bar is named after the building’s original architect George McRae, responsible for some of Sydney’s most beautiful historic properties. Admire swirling murals of popular Aboriginal artists while savouring classic cocktails and fine wines, served with delicious house-made pickles.

Nearby City Highlights

Staying in the historic Sandstone Precinct means you’ll be close to all the iconic sights of Sydney: The Opera House, Harbour Bridge (which you can climb!) and the Royal Botanic Garden, the oldest garden in Australia. Don’t fancy walking? Make the most of the complimentary hotel bikes to see the sights.

Capella Curates

Capella Culturists are available to help you enjoy a range of experiences in Sydney. This might include foraging expeditions, luxury harbour cruises and tickets for iconic sporting events. To celebrate its opening, one of the uniquely curated journeys is a two-hour historic walking tour. Explore the laneways of The Rocks, hear fascinating stories about the history of the Department of Education building and learn all about the culture that shaped the city.

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Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm



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