Knock-Your-Socks-Off Hotel Views

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-11-08T17:53:26Z

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Australia

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

"The location alone–just a five-minute stroll from the Sydney Harbour–makes this a stand-out hotel." The broad white tower between the historic Rocks area and the business district just completed a $20-million renovation of all rooms and public areas, bringing vibrant blues and punches of reds to accommodations. Order wood-fired pizza and beers on tap at the Customs House Bar. "This staff exemplify why Australia has a reputation for friendliness." The indoor heated pool is filled with salt water.

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