Checking into the Larmont Sydney

Larmont Sydney
Larmont Sydney

Since it’s opening in October last year, I was captivated by what the hotel had to offer. Larmont Sydney by Lancemore is located in the cusps of Potts Point and Kings Cross. 

Getting here is easy enough, from Sydney Airport it is about 15mins on the train straight to Kings Cross Station and a couple minutes up the road. A buzzing neighbourhood with nightclubs, restaurants and cocktail bars all with walking distance from the hotel.

With 103 rooms, this is one of Sydney’s boutique hotel I was impressed with. With bespoke modern design and the details that went into each room. There are six different room types on offer. From the Larmont Room, Terrace Room, Signature Room, Suite, Harbour view and Signature Suite. 

With different packages on offer, I was looking for a chilled weekend away with my four-legged friend and the Wellness Package was a good selection.

Package includes:

* One night stay in either a Deluxe or Signature Room
* Complimentary juice on arrival (I had a beetroot, pineapple juice – surprisingly refreshing!)
* Yoga class at Body Mind Life
* $30 Jaggad voucher
* A-la-carte breakfast at Hyde Restaurant
* Car parking

Just as a small disclaimer, there are only four Terrace Rooms on offer for pets. Each of the rooms includes a welcome treat, water bowl and a comfy bed. But, the bed is meant for smaller pets, so I wouldn’t be bringing a Great Dane, German Shepherd or a Dalmatian.

Instead of creating a full hotel review with me talking too much. Thought I shorten it to a quick overall video. So let me know what you think?

Before you see the video, let’s give some credit to some mates.

Schpoodle puppy: Daisy
Makeup Artist and Mumma Bear to Daisy: Vanessa Hopkinson from
Behind the camera: Santina 

Let’s talk about the room – it was spacious and the Terrace was massive! But I do have some constructive feedback. With such a massive terrace, it would be nice if there was a grassy patch for your pet to be outside and some outdoor furniture. Making the outdoors inviting like it is indoors.

The room has a very well stocked mini-bar with the usual, water, soft drinks chocolates and a bottle of Dom Perignon. I’m sorry, did I mention the bubbles of luxury in the mini-bar?!

Guests will enjoy luxury finishes like marble benchtops, leather bed heads, rain shower and state of the art smart TVs. Grey curtains and soft grey carpets throughout the lounge and bedroom.

After working and chasing Daisy around the hotel, it was time for dinner at The Hye Sydney Restaurant. We were the first people in and a little hungry – so we were looking forward to seeing what the menu had to offer.

When we arrived there was a young man who showed us to our table and provided our menu. We tried to make conversation with the waiter on recommendations and asked if there was a cocktail list on offer, as we saw the bar. Unfortunately, he was unamused, if not disinterested in being there. They didn’t offer any cocktails, but they did have all the ingredients behind the bar, so I was a little perplexed.

Without recommendations, we went with what we were hungry for. To start we had the Gin Cured Salmon with roasted fennel and dill dressing (can I say, the salmon tasted fresh and delicious) and the Blue mussels in white wine, onion and garlic cream. The toasted sourdough is always a great idea to soak the juices. Both reasonably priced at $16 each.

I was saying to myself that I’m on a wellness package and should stick to healthy meals. So I opted for the Pan Seared Tuna Steak with grilled asparagus, crushed potato and almond butter (if it’s almond its better for you right?) and Santina ordered the Wild Mushroom and spinach risotto.

Let’s just say we had a delicious red grape bevoir to match our dinner. haha. We were obviously full but somehow, somewhere we had room for dessert. To share mind you, the chocolate brownie with ice cream. OK, I know what you are thinking… how is this healthy? Answer: it was a reward and it melts between the gaps.

Towards the end of the night, it was time for an early night. As I needed all the beauty sleep I can grab before waking up for an early morning Sunday yoga session (8am – 9.15am), courtesy of Body Mind Life.

It was exactly what I needed for the morning. An essentials class to build the foundations of yoga techniques, breathing and to sweat out everything in 28’C.

A quick shower (love rain shower heads) and headed for breakfast back at The Hyde Restaurant. As part of the package, guests are offered was one hot plated meal and a tea/coffee. I saw on the menu The Garden Granola which looks delicious but I’m not a huge fan of coconut flakes nor coconut yoghurt. Soo… I went with the next healthy option (bypassing the Banana Hotcakes), a fresh Omelette with baby spinach, cheddar and double smoked ham – with a side of fresh juice. I generally don’t really take photos of breakfast (plate or buffet) as it is not terribly exciting. Service was great and it was a busy morning with in-house guests and locals. Which is great to see that local residents looking for a spot to have brekky, they chose here. Still keeping everything real, I did find a strand of hair towards my second last bite. Such a shame, but told the waitress very quietly and they apologized.

Overall, was the package worth its value? Yes, I would definitely return and recommend to a few friends who are looking for alternative accommodation from the large hotel chains. Great service from the reception and concierge team – always happy to help out with suggestions, venues to visit and to ensure you have a personalised and memorable stay – for you and your pooch.

Larmont Sydney by Lancemore
2/14 Kings Cross Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia
+61 2 9295 8888 |
 Larmont Sydney By Lancemore @lancemoregroup @larmont_sydney

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