Staycations. We love them.
If you don’t have the time for a week in Bali or a weekend in Byron, then a summer fitness staycation is your next best option. Just one or two nights in a fancy hotel, eating fancy buffet breakfast, sleeping in fancy king-size beds and working out in new fancy gyms (and fancy pools), is enough to reset you. Combine your hotel gym sessions with active adventures around town and you’ll feel like you’ve really had a wellness break.
Not sure where to stay? Here’s our pick of the hotels with the best gyms in Sydney:
The Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is five-star waterfront accommodation with an amazing 20-metre outdoor heated pool surrounded by views of the city (see main pic). There’s also an ultra-modern, fully-equipped fitness centre with views of the Sydney skyline too, so you’ll be distracted while you punch out those last few reps.
The Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is another luxury hotel with an outdoor pool long enough for lap swimming and an indoor gym with an outdoor area so you can enjoy the balmy Sydney summer weather. Change up your workout with a game of tennis on the outdoor court, before you finish off with a few laps in the pool.
The stylish Amora Hotel near Circular Quay has a beautiful insta-worthy indoor pool as well as a new, modern gym to sweat it out in. When you’ve finished your sesh, relax with a massage in the full-service spa to help get you ready to hit the town for dinner.
Travelling on a budget? Don’t worry, the Ibis Sydney World Square has a gym with enough gear to let you run, pedal or step out a few kms, or if you’re heading for some fun in the sun at Bondi, you’ll find a good range of weights in the Adina Apartment Hotel’s fitness centre and their indoor pool is perfectly designed for lap swimmers or those too afraid of Bondi’s famous waves.
But, hey, these are just our suggestions, there are literally hundreds of Sydney hotels with gyms to entice you on a little wellness staycation. Just pick the one that suits you!
This article was written in collaboration with Hotels.com