If so, one of the best therapies in life can be a weekend away with your girlfriends (kid free of course). A couple of wines, loads of laughter and maybe a massage or high tea - can do wonders for the soul! There are some fantastic hidden gems in Sydney, where you can escape to with your besties to recharge your mojo. Here are 5 of our favourites:
This gorgeous beachside hotel in Watsons Bay has 31 lovely rooms. After you have checked in, you can head straight downstairs to the Beach Club at the hotel, and imbibe in a few glasses of bubbles or a good old Pimms and lemonade. When you need something to eat, you can choose to order some of the hotel's gastro fare, or head next door to the famous Doyle's Restaurant.
Facilities: Bar, restaurant, room service, beach, continental breakfast, parking
Address: 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW
Phone: 02 9337 5444
Located in the beautiful Hawkesbury Valley, this sprawling resort style hotel, is the perfect place to unwind as they have a lovely Thalgo Day Spa on site, where you can let yourself be completely pampered. From there you should indulge in a sparkling high tea, and if there is still room in the belly, you can even enjoy a sensational dinner at Harvest Restaurant.
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Facilities: Pool, restaurant, buffet breakfast, day spa, room service, parking, tennis, golf, gym
Address: 61 Hawkesbury Valley Way, Windsor NSW
Phone: 02 4577 4222
Who would have thought that there was an ultra funky hotel in the middle of Western Sydney? The Atura Hotel prides itself on providing a stylish retro filled experience, as soon as you walk through their front doors. From the uber cool fit out, to the stunning outdoor pool complete with ride on flamingo, you and the girls will have a great time here. Make sure you also book in for one of the delicious Hip High Teas too!
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Facilities: Bar, restaurant, pool, room service, free wifi, parking
Address: 32 Cricketers Arms Rd, Prospect NSW
Phone: 02 9421 0000
These delightful houses in the middle of Centennial Park, are full of old world charm and modern amenities. They are the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Ranger's Residence can sleep up to 6 guests, and the Superintendent's Residence can sleep up to 8 guests. You can choose to completely self cater, or you can enjoy the delights of one of the cafes within the park when it comes time to feed the hungry belly.
Hidden right on the edge of the Harbour at McMahons Point, these serviced apartments have the most glorious views. Book a 2 bedroom apartment (which can sleep up to 5 adults), bring along a few bottles of bubbles, and have a great weekend gossipping and having fun. There's also a lovely outdoor pool, located smack bang on the Harbour. When's it's time to eat you can either BYO, as there is a full kitchen, or dine at the upmarket Sails on Lavender Bay restaurant, located on the edge of the property. For breakfast you can wander up some steep stairs, to the lovely little village of McMahons Point, where you will find excellent cafes and boutique shopping.
Facilities: Pool, parking, sel contained
Address: 2a Henry Lawson Dr, McMahons Point
Phone: 02 9963 4300
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