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    The best boutique Sydney Hotels: A Locay guide

    The best boutique Sydney Hotels: A Locay guide | Locay. Live like a local

    With the popularity of boutique hotels continuing to rise, the demand for large and luxurious hotels finally seems to be slowing. Looking to get more out of their stay, guests are increasingly trading in the faceless, alienating big hotels for something altogether more authentic and rewarding.

    If you want to experience true hospitality that extends beyond the four walls of your room, it’s time to discover the joy of staying local. By choosing a boutique hotel for your next trip, you will find friendly faces ready to provide a top-notch personalised service, along with unique design touches and a charming local neighbourhood to immerse yourself in.

    LOCAY boasts a portfolio of boutique Sydney hotels, which are friendly, accessible and conveniently located. Each property has its own individual style and draws inspiration from the local area, guaranteeing you’ll have a memorable accommodation experience. 

    And because it’s not just first impressions that count, LOCAY is proud to deliver exceptional service to their guests from the moment they walk through the door until the end of their stay.

    Take a peek below at some of Sydney’s freshest new boutique accommodation options. Discover the joy of staying local in these trendy, alternative and, quite frankly, pretty luxurious properties.

    See below for what we could consider Sydney’s freshest boutique hotels:

    Book your next stay – the Locay way.


    The Alison Randwick – 136 – 138 Alison Road, Randwick NSW

    The Alison couldn’t be more conveniently located in the gorgeous suburb of Randwick. 

    This peaceful haven is hiding a little slice of paradise just around the corner. Take the short stroll over to Centennial Parklands or down to Coogee Beach, and soak in the lovely local area.

    Within walking distance to Royal Randwick Racecourse, UNSW, and the Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals, this guest house represents simple and easy ‘go to’ accommodation when visiting Sydney for appointments, meeting friends, family or simply ducking out for that special racing event. 

    Secure on-site parking is available (for a fee) and various room categories, with shared or ensuite bathroom facilities available, provide flexible options to suit everyone. Plus with on-site laundry and basic kitchenette, you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable stay.


    St Marks Randwick – 37 Rae Street, Randwick NSW

    An absolute gem – and we mean it. This stunning guest house accommodation in Randwick simply has to be seen to be believed.

    Tucked away in the quiet, residential streets of Sydney’s East, St Marks Randwick is truly unique and unmatched on the Sydney accommodation front.

    This historical house (once the family home of retailer ‘David Jones’) has recently undergone a fabulous transformation. Think whitewash walls, plantation house meets Raffles Singapore, monochrome textures and leafy private courtyard.

    All guest rooms at St. Marks Randwick are beautifully equipped with ensuite bathrooms stocking locally sourced amenities, such as Aspar Botanical body cleansers and hair treatments.

    If waking up in residential bliss doesn’t have you feeling Like a Local, the short stroll to some of Randwick’s most popular cafes surely will. Randwick’s recent Newmarket Development shouldn’t be forgotten either, and offers modern eateries and a casual evening vibe for diners.

    This stunning leafy oasis has unique and stylish rooms to suit every type of stay. Catering for solo travellers in Compact Single rooms, to groups of up to 4 guests in our larger Family rooms, this guest house is your perfect ‘home away from home’.


    The Jensen Potts Point – 71 Macleay St, Potts Point NSW

    Some of the best bars and bites to eat are found on Macleay Street, Potts Point. But don’t just take our word for it, it’s common knowledge amongst Sydneysiders. who flock to the area giving it a real buzz.

    Amongst the eclectic flurry of bars, restaurants and event venues in Potts Point, this urban guest house sits in a prime location at number 71 Macleay St.

    Recently refurbished, the Jensen delivers a truly unique vibe. Quirky style and trendy design make it one of a kind. The spacious, beautifully appointed private rooms have shared bathrooms stocked with luxury botanical amenities, letting you experience LOCAY luxury, exceptional service and design aesthetics, without the price tag. 

    Get to stay right in the heart of one of Sydney’s most prestigious and thriving neighbourhoods in this peaceful retreat, which represents fantastic value for money.

    Trust us, this Sydney Guest House is undoubtedly one of Sydney’s trendiest accommodation hubs for the modern traveller.


    The Baxley Bondi – 44 Flood Street Bondi NSW

    What can we say? If you haven’t yet heard about this coastal oasis tucked away in the quiet, leafy backstreets of Bondi, then you might just need to catch up.

    Maybe it is the tropical garden flushed with red Birds of Paradise that make you feel a little balmy… or possibly the crisp whites, cool air-conditioning and bright blues that clear the mind? Either way, this Hamptons inspired retreat comes with all the modern services you would expect from a premium hotel, yet nevertheless manages to deliver a local, familiar feel.

    Located in one of Sydney’s coolest beach neighbourhoods, the Baxley Bondi is within easy walking distance of Bondi’s main shopping precincts, Bondi Junction Train Station and the famous Bondi Beach.

    Equipped with a communal lounge open daily, lush tropical garden and on-site laundry and free, un-ticketed on-street parking, this guest house truly has it all. Offering both shorter and long term stay options, The Baxley Bondi really could be the coastal dream home you have always been looking for.

    If it’s salty air and sunsets you are after – this is it. The crew at Guest Services are open daily and live availability can be found right here on the Locay website to book your next stay in Sydney’s Bondi Beach.


    Locay is a collective portfolio of boutique accommodations in Sydney. Offering affordable accommodation in Sydney close to all the major attractions, booking with Locay directly will see you rewarded.

    Claim your Locay Discount Code today to unlock secret deals and exclusives for Locay Members only!

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