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Neighbourhood

Here in Surry Hills, we’re walking distance to Hyde Park and the CBD, Darlinghurst and Redfern, and just a moment away from Central Station.

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Centennial Park Cycling

Grand Dr, Centennial Park NSW 2021

Tandem bike through one of Sydney’s most beautiful parks. You can borrow a bike from the hotel or hire one in the park.

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Sydney Opera House

Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000

An icon for a reason. The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney. Located on the banks of the Sydney Harbour, it is often regarded as one of the world’s most famous and distinctive buildings and a masterpiece of 20th century architecture. Head down for a show or to go for a walk around the steps.

Contact: (02) 9250 7111– This link will open your default phone application

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The Bearded Tit

183 Regent St, Redfern NSW 2016

The Bearded Tit is a neighbourhood queer bar in Redfern, a place to come together, and a gallery that gives a platform to emerging artists. Small drag shows, intimate performances and a beautiful sense of community. Open 4pm to 12am Wednesday to Saturday.

Contact: (02) 7209 4047– This link will open your default phone application

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Sydney Tower

Level 5/108 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000

Sydney Tower is the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere, 309 metres tall from top to bottom. View Sydney from the Observation Deck and SKYWALK over the CBD. Open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 8pm.

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Capitol Theatre

13 Campbell St, Haymarket NSW 2000

Sydney’s historic Capitol Theatre is host to world-class musicals, ballet and opera. A heritage listed site in Haymarket with touring productions. Visit their website for tickets and to see what’s coming up. Open pending shows.

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Carriageworks Farmers Market

245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

The Carriageworks Farmers Market is a Sydney staple, providing the freshest seasonal produce from the best growers and producers from around NSW. Curated by acclaimed chef Mike McEnearney, the market runs every Saturday in the iconic Carriageworks warehouse space. Find organic and biodynamic produce, artisan breads, boutique wines, single origin coffee, herbal teas, meat, eggs, freshly harvested honey and freshly cut flowers. Open 8am to 1pm every Saturday.

Contact: (02) 8571 9099– This link will open your default phone application

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Belvoir Theatre

25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Based in Surry Hills, Belvoir is one of Australia’s most distinguished and beloved theatre companies. Since 1984, when a group of 600 likeminded theatre-lovers came together to buy the theatre to save it from becoming an apartment block, Belvoir has been at the forefront of Australian storytelling. Each year the company presents an annual season of shows on this now-iconic corner stage. Open pending shows.

Contact: (02) 9699 3444– This link will open your default phone application

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Hermitage Foreshore Walk

6 Steele Point Rd, Vaucluse NSW 2030

Hermitage Foreshore Walk is one of Sydney’s many great coastal walks with views of the city, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Shark Island, with multiple hidden beaches along the way. Walk from the heritage listed historic site Nielson Park for 2 kilometres around to Rose Bay (or in reverse).

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Icebergs Pool

1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Sydney’s most iconic ocean pool on Bondi Beach, a historical landmark for over 100 years. Open all year round. Open 6am to 6pm Monday to Friday (excluding Thursday – closed for cleaning), and 6.30am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

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Boy Charlton Pool

1c Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000

Andrew “Boy” Charlton Pool is one of Sydney’s many iconic harbour side pools. An 8 lane, outdoor, salt-water pool located on the shore of Woolloomooloo Bay in The Domain, right by the Royal Botanic Gardens. Open 6am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday. The pool is typically closed for four months in the colder period of the year – May through August.

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Prince Alfred Park Pool

105 Chalmers St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

The closest pool to the hotel sits in Prince Alfred Park, right by Central Station. A 50m lap pool with shaded spaces and a cafe. Open 6am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday.

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Alberto’s Lounge

17-19 Alberta St, Sydney NSW 2000

Albertos Lounge is an intimate Italian restaurant and bar tucked away in Surry Hills, only 150 metres from the hotel. ‘A place where good food, good music, good wine and good company meet on equal footing.’ One of the excellent restaurants in the Swillhouse portfolio. Open Monday to Wednesday 5pm to 11pm, and Thursday to Sunday 12pm to 12am.

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The Rover

75 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

The Rover is a neighbourhood bar serving seasonal cocktails, quaffable wine and a seafood-driven food menu, famous for their selection of freshly shucked oysters. Open 4pm to 12am, Tuesday to Saturday.

Contact: (02) 9280 2235– This link will open your default phone application

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OK! Cantina

Council Pl, Sydney NSW 2000

One of three Sydney bars in the World’s Top 50 list, OK! Cantina is a tiny Mezcal mecca tucked away in a laneway by Town Hall. A unique standing bar with room for only 20, serving world-famous Margaritas and cocktails. ‘A place where you can drink one of a kind, one in a million and once in a lifetime spirits.’ Open 4pm to 12am Monday to Saturday, and 4pm to 10pm Sunday.

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Chaco Ramen

238 Crown St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

A cosy Darlinghurst space that serves up the most sought after ramen in Sydney by Keita Abe. Signature bowls and seasonal specials accompanied by Japanese beer and house made yuzu soda. Open 11.30am to 2.30pm and 5.30pm to 8.30 pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

Contact: (02) 9007 8352– This link will open your default phone application

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Shwarmama

2/106-112 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Shwarmas, pitas and Halal Snack Packs like you’ve never had. A tiny spot in Surry Hills run by two Sydney greats, Mat Lindsay (Ester, Poly) and Russell Beard (Paramount Coffee Project, Reuben Hills). Open right through from lunch to dinner.  Open 11am to 8pm Tuesday, 11am to 9pm Wednesday & Thursday, and 11am to 10pm Friday & Saturday.

Contact: (02) 8057 1553– This link will open your default phone application

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Atomic Beer Project

158 Regent St, Redfern NSW 2016

Go and say hello to our friends at Atomic, the brewery partner for Ace Hotel Sydney. The microbrewery and taproom in Redfern features signature brews, seasonal and experimental releases, local wine & spirits, with DJs and live music each week.  Open 11am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 12am Friday and Saturday.

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Mud Australia

477 Crown St, Surry Hills 2010

A Sydney born, iconic Australian design company with a few stores in the area, the closest sitting on Crown Street in Surry Hills. Hand-crafted porcelain made a few suburbs away in the Inner West. Open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm Saturday and 10am to 3pm Sunday. 

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Title Music Film Books

501 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

If you like music, film and books you will love Title. Starting as a music store back in 2006, It’s been an iconic Crown Street spot since 2006. Title is now a carefully curated ‘Title is not about what’s new. It’s about what’s good’. Open every day from 10am.

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Provider Store

381b Riley St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

A short walk from the hotel sits Provider Store, a beautiful little shop championing sustainably sourced and slow-made homewares inspired by Japan. You’ll find everything from woolen socks to ceramic sake sets to beautifully constructed chairs. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am, and Sunday from 11am.

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APY Gallery

45 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

The APY Art Centre Collective is a formidable group of the most celebrated and ambitious Indigenous art studios in Australia. Their galleries are a platform for these artists to connect with an audience outside of their communities. Visit their beautiful gallery space in Darlinghurst. Open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm Saturday.

Contact: (02) 9368 1173– This link will open your default phone application

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Brett Whitely

2 Raper St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

The Brett Whiteley Studio provides a unique space to gain a personal insight into Australian painter Brett Whiteley. Exhibitions of the artist’s work as well as displays of the artist’s sketchbooks, materials, personal memorabilia and music reveal his inspirations and illustrate his art practice. Open 10 am to 4 pm Thursday to Sunday.  

Contact: (02) 92251881– This link will open your default phone application

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Olsen Gallery

63 Jersey Rd, Woollahra NSW 2025

Olsen Gallery is one of Sydney’s leading independent galleries, run by Tim Olsen – son of one of Australia’s most treasured artists John Olsen. An intimate, bi-level showroom & gallery space in leafy Woollahra with regularly rotating exhibitions by acclaimed & emerging artists, both Australian & international. Open 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm Saturday.

Contact: (02) 9327 3922 – This link will open your default phone application

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Museum of Contemporary Art – Late Nights

140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000

Every Friday night, the Museum of Contemporary Art in The Rocks welcomes the weekend with MCA Late, a series of free and intimate performances, live music, film screenings or workshops, accompanied by cocktails and a harbour view. Entry to the event is free, with some ticketed workshops. 6 pm to 9 pm Fridays.   

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White Rabbit

30 Balfour St, Chippendale NSW 2008

Founded and funded by philanthropist Judith Neilson, White Rabbit Gallery is one of the world’s largest and most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art. Incredible exhibitions. Free entry. Well worth a visit. Open 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday.   

Contact: (02) 83992867– This link will open your default phone application

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China Heights

16/28 Foster St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

China Heights is a warehouse gallery space in Surry Hills showcasing emerging contemporary artists, both local and international. Visit for monthly event openings, rotating exhibitions and one off shows. Open 6pm to 8pm Fridays and 12pm to 5pm on weekends.

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