Australia – Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Australia - Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

This popular Sydney hotel has 531 very plush, contemporary rooms; those facing the front have views over the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House, the harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Make sure you’re in situ at sunset. Kable’s, the main restaurant, serves modern Australian cuisine with a seafood bias. There’s also a spa specialising in Sodashi and Elemis treatments. Children are as well looked-after as older guests: the hotel provides child-sized bathrobes and junior toiletries as well as a welcome ‘cocktail’ of milk and biscuits on arrival.

X-factor ‘The service here is fantastic,’ says Gold List contributor Fiona Lintott. ‘Suffering from jet lag, I went for an early-morning jog; and when I got back, the doorman was waiting with a bottle of water and a chilled towel. Amazing.’