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Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour

This view-heavy spa's half-day wellness journeys combine exercise, nutrition, treatment and introspection for a holistic experience.
By Ben Hansen
September 21, 2023
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By Ben Hansen
September 21, 2023
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In 2023, the Darling Harbour outpost of global hotel chain Sofitel (that also made our list of the best hotels in Sydney) unveiled its lavish new two-storey spa, delivering a fresh dose of relaxation high among the Sydney skyline. Joining the Harbour City's existing impressive supply of luxe spa experiences, and pairing its relaxation experiences with sweeping water views, the Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour offers an array of facilities and wellness journeys — all housed within a "quintessentially Sydney" space.

Soft timbers, sandstone and marble finishes welcome guests into the latest addition to Sydney's wellness scene, which boasts seven roomy treatment spaces. Also on offer: a bespoke standalone bathtub with harbour views, an infrared sauna, a meditation zone and a contemplation deck sitting on level four of the hotel.

Treatment room at Sofitel Sydney. Best spa Sydney.

While traditional experiences like massages, facials, body wraps and exfoliation are all available, the flagship offerings from the spa are its package deals — or wellness journeys. Take the signature half-day journey, for example, and you'll combine exercise, nutrition, treatment and introspection, getting a holistic experience that's meant to leave guests refreshed head-to-toe.

French beauty brand Biologique Recherche and fast-rising Australian company Waterlily have been enlisted to provide the spa with its cosmetic treatment products, each of which will be personalised to every guest's needs.

Plus, the spa sits alongside the hotel's previously opened level-four infinity pool. The swimming spot is heated year-round and offers guests the ability to enjoy a dip while soaking in panoramic views of Darling Harbour and the Sydney CBD skyline.

The rooftop infinity pool at Sofitel Sydney. One of the best spas in Sydney.

Images: Anna Kucera

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