Staycations are not overrated at all. I recently ventured to the North West of the city to spend an amazing long weekend exploring the Barangaroo precinct -taking rest between eating, shopping and coffee at the beautiful West Hotel.
We are lucky enough at The Life Style Edit to work with some beautifully designed locations and The West Hotel did not disappoint.
Our somewhat 20 minute drive from home was easy peasy so we slipped right into an easy check in, up to our styled room and ready to wander and explore all by 3pm.
The hotel in itself is finished with design conscious choices; hand painted tiles behind reception add to the botanical theme, draw you in and aesthetically please the senses.
You’ll feel comfortable as soon as you walk inside. Perhaps it's the warm welcome from the staff on arrival or all the extra oxygen from the lush atrium garden. Most likely, it will be a little of everything.
The West Hotel is a modern classic and the Solander Dining and Bar continues to take your senses on another wonderful journey with its seasonal menu and the stunning green terrazzo bar.
Lovers of food we were delighted with the menu at Solander - the namesake of botanist and naturalist Daniel Solander, the menu from Executive Chef David Vandenabeele has been researched thoroughly and the region’s best available produce with fresh and local ingredients, as well as some niche native plants and animals. The menu includes ingredients like acacia seeds, banksia nectar ( used in the delicious house made bread), bush tomato, paperbark, Illawarra plums, and macadamia.
With a food philosophy of eating healthier and greener where possible, the flora menu certainly suited us.
We were amazed at the flavours and the quality of the food, enjoying combinations that we hadn't had before was a real treat and one that had us wanting more... if only our tummies could take it.
Satiated and senses overwhelmed, we were ready for bed, we headed back upstairs to our beautiful room for a well deserved sleep and sleep in.
You know you have had a great sleep when you wake up in the same position you fell asleep in..
My only regret of the weekend was not trying to sneak out with one of the most comfiest pillows I have ever slept on... Take me back to the West. Asap.
Thanks for having us.
If you want to have a staycation or are heading to Sydney and are in need of a stylishly cool and super cosy place to stay head to The West Hotel for reservations and enquiries and if you can, steal me a pillow on your way out!