Travellers are really spoiled for choices these days when it comes to accommodation. From budget hotels to luxury resorts, from community-driven website Airbnb to travel specialist like The Luxe Nomad, the options are boundless. Let’s also not forget about boutique hotels which as an industry have burgeoned over the last few years and they look set to stay.
One such hotel situated in the heart of Sydney and opened in 2013 is the 1888 Hotel. You would be forgiven if you thought that this hotel has been servicing guests for a while since it is set in a converted wool store built in 1888. The interior has been given a US$25-million makeover that highlights a vibrant and relevant update while exposed brick walls and beams have been left untouched, showcasing a touch of period soul. Vintage furniture and recycled pieces decorate the place and the clash of retro colours and texture charm guests with a quirky but inviting atmosphere.