Over the week I’ll be sharing some of my favourite Sydney hotels that we stayed at over the past month. Today, I’m sharing The Pullman Quay Grand! Located right in the heart of Circular Quay, this hotel has incredible views of the Harbour Bridge and well, the entire Sydney Harbour. We stayed here the night before Vivid started, and I cannot recommend it enough if you are a first timer to Sydney and wondering where to stay, or even a local wanting to see the city as a tourist! The view is so iconic, it’s beautiful at all times of day. We were lucky enough to catch them testing the Vivid lights before the official start of the festival, which means we got to see the city completely lit up, minus the crowds. The hotel is a five minute walking distance from The Opera House, which is about as close as you can get. This hotel is probably one of the more affordable options if you are looking to stay on the Harbour but also get the best possible view, with rooms starting at around $280 per night (depending on the day of the week and availability). Just below the hotel is Bar Hacienda, a Cuban inspired Bar, which is one of my favourites in town, not only for it’s decor but also it’s food, and of course the view! Even if you aren’t staying at the hotel, I always recommend this bar to my friends who are visiting Sydney for the first time.