By Roger ALLNUTT
For over 30 years the family owned Lancemore Group has been synonymous with luxury properties in regional areas of Australia. Lindenderry at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula, Mansion Hotel and Spa at Werribee outside Melbourne and Alalmanda Palm Cove by Lancemore in Tropical North Queensland are just three of their properties which provide the finest accommodation in magnificent settings.
The group has now opened their first metropolitan property stunningly located in the heart of Sydney’s Potts Point (at the top of the Sydney’s famous Kings Cross) and only a short distance from Sydney’s CBD.
Previously Diamant Hotel the refurbishment captures the award winning boutique hotel style in an urban setting the avant-garde design relating to the energy of Potts Point.
The 103 outstanding rooms over 12 floors include 28 penthouse apartments converted into Suites not previously part of the hotel complex. I was fortunate to stay in a 12th floor apartment and from the large private balcony had sweeping views to Sydney Harbour Bridge and down towards Rushcutters Bay.
The rooms are elegant, clean styled and full of top class appointments. I was cocooned in a super-comfortable king-size bed, enjoyed the clarity of flat screen 55in Samsung Smart TV with access to personal streaming services. Free WiFi was super fast. I always like a shower with full rose. The design of the room is uncluttered with intuitive use of space. Original art work throughout the hotel commissioned from Australian artist Jane Hall.
Although I didn’t have time there is complimentary access to a Yoga and Pilates studio and 24 hour fitness centre. Secure onsite parking is available. Four pet friendly courtyard suites are available.
The property features a new stand-alone restaurant, The Hyde, which opened on 1 March and will operate from 6.30am to 10am and 5pm to 10pm daily encompassing breakfast and dinner. Executive chef Christian Colognesi, the former head chef of famed Sydney restaurant Bambini Trust, has curated a menu themed around modern Australian cuisine.
Within a short walking distance is a vast selection of restaurants, cafes and bars to satisfy every whim.
The Larmont by Lancemore is located at 2-14 Kings Cross Rd, Potts Point. For more information visit www.lancemore.com.au/larmont or contact +61 2 9295 8888.
Writer was a guest of Larmont by Lancemore.