“Incorporating the old and new can be a tricky business, but 1888 has hit the nail on the head with this quirky establishment. The boutique hotel is situated in a heritage listed wool mill built in 1888 and has retained some charming original features (think exposed brick, original Iron, Bark Beams and period windows). The result is a hip, urban, industrial feel without being cold. 1888 was also the year Kodak was born, which is paid homage to in the most 21st century of ways – there’s a “selfie space” at reception, and guests with over 10 000 followers on Instagram get a free stay. Rooms feel spacious and light due to the three metre high ceilings and bright paintwork, with original artwork by local artists hanging on walls. Located in Sydney’s Pyrmont district, there are a host of restaurants and cafes nearby, as well as Darling Harbour and the Sydney Fish Market within walking distance.
Written by Maud Sampson