One step inside 1888 Hotel and I knew I was going to love this place. The building used to be a wool factory, and the design is the perfect balance of industrial and chic. Snapshots of this lobby are just begging to be posted to Instagram and Pinterest. I was greeted by smiling staff that looked cool and relaxed in denim shirts and killer haircuts (seriously, all of them have great hair).
My king bedroom had an exposed brick wall and wooden pillars. The theme was continued on with the furniture, including a sassy framed prints and rustic desk. The big bed was calling my name, and from check-in till check-out that’s where I spent most of my time.
1888 Hotel is the world’s first Instagram hotel! With a selfie station in the lobby it’s pretty much mandatory to get your smart phone out and start uploading pics of your stay on Instagram. Don’t be surprised when you see your photos show up on one of the computers in the lobby, on the 8Hotels Instagram page or even on the 8Hotels website! This hotel is all about the guest experience, and they show that off by sharing real photos from real guests – instead of glossy photoshopped room pictures.
The best surprise was seeing that the room came stocked with T2 teas! Ever since moving to Australia I’ve been obsessed with their tea and I was so excited to try out three new teas in my room. I was actually a little too excited, and drank two caffeinated teas before bed… resulting in a 3 hour TV binge Sunday night in my room. I had to take advantage of the 40″ Smart TV, right?
If you’re looking for food check out the Eatery and Bar in the lobby or order though room service. There’s plenty of tables or you can pull a seat up to the bar. There’s a wide variety of breakfast foods, snacks and dinner plates to choose from – and a great selection of wines to accompany your meal. If you feel like a cocktail try their espresso martini!
If you’re planning a trip to Sydney book a room at Pyrmont’s best hotel by heading to the 1888 Hotel website. Wanna see more? Check out my video below:
The team at Kelly Ella Maz were welcomed to 1888 Hotel as guests, however our opinions remain our own.