Another successful marriage of historic architecture and contemporary design, this sleek, chic boutique hotel has water views in the most unexpected places, including beneath your feet: the glass floor in the lobby is quite the showpiece. Located in a converted warehouse at the quiet end of the Rocks, the rooms feature much of the original timber and ironwork. Some rooms have telescopes, some have Walsh Bay or partial Bridge views, and all have wireless internet connection and slick modern furnishings. The Front restaurant and wine bar offers alfresco dining and cocktails on the water, while the private pontoon is convenient for those travelling by water taxi or private yacht. Bar. Business centre. Concierge. Disabled-adapted rooms. Gym. Internet (high-speed). No smoking. Parking ($25). Restaurant. Room service. TV (cable/pay movies). ityRail/ferry Circular Quay then 15min walk. Rates $225-$405 double. Rooms 160.