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The Hidden Sydney Spa Sanctuary That's Perfect for Your Next Girls' Day Out

Just steps away from Sydney's bustling CBD lies Sofitel SPA, a hidden sanctuary, where holistic treatments ignite the senses to restore, renew and relax.

Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Anna Kucera
Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Anna Kucera

We’ve partnered with Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour to help you embark on a truly holistic and invigorating wellness experience.

Exclusive to Sitchu readers, Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour is offering a complimentary Hair & Scalp Nourishing masque (15 minutes), valued at $75 with any treatment booking made before 30 November 2023. To book this offer, click here.

There’s no denying Sydney has lots to offer — from bustling brunch spots to hidden bars and world-class restaurants, there’s no shortage of things to explore and experience for both locals and visitors alike. 

But there is a slower, more subdued side to the country’s biggest city, and a surprising sanctuary can be found just steps away from the CBD, nestled amongst one of Sydney’s busiest areas. 

Across two sprawling levels, and overlooking the iconic Darling Harbour, lies Sofitel SPA. With an impeccably designed space (think minimalistic interiors featuring sandstone, marble, and soft timber finishes that are both modern and quintessentially ‘Sydney’), the stage is set for the sensorial journey to relaxation to begin as soon as guests arrive.

Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Anna Kucera
Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Anna Kucera

Perfect for those looking for pure tranquillity,  Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour takes a holistic approach to wellness, focusing on pillars of Care, Rest, Nutrition, and Movement for an indulgent sojourn that feels miles away from the busyness of everyday life.

No matter the reason for your visit — whether it’s a much-needed solo escape, a romantic staycation to reconnect, or simply a long overdue catch-up with friends — each treatment is designed to help guests restore balance, embrace a sense of calm, and emerge feeling truly renewed.

Here’s why we’re slipping on a plush robe (and some fully compostable linen slippers), and getting ready to unwind with a spa experience like no other.

Wellness Journeys

Inspired by the rhythms of the seasons, Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour offers carefully curated Wellness Journeys. Changing to reflect the characteristics and unique patterns of each season, guests can right now enjoy a five-hour “Rituel de Printemps”.

Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Anna Kucera
Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Anna Kucera

The holistic experience begins with an invigorating swim in the Sofitel’s pool or a session in Sofitel Fitness, to activate circulation and promote detoxification. Next, a gifted therapist will guide you through the ultimate sensory spa journey in a full body experience designed to delight the senses, replenish the body, and renew the skin with treatments like a body polish with a French clay wrap and a full Aromatherapy Massage. 

A light wellness lunch curated by Executive Chef Sam Moore is followed by a Rose Peptide Spa Facial, which helps redefine and remodel the skin. Consider it the ultimate deeply hydrating Spring skin ritual.

Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Anna Kucera
Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Anna Kucera

The wellness journey ends with an inspiring guided meditation or mandala colouring, allowing your mind to rest, unwind and reflect on your journey.

Bespoke Facials

While wellness and indulgence are at the heart of everything the Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour does, there’s another pillar at the core of every treatment: science. 

Try one of the highly customised Biologique Recherche facials, which uses innovative and trusted products from the exclusive French skincare brand (in fact, Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour is just one of a handful of Australian spas that use the products).

The epitome of French skincare, and backed by forty years of innovation, Biologique Recherche products are cold-formulated with high concentrations of active ingredients derived from natural or biotechnological compounds.

Each facial treatment begins with a personal dermo-cosmetic skin diagnosis to provide you with a truly customised experience to target a range of skin conditions, from pigmentation and laxity to sensitivity and dryness.

Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Anna Kucera
Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Anna Kucera

Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour also offers Phyto-Therapy Facials, using products from Australian next-gen innovative beauty brand Waterlily. Professionally exclusive treatments are layered in opulent textures, aromatic touch points, and aromatherapy for a unique approach to "slow skincare", with a focus on elevated results.

Try the deeply hydrating, nourishing, and brightening Triple Berry Cleansing Facial, which utilises a blend of exotic berries layered with an active infusion of niacinamide, panthenol, and folic acid to refine congested skin; or the Lime Caviar Brightening Facial, which features clinical doses of three forms of skin-brightening vitamin C to target luminosity, firmness, and uneven skin tone

Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Anna Kucera
Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Anna Kucera

The delicious and decadent menu of treatments (they’re even separated into “entrees, mains and desserts”) also features massages, body polishes, and more, and are designed to be mixed and matched to enhance every spa journey and help guests experience true indulgence and relaxation in an opulent space designed for tranquillity.

Ready to embark on a wellness journey? Exclusive to Sitchu readers, Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour is offering a complimentary Hair & Scalp Nourishing masque (15 minutes), valued at $75 with any treatment booking made before 30 November 2023. To book this offer, click here.

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