If you fancy a Sydney-side stay with a little something extra, the historic Vulcan Hotel might just be the place for you. Since 1894, this boutique hotel has provided guests with a taste of the local life. It was known in its day as the watering hole for both locals and travellers, with its fab music and even fabber atmosphere. Vulcan underwent a refurb in 2006, but remains as eclectic as ever, and is the perfect place to lay down your head after a night of urban exploration.
500 Wattle Street, Sydney, 2000, (02) 9211 3283, www.vulcanhotel.com.au
Written by: Siri Williams