Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour in Sydney, set in a converted wool store built in 1888, offers an eclectic blend of the old and the new. Expect short walks to the Convention Centre light rail station, the Sydney Fish Market and the Harbourside ferry station on Cockle Bay. Stay in industrial-chic rooms that feature a mix of features like reclaimed Ironbark beams, exposed brick walls and period windows together with modern facilities including kitchenettes, patios and in some cases, even cocktail bars. Swim laps every morning at an Olympic-sized swimming pool with free access to the nearby aquatic center. When you’ve worked up an appetite, feast on coastal Mediterranean treats to complement the unique wine selection at the Mr Percy restaurant, where you can also be part of several local events and pop-ups.