It’s everything you’d expect from an urban retreat, nestled amongst the heart of Sydney’s CBD, with the apartment-style suits fitted with minimalist designer interiors and spacious open-plan layouts with all the comforts of an actual apartment. Basically, it’s the perfect setting for a new couple to get to know each other.
Although, I was a bit disappointed to see our names weren’t on a placard on the door, nor were pictures from our relationship framed across the room. But I digress.
The bedding was spacious and plush (is it too much to say that’s exactly what both new and old couples are looking for in a living space?), the kitchen fully-equipped, with an internal laundry tucked out of sight, alongside a bathroom stocked with Australian-founded products by Kevin Murphy.
While it has all the makings of an ideal first-time apartment for a new couple, I can see how this type of space might not present itself as the best arrangement for two strangers who don’t like each other very much. It’s intimate, a little bit sexy and forces you to be together pretty much all of the time. Literally, a wooden partition is all that separates the living room from the bedroom.
If you don’t happen to be two strangers who have absolutely no desire to be in the same room? It’s perfection.
There's also a pool and spa area too, which we don't see MAFS contestants use but having witnessed it first hand it's definitely somewhere that would wash away the stress of being filmed 24/7. The arched roof and dimly lit area really cement the location's oasis description.
For a one night stay it definitely felt like a faraway destination, with the balcony providing the quintessential setting for a romantic city dinner. It’s also easy to see its potential for a longer stay, too—with the apartment housing everything you could possibly want for easy convenience (pots, pans, a large enough fridge and even a large sink in a small laundry room).
If you’ve got a recent trip to Sydney planned (Hamilton tickets, maybe?) SKYE Suites is a great pick—even if it has been home to some dramatic MAFS fights over the years.