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Plunge into the cool water of the shimmering infinity pool, and surface to views of the sun glistening on Darling Harbour and the towers of the Sydney skyline. Le Rivage – “the shore” – is a piece of the Riviera in the heart of the city, a serene Mediterranean escape in the heart of Sydney. The pool bar offers inventive cocktails along with premium Champagnes and wines, as well as tempting gourmet bites.

In accordance with the most recent NSW Government regulations, we have had to adapt our operations, services and opening hours in order to be able to reopen our doors safely – and we thank you in advance for your patience.

Until further notice, Le Rivage Pool Bar is open on weekends (see below for operating hours); Champagne Bar is open on Friday & Saturday; our restaurant Atelier by Sofitel is open from Friday evening to Sunday morning for breakfast and dinner and our In-Room Dining Service remains available to hotel guests 24/7.


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Welcoming, safeguarding and taking care of others is at the very heart of what we do and who we are at Accor and Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. The health, safety and well-being of our staff, guests, delegates and partners remains our top priority as the world recovers from this unprecedented crisis.

With the launch of ALLSAFE, Accor’s global cleanliness and prevention label, we have implemented some of the most stringent cleaning standards in the world of hospitality.

We are also a registered COVID-SAFE venue, fully complying with NSW government regulations.

Here are some of the important steps we are taking to welcome you back into a safe, clean and trusted environment:

  • New 1.5m social distancing enforced in all common areas, in line with the NSW Government guidelines.
  • All employees given comprehensive safety & hygiene training.
  • Contactless check-in, check-out, payments and coffee orders carried out whenever possible.
  • Enhanced handwashing protocols and hand sanitiser provided in key public areas (front desk, bars & restaurants, conference floor etc).
  • In public areas, bars, restaurant and meetings rooms: enhanced cleaning program with hourly disinfection and four-hourly enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces (door handles, lift buttons, switches, payment terminals, AV equipment). As guests depart each seating, a deep clean and disinfection of all the tables, chairs, and tableware is completed.
  • Contact log maintained for contact tracing of all patrons entering our venues, as a condition of entry. Guests who are unwell, even with only mild symptoms, will be kindly requested to leave the premises in order to help protect the health of all guests and employees and minimise the spread of the virus.
  • Buffets temporarily removed.
  • Single use or contactless QR code menus available to minimise touch points.
  • Bar spring-cleaning: before we reopened our bar to the public post COVID-19 closure, our bar and kitchen were thoroughly cleaned to remove dust and disinfect the kitchen, utensils, provisions and containers.
  • In kitchens: reinforced food safety standards and regular hospital-grade cleaning of all high-touch surfaces such as cooking surfaces, knives, bells and trays. Chefs keep a physical distance of 1.5m between each other during food preparation. Appropriate PPE such as masks and gloves is worn by our Chefs and food & drink handlers when receiving food deliveries. All food preparing and handling is certified by the stringent HACCP label (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points).
  • Appointment of ALLSAFE Managers and hygiene marshalls onsite 24/7, in charge of managing our guests’ health and hygiene questions during their stay.
  • As of July 2020, Accor guests and delegates will benefit from AXA’s most recent advances in telemedicine through free, 24/7 tele-consultations with fully qualified physicians.

Le Rivage Opening Hours

Operating hours may vary and are subject to weather conditions, please contact us for the latest information.

Monday – Friday: closed
Saturday – Sunday: 12.00pm – 6.00pm

Pool Policy

Our infinity pool is restricted to registered in-house guests only. Guests are not permitted access prior to check-in and after check-out. A capacity restraint of 50 guests at any one time currently applies to this area, including 10 guests in the pool itself.

In accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and current Public Health Orders in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, entry to our pool and pool bar is subject to conditions. Guests who are unwell, even with only mild symptoms, will be kindly requested to leave the premises in order to help protect the health of all guests and employees and minimise the spread of the virus

Pool Opening Hours

Open daily, 7 days a week 6.00am – 10.00pm

Please note opening hours of the pool may change at short notice and are subject to weather conditions. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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