- Reviews: 1
Ardmore House B&B: Newtown, Sydney's Great B&B
I found this on Q'beds. My partner and I were, coming to Sydney for a few days.Let me tell you ,this is one not to be missed.
I travel all over for my work and have had some really bad B&B experiences,but this one is awesome.
There is more style about this place than you can poke a stick at. The atmosphere is really friendly.The rooms are very comfortable,there are only two, one double and a single.You share a bathroom which is spotless.(They clean it every day) You share a large balcony overlooking the garden with tables and chairs.Highly recomend to evryone I know ,both here and OS 6stars!!
What can I say. Beautiful house, great garden, fabulous art collection.Food to die for.
We had dinner at night which costs a little extra, but well woth it, 3 courses with wine and cheese and coffee .yummy!!
The Bush experience was something else. A chance to get up close and personal with Kangaroo's, Wallabies, Wombats, great wine ,Food,
>The Wombeyan Caves are fab,plus all that Aussie History to experience.
Dec and Peter are great host, really put themselves out to make you comfortable.
The pick up and drop off at the Airport is a great service when you dont know anyone to meet you.
Love this place.
- Reviews: 469
The Ardmore House: A Delightful Accomodation Away From the City
If you want to stay in a different place while in the Sydney region, I highly recommend "The Ardmore House". Our Hosts, Peter and Declan, along with their sweet dog, Tara made our first days in Australia memorable ones.
They met us upon arrival at the airport (something that I suggest everyone to do) and drove us to the B&B.
The B&B was built in the Terrace house style around 1870 and has been lovingly restored to the period it was built in (with modern conveniences, of course!)
There are two rooms available one is a double room and the other is a single room each share the same bathroom. Morning coffee and tea is delivered to your door at an appointed time, followed by a full breakfast downstairs in the dining room. When the weather is seasonable, breakfast is served in the garden watching the lorries (tropical birds) fly through and chatter.
We enjoyed the eclectic charm of the Ardmore House and Newtown. I give it my highest recommendation!!
Peter and Declan took us on a walking tour of Newtown. We went through the local cemetary, checked out the local architecture and introduced us to the best gelatto maker in town!
They also offer a sight-seeing tour of Sydney that is available for hire, which includes lunch. Although we did not take it, judging from the information that gave us on the walking tour, I am safe to say I am sure it will be money well spent.
Call or email for the current rates.
- Reviews: 5860
Lavender Ridge: Hunter Valley Vineyards
B&B's are something there is no shortage of in the Hunter Valley, especially around the vineyards.
This particular one is located in Milbrodale Road at Broke and would be fairly representative of what you might find should you decide to spend longer than a quick day trip to the Hunter.
When John and Wendy Hayes bought this 40 hectare property they wanted to build something that looked over 100 years old. I have to say that it doesn't look even a week old! What his intention was however, aside from my interpretation, was to build a lovely sandstone residence and accommodation. In this he has admirably succeeded.
Milbrodale Road carries on from the main Broke Road just after the latter comes to a T-intersection. Milbrodale has over 20 wineries and a number of B&B's, all set beneath Broken Back Range.
Here you get a complimentary breakfast hamper and bottle of wine and all linen is provided.
If you get lucky you may get inside the house and have a look at the extraordinary clock, dating from the 19th cenury and imported from England. The workings are housed behind an open barricade that is itself a work of art, some of it coming from Germany.
- Reviews: 233
Wonderers on Kent: Wonderers on Kent
Wonderers on Kent is a largish, very centrally located hostel in downtown Sydney. Tucked in right behind Town Hall on Kent St., it's close to just about anything else in the city. You can walk to most places in the city in half an hour or so. And location isn't the only nice thing about the hostel. It's very clean, extremely secure - card access for everything, including elevators and bathrooms, has internet access, laundry & kitchen facilities, the omni-present tour desk, 2 tv/common rooms, and even its own bar!! Transit bar (and cafe during the day) is located in the basement of the building, and may be the only place in the building that's open to outsiders. All in all - it's a pretty nice hostel to stay at, probably one of the better places in the city. Rooms are co-ed, and the cost is about appropriate for downtown Sydney. I paid $27.50 a night in an 8-bed room. They do have some good weekly deals as well, if you're staying for a while. My only complaint about this hostel is its squeaky beds. They respond with a squeak to just about any movement you make in them.
Hostel has its own bar on the premises. Very centrally located, very clean.
- Reviews: 785
Glenmore Hotel: Hidden Secret
If you don't mind sharing a bath, this is a great place in the room over the bar tradition. Its cute, informal, and easy to walk home.
The rooftop view is awesome, the bar is great, the place is affordable. Its also a flight of stairs from the Rocks, and in the shadow of the Harbour Bridge, if you like that kind of thing.
- Reviews: 35
Wizard of Oz hostel
The Wizard of Oz hostel is locate din Coogee and is a great place to meet backpackers. I stayed here first when I came to Sydney and I really enjoyed it. An added bonus is the it is only minutes walk to the beach. Highly recommended if you are travelling on your own or with a group of people.
Near all the shops and entertainment. Great buzz at the Hostel with a lot of people drinking or having fun together.
- Reviews: 93
all universities: university accommodation
I work in university student residents accommodation.
During uni vacation periods most university housing in Australia offer the rooms for rent to non students. The rooms are usually singel bedrooms with shared bathrooms. The catering varies: some residences offer full dining room service and others offer self catering. Nearly all supply linen and towels. So if you are looking for cheap, clean accommodation, check out univeristy residential accommodation. Most universities are on a main public transport route, so access to 'downtown' is not a problem.
- Reviews: 69
I admit Young women's was tempting: YWCA
While staying in Sydney I chose to go to the YWCA across the park. I admit I chose it because it said Young Women's association, but I forgot about the Catholic :-)
The hostel was really decent and there are many rooms. Its location is ideal as you're near to the subway and near to darling harbour and other wonderfull sights.
Unfortunately it is quite pricy and I wouldn't return to it just because of its price.
It was funny to speak french with the receptionist though :-)
- Reviews: 10822
Parklea Garden Village: Next door to Parklea Indoor Markets
Parklea garden village is located 35mins from Sydney centre. We stayed here in one of the 2 bedroom deluxe cabins. These were like a mini home, very roomy. The park was very clean and tidy with good security. There are 2 swimming pools and a separate Spa. Nice BBQ's and picnic areas, Recreation room with T.V. Located just outside the park, is the Bus stop, very handy. We caught the Bus to Blacktown, then the Train direct into Sydney, this was very easy to do. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this park, and would recommend it and stay here again. Excellent.
Photos by caravanparkphotos.com.au
- Reviews: 153
156 Bed & Breakfast: At Blue Mountains
Great Breakfast and Host! Gale is such a warm lady. I liaised with her via email, booked the room with spa bath and she wa so kind to pick us up from the Katoomba Train Station.
This lovely B&B is located at Lurline St and the bus stop for the trams/trolleys are just right in front. It's about a good 15 mins walk to Echo Point, 3 Sisters and the shops.
We spent one night at Blue Mountain and relaxed at the jacuzzi in our bathroom. Wonderful!!!!
Breakfast portions are huge and of course, delicious!!! Yum Yum.
I really adore this B&B, it has such a nice feel.....
- Reviews: 783
The Star Accommodation: some luxury with an Asian flavour
The accommodation linked to Star Casino comprises of Astral Tower and residences and The Darling.
My stay courtesy of the Treasury Casino in Brisbane (or really Echo Entertainment Rewards) was at Astral towers.
The room was very nicely appointed....was clean of course as this must be a 4 or 5 star hotel. There is a concierge on duty....reception staff...a doorman...'the works' one might say.
And just as in The Star Casino itself there was a distinctly Asian flavour in the hotel.....which I think is a pity as surely we go to Asia if we want Asian and the Asians come to Australia to experience Australia.
I did enjoy the lobby coffee lounge....always a favourite of mine but aside from having breakfast in my room I could not find any where to entice me nearby. On day one I walked over the Pyrmont Bridge to enjoy breakfast in The Queen Victoria Building....and that is worth the walk.
Well it was very exciting to find The Lyric Theatre as part of Star Complex and I was able to attend a show "Strictly Ballroom" without getting my feet wet! I was on the doorsep of the Casino and heaps of restaurants and some shopping opportunities too
- Reviews: 134
Randwick Lodge: More affordable Sydney suburb accommodation
I certainly would recommend it to someone who seeks weekly accommodation at a reasonable rate (BTW there is no cheap accommodation in Sydney!) in the Randwick area (which is close to the University of New South Wales, with easy access to the Race Course, Coogee Beach, The Spot area of Randwick with its numerous restaurants and cafes and the art deco Ritz cinema, as well as easy access to the City by numerous buses). The biggest asset of the lodge is its manager who is willing to work with you to make your stay more comfortable! Amenities are comprehensive for someone who wishes a little more flexibility than hotels when it comes to preparing one's own food/eating in one's room which is well appointed with a small fridge, kitchen sink, crockery and cutlery (and dishwahing cloth and liquid) plus tea and coffee making facilities.
Randwick Lodge is a heritage building in the heart of the Randwick area of Sydney. It has a courtyard which has a barbeque for guests to use. Longer term stayers can negotiate a more competitive rate with the manager who is flexible and has great peoples' skill, having worked in the hotel service industry for sometime!
- Reviews: 490
Parkroyal at Darling Harbour: on the waterfront
Parkroyal at Darling Harbour is ideally located within walking distance of many of Sydney's major attractions. Within Darling Harbour itself you will find Sega World, IMAX Theatre, Sydney Aquarium, Star City Casino and the new Cockle Bay Wharf.The hotel is connected with Darling Harbour by a long pedestrian-bridge, leading straight from the hotels front to all the attractions and restaurants.The nearby water-taxi station cares for a quick and short 10-minutes ride to the Rocks and Sydney Opera.The hotel offers a brasserie/restaurant and a bar/loungeand a well equipped Gymn.
Rooms are modern, convenient and comfortable, service leaves some open options for improvement.
In the center of Darling Harbour area, close to the other attractions and within walking distance of Sydneys business district.
Around the corner and on the Harbours southwalk some very useful coffeshops are to be found!
- Reviews: 124
Downtown City Backpackers: Good Backpackers location!
I stayed 8 days in this well-managed Backpackers hostel.Fascilities were adequate.My dorm was a room for 12,with 6 double deckers,each with own roomy locker.Refrigerator inside the dorm,and a couch and a coffeetable.Other fascilities includes laundry at forth floor, kitchen located at 1st floor,TV room with 3 PC for free internet connection,PS2 for rent,DVD player and some books to read.The shared bathroom was clean too.
Overall it was OK for budget seekers.
at about AUD$18 per day its not a bad deal.
Airport Pick Up (free if stay more than 3 nites)
Security Lockers (quite roomy)
Guest Kitchen (clean)
Telephone/Fax Facilities (payphone available)
Travel Desk/Travel Info (7am-1pm &5pm-9pm)
No Curfew, No Lockout
Free unlimited ADSL Internet Access!!
- Reviews: 397
Sydney Uni Residential Colleges: Use University Housing
When I was attending the University of Sydney, I lived at Wesley College; I know that they rent rooms out at university breaks. Other colleges do the same. Wesley charges about A$40 last I knew; that was for a single room and breakfast in the morning. You can also buy dinner.
Colleges are secure; not only does the university have security, but the colleges usually have all their doors locked except for the front doors during business hours. They will give you a key to access the building at any hour.
Usually, colleges are very quiet. They are away from the immediate city center, so you don't get all the traffic noise. Since most students commute to University, all the Unis are on major bus lines, so they are easily accessible. Sydney Uni has about 14 bus routes that go right by the university.
Colleges have different facilities that people can use - sometimes tennis courts, pools, etc. Sometimes universities will also let the residential colleges give day passes to work out in gyms, and you can usually access unions for the food and services (haircuts, travel agents, chemists).
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