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Lodging Recommendation Please

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2 Couples in Sydney; 3 days in Oct '13; Where in Sydney to stay? (Rocks? Darling Harbour?); Hotel or Rental Property (Apt/Home). We've seen a rental home in Belmain... with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths for a great price... is this a good/convenient location from which to see the major tourist sites in Sydney? Recommendations please. Thank you very much

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1. Re: Lodging Recommendation Please

Balmain is a trendy, inner city suburb with loads of charm and great restaurants.

That said, I don't believe it's a great location in terms of convenient access to "the sights" - opera House, Darling Harbour, Bridge etc.

There is a ferry from Balmain to Circular Quay, but unless the property is near the ferry it's a bus ride to the ferry. There is also a bus to the city - it probably takes about half an hour. If you want inner suburbs, places like Pyrmont and Surrey Hills or even amilsons Point and Kirribilli are more convenient. I'd suggest around the Rocks, Circular Quay, Cinatown, the central part of the city or even Darling Harbour would be convenient localities for just a few days.

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Excellent, thank you VERY much.

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Look at www.wotif.com.au under location Sydney CBD to get an idea of choice/prices. There is a map to show where hotels are located. For just 3 days I would suggest staying in Sydney CBD (central business district) so as to be close to the sights and transport. Meriton Serviced Apartments are an alternative.

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For short stays I'd also recommend closer to Circular Quay/The Rocks where the bridge, Opera house & main ferry wharf are located. You might like to consider Quay West, Quay Grand or Mantra 2 Bond st .

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With such a short time, would suggest either the Rocks/Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.

If u would like 2 stay together a 2 bedroom apartment may fit the bill.

The Quay West Suites Sydney have superb views, near Rocks & Circular Quay. Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour is just next to Opera House (but low rise, so views not as nice as Quay West Suites).

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thank you very much

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7. Re: Lodging Recommendation Please

Does the 3 days happen to be over a weekend? Or more specifically, over the long weekend?

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18-19-20 Oct 2013

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Bear in mind Saturday nights are the most expensive day of the week, so, expect a hike in prices usually.

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10. Re: Lodging Recommendation Please

thanks!