Stayed with Gary and Julie for 5 nights on our recent trip to Australia and can only echo the previous positive comments made by other reviewers.
Gary and Julie set out to ensure that their guests make the most of their time in Sydney and really want them to enjoy their stay in the city. On (and actually in some cases before) arrival they provide excellent information on transportation, eating places and places to visit so that within an hour of arrival you are ready to hit the ground running.
Accommodation is first class ( we stayed in the larger of the 2 rooms which had a nice balcony ) and the breakfasts consist of healthy and wholesome fare and Gary is always most willing to accommodate individual preferences.
Glebe itself is a little out of the centre of Sydney but has relatively good transport links to the ever popular Rocks and Circular Quay. The big advantage of Glebe however is the range of absolutely excellent restaurants literally on the doorstep of the B&B.
All in all Gary and Julie fully merit their No 1 rating on Tripadvisor and while I would fully recommend this B&B, if you want to stay here you will need to book early as I'm sure lots of people will have the same idea.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BOOKINGS ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECTLY WITH FORSYTH BNB. Forsyth is a delightful boutique bed and breakfast, a "piece of inner-city serenity", nestled between Glebe Point Road and Blackwattle Bay on Sydney Harbour, located 3 kms from the city and 20 minutes drive from the airport. Forsyth offers two spacious quiet guest rooms, both located upstairs, with no common walls. Each has a queen size bed, its own bathroom, reverse cycle air-conditioning, cable television, and free wi-fi. The Blackwattle Room has a separate television/ reading space and en-suite shower room, and "a circular porthole offsets the angular ceiling and gives a bird's eye view of the street". The Rozelle Room offers a full size bathroom (with double shower, bath and bidet) and a private balcony with views out towards Anzac Bridge and the city. Glebe Village has numerous restaurants which cater for every taste. Blackwattle Park with its beautiful foreshore promenade along Sydney Harbour is located a minute's walk from Forsyth, and Sydney Fish Market, a working fishing port, is close by. Forsyth is well serviced by public transport, and close to many local attractions including Chinatown, Star Casino, Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Powerhouse Museum. The Rocks and the Opera House are a short bus ride away or a walk for the hearty. In good weather, breakfast is served outside in the Japanese courtyard garden, alternatively in the dining room with its cathedral ceiling. Pick-up/drop-off at Sydney airport or cruise terminals is available on request. In order to avoid disappointment, please book early. We hope you enjoy your stay at Forsyth BnB. ... more less