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Review of Forsyth Bed & Breakfast

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Forsyth Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 64 Sydney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

Ended our 3 week Oz tour in Sydney and had the wonderful pleasure of Gary and Julie at Forsyth B&B looking after our every need!
Great minds of information for what to see and where to visit, tips on best use of travel arrangements for the city.
Drop off to the airports were also a great help.
Gorgeously clean and welcoming.. breakfast was fit for a king!!
Recommend this B&B 100%

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Heather C
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San Jose, CA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

We were in Sydney at the start of our long vacation in Australia and New Zealand.

What an excellent beginning that was to our trip!!

Gary and Julie were the perfect hosts. They went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable, and they succeeded. We were picked up and dropped off at the airport (way out of their way). We were advised of places to visit and restaurants. These folks took us under their wing and made us feel completely at home. We recommend their B&B 100%.

Oh, and don't forget their breakfast; it was way over the top.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gary_and_Maria_L
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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

B&Bs can please us in a hundred different ways, but invariably, standing on a porch awaiting the doorbell's answer, we find ourselves hoping for the big winner -- a gracious greeting, knowledgeable host -- perhaps even a measure of concern over our arduous travels and upcoming plans -- and a knock-out decor with dazzling common spaces and a luxurious bedroom suite (preferably featuring the "bathroom of death").

Gary and Julie provide all this as well as the oft-noted killer breakfasts in a space ideally situated for exploring greater Sydney. They'll have you on the local buses and off to the Opera House or ferrying out to Manley just like the natives. And Glebe Point -- their small corner of the metropolis -- is trendy / inviting while still more residential than commercial. A dozen local eateries will appeal to any taste (and the Glebe Point Diner will shine in your memory unless you simply have no buttons to push).

After a three-day stay end of January 2014, we'd never think of staying anywhere else on a future visit to Sydney.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Rozelle Room -- features a window wall with slider out to its own deck with lovely...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank majordomus
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Hamburg, Germany
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85 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

We chose this B&B for its breakfast, which looked delicious already on their website. Now we recommend it for its breakfast and for everything else - Gary and Julie made us feel at home in this beautiful city.
To avoid boredom after his retirement Gary has turned their cosy small house into a homestay. The two double bedrooms on the first floor outrange many hotels with their comfortable navy design and their selected pieces of art on the wall. Not to speak of the spacious bathroom that belongs to the bigger room "Rozelle" (we tried both rooms) with its shiny armatures. And there are not a lot of hotels that offer organic body-lotion!
Breakfast is served on the terrace in their beautiful Japanese garden, with the parakeets screaming in the trees above - and what a breakfast Gary makes! We were never able to do justice to the whole selection of two homemade mueslis, pancakes, banana bread, sweet fruits... and the coffee was just delicious!
For visiting Sydney the place is perfect as the city center is only 30 minutes walk away. You can also reach it by bus which leaves about every 5 minutes only 3 minutes from the doorstep. Sometimes Gary also took us with him when he took the car to the city.
Glebe Point Road, the main road of the neighborhood, offers a place to dine for everyone, from Tapas Bars to Thai Cuisine, so we never went to bed hungry after our days out in the city. We dined best when we followed Julie's advice. On our first day she marked places to see and restaurants to choose on a small map, and we were never disappointed. With her help we had the best seafood on our whole journey (Doyle's Restaurant!), and we found bustling local streets for our walks we would never have found ourselves.
Coming "home" there was always someone to ask how we were and if we needed anything. Julie and Gary, we must admit: At your homestay we felt like visiting some very nice relatives in Sydney instead of being at a bed and breakfast! Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality.
Inge & Sascha, Germany

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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East Sussex
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

My husband James and I stayed at the Forsyth in December 2013. Firstly, Gary and Julie were the nicest hosts one could wish for, extremely kind and helpful. As others have mentioned,Gary's breakfasts (the pancakes with fresh fruit in particular), were a great way to start the day and the coffee was not bad either! Our room had a balcony with distant views of the city and Sydney bridge. We sat there in the mornings and before going out to dinner, watching lorikeets and the lights come on in the city. Our room was very nice and comfortable and we liked the art work throughout the house. We recommend it very highly indeed and hope to return soon.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

We stayed at Forsyth for four nights and the whole experience surpassed our expectations. The house itself boasts character and charm and the room, facilities and breakfast were simply first class. Both Gary and Julie were great hosts and readily provided valuable assistance in recommending travel and dining options. Great location with an array of restaurants in walking distance and easy access to the city.
This will be our first port of call on future visits to Sydney. The high standards coupled with the warm welcome from Gary and Julie makes it an ideal choice. Highly recommended, without any reservations whatsoever. Gerry & Maralyn. Norwich UK

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gerry-uren
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Wishaw,Scotland
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146 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

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.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank i_m_tours
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Property: Forsyth Bed & Breakfast
Address: 3 Forsyth Street | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Glebe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
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 

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