I stayed here for 3 nights in mid-October 2013. The hotel is well-located, being a 10-15 minute walk down from Kings Cross station. I arrived very early and couldn't have my room yet as it wasn't ready, but the girl at reception kindly let me leave my luggage with her, which was greatly appreciated. My room was a single with a shared bathroom (for which I never had to queue) and a small kitchenette. This was perfectly adequate and a good alternative if you want a budget option with the chance to self cater, but don't want to do the whole backpacker hostel thing. I had no problem with street noise. My room was clean, if a little drab - a couple of pictures on the wall would brighten it up.
The hotel is on Challis Avenue, so you can easily avoid the delights of Kings Cross by turning left out of the entrance, walking down Challis Avenue and the McElhone Steps to Woolloomoolloo wharf - where you'll find a stop for the hop on/hop off explorer bus. It's also an easy walk to the Botanic Gardens this way. Once in the gardens, just walk up over the hill for a great view of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
The only thing I would warn people about is not to under-estimate the narrowness of the stairs in the building - those with huge suitcases and backpacks may find it a bit of a squeeze!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small well established affordable Boutique Hotel located in one of Sydney's premier locations known as Potts Point. Located only a short walk to the harbour foreshore, our hotel is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to experience the best that Sydney has to offer. Recently refurbished, our rooms have been styled to maximise space and comfort. Experience the chic village lifestyle that makes Potts Point one of Sydney's most envious urban precincts. The neighbourhood offers visitors a vast choice of quality cafes, restaurants, wine bars, as well as a range of eclectic boutiques, antiques and design stores. On our doorstep is also a supermarket, delicatessen, laundromat, whole food store, bakery as well as excellent transport options. Being small we pride ourselves in being able to offer a more personal approach. Our front desk team will go out of their way to ensure that your stay in Sydney is an enjoyable experience. We encourage guests to contact us direct so we can provide the best advise for your stay in Sydney. We are waiting to welcome you! ... more less
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