Little place for luggage (except under the bed or on the chair, but then there is no place to sit other than on the bed or on the toilet); no Kleenex, no washcloth, no shampoo, uneven floor to bathroom, no kettle, no tea, no iron, don't wash/dry clothing in the room (they will take a bag to laundry for $10).
The room with ensuite is dominated by a large 4-poster bed with a high canopy and tied-back mesh curtains (which might be used to ward off insects at night). They supply a little plug-in insect repellent device which should be used immediately in summer; the mosquitoes come in at night if you leave the windows open to get a cool breeze (no A.C.). The room has a portable floor fan but no ceiling fan. One side of the bed has a night table, the other does not. One corner of the room has a compact Victorian armoire with a small opening door and some hangers. There is free wifi.
The bright bathroom has large opening windows and a door to a small outdoor deck (with single chair and a small table) overlooking the street behind the building. The bathroom tile floor has a sharp edge at the bedroom - very uncomfortable to step on with bare feet (e.g. at night).
The owner was very helpful as we tried to find exactly where to drop off our rental car in downtown Sydney; it is impossible to find inexpensive parking.
We enjoy meeting and sharing travel ideas with other guests at B&B places, but Brickfield doesn't include breakfast, so there is no opportunity for that morning meeting (unless everyone purchases the added breakfast for $15 per person).
The room is too cramped and uncomfortable for two adults for more than a night or two. I was unhappy about the room; the owner was unhappy that we wanted to leave after agreeing to stay there on the basis of information on the website. We negotiated a payout to quickly end our planned stay and we found another place. During a 4 week excursion to Australia/New Zealand we stayed in more than a dozen different places. This was one of the least satisfactory.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful and elegant Victorian terrace house in a quiet street in the middle of vibrant Surry Hills, just minutes to the city centre by bus, underground or cab. ... more less