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“Darcys doesn't disappoint”
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Darcys Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Homebush B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Darcys doesn't disappoint”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

From the first phone contact with Kevin it was clear we were onto something when we found this gem of a B&B online. Kevin couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming when we arrived for our stay, showing us our lovely ensuite room and explaining features before giving us a tour of the dining room where we were to enjoy a generous continental breakfast in the morning as well as inviting us to use the kitchen. This B&B has been faithfully restored by Kevin over the past 15 years and the early Australian native animal prints adorning the walls in the halls just give it just that much more wow. The decor is akin to what we've experienced at the Stamford Plaza Circular Quay. The beds are firm and comfortable with generous plumped pillows. The ensuite clean, spacious, functional and contemporary. The period decor doesn't mean you don't have all mod cons as there was also a concealed fridge, large LCD TV and hair drier as well as plenty of storage for your things. Electronic keyed doors which were wide to accommodate wheeling beds in and out in the buildings nursing home days but just made the place seem even more stately. Wi-Fi is available though not free. There is no traffic noise.
It was hard leaving Darcys so we lingered in the gorgeous gardens before heading back to Canberra and planning our next trip there. So glad I read other reviews and chose Darcys and will recommend this special experience to colleagues, family and friends.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Tamborine, Australia
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157 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We had two stays here over the Royal Easter Show period.
Stay 1 was on the 1st floor in a large 3 bed room. We spent five nights here and it was just fabulous. It was ample, roomy and comfortable for three large men and was possibly the best B & B that we have ever stayed in.
Continental breakfast was fresh and there was plenty of it to go around.

Stay2 was just two of us and we only stayed for one evening, in a different room. Again you just can't complain.
Clean, tidy, historic and Kevin is a great host.
It is so good that we have booked for 2015's Sydney Royal Show.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Schanuzer
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Wollongong, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

This is the second time I have stayed at Darcy's Hotel and find it very clean, comfortable, spacious and airy. We missed out on a room with an en-suite and whilst I don't mind sharing, it's very difficult to quietly close your door in the middle of the night to go to the loo. They make quite a loud clunk, so if you can, book a room with a bathroom. Otherwise, I love this place, it's great value for money especially with the light breakfast included.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank 255333Sue
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Casino, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2014

My stay started with Kevin opening the front door at 11.30pm with a smile and warm welcome despite the late time of my arrival.
The room was lovely. So spacious, clean and comfortable. The bed was HUGE!
The continental breakfast was convenient and yummy!
I really enjoyed my two night stay outside of the city in those shoebox size noisy rooms that I have stayed at previously.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone and plan to stay at Darcy's again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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6 Thank Rebekah O
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Sydney
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Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

Darcy's was fairly odd in that it was previously (may still be) an aged care home, has potential to be lovely but really needs a bit of a renovation. The balcony upstairs was supported by a strangely placed piece of timber.
The mention of a guest kitchen in their description is a bit of an exaggeration, it's a fridge in the bedroom and a microwave downstairs.
The rooms weren't very clean either, we drew the curtains and the windows we're pretty terrible and the Sills were covered in dust and hair. Saying that you're not paying to stay in a 3,4 or 5 star hotel, it's a place to put your head down at night for not much money.
Had the potential to be lovely but needs attention, I would probably opt to stay somewhere else next time.

Stayed January 2014
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5 Thank AliMcGill
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Umina Beach, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

Beautiful finishing touches, and excellent service. Such good value for money, and with the added bonus of a light breakfast in the morning. It was no problem that we had to accept a room without a bathroom, because all the ensuites were booked out, as the share bathroom was conveniently close. We had a lovely night, and will be back to this charming hotel/bed and breakfast that has so much character. Daniel and Eileen

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank EileenCatherine
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013

This hotel is so clean and well run. It is very casual and relaxing in a really quiet leafy area that is very close to rail links to Sydney. The owner is so helpful. We were in Sydney whilst our dog was having an operation in the vetinary hospital around the corner. A difficult worrying time was made a lot easier because of the kind nature of the owner. Would definitely recommend this hotel and would happily stay there again. Excellent value.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank raffles2012
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Property: Darcys Hotel
Address: 2 Abbotsford Rd, Homebush, Strathfield, New South Wales 2140, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Strathfield > Homebush
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Homebush
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Darcys Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Darcys is centrally located in a beautiful heritage tree-lined street, 14 km by road or 15 mins by train from Sydney CBD. We are a short stroll to either Homebush or Strathfield town centres. Strathfield is a major transport hub for both trains and buses where connections can be made for both suburban and country link destinations. Darcys is close to local restaurants, cafes and shopping outlets. ... more   less 
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