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“Excellent experience in this Sydney apartment building”
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The Milson
Reviewed 4 February 2008

We booked a one-bedroom apartment for 17 nights in The Milson building via the agent Kirribilli Village Apartments (who have their own website) and this worked well - they were very competent, thorough and obliging. There are other agents who also rent apartments in this building.

Our apartment was on the 10th floor on the bay/west side and was of 'superior' designation, thus giving the advertised 'partial view' of the Harbour Bridge. In the event, we found this aspect had been understated: the Bridge is large and clear to the left from the balcony, with the direct view being of the upper harbour and, below, Lavender Bay. In all, this view was utterly spectacular and a real pleasure for us. Note, though, you should try to ensure you get an apartment no lower than the 7th floor; below that level, the direct view becomes obscured by a building across the street, although the Bridge always remains clearly visible from the bay/west side of the building.

The apartment itself exceeded our expectations. The lounge/dining area was most spacious, the bedroom was a good size, as was the bathroom. The kitchen, though, was very small indeed, with virtually no counter space. Note I believe that no two internal layouts of these apartments are necessarily the same, so other kitchens may be more spacious. The kitchen was equipped with a small fridge, hotplates and micowave, plus a good supply of crockery, utensils, etc. There was a large, full-length balcony with table and chairs.

We found the location to be excellent for getting about. The Milson's Point train station is about 3 minutes' walk away, from where trains run every few minutes across the Bridge into the city. Alternatively, you can walk over the Bridge itself, surely one of life's great experiences. Alternatively, a ferry leaves from Milson's Point dock, about a 10-minute walk away, for Circular Quay every 30 minutes. This short journey, passing under the Bridge and past the Opera House. must be one of the world's most iconic mini-jouneys.

There is a nearby convenience store, open 7 days, just a minute's walk away, where you can get provisions. A wider selection of shops, in Kirribilli Village, is 5 minutes' walk.

There is, however,. one disadvantage to the location ( and virtually all others on Milson's Point) and that is its proximity to the Luna Park fun fair, directly below. This park operates 7 days a week, 12 hours a day (longer on weekends) and the noise is constant. It's not so much noise of the fair itself, but the shrieks of people on the rides. This is clearly audible on the balcony (even on the 10th floor) where it can get irritating but, inside with the doors closed, it's not really noticeable.

We were very satisfied indeed with our apartment in The Milson (and with the service of Kirribilli Village Apartments) - it really made our holiday. We can highly recommend it, if you don't mind the background noise of the fun fair.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 December 2007

Excellent location and very reasonably priced. The one bedroom was a very generous size and well equipped. It had a large balcony for sunset cocktails. This was our first time in a serviced apartment and would definitely do it again.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled with family
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Address: 48 Alfred St S | Apartment 63, Milsons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > North Sydney > Milsons Point
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