A list of Sydney Boutique Hotels

Mar 1st, 2008, 07:38 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 784
A list of Sydney Boutique Hotels

For those who cannot easily get the March edition of Australian Gourmet Traveller and who are thinking of visiting Sydney I thought I would oblige you with the details of Hotels they review as questions are so often asked about interesting places to stay .Rates are Australian Dollars

The Storrier .Springfield Ave Kings Cross $245 -$345 a night . Deluxe suite 472 or Executive Suite 353 has 2 bedrooms www.thestorrier.com.au

Diamant Hotel .14 Kings Cross Rd Kings Cross .$188-$468 Courtyard Suite 201 www.diamant.com.au

Fraser Suites ,488 Kent St Sydney .Studio from $239 - 3 bedroom duplex penthouse $1500 www.frasershospitality.com

Australia Street Cottage , 277 Australia St. Newtown $200 a night for 2- 3 nights , 180 for 4-6 and 160 for 7 or more .www.australiastreetcottage.com

The Chelsea Guesthouse, 49 Womerah Ave Darlinghurst$103 single -215 king deluxesuite www.chelseaguesthouse.com.au

Hotel Altamont 207 Darlinghurst Rd , Darlinghurst. Little sibling ogf the Kirketon .$139- 150 www.altamont.com.au

Apartment One Liverpool St Darlinghurst . A one bed apartment .$485 per night for 2-4 nights .Min 2 nights wwwcontemporary hotels.com.au

Ravesi'sHotel and Restaurant cnr Hall St and Campbell Parade Bondi Beach www.ravesis.com

The magazine talks about them all and there are pictures .All look good

They also mention
Green Point Cottageat Watsons Bay run by the National Parks and Widlife Service 02 93372333
Old Gunners Barracks on a cliff atSydney Harbour National Park.Million Dollar Harbour Views .Same number as above .

Kathryns on Queenina heritage listed terrace inWoolahra. www.kathryns.com.au

Last is Dive Hotel on Coogee Beach .wwwdivehotel.com.au

The Ivy opens in June and will be amazing and the Kirketon is being refurbed to be plush and opulent

Hope this is of some help / worth keeping. J
JohnFitz is offline  
Mar 1st, 2008, 01:33 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 11,868
Thanks JohnFitz,
Great reference links.
Bokhara2 is offline  
Mar 1st, 2008, 09:19 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,018
Great list, I'm amused by the one called "Dive Hotel" you'd think that was asking for trouble!
Susan7 is offline  
Mar 2nd, 2008, 02:20 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 784
Some nice pictures in the magazine ,if you can get it , plus their prefences for rooms that are quiet etc .
JohnFitz is offline  
Mar 2nd, 2008, 06:32 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 219
hi john fitz i'm staying at the chelsea! i wish i could get a look at the reviews for the quietest room! jjjjjjjj
lavici is offline  
Mar 2nd, 2008, 07:05 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,530
Well lavici, the article says the street itself is quiet and says the best rooms are the deluxe suite at the back or room 9 and room 3 in the front balcony rooms.You will be fine!
Peteralan is offline  
Mar 4th, 2008, 02:28 AM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 784
lavici sorry I missed your reply but I see Peteralan had the magazine to hand to answer .Hope it all works out fine for you . John
JohnFitz is offline  
Apr 25th, 2008, 02:30 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 49,521
JohnFitz:
I was reading your list of Sydney Boutique Hotels.
The Chelsea Guest House looked nice and the price seems great!
I have never been to Sydney, so I don't know the neighborhoods well enough to decide if it an area w/in walking area to major tourist sights.
Any pros/cons you can recommend will be helpful.
Thanks for your guide - looks like you put a lot of time & effort into this.
nanabee is offline  
Apr 25th, 2008, 03:51 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,018
There's a long thread with Lavici about the Chelsea and that neighbourhood that you might find helpful. The Chelsea is not in a tourist area but it is close to public transport.
Susan7 is offline  
Apr 25th, 2008, 04:10 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 49,521
Thanks Susan7
I looked up Lavici/Chelsea and found no information. But then I did find an Lavici Australian Trip Report (Nov-Dec.2007) That I'm printing and plan to read to get more ideas.

nanabee is offline  
Apr 25th, 2008, 05:00 PM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,018
Here's the exact thread:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...e=lavici&fid=3
Susan7 is offline  
Apr 25th, 2008, 05:04 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,018
Sorry, I'm not sure that I've done that properly. The thread is called "First time in Oz". Maybe if you click on the screen name "Lavici" and then look down the list for that one.
Susan7 is offline  
Apr 25th, 2008, 08:37 PM
  #13  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 49,521
Thanks Susan:
I did find the post ("1st time in Oz....") However, I posted the response on her post by mistake. So you may find two responses.
nanabee is offline  
Apr 26th, 2008, 03:44 PM
  #14  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 784
nanbee , sorry I missed your post but my server has been down for the last 2 days.

I am not a Sydneysider but when I visit I stay with friends in Potts Point ,which is adjacent to Kings Cross , at Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel .It maybe a little more than you want to pay and so here are two more names of small hotels in the best and most vibrant part of PP .

Devere Hotel ,
44- 46 Macleay St PP , around A$128 per night .This the main street running from Kings Cross through PP and down to the harbour

Challis Lodge ,
21 Challis Ave , PP .Rooms on wotif around A$70- 80 .just off Macleay with great cafes underneath owned by the hotel owners .My friends who own Simpsons often refer people there as it is in the same street .

Have a look at http://www.bd.com.au/sydney/sydney-p...int-hotels.htm

It is a lovely area with tree lined shady streets , cafes ,lovely retailers in fashion etc , has a good little supermarket , train and a lovely walk into the city via Wolloomolloo .
JohnFitz is offline  
Apr 26th, 2008, 05:11 PM
  #15  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 49,521
Hi John:
It was great to hear from you. Thanks so much. Your suggestions will be very helpful
When I tried the last web site you mentioned, my computer couldn't access it. Our computer is also very sloooow. So we will go back to our public library tomorrow.
Arent' computers fun - but can't live without them. LOL!
nanabee is offline  
Apr 27th, 2008, 01:27 AM
  #16  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 784
Just try the simple bd.com.au first .I got it by using my search engine and putting in 'Potts Point Hotels Sydney '.See how you go or maybe just search the specific hotels .

I also like the area off to one side of Macleay Street down Greenknowe Avenue which takes you to Elizabeth Bay .One of the oldest spots in Sydney with the gloriously restored Elizabeth Bay House owned by the National Trust . There is a lovely park in front of it with Harbour vistas and nearby lovely Rushcutters Bay .
JohnFitz is offline  
May 21st, 2008, 07:56 PM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 53
We recently (early May) stayed at Ravesis in Bondi Beach for two nights. We expected a cute Boutique style hotel.

Unfortunately, they were snarky about our having booked the room on wotif.com. The band in the bar roared until after midnight. When I complained they said it was impossible to switch us because we booked on Wotif.

The staff was not trained. The room was shabby and inadequately provided with basics such as more than one hanger in the closet. It was not particularly clean either.

The location was great on Bondi, but I would never recommend it as a "Boutique Hotel" which generally denotes a certain style and class.
afields is offline  
May 25th, 2008, 05:02 AM
  #18  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 784
That is excellent feedback and thanks. I only repeated what the magazine wrote.Sounds ghastly .
JohnFitz is offline  
Jun 8th, 2008, 05:45 AM
  #19  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 11,868
topping for mpkp
Bokhara2 is offline  
Nov 18th, 2008, 04:26 PM
  #20  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,018
topping
Susan7 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:37 PM.