Fodor's Expert Review The Chelsea
49 Womerah Ave., Sydney, New South Wales, 2010, Australia Fodor's Choice
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
The motto of this beautiful guesthouse is "Come home to the Chelsea"—and it won't be long before you're wishing it were your home. Occupying adjoining Victorian houses on a quiet, leafy street between Darlinghurst and Rushcutters Bay, this B&B is luxurious and warmly inviting. Rooms are either deluxe, done in a French provincial style with fireplaces and frosted-glass bathrooms, or smaller and more contemporary, with shared facilities. Room 13 has a private courtyard with a fancy fountain, and the two front rooms have balconies overlooking the street. The four rooms without private facilities are a great value (A$94 a night), and are only steps away from two shared bathrooms. Continental breakfast is included and served in the dining room adjoining a lovely Tuscan style courtyard.
- warm, homey feel, elegantly appointed rooms, self-catering option
- contemporary-style rooms could be bigger