Staying at Forsyth B&B was absolutely wonderful. Gary and Julie made sure we felt welcome from the start and were extremely helpful in helping us organize our stay in Sydney - from the moment we contacted them.
Even before arriving Gary advised, not to rent a car and instead use their airport pick up service, which is very reasonably priced as taxi rates in Sydney are insanely high! Furthermore, he told us where we best could pick up the rental car and at the end of the stay dropped us there with our luggage. During our stay, we were provided with Sydney bus tickets and only paid later what we used. This made travelling around extremely convenient and cheap.
The house and room (we stayed in the Rozelle room) are cozy, yet spacious and very stylish, a real home away from home. I loved the smell of the gorgeous Lilies around the house.
Gary's breakfast served on the terrace was amazing - fresh fruit, juice, muffins, home made blueberry-banana pancakes and the best Bircher Style Muesli we've tasted. We always ate way too much as it was so good and would keep us going for the whole day.
As a small honeymoon gift, we got a wine bottle voucher from Gary for the local wine bar/restaurant Timbah, which we used on the second night. The food there was delicious, as was the wine. Lovely small place for a romantic dinner :)
We felt very welcome in the house and it was fun chatting with both Gary and Julie during our stay. They have a wealth of advice how to get around Sydney and what is worth visiting.
The only regret we had is that we didn't stay longer. When in Sydney, we would definitely not stay anywhere else.
The location might seem a bit further our, but bus connections are close and bring you straight to the centre or even Bondi. The Glebe area is wonderfully quirky and we could find lovely, affordable places to eat just a short walk down the street.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BOOKINGS ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECTLY WITH FORSYTH BNB. Forsyth is a delightful boutique bed and breakfast, a "piece of inner-city serenity", nestled between Glebe Point Road and Blackwattle Bay on Sydney Harbour, located 3 kms from the city and 20 minutes drive from the airport. Forsyth offers two spacious quiet guest rooms, both located upstairs, with no common walls. Each has a queen size bed, its own bathroom, reverse cycle air-conditioning, cable television, and free wi-fi. The Blackwattle Room has a separate television/ reading space and en-suite shower room, and "a circular porthole offsets the angular ceiling and gives a bird's eye view of the street". The Rozelle Room offers a full size bathroom (with double shower, bath and bidet) and a private balcony with views out towards Anzac Bridge and the city. Glebe Village has numerous restaurants which cater for every taste. Blackwattle Park with its beautiful foreshore promenade along Sydney Harbour is located a minute's walk from Forsyth, and Sydney Fish Market, a working fishing port, is close by. Forsyth is well serviced by public transport, and close to many local attractions including Chinatown, Star Casino, Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Powerhouse Museum. The Rocks and the Opera House are a short bus ride away or a walk for the hearty. In good weather, breakfast is served outside in the Japanese courtyard garden, alternatively in the dining room with its cathedral ceiling. Pick-up/drop-off at Sydney airport or cruise terminals is available on request. In order to avoid disappointment, please book early. We hope you enjoy your stay at Forsyth BnB. ... more less