We stayed at this B&B for the last 5 nights of our holiday in Australia and I must say it was a fabulous place to end a wonderful holiday. We drove down to Sydney from the Blue Mountains and were concerned about finding the rental car depot to drop off our car. No need to worry, Gary suggested we drive to the B&B, drop off our bags and he would escort us to the drop off point, wait and being us back - what service! It all worked extremely well. Although we arrived in the morning, we were made extremely welcome and coffee was provided giving us a chance to meet Julie, his wife, and a fellow guest. ,The house is stunning and the two rooms he lets out to guests are lovely. Like other visitors, we stayed in the smaller of the two rooms to start with then moved into the larger room with a balcony and view over Sydney for the last three nights. No hassle.....Gary did everything. We were given Opal cards to get us moving on the local transport, lots of advice on where to go, what to do and where to eat, Gary is a mine of information and so helpful. The breakfast he provides is second to none, much better than any hotel we've stayed in and by eating near the kitchen area we had stimulating conversation while we ate. Gary's pancakes are to die for...... At the end of our stay Gary drove us to the airport (all included in the price) at the unearthly hour of 03.15 - again, it was no trouble and everything was done to perfection. If we ever get to visit Sydney again we would definitely stay here and we intend to tell any friends who are looking for accommodation in the area. This house is located on a fairly steep hill and my only concern would be for people who are less mobile.
- 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