Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel
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Sally Craig is in for a treat, as she gets to stay overnight in one of Sydney best privately run hotels. Simpsons of Potts Point is a gorgeous old mansion built in the 1890's magnificently restored into a unique little family run boutique hotel. This whole place is magnificent, just the architecture of the building is amazing, the beautiful art and …
Another overnight flight and here we are, Sydney Australia! This time we did not sleep as well, but it was a shorter flight and the novelty of business class had worn off a bit. It took us about 20 minutes to get our bags and clear customs, thanks to two adorable blond customs agents who told us, "You are not in America anymore, welcome to …
... me Starbucks didn't really catch on well in Sydney probably due to the popularity of these independent fashionable places. We were pretty drained of energy so after eating we went for a walk down at Darling Harbour where we had a chance meeting and drink with Grace. A very pleasant afternoon. This evening we're just having a quite evening in as Tom and Holly are working in the morning. ...
... hopefully by Friday some of the roads in will be open. But luckily the resort and the whale shark snorkelling is still good to go. A quick taxi trip to the airport and a coffee and a snack in the Qantas Business lounge with Mick, Jonathan and Viv while we wait to board our flight to Perth where we will meet Steve and Neil for the flight up to ...
We decided to join in the quiz in the hostels bar - scary canary. 11 teams and for the most part we were last but the conundrum round did us well. You had to guess the word, write it down and be the first to hand it to the DJ. I positioned myself ready, found the word quickly and proceeded to take out a pretty big guy but we won the additional 10 points which helped in getting us 4th place at the end. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel Sydney
We stayed at Simpsons for 6 nights and loved the place. I have to say in response to the most recent review on this website, we certainly did not spot any thread bare carpets - the place is beautiful and so are the rooms.
Friendly, well informed staff who are only too happy to help. The place beats the socks off The Hilton where we stayed directly beforehand!
The location is a pleasant walk to the city and Potts Point has a number of great cafes and restaurants. I would be very happy to recommend this hotel.
My boyfriend and I chose Simpsons on the basis of the great reviews, and I'm happy to say that they are all true! Simpsons is a beautifully furnished Victorian house, set back from the road and very quiet, even though it is only two minutes' walk to the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan Potts Point. After a LONG 22 hour flight from New York, Simpsons was like coming home. We had a beautifully furnished and spacious room with a large balcony, where we enjoyed many balmy nights with a glass of wine after dinner at one of the many local eateries. The bathroom is spotless, with a powerful shower, and the room also has a fridge, tv, iron and ironing board and very comfortable king sized bed. Breakfast is a wide range of juice, fruit, cereal and breads and as many cups of tea or coffee as you like. The owners were incredibly helpful on everything, from where to eat and how to get around, to booking a hire car, lending us their road map and generally making it a lovely stay. We had to change our dates at the last minute to visit friends in Canberra, and we were able to leave bags with John and have our balcony room when we returned to Sydney. They even invited us to their Christmas drinks party. We were really sorry to leave and felt like we were saying goodbye to new friends - so do yourself a favour and stay at Simpsons - you'll love it!
I had trepidations about the location of Simpson's, given some forum comments. Thankfully, they were totally off-base. Simpson's is located on a quiet street in a non-touristy, interesting part of Sydney. Potts Point has fun shops, beautiful homes, and great restaurants. There are two coffee shops with outdoor seating within a stone's throw from the hotel, as well as a fantastic deli around the corner.
Having spent a week in Sydney I can highly recommend a stay at 'Simpson's'
The customer service was ABSOLUTELY amazing. Our room, the cloud suite, was as the connotation implies 'heaven'. Very spacious, balcony, large spa bath & they even had a DVD flipbook with a whole bunch of DVDs to watch & really good titles.
I used to live in the street nearby this small but delicious hotel and on recent trip back to Sydney decided to stay there. The welcome was warm and friendly. The lounge area on the ground floor had deep-buttoned large sofas, books to read about Australia past and present, an email facility in the far corner for guests, and genial chat was to be had to the bewitching hours between 5 and 7.30pm as people drifted in from a long day's touring. the location is great - the Macleay Street Bistro just a short walk away, still brilliant after all these years.
Our first visit to Oz to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. After spending the first few days in CBD of Sydney we looked for a different lodging option. Pott's Point was appealing - old tree lined streets, ecelectic mix of people and places. As B&B owners in the U.S. we looked for a clean, confortable and FRIENDLY place and this was it. Keith was GREAT providing the right amount of attention and not being overbearing. The port and sherry in the sitting room was a wonderful touch and one we have added to our establishment. Our room was quiet and comfortable and overall it was hard to believe that we were just a 20+ minute walk to the Botanical Gardens and Circular Cay. Yes we ate one night at Harry's - very good but the highlight of our 2 weeks dining experience was the nearby EURAZ Restaurant - Keith's recommendation and it was great. Our server was a young gentleman from Melbourne and he spent the evening discussing the merits of Melbourne vs. Sydney - and made some great recommendations on the food as well. Nearby towards Kings Cross are plenty of car rental locations as well as numerous other restaurants. Funny but the neighborhood reminded me of the Washington DC area around the National Catherdal/Zoo - looked to be in transition, some rough edges but some very nice diversions as well. Overall Oz was more than we expected and upon our return "sometime" Simpson's will be our place of choice. Oh, one more thing that we brought back from there - the toasted raisin bread topped with ricotta cheese and honey. Wondeful. Location also has internet connection.
Great B & B in a very nice street, convenient for everything
What a lovely, lovely place this is. We had 8 nights there and our hosts couldn't have been friendler or more helpful. Breakfasts were great, rooms were large, very clean and very comfortable. Sherry and port freely available in the drawing room. Free internet access all day. Potts Point is so handy for everywhere. It's a short walk to Wooloomooloo (where it's said Russell Crowe lives) and the world famous 'Harry's Cafe de Wheels'. It's a moderate walk to the Botanical Gardens and Circular Quay for the ferries. Darling Harbour is a little further but still walkable (half an hour). Recommended without hesitation.
Simpson's is simply Sidney's best for reasons of location, comfort, style, taste, amenities and staff. We travel the world constantly staying in budget specials and palaces...price is never our first consideration. We like interesting places well located. Simpson's is a beautiful Victorian mansion furnished thankfully not with Victorian stuff, but rather Georgian. The rooms are all rather grand from the entry to the lounge to the master living room to the regular spacious rooms which have terrific bathrooms with powerful showers and endless hot water. Maid service is unobtrusive and efficient. This place is spotless. Complimentary port, sherry and internet grace the lounge. Breakfast is juice, toast, fruits, yogurt and cereals and the morning papers- all served in a cheery glass atrium. The three person management team is amusing, informed, constantly helpful and never underfoot. You feel as though this is your own home. While not inexpensive, the rate is remarkably underpriced for its level of service and comfort. The location is simply dynamite in one of Sydney's best neighborhoods with a plethora of restaurants nearby. Front the street you can view the harbor and the opera house and everything is within walking distance - through the lovely botanical gardens filled with exotic birds. Of the hundreds of places we have stayed throughout the world this has to be in the top 5.