Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel
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... while I'm asleep, flopping its way up to the top bunk after drinking a box or two then eating it. In its wake, it leaves a collection of sand, dirt, sweat, and hair that it collected on the bottom of its foot from walking barefoot in the hostel. Not too much complaints here, as she is better then the sketchy irish bloke who constantly peed the bed. At least now I'm not in fear of pee dripping down on me. I'm just in fear of the bed collapsing or an attempted raping. Good thing she ...
... to sticking brakes, inevitable flat tyres and malfunctioning gears. Despite all this, we managed to get nearly to Manly in about the same time it would've taken on the bus, which was a half tidy effort. As we approached the beach though, Charlie's crooked crank worsened considerably, to the point that he looked hilarious trying to ride the thing, like his right leg was in a spasm! Sure enough, the pedal fell off eventually. You don't need me to tell you that was ...
... Your Chat
Jeffery Sayle summed it up perfectly. He made the teams because he had the chat. On the field he was one of the loudest *****, and the whole crowd knew what he was saying. In the scrums he never went silent. He would be belting out the calls. And HIT 2, 3 4, And Squeeze 2, 3, 4…His teammates on defense knew who he had, so they would know who they would have to have…This is crucial in the workplace, same thing on the rugby pitch. The ...
... Amanda to the Botanical Gardens to show her the flying foxes (mellow fruit bats about the size of a ****-zhou) that she fondly remembers. We spent about 20 minutes looking up at the trees hoping to find them sleeping up-side-down. After no luck, Edie flagged down a ranger and was shocked to learn that the fruit bats had been recently evicted from the botanical gardens for eating too much of various kinds of plants. We never got an explanation of how they managed ...
Been a bit rubbish with blog, the resort had a pay as you go type wifi network so thought I'd save the pennies for Oz. Had the most amazing time with George and Tabs, then George's sis Emily! Had a bath for the first time in 4 months and god it was good. Also used the washing machine and tumble dryer to give everything a ...
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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.