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 …
... rather than risking the tantrum of two boys missing their car for the entire trip! We got on board our A380 with no issues and were off. The boys quickly worked out how to operate their TV screens and were playing games and watching movies like experts. Of course, we had to ruin their fun and insist they go to sleep for a few hours and after much mucking around, constant requests for the toilet, they fell ...
... in for 11.05am. Our climb organiser was called Sarah and our climb leader was called Rhys. It was really well organised. We got changed into our climb suits, locked our bags away and had a safety talk. After that we got loaded up with all the equipment and head sets and off we went. We were clipped onto the rails the whole way. I went first as Rhys had my inhaler and Susan and Ash followed me. The ladders were scary but then it opened up and the steps became ...
... wear and took to sitting indoors ;) By the time we reached Manly Wharf our stomachs were rumbling, so we battled the crowds to find Nandos and ordered a take away to enjoy on the beach. Manly is much nicer, in my eyes, to the city centre. It's not quite so big and built up, a little older and quainter and full of surfers and skate borders; especially down on the promenade. We sat on the beach and shovelled our food down taking in the gorgeous sunset. It was nice to ...
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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.