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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

1 Military Road, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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181 reviews 181 reviews
82 hotel reviews
463 helpful votes 463 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this was booked with a discount voucher, the room we allocated had dirty carpets, see picture. The staff are good here, apart from the girl on breakfast, who must have thought everyone was invisible. The bed was comfy, and the room was an average size. I would not call this a boutique hotel, but a dirty carpet in a... More

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Judy B, Front Office Manager at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. Please accept my apologises for the lack of cleanliness of the carpet. We have recently had all the rooms steam cleaned so I am very sorry that this room did not meet normal standards. We place a high priority of the maintenance of our rooms are in the process of repainting all rooms... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was initially pleased when I entered our lovely room and saw we were not above the noisy, bustling bar, until I realised that meant we were overlooking the bins, including the glass bottle bin into which bottles we're emptied every 40mins throughout afternoon and evening. The restaurant had been recommended, unfortunately it was booked for a wedding function. I... More

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Judy B, Front Office Manager at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and please accept our apologises for the noise you experienced. Please note that we have a new bottle collection system in place to eliminate this problem as we have had similar comments in the past. We are working hard to ensure this situation is rectified. It should also be noted for other visitors... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had my birthday party here with a hotel room loft room booked up stairs for the night. I had 30 guests and the staff and service were superb. Could not find any fault, we stayed in the watsons loft room 215 and it was beautiful, spacious, upstairs and balcony. We had a few drinks before heading down stairs to... More

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Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My daughter's wedding was at Dunbar House and we thought rather than travel home or back to the city we would stay at Hotel and what a good decision. There were 3 other groups from the Wedding how did the same. The Hotel is in great location anyway. Rooms are large and of a very high standard with a wonderfully... More

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29 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The location is incredible, the rooms were very nice, the public spaces are very nice and the food is great. This however is not a boutique hotel, the catering seems dedicates to the transient populataion ariving onmasse by ferry and the service in the hotel itself was far from the standard expected.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I'm only going to comment on the terrace restaurant. Why play bad loud music at 6pm when people want to chill? Why do you employ chefs who can't cook? Why do you have a terrible wine list? Because you sit back after the refurb and think the view justifies the costs to the customer. In a word, rubbish.

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

On a trip with my husband and our 3 childrens, we were at first thrilled by the view, the design, the hype of the place. But be aware that on Friday, Saturday and Sundays, you won't be able to sleep in this hotel before early in the morning. The rest of the week, the restaurant was closed at 9 pm... More

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Wollongong, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Watsons Bay hotel for our 31st wedding anniversary on the night of the 7th of January. We paid $300 plus for our room and I specifically asked for a room that looked back at the harbour not realising or being informed that it was also directly above the beer garden. The continuous level... More

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146 reviews 146 reviews
86 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Having read some of the reviews didn't have high expectations about this hotel but overall really enjoyed our stay. Location is awesome. It was our first taste of Sydney and the area/setting of the hotel is just phenomenal. Peaceful first thing in the morning with dog walkers and people swimming and strolling about, then later on it turned a lot... More

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

As a local, we have shared this venue with many overseas visitors. The location & views are iconic. Yet sadly this establishment is not the same since its change of ownership. The renovations are lovely, but less casual & more hoity-toity. The service is shocking. We recently dined there for lunch & had to ask twice for the music volume... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Watsons Bay
Address: 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Woollahra > Watsons Bay
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Watsons Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With luxury suites, a wonderful beer garden and a variety of great dining options, the Watsons Bay Hotel is one of Sydney's most enticing destinationsNestled on the water’s edge combining stunning harbor views; with an upbeat and welcoming ambience.Incorporating fresh produce into the menus with a fun and contemporary list of wines, beers and cocktails. Something for everyoneYou may even like to book your next conference here, or organize a special function to celebrate a memorable occasion. So whether you stay the night, enjoy a bite or simply drop in for a drink, you're guaranteed to have a fantastic time.Located on the water's edge, it's only 12 kilometers from the city centre but a million miles from care. Simply take a picturesque ferry ride from Circular Quay or a bus can bring you straight to the door. It's also an easy taxi ride, and if you're driving, overnight guests can park on site ... more   less 
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