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“Wonderful place in Sydney” 5 of 5 stars
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Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   8 Challis Ave | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 62 Sydney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Merimbula, Australia
2 reviews
“Wonderful place in Sydney”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

A great place to stay with a wonderful hostess. Our family had a great time with Ree and enjoyed out time in Sydney. The history of Simpsons was particularly of interest to me as my Godmother was John Lane-Mullins grandaughter. We had a wonderful weekend and will definitely will be back again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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simpsonshotel, Owner at Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hello Hugo!

What a small world to hear about the family connection!

The house was built by John Lane-Mullins, a philanthropic Irishman, the treasurer of the Catholic Church, in1892. He also paid for the construction of St. Canice's Church in nearby Elizabeth Bay.

It was originally named "Killountan", after his home in Ireland, and features in a number of historic books and local photographs.

There are two sister houses, one now the Romanian Consulate, and the other "St. Kevins", owned by Paul and Anita Keating, in Queen Street, Woollahra

Thanks Hugo, and we hope to see you again!

Cheers.........Keith and the Simpsons gang!

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

A family weekend in Sydney was completely enhanced by our stay at Simpsons.

Ree was more than acommdating and extremely pleasant. I was in Room 9, my Daughter and Son in Law up on the second floor.
There is a lovely sense of history as you roam around this gorgeous Gallery, complimentary Port or Sherry in hand. There is a warming fire in the parlour, and a library to browse.
A fabulous unfussy breakfast completes the deal. Delicious cereals, toast , smoked salmon, fruit... Certainly enough to set you up for whatever your day brings.

I can't wait to stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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simpsonshotel, Owner at Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hello Sandra!

Thanks for your kind comments.

Again, very pleased that our breakfast hit it off with you.

We do try to vary it with healthy choices.

We are not able to servve a cooked breakfast, but for those who need fried eggs and bacon style, there are many great local "people-watching" cafes. Even our faithful regulars like a change from time to time, and have Italian coffee up at "Fratelli Paradiso", or "Spring" across the road.

Hope to see you again soon!

Cheers.........Keith and the Simpsons gang!
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Goulburn, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

What a wonderful stay. My mother had booked two rooms, and we arrived not knowing exactly what we'd find - what a delight!
The house was spotless, the breakfast delicious and Ree was accommodating and helpful. The room was spacious and quiet. Can't wait to book another stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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simpsonshotel, Owner at Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hello Quoth!

Again, a succint and lovely Review. Thankyou.

Glad that you liked the breakfast, and that you enjoyed Ree's company, who looked after things for us while we were on our annual holiday. Thanks Ree.

Cheers.........Keith and the Simpsons gang!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Outstanding serivce right down to personalised booking confirmation emails. Ree is an absolute delight.

Very warm and homely rooms. Breakfast was healthy and filling.

Great location with free parking seals the deal.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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simpsonshotel, Owner at Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hi Michael!

Succint and to the point.

Glad that you liked us.

Hope to see you again soon.

Thanks for taking the time to wriye.

Cheers.........Keith and the Simpsons gang!
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Wollongong, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Stayed here on a whim for a Saturday night in Sydney. When ringing the hotel, they bettered the rate on Wotif, so I splurged on a King room. The room was beautiful and very spacious with a balcony overlooking the quiet street. Bed was super confortable and bathroom (with a bath) was clean.
A brisk 30-minute walk through the Botanic Gardens and the Domain (with borrowed umbrella) took us to our cinema booking at the Dendy Opera Quays, and then we returned to Potts Point to meet family dining at The Fish Shop - just a few steps from Simpsons!
We enjoyed a better than most continental breakfast which included a large variety of breads, plus sliced ham, smoked salmon and boiled eggs. Oh, and the rhubarb was delicious.
We were able to stay and read the papers for an hour in the sitting room after our 10.00 am checkout, as it was too wet to go on our planned walk arounf Potts Point.
We had never stayed in this part of Sydney before but will definitely be back here to relax and explore.

Room Tip: King room with balcony overlooking Challis Ave was large and beautifully appointed.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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simpsonshotel, Owner at Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hi Suzaane!

What a super Review!

You have mentioned all the plusses that we try to inform potential guest about the wonderful Potts Point neighbourhood. So glad that you found us, and we look forward to your next stay with us.

And also thanks for amplifying the breakfast details. The vast majority of our guests find the healthy choice a good start to the day.

However, for those who need the traditional English cooked breakfast, bacon and fried eggs, etc., there are numerous great little cafes within a short walk.

Cheers....Keith and the Simpsons gang!
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Excellent stay at Simpsons Hotel at Potts Point. The hotel has a Victorian look, breakfast provided was also really good. Owner Ree was hospitable and accommodating to us. Location is also near to King's Cross Station (about a nice 10-15 mins walk). I enjoyed the stay there

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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simpsonshotel, Owner at Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thankyou Damien!

Even though you did not award five stars throughout, I am very glad that you seemed to enjoy your stay with us!

Especially pleased that you enjoyed our healthy, continental breakfast buffet.

Keith and the Simpsons gang!
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Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We stayed at Simpson's for two days on our way back to Colorado after a visit with friends in Mooloolaba. I must say I made the right choice. This is a lovely place with a gorgeous sitting area where we could enjoy a drink, use the computer and just relax. Our room was spacious, spotlessly clean and the bathroom was equally so. I loved strolling the neighborhood and found an outdoor market just a few blocks away. We ate in several excellent nearby restaurants and explored the numerous small shops. We thought the cost was very reasonable considering the much higher price for hotels in Sydney. Oh, and I can't forget to say thanks to Ree for her hospitality and expert advise.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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simpsonshotel, Owner at Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
What a nice Review.

We do try to give guests an enjoyable stay, and it is always rewarding when we seem to succeed.

Thanks for taking the time to respond.

Keith Wherry and the Simpsons gang!
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Address: 8 Challis Ave | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Simpsons" is an intimate 12 - room B&B boutique hotel, situated within a restored 1892 Victorian mansion, and is very centrally located in leafy tree-lined Potts Point, a vibrant and cosmopolitan area, being the closest suburb east of the City, with many interesting restaurants, bars, galleries and cafes nearby, yet only a 20 minute walk to the beauty of Sydney Harbour and Opera House. ... more   less 
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