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Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel
8 Challis Ave | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 64 Sydney B&B and Inns
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“Stay here on your next trip to Sydney!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

I found this hotel on TripAdvisor and am so glad I did! It is a beautifully appointed bed and breakfast style hotel in a restored Victorian mansion. The location is perfect; Sydney's Central Business District is just a 15-20 minute walk away through the city's lovely Botanic Gardens. My room (upgraded upon arrival) was spacious and comfortable, with an adorable private seating area outside French doors. The cost is also very reasonable, particularly when compared with chain hotels in the CBD and environs. The staff could not be more friendly or helpful: upon arrival Keith spent considerable time with me orienting me to the city and providing helpful touring tips for my first visit to Sydney. Ree sent me to the doctor when I came down with something during my stay, and even checked on me after my departure for home. Maree and Damian were also a delight. Basically, I felt like I was staying with lovely new friends instead of at a hotel. I cannot say enough nice things about this lovely property, and highly recommend it for your next visit to beautiful Sydney.

Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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simpsonshotel, Owner at Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
What a nice Review from our Texas friend?

And I particularly appreciated her comments about us being reasonable cost, compared to chain hotels. Potts Point is the most expensive real estate in Sydney, and costs obviously reflect that.

But by us including breakfast, car-parking, WiFi, etc. it helps to give Guests value for money.

Jennifer, we enjoyed your company, and are so glad that you seem to have enjoyed ours.

It is always rewarding to us when a Guest leaves "Simpsons" and Sydney, with a good impression of our lovely city, and neighbourhood, and also of us!

Thanks for staying with us!

See you next year? With the family?

Cheers.....Keith and all of us at "Simpsons"!
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Simpsons, the advise and detailed information given by Ree was wonderful. Breakfast was always a delicious start to our day and after a day full of discovering Sydney it was a treat to spend some time relaxing or reading in the lounge room before heading up to our cosy bedroom. The location of the Simpsons made getting around Sydney very easy and highly recommend to others looking for that personal, charming atmosphere that this is indeed a lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed June 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
We do get many Kiwi cousins staying with us, and we especially value their patronage, as with our high dollar compared to theirs, it is so expensive for them to travel overseas.

Fortunately, for the tourist industry, our Aussie dollar is coming back to more realistic levels, because the combination of the high dollar, and the high wages in the hospitality industry, has really hit our Tourism hard, making Australia, and Sydney in particular a very expensive destination!

Thankyou for your kind words Rose, and glad that you enjoyed Marie's breakfasts.

Cheers.....Keith and all of us at "Simpsons"!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

My room was very spacious with its own private outdoor seating area. Afternoon sun flooded in to a sitting area supplied with magazines. I appreciated bottle of French bubbles on arrival. Lovely library with fire for guests to share. Breakfast friendly environment & great fresh food. Easy walking distance to cafes & restaurants. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
Thanks Lyng!

Your best compliment ? You said: "Would definitely return"!

These words are music to a Inn-keeper's ears !

We sdo so love returning guests, and are very pleased that we have so many, including from the other side of the world, who return year after year.

Thankyou loyal guests! And thankyou Lyng for your kind words!

Cheers.....Keith and all of us at "Simpsons"!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

A delightful, private bed and breakfast in the heart of Potts Point. Short walk to the Botanical gardens, Domain and Opera House. Keith and Ree are charming hosts, only too pleased to assist in your travels.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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
Thanks Ross!

Succint, and to the point.

And we also think we are a "delightful little boutique bed and breakfast hotel" ! Thankyou.

As previously stated, we are in a great location.....as "Conde Nast" once said:

"Potts Point is the place to stay when you want to be in the City, but don't want to stay in the City".

Thanks again.

Cheers.....Keith and all of us at "Simpsons"!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This hotel is very special it's a place of great heritage and has been renovated to a very high standard with all antique furniture nice big rooms and a huge plus for us which is unusual was the size of the TV we could actually see it without our glasses,the bed was lovely and comfy with nice soft pillows the air con worked when we needed it anothe plus there unlike the CROWNE in Perth which could not be used until 5 pm what a joke.Although breakfast is only continental there's everything there you could want and it's buffet style so you can get as much as you like so no problems.REE is on hand it seems like 24/7 should you require anything.So that being said what are the negatives our bathroom was freezing and car parking can be a problem but don't let that put you off staying at the Simpsons just once in you life if you are going to Sydney not quite 5 star but sure is close thanks for the memories A & A

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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
Thankyou Khancholan!

So glad that you liked us (and more than Crowne Perth!!)

Also pleased to see our little breakfast buffet got the 'thumbs up"!

Sorry that the bathroom was freezing? If I had my time again, at home, I would have installed underfloor heating, and I think the same for "Simpsons"! Whilst Sydney never gets really cold, compared to many other world cities, it can certainly be pretty damn cold when you get up early on an August winter morning!

With parking, we have room for four/five cars, parked in tandem in our semi-circular driveway, and sometimes we need to do a little "juggling", but we always seem to get it sorted!

Thanks again for your positive Review!

Cheers.....Keith and all of us at "Simpsons"!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

One of the best hotels you can book for your stay as a tourist in Sydney. Very friendly owners, who take some time for their guests to give them very good tips for their stay in Sydney. Especially the explanation for a round-trip by foot and by bus to the beaches nearby was verry welcome. So we were able to visit bondi beach, walk to bronte beach, visit watson's bay,... it was a beautiful day (december 2011)

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
We remember this lovely Belgian couple, who were determined to get the most out of their stay in Sydney with us earlier this month.

They were keen walkers, and the weather was kind (we have had a wonderful warm winter, but need some rain!), so we sent them off each day in a different direction, and got a full report the next morning!

We must say they passed all " the tests" with flying colours, and were not obliged to help with the washing-up ! (the "Simpsons penalty" for failing the geography examination at the end of the stay!)

Thanks for your kind words.

Cheers.....Keith and all of us at "Simpsons"!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I have just returned from a 2 week vacation in Australia with Sydney as our location and Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel our base. Travelling with me was my partner and my 2 teenage daughters.

We stayed in the 2 'dormer' rooms on the top floor of this charming old-style house that nestles in leafy Challis Avenue amid the rather bland apartment blocks that surround it. Potts Point is a great location for exploring the city on foot and further afield by car (there is limited free parking on site). It is a 30 minute drive from the airport, but only a 25 minute walk from the downtown area, and 40 minutes will have you at the steps of the Sydney Opera House.

Potts Point has a good selection of restaurants, twee clothes and art shops and a supermarket. It is however neighbours with the Kings Cross district that is raucous, edgy and somewhat seedy, fine during the day, but can be a little intimidating at night.

Simpsons hotel is delightful. It reminded me of a Cotswold country house hotel. Decorated in a Victorian style, classical music playing discretely in the common rooms, eclectic art on the walls and book cases creaking with interesting reading. However under the skin, Simpsons is thoroughly modern, a discrete but efficient entry system ensures security while not impeding your comings and goings, the plumbing is super efficient, with no loss in pressure of hot water at busy times, large flat screen cable TV in the rooms and wireless broadband (ok, the wireless coverage is a little slow and spotty but if you want super fast, there are plenty of cafes with this, or maybe you should be staying in one the bland corporate hotels down town). Both our dormer rooms had comfortable beds and good quality linen and towels. Cleaning service was discrete and efficient.

One of the real high-spots for Simpsons is just how friendly all of the staff are. Keith (the owner) and Daniel who deals with the breakfast catering are both particularly helpful and interested in their guests. Within a day, they knew our names and greeted us warmly every morning. The staff are super-helpful with tourist suggestions too, especially useful when you have two easily bored teenagers in tow. The breakfast is superb, delicious and unhurried.

Staying for 2 weeks in a hotel, you can really get the sense of how well it works, how efficient and how genuine the people there are about their guests. Simpsons really ticks the boxes, this is a perfect base to come back to after a weary day being tourists.

This is not some budget B&B, there are plenty of these on offer in Sydney, but a proper quality boutique hotel experience, much more interesting than a 4-5 star chain hotel (which the price is comparable to) and I thoroughly recommend it.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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
What a thoroughly thoughtful Review. Thankyou for taking the trouble to go to such detail, and obviously very carefully considered.

We well remember this lovely couple, and their delightful teenage daughters. They were no trouble and considerate at all times. I had no idea that we were being observed so thoroughly, even analytically!.

It is true that two weeks in a small hotel would certainly show up any flaws or weaknesses, and I am thoroughly chuffed that we got such a good "report card". I wonder if the British "Hotel Inspector" would be so kind!

Sincere thanks for taking the time to give such a thorough, and factual Review. We very much appreciate it..

Cheers.....Keith and all of us at "Simpsons"!
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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 Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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