Tricketts is a great place. It is also an excellent introduction to Sydney, and I would highly recommend it for first time visitors, for not only its location but its great eclectic sense of Australian style.
Liz (who runs it with son Bruce) has restored old houses in Glebe for years, and has created something special here. If architecture is an interest you will love the old building with its old ballroom (now filled with comfy couches, piles of magazines and tourist info, snoozing elegant cats and a baby grand piano), lovely stained glass, unexpected verandas, and 19th tiles in the hall. If you like beautiful things you will also enjoy the Persian rugs, the Tibetan chests, the marvellous framed old maps and the Aboriginal art.
At least one or two interesting antiques (well, more likely a dozen) will catch your eye in your room, apart from the extremely good beds (with lovely linen), piles of books, a choice of robes (cotton and terry towelling) and pristine bathrooms. There are eight rooms, all different, all worth a stay. Try the upstairs room popular with honeymooners with its Indian four poster bed and its view out over the (usually very quiet) street and Trickett's scented garden. Or the smaller room downstairs with its stunning oil painting of Nijinsky dancing Petrouska, and its doors leading out to the shaded front veranda.
Continental breakfast (included in the rate) is taken either inside or outside on the wooden deck, and consists of locally and freshly made breads and pastries, fresh juice, coffee / tea and jams by the best jam maker in Australia. Try not to steal the jam jar from the kitchen when you leave.
Location is inner city and excellent - there is parking available in the various side streets around Tricketts, plus a bus that takes you to The Rocks, Circular Quay, George St shops, as well as Central Station (where both trains and buses arrive, as well as the train from the airport) literally pulls up at the door, taxis fly by all the time, and the light rail system will take you to all the tourist places (incl: Darling Harbour, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Fish Market). Of course you may not get that far, as there is plenty to do nearby. Glebe Point Road, where Tricketts is located, is a mecca for excellent restaurants, first class bookshops, alternative cinema and interesting shops. Check out Glebe Books. And Kashgar for magical Central Asian items. Did I mention food? The Boatshed restaurant is a short walk away, and is one of Sydney's best restaurants, and a world class place for oysters.
I've stayed five or six times now, usually only overnight for work, or for a brief weekend away, and always wished I had a chance to stay longer. Its very private, but on the other hand Liz or Bruce is always on hand if you need anything. Its not a five star hotel (no phones in the rooms, showers only in the bathrooms, no tea / coffee making facilities in the room - but the kitchen where you can make up what you'd like yourself at no extra cost, is close by) but these things don't detract from making a stay at Tricketts a truly memorable bed and breakfast experience.
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