My boyfriend and I stayed here in Feb 2013, and it was absolutely perfect. We spent the first night in the Blackwattle room, which we thought was great, but we moved to the Rozelle room for our next 3 nights (it was not available for our first night) and it was ABSOLUTELY spectacular. If you are staying here and have your choice of rooms, it is definitely worthwhile to splurge for the Rozelle room. We enjoyed the balcony and master bath with tub and shower for 2 very much! The rooms were both immaculately clean, and very modern and comfortable.
Gary and Julie were the perfect hosts, letting us into our room early, and making us fantasic coffee anytime we wanted. They also gave us lots of helpful advice about Sydney transportation, sites, walks, and restaurants (including a free map, which we used everyday).
The location is nice and neighborhood-y. It is an easy bus ride to the CBD, but we opted to walk our first day, and we really enjoyed the walk. We were so happy to stay somewhere that felt "local" and personal, rather than the touristy monotony of a high -rise hotel downtown.
The best part about the Forsyth is definitely the breakfast!!! Gary gets an amazing selection of fresh fruits and juices. The homemade muesli, muffins, blueberry pancakes, and locally cultured yogurt were so delicious. There is so much food, we were filled up for a good part of the day. Plus, you can set the time you'd like to have breakfast with Gary the night before, and he will accomodate whatever your schedule demands. I wish Gary could cook me breakfast every morning.
Overall, I can't imagine a more positive experience at a B&B. Gary and Julie have set the bar very high, and I would highly recommend staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BOOKINGS ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECTLY WITH FORSYTH BNB. Forsyth is a delightful boutique bed and breakfast, a "piece of inner-city serenity", nestled between Glebe Point Road and Blackwattle Bay on Sydney Harbour, located 3 kms from the city and 20 minutes drive from the airport. Forsyth offers two spacious quiet guest rooms, both located upstairs, with no common walls. Each has a queen size bed, its own bathroom, reverse cycle air-conditioning, cable television, and free wi-fi. The Blackwattle Room has a separate television/ reading space and en-suite shower room, and "a circular porthole offsets the angular ceiling and gives a bird's eye view of the street". The Rozelle Room offers a full size bathroom (with double shower, bath and bidet) and a private balcony with views out towards Anzac Bridge and the city. Glebe Village has numerous restaurants which cater for every taste. Blackwattle Park with its beautiful foreshore promenade along Sydney Harbour is located a minute's walk from Forsyth, and Sydney Fish Market, a working fishing port, is close by. Forsyth is well serviced by public transport, and close to many local attractions including Chinatown, Star Casino, Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Powerhouse Museum. The Rocks and the Opera House are a short bus ride away or a walk for the hearty. In good weather, breakfast is served outside in the Japanese courtyard garden, alternatively in the dining room with its cathedral ceiling. Pick-up/drop-off at Sydney airport or cruise terminals is available on request. In order to avoid disappointment, please book early. We hope you enjoy your stay at Forsyth BnB. ... more less