This is a great place to stay.
Much better than most hotels, unless you want to pay $500 a night. Here, for a very reasonable price, you get a beautiful room with fridge and sink (I was in the double room). And you are treated like a person, not a number. The hosts are extremely friendly and pleasant. This is a home that you are welcomed into, not a lifeless high rise.
I found the room clean and well maintained - and the same for the bathrooms. This place makes it all easy. You don't have to pay for wifi as an 'extra' - it is free. Fruit and toast for breakfast - and eat it out in the peaceful garden area. Great kitchen if you want to cook something. Shared bathrooms but they are beautiful, very clean, and there was always one free.
There is also free parking, a very regular bus service to the city and major interchanges - but the best of all transports is walking down the hill (5-10 mins) to the ferry.
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Mark B's assessment of the "Admiral Collingwood" is most comprehensive and precise, as one would expect from a Harvard-trained Law Professor and very generous. Thank you. The funny thing about this was I wrongly thought this review of our Sydney hotel was written by another Mark B from NZ, whom I thanked profusely to his considerable bemusement. Now waiting to hear from you Mark B 2 !
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