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Balmain Wharf Apartments

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Only steps away from Balmain East ferry wharf (see note about renovation below), our boutique property has 4 apartments, each with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. Our unique setting on the tip of a peninsula, is only 1km from the Sydney Harbour Bridge with easy public transport access for visiting friends and family or a corporate stay. Restored in 2011, Balmain Wharf Apartments is a historic sandstone building built with sandstone quarried from across the harbour. It served as a pub under the name of The Shipwrights' Inn since the 1840's for the shipyards that populated the foreshore until the Harbour Bridge was completed in 1932. While historic on the outside, all apartments are individually furnished with modern conveniences, quality fittings, luxury linens, and everything you need to stay in. Managed by famed resort, Bannisters, Mollymook. We are suitable for a long stay and generally require a 7 night minimum. Parklands on either side of the building are ideal for morning walks and picnics under old gum trees. This property has two floors and a secure entrance - all entrances have stairs and Darling Street is a hilly street. Darling Street's main centre, Balmain Village is 700m away, a convenient 5 minute bus ride. The shopfronts are rich in history and famous for macarons, weekend markets, boutiques, and heritage pubs. With a large supermarket and a full variety of shops, Balmain Village has a motto: "you'll never have to leave the peninsula". However, there is plenty to see and do in the CBD and the areas along the harbour, all within a short and scenic ferry ride away, direct from the ferry wharf at the doorstep (see note below about renovation). The ferry terminal at Circular Quay also connects to the airport train line (allow 1 hour travel from airport to the apartments). Two reqular bus routes travel to the Inner West or an easy 20 minutes to the Queen Victoria Building near Pitt St Mall, the central shopping district of Sydney and also Town Hall train station where you can take a train to the Blue Mountains. NOTE: Balmain East ferry wharf is currently closed for renovation until June 2015. The alternative wharf is about 20 minutes walking distance from the apartments.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Had to laugh at the prices they want for a waterview as the reports show it's not worth your money even though high British occupancy in the suburb but so is manly so try any accommodation there or even in a pub is better and cheaper .Highly recommended you stay elsewhere
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Friendly dreaming charming little place very different style doesn't clash excellent location perfect view of the water national village soda and said sorry still away their markets are using and quaint
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We stayed here in August to celebrate my mums birthday and we are so glad we decided to stay here. The location is fabulous. The Balmain Wharf is across the road and the buses stop right outside the front door. Getting into the city was a breeze and we enjoyed the ease the
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Response from BannistersPointLodge, Director of Sales at Balmain Wharf Apartments
Responded Jan 18, 2016
Thanks so much for your lovely comments and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Apologies for the delay in responding - holidays and the busy Christmas period. Do hope to see you back with us again.
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Balmain Wharf Apartments are in a wondrous position facing Sydney Harbour. It’s a great spot for a vacation or for a base for a work trip. This is a beautifully-restored former waterside pub, converted into holiday apartments. We (my wife and my humble self) stayed in
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We stayed for two nights this past week and were blessed with great weather making it easy to get out and explore. The building is lovely and has been carefully renovated while keeping its original features such as the thick sandstone walls. Our apartment had gorgeous views, and
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Views of Sydney Harbour Bridge from inside the Shipwright Suite
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The Shipwright Suite's bedroom
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The Bastion: Luxury two bedroom apartment
Room with a view.
View from patio door
"Loved the Shipwright Suite 1 for its panoramic views and romantic little balcony"
"While all suites have views, 1 and 3 seemed to have the most full on views out towards the Bridge."
"As there are only 4 rooms all over looking the harbour you are ok with any I'm guessing."
"All rooms are good :)"
"Our room was the smallest, but more than adequate with a view of the harbor. Very nice."
$197 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaNew South WalesSydneyBalmain
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