My wife and I will be visiting Oz for the first time next October. We will start by staying with Family in Perth before flying to Sydney on Virgin Blue on a Wednesday. The workaholic branch of the family that live in Mosman will not be able to play host till the weekend so my plan is to do the Blue Mountain and Hunter Valley tours on the Thursday and Friday. By returning late to town we can go straight to our Mosman address. When one knows nothing about Sydney's layout, choosing hotels etc becomes a guessing game. You think you find just the right place then you read the place is a pit. So someone please advise of a hotel where we can be picked up from by the tour groups and not too far from Mosman. Being it will be October and our limited time we will be more interested in comfort than beaches. Also our Mosman niece will want to show us all the Sydney sights over the weekend. I am looking for value for money rather than 5 star accommodation plus being somewhere interesting in the evening.