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Bet's B&B Studio
Ranked #1 of 2 Annandale B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

This B&B was beautiful, spotless and very cosy. The kitchen is fully equipped, the bathroom had a washing machine and a dryer, I didn't think I would need it, but I was there for four days and thought why not go home with clean clothes. Bet and Keith are lovely. There is a stair case which is step, if you are elderly or frail perhaps don't stay here, but for all others it's great. I will stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Keith D, Owner at Bet's B&B Studio, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2014

Thanks for your review, Molly and Sal. I'm pleased that you, like many of our guests, made full use of our laundry facilities. After all, that's why they are there. There's nothing worse than heading home with a suitcase full of used clothes! We hope to see you again, next time you're in Sydney.

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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a wonderful weekend in this charming Sydney loft apartment. It is difficult to find anything to fault as you really want for nothing! Excellent location, within walking distance to local restaurants, cafes and bars and also the foreshore walk that you can follow virtually all the way to the Sydney fish markets. Friendly owners Bet and Keith are on hand to supply useful insider information on the local area past and present. Just so much more personable than a bland hotel room that you want to escape as soon as possible. Bet's B and B is a soulful retreat you can't wait to return to! Thanks so much for your hospitality!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Keith D, Owner at Bet's B&B Studio, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

We love the description 'groovy loft'. Thanks Claire and John for the very positive review. You didn't have to travel far to enjoy your two days away, and it's good to see that you enjoyed your stay and were able to discover a little bit more about Annandale, including that early morning foreshore run.

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Bets B&B is one of the best hidden secrets of the inner west. I stayed for two nights in June 2014, while working nearby in Ultimo. The studio is very large, and in a completely different building to the main house, so it is also very private. It has all you need - from a kitchen, with breakfast food provided, to a washer and dryer. Bet and Keith made sure I had all I needed for my stay, and were a great source of advice on the local area. Buses to the city and other locations are only a short walk away, as are many restaurants and other amenities. An excellent alternative to hotel accommodation, I've already booked my next stay.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Thank rock78
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Keith D, Owner at Bet's B&B Studio, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, Daniel. We get quite a few business people, like yourself, who prefer the quiet and personalised feel of our B&B to the standard fare of a city hotel. We're extra happy that you have already re-booked.

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

We wouldn't have wanted to stay anywhere else! This place is amazing!! The owners are so helpful but respect your space. You have your own front door which is lovely. A short bus ride to the city centre and a nice waterfront nearby to go jogging. We got a take away pizza from Crust in Annandale which was yum. Everything has been thought of down to the washing powder and rubber gloves! We felt so relaxed and at home, couldn't wait to go home each night after our days touring Sydney and chill in the bath robes provided in front of the TV.
Thank you Bet and Keith for putting so much thought and passion into this accommodation. We really appreciate having such a cool and sexy place to stay in Sydney. A wonderful six night adventure of our tour of east Coast Australia.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Keith D, Owner at Bet's B&B Studio, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2014

We really appreciate it when our guests provide such wonderful feedback. Thanks Mel and Nathan. After visiting NZ you chose to stay with us at the start of your lengthy tour of Australia's east coast. We're glad you did, and we're especially pleased we met your expectations. Maybe you will return one of these days. We hope so.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights and are keen to return - hosts were extremmly friendly and helpful but once the formalities are over, you have complete privacy including your own entrance. The area is leafy and residential but great coffee shops and restaurants within walking. The light rail took us everywhere but we did use the bus for a trip to Glebe and even Coogee. Sooo convenient. The extra touches in this B & b make it outstanding - classy and comfortable. Great to be in Sydney's inner west without being in Tourist Central. Quiet and relaxed. We loved it.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Keith D, Owner at Bet's B&B Studio, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2014

Thanks for the positive review, Maree and Richard. It's good to see that you enjoyed the cafes and restaurants of Annandale and, in particular, the convenience of the Lightrail. Yes, some of our guests take the 370 bus to Coogee Beach and we're pleased to see that you enjoyed your time there. We hope you will visit us again.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Bet’s B&B for 3 nights. We were influenced by the great reviews we had read and I have to say, they were all true. This is a very nice, cosy and exceptionally clean place for those who prefer their own space, privacy and flexibility. Infact, flexibility and warmth are the hallmarks of this B&B!

Annandale is a nice, quiet suburb on the west side of Sydney. A walk through the park and the sea front is always enjoyable as is the food from some of the local restaurants. Being on the west side makes access to the east part, Bondi beach etc. a little more circuitous than some people would like. However, it is more than made up by the bus and train connection to Central from where connecting to other parts of Sydney is easy. Also, it is near to Newtown and Glebe so very useful to explore the restaurants and the nightlife in that area.

Bet and Keith are one of the most gracious and caring hosts we have ever met. They are lovely and extremely helpful. From the time we arrived, we were in very good company. They give us all helpful tips and guidance on how to explore Sydney and make the best of it. The study table is full of guides, maps and other helpful brochures that Keith updates on a regular basis. However, once Keith and Bet give their own discourse, the ones on the table were mere supplements! We were lucky that we also got a guided tour of Annandale (depends on their own schedule, naturally) and the parks and of course, where to find food, provisions and also transport tickets.

The B&B itself is built as a loft with the bedroom and living area upstairs and the bathroom downstairs. This needs a little getting used to (somewhat steep). The place is spotlessly clean and very well maintained. The bed is good and the living area very comfortable. There are books to read and movies to enjoy, in case one has some free time in the evening. We liked the flexibility of being able to prepare our own breakfast at our own time and to our liking. There is also the added convenience that the loft is set apart from the main building (approach road at the back) so you can come and go as you please without disturbing the hosts. We found this to be very useful as we could set our own schedule, particularly at night.

Finally, I had inadvertently left my suit jacket and some other clothes back at the place. Bet & Keith took the trouble to not only ensure its safe keep but also coordinated with my business associate in Sydney to arrange for a pick-up of the articles so that they could be returned to me.
We strongly recommend this place and hope to be back again in the future.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Keith D, Owner at Bet's B&B Studio, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Thanks, Ashoke, for the great - and long - review. We're very pleased to read that you enjoyed yourself so much during your stay at Bet's. You're like many of our guests who appreciate the separate entrance and the prepare-your-own breakfast arrangement. It was no problem to return your jacket, although you could have used it as an excuse to return, you know. But, then again, you don't need an excuse, do you!

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

The attention to detail in the studio is simply terrific - as well as the hospitality shown by the owners. My wife and I were looking for somewhere just out of the city for our trip in January and Annandale turned out to be just right with frequent buses into the city. I would most definitely return and we recommended Bet's to family in Adelaide for when they next visit Sydney. The only thing that stopped me from giving an excellent rating is that the stairs are fairly steep and whilst they were no problem for us they might be a challenge for someone less mobile. Overall though a wonderful place

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Keith D, Owner at Bet's B&B Studio, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

It's great to hear that you have already recommended Bet's B&B to family members in Adelaide. Nothing beats first-hand recommendations! Thanks also for such a positive review, David and Nicola. We can't do much about those stairs though. That's how they made them more than 100 years ago. We hope to welcome you back sometime.

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Address: 176 Johnston Street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Annandale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Annandale
Price Range: $144 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bet's B&B Studio 4*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bet's B&B is a clean, spacious, fully self-contained studio in Annandale, just 3.5 km from Sydney's CBD. It's a large two-storey studio (54 square metres or 580 square feet). Guests have their own private entrance. All the facilities - the lounge and dining areas, writing desk, kitchenette, bathroom, toilet, washing machine and clothes dryer - are for your exclusive use. There is a Queen-size bed and free WiFi. Generous breakfast provisions are provided daily and guests estimate it saves them $30 per person, per day. Bet's B&B is the perfect base to explore Sydney. It's close to the city by public transport - bus and light rail - and just minutes from Annandale's shopping strip, including more than 20 cafés and restaurants and three supermarkets. On Annandale's foreshore are 17 hectares of parkland. It's a 20-minute bus ride to the city's main tourist attractions, including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and the light rail takes you to China Town, the Fish Market and Darling Harbour. ... more   less 
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