B&Bs can please us in a hundred different ways, but invariably, standing on a porch awaiting the doorbell's answer, we find ourselves hoping for the big winner -- a gracious greeting, knowledgeable host -- perhaps even a measure of concern over our arduous travels and upcoming plans -- and a knock-out decor with dazzling common spaces and a luxurious bedroom suite (preferably featuring the "bathroom of death").
Gary and Julie provide all this as well as the oft-noted killer breakfasts in a space ideally situated for exploring greater Sydney. They'll have you on the local buses and off to the Opera House or ferrying out to Manley just like the natives. And Glebe Point -- their small corner of the metropolis -- is trendy / inviting while still more residential than commercial. A dozen local eateries will appeal to any taste (and the Glebe Point Diner will shine in your memory unless you simply have no buttons to push).
After a three-day stay end of January 2014, we'd never think of staying anywhere else on a future visit to Sydney.
- 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