I had two brief (two-night) stays at the Tara 'bookending' a working trip further up the coast. These were the perfect start and end to my first visit to Australia and gave to the whole experience something special.
As a 'B&B' it is much more than these two letters imply. My room was one of the best decorated and most comfortable in which I have ever stayed. The bed was without doubt the softest and the sheets the finest I have slept in. The breakfasts were exceptional. This is not only for the quality and range of food available but for the whole atmosphere. Breakfast is shared on a communal table next to the kitchen. One quickly gets to know all the other guests, where they are from, where they are going and what they are doing in Sydney. One soon gets to hear things about Sydney that the guide books omit.
Julian and Brom rise very early and put in more effort for their guests than perhaps meets the eye. They could very easily cut corners and provide their guests with a very nice experience and still get excellent reviews. Instead, they go the extra mile and should be lauded for this.
The Tara is an ideal place for those who like meeting people and making friends. When I say that I arrived a stranger and left a friend, that is no exaggeration. Indeed, while I was there, I felt very much a member of a family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tara Guest House is located in Sydney’s cosmopolitan Newtown/Enmore area with a reputation for being the chicest bohemian outpost in the city's inner suburbs, while maintaining a great sense of friendly local community and only 15 minutes from the CBD. Built around 1880 on large grounds, this recently renovated Victorian house has a mix of classic mid 20th century and antique furniture and improvements are ongoing. We are close to UTS and Sydney University, more than 400 restaurants, cafes, bars and theatres. Interiors have been thoughtfully styled to take advantage of the seriously spacious rooms and to ensure indulgent comfort for our guests. Good tucker always guaranteed! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tara Guest House Hotel Sydney