A stay at Admiral Collingwood Lodge starts at Circular Quay. With the right amount of romance you get yourself a spot on the Titanic-bit of the ferry (the “I’m the king of the World”-end, not the suicide one). After passing underneath Harbour Bridge and past islands your host can (and will) tell you about later on, you’ll be welcomed at the lodge by a most adorable couple of hosts and their friendly staff, and – not to forget – a stone dog. There’s Rob, who without knowing has a PhD in Douglass Family History (minored in Governor Macquarie anecdotes), and Jennifer, who warns you about all this.
The Lodge is spotlessly clean. I was there in times of full occupation and never had to wait at the bathrooms for a wash or a wee. I was enormously glad I could take a shower and get the 24 hours of British Airways off me, at my arrival at 9 am! Rob & Jennifer give you all the advice you need, and all is there for a great breakfast to start the day, including vegemite (smells like a bar, tastes like an armpit, but is aussie so smile).
The location is convenient, with bus & ferry transport links and a lot of food stores in the neighbourhood, and a little bit more local than the central B&B’s & hotels. Luggage could be left there for pick up on the last day, and I left with the best of memories.
Rob, Jennifer, Stuart, Marina, all the best & kind regards from Bruges!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Admiral Collingwood is an old country-style Heritage-Listed 1888 millionaire’s mansion. It is run as a family-style hotel. We are most highly rated for comfort, cleanliness and location, by all the major web-sites reviewing hotels and lodges in Sydney. ... more less
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