Travelling to Sydney for work or leisure? Tired of the chain hotels with nothing but 4 walls and a bed? Check out these unique guest houses in the downtown Sydney area for an alternative to the hi-rise cookie cutter hotel room. Feel at home on the road in these hidden gems. These delightful homes are situated in prime locations for walking to the cafes, art galleries, pubs, restaurants, and fashion boutiques. Enjoy your stay in a home away from home.
Tara Guest House
The Tara Guest House is a wonderful getaway within the city limits that captures the essence one feels when visiting Soho, NY. A delightful alternative for the creative soul with beautiful grounds, unique works of art, marble counter tops, and peaceful gardens. This little gem attracts all kinds of travellers, business people, academics, writers, actors, and artists. There are four rooms available ranging from $185-$215 per night and they are all quite spacious with the smallest being 25m2. Daily breakfast is included in the rates with fresh baked bread from around the corner, organic farm fresh eggs, and local produce. Tara is a few minutes walk from the Enmore Theater and public transport is only 150 meters away.
Sydney Harbour Bed & Breakfast
Are you into history? How about a Heritage listed bed & breakfast located in Australia’s birthplace The Rocks? The Sydney Harbour Bed & Breakfast is a short walk to the Opera House, Sydney Harbour, and the botanical gardens you will find yourself in the heart of Sydney and all it’s glory. All the rooms in this gorgeous mansion have queen beds and hand crafted furnishings. There are nine suites available to choose from with varying amenities, such as balconies overlooking the opera house, kitchenettes, TV’s, or sitting rooms. Suites range in price starting at $175 per night and go up to $255 per night. Do you believe in ghosts? For those that are not afraid learning about the ghosts that haunt the Rocks is a must do activity. Book your Ghost Tour online.
Brickfield Hill Bed & Breakfast
Right next to the city center you will find a quaint historic village called Surry Hill. Many restaurants, cafes, and bars are a short walk from Brickfield Hill Bed & Breakfast. Take a stroll passed historic buildings to the Opera House, a bit farther down the road enjoy Sydney Harbour on laze around on the beach after your walk. Brickfield Hill gets its name from being in the vicinity of Surry Hills where bricks were made for building up NSW in the 1800s. There are four rooms available on the 3rd and 4th floors of the house with breathtaking views of the city’s skyline. Furnished in classic Victorian style it’s like taking a step back in time. Room prices range from $105-$165 per night and breakfast is an additional option for $20 each day.
A charming boutique hotel with stained glass windows, gated courtyard and outdoor bistro dining in the garden in close proximity to all of Sydney’s historic sites. The Charrington Hotel is a superb alternative for our guests that want something more than a hotel room. Only 400 meters from the business district this house is adjacent to Chatswood High School’s 30 hectares of Tree filled grounds and is perfect for watching a variety of tropical birds. Nightly rates are only $124-$159, for stays longer than 7 days contact Charrington directly for discounts.
Four lovely guest houses with great locations and reasonable prices all in the downtown Sydney area. When a hotel room is just not enough these guesthouses will make you feel right at home.