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Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel
Ranked #21 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
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Valley du Loir
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“Nice, average hotel”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

A nice hotel, our room was slightly tired looking and we only had a view of the sky but the communal areas were attractively decorated. The hotel is a bit out of the way although it was a nice walk through the botanic gardens into the city. Unfortunately it rained the whole time were were there so it was a long, wet walk but there were large umbrellas available. The breakfast was average - cereal, toast, crumpets, fruit basket and tinned fruit and the service was ok.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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simpsonshotel, Owner at Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel, responded to this review, 9 March 2012
I remember this pleasant English couple who now live in France.

Potts Point is the closest suburb to the City, being only 10-15 minutes stroll to Macquarie Street and all the museums. As "Conde Nast" said many years ago, Potts Point is the place to stay when you want to be in the City but don't want to stay in the City !

These guests wanted to visit the various suburban markets, so wherever one stayed it is not posssible to be close to all of them !

Unfortunately Sydney has had a very wet period, which does make it uncomfortable for tourists. As they say, we do usually supply umbrellas in every room, unless they have gone "walkabout"!

I think their judgement on our breakfast, which is complimentary, was a little harsh, as most guests seem to enjoy its healthy content. We do try to vary, and amplify it, but for those who need a cooked breakfast, there are a large number of cafes and restaurants within a couple of minutes walk, which are always fun for "people watching" anyway!
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

Beautifully maintained building with spacious, clean and comfortable rooms. Welcoming staff that went above & beyond to make our stay enjoyable - particularly Keith! Nearby to lots of eating options, lovely scenic stroll to the CBD. It was a great hotel for our group stay, we could gather in the large sitting room to plan our day or enjoy a pre-dinner tipple. Breakfasts were delicious. This hotel was perfect for our sight-seeing stay in Sydney.

Room Tip: The hotel is in a quieter street and even the standard rooms are spacious with sitting space.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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simpsonshotel, Owner at Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel, responded to this review, 15 September 2013
Thankyou for that positive Review.

I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and thankyou for your kind words about me! It makes me blush!

We do hope to see you on another occasion!

Cheers....Keith
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

Staying at The Simpson was like a home away from home! The house its self is just beautiful and the rooms clean and comfortable with everything you need! The staff go over and above to help you and make you feel very welcomed. Breakfast in the morning in the conservatory is a real treat. My stay here was very enjoybale and i'd choose to stay here again! :)

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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simpsonshotel, Owner at Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2013
Thankyou, "Jess from Canberra"

We appreciate your kind comments, and for taking the time to review us.

Especially glad that you enjoyed our complimentary, healthy little breakfast buffet.

Marie's home-made rhubarb compote is very popular, and is especially tasty with a little muesli and our delicious Greek-style yoghurt!

Hope to see you again!

Cheers....keith
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

We had a wonderful stay of four nights at Simpsons. The house has been beautifully restored and our room was very spacious with a balcony where we could sit and relax whilst watching the cockatoos and parrots. The continental style breakfasts were served in the conservatory and everything was delicious.
Ree our hostess was marvellous in helping us to plan our time in Sydney by providing maps and information to ensure that we got the most out of our short stay. We are sure that without Ree's imput we would have missed many of the delights we enjoyed as they were from her local knowledge and not the guide books. This information was all given with enthusiasm and a smile.
We would definitely recommend Simpsons of Potts Point and should we return to Sydney it is definitely the place we would choose to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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simpsonshotel, Owner at Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel, responded to this review, 15 September 2013
Thankyou for that pleasant Review.

Ree is also pleased that her travel advice was helpful to you.

We do enjoy giving our guests a few suggestions on things to do in Sydney that may not be in the standard guidebooks.

It is a beautiful city, blessed by the Harbour, and we are also fortunate in being situated in a very interesting and convenient neighbourhood, just sufficiently away from the hustle and bustle of the C.B.D., but close enough to conveniently stroll into town.
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London
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We had a wonderful stay here for a week in February 2012. It's a beautifully restored Victorian with exquisite architectural detailing. Our room (#5) was spacious, clean and comfortable. There was a large sitting room for afternoon drinks or just relaxing. Breakfast was served in the conservatory which was bright and sunny. Breakfasts were very good (for continental style) - fruits, toast, cereals, eggs, sliced meats & cheeses, fresh juices, and great coffee (we're picky when it comes to coffee and it was very good!).
Perhaps the best part of our stay was the hospitality from our hosts. They asked each morning, "So, what are you doing today" and then helped us figure out how to get there, the best time to go, good sights to visit along the way, etc. If we didn't know what to do that day, they had plenty of suggestions, too.
Potts Point is a lovely and vibrant area - great restaurants, cafes, delis, as well as shopping and some convenient gyms.
Approximately 10 minutes walk to the subway station. It's a little too far if you have luggage (anything more than a backpack) but it's worth taking a shuttle or taxi here from the airport which you can do for about $40-$45 (per couple).
I'd highly recommend it!

Room Tip: Room #5 was beautiful and has a small balcony and sitting area. It is right next to the breakfast r...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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simpsonshotel, Owner at Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Thankyou for that cheerful and informative review.

Ree and I are glad that you found our information helpful, as we do both enjoy assisting our guests to see the best parts of our beautiful city and its harbour.

We are also pleased that you enjoyed our healthy, complimentary, continental breakfast buffet. Marie's home-made rhubarb compote is especially popular, and is particualrly tasty with our Greek-style yoghurt and Swiss-blend muesli ! Yummy ! (even I sneak some when the guests aren't looking!)

Thanks again for your positive Review!

Keith and the rest of the "Simpsons" team!
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Property: Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel
Address: 8 Challis Ave | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#5 Business Hotel in Sydney
#8 Family Hotel in Sydney
#21 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — Simpsons of Potts Point Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Simpsons" is an intimate 12 - room B&B boutique hotel, situated within a restored 1892 Victorian mansion, and is very centrally located in leafy tree-lined Potts Point, a vibrant and cosmopolitan area, being the closest suburb east of the City, with many interesting restaurants, bars, galleries and cafes nearby, yet only a 20 minute walk to the beauty of Sydney Harbour and Opera House. ... more   less 
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