to stay in Sydney?
Accommodation - Where are the best places to stay in Sydney?
offers a full range of accommodation from budget hostels and discount
hotels to 5 star luxury with no expense spared. The
Top 100 Things To Do gives you the best places to stay and the
best accommodation, for all budgets.
in the City
you don't have much time then the city is the best place to stay
in Sydney as it is the easiest to get to and from. If you stay in
accommodation in the City you will be close to all the wonderful
things there are to see and do.
Views and City Attractions
the best accommodation means a central location, offering access
to the harbour views and city attractions, then there are a number
of options you should consider.
Nicest places to stay
of the hotels near Circular Quay offer top-notch service for someone
who really appreciates quality. There are many rooms that provide
a simultaneous view of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
that offers great Value
of the best places to stay are slightly further away from the Harbour,
such as the Menzies,
you can expect less pain to your credit or charge card. Either way,
anywhere vaguely close to Circular Quay would serve as an ideal
base for a visit to the city, with excellent amenities and easy
access to public transport and taxis.
things to do in the City.
would be my personal choice of where to stay in Sydney as it gives
you the perfect excuse to spend lots of time on the Manly Ferry.
I've been on the ferry countless times and have yet to get bored
with the views. The Manly Ferry is listed as the top
thing to do in Sydney.
of the best hotels in Manly are within walking distance of the beaches,
and the area is teeming with guesthouses, backpacking hostels and
many other types of accommodation.
a similar fashion to Manly, look for accommodation by the harbour
with a ferry wharf nearby. Examples such as Potts Point, Balmain,
Mosman and Rose Bay are all good places to be based. Just make sure
you memorise your ferry timetable or have a copy with you.
Point is a
modern four star hotel with harbour views. The
only problem is if you choose a room with a harbour view you may
end up spending too much enjoying the view instead of being part
of it. The Mercure Potts Point is close to
everything but far enough from the city to ensure a relax holiday
located in the fringe of town is often a good way to save a few
dollars, just remember to factor in the additional cost of transport,
particularly if it's likely to be taxis.
Hills, Woolloomooloo, Darlinghurst, Pyrmont, Ultimo, Broadway, and
City Fringe includes areas like Surry Hills, Woolloomooloo, Darlinghurst,
Pyrmont, Ultimo, Broadway, and Redfern. Lots of student shares and
low cost options are available in these districts, though traditional
hotels appear too. A walk into the city could take you anything
from 25 to 45 minutes.
Beach is there to be seen but traffic in and out from the beach
front can be a nightmare. Bondi Junction is a better option and
it has a train link. It is the gateway to the eastern suburbs. Shopping
and dining are major activities throughout the area and affordable
accommodation is abundant.
Airport - Kingsford Smith
in southern half of Sydney near Botany Bay, Sydney Airport is not
the most convenient of locations, but it does have abundant transportation
links. If you have a late or early flight, a hotel located near
the airport can still be a viable option. Just check with the hotel's
staff on your travel options into the city.
Northern Beaches are referred to as God's Country by the locals.
Distance from the city might be an issue with if you choose to base
your stay in Sydney in this particular slice of paradise. No trains
could be another. The Northern Beaches is perhaps a second trip
location. This area is, however, a great choice for a day trip or
weekend with quite a few bed and breakfasts, hostels, guest houses
and serviced apartments available throughout the region.
getting to Pittwater Youth Hostel is fun. Although if you have a
heavy backpack less so. Travel up to Church Point in the Northern
Beaches on the banks of 'Pittwater'. Get the ferry across the water.
Then it's a 15 minute hike up a hill through Ku-ring-gai Chase National
hostel in an idyllic location, very friendly and helpful hosts"
yha.com.au for more details or phone (02) 9999 5748
Western Suburbs offer budget accommodation options but you are more
likely to need a car. You will
miss out a little bit on the Harbour but you can catch a ferry from
Lower North Shore (North Sydney to Mosman) is a great location but
expect more commuting. The Upper North Shore is very pleasant, green
and leafy but is some distance for the main attractions in the centre
of town. The North Shore train line can be problematic and the Pacific
Highway, which takes you into the city, is colourful in a red, amber
and green kind of a way.
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