After staying for a night at a friend’s house in Toukley and touring Port Stephens and Hunter Valley, we were dropped off by friends Rain and Jonathan at The Bayswater Sydney, where we were to spend the rest of our nights before heading back to Manila.
The Bayswater Sydney is located on Kings Cross area, supposedly a place for gimmicks and parties in Sydney. True enough, even though we arrived at night, the area was so full of life – with many eateries, bars, restaurants, and cafes open and only a few feet away from our hotel.
We absolutely loved our stay here. The location is awesome – it’s about a minute away from Kings Cross Station, and, since this place is a “party” area, restaurants, cafes, and food stalls are open until late at night, some for as late as 04:00 AM, and some running for 24 hours. The variety of food is great here, too. A few minutes walk and you’re already in Potts Point, which is full of restaurants and bars as well. Every Saturday, you can also walk to Potts Point for their morning organic food market.
At first, we were worried the noise might be heard in our room since we were facing the street, but unfortunately, our nights proved to be quiet and calm.
Anyway, here are photos of our room (Executive King Suite):
Our bathroom was very modern, which I liked. Spacious enough, and very neat. Do bring a toothbrush though, because they do not provide that.
I loved how spacious our room was, although even without the living area, the space was still okay. Just like our first hotel, the bed was heavenly!
Aside from the room, I really loved the hotel’s small but very chic and useful lobby. It comes with a mini-kitchen where you can re-heat your meals, toast bread, have coffee or tea. There’s also a computer you can use should you need the internet. The room comes with free Wi-Fi, too. Do ask about their limit for the number of gadgets to make sure you prioritize your most important ones.
Another thing we loved about this hotel was its generous supply of brochures! It’s perfect if you need city maps, tours, guide for the latest events in town, discount coupons, and even activities and places to see for travelers who come unprepared. I really love hotels that offer a generous supply of these free brochures because they really help a lot. Yes, I am a brochure hoarder. 😛
There’s nothing we did not like here. We had a pleasant stay at this place, though I have to warn you – their elevator is quite small and slow, so don’t panic if you feel like it’s not moving – it will get you to your floor. 😛
From here, we went straight to the airport via the airport transfer (van) which they offer at the lobby for AUD14 per person. Having gone from the airport to our first hotel via Airport Link (train), and then using this option on our way back, we honestly prefer the airport link because it’s faster and there’s more space. However, this means walking/ taking a cab to the nearest train station and bringing all your luggage with you. So if you’re having a hard time walking or you’re with children or older people, then the van may be a better option. It’s cheaper by a few dollars than the airport link, too.
If you’d like to book a room here, you can get book for less than PHP 7,000 per night via Agoda (of course prices can change depending on the room, season, time of booking, and promos).
Thank you The Bayswater Sydney and Agoda for our wonderful stay! If you wish to see what we did in Australia, go to Instagram and type the hashtag #cpfaustralia2015 🙂
THE BAYSWATER SYDNEY
17 Bayswater Road
Kings Cross NSW 2011
02 – 8070 – 0100