Hotel 59 Sydney - intimacy at an affordable rate
Just nine color coordinated rooms offering a European style boutique atmosphere at very affordable rates in a family-operated small business, the Hotel 59 Sydney might be the best deal in the downtown of a world class city. The unique combination of an intimate bed and breakfast experience of convenience, personal care and attention with location creates a home away from home for the regular romantic tryst or the world traveler discovering Sydney for the first and only time. On a delightfully tree-lined and bustling boulevard in the King's Cross section, centrally located to everything by nearby links with public transportation, bus and trains, a short stroll along Baywaters Road delivers guests to the harbour, park and yachts of Rushcutters Way with numerous shops and restaurants to explore along the route, exhibiting cuisines beyond Australian as varied as Thai, Moroccan and Italian, to name a few.
With prices from $88 per person per night for a two night minimum stay, at the Hotel 59 Sydney, no two rooms are alike, some spacious family sized and others cozy singles, but all of them featuring air conditioning, and private baths, refrigerators, televisions and international phones. The Cafe 59, spilling onto the popular footpath, serves a complimentary fully cooked gourmet breakfast to guests' order so inviting at the street side cafe, people from other hotels stop by to enjoy the quintessential Sidney ambiance and read the daily newspapers provided.
The Hotel 59 Sydney is within easy access by foot or train to most of Sydney's tourist icons including the world famous Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Elizabeth Bay and Rushcutters Bay with the Australian yacth club and sailing. The Darlinghurst district for great inexpensive restaurants and Paddington Market for great fashion bargains invite exploration. A trip back in time can be found in the historic Rocks Point District, the site of the original settlers of Sydney, an area of cobbled streets and narrow alleyways with a story around every corner, featuring the interactive Discovery Museum for children and adults alike and the open air market on the weekends full of arts and crafts, live music and a magical atmosphere reminiscent of the centuries of its history. 250 meters overhead, the Skywalk atop the Sydney Tower offers breath-taking vistas between feet firmly planted on a glass floor, looking down at the shopping centre far below, a dizzying complex of stores and restaurants, cinemas, laser and bowling amusements, the Hotel 59 Sydney is easily found from such a height.
The original point of landing for Australia's first settlers, short ferry rides from the Circular Quay transports guests to many of Sydney's best sites beyond walking reach. The Taronga Zoo was first opened in 1816 on what was known as Billy Goat Swamp. Farther out lie the popular beaches of Manley and Bondi where crystal waters mix with white sand. A spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour landmarks can be had from the decks of a glass-bottomed boat leaving the Quay from the Sydney Aquarium.
Personal and intimate, staff and guests of the Hotel 59 Sydney become friendly over the space of a visit, sharing an excitement for the entire city spread out before them.