Simpsons Of Potts Point Hotel in Sydney

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Updated: June 23, 2021

• Location: 8 Challis Ave in Potts Point.
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• Hotel phone: +61 (0)2 8354 6000
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Review of Simpsons Of Potts Point Hotel in Sydney.

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Simpsons of Potts Point – Tranquil suburban feel, yet so close to vibrant areas.

Along a leafy side-street, this boutique hotel, originally built in 1892 but renovated extensively since, still exudes charm and history. All Deluxe Rooms are similar – lovingly furnished with tasteful colors, comfortable sofas, lovely bathrooms, and stylish lamps, prints, and curtains. The Superiors are larger while the attic-style Dormer Rooms are more compact and intimate. Adding to the overall ambiance is the Guest Lounge, packed with old-fashioned furniture, as well as a library, chessboard, fireplace, and decanters of (complimentary) port and sherry. A hearty breakfast is a surprising inclusion and served in the airy conservatory. Ideal for couples on an inner-city getaway, there are enough classy bistros nearby and plenty more places to eat, drink, and shop in neighboring Kings Cross. And nearby steps lead to the harbor, dominated by the renovated Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo, which is also lined with sophisticated eateries.

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Simpsons of Potts Point – The Location

  • Area: Challis Ave in Potts Point, just off Macleay Street, which links Potts Point with Kings Cross.
  • Address: 8 Challis Ave.
  • Nearest Transport: Bus – Macleay St opp McDonald St (200m).
  • Handy to: Finger Wharf, Royal Botanic Garden.

Simpsons of Potts Point – The Basics

  • Guests: Primarily a boutique hotel, catering mostly to couples.
  • Pets: Not allowed.
  • Views: Mostly of nearby buildings, although a couple of rooms face the main street, which is quiet.
  • Parking: Limited free parking available for guests on-site, but not guaranteed.
  • Nice Perks: Complimentary port and sherry in the Guest Lounge.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +61 (0)2 8354 6000
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  • Website:

Simpsons of Potts Point – Amenities

  • Pool, Spa, & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided at this old-fashioned boutique hotel.

Simpsons of Potts Point – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Lounge/Bar: Not expected or provided.
  • Breakfast: A full continental buffet breakfast is included.
  • Room Service: Not expected or provided.

Simpsons of Potts Point – Rooms

  • Room Types: Deluxe Queen Room • Superior King Room • Cloud Room • Dormer Room • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: By Australian law, smoking is forbidden within hotel buildings.
  • Best Room: The Cloud Room is the most spacious and beautifully decorated, and features a jacuzzi.

Simpsons of Potts Point – What’s Nearby?

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Local Transportation

  • Within a 10-minute walk of the train station at Kings Cross.

Simpsons of Potts Point – The Hotel

Hotel Simpsons of Potts Point is near Kings Cross

The hotel is in Potts Point, about 500m north of Kings Cross, which has many bars and clubs of dubious quality.

Simpsons Hotel is based in an 1892 property

The hotel doesn’t look that old from the outside, but was built in 1892.

Renovated terraced houses around Hotel Simpsons

The hotel is in the upmarket harbourside suburb of Potts Point, which is lined with marvellously renovated terraced houses.

Charming ambience of Hotel Simpsons

Even the staircases and corridors add to the overall ambience.

Charming Guest Lounge at Hotel Simpsons

The Guest Lounge contains a library, chess board, and decanters of port.

Elegant and inviting Guest Lounge at Simpsons Hotel

The Guest Lounge is so elegant and inviting.

Unique, colourful and stylish rooms

Each room is different and individually decorated with tasteful colors and stylish lamps.

Elegant furnishings and old world charm of rooms

With elegant lamps, prints, and curtains, the rooms ooze an old-world charm.

Charm and elegance of Deluxe Rooms

All Deluxe Rooms are lovingly decorated, easily maintaining the charm and elegance of the hotel.

Lovely Bathrooms at Simpsons Hotel

The bathroom is another lovely feature of each room.

Hotel Simpsons of Potts Point is near Woolloomooloo

From the western end of Challis Avenue (on which the hotel is located), steps lead to the array of cafés along Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo. A small park at the steps offers views of the city skyline.

Simpsons Hotel is close to the harbour

Potts Point is connected by ferry to the city center and other harborside suburbs. And the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge dominates the skyline on all ferry trips.

Cafes of Kings Cross near Potts Point

The hotel is just off Victoria Street, which connects the suburb of Potts Point with Kings Cross. These cafés are in a leafy section of the rather seedy area of Kings Cross about 500m south of the hotel.

Pleasant eateries in Kings Cross

Some parts of Kings Cross, particularly Victoria Street (which heads north into Potts Point), are pleasant.

Questionable reputation of Kings Cross

But Kings Cross does have a justifiable reputation as a fairly sleazy place, with massage parlors, strip joints, and adults-only shops.

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