Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Review – Family-Friendly Accomodation in Sydney

Watsons Bay family accommodation

Oh, how good is a room with a view?

And it must be said that Sydney Harbour was looking particularly gorgeous in the view from the lovely suite I stayed in recently at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.

What a view to wake up to, gorgeous to go to bed too as well.

 

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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel family accommodation

Not bad views in the middle of the day either.

Now then, I must get a grip and wrench my eyes away from the vistas.

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Ok then, just one more… this was the view from the window of my room, looking south -west towards North Head. Sigh….

This 32-room hotel on the harbourside at beautiful Watsons Bay is certainly a place I’d recommend for families visiting Sydney (or even for Sydneysiders in search of a gorgeous staycation.)

Here’s why… the family loft rooms are really good. They are well set up with a king bed downstairs and twins singles up on a mezzanine level. So long as your children are old enough to be safe around mezzanines, these rooms are terrific.

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I especially loved the windows in the bathroom!

The second major reason why this hotel works well for families is simply location, location, location.

Watsons Bay has lots of cool kid-friendly things to do itself: Watson’s Bay Tea Gardens, the lovely beach, Robertson Park with its fenced playground, Doyles Fish Cafe, walks along the cliff tops, Watsons Bay Baths and more.

Check out our post on a walk from Watsons Bay: South Head Heritage Trail and Camp Cove Excursion.

Then too, Watsons Bay is close to Bondi and the other Eastern Suburbs beaches. The bustling busy city centre of Sydney with its musems and art galleries and more is easily accessible by ferry, and the journey is most beautiful.

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Back to the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. In summer time the hotel is all about sitting outside enjoying the views in the Beach Club – this used to be known as the beer garden when I used to come and enjoy beer, views and sunshine here in my 20s. Ah, happy memories…

Anyway, the interior dining room is the Sunset Room and it’s where I ate dinner and breakfast.

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It’s has the most lovely decor. Weddings and other functions are held here. How divine.

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There are actually several different types of accommodation. I was hosted in a Harbour View Deluxe King Suite, which I can highly recommend if you’re a mum in need of escape from family life.  I was and it did the trick nicely.

This room was just gorgeous, with a huge, elegant bathroom, comfy bed, heaps of space and the most gorgeous sliding shutters.

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Sun streaming through shutters when I first woke up.

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I slid back the shutters to reveal this view – glorious! (I set my camera to expose for the outside, so the room looks dark, but of course at the time, the room was light-filled and the outside looked really bright.)

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Very calm colours comfy chairs, all very calming.

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Our bathrooms at home look NOTHING like this.

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One mum and her pyjamas and a king bed = great night’s sleep.

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A buffet breakfast is included in the room cost.

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Or you can pay a wee bit extra for a cooked breakfast. Yum.

What an epic post!

I’ll end up with a photo of my very favourite spot in Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, the comfy chair by the log fire. A winter wonder for chilly Sydneysiders.

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel fireplaceCome summer, I’ll be outside in the Beach Club, but this chair by the fire was the perfect spot for some winter warming with the papers. 

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WCheck price and availability at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel here.

 

In the sumer, I must bring the kids here by ferry from Circular Quay – they would love that.

Is Watsons Bay a favourite haunt for you?

Does it bring back youthful memories as it does for me?

Happy travelling.

Signature

 

Grace Titioka Seana Smith Sydney BloggersI was a guest of Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, and a very well looked after one.

Many thanks for the lovely room and for kindly shouting dinner for Grace from With Some Grace and myself. We really enjoyed our bloggy and twin-mum natterings in such lovely surrounds.

Dinner was yummy too!

 

 

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

28 Comments

  • Reply August 21, 2013

    Grace

    I still dream about how lovely our meal and conversation was that night!! And check out that bed and view!
    I’m going to drag Mr Surfer out there for quick childless dinner sometime soon!

    • Reply August 21, 2013

      Seana Smith

      In the summer I will for sure get back over for dinner and to take photos of the Beach Club at sunset… and to have a swim at the Baths, I thought I might try that this time but chickened out – too chilly.

  • Reply August 21, 2013

    Hotly Spiced

    What a beautiful part of the world and the hotel looks amazing. I too, would want to be seated next to that fire. I love the spacious rooms and the sunny aspect. It looks perfect for a weekend getaway xx

    • Reply August 21, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Thanks Charlie, it feels a million miles from home rather than just across the Bridge and along a bit. We went to Jervis Bay at the weekend which was lovely but a four-hour drive each way… a city escape is much handier.

  • Reply August 21, 2013

    Janine Fitzpatrick

    Many a Sunday arvo spent in the beer garden at Watson’s Bay Hotel in the late 80’s early 90’s – memories indeed.

    • Reply August 21, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Hello there, hazy memories perhaps??!! I have a few of those too from that same period. X

  • Reply August 21, 2013

    budget jan

    I loved your room with a view so much that I pinned it to my Australia board 🙂

    • Reply August 22, 2013

      Seana Smith

      LOL… do you have any plans to come this way soon?

      • Reply August 22, 2013

        budget jan

        Nope! On 1st Sept we head to Turkey and Cambodia, but we try not to fly further south than we have to (Brisbane) in order to fly north (from where we came), lol. We do love Sydney though. It was the scene of our first post children era holiday. We spent a week in Oxford Street. Now that would be a good post.
        🙂

  • Reply August 22, 2013

    Desire Empire

    We Often take holidays in Sydney during the Winter months. I have liked them on facebook and intend staying here when next we stay in good old Sydney Town.

    It looks like my kind of hotel and I know what you mean about the “beer garden” many wonderful memeories there too.
    Carolyn

    • Reply August 22, 2013

      Seana Smith

      It is a good idea, and we’re spoiled for choice. I’d love this spot for the summer.. am having a think about this summer as hubby is away over Xmas and not sure what to do… must discuss.

  • Reply August 22, 2013

    Rae

    Now that’s what I call my style of accommodation. Just beautiful, thank you I will have a look next time I’m in Sydney. xxxx

    • Reply August 23, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Great part of the world, esp if you bring a family X

  • Reply August 22, 2013

    Muza-chan

    Beautiful place… I like especially the view.

    • Reply August 23, 2013

      Seana Smith

      It’s an iconic Sydney view.. but we really are spoiled here.

  • Reply August 22, 2013

    Johanna

    What a lovely hotel and I’ll definitely put it on my list for when I’m next in Sydney. Watson’s Bay also looks like a gorgeous location, and I like the idea of a ferry ride to the city 🙂

    • Reply August 23, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Yes, the ferry is definitely the best way to travel around Sydney. Any plans to come this way soon?

  • Oh my, that looks like a fabulous hotel. What a beautiful view, and that chair by the fire looks so cozy. I’d love to go back to Sydney again just to stay here.

    • Reply August 23, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Hello there, thanks for visiting, popping over to see you on your blog later today.

  • Reply August 23, 2013

    Jackie Smith

    We will be in Sydney in October and although we are stayin in the Inner Harbour we plan an outing to Watson’s Bay to eat – you’ve gotten me excited~

    • Reply August 23, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Great to hear you are heading this way, I’m sure you’ll enjoy a meal at Watsons Bay and a walk around the beach.

  • Reply August 23, 2013

    noel

    that was a nice review and wow what views indeed!

    • Reply August 23, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Thank you!

  • Reply August 23, 2013

    Marcia

    I’m ready to pack my bags, Seana! The view, the meals, that bed – just what a weary traveler needs.

    • Reply August 23, 2013

      Seana Smith

      A huge treat for this weary traveller – who doesn’t travel as much as she’d like.

  • Reply August 23, 2013

    GourmetGetaways

    What a beautiful place to stay! I always try to stay in the Eastern Suburbs when I am in Sydney so I will have to start a pin board for gorgeous accomodation Ideas!!
    Thank you for sharing !
    LOVE the view Btw!

    • Reply August 23, 2013

      Seana Smith

      I do love a night away from home.. and the Eastern Suburbs remind me of the early days here when I lived at Tamarama and was a barmaid – long ago and far away.

  • Reply August 24, 2013

    Denise

    I was firstly impressed by the view, but then you truly had me when you showed me those bathrooms!

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