Might you be in need of a family-friendly hotel with amazing views over Sydney Harbour? Of course you are! Well, let me show you around the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.
What a view to wake up to, gorgeous to go to bed too as well.
Now then, I must get a grip and wrench my eyes away from the vistas.
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 twin singles up on a mezzanine level. So long as your children are old enough to be safe around mezzanines, these rooms are terrific.
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, Camp Cove and the South Head Heritage Trail, Watsons Bay Baths and more.
Check out our post on the 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 museums and art galleries and more is easily accessible by ferry, and the journey is most beautiful.
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…
Weddings and other functions are held here. How divine.
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 an 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.
Book in at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Address: 1 Military Road (corner of Marine Parade), Watsons Bay Sydney NSW 2030
The Beach Club at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
The Beach Club is open from 11am to 9pm from Monday to Friday and from 10am to 10pm on weekends.
There is also a kiosk serving takeaway breakfast, lunch and snacks and drinks.
Is Watsons Bay a favourite haunt for you?
Does it bring back youthful memories as it does for me?