The Studio is located in a heritage sandstone building near the heart of Balmain.
A complimentary welcome pack of breakfast essentials is supplied to get you started including tea, coffee, sugar, milk, breakfast cereal, snacks, soap and toiletries.
All linen is included in the rental rate. Serviced cleaning is available on request. The studio is fully equipped with washer, dryer, vacumn, TV, DVD and wifi. A departure cleaning charge applies.
Perfect for singles, couples or friends travelling together. Short or long term stays. Maximum of 3 people. The colourful heart of Balmain village is right outside your door. Soak up the vibe of Balmain's many restaurants and bars, crawl the historic pubs, stroll the harbour-side parks and green spaces or shop to your heart's content. It's all in easy walking distance from the Studio.
We love to help international guest enjoy Sdyney. The managers speak some Japanese and Cantonese to help guests coming from Japan and Hong Kong.
New White Bay Cruise terminal - 15 minute downhill walk from Studio
Free Wifi, Phone with free calls within Australia ( outgoing calls to 1300, mobile & international are blocked. However it can receive all calls), Upgraded hot water system.
Self contained studio with combined lounge / bedroom plus separate kitchenette and bathroom / laundry. Total area 8m * 3.85m = 31m2
Lounge / bedroom: area size is 6m*3.85m
* Dining table with 2-4 chairs
* Digital TV with built-in DVD player
* Digital music system with CD, digital radio, IPod / IPhone dock, MP3 player input
* Reverse cycle air-conditioning / heating
Beds (all linen provided):
* Queen Sealy Posturepedic Bed
* Single Sealy Bed
* Travel Cot (available on request)
Kitchenette: bar fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, portable single hot plate, electric fry pan, crockery, cutlery, pots & pans. No oven.
Bathroom: shower, toilet, washing machine, clothes dryer, ironing board & iron.
Courtyard: small courtyard with table & 4 chairs at rear of studio accessed via the kitchenette.
Children: Not suitable for children from 1-6 years. Babies and older children on request. A travel cot and change mat are provided.
Parking: is available on the street. There is no off street parking.
Accessibility: not wheelchair accessible but has easy access for those with limited mobility. Has two steps from street level. One 3 inches high, the second 7 inches high. Walk in shower with 2cm lip at shower base.
Things to know:
* No pets, non-smoking inside the studio.
* Studio is near a historic boutique pub. On warm weekend evenings there may be some noise from patrons sitting on the hotel balcony. Normally it is not an issue.
* 2 foot thick sandstone walls means great sound insulation but patchy mobile reception. You may need to go outside to use mobiles. A land-line phone is now available offering free calls to any Australian land line. Outgoing calls to mobiles, 1300 & international numbers are blocked. All types of incoming calls are received.
So come explore Balmain.
Shopping: Nearby Darling Street is bustling with shops offering arts and crafts, quality homeware, books, gourmet foods and fabulous fashion.
Restaurants: Whatever your taste in cuisine, Balmain will have a restaurant to cater. From Asian to Australian, or fine dining to simple comfort food, Balmain has it all.
Fantastic Pubs: Thanks to its shipbuilding roots, Balmain once boasted a working-man's pub on every corner. Ask a local for directions and they'll probably guide you by pub names. Times have changed but Balmain still offers more historic watering holes per square mile and per capita than any suburb in Sydney. So it's no surprise that many visitors come here just to sample Balmain's excellent pubs. You can enjoy live music, hand-crafted beers and some excellent food.
Markets: Saturday Balmain Markets at St Andrews Church for chic arts & crafts - 2 min. walk. Or head to Sunday Rozelle Markets by bus.
Parks: Visit nearby Gladstone Park for good food, Barefoot Bowls and children's playground. 2 min. walk.
Harbour side Picnic spots, parks & playgrounds: at Mort Bay, East Balmain & Elkington Park. Ballast Point Park is a former industrial site transformed by architect Phillip Coxall into a harbour side retreat with picnic and barbecue areas and views to die for. 10-25 minutes walk
Historic Sea pool in Elkington Park named after Olympic swimmer Dawn Fraser. You can swim in perfect safety then have a coffee at the kiosk. Bus or 25 min. walk.
Bus stop on Darling St - 1 min walk. Frequent bus services to:
#442 To City Town Hall (QVB building) and to East Balmain Wharf
#433 Central Railway Station. Railway Sq
#444 & 445 Rozelle / Leichhardt / Campsie goes along Balmain Rd
Ferries from East Balmain – direct to the Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, McMahons Point & Luna Park at Milsons Point.
Ferries from Thames St Balmain - direct to Woolwich, Greenwich & Cockatoo Island. Try the outdoor bars at Cockatoo Island & explore it's amazing history.
White Bay Cruise Terminal : 15 minute downhill walk from Oddfellows. Pedestrian entrance at corner of Robert & Buchannan St. Note: car access is from James Craig Rd and there is no long term car parking.
Sydney Airport to Balmain: (buses - ask to get off at Gladstone Park Balmain)
Taxi: $45-$70 depending on traffic & tolls. Suggest you tell taxi to take you via Redfern to avoid tolls in non peak hour traffic.
Airport link train to Central Station $16 (child 4-16ys $11.50), then bus #433 from Railway Square $4.
Standard train to Town Hall in the city $5, then bus #442 from QVB $4
No airport shuttle bus service goes to Balmain.