The 6 Best Bed and Breakfasts in Sydney

Enjoy a day out in the Sydney suburb of Bronte
Enjoy a day out in the Sydney suburb of Bronte | © Sydney Hills Photography / Getty Images
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14 January 2020

Sydney is home to a brilliant collection of bed and breakfasts. Here, you’ll find properties steeped in history, beachside retreats and much more.

Convenience can be key in Sydney, where early wake-up calls for surf lessons are followed by busy itineraries that take in everything from the white sands of Bondi to the boat-busy harbour and the creative suburbs. Waking up to a good breakfast at a traditional B&B can make all the difference, setting you up to make the most of your stay. Here are the best in the city.

Sydney Harbour Bed and Breakfast

In Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood, The Rocks, and just a stone’s throw from the famous harbour, is the appropriately named Sydney Harbour Bed and Breakfast. Housed in a fully restored heritage mansion, each room has handcrafted furniture that gives it a cosy, homely feel. An attractive front entrance, just around the corner from the water, welcomes you inside, where a team of dedicated staff can help you with anything you need. This is one of the best-loved B&Bs in Sydney and a real sanctuary from the noise of the city.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Express check-out
Concierge services
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Smoke-free property

Cronulla Beach House Bed and Breakfast

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This beachy-chic bolthole is just minutes from the coast
This beachy-chic bolthole is just minutes from the coast | Courtesy of Cronulla Beach House Bed and Breakfast / Booking.com

A true local favourite, Cronulla Beach is among the most beautiful beaches in Sydney. Located in the Sutherland Shire to the south of the city, this is a great place to stay if you want to focus your fun around sea and surf – it’s just a seven-minute walk from the beach (and a 20-minute drive from the airport). The beachy-chic rooms have all the amenities you could want, including a gorgeous garden space – with a barbecue – for guests to share, where you can tuck into breakfast and chat about the day’s waves.

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  • Cat and Fiddle Hotel

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    The Cat and Fiddle Hotel pays homage to its neighbourhood’s creative history
    The Cat and Fiddle Hotel pays homage to its neighbourhood’s creative history | Courtesy of Cat and Fiddle Hotel / Booking.com

    The Cat and Fiddle sits in the middle of Balmain, one of Sydney’s coolest inner-city suburbs. The B&B is above the Cat and Fiddle pub, inside a 1930s heritage-listed building. Each room is uniquely decorated to make the most of the building’s character and history, with typewriters reflecting the neighbourhood’s creative charm and portraits of writers keeping its literary past front and centre. This is a great suburb to stay in if you want to experience daily Sydney life. It’s close to Sydney University, which means there’s plenty of great nightlife around (though with one of the city’s best pubs downstairs, you won’t need to venture far), and perched at the top of a lively high street full of cafés and restaurants.

    Bondi Beach House

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    The rooms at Bondi Beach House are minimalist and full of natural light
    The rooms at Bondi Beach House are minimalist and full of natural light | Courtesy of Bondi Beach House / Hotels.com

    If it’s your first trip Down Under there’s really only one place to stay: Bondi Beach. An icon of Sydney, it puts you just 25 minutes from the city and the harbour, so you can have the best of both worlds. At Bondi Beach House you’ll find everything you need, including in-room tea- and coffee-making facilities. The shared outdoor space (complete with a barbecue) gives the place a sociable buzz, so you can be sure to meet new friends here – perfect for solo travellers.

    Bet’s B and B Studio

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    Have breakfast delivered to your door at Bet’s B and B Studio
    Have breakfast delivered to your door at Bet’s B and B Studio | Courtesy of Bet’s B and B Studio / Booking.com

    In the suburb of Annandale, just two miles from the Central Business District, Bet’s B&B Studio will help you get under the skin of the real Sydney. The studio has gorgeous exposed beams and bricks, and there’s no need for early mornings, with breakfast delivered to your door for you to cook whenever you wake up. The studio is spread over two floors and will feel like your home for the duration of your stay. The local high street is lined with quaint cafés, shops and restaurants, and offers great transport connections to the rest of the city. It’s the ideal choice for travellers wanting to settle into Sydney life.

    St Marks Randwick

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    Stay within easy reach of both the city and the sea at St Marks Randwick
    Stay within easy reach of both the city and the sea at St Marks Randwick | Courtesy of St Marks Randwick / Booking.com

    Can’t decide between the city and the sea? If you stay at St Marks Randwick there’s no need to choose. It’s only five minutes from Coogee Beach’s stunning sea pools, cute cafés and the word-renowned Coogee Pavilion pub, and just 15 minutes from the harbour. With spacious guest rooms, en suites and simple white and blue decor, you’ll love staying in this recently renovated heritage building. Make sure to wander down to The Spot for a film and a coffee – it’s a highlight of Sydney’s village-like Eastern Suburbs.

    These recommendations were updated on January 14, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.