Cremorne Point Manor
6 Cremorne Point Road, Cremorne Point +61 (0) 2 9953 7899
Take a ferry to the city from Cremorne Point Manor. It's part of the fun of staying here even though buses, cars and taxis are other options.
A restored 19th-century federation style hotel, the manor sits rather grandly on a quiet residential road surrounded by harbor reserve.
A throwback to English country hotels, guests congregate on a large upstairs balcony with peaceful views across the water.
Likewise, the interior with high ceilings and wide halls has the vibe of a rural bed-and-breakfast.
But there are mod-cons at this old-world hotel too, such as free wireless Internet throughout, LCD televisions, and a DVD library free for all guests.
Not impressed? Then make free local and national calls from a phone in the lobby, or check out the spa baths in some rooms and see if you change your mind.
Only the top range rooms have harbor views; there’s an annex for those on a budget but who still want the lovely manor house experience.
A weekend with your entire family works here too, as up to three rooms can be connected for larger parties.