Dear Vincent and Jacki,
What we liked was the friendliness, the atmosphere and that special
finesse at the breakfast table each morning. We can and will recommend the Terra Nova House to anyone visiting
Please accept our belated THANKS for our very comfortable stay at your place.
Wishing you all success and with everything kind,
Joseph and Gladys.................a pity our stay was so short......
I would consider myself a bit of an expert when it comes to staying at B&B's (that is, through trial and error). Having spent the last 2+ years working/travelling abroad, i got to experience some of the best and worst out there.... however, i am happy to say that my week stay at Terra Nova House in Kirribilli was definately one of the best! :)
I was pleasantly surprised in all aspects: Location (literally the B&B is located around the corner from the Sydney Harbor and only 2 minutes to the city by Train), quality (of the rooms and facilities) and felt warmly welcomed by the hosts Vince and Jacki. The breakfast in the morning was fresh, with a selection of fruits, breads, cereals and tea. I also had access to the communal areas, which included the Terrace, which had amazing views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbor bridge. For those interested in trying the local recreational amenities, the North Sydney pool is only 2 minutes walk away. As you are swimming, you literally see the Sydney Harbor drift by with each stroke!
All in all, this is definately a hidden gem which i would highly recommend to friends, family and any other potential B&B travellers. I will admit, although B&B's are not everyone's cup of tea, this one is well worth trying. It's the fraction of the cost compared to staying in a hotel Sydney, but such a lovely lovely experience. And, although i now live in Sydney, I would even come back for a weekend escape, just for some quality R&R time. Perhaps next time if the weather is good, i will be reading a book on theTerrace? (that would be idillic :) )
Amy, April 2009