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The Artist's Studio and The Writer's Den
Self-catering holiday accommodation
 

 

Within five km of Sydney CBD (central business district), Darling Harbour with Sydney Sea Life and Sydney Wild Life, both Overseas Cruise terminals, the Opera House, the Botanic Gardens, Sydney Tower, the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Exhibition Centre, the Darling Street Apartments offer spacious self catering accommodation in a charming old building. There are good and frequent public transport connections into the city or down to the ferry. The airport is 35 minutes away.

The building that houses the two studio apartments was originally the Jones Family Hotel, built in 1884. Now it is a mix of residential and commercial premises. The two apartments are in the back of the building, accessed through a side gate into a courtyard with a beautiful jacaranda tree. The recently renovated two apartments, which are next door to each other, offer similar facilities.

The Artist's Studio is the larger apartment. It has a king sized bed that can be configured as two singles, and two single sofa beds. It has a dining table. It sleeps up to four people.
The Writer's Den has a queen sized bed and a single sofa bed. It sleeps up to three people.

There is paid off street parking available at $20 per day.

 

Location
The Darling Street Apartments, Rozelle, are between the vibrant, bohemian Balmain and the Italian area of Leichhardt. On the Lilyfield side of Victoria Road, they are ideally situated for public transport.

The apartments are on the groundfloor and are on one level, making access easy. They open onto a quiet and private courtyard with a large jacaranda tree. The sandstone walls block the bustle of Darling Street. Quiet and spacious, each apartment is equipped to offer a home away from home for visiting friends and relatives, holiday makers enjoying a city escape, and business people who want a little bit more than a hotel room.

 

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The Artist's Studio
Rates



Per night
$225
Weekly rate $1400
There is a two night minimum booking.
Prices are for two people. Add $25 for each extra person.
            
During the peak season over Christmas and New Year there is a minimum booking of five days. Special rates apply for New Years Eve. Please enquire.

Linen for sofa beds, port-a-cot hire or a stretcher hire are all available for $25 per night each.
 
 

The Writer's Den
Rates


Per night
$205
Weekly rate $1300
There is a two night minimum booking.
Prices are for two people. Add $25 for an extra person.

During the peak season over Christmas and New Year there is a minimum booking of five days. Special rates apply for New Years Eve. Please enquire.
 
A sofa bed, a port-a-cot and a stretcher are all available for $25 per night each.
 
 
Both apartments have:
  • fully equipped kitchenette with stove, fridge and microwave
  • easy ground floor access, no stairs
  • ensuite bathroom with a shower
  • sitting area with TV and a dvd player and comfy couches
  • iron, hairdryer and alarm clock
  • free wifi
  • security safe for travel documents
  • outdoor seating in quiet courtyard with a beautiful jacaranda tree
  • air conditioning
  • electric blankets in winter, just in case.
  • a sofa bed, a travel cot and a camp bed available at $25 per night
  • one off-street secure parking spot available at $20 per night.

The Artist's Studio is the larger apartment. It has a king sized bed that can be configured as two singles, and two single sofa beds. It has a dining table. Click here for photos.
The Writer's Den has a queen sized bed and a single sofa bed. The apartments are next door to each other. Click here for photos.

 

Transport
From the airport
by taxi is the most convenient. Tell the taxi driver to go over the Anzac Bridge and turn LEFT onto Darling Street. It is on the left, on the corner of Denison and Darling Street, 200 metres down from the Victoria Road traffic lights. It is cheaper, but slower, if you tell him to avoid the tolls.
Cost approx $40, and 40 minutes. Toll roads will add $10 and be 10 minutes quicker.

by public transport
http://www.transportnsw.info/tickets
Train to Town Hall, $15 per person, then bus from Town Hall towards Ryde, $4.60 per person. Buy your tickets before you travel. About 1.5 hours. There will be a couple of Opal cards in the apartment for you to use. Just top them up at the newsagents before you leave.
Opal cards are valid for bus, ferry, train and light rail. Buy them, or top them up, at ticket booths and newsagents.


From the city
private car
Head West over the Anzac Bridge towards Ryde. Once over the bridge, keep right through the interchange and continue up Victoria Road to Darling Street at the top of the next hill. Turn left towards Lilyfield. 200 metres down past the shops and phone booth turn left into Denison Street. The apartments are in the corner building with a restaurant in the front.

bus
Any of the 500 buses from Town Hall to Ryde. Get off at Darling Street. Whilst you can take the train from the airport to Town Hall, and then bus, for two people there is no saving on a more direct taxi.

From the apartment
bus
From outside the door buses run through Leichhardt to either the City or Petersham. 200 metres away is the arterial bus route to the city in one direction (only 3 stops), and to Ryde and the Sydney Olympic Park in the other direction. Buy tickets before boarding at the newsagent.

ferry At the other end of Darling Street from the apartments is Darling Street Wharf where regular ferries stop. Buses connect with the ferry.

light rail The light rail that runs from Lilyfield Road, Leichhardt, past the Sydney Fish Markets, Star Casino, Darling Harbour, the Powerhouse Museum and China Town to Central Railway Station is 15 minutes walk away.
In the other direction it runs to Leichhardt and Dulwich Hill.

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Terms and conditions

  • minimum booking is 2 nights mid January to mid December. During the high season of mid December to mid January the minimum booking is seven nights.
  • a non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to secure the booking.
  • cancellation less than one month prior forfeits the deposit, less $100 admin fee. Payment in full is required 30 days before arrival. EFT, Mastercard, Visa, cheque or cash accepted.
  • check-in time is 3pm, check-out is by 10.30am. However, do ask if you would like to vary this and we will do what we can.
  • linen is supplied.
  • no smoking.
  • off street parking available for $20 per day and must be booked in advance.
  • more information downloadable here [pdf]


 

Contact us
mail:
Darling Street Apartments
308 Nelson Street, Annandale, NSW 2038
Ph: +61 (0)425 248 334
e-mail: gillian@darlingstreetapartments.com.au


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