SIMPSONS OF POTTS POINT
"Simpsons of Potts Point" the first choice of boutique hotels in Sydney!
This small and intimate accommodation secret is waiting to be discovered for your stay in Sydney Australia!
This gracious and elegant little boutique hotel in the historic Potts Point art deco district combines arts & crafts architectural heritage with a great neighbourhood.
Located within walking distance of the Sydney CBD, Darlinghurst and Rushcutters Bay, “Simpsons of Potts Point” offers a level of personal service superior to the usual chain hotels, serviced apartments and other short term accommodation options.
So sit back, relax and enjoy your time with us.
THE EARLY YEARS
Located close to the Sydney CBD, the Simpsons Boutique Hotel building was erected in 1892 and in the English Queen Anne style during the Arts and Crafts Movement of that period, typified by its many nooks and crannies, and use of red brick and moulded timber as distinct features. It was designed by renowned Victorian Architect John Bede Barlow, who also designed similar houses, ‘Keadue’ in nearby Elizabeth Bay Road and ‘St Kevins’ in Queen Street, Woollahra at the same time, as well as "St Canice's" Catholic Church in Elizabeth Bay.
The other Barlow houses are still standing in excellent condition.
“Simpsons” was originally known as ‘Killountan’ and actually consists of two adjoining buildings – the main house at the front and a servants’ wing at the rear. The rear wing originally had kitchens and service areas on the ground floor and staff rooms on the first floor above with an internal servants staircase. Photos of the original owners can be seen in the front sitting room, together with pictures of the property taken about 1900.
During the 1930’s the property was divided into six apartments. The internal grand staircase was removed and access to the first floor obtained by an external staircase built onto one side of the building. Many internal hallway arches were bricked in and some of the original mouldings damaged. The original entrance porch was removed and replaced by a bathroom. Fortunately, these items were stored safely and most of the original stained glass windows survived intact and undamaged.
"Simpsons" luxury boutique hotel is in an outstanding location.
Situated in leafy, tree lined cosmopolitan Potts Point, with its plethora of excellent restaurants, it is an easy 15 minute walk to the Royal Botanic Gardens, St Mary's Cathedral, Parliament House, Boy Charlton Swimming Pool.
Within a kilometre lies the heart of Sydney, with the Opera House, Art Gallery, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Museum, the historic Rocks area and Circular Quay, on the foreshores of world renowned Sydney Harbour.