Wednesday, July 29, 2015

To the Manor Born

Hidden gem hotel in Cremorne Point, Sydney
By Guest Blogger Sarah Green

Sydney is one of the most active cities in the world. From the annual Sydney to Surf Marathon to Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, cricket & footie games, entertainment at the Sydney Opera House and Fashion Week, the city is buzzing all year around.
For overseas or native visitors coming to Sydney, the costs add up for a weekend or full holiday trip, especially during these highly popular event days when the city is swarming and hotel prices increase.
The beauty of Sydney lies within the nearby harbour peninsula regions. An eight minute scenic ferry ride from Circular Quay will take you to Cremorne Point - a harbour precinct that offers one of the best views of the Opera House and city skyline.


As locals are aware, Cremorne Point is home to grand mansions that date Federation times. There are stunning views of the boats sailing along the water and in the midst of this quiet area is Cremorne Point Manor.
The Manor has operated since the late nineteenth century and as a quaint yet modern Sydney boutique guest house, this gem of a building is one of the oldest operating hotels in Sydney.  It’s claimed to have been built in the late 1880’s during the discovery of a coal seam in the area. The mining of the seam was halted, thanks to locals who opposed this intrusion, and the hotel remained intact.
The hotel owner, Jean-Claude Branch traced the hotel’s history and discovered it was built as a guest house in 1911 and has remained such ever since. The name was originally called ‘Redcourt,’ to reflect the clay tennis courts to the left of the hotel. To this day, it’s the only commercial building in the area.


Operating as a guest house for around a few decades as a heritage listed federation building, Cremorne Point Manor is so close to Taronga Zoo (4.7km) that hotel guests can hear the sound of the monkeys squawking and lions roaring during the evening.  There are only 29 bedrooms of varying size and this adds a homey feel to the environment, which brings back repeat business visitors and tourists.


Cremorne Point Manor boasts a string of impressive credentials including a AAA and Four Star Rating and the past three years has received a continuous ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from Tripadvisor.  The hotel rates are reasonable and highly competitive with the city hotels.  The Double en Suites range around $175 AUD, Family Suite at $319, King Harbour View at $259, King Spa Suite at $259, Queen en Suite at $195, Single Shared shower room at $95 and Double Shared Shower at $119. Continental breakfasts are $7 per guest.
The hotel is extremely active all year around and can reach 100% occupancy during peak event seasons. These include New Year’s and Christmas, the Sydney Marathon, Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day.  As Jean-Claude confirms “The hotel is so close to the Opera House yet provides a tranquil setting away from the noise in the city, so Cremorne Point gives visitors the best of the Sydney experience.” He continues, “The views from Cremorne Point are sensational and for New Year’s, guests can see the fireworks without fighting the crowds. This is what makes the area and our hotel so special and a historic Sydney gem.”

Bookings can be made direct at:
For more information, you can email
Cremorne Point Manor,
6 Cremorne Road, Cremorne Point, Sydney NSW  2090,
P: +61 2 9953 7899
F: + 61 29904 1265

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