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Boutique Hotels in Sydney :: The Manor House

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  Site Where: 86 Flinders St, Sydney, Australia, 2010
June 20, 2008 at 5:38 AM | by | ()

In Sydney, you can splurge on a high-rise harbor view hotel if you're greedy for photos of grand ol' Sydney Harbour, or you can get historical and exclusive and try someplace like the Manor House Boutique Hotel.

It's still in central Sydney but rather than a high-rise, it's an 1850s building (old for Australia) that originally belonged to a guy named Edward Flood, who was one of the first mayors of Sydney. Flood is now long gone and these days his home is an 18-room boutique hotel, renovated and then filled with antique furniture.

Sounds gorgeous, but unfortunately a few of the recent guests had some rather negative comments to make about the service--especially housekeeping. One guest complained of bed bugs (we don't know if that's true ...) and another reckons housekeeping hadn't changed the sheets--he found a dried up contact lens from (presumably) the previous guest. That's pretty disgusting.

But other guests are really positive about the Manor House, so it seems like you can have good and bad stays. We were really sold on it (because it looks so cute) so the contact lens story is totally not what we wanted to hear ...

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