My boyfriend and I stayed at Jasmine's apartment for 10 days and it was utterly divine. We had an early morning flight to Sydney, and Jasmine was able to accommodate an early check-in without any hassle. Her friend Bronwyn met us on arrival and the process was so quick and simple.
Surry Hills is a vibrant, trendy, inner-city neighborhood, and it's the perfect place to settle if you're visiting Sydney. The apartment is a 10 min walk from Central station. You can get to and from the airport, the CBD/downtown area, beaches, and other inner-city neighborhoods so easily. It's a really great city to walk around, but trains, buses, taxis, and Uber are right at your doorstep 24/7. A cab ride to the apartment from the airport is only about 20 minutes, but we actually just jumped on the train from the International terminal as Central station is only a few stops away. So easy!
The apartment itself is spotless, cozy, bright, and airy. All the amenities are exquisite: newly tiled bathroom with a luxurious rainwater shower; modern, powerful hairdryer with a concentrator attachment for hair styling (so much better than those weak hairdryers you get in a hotel room!); smeg gas stovetop; and clean, quality kitchen utensils. The neighborhood has endless bars, restaurants, and cafes, so we did most of our dining out--but we loved being able to pop down the road in the morning to buy a freshly baked loaf of sourdough from Bourke Street Bakery, then bring it home to make toast with bacon and eggs. (The kitchen is equipped with a high-quality set of knives, including a bread knife, as well as a cutting board, pots, pans, wine glasses, kettle, etc.) The best part was eating out on the balcony! Even though we were doing a lot of sightseeing and spending most of our time outdoors, it was so nice to have a few mornings and evenings where we could settle in, make a meal, pour a glass of wine out on the balcony, and feel like we were in a real home.
The space is equipped so you can customize your experience for maximum comfort: The remote-controlled air conditioner is so quiet and effective. The room gets a lot of light, but you can pull down all the blinds and make the space dark so you can sleep in in the mornings! The bed is so comfortable, and so is the leather couch.
Both Bronwyn and Jasmine were available throughout the week and responded quickly to all correspondence in a friendly, helpful manner. We were having trouble with the WiFi connection, and they responded within minutes and had the issue fixed immediately!
Thank you so much to Jasmine and Bronwyn for making our trip to Sydney so enjoyable! We would definitely love to stay again if we return to this great city.