Spicers’ first inner-city property has the exclusivity of a private club, the personality of a small-town bed-and-breakfast and the glamour of a world-class boutique hotel, on the hip fringe of the CBD.
Spicers Potts Point is made up of three lovingly restored Victorian terraces dating back to the 1880s standing side-by-side on vibrant Victoria Street. Some of the hotel’s 20 rooms are in the terraces, others occupy a new extension at the rear of the property. Located a short walk from the trendy cafes and hot dining tables of Potts Point, the hotel is a mere waddle away for those who overindulge.
The Victoria Terrace Suite’s neutral palette, with splashes of blue and sea-green, cloaks guests in serenity the moment they step through the door. The room is light and airy, with high ceilings, and French doors that lead onto a private balcony. Artwork by Sydney artist Martine Emdur hangs over a decommissioned marble fireplace – the perfect centrepiece for this room – and a just the right touch in a hotel that seamlessly combines old and new.
Number of guestrooms: 20, including two suites with balconies. All three suites are in the original terrace houses, with majority of the other rooms in the new extension.
Check in/out: 2pm/11am.
Food and drink: Guests can enjoy complimentary cocktails and canapés at the hotel before strolling out for dinner in the neighbourhood. There is no restaurant on the premises, but breakfast – continental or buffet – is included in your room rate and served on site.
Water in room: Complimentary sparkling and still water provided, both refilled on request.
Mini bar: Mumm Cordon Rouge, Thomas Chipman potato chips, soft drinks and handy supplies including Panadol, Berocca and Lucas’ Pawpaw Ointment. Complimentary fresh-baked cookies upon arrival.
Room service: No, but Spicers has introduced a dine-in experience, delivering dishes from the best local restaurants.
TV and movies: Smart TV with access to free-to-air channels.
Bath: In all suites and some rooms.
Amenities: Leif shampoo, conditioner, body cleanser and balm, and Biology Smart Skincare’s body bar.
Bathrobe: White, cotton and comfy paired with matching slippers.
Pillow menu: A 50/50 goose feather/down combo or a simple microfibre pillow are available.
Wellness: Spicers has partnerships with a local gym, spa and yoga studio.
Wi-fi: Yes, complimentary.
Business facilities: No.
Staff: Whether it’s jagging you a hard-to-get table at Ms G’s buzzy modern Asian eatery, giving local vegan restaurant recommendations, or offering a cheery hello, they go above and beyond.
Housekeeping test: A requested corkscrew was delivered in just 48 seconds.
Parking: Limited to a handful of free spaces, must be reserved upon booking.
Tariff: From $399 for a Queen room (19 square metres) in the new extension at the back of the property to $669 for one of the three beautifully spacious Victoria Terrace Suites (43 square metres), each with a balcony overlooking Victoria Street.
Ask for: The room with a view. Of the three Victoria Terrace Suites, only one has a glorious view of St Mary’s Cathedral and the Westfield Tower looming above or visible through the opposite town houses.
Our rating: ⭑⭑⭑⭑
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