Haven Inn Sydney
Haven Inn Sydney
Centrally located in the heart of Glebe and adjacent to Darling Harbour and the City, the Haven Inn offers a wide choice of recently refurbished, fully serviced rooms and a comfortable and friendly environment to complement your stay. With easy access to public transport including trams and buses at the door, Sydney is at your doorstep, with the city centre just one kilometre away. There are many fine restaurants located close to the Haven Inn, and a diverse range of quality shops and markets nearby.Full hotel details
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Within the local area of Glebe there are also many interesting things to see and do.
Fringed by Blackwattle and Rozelle Bays, Glebe was first settled in the late 1820s. Glebe has retained many of its grand Victorian homes, federation houses and modest worker's cottages.
Modern Glebe is one of the city’s most attractive villages, with most of the action occurring on Glebe Point Road. Lined with an array of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, this is a street where students and academics, writers and artists, yuppies,backpackers, lawyers and businessmen all rub shoulders harmoniously.
Walking is the best way to explore Glebe. The area boasts the largest number of 1860-70 workers’ houses in Australia, interspersed with grand mansions like Lyndhurst, Toxteth Park (now St Scholastica’s College). There’s also an architectural and cultural surprise - the Sze Yup Temple on Edward Street, testament to early Chinese market gardening in the area.
Glebe is renowned for its diversity of intersting and unusual shops including,clothing, gourmet food shops, art, craft and antique galleries and the Gleebooks bookstores. There are more bookshops on St Johns Road and Bridge Road, and the Broadway Shopping Centre with over 120 stores including major chains and cinemas is open until late. On Saturdays there are also more than 200 stalls to choose from at the Glebe Markets.
Glebe Point Road is a great dining precinct with over 60 cafes, restaurants and pub dining rooms here, generally modestly priced and serving cuisines as varied as Nepalese, Italian, Modern Australian and Korean. You’ll also find plenty of takeaways, including a famous pie shop, and everything from great cafes for breakfast to several late night eateries.
Just 200 metres from the Haven Inn exists one of Sydneys most extraordinary dining pleasures!
Located above the Sydney University Women's Rowing Club and over the tranquil waters of Blackwattle Bay on Sydney Harbour, The Boathouse Restaurant is an authentically converted boat-shed."The Boathouse is a blueprint for the quintessential Sydney Seafood Restaurant."
"This place gets our vote as the most interesting view of Sydney Harbour" "This has to be one of the best places in town to spend a long and leisurely afternoon" says the Sydney Good Food Guide.It has floor-to-ceiling glass windows on three sides with a magnificent 300° view of the harbour city skyline and the new Anzac Bridge.
Leisure & Entertainment
Explore the harbour foreshore along Bicentennial, Federal and Jubilee Parks, check out the Chinese Temple or visit Sydneys world renowned Fish Market. Pick up a copy of the walking tour brochure from reception. There are also guided tours and some excellent museums and galleries at the University of Sydney.
Glebe have no less than a dozen pubs, offering live music, poetry readings, comedy and even crab racing! Theatres include the Valhalla, the Footbridge and the Hoyts cinemas on Broadway. Other forms of entertainment include harness racing at Harold Park Paceway and ‘the dogs’ at Wentworth Park.
A sample of local attractions within easy walking distance include:
The Glebe Markets.
Just down the road from the hotel there is free entertainment and more than 200 stalls to choose from including great clothing, art, books, cds, jewellery, plants, great coffee, delicious food and (who knows what else?)
Broadway Shopping Centre and Cinemas.
At Hoyts you'll find 12 screens and digital sound while watching the latest blockbuster or catch the best new art releases in the intimate art-house cinema. Included in Broadway's 120 specialty stores, fashion has a particular emphasis. Choose from Urban Edge, Cruise, Just Jeans, Portmans, Review, Tree of Life, Urban Equipment, Lin & Barrett and many more.
The international food court "Stars on Broadway" provides a cornucopia of fantastic food for every taste.
Sydney Fish Market.
The largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world's second largest seafood market in terms of variety outside of Japan.If you are looking for the ultimate seafood experience, combining a vibrant market atmosphere with Sydney's lifestyle,visit Sydney Fish Market on Blackwattle Bay on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour.An authentic fishermen's market, a working fishing port, wholesale fish market, fresh food retail market, food and beverage outlets, a seafood cooking school all provide visitors with an entertaining harbourside experience.
Just 300 metres from the hotel is The Harold Park and Wentworth Park Racetracks.Experience the thrill of harness racing or greyhound racing on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saurdays.
The Harold Park licensed Club features live entertainment and exciting promotions with excellent prizes and give-aways. The Club's Menu offers a wide variety of tantalising meals and a large selection of ice cold beer and spirits plus first rate gaming facilities providing guests with access to the Club TAB, Club Keno, Bingo and regularly hosts special promotions with prizes. The club is open from 11am everyday till late.
Back on Glebe Point Road:
Australia's favourite independent bookseller for over 25 years. "Australian Bookseller of the Year" in 95, 97, 99 and 2000.
The Inner City Clayworkers Gallery
A vibrant and exciting experience, not only for its customers, but also for its members, who share the sense of ownership, pride, enjoyment and participation derived from a group venture. The gallery provides individual clayworkers with, not only the opportunity to exhibit their work and play a part in the decision making process inherent in running a commercial venture, but the same chance for interaction that the original group sought and which helped their work to flourish.
Glass Artists Gallery
Sydney's single source for functional and architectural glass art. You will find over 60 of the finest glass artist professionals nationwide.
Hidden in the heart of Glebe among the Victorian terraces and architecturally imposing residences is the Sze Yup Chinese Temple. For 100 years the Sze Yup Temple in Edward Street has been a spiritual and cultural centre for the Chinese community in Sydney. One of only four temples of this type in Australia, it is protected by a permanent conservation order.
The Valhalla Glebe screens a range of art-house and current release movies in the lovely old 1937 art deco suburban cinema, originally known as The Astor.
The historic sandstone campus of the University of Sydney, founded in 1850, was Australia's first university and is very intersting to visit.
Did You Know?
Glebe is the haunt of Peter Corris’s fictional detective, Cliff Hardy, who lived near the Wentworth Park dog racing track.
Sir Edmund Barton, Australia ’s first Prime Minister, was born in Glebe’s Hereford Street in 1849.
The Glebe was a land grant of 400 acres given by Governor Arthur Phillip to Reverend Richard Johnson, Chaplain of the First Fleet, in 1790. The term ‘glebe lands’ refers to land given to the church for its support. Johnson did little with the land and it soon became the domain of timber cutters and fishermen.
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