4.7 out of 5

"Fantastic hotel and location. We will definitely stay again " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 31 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Camp Cove and Lady Bay Beach. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy free WiFi, Smart televisions, and free local calls, featured in all 31 rooms. Room service, free bottled water, and Netflix are also available.

This smoke-free hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, dry cleaning/laundry services, and gift shops/newsstands. Additionally, you'll find a conference centre, luggage storage, and a lift. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Sydney Eastern Suburbs hotel include Hornby Lighthouse and Vaucluse House.

Standard Room (Watsons King Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$269 per night

Grand Suite, Terrace, Harbour View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Harbour View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Watsons Loft

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Loft, Harbour View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Grand Suite, Balcony, Harbour View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel ratings based on 463 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Everyone (228) Couples (156) Family (79)
4 out of 5
In an iconic setting right on Sydney Harbour, and only 20 minutes to Circular Quay by ferry, this historic Hotel is a gem.

Posted by on 30 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Jan. 2019 by Maisie - Front Office Manager

We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us & hope to welcome you back soon. Safe Travels,

2 out of 5
When we arrived at the hotel we noticed a considerable amount of construction work happening around the outside of the hotel . Entering our room scafolding was positioned outside our bedroom window with workmen around. During the night intermittent buzzing every 2-3 minutes lasting for about 5 seconds sounding from outside kept me awake all night. I went down stairs 3 times between 3am - 6am and no duty manager available by phone or in person! The annoying part was that this was not disclosed on booking...Would not recommend staying here until construction work is completed .

Posted by , from Perth WA on 12 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Nov. 2018 by Judy

Hi Nick, Please accept my sincerest apologises for any inconvenience created by the building works. Without your full name I cant check your booking but I suspect you were in one of the 2 rooms next door to the single room conference room being built. on level one at the side of the hotel. This is a small project and is due to be completed at the end of the month. It is now in the final stages and workmen are not on site each day but obviously were on the days you stayed.Sadly this project has run over time and were were not expecting any workmen on site. So sorry that this disturbed you. I am unsure what the buzzing noise was and am so sorry you didn't find anyone to assist with this. A note for future guests there is a mobile number on the sign at the front desk and on the key card and compendium for all concerns after 9pm. Please bear with us whilst these works are being completed in the next 2 weeks. Warm regards Judy Beardsell Accommodation Manager

5 out of 5
Great location and facilities we were even made very welcome in the sportsman’s bar for the meat raffles

Posted by on 8 Nov. 2018

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4 out of 5
no tv working in room for several hours staff could not fix it so i fixed it myself advise staff of part required 1 toaster working at breakfast time (not good enough) hate to be there for breakfast on the weekend but would try the hotel again great spot!

Posted by , from sydney on 4 Nov. 2018

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5 out of 5
Great location, clean & tidy. Loved the automatic pancake making machine at breakfast.

Posted by , from Sydney on 26 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5
Great location... Can be a bit noisy, but we love staying here!

Posted by on 2 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5
Great location, very good accomodation. Great bar and restaurant right on the bay, excellent atmosphere.

Posted by , from NSW on 1 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5
A sleepy quiet part of town, ideal for a good nights sleep, 'midweek', although it might get a little noisy if the adjoining hotel takes off on a Friday or Saturday night. Our room was spotless and the staff were young bright and cheerful. The breakfast left you wanting for nothing and the views up harbour to The City, made you wonder how good this location would be to view the New Years Eve Fireworks.

Posted by , from Yarramundi. on 25 Sep. 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Sep. 2018

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4 out of 5
Close to the city without the hustle and bustle. Easy access to the city by ferry.

Posted by , from Hunter Valley on 10 Sep. 2018

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About the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Location 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay, NSW 2030

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel also features gift shops/newsstands, dry cleaning/laundry services, and room service (during limited hours). This 4-star Watsons Bay hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Towels for the beach
  • Conference centre
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (25.2 km / 15.6 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel offers 31 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Smart televisions come with Netflix. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in June 2018.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Netflix
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM until 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in for this property between 9 PM-11 PM is based at a different location, the Sports bar.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM
Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.00 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 7 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cots (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.00 per day
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
  • Watsons Bay Boutique
  • Hotel Watsons Bay

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.