There is an air of relaxed luxury in the Kirribilli area. With visitors taking their time to bask in the 19th century tree-lined suburb, it’s no wonder this side of the Harbour is a refuge for locals and travellers. Within these leafy surrounds you will find the Glenferrie Lodge, a casual backpacker-style accommodation which boasts a short 6 minute ferry ride to Sydney’s CBD. If you’re looking for an excuse to check-in and slow down, here are 7 reasons why Glenferrie Lodge is at the top of the agenda this summer.
1. Off the beaten track
Not surprisingly, all of Sydney’s greatest treasures are beyond the hordes of crowds lining the landmarks. The magic happens from vantage points all over the city, and Kirribilli has a way of making you feel like the views are all yours. If you’re travelling with family or a group of friends, it can be particularly beneficial to base yourself in an area where you can spread out and have an authentically local experience.
2. Fur friendly
If you can’t imagine a trip without your four-legged friend, Glenferrie Lodge welcomes pets through their doors. By simply requesting a pet-friendly room, your travel plans can become a little easier and more inclusive for all needs. With Glenferrie Lodge walking distance to relaxed eateries and waterfront walks, don’t sacrifice on having fun with maintaining routine for your pet. Give your dog-sitter a weekend off, and bring your little furry one with you.
3. Families welcome
It’s one thing to say you’re family friendly, but it’s quite another to feel that a place is welcome of families. At Glenferrie Lodge, you can see and feel the family atmosphere all around. The dining areas have been established to cater to small and large guests, with green spaces to explore and stretch your legs. If you’ve had your cosmopolitan Sydney experience and find yourself looking for something in-step with family priorities, Glenferrie Lodge achieves this seamlessly. Unlike other areas in Sydney, Kirribilli is home to many families and has built a community that represents this.
4. Ideal photo spots all around
Sydney is fortunate to have jaw-dropping views from several points, which also includes Glenferrie Lodge. Find a patch of grass or a waterfront bench to watch the sun set over the harbour, and snap photos that could be postcards. If you’re unsure where you should position yourself, ask the Glenferrie Lodge staff for their insider tips on the area or the best room for a great view. If you time your stay right, you could even be treated to New Years’ fireworks or the famous Vivid light show that eclipses the city.
5. Local staff that care
The guests of Glenferrie Lodge expect to be blown away by the facilities and views, but it’s typically the friendly staff that make an equally lasting impact. Committed to the experience and satisfaction of local and international guests, Glenferrie Lodge staff are continuously called out on TripAdvisor, of which the Lodge has just received a Certificate of Excellence.
6. Proximity to great restaurants
What’s a trip without a full itinerary of all the local and foreign flavours that can be found in a new area. Kirribilli is a sought after suburb for a reason, and it's dining scene has a lot to answer for here. Staying at Glenferrie Lodge will place you in walking distance to some fabulous restaurants including espresso bars, Japanese restaurants, Italian dining and modern Australian.
7. Attractions galore
Now that you’re considering Glenferrie Lodge, you can start to explore the attractions that litter the area and offer unique experiences to guests. With Glenferrie Lodge occupying a small point by the water, you may be surprised to learn that there are 4 reserves and lookouts in a small walking radius to the lodge. Beyond the point, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House are a short ferry ride away, and so is the iconic Bridge climb attraction that beckons thrill seekers.
Glenferrie Lodge is a casual accommodation option for those who want to drop their bags and wander the streets of Kirribilli and beyond. Use these 7 reasons to put Glenferrie Lodge on your must-go list, and enjoy this special part of the world.