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Sydney Accommodation With A Spectacular View

Sydney Accommodation With A Spectacular View

We were determined to celebrate Amy’s 25th Birthday in Sydney in style so when we received a last-minute offer to stay at the Balmain Wharf Apartments, we jumped at the opportunity even though it meant sacrificing a paid night of accommodation elsewhere.

On a sunny afternoon we jumped on the ferry at Darling Harbour and hopped off a few minutes later at Balmain East to discover our apartment was located just a few feet away. This provided us with easy access back to Circular Quay and Darling Harbour when we needed it.

Balmain Wharf Apartments from Balmain East Ferry Stop

We soon were checked into Apartment 4 (The Parapet), a one-bedroom apartment located on the ground floor and were welcomed with a basket of goodies and a bottle of wine in the fridge.

Balmain Wharf Apartments Welcome Pack

The apartment was fantastically modern with a separate bedroom (complete with ensuite) and a fully equipped kitchen containing everything Kieron required to cook a delicious birthday dinner that night.

Bedroom at Balmain Wharf Apartments

Kitchen at Balmain Wharf Apartments

The lounge room in our apartment came with a Plasma Television and Foxtel IQ (cable TV), which meant we also had everything we needed for a relaxing night in. We flicked between the music video channels and of course our favorite guilty pleasure – some hideously awesome American reality TV.

Lounge Room at Balmain Wharf Apartments

But what was our main reason for staying at the Balmain Wharf Apartments for Amy’s birthday? If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you’ll know exactly why we loved this place so much!

The view from our very own private deck!

The view from Balmain Wharf Apartments #4

There probably is no better place in Sydney to enjoy a lovely dinner overlooking Sydney Harbour. And we certainly did enjoy eating our chicken risotto and drinking our complimentary chardonnay as we watched the boats and ferries slowly sail past.

Dinner overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Life doesn’t get much better than that!

We even got up early the next morning to watch the sunrise over the Bridge – beautiful!

Our only complaints about Balmain Wharf Apartments was the nearby construction work that partially obstructed our view and the noise of the bus service that constantly stopped right out front. However these were just minor annoyances for what was a perfect way to celebrate a birthday.

If you’re planning on spending a week or more in Sydney and want to treat yourself, we can highly recommend spending it at Balmain Wharf Apartments. They are also open to shorter stays depending on availability so if you’re celebrating a special occasion then it’s definitely worth the splurge – we would do it again in a heartbeat!

Disclaimer: We received a complimentary night at Balmain Wharf Apartments. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.


  1. Posted March 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Wow, the view from the deck is amazing!
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    • Posted March 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

      It was truly amazing – and to be able to sit out there on a nice sunny afternoon and just enjoy the nice weather and a tasty home-cooked meal was one of the best accommodation experiences we’ve had.

  2. Posted March 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful view – love the video too. Happy belated birthday, Amy!
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  3. Posted March 14, 2012 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Now that’s what I call a room with a view! Sydney is one of the most amazing places we have been to.
    Stu recently posted..Tate Modern, London

    • Posted March 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

      It sure was Stu – but it wasn’t just a room, we had everything! If we had the opportunity to live here, we’d be there in a heartbeat.

  4. Posted March 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    I wasn’t really taken by Balmain the first time I visited but the more I go there the more I like it! Looks like a beautiful spot to stay, glad to see you enjoyed it! 🙂
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  5. Posted May 3, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Amazing view of the harbour and bridge!
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