Testimonials

What guests are saying about Number 71 Bed & Breakfast

“If you want to actually see Sydney as a real working city, not as a tourist flytrap, this is the place to stay. Great owner, very friendly. Good, comfortable rooms with good amenities. Breakfast provided with a nearby cafe is tremendous.

Maybe not right if you feel some bizarre burning desire to be as close to the Harbour Bridge or Bondi Beach as possible (The first is two stops on the train, the second is a half-hour walk) but Bondi Junction has its own appeal and sense of adventure. And you certainly don’t feel like you’re being herded through a sightseeing conveyor belt, which to me makes it the best kind of place to stay.

If I’m ever back in Sydney for a few days, this is exactly where I’ll stay. Very much recommended.
CornishDoctor – Townsville, Australia (Reviewed 5 August 2012 on tripadvisor.com.au)

“Only Place for me in Sydney. I’ve been to Phylli’s many times over the past two years. I travel to Sydney for work every 3 months or so. Previously I’ve been staying in 5 star hotels but was tired of the sterile environments and getting homesick with all the traveling I do. My first stay at Phylli’s was like a fantasy of sensations! I fell in love on my very first night there! It’s an eclectic artists retreat, because that’s what Phylli is. Mind-full artwork and woodwork all over the home. Glass of shiraz from the local bottlo by the open fire is just the ticket for the evenings, if you’re not out exploring what Bondi has to offer. Showering in the ‘underwater cave’ bathroom! Then the comfy beds and non stop care of Phylli. A breakfast to nurture you for well past lunchtime. Seriously, why would you stay anywhere else? Thanks Phylli for my home away from home.
Julie – Robina, Australia (Reviewed 21 June 2012 on tripadvisor.com.au)

“Fantastic place. I found Number 71 quite out of the blue, needing a place close to Bondi. From the moment I arrived, I was made to feel welcome. Phylli goes out of her way to ensure that you have everything that you need, and always greets you with a smile. I now travel to sydney frequently, and always stay at Number 71. I have enjoyed each time that I have stayed there immensely. The Breakfasts in the morning are always superb, and the conversations that I have had with Phylli about travel and design have been always left me with a want to learn more. I can not recommend this B and B enough. I will definitely continue to stay at Number 71 whenever I am in Sydney.
Myles – Canberra, Australia (Reviewed 17 June 2012 on tripadvisor.com.au)

“Just loved it. This was our first time in a B & B, we were made to feel so welcomed and so at ease, lovely breakfast. When ever I visit Sydney in the future whether it be for a girls weekend or just to see a show & go shopping or any reason at all, I will stay at Number 71. With the beautiful open fire and such a cosy relaxed atmosphere & rooms. Thank You Phylli, I can honestly say I have never enjoyed a stay anywhere else like I enjoyed your place i will sing the praises of you B & B to everyone. My partner was so impressed with everything your B & B offered and with the close proximity to transport and the Westfield Shopping Center.
Maureen – Dubbo, Australia (Reviewed 15 May 2012 on tripadvisor.com.au)

“This is my second time here and I instantly feel at home, so comfortable eclectic and bohemian, I love it.
Samantha Goodburn – Adelaide Hills, South Australia

“We enjoyed staying here in this beautiful place! Your great breakfast is the best all over Australia.
Simone and Katja – Frankfurt, Germany

“Phylli this has been the best place we could have chosen for our stay in Sydney. The inspiring warm and open atmosphere… and your breakfast!!!!! Thanks for the fabulous bread, avocadoes, goat’s cheese, compote and all home made specials. You have made this week very special.
Tina and Direk – Hamburg, Germany

“What can we say that others haven’t mentioned yet?
It was wonderful to stay Phylli, it feels like home, that means we will be back soon.
Anja, Fiona and Tobias – Berlin, Germany

“Beautiful place, highly recommended to friends and family.
Gareth Warn – New Zealand

“Fantastic place, fabulous breakfast and wonderful host.
Maria and Johan – Sweden

“Phylli this is the 4th time I have stayed here and I love it, it feels just like home.”
Simon Tupman – Byron Bay, Australia

“As good as it gets.”
Jack – Ulladulla, NSW

“Thank you for having us on this ship of warmth, beauty, friendship love and great breakfasts. May it sail for ever.
Quisje and Luit, Denmark

“Welcoming, arty, easy, friendly, a home away from home.
Najma, Mulumbimby