RedPanda: Comfortable Urban Habitat

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Cooper St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia
Stephen & Belinda

Red Panda’ provides a spacious and comfortable urban habitat for relaxing, exploring or working in Australia’s busiest metropolis. In Australia's most fashionable suburb, Surry Hills, Red Panda is quiet yet only two blocks from Central Station.

Your host, Stephen & Belinda
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Red Panda’ provides a spacious and comfortable urban habitat for relaxing, exploring or working in Australia’s busiest metropolis. In Australia's most fashionable suburb, Surry Hills, Red Panda is quiet yet only two blocks from Central Station.

The Space

Welcome to Australia's most stylish suburb! Surry Hills is also our favourite suburb in Australia – stay a while and discovery why (see link below). Nestling two blocks from Central Station, three blocks from the cafes, bars and quirky shops of Crown Street, and a few blocks from Oxford Street, ‘Red Panda’ provides a quiet, spacious and comfortable urban habitat for relaxing, exploring or working in Australia’s busiest metropolis. The one-bedroom apartment has high ceilings, and is in a renovated Katie’s warehouse building in the heart of the wholesale fashion district. A rooftop pool and tennis court overlook the CBD and the Surry Hills District. On the roof with a cocktail by the pool you can watch the sun set over the Blue Mountains and the city light up. This one bedroom apartment includes:
-Stylish bar kitchen with European appliances
-Dining area
-Air conditioning
-Bath, shower, laundry and ironing facilities
-1 queen sized bed and 1 sofa bed
-100% cotton towels, sheets and pillows by Sydney's own 'ecodownunder'
-Tea and coffee facilities
-Extensive book,dvd and video library (key themes travel, language, history, humour, East Asia)
-Lift access
-Visitor parking access (weekends and after hours only)
-Access to pool, tennis court and gym in the building
Red Panda is a personal, fun and friendly apartment – visitors are invited to relax and enjoy the experience, relax and not take life too seriously. Email and booking enquiries to (email hidden)

We ask guests to keep in mind that this is a private home available to you as a full apartment for your stay. We are contactable if there is a problem, but we don't provide a full hotel service and don't have a 24/7 reception service (the keys may be arranged for collection nearby). We thank guests in advance for being considerate and respectful in their communications, as we are to our guests.

*Special Notice re: Christmas/ New Years 2014: I'm sorry, we are not able to advise on availability at this time.

*Article on Surry Hills-
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Guest Access

Guests have access to entire apartment, a rooftop pool, gym on mezzanine level on Lacey entrance, and Central Station, CBD, Chinatown, Crown Street and Moore Park in easy walking distance.

Interaction with Guests

Interaction with guests is on arrival during business hours. After hours arrivals may require key collection (email hidden)/hotel.

The Neighborhood

Surry Hills is Australia's most stylish suburb, but with very different roots. The Ruth Park novel "The Harp In The South" describes the Surry Hills of the early 20th century, where poor Anglo-Celtic families struggled in a life of poverty and hardship in a warren of small terrace houses and dirt lanes. Surry Hills is now a vibrant mix of cutting-edge bars, cafes, art galleries and fashion houses, stretching from the metropolis of the CBD, Chinatown and Central Station, to the green expanse and stadium and entertainment complex of Moore Park. The bright nightlife and gay pride of Oxford street borders Surry Hills' shady terrace-house-lined streets. There is always more to discover in our most favourite suburb in Australia, and it's right next to the business centre of Australia's biggest city.

Getting around

The apartment is two blocks away from Central Railway station, which is a centre of city/airport/state & interstate trains; buses; and light rail. Car parking holds special challenges. Walking is recommended.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $48 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $774 /week
Monthly Price: $2418 /month
Cleaning Fee: $73
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • We had a great stay at Red Panda. Location was great - lots of restaurants and cafés nearby and able to walk to the city and the harbour. Interaction with the hosts was easy, encountered no problems whatsoever. Highly recommended, would definitely stay if in Sydney again.

    June 2014
  • The host was great, they were more than accommodating for my very early arrival! The place is well located in Surry Hills and makes it easy to get to Central Station and in between great restaurants and cafe's.

    May 2014
  • Great location. Belinda and Stephen were most accommodating and helpful in my stay.

    April 2014
  • Great little apartment in a great location. Central enough to everything you need. Belinda was a great host too, communication was always quick, easy and helpful.

    March 2014
  • Brilliant stay at RedPanda. Very clean and ideal location minutes from Central station. Belinda and Stephen were very helpful and we good at communication. I would recommend this apartment to anyone. Thanks for a great experience!

    December 2013
  • This place is all about location, 5 minutes walk to central station and Sydney's CBD.
    The unit has all you need to be comfortable and has a great roof top pool. There are plenty of bars in the area with well priced meals and happy hour drinks, a personal favourite was the Evening Star Hotel with their fifteen dollar rib fillet steaks. Belinda was great to deal with and if I'm back in the area again Red Panda will be on my list to stay.

    November 2013
  • The flat was very nice, all commodities, a large space. You feel like at home.
    It´s was really easy to get the key and a nice and usefull note was specially written for our arrival.
    You are in a great neighbourhood with restaurants, shops, really nice with animation.

    November 2013
  • One good thing about this apartment is the location close to the Central Station and some of the best cafes in the area.
    The other good thing about this apartment is the comfortable bed.
    These alone could justify the choice to stay here and overlook the fact that the place needs a really good scrub, the light switches were broken in the entry and bathroom a filthy pigeon is breeding on the balcony and has squirted droppings all over the place, the dishwasher could be full of dirty plates (as was the case when I arrived) and there is a sense that someone had left in a rush without any care.

    October 2013
  • Red panda is very private and comfy apartment which is very well located to all nice eateries and public transport yet very quite. Belinda is helpful host and let me stayed over little to complete my office work over the check out time, even though she had to turnover the place to make it ready for another guest. My 3 nights were very good and will book it again if required.

    October 2013
  • The Red Panda was a great location for exploring Surry Hills yet also close enough to walk to downtown areas. The bed was very comfortable and the location was quiet. Belinda was a great hostess and even came back so we could pick up something we'd left behind. We greatly appreciated being able to do a load of laundry in the suite as well.

    September 2013
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Stephen - I'm a friendly, fun, decent and surprisingly sensible young man with a love of international travel, cultural exchange, new experiences and creativity. I travel overseas often for work and pleasure. While I'm away, I would like to share my home with you so you can experience what Sydney has to offer in a comfortable, peaceful, original and colourful home environment. While I'm away, you'll be most likely to meet with my best friend and business partner Belinda, who works a block away (pictured with me). As for me, I'm Australian with English parents, originally from Adelaide, and I've previously lived in Hanoi, Darwin, Canberra and Phnom Penh.
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