UPSTAIRS COMFY BEDROOM WITH BALCONY
This property offers a shared bathroom and a separate upstairs toilet and downstairs guest toilet.
Laundry facilities, modern kitchen,ceramic (hob) with and electric oven and dishwasher.
Close to Tempe Station (approx 15 to 20 mins walk) and Earlwood Shopping Centre, as well as Marrickville city centre.
5 to 10 minute to the airport by taxi.
Surrounded by parks and cycle ways. A short walk to the Cook River and Tempe Station
Good place to stay when you have to go to the Airport. Very easy to drive into the CBD. Trainstation is just 10 min to walk.
All in all a good and clean place to stay
Great stay as always!
I didn't get the chance to meet Al but Mona is a really lovely person. The place was really comfortable, nice and clean, the breakfast is great. It's a nice and short walk to the train to go to the CBD or the airport, and the place is really quiet and pretty.
It was my first home stay and I was far from being disappointed.
I highly recommend this place!
Overall, The apartment was as it looked in photos. I came during a holiday time, so I cannot comment on the hospitality that many do, even though I wish I could as would have been nice. Prior to arriving, emails were not best way to get follow up, even on AirBnB as had to do multiple follow ups and took a while for response, but if I did text once have reservation and get access to number, then response was reasonable. Al's Wife was very good about responding on text if anything came up.
Overall, good freedom to go and come as needed, about 10 miute walk to subway and quick to get into CBD and decent accommodation for price. And as long as your not too worried about getting immediate response, would recommend it! Will consider again next time I am in Sydney.
The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Great spot and host...clean, large rooms and good breakie. Highly recommend.
It is hard to review Al's room, because he's such a nice person. As other reviews say, he is super-friendly, laid-back and easy going. He goes out of his way to make you feel at home and is happy to give you a lift to the train station, or take you food shopping with him.
However, this wouldn't be a fair review if I didn't talk about the room and the house. The room is the most basic kind of room - one double bed, a lamp and no more. I know Al just moved into a new house, but the blinds were broken, the bed linen a bit old & the room so bare it was a bit sad. This may change with time, but for now it is not very comfortable and certainly not cozy or homey.
In general, it could've been a bit cleaner - the carpet in the room, the toilet, the shower floor, the shower and the floor downstairs. They all had stains on the floor and a few hairs, not very pleasant.
All that said, if you want to stay somewhere with a friendly host, this is the place. Plus it's 10 min by taxi from the airport, perfect to crash if you've arrived late or are leaving early.
Maru stayed for one night. She arrived late and left early around 9 when I took her to the station as her luggage very heavy for her to manage. We raced from the booth to meet the train with about a minute to spare.. The house had been cleaned that afternoon. It was full of guests (4 rooms) so a little difficult to dive in, in between everyone to check the toilet and the bathroom.
As for the decor it is exactly as it is in the photograph. I understand that Maru is an 'artist'. That being said our profile says that we are in the throes of furnishing etc. As for the linen it was brand new, as was the bed and the mattress, pillows etc. The carpets are as they were when we moved in. About 2 years old and had just been steam cleaned the week before. There are one or two marks that cannot be removed.
Guests who was checking out this morning saw this review and couldn't understand it as this is the third time they have stayed here and are quite open and honest.
That being said Maru did not mention or discuss anything with me while she was here, as I could have checked everything immediately, or during our drive to the station which I would expect from a fellow host who would expect the same from her guests.
My first stay with Airbnb was at Al's house. Clean and welcoming, I felt well looked after and would recommend Al as a host without hesitation.
Great, comfortable stay as always, with friendly, generous host. I would recommend this place, and look forward to staying there again.
AI is a very nice super warm person! His place is clean and big. so close to the airport and the train station. Meeting him in Sydney was a highlight in my trip. Highly recommended this place for everyone!