As they say, “A change is as good as a holiday.”
Doesn’t matter if it’s last minute. Or even down the road.
The past several weeks have been rough around these parts and a change of scene (and a break from cooking dinner) was in dire need.
Just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Oxford St. and a 10 minute walk to the city, the hotel is conveniently located at 212 Riley St. Surry Hills.
For us, it was a quick 20 minute drive which was a perfect compromise for a getaway.
After checking in the late afternoon, we took a quick dip at the indoor swimming pool.
And just that hour of splashing around; knowing we didn’t have to be anywhere except where we wanted to be; that there was a nice, clean room with FREE Wi-Fi and comfortable beds waiting for us upstairs was enough respite for me.
Established back in the early 1790’s during the Sydney Cove settlement, Surry Hills is now a unique and beautiful mish mash of the old and new; quirky and classic.
With Both Crown and Bourke streets a quick walk from the hotel, there is immediate access to some of Sydney’s finest restaurants and most laid back cafes.
With its endless art galleries, vintage shops, boutiques and bookstores, Surry Hills is perfect for the unconventional shopper who’s happy to browse and simply get lost in time.
The next morning, after another dip in the pool, we went for a wander and discovered a cute coffee shop to have breakfast.
Mr Mo’s was a 3 minute walk around the corner on Campbell St and serves the most kick arse coffee I’ve had in a long time.
The twinions scoffed down the muffins, as well as overtaking my banana bread.
It was nice to be in an inner city café that was kid-friendly and hopefully we can head back there for another Sunday brunch.
Some things to consider when staying at the Cambridge Hotel:
For interstaters driving into Sydney, parking facilities are available at $28 a day.
Pool and gym:
There is a pool and spa located on the second floor. However, if you’re a gym user, patrons of the Cambridge Hotel can use the local Boxing Works studio (equipped with cardio machines and other gym equipment) at nearby Foveaux St. Just ask the receptionist to give you a pass.
Our stay was too short.
Despite being a Sydney local there was so much more I wanted to do and see.
The twinions also decided they didn’t want to leave, wanting to head back in the pool.
Sorry, dudes. Time to go home. Not that we had far to go. But it was already like another world away.
Have you ever had a staycation? If not, where would you have one?
***Big thanks to The Cambridge Hotel Sydney for providing a night’s free accommodation***
Joining Essentially Jess for #IBOT