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Lyrebird Bed & Breakfast

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A colonial, rustic Australian home close to National Parks,cafes, Chatswood Theatre, shopping centre and public transport with easy access to Sydney's city centre.
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Easy walk to Chatswood or Roseville stations. Very tiny room with a very tiny bathroom. Worse still, when we went to use the bathroom for the first time, the door to it fell of. Yes it was fixed the next day although the dirt that was under the door remained there. The small
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Response from LyrebirdBandB, Owner at Lyrebird Bed & Breakfast
Responded 30 Jan 2015
Thank you for your feedback Gary. We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay. We did apologise to you in person about the door straight away which you accepted. It is a lightweight louvre door and it was a friction connection which came loose after 5 years unexpectedly. We will definitely monitor this in future. The room size is described on all of our sites and although it is not large, it is adequate for one or two people for shorter stays. There is a small balcony and little garden with a garden bench for guests to also use as outside space. We have purposely left the room uncluttered as it is not a big room and the knick knacks on the shelves are to make the room feel homely and less like a "hotel" room which we are happily the opposite of. There is also a large cupboard for storage of suitcases and hanging space to keep things out of the way as well. We are continuously maintaining the house and are in the middle of renovating the house and land which is ongoing (it's been a huge 5 years project so far since we bought our lovely old home!)
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Lyrebird is my favourite port of call when I need to come into Sydney on business. The location is close to the Roseville train station yet removed enough to be in a quiet area surrounded by bush - a perfect retreat after slogging it out in the CBD all day. The room has
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Nice quite spot in busy city. Near trains and shopping at Chatswood. Sarah and Graeme have restored this cottage well. Has nice stone wall feel. Lyrebird Lodge has plenty of space with a large deck for outside use that has garden view.
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We hate to write a negative review but feel the need to offer an honest account of our experience. With more care and attention this could be so good. We booked the B&B Lorikeet Room for seven nights with a one night 'gap' half way through. On arrival we cruised up and down
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Response from LyrebirdBandB, Owner at Lyrebird Bed & Breakfast
Responded 21 Oct 2013
Thanks for your review Stewart and Sue. We are sorry our Lorikeet room did not meet your expectations. This is however an opportunity to explain our set up. There are two options when booking our accommodation. We offer self catering accommodation in either a Queen room with ensuite or a 2 bed apartment with a fully fitted kitchen (breakfast provisions can be provided upon request at an extra cost) in a peaceful and practical setting. We are neither a serviced apartment/room or a hotel, which is reflected in our pricing. If guests are after a hands on service then they would be better suited to booking a local hotel or high rise serviced apartment which would include a daily service, linen change and possibly breakfast, however would cost more accordingly. What we do offer is personal space, a clean comfortable self contained room and a friendly smile (and travel advice, ideas for eating out, some company if a guest would like it...) Our typical guest is looking for self catering accommodation enjoying their privacy with a private entrance in a bush setting at a very reasonable rate. They love our location because they say its like staying in the country with the city and public transport within easy reach. We have shared many a story and glass of wine with guests on the balcony over the years. Many guests return again and again and some have become family friends. For guests staying 7 nights plus we do a weekly change of bed linen and towels and a room clean (we like to do our small bit for the environment and think once a week is more than adequate) Stewart and Sue stayed 5 nights then 2 nights (went away overnight) so got 8 nights effectively for a weekly rate (less than $80 per night). With regards to the carpet, we totally agree and it actually needs replacing, which we are doing in November as we have a suitable gap in bookings to do this. If guests wish to have proper cooking/kitchen/washing up facilities then we suggest booking our 2 bed apartment. We used to provide a breakfast in the main house for our Queen room guests, however stopped this a few months ago as our new addition to the family arrived at the end of June this year. We also identified that almost all of our guests preferred to be left alone with their own eating arrangements at a more budget friendly rate (we lowered pricing accordingly with no daily service) as most are here to spend time with family, work or see the sites of Sydney. With regards to location, all guests are provided with maps and instructions to find us (we are in a heritage/conservation zone and therefore have no signage off the main Street) Our house is tucked away from the main street which makes it more private and therefore a little more difficult to find first time but most of our guests find us with no problem. We would love to hear from future guests who want to live like a local in private, quiet surroundings!
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Myself, my friend and my parents stayed in the Lyrebird Lodge for nearly 3 weeks and we coudn't have had a better experience. There are two bedrooms, a large kitchen, huge bathroom, TV room, dining room table and huge veranda with a table and couch. Needless to say we had more
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"Lorikeet room has a nice private entry and outdoor area!"
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AustraliaNew South WalesGreater SydneyWilloughbyRoseville
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