5 Fun Valentines Day Facts

valentines day picnic

1. 220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentines Day each year.

2. In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentines Day card.

3. 3% of pet owners will give Valentines Day gifts to their pets!

4. 15% of women on Valentines Day will send themselves flowers.

5. The cost of long stem red roses increase an average of 30% in the week leading up to Valentines Day!


Join us this Valentines Day! Spoil your lover with a romantic candlelit Italian dinner in Beach Club dining room, or venture outdoors for a picnic at sunset overlooking Sydney’s sparkling harbour.

Take away a couples picnic for $120 (includes antipasto platter + bottle of wine), or enjoy the full table service for $100pp (includes cocktail on arrival + 3 course dinner)

Bookings essential!
T: (02) 9337 5444
E: reservations@watsonsbayhotel.com.au

3 Course Italian Feast Menu:

Italian Feast Menu

Sunset Picnic Menu:

Watsons Picnic Menu


Ahead of this Mondays Super Bowl 50 game, here are some fun and interesting facts that you may not know: 


The number one spot for the most preferred beverage to drink during the game is undoubtedly beer! We consume over 325 million gallons during the game. This has stayed the steady number one and we don’t think its going to change anytime soon


On average, 1,200 calories will be consumed by individuals during the game, made up of nachos, burgers, hotdogs and beer


The Green Bay Packers were the first team to ever win the Super Bowl


Estimates suggest that during the Super Bowl, we consume eight million pounds of guacamole with 14,500 tons of chips, and over 1.2 billion chicken wings.


This is the only year that the NFL is abandoning the classic Roman numeral label, thinking that Super Bowl 50 sounds more appealing than Super Bowl L.


The cost of Super Bowl ads has hit an almost absurd $5 million for a 30-second spot, up 11% from last year.


Come watch the Super Bowl at Watsons Bay. Click here to check out all the details!


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This Australia Day, grab a pair of thongs, your fave sunnies and your Australian Flag and head on down to the Beach Club to enjoy our Aussie BBQ plate with a cold beer.

What better way to celebrate Australia Day than with your mates and your family down by the Beach soaking up everything that Australia has to offer! With live music, views of the harbour and a Aussie BBQ, our beachfront venue provides the perfect location for this Australia Day.

WATSSUP will begin the morning with their Stand Up Paddle Boarding races. Register your interest here and join in the action. The highlight event is the “Every Man and his Dog” Race, so start training with the pooch and hit the water. Check out some snaps from last years event

If Paddling is not for you, come on down, grab some breakky and a coffee and watch the morning events unfold. With the sun shining, it will be sure to be a fantastic day for people of all ages!

Hang around for the afternoon fun with live DJs playing Triple J classics all afternoon.




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3. Entry is through Instagram.
4. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
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6. Competition entrants must be over the age of 18.
1. The competition commences on 19/01/15 at 10.00AM EST .The winners will be chosen at random, at the Promoter’s premises on the last day of each month at 12:00PM EST.
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2. There will be no unclaimed prize draw. If the Promoter is unable to contact the winner to claim fulfillment of the promotional prize, that winner will forfeit the prize in its entirety. The Promoter will not be liable for a winner who cannot be contacted and therefore forfeits their prize and no correspondence will be entered into.
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There was no better way to bring in the start of 2016 than with The Surf Lodge and Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel!

The partnership between these two iconic venues delivered the ultimate New Years Day event that brought the top crowds from Sydney to celebrate the first day of 2016. It was THE party to be at in Sydney on January 1st!

The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel turned into the perfect host for this amazing event. All the way from the Hamptons, The Surf Lodge, bought their unique style and joined us to create ultimate beachside NYD party! Thankfully, Sydney put on a show with the weather and it was the perfect afternoon sunshine. We bought NY style live music to the chic crowds of Sydney.

Dan Single and BAMBI Northwood joined us for the afternoon, kicking back on the DJ decks with a bottle of their delicious Rose ‘Bird in Hand’, the perfect drink for the sunny afternoon.

International artist BORNS put on a chilled acoustic set in the afternoon, playing their chart hits as well as covers by some of the favorites. This Surf Lodge band set the afternoon vibe before the party kicked on upstairs in our Sunset Room. The DJ lineup included Australian DJs SET MO, OLI BENZ & Deutsch Duke, providing beats to get the party started!

Pared Eyewear bought their sunglasses, Sunnylife, their inflatables and The Beach People, their towels. All adding a unique touch to the event and contributing to the ambiance.

Photobooths, sponsored by Tinder., were placed around the venue allowing guests to capture and create memories from the  afternoon – the perfect memorabilia.  We also had a surf board artist from Bound By Sea who put on an incredible show for our VIP guests.

Our VIP lounge guests were treated to an amazing afternoon filled with drinks, nibbles and good times.  The VIP lounges were the perfect spots for guests to kick back and socialize with the friends over a glass of Moet, bucket of coronas, Fiji water and coconut water.

This New Years Day event was an event talked about by many and enjoyed by all!

Thank you to The Surf Lodge, all our sponsors and everyone who chose to spend the first day of 2016 with us!


Check out all the images in our gallery

New Years Eve 2015 | What A Night!

What a night! – our New Years Eve event was one for the books!

People from all over Sydney showed up in their best outfits with their glamourous smiles to bring in the New Year with their friends and family by the bay. Sydney put on its best weather for the evening, allowing the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel to put on an amazing evening with a spectacular background sunset over Sydney harbour before the midnight fireworks.

The crowds came ready for a fun night and excited to bring in the New Year at Sydneys best venue. With the flowing drinks, live DJs and amazing vibes it was the ultimate beachside party! Guests danced away while the sun set, and took in the incredible sights of the midnight fireworks lighting up the city skyline!

Our DJ decks were overlooking the Watsons Bay Beach promenade and with our amazing DJ lineup, the Beachclub was rocking til the AM with tunes from Kato and Mo’Funk.  Fear of Dawn were the headliners and bought in the New Year in style. With drinks rolling and music pumping, the vibes throughout the hotel would be hard to beat!

As midnight approached, guests flowed onto our Top Deck balconies and down to the beach front to join in the countdown until midnight and catch the best views of the amazing fireworks. As midnight hit, the glitter canons exploded and the vibe was electric.

Ciroc cocktails and Aperol Spritz were the drinks of the night. VIP guests were treated to complimentary drinks & nibbles at the beginning of the night, ready to get the party started. Our Top Deck balcony was the perfect place to catch the afternoon sunset and the views of the fireworks over the Sydney skyline. The lower Beachclub was where the ultimate party was, with the tunes creating the perfect vibes. No matter where you were in the venue, the event was enjoyed by all!

The countdown is now on for NYE 2016!

Check out some snaps from the night on our Facebook Page





As New Years Eve comes around again, the pressure and expectation to have the best night ever is high! While we have provided the perfect location, tunes and view of the fireworks, there are things that you can do to ensure your night goes off without a glitch and you have a night to remember!

Here are our top 5 tips to have an amazing New Year Eve and bring in 2016 with a bang


  1. Get together with a good group of people. Whether it’s your besties or your family, bringing in the New Year with the people you love is the best way to do it.


  1. Be comfortable! New Year Eve is a long night and rocking something that is uncomfortable is not going to be fun! Don’t ditch the killer heels or party dress, just ensure they have been broken in first and aren’t going to cause you any misery.


  1. It’s New Years and that means the drinks will be flowing generously. Don’t drink too much too quickly. Like we said, New Years is a long night and nobody wants to pass out before the fireworks at midnight! Especially when the view from the Beachclub is like no other!


  1. Have a plan! Try and have an idea of how the night is going to play out… How are you getting there? How are you going to get home? This will make the night stress free and easy! Take advantage of our shuttle buses and extended ferries.
  2. Click here to book.


  1. Finally, ENJOY YOURSELF AND HAVE FUN! With the music playing, the drinks flowing and laughs all round, you are bound to have a great night! NYE at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is the ultimate beachside party!


BRING ON 2016!

Take in the incredible views of Sydney Harbour and the amazing atmosphere down by the bay and have the best New Years to date!



Locals Christmas Party 2015

The locals came out in full swing yesterday afternoon to celebrate the holiday season with us!

Families and friends came together over a few drinks and a beautiful sunny afternoon – the perfect ending to a busy year! We had delicious Paella being cooked by our chefs, a sausage sizzle as well as our famous Fish n’ Chips! The Christmas music got everybody in the holiday spirit, with all the classics playing throughout the afternoon.

There was something for everyone!

St. Peters Church joined us to lead some Christmas Carols, Havaianas were giving away free kids and babies thongs to all the locals, our resident fairy facepainter entertained the kids, Gelatissimo popped down with some bambino cones – the perfect dessert, and our local Gina was a familiar face for all!

Santa Clause rocked up to the Bay by boat, in true Watsons style, alongside his 2 elves and handed out Candy Canes to all the children who were filled with excitement.

It was the perfect way to celebrate Christmas with our loyal locals and we’re glad everyone had a fantastic time!

Check out all the photos from the afternoon here

Team Comanche Yacht Launch

It was the perfect evening to host the Team Comanche Yacht Launch Party in our beautiful Sunset Room. 

This new 100-ft supermaxi yacht is set to push the boundaries at this years Sydney to Hobart annual Yacht Race and has the ultimate goal of taking out the honours. Owned by Jim Clarke and his beautiful wife Kristy Heinz, the Comanche is the culmination of a two year project and is the favourite for the race.

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel had the honour of hosting the Yacht Launch Party welcoming the Comanche Team to Australia. With an amazing antipasto station and seafood experience station, all guests were treated to a delicious spread. Special guests included Richard Wilkinson and Melissa Hoyer and the drink of the evening was an Italian Aperol Spritz.

Click here to check out all the images from the night!

Join us on Boxing Day to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and see the Comanche in actions! With panoramic views over Sydney Harbour, you will be sure to catch all the race actions while having your morning coffee and some delicious breakfast from our breakfast menu.

Afterwards stay back for the afternoon and party with us at our annual Yacht Club Party. There will be live DJ’s all day & night including special sets from MINX and Olympic Ayres, perfect vibes for the post race celebrations!

Tickets are still available to purchase here.


Nobody wants to be fighting through the huge crowds at busy shopping centres the day after Christmas!

Boxing Day is a time to soak up the sun and hang out with your mates so, why not head on down to the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel!

Our hotel provides the perfect location to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, while having your morning coffee and some delicious breakfast from our breakfast menu. With panoramic views over Sydney Harbour, you will be sure to catch all the action while relaxing in the morning sun.

If early starts and yacht races aren’t your thing, come down in the afternoon for our annual Yacht Club Boxing Day event. This year we are partnering with the cheeky and fun wine spritz brand SOFI. What better way to celebrate the silly season than a Beach Club party in the sunshine overlooking Sydney’s sparkling harbour!

There will be live DJ’s all day & night including special sets from MINX and Olympic Ayres, perfect vibes for the afternoon session. VIP tickets are available for $30 which include exclusive bar & balcony access to the best views of the Sydney Harbour, plus complimentary SOFI Spritz on arrival.

Tickets are also still available for our VIP Boxing Day Lunch, which includes a 2 course lunch and a 2 hour drinks package, plus a VIP ticket.

Click here to purchase your tickets or here view pictures from last year!