Welcome to our New Look Hotel!

Over the past 3 years, Watsons Bay Bouqtique Hotel has been slowly under going some important changes. A beautiful hotel which has existed for many years, Watsons needed a make over. While a beautiful space to come and enjoy, we realised there was room for improvement and we started to make plans and get this thing going!

After a long search and a couple of false starts, Sibella Court, internationally renowned interior designer, was commissioned for her eclectic style and her great love of history and all things nautical. Not only does she have a great eye for detail, but her sourcing capabilities are second to none. Securing Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel some of the most intricate and beautiful pieces from not just Australia, but from around the world, the rooms started to take shape and were reinvigorated into the relaxed yacht club vibe we had been dreaming of.

Fast forward to 2019, and we head into the final stages of our Hotel refresh. In just a few short months, our already beautiful hotel had finally reached completion! The rooms were everything we had hoped for and more. Sibella used her skills to recreate what we had envisioned as the Watsons Way – A coastal home away from home.

Check out below for a full run down of what’s changed, and more info on how our project came to life!

The Finer Details

Sibella Court

Acclaimed creative Sibella has refurbed all 32 rooms in our boutique hotel, rounding out stage one of a full design transformation weaving her signature immersive style into Watsons Bay while paying tribute to our nautical heritage. Sibella’s experience in curating hotel spaces means she has an eye for the functional details too, such as movable mirrors in our wedding suite for styling at all angles and decorative hooks for the all important bridal dress photo moments.

Sibella Court in a room at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Curious & Playful

Sibella’s vision has given the rooms a curious and playful theme – furniture shapes reminiscent of an old fashioned yacht club are updated with colourful patterns and textures, vintage finds juxtaposed with modern classics and mixed materials create eclectic lounging spaces, working spaces are surrounded by great art and objects of intrigue and lush greenery brings freshness and life in to the rooms.

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Room Overlooking the Water

Make it Feel like Home!

Our aim? We want Watsons to feel more like home, with a cosyness to the room which makes you want to come back time and time again. The best compliment we’ve been given? Our guests want to move in! Kicking back and relaxing is the Watsons way, and these rooms help you do  that day in and day out.


harbour loft room

Our Favourite Part…

With so many reasons to love our new rooms, our favourite design element has to be the beautiful wood paneling. It brings warmth to the room and creates a feature piece that softens the space. Paneling pared with all the beautiful individually sourced artworks and vintage finds, our rooms feel fresh and lush, somewhere you want to have breakfast in bed every day!

Wood paneling in our hotel rooms

Book Direct & Save!

Endless summers await at Watsons, and now’s the time to book directly with us and save 35% on your stay*! Our beachside playground awaits, because there’s nothing better than a dip in the salt water, the fresh breeze and a cocktail in hand to watch the sun set over the dazzling Sydney Harbour.


*Subject to availability. Discount has already been applied, simply choose the rate upon check out. Black out dates apply, please enquire with our team.

Watsons Bay Harbour King room

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