Brody House

Top choice guest house in Southern Pest

Offering retro chic at its hippest, this one-time residence of the prime minister when parliament sat at No 8 (today's Italian Cultural Centre) has been refurbished but not altered substantially. It features antique furnishings and modern art blending seamlessly in its eight unique guestrooms and three suites dedicated to local and international artists. A minor drawback is the lack of a lift.

The public rooms are light, breezy and enormous, with eclectic decor.