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Glenella Guest House

56 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Blackheath
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dave_Guia Magenta, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Magenta, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is difficult to provide an overall rating because there's good and not so good. As for the good...the beds are very comfy and the room was very clean with a good reverse cycle air conditioner. The rooms are very small with no where to sit other than on the bed (we had the "standard" - least expensive room). The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Glenella on a gorgeous Autumn weekend, sun was shining. Hostess Kate was very friendly and helpful. She told us all about her Triathlon training - admirable to say the least! Rooms were comfortable and we slept well with the windows open letting in the fresh mountain air. Had a leisurely breakfast on the deck - mocha coffees... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

What a let-down this place was, not at all what we were expecting from reading the website. The photographs were particularly misleading. From the moment we arrived and saw the advertising hoardings outside, we realised that we would not be staying in a charming B&B but in a Thai restaurant with a few rooms. There was no-one around to welcome... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We spent two nights at Glenella's while hiking in the Blue Mountains. We stayed there as part of our arrangement with Auswalk so we were tied into the restaurant there for dinner. We were greeted by Erin who was a charming, friendly and helpful person. She managed the hotel part of the house during the day. She also made our... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

At the moment there are major bush fires and closed roads in the mountains. I requested for a change of date NOT A CANCELLATION. I have been told I have to pay for the weekend. When I expressed amazement (one of us is asthmatic and one needs to fly out of Sydney on Sunday PM) I was told I should... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed two nights in this authentic guesthouse with rooms and stained glas windows from the beginning of the 20th century, or may be older. It was a guesthouse from the beginning! If you like that then you definitly go there. It gives you a clear idea of what it was like in the past, but with all the amuinities... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Upon arrival we discovered that our bathroom had not been cleaned (the toilet hadn't even been flushed properly!). The owner/hostess wasn't around so we complained to one of the ladies from the thai restaurant attached to the guesthouse. When we returned to the room the toilet had been cleaned but the vanity and shower were still dirty. Also the room... More

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Sydney, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Glenella is such a famous site in the Blue Mountains largely due to its former glory as one of the unique fine diners outside Sydney. It is a beautiful property, a lovely old mountains house which has been updated only so far as is necessary for modern conditions. This of course means the layout has had to adjust to include... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed two nights in a standard room and it was very good value. The bed was comfortable and the ensuite was clean &, bright. Breakfast (continental plus full cooked) was included and was served without delay. Katherine, the owner/manager, was always friendly & courteous and we noted her willingness to offer help to guests needing local guidance. The in-house... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Catherine was very friendly and a wonderful host. She promptly greeted us as we arrived and showed us to our rooms where tea and biscuits awaited us. Our standard room and bathroom was quite small but clean. We did find that there was no place to put our suitcases but a dresser was provided to put clothing into for our... More

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Also Known As:
Glenella Guest House Blackheath, Blue Mountains
Address: 56 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Blackheath
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Blackheath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heritage-listed Glenella Guest house is within walking distance of local shops, restaurants and bush walks. Public transport is within minutes from the property, as well as off-street parking available. All rooms offer private en-suite facilities with queen beds. Lounge has fireplace for winter, flat-screen TV & access to a fridge. ... more   less 
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