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Glenella Guest House

56 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Blackheath
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My sister and I stayed here for 2 nights. We booked a twin room but there was an error in the booking and we were given a double room. The owners didn't have a spare room but sorted out another bed for the room ASAP. Nothing was too much problem for them. The place has a really nice feel about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Your hosts meet you at the door and show you to your room, describing the old house and its facilities --- such a refreshing change from a hotel (small or large). This is why we stayed in a guest house -- and a place away from busy Katoomba. Margaret and Rowan are lovely (new) hosts who are personable and friendly.... More 

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Glenella, Owner at Glenella Guest House, responded to this review

This is my first response in TripAdvisor, prompted by the many kind words and encouragement given to us at Glenella. We've been fortunate as new owners to have received such great support from our guests and from the community of Blackheath - we do appreciate it all. Christiine, we enjoy having guests like you and it's so good to read... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Glenella Guest House was a stop on our week long inn to inn crossing of the Blue Mountains. Relatively new owners are transforming a previously tired historic guest-house into a most charming place to stay.Although the ensuite rooms are small they are tidy and well appointed. The public spaces are wonderful. Location was perfect...only one block from the Central... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We have visited the Blue Mountains on 11/2 travelling by car from Sydney. We choose Glenella Lodge as it is located on an heritage house and based on the advice of Lonely Planet. We were very lucky as the lodge exceeded our expectations. The location, the decor and the patio are lovely and the house maintains the old features, for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Rowen and Margaret were very friendly, informal and relaxed. Good value rooms with breakfast included. Old world charm, Glenella has a rich history and the new owners are slowly returning it to its former glory. A popular Thai restaurant is housed within the establishment. Glenella is close to shops, restaurants and blue mountain walks/hikes. Would definitely stay again.

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Yass, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The house's renovation is sympathetic to it's heritage and the location is very handy to Blackheath yet peaceful and in leafy surroundings. The breakfast was wonderful and plentiful with cereal and cooked breakfast, finished off with fresh fruit. Everything was relaxed and quiet and we didn't hear the couple next door or others outside. The Thai restaurant in the house... More 

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Bundanoon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We booked a standard room, it was the only one left, but as we were only sleeping one night and were visiting friends we were only going to be sleeping there and not spending any time in the room so the size of the room didn't worry us. The room was very clean, as was the ensuite. Bed was comfortable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Being a local I am very excited about the new ownership and refurbishment taking place at this beautiful old Blackheath icon! It has had a long history of being a wonderful, hospitable guest house/restaurant and is now getting the renovation it deserves. The new owners (great travellers themselves), seem to be relishing the opportunity to bring back to life this... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We loved this place. We wanted to stay in places with character and this definitely fits the bill. This is an old building so has a few blemishes but that is more than made up for by its features and history. The new owners Margaret and Rowan couldn't have been more helpful, friendly and informative. The guest house is brilliant... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had a wonderful couple of nights at Glenella whilst doing some bushwalks. The new owners were wonderful. Very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The room was great, well equipped and comfortable.

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