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Glenella Guest House

56 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Blackheath
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Hope Island, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Margaret and Rowan are the recent new owners of this grand old colonial home avaiable within walking distance of good coffee and food and interesting eclectic mix of shops to browse. We arrived on a rain soaked day to a very warm welcome from Margaret. The lounge entry is glorious with pressed meyal ceiling and comfortable period furniture. Two separate... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at Glenella is like stepping into history. The beautiful old property is faithful to it's era, with modern comforts. The guesthouse is a few metres away from the centre of Blackheath, so walking distance to shops and restaurants. The hosts are friendly and welcoming - nothing is too much trouble. Rooms are small, but clean and comfortable. Hot breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed with Margaret and Rowan who were wonderful hosts. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the hospitality was warm and welcoming . Breakfast was a great start to the day. Especially loved the fresh hot cross buns that Judith baked fresh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled on this excellent value when arriving in Blackheath without any accommodation. Welcoming owners who showed an interest in our travels and recommended other places to visit during our short stay. Room was pleasant / comfortable and breakfast was exceptional. Thoroughly recommend to others.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 March 16, 2015

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 March 6, 2015

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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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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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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