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Glenella Guest House

56 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, 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
    4 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Glenella is a traditional house with lovely verandah out front. We arrived on a crisp winter afternoon and the welcome and the property were warm - we spread ourselves out in the lounge in front of the open fire before and after dinner. We had the family rooms - two bedrooms connected by a shared bathroom which was perfect for... More 

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Newcastle, NSW, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glenella Guest House is a lovely old home in the centre of Blackheath. Great location, just a short walk to local eateries, shops and The Emporium Antique Gallery. Also a short drive to magnificent lookouts at Govetts Leap, Pulpit Rock, Evans Lookout and Hargaves Lookout. Great hosts, free wifi and yummy hot brekky. We were there on an icy night... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My wife recently surprised me with a night away at Glenella and it's a great spot - can't wait to see what Margaret does to the place over the next few years. Cosy, comfortable, well located and very reasonable from a pricing viewpoint. Love that I was able to manage the fire in the living area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Found this place by chance and a great find. Rowan and Margaret couldn't have been more helpful - fabulous to hear their plans for the future and also their strong desire to keep things close to the history and community of the place. Am sure will be an excellent very soon. Rowan kindly ran us to Pulpit rock for the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Firstly a large thank you to the owners, Rowan and Margaret for being lovely hospitable hosts. If you are looking for an enjoying getaway at a reasonable price, then Glenella ticks many boxes. Although our room was very small, the beds were comfortable and exceptionally clean. We enjoyed a cooked breakfast each day and a small continental buffet awaits with... More 

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

It's basic, clean with a good bed and pillows. Could work on serving presentation for breakfast. Gap around the door meant we could hear every word and person who came past the room. Thankfully we had quiet and considerate neighbours. Oh and don't water down the shampoo that's stingy.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We found wonderful guests who made our stay in the blue mountains extraordinary. Rowan was eager to provide advices on where to hike with tons of explanations regarding this side of the country. The hotel is a little bit old fashioned, but the rooms are very comfortable, there is free wifi, and the included breakfast is delicious.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Writing this review sitting by the cozy fireplace of this vintage guesthouse. Host is friendly, rooms are cozy. Shower/bathroom facilities are good. There is free WiFi. Thai Restaurant is full of people. Would stay here again.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Margaret and Rowan are re-building the reputation of this vintage B&B as rapidly as they are renovating its heritage building. There is still a little way to go to make it really cosy on a cold autumn night but the rooms are clean and comfortable and breakfast in the huge restaurant is excellent - as is the coffee. A sun-downer... More 

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Yallingup, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Stayed here during the Sydney "superstorm", so didn't see Blackheath at its best. However Margaret and Rowan, and their staff, could not have been nicer. They gave us information on local walks and ferried us about, and light the fire in the reception area that we huddled around quite a bit. Breakfast very good, with a willing barista for multiple... More 

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