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Briars Country Lodge & Inn

653 Moss Vale Road, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Bowral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Friends and I stayed at the Briars after a reunion dinner at the Briars Restaurant. A great choice as we were close to the restaurant (a two minute stroll) in a quiet, rural location.The well maintained room, large with a king size bed and offering a very pretty view of the lake, complete with water birds. Reception staff on arrival... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed there for 2 nights for a wedding anniversary recently. We wanted somewhere where we could visit Bowral town centre but stay on some acreage so we could walk and enjoy the spring weather. It was lovely, the rooms were large, the water pressure in the shower was perfect. We spent most of our time walking the grounds, reading... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed here 2nights, the Inn was cosy and I minute stroll from your room . Beautiful landscaped areas around the property. Good size rooms , very warm as we were there in winter, Restaurant has great food. nice atmosphere. We spent the time with friends so extra special.5 mins from Bowral by car and taxi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed at the Briars for two nights. The room (we stayed in room 21) overlooked the Lake. We opened the French doors and let the warm winters day in. The view was lovely. King sized comfortable bed and cozy central heating. There was a well equipped laundry for guest use which could come in handy. My only advice (apart... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Stayed for three nights attending a workshop. The communal lounge area is really cosy and the catering was tasty and plentiful. The individual rooms are spacious with a (small) sunken 'lounge' area. They open out onto a pretty grassed area with a little pond and trees. There is a walking path nearby which makes for a lovely wander to counteract... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

The briars is situation in a lovely place around the southern highlands however the food wasn't that great for how much they charged and what you got wasn't worth it. However the service was great and it is a lovely restaurant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Stayed a few weeks ago for one night. The room was spacious with a king size bed. Had a nice view of the pond and its own parking bay. The continental brekky was part of the package and was pretty good. I would stay again if its a Sunday or Week day as its a good price. The only thing... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

25 members of my family had a reunion lunch at Briars restaurant today and it was lovely. The restaurant was extremely crowded due to MOther's Day weekend but the service of the food to our table was quite good. We expected some delay but enjoyed the experience. Everyone really enjoyed our chosed meals other than the baked vegetable were not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Have stayed at the Briars a number of times over recent years without cause to complain. The price is usually reasonable value for money and the rooms (if only just starting to get a little dated) are always clean and comfortable. The rooms open on to the duck pond and gardens and make for a very relaxing setting no matter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Briars offer lunch to the public. Had a meal here last weekend and it was pleasant. The atmosphere is lovely with live music and outdoor seating offered. Food choice is broad and often changes. There is the ability to 'cook your own' steak or other meats. Value could be improved, but on the whole impressed.

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