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“A highlight of our trip” 5 of 5 stars
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54 Sunny Corner Road, Bellingen, New South Wales 2454, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 Bellingen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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“A highlight of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed with Jeanette and Bruce for 1 night in the middle of a 10 week trip and wished we had stayed longer. It was a real highlight. Our room was beautifully furnished with the most comfortable bed and spa bathroom. There is a lovely open plan lounge and decking looking out over gardens and the river. You don't really need to venture off their estate; as hosts they are very welcoming and invite you to take advantage of the walks and boating on the river. Bellingen itself is a very attractive town with good local restaurants and specialist shops. Thoroughly recommend Lily Pily and do spend longer than one night!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blue Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We've just enjoyed our second visit to Lily Pily and loved it just as much as the first time.

It really is a wonderful place - so quiet and peaceful, with beautiful gardens and great views over the Kalang River. Each room is wonderfully decorated, immaculately clean, very comfortable and has a private verandah overlooking the gardens and the river.

We love that Lily Pily is for adults-only as this really allowed us to unwind, relax and enjoy some much-needed peace and quiet and a little time out from our busy lives.

Lily Pily is just a few minutes drive to Bellingen so you're very close to some great cafes and shops. And Coffs Harbour, Sawtell and Dorrigo are all within easy reach too.

Jeannette and Bruce are fantastic hosts who put so much into making Lily Pily a wonderful retreat. They are a wealth of information about the local area, restaurants and things to do.

Breakfast was fantastic, with delicious fresh fruit, cereal, yoghurt, juices, a selection of hot items cooked to order and fantastic coffee. Delicious!

If you're heading to Bellingen, or even just passing through, we highly recommend Lily Pily as a wonderful place to stay.

Go, enjoy, unwind and RELAX!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Bellingen was a convenient stop en route from Sydney to Melbourne and LilyPily was a beautiful oasis. After 5 weeks of travelling around Oz - staying in first class accommodation - this country house is one of the best places we stayed.
Everything about our stay was quality. Jeannette and Bruce are very welcoming - after showing us to our beautifully and tastefully furnished/appointed room, we were offered a glass of wine to relax and unwind whilst drinking in the beautiful view. The grounds are simply beautiful - a kookaburra was perched on the statue at the entrance when we arrived and the only sound you can hear is birdsong. The decoration of LilyPily reflects elements from their extensive travels.
Bruce's breakfast was something else - absolutely superb. A vast range of locally sourced cereals, sourdough toast, home made jam and a choice of cooked breakfasts that are worthy of any top class hotel. We cannot recommend this place highly enough!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Having been recommended to visit Bellingen we were not disappointed in this beautiful town surrounded by magnificent countryside & to find Lily Pily was a hidden treasure. Our hosts Jeanette & Bruce made our stay very memorable, welcoming us with a glass of champagne on arrival after a long drive! Our room was beautifully furnished with a lovely balcony overlooking the tropical garden. Breakfast was a great way to start the day with a lovely selection of local produce sitting overlooking the river. Chatting to our hosts we gained local knowledge of the area & had a wonderful time exploring this beautiful region. We had the most marvellous stay & didn't want to leave! Hopefully we will be able to return to Lily Pily in the near future!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We were warmly greeted by our hosts, Bruce and Jeanette. Set in a beautiful environment with a lovely outlook, we enjoyed a very relaxing evening, walk down to the river, dinner a short drive to bellingen and a glass of red on our own varanda.
Breakfast was wonderful, just prefect ,we felt very spoilt , thank you

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

After a long drive, to find Lily Pily was a charming oasis to arrive at with a welcoming glass of wine and some nibbles. A beautifully well kept place to stay, loved everything from the comfort of our spacious airy room to the welcome from Bruce and Jeanette. We immediately became totally relaxed and at home. The area around was stunning and we enjoyed a lovely walk at Hungry Head on Bruce's recommendation followed by a drive up to Dorrigo. An area of contrasts but a haven to come back to.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Lily Pily is one of those 'one in a million' places to stay...
So close to Bellingen, but far enough away to lose yourself in the tranquility..
Your first impression as you come out of Bellingen is the green pastures and undulating hillsides..
However you are not expecting the beauty that is the hidden treasure of Lily Pily..
Breathtaking views, a natural rainforest setting, a sleepy river and a myriad of birdlife...
Every creature great and small delights in the surroundings..
The accommodation is private and superbly appointed..
Modern and stylish, yet with a comfortable Balinese feel...
Bruce and Jeanette are the consummate hosts...
Warm, welcoming and an interesting and hospitable couple..
Their breakfast is sumptuous..and at a leisurely time to fit in with the laid back and comfortable atmosphere
We had a truly magical time there..
And didn't want to leave !!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 54 Sunny Corner Road, Bellingen, New South Wales 2454, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Bellingen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Bellingen
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We invite you to enjoy the secluded luxury of Lily Pily Country House Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Bellingen.Home baked teas and bubbly await you on arrival. Relax on your private balcony, relish the tranquility, or indulge in a candle lit spa.Retire to superbly comfortable beds and crisp cotton sheets.Awake to a lavish breakfast, whilst overlooking stunning scenery.Acclaimed cuisine, qualified BaristaAccommodation that will leave you feeling pampered and refreshed. ... more   less 

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