I've been keen to stay here for a while because I was attracted to the restaurant and it looked like an interesting place to stay.
We booked a room in the motel section so maybe that was the mistake (although we didn't want to pay a fortune to share a bathroom). Perhaps the non-motel rooms are of a much higher standard - I don't know. We were greeted very hospitably and shown proudly around the room. When left on our own we discovered the frayed towels and bath mat in the bathroom. The edge of the hand towel had come away so much that you had to take care not to put your arm through. The room is small and has a king size bed so we had trouble working out where to put our luggage so that we could open it and still walk around the room. We were tempted to just remove a few items then put the rest back in the car.
We were welcomed to the restaurant as enthusiastically as when we were shown our room. Dinner was pretty good, filling and inexpensive but it was a surprise not to find schnitzel on a Viennese menu. We paid a fortune for a bottle of local wine, which was quite nice and went well with the food.
When it came time for bed we realised that on top of the king size bed were two overlapping single blankets. No triple-sheeting here! Despite the hotch-potch we slept well.
The next morning we juggled continental breakfast items on the tiny table. The portions were adequate but the locally made jam had been in use for some time. There was less than 20% of the jam left in the jar, it was mixed with butter from previous users and there was a little mould in the lid.
I wouldn't mind visiting Adelong again. The gold mine ruins were interesting and there appear to be a couple of other dining and accommodation options in town. I just couldn't stay in the motel section of Beaufort House again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BOUTIQUE HOTEL - RESTAURANT - WINE BARBeaufort House is a heritage boutique hotel and over 18yrs+ Adult Retreat, located halfway between Sydney and Melbourne on the Snowy Mountains Highway, nestled in the foothills of Kosciuszko National Park.Being only 21 kms off the Hume Highway, it is the ‘Gateway’ to the Snowy Mountains and only a short drive to Batlow, Tumbarumba (home to our cold climate vineyards), Gundagai, Tumut, Talbingo, Yarrangobilly Caves, Mt Selwyn Snowfields and so much more!Beaufort House is the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway to experience Australia’s history, mountains, rivers and wildlife, where you are most likely to see wild Brumby’s & Kangaroo’s to name a few!. This region is most certainly one of the best kept secrets for your discovery. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beaufort Hotel Adelong