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“Private and contemporary find in Berry” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Drawing Rooms of Berry

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The Drawing Rooms of Berry
21 Wattamolla Rd, Berry, Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 Berry B&B and Inns
Sydney
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“Private and contemporary find in Berry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2006

This is a real find in the cutesy world of Berry charm. The old world, chintzy charm of this village can really be overdone, but The Drawing Rooms, despite the stuffy title, is actually a great place to stay. (It takes its name from the nearby Drawing Room rocks formation). The guesthouse is fine if you don't mind dealing with other guests, as it has a communal area which is spacious and smartly comtemporary with a few touches of antiquity thrown in - the asian artifacts and the open fire are a plus. THe rooms are spacious and comfortable, with all you need (although be prepared: no phones, which is a plus if you want a break, but can be unnerving if your someone who needs to stay in touch, and mobile reception is tenuous). For a complete break, try one of the cottages which are self contained and away from the main guesthouse. The setting is very pretty, in its own spacious grounds and the outlook from all views really pretty. Clean, clever, contemporary and a really peaceful environment. Breakfast is included, atlhough again, for those wanting a real pamper be prepared although it's laid out you do your own thing (ie. own toast, etc). The property is in a great location as it is only a short drive from the main town of Berry, right near the KANGAROO VALLEY and not far from spectacular beaches as well. It's modern, new and the hosts are discreet. There is coffee and tea all day. This area is proliferated with guest houses and hotels but very few are as classy and quiet as this place. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2006

We visted the area to the south of Sydney during a recent round the world trip and found some excellent luxury guest accommodation in both Jervis Bay and nearby Kangaroo Valley. This property was of particularly high quality and merits special mention.

The Drawing Rooms of Berry were designed and built to exacting standards by the owners, Adrian & Kerry Turnbull, who live on the property but remain discreetly in the background. We stayed in their spacious, self-contained guesthouse and had a generously proportioned bedroom with a king size bed. The furniture, fittings, bed linen & TV were of a high quality and the en-suite bathroom featured a luxurious spa bath.

We also had use of a beautifully furnished sitting/dining room complete with a fire and hi-fi; had there been other guests, we might have had to share this facility with up to 2 other couples but during our stay there were no other guests.

There are also 3 self-contained lodges in the very spacious grounds of this property; they are built to the same high standard as the guest house and are discreetly positioned so that none overlook or give rise to privacy issues.

Our hosts were attentive and friendly but never intrusive. They offered helpful advice on what to see and where to eat in the area. They also offered the use of an extensive DVD collection. Breakfast was plentiful and luxurious with lots of fresh fruit/berries and a variety of cereals and cooked alternatives.

This is a high quality property of great charm and elegance; it is set in magnificent surroundings and was a high point of our visit to NSW. It is a 5-star property in every respect.

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Additional Information about The Drawing Rooms of Berry

Address: 21 Wattamolla Rd, Berry, Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Shoalhaven > Berry
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Berry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by forest and velvet-green pastures that topple into the valleys below, The Drawing Rooms of Berry combines style, absolute tranquility, wildlife galore, and a truly spectacular setting. Stay in the guesthouse for a traditional "b&b" experience, or perhaps you would prefer a private and completely self-contained lodge or if absolute luxury 'just for 2' is more your thing - try The Villa. Choose the Drawing Rooms as your base from which to explore Berry' and Kangaroo Valley markets, shops and cafes, local wineries, golf courses, and bush walks - including our favourite Drawing Room Rocks walk. With beaches just 10 minutes drive away too. ... more   less 
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