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Thorngrove Manor Hotel

2 Glenside Lane, Stirling, South Australia 5152 Australia
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“Experience another World” South Australia’s unique multi-award winning 5 star rated Small Luxury Hotel. A fusion of iconic architecture, boutique accommodation and the decorative arts. Distinctive and captivating, artistic and creative. Individual & uniquely private. A whimsical architectural adventure for romantics. Inspired timeless design for those with imagination and romance in their soul.
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The result of one man's dream to create a fantasy manor house. 34 years of dedication to create a unique house. The attention to detail is amazing. A very comfortable place to stay with superb service and attention from the owner. Well located to explore the surrounding Adelaide Hills which are delightful. Follow in the footsteps of many world famous previous guests. An amazing hidden treasure.
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Response from Thorngrove, General Manager at Thorngrove Manor Hotel
Responded Feb 27, 2019
Thank you for writing a review of your stay. We are delighted that you found our unique and creative boutique hotel, a "hidden treasure", and enjoyed your stay at Thorngrove so much. We have endeavoured to created a unique property based on the style of buildings that the early colonists to South Australia constructed in the hills in the early days of the colony. The Adelaide Hills is a wonderful area with so much to see and discover. The European settlers are to be praised for establishing European trees in the area, which gives it its distinct character.
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This place is absolutely magical! I proposed to my fiancee here a while ago in a beauty and the beast themed proposal and everything was amazing! Nydia and Kenith organised everything I asked them to before arriving beautifully. As we are from Sydney I had to post all the props before arriving and they kept them safe for me until we arrived. Nydia also suggested a photographer, Glenn Alderson that frequents the property, which captured the moment perfectly. The property was absolutely breathtaking from the moment we arrived and Kenith was always available for anything we needed. It was a very private and elegant stay. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone wanting to escape reality for a while. The one negative review on here must be nuts as nobody in their right mind that has stayed here would leave anything but glowing reviews. Thanks so much for and amazing experience! We will definitely return to Adelaide on our anniversary just to stay here again!
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Response from Thorngrove, Manager at Thorngrove Manor Hotel
Responded Dec 19, 2018
Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to be part of your amazing proposal. Your creativity and effort was so impressive. Thank you for your support and thoughtful comments. We wish you both a wonderful future together and hope to welcome you back soon.
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A long held desire to visit Thorngrove Manor was finally achieved. We stayed in the Queen Room and were extremely fortunate to have a tour of the residence by Kenneth including a wonderful passion filled rendition of the History of the Manor and of the myriad of historic pieces filling every room. As others have said, the attention to detail is incredible, and the vision that drives a theme of “constant improvement” is amazing. This is a home that reflects a couple’s dedication to provide a truly historic property. Unique in Australia and world class. A final small comment ---find a way to try Nydia’s scones ---the lightest (and best) I have ever had.
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Response from Thorngrove, Manager at Thorngrove Manor Hotel
Responded Nov 17, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your stay with us, especially as you have been wanting to stay for so long. It is always a challenge to keep moving the hotel forward whilst maintaining the original vision. Membership of Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a driving force to continually upgrade and source items to enhance our guest's experience. Thorngrove has been a 34 years journey of imagination. Each guest becomes part of that journey. Thank you for your contribution.
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My wife and I stayed at Thorngrove many years ago as a younger couple celebrating romance and youth. We returned for my wife's 60th birthday with our young adult children. I can't speak highly enough of our hosts Kenneth and Nydia and the sumptuous handmade food and the luxurious property they have spent decades lovingly creating to share. When Kenneth takes you on a tour of the property you can't help but be inspired by the vision and passion that created Thorngrove. The property itself is magnificent in its own right - the artistic detail is exquisite from the stone work to the ornate plasterwork, the stained glass windows to the gold leaf - I could go on and on. It is like being transported in time. Worth a mention is that one of our daughters has medically imperative dietary requirements which our hosts embraced and went out of their way to accommodate beautifully. All in all - worth every penny.
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Response from Thorngrove, Manager at Thorngrove Manor Hotel
Responded Oct 6, 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of staying at Thorngrove online. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay so much. Whilst your requirements were a little different, it was a privilege to be able to share in a wonderful family celebration and contribute to its success. We loved the costumes-it all looked so much fun! We hope to welcome to back again to celebrate another milestone.
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My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Manor, my 4 year old daughter is still convinced that it’s Cinderella’s castle haha. Though the Manor is known as a romantic getaway it also serves well as a quaint family getaway. Thank you to all the staff for making our stay one to remember. Love Padma and the rest of the Singh Family.
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Response from Thorngrove, Manager at Thorngrove Manor Hotel
Responded Sep 22, 2018
Dear Padma Thank you for leaving a wonderful review. We hope to welcome you here again soon. Every season has something special to offer.
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