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The Bronte Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Morpeth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bowral, Australia
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58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Could not have had a better experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2011

We had made a very late booking for Easter, were unable to make the first night and checked in late for the second night. the owner, Lisa made sure she knew when we were arriving and as soon as we stopped the car outside the front door in the pouring rain, she was at our car with an umbrella to usher us in. This was tyoical of the welcome we receved.
Ignore any previous comments regarding the staff and service as there are new owners and such remarks could not be further from the reality.
Hihgly recommended (particularly for those of you who have a low tolerance for children when you want to relax). We'll be back.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2011

Great hospitality
I stayed 1 night at Bronte Guesthouse with my husband for my birthday. Lisa welcomed us with a smile, and when I mentioned about my birthday, she upgraded to the garden suite which was really nice. The room is very spacious, nicely decorated and the bathroom has nice amenities.
The accommodation also has a beautiful lounge area with some DVDs, books and games. You can enjoy a glass of local port there.
There are nice selections of food for breakfast. Although I have difficult dietary requirement, Lisa tried her best to serve a nice breakfast for me. She also invited other guests to sing a birthday song for me which was very sweet.
Thanks to Lisa, I had a great birthday. I will definitely recommend Bronte Guesthouse for anyone visiting Morpeth. Judging from many of my hotel experience, Bronte Guesthouse should be 4.5 stars with great hospitality and service they offer.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2011

We stayed at the guesthouse in order to be close to the Hunter Valley vineyards. The guesthouse was a real surprise - great room (we were upgraded to a kingsize room on arrival), lovely owner who gave us a bottle of champagne and was really helpful. The room was clean, there were DVDs and CDs to borrow, free wifi and breakfast was perfectly pleasant.

BUT it was super humid and rather than have the noisy air con on, we opened the window. And there was another very noisy air-con/water heater which went on all night.

So while I really enjoyed the welcome and the amenities, it was just too noisy to sleep.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2010

We were delighted to stay at this guesthouse for 3 nights just before Christmas. The property is very pretty and situated on the main street of the very beautiful village of Morpeth. Lisa and Nigel, the hosts, made us all feel very welcome and helped to recommend the activities available. The breakfasts were absolutely superb and varied each day. It was slightly unfortunate that we were in Morpeth on Monday and Tuesday when many of the eating places are closed. However this did not dampen our short break. We would thoroughly recommend this as a place to stay in Morpeth and the Hunter Valley. We would like to thank Nigel and Lisa for making our stay so enjoyable. We hope to stay again.

  • Stayed December 2010
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2010

My daughter (in her 20's) and myself went to Morpeth for a few days of R&R. We chose Bronte even though previous reviews were a bid negative. FORGET ALL THOSE REVIEWS!!! Bronte has been recently taken over by Lisa and Nigel. We were welcomed by Lisa, who is a wonderful Hostess and made us very welcome. Our room overlooked the main street and had a private balcony, which was wonderful to sit on in the evening with a bottle of wine and nibbles. I was concerned there may be some street noise, but Morpeth is a small town and the nights are nice and quiet. The room (with an ensuite) was extremely neat and tidy and clean. Breakfast was an amazing affair, with a choice of all the usual cereals and breads and lovely fresh fruit and yoghurt, but there is always a breakfast special of some version of eggs. We were treated with different specials each morning - Eggs Benedict being my favourite, beautifully prepared by Lisa. We stayed at Bronte for 3 nights and I am returning in the next few weeks with my husband. I was able to see some of the other rooms and their is a great choice of large airy and very comfortable rooms. Lisa and Nigel are delightful hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. They are very professional about their commitment to providing a relaxing and enjoyable experience. I can see that with Lisa and Nigel at Bronte it will only get better and better. - I highly recommend this B&B - don't miss the chance to stay at a true hunter valley gem!!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2010

Bronte Guesthouse looked fabulous on the website and was located centrally, We decided to stay there as we were going to Morpeth for the Chapel Jazz Festival.

We were greeted by the 'manager' who was helpful enough but not overly friendly. And that seemed the theme throughout our stay. The Room was definitely tired, the bed covers were stained and there were no mirrors in the room except the tiny one in the bathroom.

The whole business was run very mechanically. There was no ambience in the Bronte and it definitely was not the "Deluxe" accommodation we were expecting.

We have paid similar amounts for 5* B & B's, and to be honest the Bronte Guesthouse is just not value for money.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2009

Bronte Guesthouse looked lovely on the website, and we decided to treat ourselves to a 'Deluxe Weekend Getaway'. Overall, it didn't really deliver on the 'Deluxe'.

We think we were greeted by the owner, but she quickly passed us on to the 'manager' who was helpful enough but not overly friendly. And that seemed the theme throughout our stay. The 'Hunter Suite' was definitely spacious, but a little bit tired. The carpet had not been hoovered, there were cobwebs hanging from the ceiling and some dirt on the back of the bathroom sink.

Given the 'escape in luxury' positioning on the website, we were also disappointed to be told that the latest we could have breakfast was 8.45am. This is not a particuarly luxurious time for a Sunday morning on a relaxing weekend away! Admittedly we could have been more diligent in checking the package details, but having reviewed the guesthouse website on our return home, we also found that our breakfast should have been on our own private balcony, not in the restaurant. The 'private balcony' option was never mentioned during the stay.

We have paid similar amounts for 5* city hotels, and to be honest the Bronte Guesthouse is just not value for money.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Bronte Boutique Hotel
Address: 147 Swan St, Morpeth, Maitland, New South Wales 2321, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Maitland > Morpeth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Morpeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bronte Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WINNER - Trip Adviser - 2015 and again just now in 2016 Award of Excellance as voted by our guests. The Bronte offers stylish boutique accommodation located in the heart of the historic town of Morpeth, originally a bustling river port town founded in the 1820's. The township sits above an elbow in the Hunter River, its just 5 minutes from Maitland , 40 minutes from Port Stephens and Pokolbin Wine Country and is only an hour and half from Sydney. Enjoy an all inclusive gourmet breakfast overlooking the township and the Hunter River. All rooms have own private bathroom facilities and air conditioning. In house dining options and wine tours can be arranged by contacting us directly prior to your arrival. **The Bronte is not suitable for children under the age of 12 year** The Bronte is proud to be a 100% smoke free. To ensure the comfort of all guests, all guest rooms and guest's common areas are non smoking and a sanitisation fee of $250.00 will apply if smoking occurs within a guest room or any of the common areas. ... more   less 
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