My partner and I recently stayed at the Castle on the Hill again, and this time with overseas guests. As before, the welcome to the Castle was amazing, with a welcome drink, some nibbles and a chat with hostess Irene. She showed our overseas guests the entire amazing building , and some of the fantastic art works of Robert Pope and Robert Todonai, both significant Australian Artists working from the Castle. Robert Todonai gives art classes every last Saturday of the month, which we attended and enjoyed immensely.
Breakfast is included, and the time for it can pretty much be chosen, depending on whether we were keen to sleep in or plan for a day of adventures. It is just a short drive from the Gold Coast, and many attractions are within close driving distance.
The building is very special and has many hidden gems in various corners. You truly feel like residing in a country manor, or castle. The rooms are tastefully decorated and come with ensuite. Irene and Robert have their own chicken, which provide the organic eggs for breakfast.
The Castle gives perfect opportunities to do a variety of things, and Irene is more than happy to make suggestions and giver useful tips. We decided to climb Mount Warning, apparently the spot where the sun hits Australia first, and had an excursion to Byron Bay as well.
With a pristine mansion, a lush garden and lovely hosts, we will most certainly be going back to the Castle on the Hill.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique Accommodation in the Tweed Valley We provide luxury accommodation and delicious buffet breakfast in a magnificent castle overlooking the lush Tweed Valley. We offer our guests a 'Renaissance Experience' which touches the senses. Beauty - through the pleasure of aesthetic art. Interesting conversations - to stimulate the mind and interest. Grandeur - through the majestic castle architecture of stone and heavy timber, built to pleasing artistic proportions. ... more less
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