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Reviewed March 22, 2010

Athelstane House is terrific. It is a Queenslander House built in the late 1800s and has all the character and warmth of somewhere really special. The owners Stan and Marion live in the basement area and there are two guest rooms on the ground floor, both which have french doors leading on to the veranda where you have a sumptuous breakfast. The house is stylishly furnished with high quality period furniture reflecting the uniqueness of the property. Although the house is from the late 1800s the bathroom is very modern and has a very powerful double shower, most welcome after the humidity of the area. We loved staying here as we it felt quite special, and enjoyed the comfortable lounge where there was complimentary sherry or port, a nice touch to finish off the day. Stan and Marion have made their property into something special which they wish to share - all I can say is go and give it a try.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank WChilcott
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Reviewed November 8, 2009

We have just returned from a visit to the UK and Scotland in June July and stayed in many lovely b and b's. This Rockhampton b and b is world class. We stayed there for our second year on way to and from Keppel Island and will be going back next year when they will have their swimming pool finished. We will stay longer next time. The rooms are delightful, with lovely breezes on the Athelstane Range, near the fabulous Botanic Gardens, overlooking the city. Breakfast with visiting parrots and overlooking the lovely garden was a delight. Best of all is the friendship of the owners who always make us feel most welcome. Thank you to Marion and Stanley.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Patricia053
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Reviewed July 21, 2009

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This gorgeous period B&B is definitely 5 star. From the street the house instantly catches your eye with it's turret, white picket fence and beautiful cottage garden. As you walk up the path to the double front doors and verandah the entry hall leads to two large bed rooms with ensuites and walk in robes fully kitted out with tea and coffe making facilities (including biscotti). Every little thing has been considered in these rooms. The towels in the ensuites are large, soft and fluffy. In the showers are large pump bottles of salon quality shampoo and conditioner! The large beds are made up with Sheridan linen and are as comfortable as sleeping in your own bed at home (if not better). Each room has a wall mounted LCD TV and DVD player. Casual, stylish elegance is the name of the game here with several table settings on the deck to relax into with a wine before heading out for dinner. After a perfect nights sleep breakfast was to die for with a seasonal fruit platter and yoghurt, tea and coffe and the absolute best scrambled eggs, bacon and tomato I've ever tasted. At breakfast the lorikeets arrive on queue for their piece of the action with Stan feeding them from a large bird bath in the garden. Photo ops abound with these cheeky birds perching all around curious as to what we've been served. I'll definitely be returning to Athelstane House and encourage anyone travelling to or through Rockhampton to do the same. What a winner.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank KelliCrawford73
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Reviewed July 15, 2009

The Athelstane is a perfect blend of atmosphere, ambiance, and character with amenties, location, and service.

Stan & Marion are thoughtful and gracious hosts. The rooms are immaculate and I actually took pictures of the breakfast plate.

Whether on a business trip or leisure vacation, I give my highest recommendation to the Athelstane.

Thanks Stan & Marion.

Joel D. Burgess
Principal
Ernest Lorraine Associates, LLC
USA

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled on business
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1  Thank pacific30
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Reviewed March 31, 2009

Athelstane House is an extremely attractive period home in a quiet residential area of Rockhampton which is also within easy reach of the town centre and the Bruce Highway. Stan and Marion were warm and welcoming hosts. Our rooms were spacious, comfortable and newly-decorated to a high standard. We particularly enjoyed an afternoon cup of tea and the delicious breakfast on the veranda which offered wonderful views of Mount Archer across the valley. In recent years, we have stayed in a good number of B&Bs in the US, Canada and Australia. Athelstane House stands out with the best.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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