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Bishop's Court Estate Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 17 Bathurst B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 5, 2010

My partner and I have just spent the weekend at the sumptous Bishops Court Estate Boutique Hotel in Bathurst.
We heard about Bishops Court from friends of ours who have not stopped raving about their experience since their visit at Easter, we just had to try this wonderful experience for ourselves, so I went onto the website and booked a surprise weekend for my beautiful partner and I.
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home with our hosts Christine and David welcoming us like long lost friends or relatives, which was a pleasant surprise from our usual experience with accommodation providers. Nothing was a bother for Christine or David during our stay with the level of service exceptional right down to the smallest detail.
I also booked a surprise dinner for two in the wonderful 100 year old chapel, what a stunning location to dine, my partner was amazed when the chapel doors were opened and we were seated at a beautiful long table dining under the candle light of over 100 candles in the chapel, it was like a dream dining location and the food and local wines were world class, Christine prepared our 4 course meal, starting with canapes in the beautiful lounge in front of the open fire (yet another touch of charm and elegance at Bishops Court) followed by 3 fantastic courses in the magnificent Chapel, this experience is a must for any body staying at Bishops Court.
The property is magnificantly appointed with every room an experience to behold, we were lucky enough to have opne of the magnificant rooms upstairs which opened out onto the upper terrace with a gorgeous outdoor lounge area overlooking the beautiful gardens and the valley of Bathurst, this space was so relaxing and tranquill for us to just enjoy life as we relaxed with a local cool climate wine.
We will definitely be back to stay at Bishops Court and we will organise to bring some of our friends so we can book the entire property and share this splendid wonder with others.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2010

Bishop's Court is an amazing experience. Our hosts David & Christine advised me by phone to book their beautiful spacious downstairs "Botannica" Suite as I was travelling with an elderly relative. Our private full size bathroom with lots of extras was just down a well lit hall. From the moment we arrived & were helped to settle in we felt spoilt by our hosts who went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed every minute of our time in Bathurst. Yummy fully catered breakfasts by Barbie were enjoyed & restaurants & points of interest made known to us. The gardens are a delight & the extensive house sumptuously decorated. You are welcome any time in the country kitchen & you can help yourself to any drinks using the honesty tab. When I returned late at night with 4 extra guests, coffee & dessert were generously served to all by the fire for a token cost. Next time I return it will be to stay longer just at the house & enjoy all it has to offer without venturing anywhere else. The beds are so comfortable I did not want to leave. Fantastic location to stay as a single, couple or book the whole house & bring friends for a truly memorable occasion & eat in the glorious private chapel. Well done Christine & David a level of accomodation & personal service provided that is rarely found in Australia.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Thank HappyFoodie_NSW
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Reviewed May 23, 2010

My husband and I have just spent a wonderful 2 nights at Bishops Court in Bathurst. Christine and David made us feel totally at home in their beautifully renovated boutique hotel. Christine seemed to sense exactly what everyone needed and nothing was too much trouble. Barbie cooked the most wonderful breakfast for us each morning and Christine presented us with the most delicious dinner on one evening and then recommended an equally fabulous local restaurant for the next evening. I truly felt totally at home - like visiting 'old friends', can't wait to go back.
G&S

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank posham
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Reviewed May 12, 2010

The decor of this B&B is certainly charming and the breakfasts quite nice. But this is where it ends. We stayed 2 nights mid-week, we were charged $295 (their website says frm $200/night and $250 of a weekend). So one would presume midweek would be no more than $250! Enjoying a drink of an evening we were offered a bowl of nuts and were a little taken aback to note that if one enjoyed a nut or two these appeared on the bill at an inflated price. My daughter and her friend had a twin room and we were charged an extra $50 per night, the reason given was that they had more laundry to do.However after my husband "objected" to the extra $100 and it was removed. Also, beware cappachino/latte coffes with breakfast are extra. The owners were ever present, not much privacy apart from our room. Also there is only one room with an ensuite! The extra costs were not made known either prior to or during our stay.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 4, 2010

As a family that travels extensively within Australia and internationally, it's not often we are pleasantly surprised by a hotel or B and B.

Bishop's Court greatly exceeded our expectations in terms of both the quality of lodging and with the flawless service provided by hosts Christine and David.

The refurbishment of this former Bishop's residence is stylish and elegant, while retaining the character and history of the building and gardens.

The service was of international standard - a rarity in small Australian establishments - with the hosts anticipating the varied requests and demands of our family.

Great value. Great location. We'll be back.

This is the kind of place that should grace the pages of "Conde Naste Traveller".

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled on business
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Thank ForeignerSydney
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Reviewed April 15, 2010

I have just returned from 3 nights at the Bishops Court boutique hotel in Bathurst. Bishops Court is not just a place to stay, it is more like an experience! The bedrooms and bathrooms are luxurious, romantic and spectacular. There is so much attention to detail in the decor and the little luxuries on offer such as a small carafe of sherry in the bedroom, throw rugs on the bed, big fluffy bathrobes, candles in the bathroom etc. All the upstairs bedrooms lead out onto a large balcony with lounge chairs and sofa’s that just beckon you to lie there with a good book and a glass of wine to while away an hour or two.

We spent our days having tea in the garden, or relaxing in the lounge drinking beers and talking, or having dinner at the massive dining room table. Christine and David have a way of making people feel right at home, you are not just a guest, you are part of the family for the weekend. And if you are lucky, Latte the cat will take a shine to you and snuggle up for a cuddle!

We would recommend Bishops Court to anyone looking for a spectacular weekend away, and we will be back with more friends next time, to have a huge dinner in the 100 yr old chapel.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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Thank TriciaB623
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Reviewed March 28, 2010

On our mid-week holiday to Bathurst, we were warmly welcomed by Christine and David who run the Bishop's Court Estate boutique hotel. There we were shown each of their elegantly furnished bedrooms and were confronted with the difficulty of selecting one of these magnificently proportioned rooms. Having chosen "Harmony", we were then provided with refreshments and invited to make ourselves comfortable. We read on the large airy balcony until dinner time. On the two nights we spent in Bathurst, we ate at restaurants recommended by Christine and were completely satisfied. Christine has provided each and every room with everything a traveller might need or want. The cooked breakfast was very substantial and delicious. Thank you, Christine and David for a memorable stay. Livingston and Miyako

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank GenkiBoy
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Additional Information about Bishop's Court Estate Boutique Hotel

Address: 226 Seymour St, Bathurst, New South Wales 2795, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Bathurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Bathurst
Price Range: $266 - $303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bishop's Court Estate Boutique Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bishop's Court Estate offers superb service and luxurious accommodation, built in 1870 this Victorian Mansion is scenically located high on the hill overlooking Bathurst, and its majestic countryside. It is the premium choice for both the business and leisure traveller. Rated 18/20 by the Sydney Morning Herald as one of Australians best boutique properties ' a pleasure for the soul with incredible warm friendly hospitality, superb dining and amazing attention to detail, come and enjoy this hidden gem of Bathurst with hosts who are both passionate and very knowledgeable of their region.Awarded Travellers Choice Award for 2012, 2013,2014,2015 by Trip Advisor. ... more   less 
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