I stayed here on my own, just for a night. While the temple itself is beautiful, the same couldn't be said for the Pilgrim Lodge. The room had a dingy feel and there were bugs and cockroaches, both alive and dead in various places. Given that this is a spiritual place, I expected it to be cleaner and to meet a minimum standard.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pilgrim Lodge Wollongong’s unique accommodation setting. This 100 room hotel is opened all year round, located in the grounds of Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern hemisphere. The Lodge overlooks the lotus pond, peaceful temple, tranquil gardens, the beautiful rolling hills and famous escarpment of the Illawarra. Ideal for general guests, overnight functions / conferences, group bookings or special group packages which can include: A guided tour, Gentle Tai Chi, Meditation, Tea ceremony and Chinese craft, Experience the serenity & power of the drum & bell ceremony or stroll the lush gardens & sit by the ponds and enjoy your comfortable accommodation setting. ... more less