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Magical Manderley
Ranked #1 of 11 Leura B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
279 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“It really is magical!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were welcomed into this , beautifully decorated apartment with music, pate, cheeses, chocolates and cold champagne in fridge. The décor was Italian renaissance with lovely artwork and comfy furniture. The large spa was great after a days bushwalking with luxurious toiletries and fluffy towels provided. The was a good size bedroom with the king bed was soooo.. comfortable and warm. We enjoyed the old movies especially Rebecca which featured "Magical Manderley".

Robyn supplied us with an huge amount of quality breakfast items, chocolates, coffees and teas. She was a superb unobtrusive host who really cared about your enjoyment.

The two apartments only accommodate a couple in each so they are quiet and private. Perfect for couples getaways!

Thank you Robyn - we will be back!

Room Tip: The upstairs treetops room is very light and airy.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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manderleys, Owner at Magical Manderley, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Thank you Jill and Roger for your wonderful Review. It was delightful to welcome you both to Magical Manderley and look forward to your return.

Pleased to hear you enjoyed the champagne and complimentary breakfast provisions and goodies.

The large spa is certainly enjoyed by our guests after a day's exploring the Blue Mountains and also pleased you had a restful sleep in Treetops king size bed.

Thank you again. Best wishes.Robyn
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

wow! Robyn our hostess is just a beautiful person. The personal touch that is offered is so much appreciated. Nothing is a bother or problem - Robyn will do a load of your personal washing as you travel around the magnificent Blue Mountains. Treetops apartment is simply lovely - the spa bath is a terrific size, the bed is king size and very comfortable.The kitchen has a cooktop and microwave for cooking. The lounge is very cosy with a choice of DVDs and CDS. There is a BBQ and outdoor seating in a lovely setting in the garden. Chocolates and liqueur's aplenty, breakfast provisions in abundance - check the drawers for cereals. Close to restaurants and supermarket for food. Good restaurants available - we tried Silks and Bon Ton - both terrific. There is a great deli in the main street with good food. Leura is a great place to stay as it is a quieter setting than Katoomba ( which is what we were after). We stayed for 5 nights - there was a gorgeous cake on our arrival on the bench and a platter of cheese and crackers which was a very welcoming touch.
Do try this place - you will love it.

Room Tip: treetops is the upper apartment with a kitchen.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bsavage30
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manderleys, Owner at Magical Manderley, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Hi Barb and Jeff, It was great to have you at Magical Manderley for your recent 5 day break from Victoria. It is never any trouble to do some washing and drying for guests on extended stays.

Good to hear you enjoyed the self-catering breakfast provisions, champagne and little complimentary goodies - also our Hydro Spa and king-size bed.

Silks and Bon Ton are popular and favourite restaurants nearby and the supermarket is handy for provisions for an occasional dine in evening.

Thank you for the wonderful Review - very much appreciate it. Take care and will look forward to welcoming you back to Magical Manderley in the future. Best wishes. Robyn
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Glenmore Park, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

I stayed here 2 months ago with my fiance for a getaway and it was the most comfortable stay away from home i have EVER had. If i could have stolen the bed that was in our room i would have. We have decided to make it a more common occurance now to visit the mountains and stay here. Robyn the owner is simply amazing and nothing is a hassle. One if not the most cheerful and helpful persons i have met. When it comes to quality accomodation nothing really goes past this place. 11/10

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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manderleys, Owner at Magical Manderley, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Hi Anthony and Meagan, Thank you for your wonderful Review. So pleased to hear your comments about our comfy bed. Its a pleasure to look after my guests and ensure they have a relaxing, happy and memorable stay.

Hope plans are going well for your forthcoming October wedding.

Thank you again. Best wishes. Robyn
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

My husband and I stayed for four nights and absolutely loved it! So romantic and cosy, it really was the perfect getaway. Robyn would have to be the best host we've ever come across. She went to such great lengths to ensure our stay was as good as it was - and she really made it special. From the wine, port and chocolates, to the fireplace being turned on before we arrived back so our room was always warm, she did a fabulous job. It's rare that you feel so at home on holiday but we most certainly did. Leura is a beautiful town and we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else there! The location was ideal, very close walking distance to the main street. Will most definitely be back. Thanks so much Robyn!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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manderleys, Owner at Magical Manderley, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Hi Sam and Lauren, Thank you for your amazing review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed The Terrace and Magical Manderley. It was a pleasure to have fire on for your return each day and glad you enjoyed the bubbly, port and chocolates.

We are always pleased to hear you found your stay relaxing and peaceful - our guests do enjoy the quiet garden setting just a stroll to lovely Leura Village.

Thank you again and will look forward to welcoming you back to Magical Manderley in the future. Best wishes. Robyn
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Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from Magical Manderley! My husband & I head to Leura for a weekend away every year. This year we decided to stay closer to Leura village & decided on this wonderful establishment. Run by the delightful, friendly & attentive Robyn we were glad we did. The "Treetops" apartment was delightful with opulent decor & so very cosy. Recommend this place highly hope to return to the welcoming arms of the hostess!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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manderleys, Owner at Magical Manderley, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Hi Carolyn, Thank you for your wonderful Review - I was delighted to welcome you both to Magical Manderley and pleased to hear you enjoyed being near our Leura Village. Great too to hear you enjoyed Treetops decor. The Autumn weather was fantastic for your visit. Look forward to your return and my thanks and appreciation for your Review. Best wishes. Robyn
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

We have been staying at Magical Manderlay for many years now and if we were only allowed one word to describe this pristine accommodation, it would be "PERFECT"! The owner, Robyn Piddington is always delightfully cheerful and nothing is too much trouble for her in looking after her guests, many of whom, like us, keep returning year after year. We always stay in 'Treetops', a beautiful one bedroom apartment overlooking a perfect setting of lush trees and garden settings. We think of it as the most comfortable accommodation one could wish for and despite knowing how special it is, each time we step inside we always think how lucky we are to be spoilt by Robyn. Aside from being so tastefully decorated and furnished, guests want for nothing in terms of abundant provisions including generous food supplies and treats. Importantly, the location is brilliantly positioned within a very short stroll to Leura Village and surrounds, so we rarely have need to use our car. Our warmest thanks to Robyn from Richard and Renata.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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manderleys, Owner at Magical Manderley, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Hi Richard and Renata, How delighted I was to read your Review. It is always a delight to welcome you back to Magical Manderley - how the years fly by.

Thank you for your wonderful comments and always pleased that you enjoy your escape each year.

Look forward to seeing you next year.

My best wishes

.Robyn Piddington
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

Magical Manderley is a beautiful and restful B&B in Leura town. We have had the pleasure of staying here every year for the last 5 years. Robyn Piddington is our host and she leaves nothing to chance. The units are immaculate and well stocked with so many goodies. The bedding is sumptuous and rooms tastefully elegant. Very conveniently located as well, with a short stroll to the great shops and restaurants. Only wish I could come and stay more often. Thank you for your amazing hospitality Robyn.

Room Tip: 2 levels. One unit upstairs and one downstairs. The upper unit is larger. The lower is a garden unit...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Triantafilia60
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manderleys, Owner at Magical Manderley, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Hi Roz and Peter, I was delighted to receive your Review - it is always wonderful to welcome you back to Magical Manderley. So pleased you enjoy the decor and furnishings. Look forward to seeing you again in Winter. Best wishes. Robyn
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Property: Magical Manderley
Address: 157 Megalong St, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Leura
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Leura
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 20 years experience in Blue Mountains Tourism and luxury accommodation, Robyn Piddington proudly presents - LEURA'S MAGICAL MANDERLEY - a unique style of self-contained luxury accommodation.This gracious property consists of the main residence (circa 1915) and two self-contained, elegant apartments – each accommodating one couple.Magical Manderleys’ apartments – ‘Treetops’ and ‘The Terrace’ enjoy an idyllic private and secluded setting, centred around magnificent old gardens, fountains and water features.Stunning treetop and garden views, exquisite furnishings and decor, create a sophisticated and romantic ambience. Over the years the property has become affectionately known as 'Leura's Honeymoon Haven'.Escape - Embrace and Experience the romance and Magic of Manderley right in the heart of historic Leura ... more   less 
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Magical Manderley Leura, Blue Mountains

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