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Briars Country Lodge & Inn
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Bowral
Reviewed May 26, 2007

We stayed for a night here last Friday. I booked it the day before on a last minute website and it was a great deal. $120 for twin room including breakfast for 2.

The accommodation was as expected from the pictures on their website and particularly for that price, it was well worth it. The room had a separate dressing area in front of the larger-than-usual bathroom. The room, being split levelled, is larger than the standard hotel/motel room. The decor and furnishings were modern minimalistic, there were tea & coffee facilities as well as a full minibar. The morning paper was included in the price (make your choice of paper at reception the night before).

We went to the Historic Inn for dinner. It has a nice cosy atmosphere, particularly as it was cold outside. The cook-your-own-steak was lovely (good quality cuts of meat) and the salad & vegetable buffet had a good variety and was tasty. Meal portions are huge! The breakfast was a standard hot & cold buffet - nothing special - but they do cook eggs to order.

The grounds are lovely, and all in all, it was an experience better than expected.

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Reviewed October 29, 2006

I stayed at Briar's last week with my husband. As the hotel was fully booked, we were the lucky ones selected to be upgraded to the bridal suite (apparently they only allocate this room either for the bride and groom, or if the hotel is fully booked).

It was absolutely fabulous. A gorgeous split level room with double shower in the ensuite. There was also a beautiful lake that most of the rooms overlooked, however as this room is located at the far end of the hotel (I gather for privacy), you could only just see the lake if you leant far over to the left hand side. Not an issue for us though as we were there to enjoy a night in each other's company, not for a view!

One thing I didn't like though was the accompanying Inn. The food there was quite appaling and my dinner was cold. Half of the menu was "cook-it-yourself" which just doesn't appeal to me at all.

Overall, I have given the hotel a rating of above average as I think that the rooms were of an excellent standard, however the food left a lot to be desired which has brought down my rating.

Lovely hotel which I would highly recommend. Nice pool, well maintained tennis courts and beach volleyball court. The putt-putt course (4 holes) could do with some maintenance, but I gather it doesn't get used too much.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Briars Country Lodge & Inn

Address: Briars Meadow 653 Moss Vale Rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Southern Highlands > Bowral
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Bowral
Price Range: $104 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Briars Country Lodge & Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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