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Darnell Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 8 Mittagong B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
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“lovely stay”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed two nights in the White room and loved it. Mel and Jerry were welcoming hosts with just the right amount of attentiveness and giving us our own space. The guest area, including a cosy lounge (a great place late at night to eat the yummy chocolate cake Mel left for us) and a guests dining area, gives you a sense of privacy and space even though you are in someone's home. Nicely finished rooms - light and bright but still cozy. Comfortable bed, great bath, yummy breakfasts. Would recommend to anyone and hope to be back one day.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

On a weekend we attended the Calmbirth course in Mittagong and had this perfect bed and breakfast booked. Just between Bowral and Mittagong- close to restaurants and cafes but hidden away up the mountain. A kangaroo greeting us in the garden, fireplace on in the breakfast room and great hosts. The room stylish and cozy and a large modern amazing bathroom. I have only positive things to say about this place and the price extremely fair.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Although it was difficult to locate in the dark, this B & B was a great find. We stayed in the Bay room which was impeccably furnished and had a beautiful en suite with underfloor heating - perfect for a winter's night. The guest lounge was cosy and provided a delightful ambience in which to enjoy the delicious chocolate cake. In the morning we were treated to a scrumptious hot breakfast. Mel and Jerry were lovely hosts. The house is relatively new and has a clever design. We would gladly stay again.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stayed in the white room which was lovely and romantic, super clean and plush. Great location and the breakfast was great!! We loved it and the lounge area was great. Our hosts were so friendly and helpful. I would stay again for sure

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night in the Bay room and were very impressed with all this B and B had to offer. Really roomy bedroom with King size bed.Fabulous sunken spa which overlooks some beautiful trees . Small touches like the candles in the bathroom, the offer of chocolate cake on arrival, Lindt chocolates in the reading room make his a special place to stay. The owners Mel and Gerry were very friendly and cooked a great breakfast . We will definately stay here again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Our stay in the White room was peaceful, luxurious and so enjoyable. The hosts are very friendly and informative. Mel's chocolate cake is superb, as were the breakfasts. So much attention and thought has been given in the presentation of the rooms and the service offered. Thank you Mel, Jerry and Abby for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

A very attractive B & B complete with dorma windows and a view overlooking Australian bushland. We were greeted by the owner's, Jerry and Melinda and shown around by their daughter Abby. On arrival we were offered tea, coffee and a delicious piece of chocolate cake in the guests lounge. We slept in a charming white bedroom complete with four poster bed and a carved white armoir. The bathroom continue's the white theme highlighted with touches of black. There are a wonderful curved shower and a generous bath. Both rooms were spotless and well- appointed..
In the morning we ate a generous, well-cooked breakfast in the guest dining room. We were impressed by the friendly atmosphere and our helpful well informed host's.

Room Tip: The other room available has a spa.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Darnell Bed & Breakfast

Property: Darnell Bed & Breakfast
Address: 197 Oxley Dr, Mittagong, New South Wales 2575, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Southern Highlands > Mittagong
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Mittagong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Darnell Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and discover Darnell Bed & Breakfast, ‘the hidden spot’. Nestled among the peaceful upper slopes of Mt Gibraltar, we are only 5 minutes drive from Bowral and Mittagong, in the heart of the Southern Highlands. Architecturally designed and recently completed as a B&B, Darnell is unique to the area with untouched nature at your doorstep.The large Bay Room features a king sized bed and a romantic bay window seat for two. Relax in your spacious ensuite including a double-ended sunken spa bath set into a light filled bay window.The spacious White Room features a queen sized four poster bed and a private balcony overlooking the garden and Mt Gibraltar Reserve beyond. We hope you also find time to soak in the freestanding double-ended bath in the ensuite.Use our local knowledge to make the most of your stay, but be assured of complete privacy in the dedicated guest wing of the house. Upon arrival, enjoy a delicious homemade afternoon tea on the sun filled patio or curl up in your cosy guest lounge. In the morning, a full cooked gourmet breakfast by the open fire in our dining room will be the perfect start to your day. Features include:Dining Room with open fire; Guest lounge with tea and coffee; Bay Room with king sized bed, romantic window seat and ensuite with sunken double-ended spa bath and underfloor heating; White Room with queen sized four poster bed and private balcony. Ensuite with freestanding double ended bath and underfloor heating; English style radiators for winter warmth; Air conditioning for summer cooling; HDTV Homemade afternoon tea upon arrival; Full cooked breakfast (alternatives available); Free WiFi; Privacy and tranquillity; Only 5 minutes from restaurants in Bowral and Mittagong; Bushwalking in Mt Gibraltar Reserve from the bottom of the garden; Friendly local advice. To discover Darnell, wind your way up the slopes of Mt Gibraltar from either Bowral or Mittagong to find us tucked away just below the summit. Leave the stresses of the modern world behind at the top of our tree-lined drive and immerse yourself in the calmness of Mt Gibraltar Reserve. ... more   less 
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