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“Good accommodation, lovely setting”
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The Old Priory
Ranked #12 of 14 Beechworth B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 3, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at the Old Priory. We were staying in an ensuite room (Miners cottage) and found it to be clean and tidy. Our breakfast was left in the fridge each day, however, given the local produce that abounds everywhere we were disappointed to see that none of what we were given was local, not even the honey for the toast! They never claimed that it would be, but it would have been a nice touch. There are 2 ensuite rooms, only one has a fireplace, so I would recommend asking for this room. We were assigned the other, even though no other people were staying there that weekend. We had no issues with the accommodation and services, and all staff we met were friendly and helpful. We would stay here again.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2011

The reservation & pre-arrival service from Michelle was prompt and courteous; she took the time to call me to ask at what time we would be arriving.
When we did arrive, I called both the numbers on the unattended desk, and then gave up. My partner played us a tune on the piano while I took a self-guided tour of some of the ground floor rooms.
Wow! They're massive!

When a staff member did appear, the exact phrasing of her greeting was "Are you right?"
(Of course I'm right - I'm the customer!)
Check-in was then very easy. We were directed to off street parking, shown the room and left to settle.

The room was motel-y, with a comfortably firm queen size bed. The furniture and decorations are outdated.

Miner's Cottage Number 1 (with open fire) has a connecting door to what must be the kitchen, storeroom, back of house area. With a wedding in progress during the evening, we could hear every dish being washed, as well as the staff conversations - loud and clear.
Because of this, the room didn't feel very romantic, private or secure.
The fridge noise woke me up on Sunday morning, but I am fully aware that fridge noise is not something that can be turned to a lower level.

The Old Priory is located a very easy, short walk from the main street of town. The air-con was a life-saver on such a hot day. It started quickly and worked really effectively.

The shower was fun - the tubs are very quaint. The bright orange basketball bathmat blocks the door from opening and looks really, really, really odd in the otherwise nice bathroom. There was a shower gel dispenser on the wall but nothing in it. Soaps were provided.

There was enough dust on the television cabinet to make me laugh. There's a few other bits in the room that could do with a dust. It's noticeably dusty.
The coffee plunger had the previous guests' coffee still in the bottom of the pot. All of it. There was a long blonde hair in the coffee jar (but we removed it, don't worry.)
We also removed the small piece of lavender and attached dust bunny from between the sheets of the bed.
All in all, the room could do with a good spring clean and some attention to detail.

I would have passed all of these comments on at check-out had anyone asked about the stay. I will not be recommending this property in its current form.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2011

Staying at The Old Priory was a delightful experience. Centrally located about 1 minute's walk fro Beechworth's main street. This old Brigidene Convent / Boarding School operates as a school excursion accommodation venue and a guest house. They have a great mix of cottages, guest rooms and dormitory accommodation for most needs and budgets. We stayed in the Parlour Room and Toy Room. Both were quiet and comfortable. Continental Breakfast was included in the tariff.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 12, 2016
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Stayed: September 2015
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Additional Information about The Old Priory

Address: 8 Priory Lane, Beechworth, Victoria 3747, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Beechworth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Beechworth
Price Range: $66 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Priory 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Priory facilities include:- Accommodation for up to 210 people varying from budget accommodation to deluxe ensuite bed and breakfast and family self contained apartment.- Concert hall including stage, dance floor, bar and open fire.- A range of communal rooms including dining rooms, guest lounge with open fire and sitting rooms.- Large recreation room with table tennis, DVD and TV.- BBQ facilities, outdoor eating areas and peaceful garden settings.- Guest breakfast and Reading rooms with open fires, TV and DVD player.- 3 ? star rating with AAA.- Accredited with Australian Camping Association.The Old Priory is centrally located in beautiful Beechworth North East Victoria one short block from the centre of town and an easy three hours from Melbourne and less than one hour from the Victorian and New South Wales border. Beechworth is an amazing and picturesque township and surrounded by many natural and historic attractions. We are located at the foothills of the snow fields for winter activities and also boast a beautiful spring fed lake or local town swimming pool for summer activities also. The Old Priory building is a former Brigidine Convent which has been comfortably restored and modernised for accommodation, camps, receptions and conferences. Our staff prides themselves and good country hospitality whilst providing an excellent service to our customers. ... more   less 
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