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Hervey Bay, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a family history tour retracing the great grandparents, who lived in Sofala. The gaol house coffee shop was a surprise. Filled with all sorts of memorabillia. A real step back in time. And a bit of an understanding of the conditions of the time.

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Thank Krisherron
Newcastle, Australia
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in on way from Bathurst to Mudgee for lunch. Good coffee and choice of lunch and all day breakfast options. Is popular with locals which is always a good sign and reasonably priced. Also had museum on site which is worth a look.

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Thank steve420
Batemans Bay, Australia
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387 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Sofala a number of times and only now have discovered the Old Sofala Goal Café and Museum. What a pleasant surprise it was. After sitting down in the inside area to have a coffee, we spent some time exploring the museum part of the property, which was quite fascinating. Also, in another part of the museum,... More 

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Thank pandd1946
Sydney, Australia
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140 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Dropped in for lunch and the burgers are amazing and the coffee is good. Great little museum full of collectables from locals and you can also go into the original cell in the middle of the place. The museum itself is worth the trip alone but add the coffee and burgers and it makes it so much better. Lovely friendly... More 

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Thank CJBurns
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Visited for lunch with friends! Staff were very helpful and welcoming. We have 4 small children who were also made to feel very welcome. Food was great and we will be visiting again. Great little museum to wander through also. A must see if visiting Sofala.

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Thank Lani M
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014

I have stayed in the Old Goal on several occasions now. The owners Dianne and Harvey are long time locals and a wealth of knowledge, friendly and trusting, old style country hospitality at its best. No internet, limited mobile phone reception, just perfect for a escape from reality. The setting is picturesque and just above the town with the pub... More 

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Bowral
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

If looking for comfy accommodation at a reasonable price RIGHT IN THE HEART of one of the oldest surviving little gold mining townships, then you can't go past Sofala Gaol. Also if you are looking for sincere old fashioned country hospitality, Dianne certainly provides that and more. I loved my short stay here and the help I received from Dianne... More 

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1 Thank DianaDownUnder
Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

I stayed here with my father for a weekend in the old gaol, which is a medium-sized building which had a restaurant which has since closed. There is no internet, not TV, mobile phone coverage, restaurants in the town, so come prepared. Self catering is a must and there is a full size commercial kitchen, however we were told off... More 

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3 Thank Jack M
Sydney
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90 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

This is the third time my wife and I have stayed here. It really is a great place to stay in this area. The cottage is old, but fully self contained. Clean and well presented. Kangaroo poo around the driveway suggests that you may have had a nocturnal visitor or so. You are just across the hotel..the pub..so you will... More 

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2 Thank seeker372011
Sydney
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105 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2009

A cheap and quaint option for travellers to Sofala is a cottage. There are several, however we stayed in the cottage operated by the Old Sofala Gaol. The cottage is in the village centre, but quiet, as is Sofala itself. Has three bedrooms and a large fireplace for winter. We still needed plenty of warm clothes though. Our daughter loved... More 

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Address: Barkley Street, Sofala, New South Wales, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sofala
Number of rooms: 4
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