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“A Very Different B&B option and Very Good Value”

Morpeth Convent Guesthouse
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Morpeth Convent Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 4 Morpeth B&B and Inns
Australia
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120 reviews
120 hotel reviews
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“A Very Different B&B option and Very Good Value”
Reviewed 22 April 2013

We stayed here for one night and chose it because of its history as a former convent.

This was a special place to stay. It is a lovely big old house in very good repair. It is a bit further out from the other B&Bs in town (perhaps 1km) but the house is set in a very pleasant garden with many trees and next to the church. We really enjoyed sitting out on the balcony in the early evening with a glass of wine and cheese and biscuits - so peaceful and relaxing.

If you are inclined, there is a large and welll equipped kitchen where you can prepare meals if you want to defray the costs of travel.

Things to note here are: (i) the rooms and ensuite bathrooms are small (it was a former convent) but ours (Room 4) was well set out and the ensuite, while small, was modern and sparklingly clean; (ii) all bedrooms are upstairs and so you need to be ready to carry your bags up a fair flight of stairs; (iii) Michelle and Glenn (who were charming) do not live on-site and so breakfast is self-help continental style from Monday thru Friday. On this latter point, Michelle was concerned to ensure that we had whatever type of cereal, bread, milk etc that we liked on hand. I understand that Michelle and Glenn do a served breakfast on weekend mornings (check).

At $120 for a night this was great value accommodation.

Re evening meals in Morpeth, Í think the pick is the original Arnott's Bakehouse Restuarant but it was closed on a Sunday night so we couldn't visit. We went to the Commercial Hotel on the main street, which is clean and neat and has its own micro brewery. I would caution against meals there though, we found it to be very ordinary quality pub food. Perhaps the Wood Fired Pizza Restaurant at the Maitland end of the main street would be a better option.

Morpeth is a lovely historic town to visit. Keep in mind that many shops are closed on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Convent Guest House. Michelle & Glenn are lovely people & we felt welcome from the moment we arrived. It is so peaceful & breakfast was fantastic! Definately will be going back. Best accommodation.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We originally were booked in for 5nights and ended up staying a month!
The rooms are not large but they have everything you need in them and are well appointed and comfortable. There is no wardrobe, however there is storage room for clothes, but the owners lent us a clothes rail and hangers.
I could not speak highly enough of michelle and glen who run the guesthouse. They are incredibly friendly and like to take a personal interest in all their guests and could not be more accomodating and lovely.
I definately will stay here again when ever in the area.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

We travelled to Sydney from Bundaberg and thought we would spoil ourselves with a stay over in the Hunter. While the managers were quite friendly they were very new at the game and it showed. We were very disappointed to find 1. No fridge in our room 2. No where to hang our clothes. 3 No where to put gear in the bathroom with only a pedestal basin offered. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. I fully expected the rooms to be compact given that it was a converted convent but I at least expected somewhere other than the floor to put our clothes.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Being a big old house that served as a convent the guesthouse has a lot of charm. Rooms are small but are well appointed with TV, air con, electric blankets and shower. There are a number of sitting rooms downstairs and the chapel is simple but beautiful. Best of all is the breakfast which was delicious. The Convent is a little away from the main street but within reasonable walking distance. I liked this as it provided peace and quiet, as well as some exercise to walk off all the eating. We ate at the Arnotts bakehouse for dinner and loved it. Morpeth is a nice little historical town full of nik naks, cafes and a couple of nice restaurants. Not much to do for kids.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Morpeth Convent Guesthouse
Address: 24 James St, Morpeth, Maitland, New South Wales 2321, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Maitland > Morpeth
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Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Morpeth
Number of rooms: 5

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