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The Old Parkes Convent
Ranked #1 of 5 Parkes B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Spacious, comfortable and friendly in a convenient location. Colin was extremely helpful and the history was so interesting. Gas open fires as well as air conditioning, lovely curios and historic pictures and needlework.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Margaret932
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Colo001, Owner at The Old Parkes Convent, responded to this review, 2 September 2013
Hi Margaret932,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am pleased you enjoyed your time at the Convent and found its history interesting. We were fortunate to have around 30 Nuns who lived at the Convent visit us about 18 months ago, they were very excited and were able to explain what many of the rooms were used for. We sometimes also get requests from ex-student relatives for any photos or records, which we have a few of.

Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon.

Regards Colo001
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Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We have stayed here twice on our way from the Hunter Valley to Mildura, (a long trip made even longer with 2 very active German Short Hair Pointers and a 6 month old). However this place takes the stress out of the 12 hour drive. The owners are so friendly and welcoming, you feel right at home as soon as you arrive. The accomodation standard is amazing it is a different level of comfort than a standard hotel room or even apartment with the extra space, top class facilities and old world charm. The cook your own breaky is great as it allows you to keep to whatever schedule suites you and makes the stay even more relaxing and the produce is beautiful. I would recomend this to any traveller type it is simply perfect. We are heading home in September and cant wait to stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

It was a wonderful place to stay and I was really glad to stay there. The beds were comfortable and there was lots of space to play loads of board games. Colin was very friendly and even posted my drawing pad back to me after I had accidentally left it under the bunk bed.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Trubear1
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Colo001, Owner at The Old Parkes Convent, responded to this review, 10 July 2013
Hi Trubear1,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am glad your stay was comfortable and that you enjoyed the board games. Your drawing pad looked to be very special with many great drawings in it, maybe you will become a famous artist one day, if you do I will commission you to paint me a picture. It was great to meet your family also, you all seem to be so happy and caring. I hope to see you all again some day.

Regards Colo1
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Mildura
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

A beautiful warm welcome greeted us when we got to the Convent by the owners and their puppy,then taking us to the music room which had been heated,the beds folded down and the lights dimmed absolutely beautiful.The facilities in all the rooms were of an excellent standard and all keeping the look of the old world era made it all the more comfortable and relaxing.Sitting by the fire having a red wine with the dogs on their mates made our short stay so perfect,then having a kitchen stocked with lovely food for our breakfast made me not want to leave.Last but not least our dogs enjoyed the stay as they got to sleep inside in front of the fire and run around in the delightful yard.Definitely staying again for longer.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank SueMildura
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Colo001, Owner at The Old Parkes Convent, responded to this review, 26 June 2013
Hi Sue,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad you and your family (including the dogs) enjoyed your brief stay with us and hope you have a reason to return soon.

Regards Colo001
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

This renovated convent is beautiful with high ceilings, gas fireplaces and lots of space. Colin is a wonderful host and can tell you about the history of the building. It has wireless broadband and a hot tub/spa in back. Go to visit Parkes Observatory only 20 min away.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Colo001, Owner at The Old Parkes Convent, responded to this review, 26 June 2013
Hi Christine,
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope the doco turns out well for you.

Regards Colo001
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Nairne, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

My mother and I recently stayed in the Music Room on our way through Parkes.
My mums 3 little dogs were travelling with us.
After stressing and worrying about finding good accomodation that would allow us the pets, we thankfully found The Old Parks Convent.
We came across it on this website and so glad we did. We had a fantastic stay and so did our dogs.
Colin made us feel so welcome. Great place!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Deborah D
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Colo001, Owner at The Old Parkes Convent, responded to this review, 26 June 2013
Hi Deborah,
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad you and your family enjoyed the stay with us. Your are correct, it is difficult to find true "pet friendly" accommodation so we were glad we could help in that regard.
Regards Colo001
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

The owners have done a great job creating modern amenity while maintaining a simple, old-fashioned feel appropriate to the site. We stayed in the Music Room and I particularly like the kitchen and bathroom, which reminded me of the house I grew up in (although a lot more spacious and cleaner). Loads of character and highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Thank Luke098
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Property: The Old Parkes Convent
Address: 33 Currajong Street, Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Parkes
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Parkes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Parkes Convent 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This magnificent turn of the century building, once home to the Sisters of Mercy and girl boarders is now your secluded home away from home.Whether you are a weary traveller just passing through, have come to visit family and friends, are looking to experience all the country has to offer or are indulging in a romantic getaway, the Old Parkes Covent B&B is the perfect place to lay your head.Set on half and acre in the centre of town amongst some of the most historical buildings Parkes has to offer, The Old Parkes Convent B&B boasts spacious apartment style living only a short stroll to the shops, clubs, hotels and restaurants of Parkes.Stay a night or a few days in quality accommodation you could live in. You'll enjoy your own private lounge room, bathroom, kitchen area, high ceilings and air-conditioned comfort in both of our exclusive apartments, before awaking to a full and hearty breakfast.The Old Parkes Convent B&B is the ideal stop over from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane and a great place from which to experience all that NSW central west has to offer. ... more   less 
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