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Varenna, your Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation
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Varenna, your Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation
Scarlett - bathed in fine linen
Bluebell - four-poster queen bedroom
Mon Rouge - all that is French luxury
Fully equipped kitchen
Clawfoot antique bathtub with sub-floor heating
Spa bath with sub-floor heating
Breakfast Room with Continental breakfast provisions included
Gas Log Fire bathed in luxury
Alfresco dining with gas BBQ
Brunch alfresco style
Romantic setting for two
Varenna bathed in sunlight
Romantic dining for 2 to 6
Bluebell with fine linen and cushions
Mon Rouge - romantic cushions
Complimentary port, wine and chocolates
Complimentary toiletries, bathrobes & slipper
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Private Room, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Leura, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

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MartinFam...
Port Stephens, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Varenna - period charm and modern luxury in perfect harmony”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed for 3 nights to experience Christmas in July and it was the perfect location. The owner, Lorraine, has customer care and attention to detail at the heart of her business and was a delight to deal with. On arrival, we immediately felt both at home and spoiled. Our young daughters pronounced the house a "dolls house" and loved it as much as my husband and I did. A private Chef cooked and served "Christmas dinner" which was a real treat.
The property location is perfect for a short walk to the Mall and its lovely shops and cafés (a Woolworths supermarket tucked behind the Mall gives convenient access to grocery supplies without spoiling the charm). I have recommended the property to lots of friends of various ages, with and without young children as this property is so magical that everyone can enjoy a happy ever after stay here!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
12 Aug 2014
Thanking you for your lovely review of Varenna, Lorna. Yulefest is truly a wonderful time of year and made extra special with all the Christmas trimmings. I sincerely hope for the opportunity to welcome you and your family back to Varenna or one of my other properties in the not too distant future. Until then, take care, Lorraine :-)
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Yellow rock
Reviewed 30 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Liked best: Extra touches ie chocolates, robes, breakfast supplies
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
9 Aug 2014
Thanking you for your lovely review Debbie. So glad all the girls loved their getaway from their hubbies and families. We lead all such busy lives and giving you all some much pampering is all part of the Mountain Whispers service. Hope to welcome you back very soon. With warmest regards, Lorraine
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 11 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Liked best: Sitting by the fire with the music filtering through with wine in hand
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
19 Jun 2014
Thanking you for your lovely review Emma. So pleased you enjoyed the in-house pampering and all that Varenna had to offer. Look forward to welcoming you back sometime very soon. Until then, take care and with warmest regards, Lorraine
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
RobBroadl...
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Federation charm with modern comforts”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

My wife and I spent a lovely, relaxing weekend at Varenna. We were taken with the old world charm of the home, its furnishings and décor. Fortunately, Varenna also had many new world conveniences that made the house warm, cosy and comfortable without any effort. The well equipped kitchen was complimented with many additional condiments and thoughtful touches to enhance our preference for cooking in and sitting in front of the fireplace with a beverage. It was lovely to return from walking the Leura Mall and the bush tracks, to soaking in the baths, and then relaxing in front on the open flame fire – very romantic. Lorraine certainly endeavours to make your stay as comfortable and welcoming as possible.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
19 Jun 2014
Thanking you for your glowing review of Varenna. It's all about my guests experiencing a slice of yesteryear with all the modern creature comforts for a weekend of luxury. Take care and hope to welcome you back very soon, Lorraine
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Camden
Reviewed 29 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
29 Apr 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments Kim & Tracey. I will look straight into the BBQ hotplate, it's usually a case of it needed yet another cleaner, as it definitely isn't rusted through. The pressure in the shower is reduced due to water savers which is all part of our sustainability mission. I will revisit the shower heads and see if perhaps an alternative option can be found, as my main focus is guests as my priority, whilst still doing our part for the environment. Many thanks once again and hope to welcome you back in the near future, with kindest regards, Lorraine
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Perth
Reviewed 10 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Location Cleanliness
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
10 Mar 2014
Congratulations John & Naomi...a proposal, how wonderful! I'm truly blessed to have guests propose at my properties, which then forms a part of their wonderful memories into the future. Thank you for sharing your lovely comments with me and on-line and I truly welcome the opportunity to open the doors to Varenna or any of my other properties to you once again. Until then, with sincerest regards and all the very best for your Wedding plans.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Sandip H
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Luxury Accommodation in the Blue Mountains, NSW”
Reviewed 26 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Enjoyed a two night stay at the luxurious Varenna Cottage in Leura. Set in the picturesque Blue Mountains, Leura is only short drive away from bustling Sydney and is surrounded by nature, stunning sceneries and fresh mountain air.
Set on an expansive garden, the three bedrooms, two bathrooms Edwardian cottage offers a relaxed and comfortable self contained accommodation. The property has been meticulously restored to its original grandeurs of 1906 and staying there, I felt being pleasingly transferred to an elegant era of the past century.
You can have the entire grand cottage all to yourself for a romantic and indulging escape or share it with friends and families for a well deserved get together as sleeping arrangements are okay for six. Pampers, like a full body massage to comfort your weary body is easily arranged, the relaxing ritual followed by a spa bath in one of the well ornamented bathrooms.
There is a gourmet kitchen available with everything you need, however just meters away, Leura Mall is lined with cafes and restaurants so there are plenty of options. We had lunch one day at Café Madeline which is a sister cafe to the famous local chocolate shop, Josophan's, and dinner at the Leura Garage Restaurant where not only the meal was great, but also the décor and ambience was pulsating. Both the venues are highly recommend for culinary delights.
Varenna is one of the four boutique properties in the Blue Mountains area that belong to Mountain Whispers, brainchild of passionate historic restorer and entrepreneur Lorraine Allison. Her vision is to offer guests not just luxury escape into tranquillity, but also transfer to another era altogether. In this regard she gets ten out ten from me. Her three other prosperities – Leura Rose, Strawberry Patch and Gatsby have all been restored to the glories of its epoch

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
26 Nov 2013
It truly was a pleasure welcoming you to Varenna Sandip. From your lovely review, my mission is complete. You were transformed to another time and place, literally in more ways than one. I hope to welcome you back soon with your wife, so that she may too experience an indulgent weekend and be pampered. Until then, with warmest regards, Lorraine
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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