My wife and I have been visiting Robyn Piddington's Magical Manderley periodically for some years, and though we have tried other places to stay in the Blue Mountains, keep returning for a number of reasons.
The property is very well presented, attractive and comfortable, and with only 2 accommodation options for guests, is quiet and private. It is also a stone's throw from the Leura township, so walking to anything else you may need, such as local restaurants, is easy. Most importantly, returning to your 'suite' feels like returning home: it is warm, very comfortable, and everything you are likely to need in terms of food and drink is laid on. It is a perfect getaway destination in the sense that you don't have to think about or bring anything.
As a bonus, Robyn is a wonderful and obliging host, and we, like many of the other guests who have become regulars over the years, have become good friends with her.
My only reservation in recommending Magical Manderley whole heartedly is a selfish one - in that should it become more popular, we may find it even harder to book :)
By any measure, but especially if you consider value for money, you will go a long way to do better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With 20 years experience in Blue Mountains Tourism and luxury accommodation, Robyn Piddington proudly presents - LEURA'S MAGICAL MANDERLEY - a unique style of self-contained luxury accommodation.This gracious property consists of the main residence (circa 1915) and two self-contained, elegant apartments – each accommodating one couple.Magical Manderleys’ apartments – ‘Treetops’ and ‘The Terrace’ enjoy an idyllic private and secluded setting, centred around magnificent old gardens, fountains and water features.Stunning treetop and garden views, exquisite furnishings and decor, create a sophisticated and romantic ambience. Over the years the property has become affectionately known as 'Leura's Honeymoon Haven'.Escape - Embrace and Experience the romance and Magic of Manderley right in the heart of historic Leura ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Magical Manderley Leura, Blue Mountains, Australia