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“Magnificent Magical Manderley ... a MUST!”
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Magical Manderley
Ranked #1 of 10 Leura B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 August 2014

This was our second stay at the superb terrace at Magical Manderley and we can't praise it highly enough!! :D As other reviewers have mentioned, the luxurious spa (with view of TV;) the plush, supremely comfortable bed with soft, dreamy pillows and of course the wonderful provision of goodies and essentials alike are wonderful. But by far the greatest thing about the 'Magi Mandi' is Robyn and her precious pug, Plum. We were celebrating our first anniversary and not only did she provide bubbly, replenished the Lindt chocolates and fresh strawberries, but even gave us an anniversary gift! Such personal care is like hens teeth nowadays. We can't wait for our next stay.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank MikeynMandy
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manderleys, Owner at Magical Manderley, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2014

Hi Mike and Mandy, Thank you for your lovely comments and Review - it was a pleasure to welcome you back to The Terrace for your Anniversary. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the spa, bubbly, strawberries and Lindt chocolates.

Plum the Pug was glad to see you again - she always enjoys seeing the guests on arrival and departure.

Look forward to seeing you again. Take care and best wishes. Robyn and 'Plum the Pug'.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We stayed in The Terrace for just the one night .... it was not long enough !! When we arrived the fire was burning, soft music was playing and there were plenty of complimentary goodies for us to enjoy, we didn't need to bring a thing, everything you could possibly need for a short stay was there for you.... and all included in your tariff. The chilled champagne, strawberries, cheese platter, chocolates, freshly squeezed juice and breakfast provisions,everything you needed, right down to the hot chocolate. The inclusions in the room were also top quality, beautiful bed linen, large fluffy towels, soft bathrobes and absolutely divine Molton Brown toiletries. The double spa was heavenly and the bed so soft, I never wanted to get out ! The apartment was spotlessly clean and out on the private Terrace you could sit in the sun and enjoy a glass of champagne and a little mountain air.
Robyn was a perfect hostess who checked us in, showed us around then left us in private for the rest of our stay, she truly enjoys looking after her guests and knows exactly what makes guests keep coming back .... her wonderful service and personal touches. We will be back next year ... and for many years to come.
This property is 1st class and you really need to experience the luxury and decadence at least once in your life. Don't think about it ... just book, for a short romantic stay, you will not be find better and you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: For a short stay the Terrace is fine. For longer stays book the Treetops as it has more cooking fac...
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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manderleys, Owner at Magical Manderley, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2014

Thanks you very much Kerry for the wonderful Review - We very much appreciate it.

It was great to welcome you both to Magical Manderley and glad you enjoyed your little one night break. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the fire, music, spa and the Molton Brown toiletries - it certainly is a great brand and their toiletries and spa products are very much enjoyed by our guests.

Look forward to welcoming you back to Manderley - perhaps for a few days break next time. Best wishes to you both. Robyn

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed in the Terrace apt for the weekend. Robyn had everything ready for our arrival. The fire was burning and there were plenty of complimentary goodies for us to enjoy. The chilled champagne, strawberries and cheese platter were a great touch. Robyn was a perfect hostess who truly enjoys looking after her guests and makes you feel very welcome. I would highly recommend Magical Manderley for a relaxing romantic getaway, close to the centre of Leura but very peaceful. We'll definitely be back.

Catherine & Simon

  • Stayed: August 2014
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manderleys, Owner at Magical Manderley, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Hi Catherine and many thanks for taking the time to review Magical Manderley.

I very much appreciate it and your wonderful comments. It was a pleasure to welcome you both to Magical Manderley and so pleased you had a relaxing, romantic and happy stay and enjoyed the fire and little goodies. Best wishes for your forthcoming trip back to Scotland and hope to see you both again in the future. Cheers. Robyn

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We had a wonderful few days at Magical Manderley. Robyn is a great host for a perfect place to relax and enjoy and just "chill". We enjoyed the ambience of Leura, great restaurants, and low key sightseeing. Then, at the end of the day, a relaxing spa and a wonderfully comfy, snugly bed.
Thanks, Robyn. We'll be back.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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manderleys, Owner at Magical Manderley, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Hi Tricia, I appreciate very much your Review. It was great to welcome you both to Magical Manderley and hear you had enjoyable time chilling out and enjoying some exploring before returning to enjoy a spa and relax.

Hope you had a good trip home and arrived feeling refreshed. Will look forward one day to welcoming you both back. Best wishes. Robyn

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

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.

Room Tip: Of the 2 suites, the downstairs unit is more cosy and compact, and as a couple, we usually choose th...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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manderleys, Owner at Magical Manderley, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Thank you Ross for your wonderful Review and lovely comments. It is always great to welcome you to Magical Manderley and very much appreciate your return visits.

Good to hear you enjoy Leura's many great restaurants. We are indeed so fortunate to have a variety just within a short walk of Manderley.

Look forward to seeing you back before too long. Take care. My sincere thanks and best wishes. Robyn

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

From the moment we arrived Robyn made us feel "special". We could sense how proud she was of her "Magical Manderley" and rightly so.....it is a very special retreat full of luxuries. We walked 200m up the road to Leura's main street, a picture postcard town. The blue mountains were beautiful (as usual), but having Magical Manderley to come home too just topped off our stay. Thank you Robyn, and we look forward to our return visit.

Room Tip: We stayed in "Treetops" and when we go back, I would stay in the same room.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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manderleys, Owner at Magical Manderley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Thank you Michael for Reviewing Magical Manderley. Was great to meet you both and welcome you to to Magical Manderley. Please to hear you enjoyed Treetops and little goodies. Our guests do indeed enjoy walking to popular Leura Village and choosing one of the many restaurants for dinner.

Thank you again and very much appreciate the Review. Hope to see you again before too long - perhaps in our coming Spring when Leura is just stunning. Best wishes. Robyn

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We're not regulars to reviewing but when we stay somewhere that gives us everything we want then we feel obliged.

As well as the location close to the Leura Mall and in touching distance of the key Blue Mountain attractions the Magical Manderley gives space to relax.

When you arrive your host Robyn makes you feel immediately at home and that nothing is too much trouble. You have your own front door, beautiful room with spa bath and facilities to eat in if you want to enjoy the cosiness.

The attention to detail stands out and the little extra finishing touches make everyone feel like a special guest.

As there are only two rooms/apartments this is the perfect place for us to stay for some peace and quiet and possibly ideal for two couples staying at the same time.

Nothing is too much trouble as a guest and is you're lucky then you might have an exclusive encounter with Miss Plum the Pug who is a little elusive but still a local celebrity in her own right.

Robyn seems to know everyone and everything between Leura and Katoomba and can always recommend the best places to eat as well as any other activity.

We wouldn't say anywhere else in in the Mountains - Robyn and Miss Plum make the stay special.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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manderleys, Owner at Magical Manderley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Hi Mathew and Clare, I was delighted to read your lovely Review. The photos were wonderful - loved the one of my Miss Plum the Pug!!!!! Glad you enjoyed Manderleys position near our great Leura Village. Will hope to see you again before too long. Best wishes Robyn and Miss Plum!!!!

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Address: 157 Megalong St, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Leura
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites
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Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Leura
Number of rooms: 2
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 
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Magical Manderley Leura, Blue Mountains, Australia

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