We first went to the Grand View hotel about 4 years ago and were very impressed with the friendly and welcoming attitude of the owners and their staff. The food was better than average pub food and wines reasonably priced as was the accommodation, (even though it was in need of renovation back then) and it included Breakfast.
On a recent visit quite another story, the accommodation (now NOT including breakfast) is so overpriced for an extremely run down room, there is historic and then there is old, tired, unclean and badly maintained, meal service was terribly slow on a not very busy evening, the food over priced and not very good and the staff had a very unwelcoming don't care attitude from the management down. Trying to get their attention was frustrating, The meals being served on plastic plates did little to enhance the overall experience. We thought they must have had a change of ownership, but it is still the same owners. Cannot believe how far they have let their standards drop. The history, location and views are still great but that is about all it has going for it. I would suggest just going there and having a drink in the gardens, to see the view and hopefully spot a koala or a possum, but I would highly recommend staying and dining elsewhere.