After reading the posts on this site we visited Briars knowing that this was a motel style accommodation. We paid $120 for a night and had we held our nerve could have paid the last minute cost of $99. For this tariff having a king room in a peaceful location with a full breakfast thrown in was perfect. Sure, if you paid more then you would have cause to complain as the rooms were a little tired, pillows hard, air-conditioning pretty ineffective and we had to spend the first 15 minuets in the room flattening spiders and earwigs.
The rooms are a little larger than motel rooms but in the same genre. The reception staff were very polite and helpful. The Briars is closer to Moss Vale than Bowral but set in the most tranquil setting.
The rooms could have been a little cleaner, bugs attacked/cleaned out and patio swept/windows cleaned of all the cobwebs.... If you are looking for internet, there isn't any unless using their kiosk at a cost.
Don't be fooled into thinking that because of the cost of food on the menu that you are going to get an intimate, table service a-la-carte dining experience. This is pub grub, ordered at the bistro and served to the table with a salad bar to supplement. Food was nice but expensive compared to most food options of this standard. However, the venue is quaint and worth doing with your eyes open..... We wanted to have a stress free finish to a lovely day touring and the onsite pub was a welcome option.
Breakfast, was very much as has been described by others on this site, ok .... especially if you get the wotif deal.
Having said this, we would return as long as the special rates apply - that is....... with a can of Mortein!!
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- Also Known As:
- Briars Country Lodge And Inn
- Briars Country Hotel Bowral