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“Beechworth's best kept secret.”

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George Kerferd Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Beechworth
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Beechworth's best kept secret.”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

This hotel is a gem. Nestled amongst the beautiful historic gardens and buildings of Mayday Hills, it offers so much more than most other hotels. The rooms are excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful. The town centre was an easy walk, but I enjoyed being away from the busy tourist areas to enjoy the peaceful, landscaped surrounds of this fascinating place. It was also a treat to talk to the knowledgeable staff about the historical aspects of the area.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Stayed one night and was suitably impressed to return a few days later for a two night stay.
George Kerferd lived up to our collective expectations.
Our second stay was a walk-in during the holiday season. We were lucky to obtain two rooms and I know subsequent walk-ins were turned away.
The small rooms are a little small but perfectly fine. The larger rooms are quite good and comfortable. The hotel is modern, clean, situated in great gardens covering numerous acres, and above all, the staff are great. The owner is frequently seen about the hotel, even serving guests. Sound proofing between rooms seems to be a bit of an issue if your neighbours are noisy - ours were not.
Breakfast, I think, is only offered on the weekends and is an extra charge. While the price for breakfast may seem a little steep, we can heartily recommend it. You'll drive a long way to find a better breakfast.
Have dinner there too: the young chef is superb and cooks up a culinary storm every night, using many locally sourced ingredients. The wine list is carefully selected by the owner and will be sure to attract the eye of those with a wine interest.
The hotel is a pleasant 12 minute walk down the hill to Beechworth main street.
"Nuts not to stay" is a reference to, if you didn't already know, a former function of the buildings in the park.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Blue Mountains Australia
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Generally ok but rooms are small and have little sound proofing. We were disturbed the first night by noisy guests in the next room. Grounds are very nice and staff were helpful. The hotel is located up a hill about 1.5 ks to 2ks from the town centre, so I would suggest you need to have your own transport.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Moss Vale, Australia
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Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

We were met at reception by a pleasant young guy and some dude in overalls. Sadly they told us that the kitchen was closed, but a bowl of muesli could be rustled up for breakfast. The room was fine as long as you didn't breath in. The pool was out of action, which was no great issue as there was only one other guest at the hotel. Not the high point of our Victorian trip ......is hotel the right classification for this place?

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

I stopped off in Beechworth to break up the trip from Sydney to Melbourne and was really able to revive and recharge, staying in the Linaker building, part of the George estate. The building was once home to the old loony bin and so looks a bit weird as you enter but the room was great, really comfortable, with everything I needed, a 10 minute stroll from the centre of Beechworth. The welcome I got was great and everyone I met working at the George was really friendly and willing to take the time to shoot the breeze. The restaurant was also excellent for both dinner and breakfast. Recommended!

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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Easy access to Beechworth, lovely grounds and a small but enjoyable pool. Really friendly staff and refurbished rooms. We were given an instant upgrade upon arrival to a lovely room with possibly the best shower in the southern hemisphere!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Beautifully situated and fantastic service. The man at the front desk was absolutely lovely and very helpful. For the price we paid I could not be happier with the experience. I look forward to returning and staying in either the King or Spa rooms. I should also mention that the gardens and surrounding buildings are stunning.

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Property: George Kerferd Hotel
Address: Oak Avenue | Mayday Hills Village, Beechworth, Victoria 3747, Australia (Formerly La Trobe at Beechworth)
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Region: Australia > Victoria > Beechworth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Beechworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — George Kerferd Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heritage gardens of Mayday Hills we are a stone’s throw from the Beechworth center.This is the perfect place to stay and relax in contemporary accommodation. Enjoy our pool, sauna, tennis court and fine dining in our restaurant Step back in time to the glamour of the art deco period. Built in the 1930’s, Linaker offers a variety of accommodation of options, suitable for singles, families and couples ... more   less 
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