Thorngrove Manor Hotel
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Thorngrove Manor Hotel

2 Glenside Lane, Stirling, South Australia 5152 Australia
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Experience wonderment. South Australia’s multi-award winning 5 star rated Small Luxury Hotel. A fusion of iconic romantic architecture, private boutique hotel accommodation, and a celebration of the decorative and fine arts. Irreplicable, distinctive inspiring and captivating, artistic and creative. Individual & uniquely private. For couples only. Unique privacy; you will not see any other guests. A whimsical architectural adventure for romantics. Uncompromising authenticity highlights the magnificent architecture, for those with imagination and romance in their soul! Suitable for those able to climb stairs with ease. Not suited for the mobility impaired.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Taxi service
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Express check-in / check-out
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels

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2 Glenside Lane, Stirling, South Australia 5152 Australia
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Car recommended
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Grade: 43 out of 100
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Jillian-selkirk wrote a review Feb 2020
Selkirk, United Kingdom21 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I highly recommend a stay at Thorngove Manor, you will not be disappointed. I arrived early afternoon and was welcomed warmly. I had a lovely afternoon tea served in my room. The fixtures and fittings all tell a story, and have been lovingly restored and looked after. The stained glass window panels blew me away, still amazed that the windows from my local town church in Scotland have been made in to such an fabulous feature in a beautiful location. The layout of the property is so secluded and private. Thank you Nydia and Ken for a wonderful stay, I hope to be lucky enough to visit again.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Thorngrove, General Manager at Thorngrove Manor Hotel
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thank you Jillian , for your wonderful review of your stay with us. It was brilliant to welcome you here, especially with your connection to our extraordinary stained glass windows and the stories they have. We never tire of looking at them and experience the same wonder at the skill and craftsmanship of the creators, as the day we first saw them. Thank you for coming to stay and providing an amazing connection to their origin. Hope to welcome you back as part of your exciting travel adventures.
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Gulcay wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As a local, I have always been captivated by Thorngrove Manor's fairytale beauty. It was truly enchanting to be able to finally stay and enjoy the accommodation and the surrounding Adelaide Hills. Ken and Nydia are lovely hosts and very accommodating and really go out of their way to make you feel welcome. I would highly recommend Thorngrove Manor for a unique and beautiful retreat.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Response from , General Manager at Thorngrove Manor Hotel
Responded 24 Nov 2021
Thank you for your wonderful comments. Despite winning awards and accolades again this year, the acknowledgement of "hills" locals is special and treasured. Thank you for your kindness and support.
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Amber B wrote a review Nov 2023
3 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at Thorngrove was a truly special experience. The grounds were immaculate and beautiful. The rooms and antique furniture was stunning and suited the estate perfectly. We appreciated the in room compendium’s with information regarding the local area, property, antiques and our specific suite. Adelaide was really hot the day we stayed but our entire suite, including the stairwell, was nice and cool, the perfect temperature. It was lovely to walk into some wonderful folk music playing upon entry. Great selection of CD’s, games, DVD’s and things to keep you entertained, we wish we had more time there. Having two bathrooms in a 1 bedroom suite was a great luxury. Ken & Nydia took wonderful care of us and made us feel like royalty. We loved chatting with Ken about the incredible property. The food was 10/10, amazing. Afternoon tea, 3 course dinner & our breakfast were all delicious, fresh & high quality. The love & care put into the experience by the hosts is evident. For us, absolutely worth the money and we will be back again. Thank you Thorngrove!
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Angela P wrote a review Mar 2022
6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I had our small intimate elopement at the absolutely Magical Thorngrove Manor.

We stayed in the magnificent Castle Keep & had the romantic candle lit dinner after our ceremony. It was like being transported into another time, and the food was exquisite. The personal touches in the room were so very thoughtful & the breakfast was an absolute flavor bomb with delicious coffee.

Having the ceremony here in the beautiful grounds with our Violinist & Cellist was beyond special. The grounds really do take your breath away and I am looking forward to coming back for our anniversary or vow renewal! (Perhaps both!!)

Nydia and Ken were so kind & helpful with my thousand and one questions leading up to our special stay, and I really can't thank you enough for the beautiful experience you gave us that we will cherish forever.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sue Lehmann, General Manager at Thorngrove Manor Hotel
Responded 2 Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review. We were honoured that you selected Thorngrove for your amazing elopement. it was truly special and intimate occasion. Thank you for sharing the images. It was a delight to assist you both and the special ring bearer.
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Jason V wrote a review Sept 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the most admiring hotels I have stayed in. Thorngrove manor made my wedding day special and memorable.

It was such a unique experience leaving you amazed everywhere you look. The Castle was impressive and captivating all the way from the Castle, the Gardens to the rooms. The rooms were unique with a piece of history filled with antiques. You find yourself admiring all the furniture and artwork bringing you back in time.

The host made us feel warmly welcomed from arrival and departure. The food was delicious and loved the selection.

If you’re looking for a luxury romantic private stay, where you feel like a King and Queen, I highly recommend Thorngrove manor as it’s like nothing in South Australia. You will not be disappointed other than having to leave the place. I felt privileged and could have easily stayed longer. We will defiantly be back.

Thanks Nydia and Ken
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Response from , General Manager at Thorngrove Manor Hotel
Responded 21 Sept 2021
Thank you sharing your wonderful wedding photos. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Thorngrove. Thank you for your wonderful review. We hope to welcome you back for another special occasion.
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Brad wrote a review Dec 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magical, phenomenal, exceptional, astonishing - These words do not even come close to describing how breathtaking and mind blowing Thorngrove Manor truly is...

We were lucky enough to hold our small wedding on the grounds of Ken and Nydias fairy tale like castle. Staying 2 nights in the castle chambers and let me tell you, we felt like a King and Queen for the entire stay.

We have stayed before but continue to be blown away by the picturesque surroundings and the intricate detail in not only the architecture, but the experience provided as well. There is really nothing else like this in South Australia.

As we were staying for 2 nights, we were served an exquisite afternoon tea on arrival before selecting a place on the grounds for our ceremony which was actually quite difficult given the immaculately presented gardens on the property. We then dined privately in our chamber for dinner with what can only be described as 7-star restaurant quality. As abit of a foodie myself, I'm astonished by the care, presentation and taste of the meals served. Truely of the highest quality!

As the night cooled, Ken was happy to allow us to use the fire in the upstairs portion of the chamber, this created the most relaxing atmosphere we have ever experienced, the large comfortable bed, the crackling of the fire with a glass of scotch off to the side.. For the evening before a wedding, all stress disappeared into that fire!

Now lets get to the wedding..

"WOW!" - Was the first words of our small little guest list, even the photographer and celebrant could not believe how beautiful Thorngrove is. The weather was stunning, and the grounds provide such amazing photo opportunities, we will be sending you some of the best I promise!

Ken opened up the Kings chambers for our guests to see and also some extra photo opportunities, the attention to detail in each room is just so incredible...

The day went perfectly, no problems, no hassles, just pure bliss. There was nothing else in the entire world besides us and Thorngrove on that day. You have created such a magical and otherworldly experience!

We cannot thank you enough for allowing us the opportunity to share our special day with you Ken and Nydia, an unforgettable experience in which nothing else would of came close to. A 1 of a kind memory.

We will absolutely be staying here again, for many years to come. If you have not stayed here yet, you need to. A true gem hidden in the Adelaide hills and a masterpiece created by Ken and Nydia.

Thank you so much,

Brad & Cristy
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Anelis J wrote a review June 2023
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at Thorngrove Manor was a dream come true, pinch me Am I Dreaming kind of experience. From the very first email correspondence with Nydia to the warm welcome from Ken, Thorngrove Manor, far exceeded my expectations. I booked Thorngrove for a very special date with my partner and the experience did not disppoint. The attention to detail of this place is unmatched. Our 3 course organic dinner was delicious and lick the plate worthy. Chocolates and Port in the afternoon was a lovely treat and afternoon tea was made up of fresh and sumptuous morsels of yumminess. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. It was perhaps, the most magical and wonderful experience we have shared and one that we will never forget. Exemplary service provided by both Nydia and Ken, exquisite rooms filled with authentic antiques and phenomenonal dining awaits. Do yourself a favour and visit this unbelievable place. An absolute dream come true. Thank you both.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kenneth L, General Manager at Thorngrove Manor Hotel
Responded 5 July 2023
Thank you so much for the amazing review of your stay. We are delighted that it was so special for you. It makes the effort so worthwhile. Hope to welcome you hare again for another special date night.
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Caz wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
31st December 2021
Thank you Ken and Nydia for this experience. Your hospitality, incredible food, passion & attention to detail created an explosion of emotions inside me that will last with me forever. Happy new Year and may all your dreams come true for 2022 & beyond. C & K.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from , General Manager at Thorngrove Manor Hotel
Responded 9 Jan 2022
Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Thorngrove Manor and were delighted that your visit here exceeded your expectations. Your review and comments are just brilliant! We hope to welcome you here again soon.
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Rarelyonholiday wrote a review June 2021
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dear Nydia and Ken,
Thorngrove is just magical!
It’s a wonderful place so romantic, I couldn’t have imagined it would have been as wonderful as it is.
Ken is amazing! Such a beautiful building and the perfect place for our anniversary.
Nydia, the food was just wonderful! (With all our dietary requirements) I’m sorry I couldn’t thank you in person! You really made a fantastic feast, every meal!! The breakfasts, the charcuterie platter (I can’t begin to describe the assortment of delicious things there!). The picnic was so perfect! (I’m so glad I asked for a picnic!) And the formal dinner finished it off to perfection!
The beautiful dishes and gorgeous cutlery made the time we spent at Thorngrove momentous. The attention to detail you both showed with nothing spared was exceptional.
You must both be so proud, what a beautiful magical place you have made.
Thank you for letting us share it.
P.S. I notice a review commenting on your “continental breakfast”. In all of our travels through Europe I have never been offered such a varied and delicious breakfast.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from , General Manager at Thorngrove Manor Hotel
Responded 9 June 2021
Thank you so much for the review of your recent stay at Thorngrove. We were delighted that we were able to cater successfully for your specific dietary requirements and that you enjoyed your stay so much. We hope to welcome you back for another special celebration.
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Susan M wrote a review Sept 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thorngrove Manor is breath taking! It has been so intricately purpose built with such fine detail it is truly captivating! You are literally taken back in time with so much history. We thoroughly enjoyed the stories and all that Thorngrove had to offer. In the room there are books with details outlaying the history of the area, history of Thorngrove and a detailed local guide with local attractions and activities which enhanced our experience immensely! The food was AMAZING! so much flavour and care taken making it exceptional! Thorngrove is truly a place of dreams!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Karl wrote a tip Oct 2023
Sunshine Coast, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just go, that's all I can say"
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Arthur M wrote a tip Nov 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We truly think all the rooms are worth trying - at least once!"
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Elijah K wrote a tip Sept 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book as soon as you can!"
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Benjamin V wrote a tip June 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Queens Chambers has amazing views and a balcony to take lots of lovely photos ;)"
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BrilliantBlend wrote a tip Feb 2022
Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia22 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book as soon as you can!"
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Nearby attractions include Mount Lofty Botanic Garden (1.1 km), The Stirling Market (1.0 km), and Matilda Bookshop (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thorngrove Manor Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Thorngrove Manor Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Thorngrove Manor Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Thorngrove Manor Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thorngrove Manor Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Cacao Chocolatier, The Crafers Hotel, and The Locavore.
Are there any historical sites close to Thorngrove Manor Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Carrick Hill (8.0 km), Bridgewater Mill (4.9 km), and Eagle on the Hill (5.0 km).