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Gibraltar Hotel Bowral

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Centennial Rd & Boronia St Access via 5 Boronia Street, Bowral, New South Wales 2576 Australia
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#5 of 9 hotels in Bowral
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Nestled on 100-acres, among century old elm and pine trees and under the shadow of Bowral’s iconic Mt Gibraltar, is Gibraltar Hotel, the most luxurious and modern hotel accommodation available in NSW’s Southern Highlands. Just one and half hours easy drive from Sydney and Canberra, Gibraltar Hotel offers 76 luxurious suites each with vistas of beautiful Bowral woodland or Mt Gibraltar itself. The Hotel also features a challenging 18-hole golf course, the largest conference centre in the region with a unique, elegant ballroom, six breakout meeting rooms, a wedding chapel with a full organ, as well as its own heated indoor swimming pool, cardio centre and luxurious Bowral Day Spa and Grooming Lounge.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Hiking
Car hire
Secured parking
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Plunge pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Evening entertainment
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Business
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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dlanods wrote a review 21 Jan
Sydney262 contributions122 helpful votes
This hotel proves hard to review on a simple rating. The room itself - a family room - was spacious and comfortable. Plenty of room for all four of us though the room was starting to feel a bit dated. The rest of the hotel lets the team down a little on what you'd expect for the prices they charge. Breakfast was passable. Looking out into the carpark was disappointing for an area so resonant with natural beauty as Bowral. Service was struggling - indifference on checkin and a 30 minute wait to checkout with people queued out the door with only a single person at the counter. I can't say we'd be rushing to head back. Maybe it's better for a couples getaway paying a premium for spa, etc, but as a family and general experience I'm sure we can get better value for money elsewhere.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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screwtape wrote a review 5 Jan
Hobart, Australia54 contributions63 helpful votes
The hotel room was great, it had a comfortable bed and a good spacious bathroom. It’s fairly contemporary, in contrast to some of the other accommodation in the Southern Highlands which is more old fashioned. Unfortunately our stay was marred by the hotel deciding on the day we checked in that they’d close their food and drink facilities “because there are a few cases of Covid in Bowral”. So rather than enjoying dinner in the hotel as we had booked, we ended up with a pub meal in one of the few places open in Bowral; and rather than a nice breakfast in the restaurant, they gave us some fruit salad in a box to have with instant coffee in our room. Not at all a 5 star experience, sadly.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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hajaka2017 wrote a review 3 Jan
Wollongong, Australia25 contributions1 helpful vote
What a surprise in this accommodation, it was peaceful, the room was exactly as written in it's review. The restaurant was closed due to Covid19, however they did give us a small hamper each and directed us where to find coffee,tea and hot chocolate. The pool/fitness centre was clean and easy access for people with disabilities
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Plenty of parking for guests
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BW wrote a review 3 Jan
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Booked in 2 rooms for six nights for the week after New Year… paid a little extra for a supposedly nice hotel with two onsite restaurants, and bar / lounge facilities in order to have a relaxing break! The hotel phoned the day before arrival to confirm our stay & asked if we also wanted to book for dinner … no worries if we wanted to wait until arrival to book the restaurant. All seemed good! All guests needed to be fully vaxxed and wear masks in the common areas… which we were also very happy about. However, when we arrived we were told they had just made the decision to close all restaurant and bar service until further notice… they could do a boxed breakfast if needed but other than that it was tend to yourselves! We decided to still stay as we could always go into Bowral (not far) for cafes & restaurants etc. Turns out, however, there is also no other seating area to relax anywhere in the hotel other than the now closed bar lounge area (they even padlocked off that part of the hotel)… so essentially you were confined to your rooms whenever in the hotel. Day two, all otherwise seemed fine. Day three… rooms weren’t made up, no fresh towels, or toiletries being replenished etc. Asked reception what was going on… they said they had now decided to also cancel all housekeeping services(!!) but you could get fresh towels/ toiletries from reception as needed!! NO COMMUNICATION was planned to current guests; they were mentioning to new guests as they checked in, but just waiting for current guests to come to reception to complain before even informing them!! To their credit, when I asked why I was still being charged full hotel rates, they offered to reduce the nightly rate by $50 per room, and would give a full refund on any unused nights if we decided to check out early (we had already pre-paid our rooms)! When questioned as to why they had cancelled housekeeping… e.g. if there were staffing issues… they constantly said no, all measures were just for the Covid safety of guests… but when talking to locals and restaurateurs in Bowral, we were told there was definitely a big shortage of staff everywhere in the area! I have no problem with a business needing to scale back if they have staffing issues, but to say this is purely for guest safety due to Covid is a convenient cop-out! If they were so concerned, why were they still even taking new bookings? If Covid was affecting availability of staff to work, they should also say so! BIGGEST ISSUE: the need to COMMUNICATE with their guests!! They could easily have put a message on the guest TV’s, left a ‘please contact reception’ flag on the phones, and/ or slid a note under guest doors… all of which are standard methods used by hotels world-wide! I’m sure this is usually a very pleasant hotel, but it’s how a business performs under adversity, and manages such issues for their customers, that makes or breaks a business! On the back of this poorly managed performance I won’t be back nor recommend this hotel to others!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MattHaze559 wrote a review Dec 2021
Gymea, Australia28 contributions43 helpful votes
The Gibraltar is in a lovely location but it is indeed really only a 3 star hotel at best. The service is clunky, the food average and the rooms reminiscent of a travel lodge. When you have dinner in the main restaurant on Saturday night and the waiter informs you after desert "Sorry, we don't serve coffee," that pretty much sums it up. "We don't serve coffee"!! Quite unbelievable. I don't recommend the Gibraltar.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
USD 140 - USD 228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesSouthern HighlandsBowral
NUMBER OF ROOMS
76
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gibraltar Hotel Bowral
Which popular attractions are close to Gibraltar Hotel Bowral?
Nearby attractions include Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (2.1 km), Southern Highlands Welcome Centre (4.0 km), and Dirty Janes Bowral (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gibraltar Hotel Bowral?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Gibraltar Hotel Bowral?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gibraltar Hotel Bowral?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Gibraltar Hotel Bowral?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gibraltar Hotel Bowral?
Conveniently located restaurants include Josh's Cafe, Bowral Brasserie, and Gumnut Patisserie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gibraltar Hotel Bowral?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gibraltar Hotel Bowral?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gibraltar Hotel Bowral offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gibraltar Hotel Bowral?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.