Sonja's Bed & Breakfast
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Sonja's Bed & Breakfast

60 Butterfly Ave, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834 Australia
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4.5
#1 of 1 B&B in Lightning Ridge
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
See why so many travelers make Sonja's Bed & Breakfast their bed and breakfast of choice when visiting Lightning Ridge. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. Rooms at Sonja's Bed & Breakfast provide a refrigerator, a kitchenette, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi. . You can also enjoy barbeque facilities. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Sonja's Bed & Breakfast. Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Astronomers Monument (0.4 mi) and Cooper's Cottage (0.7 mi), guests of Sonja's Bed & Breakfast can easily experience some of Lightning Ridge's most well known attractions. I Then look no further than Amigos Castle (0.5 mi), Chambers of The Black Hand (0.8 mi), and John Murray Art Gallery (0.7 mi), which are some popular Lightning Ridge attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the bed and breakfast. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Sonja's Bed & Breakfast as you experience all of the things Lightning Ridge has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bowling offsite
Patio
Books, DVDs, music for children
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Street parking
Wifi
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, German
57Reviews2Q+A14Room tips

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702ValerieS wrote a review Nov 2020
Belmont, Australia79 contributions55 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B was clean & cosy. Sonja was a great host, not intrusive but thoughtful & provided us with good fresh breakfast each morning. The B&B is in a quiet location, but within easy walking distance to restaurants in the centre of the town. We had a small kitchenette which proved very convenient for supplies. We really enjoyed our stay here.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Leila B wrote a review Aug 2020
Shell Cove, Australia46 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Casbah out behind the main house. Enjoyed our stay with a kitchen, living area and bedroom. The Casbah included a washer and dryer if needed. The BBQ area near by was good with cutlery and dishes ready for use. Everything was clean and in working order. The bathroom (shower) was different and added to the quirkiness of the place. There is a deck on the top of the main house which overlooks a opal mining area. Wonderful star gazing at night along with beautiful sunsets!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bruce C wrote a review Sept 2022
79 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was very small, but was ok for the two of us. The bed was comfy and the room and bathroom were nice and clean, Sean made a nice breakfast with lots of fresh fruit and we enjoyed eating in the dining room with the people from the room next door. There is off street parking front and rear, depending on which room you are in. We will stay here again the next time we come to Lightning Ridge.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sandhtour wrote a review Nov 2021
Armidale, Australia35 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was really nice to arrive in the afternoon to find a very comfortable bed, on which we immediately fell asleep for an afternoon nap after driving. The room was hot on arrival, but the air-conditioner cooled it down in no time. Room has kitchenettes, small bathroom, wardrobe and lounge. Hair dryer provided. The bathroom is exceptionally small and the toilet is less than an inch off the wall on the left side, so it’s quite a squeeze in the bathroom. That’s the only complaint really. Everything else is lovely.
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Date of stay: November 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the house for maximum quietness as neighbours across the road are...
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Annette A wrote a review Dec 2022
Sydney, Australia83 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved Sonja’s B&B! The room is spacious with lots of character and quirky touches and while the bathroom is tiny, it was clean and the shower was hot and strong. The kitchenette has everything you need. There is a lovely outdoor seating area which would be very pleasant in cooler weather. The owner Shaun was unfortunately called away but he left us in the capable and very friendly hands of his lovely cleaner Sue. Shaun had left everything we needed for great and healthy breakfasts so we wanted for nothing. Although it’s not a walkable distance into town in the heat, it is only a couple of minutes drive so is handy to everything. Will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jenny C wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney, Australia104 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked for 4 nights, and stayed for 12 due to flooding closing all the roads out of town.
Thankfully we had a very comfortable bed, and great breakfasts every day, even with food shortages in town.
Shaun was a wonderful host, happily changing our booking on a day by day basis at one stage.
This is a lovely place to relax, with great outdoor areas to just sit and enjoy the garden and birdlife.
We would recommend Sonja's to all our friends and family wanting to experience great hospitality in the Ridge.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sharon R wrote a review Sept 2022
Melbourne, Australia43 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sweet little B&B well located to explore Lightening Ridge. We had the miner's cottage. The queen bed was comfy and cozy, the bathroom and kitchenette very compact but served the purpose.
If you like something different from generic motel rooms then you will enjoy this property and we would stay here again
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Anna from Pearce wrote a review Sept 2023
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sonja’s has made it difficult for us to write a review on booking.com. The visit has disappeared from our history in booking.com - probably because I queried why we were refused the breakfast our booking confirmation said we had paid for. And why they billed our Mastercard 3 weeks early. Other than the bathroom in “the shed” being small and having poor water pressure our visit was pleasant.
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Date of stay: August 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Leave time aside for talking through problems and take paper copies of confirmations
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MDKbrisbane wrote a review Aug 2022
Brisbane, Australia445 contributions202 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
we could only get the family room for the first two nights and found it dark, with the wood panels on the walls and the dark bedspread on the single beds. did not like having to brush our teeth and do other bathroom stuff in the kitchen sink. it had good storage for luggage. i would give this room a 3 out of 5 for cleaning. found nuts on the coasters/one wine glass was sticky and the bedside lamps were dusty and didnt work. this room needs an upgrade especially for the price you pay. we then went into the room at the back and it was like chalk and cheese. it was light and it had a sink in the bathroom. the kitchen was more modern/ fridge bigger. much more pleasant. great location though and its quiet. shaun is nice but needs to communicate better.
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Date of stay: July 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: take the rooms at the back
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OzHolly wrote a review Sept 2022
Brisbane, Australia182 contributions54 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night in the Sunset Suite. It is at the back. Good size bedroom and kitchen but bathroom was very squeezy. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. The AC made a horrible noise so once the room was warmed up we turned it off as it would have been impossible to sleep. No breakfast due to the host being called away at the last minute.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Either of the two rooms at the back.
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SarahStival asked a question Sept 2020
Belrose, Australia48 contributions23 helpful votes
Do you have accomodation for 2 adults and one child 7 for 27th September?
charlene_veverka wrote a tip Apr 2024
Wilton, Australia357 contributions202 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sunset suite out the back."
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Anna from Pearce wrote a tip Sept 2023
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Leave time aside for talking through problems and take paper copies of confirmations "
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Margaret C wrote a tip Sept 2023
11 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get there early in order to have parking."
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Andromeda Lembo wrote a tip Aug 2023
Wollongong, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The owner offers a cooked/continental breakfast in the dining room!"
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melliamack wrote a tip Apr 2023
Canowindra7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want breakfast included make sure you click the option... "
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PRICE RANGE
AU$115 - AU$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesLightning Ridge
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sonja's Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Sonja's Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include John Murray Art Gallery (1.1 km), Lightning Ridge (1.2 km), and Amigos Castle (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sonja's Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sonja's Bed & Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sonja's Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sonja's Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonja's Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bruno's Italian Restaurant & Takeaway, Piccolo Italian Restaurant, and Opal Street Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sonja's Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sonja's Bed & Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Sonja's Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lightning Ridge (1.2 km).
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