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The Old Priory

8 Priory Lane, Beechworth, Victoria 3747 Australia
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3.5
#7 of 8 B&Bs in Beechworth
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Old Priory facilities include:- Accommodation for up to 210 people varying from budget accommodation to deluxe ensuite bed and breakfast and family self contained apartment.- Concert hall including stage, dance floor, bar and open fire.- A range of communal rooms including dining rooms, guest lounge with open fire and sitting rooms.- Large recreation room with table tennis, DVD and TV.- BBQ facilities, outdoor eating areas and peaceful garden settings.- Guest breakfast and Reading rooms with open fires, TV and DVD player.- 3 ? star rating with AAA.- Accredited with Australian Camping Association.The Old Priory is centrally located in beautiful Beechworth North East Victoria one short block from the centre of town and an easy three hours from Melbourne and less than one hour from the Victorian and New South Wales border. Beechworth is an amazing and picturesque township and surrounded by many natural and historic attractions. We are located at the foothills of the snow fields for winter activities and also boast a beautiful spring fed lake or local town swimming pool for summer activities also. The Old Priory building is a former Brigidine Convent which has been comfortably restored and modernised for accommodation, camps, receptions and conferences. Our staff prides themselves and good country hospitality whilst providing an excellent service to our customers.
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Free parking
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Free internet
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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
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English
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PaulineTourGuide wrote a review Dec 2020
Portarlington, Australia194 contributions51 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
In North Eastern Victoria, Australia is the gold rush town of Beechworth. We looked for accommodation for 2 nights here recently and found a Convent, steeped in history, although little could we find on its past. Built in 1888 by Nuns from the order of St. Brigid, using 1 million bricks, it impresses, with every hidden doorway and grand staircase, stained glass windows, an original piano, long hallways, dormitory accommodation and attractive gardens. We chose an original Miners cottage, there are two, rather than the shared bathroom style. A good night's sleep was assured, in Motel like accommodation, with olde world touches like the shower with western style bathing tub to stand in! We were told breakfast is included in the guest dining area so we explored and came across another huge bricked area with TV, couches and basic breakfast items so Vegemite on toast went over well. There is a microwave, fridge and guests are asked to wash utensils after use which all are happy to do in this Covid world. It is peaceful and quiet, an interesting and pleasant change from your average Motel/Hotel. Helpful staff, discreet, interesting facts learned about this old Convent. Recommended. Tip - There are ghosts.
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Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If you like a little more privacy with an ensuite bathroom then the Miners Cottage is a must.
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Gryphon_Lodge wrote a review Apr 2022
New South Wales, Australia99 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a miners cottage which proved to be comfortable, neat and though basic was as expected facilities wise. The simple but effective (good) bathroom in the cottage is quite unusual, sporting an old hip bath as the foot to a shower. It means that to avoid flooding the floor one has to make sure the shower curtain is well wrapped around the inside of the hip bath (bad). Arrival was strange in that we simply found (after some difficulty and asking another visitor) an upstairs room which held, on a sideboard, an envelope addressed to us continuing room key and a note explaining the location of the room (good and bad). Breakfast was extremely simple - three basic commercial cereals, orange juice, supermarket bread, one jam and vegemite. Worst of all, no butter, only margarine, and only instant coffee or tea bags (ugly). BUT the location is extremely good : very short walk to town centre, quiet street , plenty of parking. The building is impressive. Our room was well priced, and despite the poor breakfast we would stay here again as the good far outweighs the bad and ugly.
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Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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chloet64 wrote a review Feb 2024
Dandenong, Australia101 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is rather gothic and has a certain kind of charm. It is a few minutes walk from the centre of town and a variety of cafes and restaurants.
Don't expect anything fancy. Our upstairs room was very sparse and basic. No cupboards (or anyhting to hang your clothes on or TV, kettle or a fridge. The room was very small and contained one double bed and a bunkbed (it would have been very crowded if we had had 2 more people in the room!) and one powerpoint. However the Wifi was very good. Shared bathrooms are down a very long hallway which I found very spooky at night. There is a large kitchen area in the basement with a microwave, toaster, fridge and kettle and where you can help yourself to a basic breakfast of cereal, toast and tea.
There are a lot of stairs and they are very steep. So if you have any mobility issues or are elderly I would recommend booking a downstairs room.
There was no airconditioning. Just a fan in our room. So luckily the weather wasn't too hot during our visit! I can imagine that it would be freezing during the winter months.
I can't comment on the management because we never saw them: our keys were left to be collected on a sideboard in an envelope with our names written on them in the foyer entrance.
Overall we enjoyed our three day stay at this hotel. But considering the price of the room they could do a few upgrades and renovations!
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stairs are steep. Get a downstairs room if you have any mobility issues.
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Judabrae wrote a review Apr 2021
15 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I had previously stayed in the Miners cottage out the back and enjoyed the accommodation. When I rang to book I was told there was only a double room left for $100 so I booked it. We arrived after 7 pm and our key was ready in reception for us. When we got to our room I was surprised that it was so basic. A double bed pushed against the wall and a set of bunks. No bed light, tv, radio or cooling. I wasn’t surprised that it was shared facilities but disappointed that I wasn’t informed when booking.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phendo wrote a review Jan 2024
Bendigo, Australia9 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked two rooms for the family of 5 one with ensuite for us (parents) to avoid fumbling around at night we figured we could share with the kids in the non ensuite room. Were well on the way up to Beechworth when i go the call to say there had been a problem with the booking (not sure if it was booking.com or the venue) and that they didn't have an ensuite room but they found a double room for us not far from the shared bathroom and would refund the difference. Given the time of year and the lack of options in town we figured we had to continue and unhappily accept the change. Arrived and no reception just an envelope with the two keys which we found thanks to the help of another guest. Well to say we were given the short shift was an understatement, where were allocated room 6B and it wasn't really a room, in fact looking at the room map it was the balcony access corridor converted to a room, complete with hall light and fan switches. so not only did we loose the access to a ensuite but had to move in the tightest of spaces to get out of the room to access the corridor and therefore the bathrooms ( I wont mention the vomit in one of the bathrooms) . On close inspection it wasn't a lot bigger the than the rooms offered to the prisoners at Beechworth Goal. We did happen upon a hotel which offered motel accommodation and who had a room available but was told by The Old Priory that we'd have to pay for the rooms as we'd past the cancellation time. It is a lovely old building with many quirks just don't accept a level of service.
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Date of stay: January 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Be prepared to be disappointed
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Motbey wrote a review Feb 2023
Wilberforce, Australia10 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in one of the "miners cottages" and was not disappointed. It was very quaint and comfortable. It was very hot but the air conditioner and the fan kept us very comfortable. The location was well within walking distance of the fabulous town of Beechworth and with so much to see, we didn't spend a whole lot of time in our room, however, it was close enough to come back to for a little rest before heading out again on foot to dinner. Just a warning though, the water pressure is fast, so you only have to JUST turn on the shower or if you've brought your snorkel and goggles, go for it! A lovely stay. Many thanks Angela
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alexia C wrote a review Apr 2022
Jindabyne, Australia10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great long weekend at the Old Priory. Expect basic rooms and shared bathrooms/communal spaces in a wonderful, historic setting. The room and amenities were spotless and we enjoyed exploring the nearby area. Don’t expect all the mod cons but do expect a comfortable stay!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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John A wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Old Priory really surprised and surpassed our expectations !! Quietly tucked away at 8 Priory Lane, Beechworth is this hidden gem of a location for quiet and comfortable holiday. Extremely clean, well managed and friendly staff to make your stay really affordable and memorable.. 5 stars....
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms are clean and affordable ranging from single to double to family sized rooms.
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Coldvine wrote a review Jan 2023
Bowral, Australia162 contributions78 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A different experience than your normal motel or hotel which was really great. Everything was clean and tidy. Stayed on the second floor which was quiet and no problem using the shared bathrooms. Other family stayed in the cottage with its own ensuite.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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gregory667 wrote a review July 2020
Melbourne, Australia84 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ve stayed here half a dozen times. Original condition 19th century convent. The best rooms are the Parlour and the Chapel. Will stay there again soon. Period charm throughout. Hosts really nice and well located near Main Street.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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chloet64 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Dandenong, Australia101 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stairs are steep. Get a downstairs room if you have any mobility issues."
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Phendo wrote a tip Jan 2024
Bendigo, Australia9 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared to be disappointed "
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Bob S wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't be on the bottom floor as you'll be woken up as people walk directly over the top of your head on the upper floor."
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PaulineTourGuide wrote a tip Dec 2020
Portarlington, Australia194 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you like a little more privacy with an ensuite bathroom then the Miners Cottage is a must."
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John A wrote a tip Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are clean and affordable ranging from single to double to family sized rooms."
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AU$100 - AU$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Priory
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Priory?
Nearby attractions include Beechworth Historic Courthouse (0.5 km), The Beechworth Honey Shop (0.2 km), and Burke Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Priory?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Priory?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Priory?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Priory?
Conveniently located restaurants include Moments & Memories Tea Room, The Provenance, and The Ox and Hound Bistro.
Is The Old Priory located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Beechworth.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Priory?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Beechworth Gaol (0.7 km), Beechworth Historical Precinct (0.4 km), and Beechworth Telegraph Station (0.5 km).