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Athelstane House
Ranked #1 of 9 Queenscliff B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Athelstane house is a lovely bed and breakfast. I went to Queenscliffe for my birthday and we stayed here for 3 nights. We were in room six at the back of the building which I liked. Very quiet. We had a private balcony which was lovely when the sun was setting. The spa was excellent. The room was cosy, clean and tidy. The tea and coffee area for all guests to use was great. A bar fridge in the room would have been nice to store our personal items tho. Breakfast each morning was excellent and very yummy. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. We will definitely be back. A big thanks to our hostess Laurel!

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Benita W
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Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Hello Benita W,
Thanks for your wonderful review, we loved hosting you and Greg for your birthday getaway. We're really looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future!
Kind regards, Laurel

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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed overnight for business and was pleasantly surprised by the all round quality of this little gem. Great service, clean room and great food. I had to make up excuses to leave.
On site restaurant serves dinner, have the twice cooked pork belly.
Breakfast included which did not disappoint.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled on business
Thank dmo73
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Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Hello dmo73,
Thank you for your excellent review of Athelstane House, we're glad to hear you enjoyed both the accommodation and the on-site restaurant. We hope to welcome you back again in the future for business, or maybe even pleasure!
Kind regards, Laurel

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

A beautiful Hotel in a beautiful part of the world. The Hotel has been restored to its original grandeur. With booked with a party for a reunion and could not speak more glowing words of the friendliness of the staff. Nothing was a problem. The room was well appointed and I would recommend a balcony room. It was very clean. The breakfast was outstanding, just a little bit different from the normal which was very pleasing particularly when you are staying for 3 nights. Would highly recommend this Hotel is you are staying in Queenscliff.

Room Tip: Pick a room with a balcony overlooking the street or garden
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank SJCSydney
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Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Hello SJCSydney,
Thank you for your wonderful review of Athelstane House. It was a pleasure hosting your reunion group of couples from all over Australia!
We're glad you enjoyed every element of your stay from the room, the included breakfast and the service from our passionate staff.
We hope to see you again next time your in Queenscliff!
Kind regards, Laurel

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Having enjoyed meals at Athlestane House we finally got ourselves organised for a two night mid week stay. Why have we not done this sooner ? Check in was easy and efficient. Lovely balcony room looking onto Hobson Street. Balcony area had a small table and chairs and two lounges. Perfect for afternoon drinks and catching up on some relaxing reading. We decided to have dinner at the hotel restaurant. As it was a nice balmy evening we chose the lovely courtyard. A delightful setting with a grapevine covered pergola and festive lighting giving a pleasant ambience. Please see our attached photo.

Our meal was excellent. We shared the spiced calamari and the ricotta stuffed zuchini flowers for entree. Main course was the twice cooked pork belly and ricotta & parmesan dumplings. I am wary of food that is cooked more than once but in this case the pork belly was excellent. Nicely cooked, moist with crunchy crackling. Bliss ! My partner very much enjoyed the dumplings.

For dessert we had the chef's cassata special. Not served in the traditional wedge style but excellent flavour.

All enjoyed with a rose wine.

All staff are bright and helpful. A comprehensive breakfast is also included in the tariff.

Midday check out time is very much appreciated.

Stayed: March 2017
Thank Stanley F
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Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi Stanley F,
We're so glad you finally got to enjoy the guesthouse after dining in our restaurant in the past. Thank you for your kind words in regards to the room and our restaurant (we're glad you decided to dine in with us again too!).
We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Kind regards, Laurel

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We arrived at Athelstane House in ivery upmarket Queenscliffe. We parked the car under a shady tree. We were greeted by genuine smiles everywhere. The room was breathtaking with very spacious and beautifully decorated interior. 2 sets of French doors led to a balcony overlooking the street. It was furnished with very comfortable and relaxing outdoor seating. We walked around the town which is so delightful and found the harbour with the ferry to Sorrento.
We dined in. Did we wait countless minutes for the food? No speed, efficiency, unique tastes and presentation satisfied both our taste buds and our hungry eyes.
Breakfast was a spontaneous decision to have it on the balcony and the tray appeared once again magically.
We travelled on the ferry to Sorrento which has an extensive shopping centre.
That night we decided to dine in again, sitting outdoors under the grapes laden vines. Great decision. The vegetarian dish was Masterchef quality.
Athelstane House deserves a medal for unique decor, genuine country people interaction with city sophisticated meals

Room Tip: King room offers the addition of the balcony
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank marinaaC4457PY
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Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hello marinaaC4457PY,
Thanks for your outstanding review of Athelstane House, we're so thrilled to hear you enjoyed every element of your stay with us. It was a real pleasure hosting you for your Queenscliff getaway!
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
Till then! Kind regards, Laurel

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Additional Information about Athelstane House

Address: 4 Hobson St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Queenscliff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Queenscliff
Price Range: $159 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Athelstane House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Athelstane House is a unique Heritage Listed property located in the heart of Queenscliff. A stones throw from the beach and main street our 10 room guesthouse has a room to suit every taste and budget. All rooms have en suite bathrooms (8 with double spa baths), split system air conditioning to keep you comfortable on warm days or through the cool of winter and a complimentary a la carte breakfast included in the tariff. Plus, all rooms have a late check out of 12pm, year round! Our onsite restaurant is also open 7 days, year round for dinner from 6pm ... more   less 
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