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1 Ferguson Cres, Mittagong, New South Wales 2575 Australia
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#3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Mittagong
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The Fitzroy Inn is one of the finest country inns in the scenic Southern Highlands of New South Wales, and a fantastic venue for weddings, functions, conferences - best in Southern Highlands. Only one hour from the centre of Sydney by car and 2 hours by train. Set on the edge of a rural town, this charming Victorian colonial building with its wrap-around verandah opened as the Fitzroy Inn in 1836, and was the first lodge or guest house in the State to provide rooms as well as liquor. Today, the Fitzroy Inn continues that hospitable tradition and recently reopened as a country inn with a fine restaurant, set amidst five acres of tranquil, terraced gardens with a stream flowing through it. Choose from one of eleven delightful bedrooms in the historic Inn, including four cosy attic accommodation rooms overlooking the gardens, or one of four spacious bedrooms in the restored School Master’s Cottage, two of which are upstairs. All rooms have queen-size or king size beds.
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1 Ferguson Cres, Mittagong, New South Wales 2575 Australia
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Alexis G wrote a review Jun 2021
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I stayed for 4 nights it was comfortable. The only downfall was the coffee machine took 3 goes to get a hot cuppa. Very friendly owner and staff, lovely and very helpful towards my disability. Thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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MLS wrote a review Jun 2021
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Stayed for a long weekend for our anniversary. The grounds and main building are nice and pretty. The Schoolmaster building is new (about 20 years old), but built sympathetically to the original, with very large rooms. The building however is very cold, with paper thin walls and no insulation, making it a very cold stay where you can hear everything anyone says or does in any other room (dogs barking, people talking etc). There is a lot of road noise, and the trains run past regularly all night long. Kathy (the receptionist) tries hard, but the main owner is not interested and quite rude. Worst of all is that they allow dogs / pets and you will be sharing a bed that someone elses dog has probably slept in the night before. No restaurant, poor breakfast facilities, and the owner is not interested in the slightest.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Jackie H wrote a review May 2021
Sydney, Australia3 contributions2 helpful votes
We were so looking forward to a night away in the Southern Highlands and were having trouble finding accommodation for Saturday night only. I eventually found The Fitzroy Inn and from the website it looked quite nice. Best to break it down: Pros- *Grounds are lovely, although not as large as I was expecting (lots of duck poo) *The historic nature of the building is really interesting and in relatively good condition * The bed was very comfortable CONS!!!!! *It was freezing inside the building. The loungeroom was heated and lovely and we spent the afternoon in there or else freeze in our room. *Two cute sausage dogs but they don't stop barking! We literally left our home for a night to get away from a neighbours barking dog (Cathy eventually took them away). *The fire places were set up and ready to go and when they asked us if we'd like the fireplace lit, we said, that would be great. They looked at us and said well the firelighters are there so just light it whenever you are ready. Ok, didn't know it was self-service. *We left the key in the wall to keep the electricity running to hopefully heat up the room eventually, so when we were told the back door will be left unlocked we were very surprised to arrive back from dinner at 8:30pm in the freezing cold to be locked out! Eventually we were told the code to a lock box and made our way inside. * We had a downstairs room, so before 7am we were awoken by the people staying upstairs walking around and talking very loudly. No sleep in on our weekend away! * The breakfast pack - of dear lord, it was Sultana bran, a tiny muffin and an apple. I am gluten intolerant, so could only eat the apple. I booked based on the fact it included breakfast. * Here's the topper! Feeling cold to the bone all I wanted was a hot shower. I stood there after reading a small sign near the door that states the water system is old fashioned, so don't use too much pressure or the hot water won't work. So I followed the instructions, but only very cold water came out. Then, another notice inside the shower says turn the cold water tap half way to get the hot water. So eventually some luke warm water drizzled out of the shower head. Now that's just not good enough in this day and age. As much as I could see Kathy was trying, this old place just does NOT GIVE VALUE for $319.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Definitely get a room upstairs! If you are downstairs all you can hear are people walking around...
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Zoekiama wrote a review May 2021
Kiama, Australia33 contributions17 helpful votes
Very impressive from check in, stay and then check out. The room spotlessly clean and beautifully appointed. Main rooms of the Inn a delight to wander around, often in the company of two delightful little dogs. Tariff included a very adequate breakfast basket. We cannot wait to go back.
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garrymK7780VPO wrote a review May 2021
Blue Mountains, Australia171 contributions88 helpful votes
After more than 40 years experience in owning and managing businesses in the hospitality industry, I now enjoy having short breaks with my wife and 2 dogs. As I do know there can be very difficult circumstances in the industry, I do not like writing negative reviews. For the Fitzroy Inn I will make an exception. We regularly travel with our 2 dogs, and do realise some properties are not pet friendly, so we seek out properties that are suitable. On the 13th April I searched for a pet friendly property in Mittagong for a nightly stay on the 1st May. The Fitzroy Inn was the first property listed for being a pet friendly property. I read the reviews, and though a number were not very complimentary, especially about “John “ the owner manager, I knew the property and thought it would be a lovely break. I booked and paid, as it stated it was in high demand. I then tried phoning the property to confirm it was pet friendly. There was no answer, so I left a message. A couple of days later, a man called saying he was returning my call. I explained I had made a booking and was confirming that it was fine for me to stay with my wife and 2 dogs. I explained they were old large dogs, and that they were used to travelling and staying at different properties, and I could give references if required from previous properties. He stated there was no problem, and we could have a lovely room at the top of the stairs. I stated that as the dogs were old, and large, we required a room down stairs that would save me having to carry them upstairs. He then stated that we could have a room that “ the doggies can come and go through access via the verandah and gardens”. On the day of our arrival, which was after their cancellation policy date, I received an email stating there would be a $40 per dog extra charge cleaning fee. My wife immediately phoned the property and spoke to a very friendly office manager, Cathy. She explained to Cathy that we had received the email and that even having personally called to confirm, no one had mentioned a $80 extra charge. We would not pay the extra charge, so either the booking is cancelled, and a refund is given or we stay and not be charged. Cathy explained “John” was not there so she would contact him and get back to us straight away. After some time my wife called back and spoke to Cathy, who apologised that John was not answering her calls. She explained she agreed we should have been contacted and as we had not been advised of the charge, she would organise to waive the fee. We checked into the property at 3pm and settled down in the room. At 5.30pm there was a knock on the verandah door. John introduced himself and stated “I don’t care you were not advised beforehand of the fee, and I don’t care what arrangements have been made and we would be charged an extra $80.00”. My wife stated we would be leaving then and that she wanted a complete refund of the charge. He said “I don’t care what you do,” so we left the property and booked in elsewhere. As has been stated a number of times in previous reviews, the staff at Fitzroy Inn are very understanding and professional. It is a shame that even after reading reviews from as far back as 2015, “John” has not learnt. He is still by far the rudest and most arrogant person we have ever met, and makes his namesake, John Cleese from Fawlty Towers, the perfect host.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fitzroy Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Fitzroy Inn?
Nearby attractions include Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (5.2 km), Southern Highlands Welcome Centre (0.9 km), and Dirty Janes Bowral (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fitzroy Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Fitzroy Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fitzroy Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fitzroy Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gumnut Patisserie, Bowral Brasserie, and The Shaggy Cow.
Are there any historical sites close to Fitzroy Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Retford Park (3.7 km).