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Peppers Craigieburn
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Bowral
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“Lovely place!”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

I have just returned from a weekend away at Peppers Craigieburn, attending a good friends wedding. I am VERY surprised at the bad reviews here because my experience, and the rest of the wedding guests also, was wonderful! Yes the rooms are quite small, but the place is so lovely you don't spend a lot of time in the room anyway. The shower is good and strong, the bed comfortable. The breakfast is really good, the staff are all lovely and friendly and very helpful. I would definitely stay again, and will recommend it to my friends. It seems to be a popular place for weddings, so maybe if I was there just for a romantic weekend away, the large wedding group (which was us this time!) could be a bit annoying..

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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pepperscraigieburn, General Manager at Peppers Craigieburn, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Dear MissMotivated

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us.

Very pleased to read you enjoyed your stay and you found the staff to be friendly and attentive. Appreciate your realistic view of the accomodation and overall experience.

Look forward to welcoming you back to Peppers Craigieburn in the future.

Regards
Robyn Bautovich
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

I dont usually write reviews but felt compelled to do so after staying at Peppers Craigieburn recently. This hotel is a hidden gem that has all the attributes of a country style retreat.
Welcoming staff, fantastic food, quiet & well groomed gardens & a feeling that you could be a million miles away from the pressure of the "BIG CITIES".
Yes admittedly the rooms were a bit pokey but it has to be considered with the age of the building & the reception staff were a little surly but we stayed for 2 nights & left feeling refreshed & revitalized. We also dined at their restaurant where Francesco (our attentive waiter) coupled with Executive Chef Warwick Brook created a dining experience to be savoured. I had the rib eye steak cooked blue (always a good test of a chef) that was faultless & my wife had the vegetarian open ravioli which was a burst of flavours. Finished our meal with a chocolate decadence plate which seemed to satisfy the choc-a-holic in me!
Hospitable through & through. We will definitely be coming back the next time we are in Bowral.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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pepperscraigieburn, General Manager at Peppers Craigieburn, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Dear Graheme j

Appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on your stay with us.

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and I do have to agree our location is magic. The gardens are a tribute to our dedicated gardener and the fabulous food and service as you mentioned to Chef and his team.

Having been built back in 1887 the rooms as you mention are not large but definately well appointed and have comfy beds. Pleased to read you left refreshed and revitalized.

Look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future.

Regards
Robyn Bautovich
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Stayed here for one night with the wife as a romantic weekend away. It wasl great. The location is superb, just outside Bowral in the Southern Highlands. The Hotel is an old Homestead that has been renovated and extended. The room we had was small but modern and comfortable. We ate in the Restaurant at the Hotel and the meal was also excellent. I had the lamb which was very good and the wife had the steak. She said it was the best steak she has had in a long while. Hotel also has a small but adequate Gym and a Spa. Staff are friendly and efficient. Only issue is there are a lot of stairs if you are staying on level 3 (as we were) and there is no lift. So ask for a ground floor room if you can't get up stairs. Would stay here again.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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pepperscraigieburn, General Manager at Peppers Craigieburn, responded to this review, 19 March 2012
Dear Rod V

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Peppers Craigieburn is a great place to base yourself whilst exploring the Southern Highlands. Pleased to read you enjoyed your dining experience, our Chefs are very passionate about what they do and will enjoy hearing your feedback.

Look forwward to welcoming you back sometime in the future.

Kind regards
Robyn Bautovich
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

I stayed for 24 hours at the Colmar Brunton conference. It was great and the staff and food were excellent. A good makeover of a once tired building. Grounds are stunning with all the rain

  • Stayed February 2012
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pepperscraigieburn, General Manager at Peppers Craigieburn, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Dear Daddyjohnno

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at Peppers Craigieburn.

Great to here that you enjoyed your stay Will share your comments with the staff whom enjoyed having your group with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future.

Kind regards
Robyn Bautovich
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Sydney
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

Organising a conference of 120+ staff is always a challenge but all the staff at Peppers Craigieburn made it a breeze.

We stayed at Craigieburn for 1 evening and 2 days and throughout the staff were exceptional. They were friendly, helpful, extremely professional and at all times went above and beyond to ensure all of our needs were met and made sure our conference went off without a hitch.

The location is breath-taking. The grounds manicured to perfection and all rooms and amenities of the highest standard.

It is definitely worth taking the time to have a meal at Craigieburn. The Exec Chef did a wonderful job of catering abundantly to our numbers and needs serving the most delicious dishes comprised of local produce.

A huge thank you to Jeanne Skinner our conference co-ordinator as well as Mary-Jane, Jarred and Samantha who answered every question or request we had with grace and their smiling faces.

I look forward to returning to Craigieburn for a future conference or personal getaway...its heaven in the Southern Highlands!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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pepperscraigieburn, General Manager at Peppers Craigieburn, responded to this review, 28 February 2012
Dear Donna H

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit.

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and your conference was a success. Very much appreciate the fantastic feedback regarding the staff whom enjoyed having you and your group with us and were also thrilled to recieve your feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future.

Kind regards
Robyn
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Property: Peppers Craigieburn
Address: Centennial Rd | Southern Highlands (formerly Craigieburn Resort), Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Southern Highlands > Bowral
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Bowral
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Peppers Craigieburn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reflecting the style and elegance of the original homestead, Peppers Craigieburn was originally built in 1887 and welcomed its first guests in 1909, with 2009 marking 100 years of exquisite stays, service and food. Within easy reach of Sydney, Canberra and the coast, Peppers Craigieburn is set in an area renowned for its national parks, antique shopping and cool climate wines ultimately offering an idyllic and relaxing escape. The retreat boasts 72 guest rooms spread across two wings with a selection of rooms featuring either views of the golf course or the landscaped gardens while premium accommodation includes an airy shared balcony with views designed for relaxation. All rooms include central heating, flat screen television, tub chair, minibar fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, ensuite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, shampoo and toiletries, iron and ironing board and high speed wireless internet. A new dining experience awaits you with the opening of Hickory's Restaurant and Bar. Overlooking the original 9 hole golf course and offering a relaxed atmosphere and local produce inspired menu promises something for everyone's taste. The retreat offers an idyllic and relaxing escape. Set on a picturesque country estate, this fully refurbished grand country home features its own private nine-hole golf course, billiards room and tennis courts. When visiting Bowral and the Southern Highlands, you will be inspired by the beauty of the local area. Highland fresh air, fresh produce and friendly locals will ensure your stay at this retreat is one to be remembered. ... more   less 
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