Wednesday, May 7, 2014

THE GIBRALTAR HOTEL, BOWRAL


Since I first moved to Sydney just over a decade ago, I've wanted to visit the Southern Highlands. I don't really know why it has taken me so long to finally go there, given it's less than an hour and a half from the CBD. Actually, I do know: if there's an opportunity to procrastinate, I'm all over it! With ten days' holiday and no immediate plans, we figured there'd be no better time than the present to tick off another item on the bucket list. We stayed, played and ate at the Gibraltar Hotel and highly recommend the place if you're planning your own trip to Bowral. We booked an executive suite which had the most incredible views over the golf course and those gorgeous multi-coloured trees that make the Southern Highlands so visually delightful. This picture was taken from our balcony:


And here's the Gibraltar from the golf course:


The hotel styling is atypical of a country hotel, to winning effect. In chilly Bowral, the dark, warm and Asian inspired elements work just as well as they do in a city hotel, inspiring luxury and inviting relaxation.


Our room was lovely and will forever be remembered as the place I discovered The World's Most Comfortable Bed (thanks to luxury, feather stuffed mattress toppers).


One of the highlights of our short trip was the dinner at Harvey's, the in-house restaurant.


Although, if you asked James, he'd have probably said it was the golf. I can't complain, the course was beautiful.

I've got a few more snaps from out and about in this charming little town, but I'll save them for tomorrow! My house is a shell heap and I can no longer bear it! 'Til next time...

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