Rosalea Guest House Dubbo
Looking for accommodation in Dubbo comes down to whether you want to stay at a cheap motel, or a nice guesthouse.
Staying in guesthouses, as we’ve learnt in Chiang Mai, can make for a more personalised, and at times, a more luxurious stay than in chain hotels.
We booked two nights at Rosalea Guest House in Dubbo. Originally built as a grand house in the 1930s, Rosalea was split into four flats in the 60s. Restorations were done over the past decade, and the property was opened up as a guesthouse.
Being a large house divided into four flats, you don’t have to even see or interact with any of the occupants, as you have your own entry, car space and outdoor area.
So what you end up with is the equivalent of a small house, not a room. There’s a very large bedroom, with a small breakfast/dining table, and a spa bath. There’s also a sitting room with a couch and television, adjacent to the bedroom, and the newly renovated bathroom.
The bed and pillows were extremely comfy. And it was lovely having a spa at the end of a long day of walking in 30+ degrees heat in the middle of summer.
Staff, Ambience & Location
We booked via Wotif, and the instructions were to check in at the Old Bank restaurant. The owner texted me to let me know that the Old Bank would be closed, and the key would be left under the door for us.
Check in was at midday, but we advised we’d be arriving around 4pm. Arriving just after 4pm, the keys weren’t there, so we texted the owner who had someone run around promptly with them.
This was basically the only staff interaction we had, aside from asking for the wifi password. All queries were dealt with pleasantly and efficiently, and we were left to our own devices – which was very nice for a couple of quiet nights away together!
Food & Amenities
Being a guesthouse, not a hotel or BnB, there was no café or restaurant attached to the accommodation. This was actually preferred, as we ate out one night, and ordered pizza delivery the next while watching movies.
And, the Wifi was of good enough quality that we could download a movie to watch on North Nomad’s laptop while eating pizza. Good quality Wifi is always appreciated!
The owners do, however, provide a very well-stocked non-alcoholic mini bar, with breakfast items. There’s toast, peanut butter, jam, vegemite and butter, with fruits and yoghurt for breakfast, and tea and coffee. There’s cold water and milk, a variety of soft drinks, chocolate bars, packets of chips, and cookies. All for free, so no getting stung by nasty inflated chocolate bar prices.
I was grateful for the breakfast before our days out, and looked longingly at the chips, cookies and chocolate bars – none vegan friendly, so only North Nomad could indulge!
Would We Stay Here Again?
We were very happy with our stay. The accommodation was comfortable and pretty. And our privacy, the good wifi, the spa, and well stocked minibar were very much appreciated.
We booked via Wotif, and got a very good deal for the two nights. We’d happily recommend this to our readers.
Location: 102 Bultje Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Contact Details: email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (02) 6884 1743