hotel review: loloma’s at white rock

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Life has been hectic the past few months . And it had been TOO long since our last getaway so we had to plan another one. After discussions about whether to travel up or down the coast, we settled on travelling inland to Bathurst (about 200 km north-west of Sydney). ROAD TRIP!

Then came the joy of finding a place to stay over the long weekend… Availability was hard to come by. And after shooting off piles of emails, we finally found somewhere that we were happy with: Loloma’s at White Rock. Relaxing, peaceful, luxurious… yep – that’s what we needed. It’s not a hotel but a bed & breakfast, our first B&B in Australia.

Opened late last year, it is a new kid on the block. There were not many reviews around when we looked online but the pictures did speak for themselves.

Out of all the places we looked at, it easily ticked the boxes of what we wanted. It looked modern, clean and had character – none of this generic decor that you get in hotels. The lovely communication from the owner also added to our decision to book Loloma’s at White Rock.

It is “outside” of town, however, only about a 5-10 minute drive from Bathurst in the quiet residential suburb of White Rock.

Reception & Check In/Out

There really is no official check-in process. The owner requested the day before if we could advise her of our estimated arrival time. And sure enough, we were promptly greeted on arrival.  It was quick and easy.

Rooms

We opted for the slightly cheaper room (to suit our budget) and so we assumed it was smaller. But it was certainly spacious enough for our liking. It felt like we were in a studio apartment. The room is climately-comfortable (if there is such a word): options to use air-conditioner, ceiling fan, bathroom heater and electric blanket. All bases are covered.  IMG_0126The bed was very comfortable with a pillow-top mattress. The bed is fitted with an electric blanket (for those colder nights) and soft, fluffy pillows which we couldn’t wait to lay our heads down. IMG_0125The kitchenette is equipped with a “coffee-pod” machine (we don’t drink coffee so have no idea what those are called), a microwave, a kettle, a toaster, a bar fridge, cutlery and plates/bowls. Anything one would need for a short stay anywhere.

The room has a little sunroom where we could sit and enjoy breakfast with views of the pool deck. IMG_0123IMG_0124The bathroom is modern and spacious with all the necessary toiletries. Having a shower here was incredible, the shower head had perfect water pressure and was huge. It was like standing under a waterfall. But the important thing is cleanliness and it was clean. IMG_0122 IMG_0129The Other Bits

Our stay also offered plenty of inclusions with no hidden costs:

  • free wifi
  • access to Netflix
  • free parking
  • breakfast hamper (meeting dietary requirements without extra) – on booking, the owner sent a little questionnaire about our breakfast habits and dietary requirements and was able to prepare the breakfast hamper to our needs. We felt utterly spoilt for choice. What you see in the photo was only half of what was offered, there was more in the fridge.

IMG_0127The Verdict

Loloma’s at White Rock is a wonderful B&B. The room is comfortable, private and luxurious. The warmth and welcoming owner made us feel so comfortable. She was so helpful and hospitable. This was our first ever B&B stay in Australia and we will be sure to try it again if all places and hosts are as friendly and kind.

We have no complaints about our stay. Maybe our only feedback is that the room needs some facial tissues. 🙂 But that’s really about all we could come up with.

So would we recommend it? Most definitely.

Disclaimer: Loloma’s at White Rock offered us a special room rate. There was no expectation for a review or an endorsement. This review and opinions expressed are entirely our own. 

 

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18 thoughts on “hotel review: loloma’s at white rock

    Agness of eTramping said:
    July 20, 2017 at 5:31 am

    Wow! This hotel looks so lovely! I’d love to spend a night there!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 3, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Hi Agness, it definitely was a great little place for a getaway!

    Satish said:
    May 15, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Looks simple yet elegant, this is the kind of place you need for relaxing after a long and tiring trip.

    'CC' Richards, Daytripper Sippers said:
    August 7, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Hi Monkeys! This place looks great. We’ll keep it in mind the next time we visit the rellies. Hope you’re travelling well. Cheerios, CC

    Curt Mekemson said:
    April 6, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Looks cozy, monkeys, a great escape, if only for a weekend. Checked the area out on the Net. The names of surrounding towns were close to magical and definitely humorous. –Curt

      'CC' Richards, Daytripper Sippers said:
      August 7, 2016 at 5:05 am

      Like the next town / city, of Orange, Curt – where it’s too cold to grow Oranges, so they grow apples (and grapes…) !! Heheh

    the eternal traveller said:
    April 6, 2016 at 7:24 am

    It sounds like a perfect getaway. Are we going to hear about what you did while you were in Bathurst?

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 7, 2016 at 12:05 am

      Hi – we have been MIA…. it’s been so busy! We’ve been away and also work has taken up so much of out time. How are you?? And yes, we need to action some blogging again 😉

    Forestwoodfolkart said:
    April 5, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    My old student stomping ground!! I love Bathurst and if I return I might consider staying here. It looks cosy and relaxing. I often stay at B & B’s and have had great experiences.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 7, 2016 at 12:06 am

      It is worth a visit…. if you ever do get back! We have been very slow on the blog lately because our priorities at the moment are elsewhere so sorry for delay in responding! Hope you have been well!

    Mabel Kwong said:
    April 4, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    This looked like a very cozy place to stay, and very well furnished too. The sunroom looks so cute – you can enjoy the sun while still sitting indoors. Good if the weather outside is a bit chilly 😀 It really does sound like the B&B went to quite a bit of effort to make your stay comfortable by making sure you were fed well and could relax well. Hope you enjoyed your trip, and autumn isn’t too cold so far 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 5, 2016 at 6:45 am

      Hi Mabel! How are you? Autumn so far is treating us well. Daylight savings has ended and it is so miserably dark so early!

      The weather is hit or miss but luckily for our weekend away, we had very fine warm weather 🙂

      Hope things are well for you.

        Mabel Kwong said:
        April 5, 2016 at 10:10 pm

        I am not too bad. Not a huge fan of daylight savings coming to an end but it means I can take photos of sunsets earlier in the day 😀 Hope the two of you are looking out for each other and take care 🙂

    Yuna said:
    April 4, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    it indeed looks cozy and relaxing. 🙂

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