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Having stayed in a Garden Wing room about 3 years ago and having a wonderful buffet breakfast and fine dining dinner experience, we were excited about our next visit. All the staff were still wearing masks despite no Covid in NSW and no other venue in the area doing this. NSW Health has even relaxed their requirements for health care staff weeks ago. Why is Peppers still requiring this? It reallly impacts the sense of a weekend away from a hectic working life. ( I am a frontline health care worker!) This time we stayed in the Highland King which was clean and spacious but lacked privacy. The connecting door to the next room has no sound barrier so we could hear normal level conversations, the TV as well as each toilet and shower visit. I had asked if Peppers does a hamper, flowers or some type of gift basket for arrival as we had this last visit but nothing available. We booked our Friday night meal and found a very limited Club style menu at fine dining prices with no specials. Every offering was basic grill/fry meat with chips, salad or vegetables. The food was very standard - my barramundi which was not seasoned, was poorly cooked and slapped on the plate with a very ordinary salad and frozen chips for $39! My partner's burger was very standard with chips and cost a whopping $29. We were offered salt and pepper in single paper sachets, we were wondering why you couldn't just put some salt and pepper into small finger bowls or wipe over regular salt and pepper mills. The masked staff even got our bill mixed up. The dining room was cold, echoed and lacked ambience. We should have gone to the local Club and would have got better food and menu selection! Restaurant Staff were pleasant but not engaging. Why is Peppers still having a 'limited Covid menu' when every other venue, cafe and restaurant in town is back to normal? We decided not to have breakfast in the morning but rather venture to Bowral. Had a wonderful brunch at South Hill Kitchen and amazing fine dining meal experience at similar prices to Katers at Onesta Cucina in Bowral. We then had a lovely brunch at The Exeter General Store on Sunday. All these places had full menus and amazing coffee and meal experiences. The Peppers grounds are lovely and well maintained. I will not return and will tell others not to go until Pepper's improves their standards. Despite all this we had a lovely stay in the Southern Highlands.
Thank you for sharing your recent stay at Peppers Manor House, we are pleased you enjoyed the Southern Highlands. We will work on ways to improve our Food and Beverage Offering. We are deeply sorry that your stay was disappointing. We will improve our standards.
Spent two nights at this lovely old historical hotel. I learnt this used to be a hunting lodge in the early 1900's. Loved my stay here and will definitely return. Better suited to elderly couples ( over 50's) that like beautiful gardens and older style architecture and furnishings.
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent stay at Peppers Manor House, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards Kellie