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4.0 out of 5

" Best in town I would expect. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 22 Jul 2021

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Hotel Description

At Sonjas Bed and Breakfast you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Bottle House Mining Museum and John Murray Art Gallery. Highlights at this B&B include free self parking, a free airport shuttle, and in-room kitchenettes.

Flat-screen TVs with DVD players are featured in all 4 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies or patios, and sitting areas. Kitchenettes come with refrigerators and microwaves, making in-room dining convenient. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans, and hair dryers are also available.

This business-friendly bed & breakfast offers free WiFi in public areas, a rooftop terrace, and a library. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 7 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of a free area shuttle.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 3.5-star Lightning Ridge B&B include Big Sky Library Lightning Ridge and Cooper's Cottage.

Opal Suite Double

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$132* Per night/room 26 Oct. - 27 Oct.

Butterfly Suite Family

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Sunset Suite Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Miners Suite Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sonjas Bed and Breakfast ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sonjas Bed and Breakfast

Everyone (14) Couples (10) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Best in town I would expect.

Posted by on 22 Jul. 2021

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23 Jul. 2021 by Owner

Thank you. Hope to see you again. safe travels.

5 out of 5
Couldn’t have asked for better!

Posted by on 25 Jun. 2021

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27 Jun. 2021 by Owner

Wow that's fantastic!!! Will pass on to cleaners

4 out of 5
bedroom and bathroom were great. The kitchen was well equipped but the seating was very cramped in winter- would have been fine out on the deck in warmer weather.

Posted by on 15 Jun. 2021

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17 Jun. 2021 by Owner

Thank you for staying with us. We are looking at opening the lounge area or outdoor enclosed section.

4 out of 5
Sonjas was convenient and clean. Tiniest bathroom

Posted by on 6 May 2021

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7 May 2021 by Owner

Thank you for your comments. Hope you have a safe journey

4 out of 5
Lovely old home in a quiet area, provides every thing needed for a home away from home with good BBQ facilities so you can prepare your own meals should you wish and gives option for breakfast to be provided or you can save costs by providing it yourself as the room has a little kitchenette. Overall good value for money.

Posted by , from COFFS HARBOUR AUSTRALIA on 3 Nov. 2020

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4 Nov. 2020 by Owner

Wonderful. Thank you. Hope to see you again.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Oct. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Oct. 2020 by Owner

Thank you. Safe Travels.

5 out of 5
Had a wonderful stay here- rooms large and full of character, very comfortable, clean,quiet. Great facilities for BBQ and eating outside.

Posted by on 9 Oct. 2020

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9 Oct. 2020 by Sonja

Many thanks . Hope to see you again.

4 out of 5
Roof top terrace was beautiful at night if you love stars.

Posted by on 23 Mar. 2020

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23 Mar. 2020 by Sonja

Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.

4 out of 5
The service was friendly and the room was immaculate. However, the room was small and not as quiet as I'd have liked.

Posted by on 4 Nov. 2019

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5 Nov. 2019 by cheers Sonja

Thanks for your feedback. Not sure sure which room you were in but we have larger Queen rooms at back of house one being totally away from everyone.Miners room just in case you return for another visit.

4 out of 5
The location was quiet and rooms were cosy. Bed was so comfortable. Back patio area was a great place to sit and have a nice glass of wine after dinner

Posted by on 24 Jul. 2019

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26 Jul. 2019 by Sonja

Many Thanks. Hope to see you again.

Property Features

As a guest of Sonjas Bed and Breakfast, you'll find a rooftop terrace, a library, and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi is free in public spaces. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are free. The business-friendly Sonjas Bed and Breakfast also features barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Lightning Ridge bed & breakfast.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sonjas Bed and Breakfast offers 4 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas and include desks. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast have kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Lightning Ridge bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Sitting area
  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 5:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Union Pay, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • UnionPay
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Staffed front desk
  • Private entrance
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 15 for adults and AUD 15 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sonjas Bed & Breakfast Lightning Ridge
  • Sonjas Bed & Breakfast
  • Sonjas Lightning Ridge
  • Sonjas Bed Breakfast
  • Sonjas Lightning Ridge
  • Sonjas Bed and Breakfast Bed & breakfast
  • Sonjas Bed and Breakfast Lightning Ridge
  • Sonjas Bed and Breakfast Bed & breakfast Lightning Ridge

You should know

  • Sonjas Bed and Breakfast offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.