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3.8 out of 5

"Roof top terrace was beautiful at night if you love stars. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 23 Mar 2020

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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.

Sunset Suite Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$140* Per night/room 14 Oct. - 15 Oct.

Butterfly Suite Family

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Opal Suite Double

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Miners Suite Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sonjas Bed and Breakfast ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
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 (12) Couples (5) Family (3)
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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Jul. 2019 by Sonja

Many Thanks. Hope to see you again.

4 out of 5
Pleasant stay and quiet room. Sonja was very welcoming.

Posted by on 18 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jun. 2019 by Sonja

Thank you . I am pleased you had an enjoyable stay.

4 out of 5
Great location with informative info in folder. Great view of sunset from back veranda.

Posted by on 21 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 May 2019 by Sonja

I am glad your time was enjoyable. Many Thanks

3 out of 5
Breakfast was extra $$. Also when looking for accommodation wotif quoted only one room left. In fact I was the only guest.

Posted by on 4 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 May 2019 by sonja

Yes we have accommodation with or without breakfast. Some guests prefer to have their own due to special requirements.

3 out of 5
Room was.very small breakfast price omg, didnt request it. Area was easing quite peaceful

Posted by on 1 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 May 2019 by Owner

Thank you for your feedback. I can see that we may have the wrong prices for breakfast online.

5 out of 5
Clean friendly and great breakfast would book again

Posted by , from Pukekohe N on 6 Apr. 2019

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11 Apr. 2019 by Sonja

Thank you for staying with us Peter, Would love to see you again. Safe travels. Cheers

2 out of 5
Sub standard accomodation.old and worn interior.cramped space..Actually very old house..poorly converted into bnb.

Posted by on 5 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 May 2019 by owner

Some people prefer quaint style of house. I have had some great comments on that room.

4 out of 5
The owner was very helpful and went above and beyond in meeting our needs. Very well run place.

Posted by , from Orange NSW on 14 Oct. 2018

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17 Oct. 2018 by Sonja

Thank you kindly for your review. I am glad your stay was comfortable.

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. Guests can surf the web using the 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
  • Check-in time ends at 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

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. 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.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

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

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.

National Rating

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

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