4.4 out of 5

"Had a great stay. It was peaceful and fulfilled out needs. Wonderful breakfast and stunning view. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 16 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

At Ferndale you'll be within steps of Wollemi National Park and Hawkesbury River. Highlights at this guest house include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

All 26 rooms feature balconies, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Fridges and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Additionally, desks and free toiletries are available.

This business-friendly guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, a games room and barbecues. Additionally, you'll find an outdoor tennis court. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions in proximity to this 3.5-star Lower Portland guest house include Australian Reptile Park and Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Basic Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
AU$119* Per night/room 18 Sep. - 19 Sep.

Basic Bungalow, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Balcony (Riverbend)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ferndale ratings based on 65 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ferndale

Everyone (22) Couples (27) Family (15)
5 out of 5
I love this place! peaceful, relaxing, beautiful walks and the owners are soo kind.... We went up for my friends birthday and the cabin was perfect, BBQ on the deck and a fire pit meant for a stunning birthday. Looking forward to our next stay

Posted by on 26 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5
Fantastic spot great place. My only suggestion would be to consider getting rid of a lot of the plastic and old furniture lying around would make the place look so much better.

Posted by on 14 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
Had a great stay. It was peaceful and fulfilled out needs. Wonderful breakfast and stunning view.

Posted by on 16 Apr. 2018

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5 out of 5

Beautiful place

Idyllic location with bushland scenery and river views. Staff very friendly and accomodating. Comfortable cabins, ours was just missing a toaster but everything else you could need is provided.

Posted by , from Granville NSW on 7 Jan. 2018

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3 out of 5

Getting back to nature

Dusty room. Small bathroom Okay bed Quiet place to relax

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5

Peaceful with views

This was my second time here. Beautiful views of the Hawkesbury from my cabin. The cabin was well equiped with every detail thought of even aeroguard and bug spray (although there are no bugs in the room). The rooms were very clean and they come with A/C, toiletries, microwave, TV. You can turn your light on at night and not have bugs coming in from everywhere. Self cooking was easy in the Conference building with all supplies provided. The hosts Kee and Chris are exceptionally friendly and welcoming and they make you feel at home. Swimming pool was very refreshing. Places to see in the area - walks through maximum knee deep clean water in upper Colo Heights (Colo Merroo), Wheelbarrow Ridge Road mountain drive and Bob Turners Track were all amazing. Thank you again and I look forward to my next visit.

Posted by , from Sydney on 24 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Dec. 2017 by kee&chris

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments, especially your photos, they looked amazing. looking forward to seeing you next time around

4 out of 5

This was a last minute choice, but a good one.

Great location overlooking to river. The owners are excellent. The rooms are basic but comfortable. We plan to stay again at christmas.

Posted by , from coogee NSW on 21 Nov. 2017

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30 Dec. 2017 by kee&chris

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments

4 out of 5

Quiet retreat on ridge with relaxing river views

Pros: A real retreat
Cons: Information to guests that wifi is only available in shared hall space, not in cabins. Also no/little mobile phone reception, just laneline.
Location: Paradise cafe close, Ebenezer chuch and short walk over ferry. Windsor not far away
Cabin was spacious and clean. Balcony had great views of river below. Bellbird sounds as well as water skiers. Very relaxing, you fl you have really got away. Wifi available but only in conference hall and dining room, not in cabin. No mobile phone reception. DVD player and some DVDs available. We would have liked to use the tennis court but rested more instead!

Posted by on 26 Mar. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Mar. 2017 by kee

Thank you for your feed back, we appreciate your opinions.

4 out of 5

If you are looking for peace and quiet this is it

This place is the perfect getaway for those seeking isolation and tranquility. It is not on the higher end of the scale accommodation wise so anyone expecting 5 star accommodation, this is not the place for you. It is, however, suitable for those who want to sit on the balcony and be immersed in the bush and river setting that is offered as well as a sanctuary where you feel like time has dissolved into nothing. The owner and her son were very accommodating and went out of their way to cater for our needs they pretty much hand over the key to their property to do with as you wish. There is a games room with pool table, ping pong table, etc. as well as a swimming pool, tennis court and conference room/BBQ. Some of the cabins have their own BBQ as well. The perfect getaway for the person or couple who want to get away from it all. My partner and I are definitely coming back.

Posted by , from Windsor, NSW on 16 Jan. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jan. 2017 by kee

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate very much.

2 out of 5

Nice view.

Pros: Good view down to Hawkesbury river and bushland, Qi and Chris frienly and hard working couple.
Cons: Cabin needs more clean( beds, curtains, carpet) and proper pest control
Location: Middle of no where.
Booked two nights, stayed overnight have to leave next morning because room full of dust, unclean sofa bed sheets(did not change from previous occupier). Bed bugs in queen size bed.My wife and daughter had beaten by bugs. Backed to Sydney to seek medical treatment.

Posted by , from Sydney on 31 Dec. 2016

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Property Features

Ferndale offers its guests an outdoor tennis court and an outdoor pool. Public spaces have free WiFi. A BBQ and an arcade/games room are also featured at the business-friendly Ferndale. Free self parking is available.

  • 26 guestrooms or units
  • 2 conference rooms
  • Conference space
  • Games room or arcade
  • BBQ grill(s)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Ferndale offers 26 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Rooms open to balconies. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Private balcony
  • Separate bedroom
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include an outdoor tennis court and an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed


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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

  • Ferndale House Lower Portland
  • Ferndale Lower Portland
  • Ferndale Guesthouse Lower Portland
  • Ferndale Guesthouse
  • Ferndale Lower Portland
  • Ferndale Guesthouse Lower Portland
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