Thorngrove Manor, a baroque castle in the hills

Thorngrove Manor Hotel is located in the hills of Adelaide, in Australia. This high ranked hotel is located in a baroque castle on spacious grounds.

Highlights.

The hotel is located inside a large castle with baroque towers, an architectural wonder in itself, and its fairytale façade is one of the highlights of the region. On the inside, the hotel is decorated with many masterpiece paintings and antiques, although technology is carefully integrated in the antique décor.

The hotel is the winner of many international awards and is known for its service. Guests will be able to enjoy the tranquillity of the hotel and the paysages, and the hotel guarantees the privacy of their guests.

No smoking is allowed at the hotel. The hotel is an ecologically friendly place where all the bath amenities and the cleaning products are organic. Water is recycled and reused to water the hotel’s gardens, and materials such as cardboard, paper and crystal are recycled.

Rooms and prices.

The rooms of the hotel have stone walls with antique paintings, copper decorations and an individual design each. Each of the rooms has a private entrance, and the bed chambers have a large double bed and a bathroom, both decorated and filled with all kinds of amenities. The rooms have a LCD television with DVD, Internet connection and are equipped with many other technologies such as climate control.

The Tower Loft is an exotic room with a queensize ebony bed. This room is located inside one of the castle towers and can be accessed by a winding staircase. The bathroom holds a large porcelain bathtub and a separate shower. There is a separate dining area decorated with antique furniture and a bronze statue. This room has views towards the hills and costs around 532€ per night.

The Castle Chamber is a duplex room where both floors are joined by a winding staircase. This spacious abode has vaulted ceilings, French tapestries and iron engravings dating from the XIXth century decorating the walls, furniture upholstered in silk and a stone fireplace. The master bedroom holds a kingsize bed with a carved XIXth century headboard. The lounge area has high back armchairs, a kitchen and a balcony. Price is around 678€ per night.

Castle Chamber Terrace View is a room decorated as an enchanted forest. There is a four poster kingsize bed where each post has carved figures of animals and oak leaves. The room has a lounge area where dinners can be organized, and there is an equipped kitchen and a cellar.  The room has large windows with wooden shutters, and the price is usually 852€ per night.

The Observatory Suite is located on the topmost floor of the hotel. A large kingsize bed made of oak stands in the bedroom, which has views towards the horizon. The ceiling in the bathroom, which has a circular bathtub, is decorated with small golden stars. There is a dining and living room with a Georgian oak table, a kitchen and a minibar. The living area has leather sofas. The price of this room, which has high vaulted ceilings and friezes, is 709€ per night.

The Queen’s Chamber has decorative tapestries covering the walls, and the room is filled with unique porcelain figurines, an antique clock and a chandelier. The bedroom has a kingsize bed with a headboard decorated with carved lions. All the rooms have windows opening towards the terrace, where dinners al fresco can be organized with views of the hills. Price is 852€ per night.

The King’s Chamber is the hotel’s best room. The room has a private parking, and the main private entrance is covered by roses. There is a large master bedroom with a kingsize bed and oak wardrobes. The dining and living room is one of the hotel’s best known features, decorated with an intricate fireplace and an ancient map of Germany. The rooms are decorated with antique XIXth century clocks. The ceilings are all vaulted and decorated with golden friezes, and the windows have stained glass. The bathroom has plenty of natural light and views towards a small pond in the private garden. Price for this masterpiece filled room is 1349€ per night. Guests are invited to join a private tea party in the living room. The hotel provides a wide selection of herbal teas accompanied by small sandwiches filled with ingredients such as salmon, turkey, cucumber and berries, and there are plates full of freshly baked cookies and jam and clotted cream scones.

Restaurant.

The hotel has a well known restaurant where guests can enjoy private dining. It is an haute cuisine establishment catering for the most gourmet palates, where guests will be able to savour organic produce from local farms.

Activities.

Guests staying at this hotel will be able to enjoy massages directly in their rooms. Other on site activities include playing croquet and pétanque on the hotel’s grounds.

Location.

The hotel is located twenty minutes away from the centre of Adelaide. Less than ten minutes away is Stirling, a small town known for its many theatres and libraries, enough to quench the thirst of the most artistic minds. A short distance away from the hotel guests will find Barrossa Valley, known for it’s vineyards. There are many golf clubs and spa centres nearby.

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