The Nest at Gundaroo is a family-owned small business providing luxury, short-stay accommodation, only a 30 minute drive from Canberra's CBD. Opened in December 2015 and with a focus on great service, we are perfect for quiet weekends, celebrations and wedding parties.
Gundaroo's historic charm is complemented with great food and wine; Grazing, Cork Street Cafe Pizzeria, Gundaroo Colonial Inn, Gundog Estate Cellardoor Cafe (generally open Wed/Thu - Sun). Book early to avoid disappointment.
Our boutique hotel has received Booking.com Guest Review awards for many years now, as well as Certificates of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Our guest books are filled with kind words from our guests. The Nest at Gundaroo is so much more than a hotel - it is luxury accommodation with a difference.
As NSW and ACT restrictions ease - and as COVID vaccination rates increase - we continue to do our utmost to keep guests and staff of The Nest safe.
Our boutique hotel consists of 6 villas/cottages, each of which is self-contained, so guests can arrive, stay and depart without contact with other guests or staff. We also have extensive cleaning processes and Services NSW QR codes in all villas.
We ask all guests to do their part and follow all NSW regulations regarding travel, vaccinations and COVID-testing. Please do not check-in if you or someone in your party are unwell.
We will refund your booking if you need to cancel as you are unwell or because of COVID restriction/policy changes in our local area or in New South Wales.
The Nest at Gundaroo was featured on Channel Seven's Sydney Weekender in November 2017.
Our purpose-built bridal suite. Large villa with king bed, double bath and shower, kitchen, dining, lounge and verandah. Free parking. Free internet. Wood-fired heater and reverse cycle air conditioning.
King bed, lounge, dining, kitchenette, bathroom. Cockatoo has additional day bed and disabled access. Both have free parking and internet. Wood-fired heater and reverse cycle air conditioning.
Two story loft villas with king bed, lounge, dining, kitchenette, bathroom and verandah. Rosella has an additional sofa-bed. Both have free parking and internet. Wood-fired heater and reverse cycle air conditioning. Flight of stairs which could present challenges for the elderly or very young toddlers.
Renovated historical charm
Queen bed plus two singles. Lounge, separate kitchen and bathroom. Wood-fired heater and reverse cycle airconditioning. Free parking and internet.
Surprise and delight someone you love. Choose one or more night stays and we will send a gift certificate that allows them to book any villa (subject to availability).
All bookings are provided with complimentary breakfast provisions in the form of cook-your-own eggs and bacon, toast/butter/spreads, cereal, milk and orange juice. Our rooms also have tea and coffee. We do not have an on-site commercial kitchen or dining-room/restaurant, so cannot cater to special dietary needs, however there is small rural grocer next door and you are welcome to bring your own preferred food items as each of our villas has a self-contained kitchen.
The Nest has bookings for up to 18 months in advance, so please book and secure your villa/s to avoid disappointment
With the threat of COVID-19 some people are concerned about their bookings, planned events or travel. We wanted to reassure you that The Nest will be continuing to operate and is following Department of Health guidelines for hotels. In 2020 we had many guests cancel, refund or shift their bookings as a consequence of COVID 19 (lock-down restrictions and event cancellations). Because The Nest is very popular, we routinely have bookings for many months in advance -- so with the anticipation that hotspots for COVID will occur from time to time and potentially again impact future bookings we have changed our booking policy and don't require full payment at time of booking any longer. This has been done to make bookings easier for our customers and to give more flexibility for us if there are COVID restrictions that impact our reservations calendar. For large events such as weddings, we only require a 50% deposit a month in advance, with final payment a week before the event.
We have also taken the following actions to protect our guests and staff from COVID-19:
1. We have standing policy that our staff do not come to work if unwell.
2. In addition to our usual high cleaning standards, we provide staff with masks, gloves and anti-bacterial/anti-viral disinfectant wipes and sprays to use in every villa.
3. Before you check in, every electronic key, handle, tap and counter surface will have been disinfected.
4. We have placed additional anti-bacterial hand sanitiser and disinfectant surface spray in each villa for your use.
5. As always we provide tissues and ample toilet paper.
6. The Nest has limited shared guests spaces (Reception) and this is cleaned and sanitised regularly. Our self-check-in services are ideal for preventing the spread of a virus.
Our spaces are sanctuaries and you should feel safe and comfortable here. We are lucky that The Nest is off the beaten path, peaceful and yet close to any needed amenities and services. For those worried about COVID-19, The Nest is a wonderful way to practice social distancing while having a relaxing and enjoyable time.
If you have any questions or special needs relating to the spread of viral infections, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you soon.
Do you have special requests, or need help in organising your stay? We'll be happy to help!
56 Cork Street Gundaroo, NSW 2620, Australia
We often have staff on site between 10am and 1pm but rely majorly on self check-in and provide full details to guests the day before they arrive. We go out of our way to help guests settle in. Just give us a call if you need assistance to check in or once you arrive.
To provide more flexibility to our guests around COVID-19 we are no longer requiring payment at time of booking. This means if there are unexpected COVID hotspots that impact your booking, cancellation will be much easier. Take time to book soon as our reservation calendar is filling up quickly.