Kubba Roonga Guesthouse

 a Peaceful Place at Blackheath in the heart of the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park

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Kubba Roonga Guesthouse is a heritage listed guesthouse that has been the source of happy memories for over three generations of guests.

The original Guesthouse has been altered over the years to provide modern levels of comfort to guests, but it has retained its old world ambience and original charm, with gorgeous polished wood floors in the public areas, antique furniture and original artworks. Kubba Roonga has a AAA Four Star rating.

Kubba Roonga provides two guest dining rooms and two guest lounge areas where you can relax by the fire, read the newspapers, enjoy the guest library, play an old record, or indulge in lazy board games.

In Spring & Summer why not enjoy your complimentary Country Style Cooked Breakfast on our outdoor settings amongst our lovely established english gardens. Watch and listen to the wildlife around you whilst you sip your freshly brewed coffee or enjoy your pot of tea, as you prepare your day itinerary of activities of nearby walks, sightseeing or boutique shopping.
   
Why not pamper yourself, with Swedish or Remedial Massage Therapy during your stay, with one of our consultants at Kubba Roonga for the ultimate unwind. Options also available for couples massage. Book early for your most important appointment... to yourself...

With only five rooms you are ensured a quiet, peaceful and relaxing stay.

The Rooms

All guest bedrooms have queen beds and ensuite bathrooms. Four rooms have an ensuite spa, perfect for unwinding at the end of the day! Two room can accommodate a single fold out bed for that extra guest or convenience, by prior phone arrangement & only prior to booking. Adult supervision is required at all times for any stay including children.

Room furnishings are in keeping with the Heritage status of the guesthouse, enhanced with modern touches of luxury such as electric blankets, bathrobes, tea/coffee making facilities, ironing and LCD TVs.

News

* SUNDAY SOCIALS Cafe (11am-3pm) Experience old world charm at Kubba Roonga Guesthouse whilst enjoying your choice of beverage & cake over a Sunday chat with friends or family. Sit in our lovely Garden table settings or enjoy the character and charm of the guesthouse inside on our antique lounge spaces or grand dining areas. In Winter enjoy being snug n cozy sitting in front of our lovely fireplaces. It's a Sunday social old world style, where people can meet, chat, relax & unwind like our regular guests, without an appointment to stay overnight. Held Sundays 11am-3pm.

* GIFT CERTIFICATES are now available. The perfect gift to loved ones, family, friends
   or work colleagues, to share the experience of old world charm at Kubba Roonga Guesthouse.

* Swedish/Remedial Massage now available. Spoil yourself, Book NOW.
   Simply visit http://maleoverhaul.com.au/massage-services.php for details or call us direct.

* Vegetarian/Meat Platters now available. Indulge a little whilst relaxing in our lovely
   established English Gardens, on our outdoor settings or inside nice n cosy.

* NEW Blackheath Memory Lane Retro Diner special Dinner & Accommodation deals with Kubba
   Roonga. Contact the Guesthouse direct on 4787 5224 or Karen on 0401 295 016 for details. ...

Awards

On another topic, Kubba Roonga was Reviewer's Choice for accomodation in Blackheath in the 2012 Rough Guide! and was also awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for 2013, ranking Kubba Roonga in the top 10% of the world.

The History

Kubba Roonga was built as a private country home in 1915 and became a guesthouse prior to World War II. Since that time guests have been visiting Kubba Roonga to enjoy the peace of the guesthouse; the bushwalks and natural beauty of the surrounding National Park; the many Blue Mountains golf courses; Blackheath's antique shops, coffee shops and fine dining; and of course the romance of a Kubba Roonga escape.

Kubba Roonga has seen many proposals, honeymoons, anniversaries, birthday celebrations, reunions, and other special occasions over the years. Many guests return many times, and of course Kubba Roonga makes any occasion or no occasion a special experience.

It is a wonderful experience sharing the many happy memories guests have of Kubba Roonga over the years, and it is an especial pleasure talking to guests who become engaged here, some as many as seventy years ago!

Amenities

- Two lounge areas
- Grande Dining room
- Open fire
- Complimentary port beside the fire
- Complimentary chocolates on arrival
- Capsule coffee and loose leaf tea
- Books, games and puzzles
- Guest fridge in grande dining room
- LED/LCD TVs with built in DVD in all rooms
- CD's / RECORD's to play
- Free WiFi (email and web browsing only)
- Weekend daily Newspapers
- Lovely Established English gardens
- Enjoy Breakfast served outside in Spring/Summer
- New... Massage Therapies / Veg+Meat Platters

- Checkin 2pm to 7pm only. Late checkout (11 AM)

- Kubba Roonga Cafe - Sunday Socials (Sundays 11am-3pm)

A huge THANKYOU to Scott McGale & Matthew Reyes for some of the interior/exterior photos featured on our site.


Extracts from Guest Email

Kubba Roonga is a wonderful warm old house that exudes an aura of calm and tranquility mixed with a feeling that many happy times had been enjoyed there in its past. Thank you for your hospitality and friendliness, it makes such a difference. By the way, the thought of those hearty and delicious breakfasts would coax anyone out of bed on the chilliest of autumn mornings.

J & K, UK

Past Guests' Memories of Kubba Roonga

We used to come here for about five summer holidays 1953-1958. Stayed for about two weeks (I think!).

Mr & Mrs Feltwell were the owners. They had a golden Labrador called Tiger. Mr Feltwell got all the children involved helping to feed the chickens and collect the eggs! Also, he put a child in charge to “clang” a large round metal thing that was the call for breakfast/lunch/dinner. A real honour to have that job.

We had the front room (now your room number 3) as my parents had two children and won the biggest room – double bed and two singles.

During the day the families would go to Blackheath pool. Most of the guests at the time when we came here were Polish Jewish immigrants – all friends. Absolutely fabulous holidays.

In September 1961 I came for two weeks by myself (I was 10). I had suffered from a bad bout of bronchitis and told my parents I wanted to come to Kubba Roonga to recover. I had a very small room – just a single bed.

Mr Feltwell really looked after me well. He let me do the toast. It was a large toaster and fit about six pieces of toast. I was a really fussy eater and they were able to get me to eat food I would not normally have eaten. They cooked a fried egg and made the yoke really hard and flipped it – I was so happy that I could say I had eaten a fried egg for the first time in my life. They also made a banana fritter for me – I ate that as well. There were lots of kids as it was school holidays. I walked to the shops by myself and bought a tapestry kit. I did it – I finished it while here. Still have it!

L. (81) & daughter L. (56)

The year was 1964 when we arrived with our about four years old daughter and were reluctantly accepted under the condition that the girl would not disturb other guests, most of whom were over middle age.

The place was managed by Mr & Mrs Feltwell. He was an ex-British navy officer and all the meals were announced by a ship’s bell. The Feltwells lived across the road and had a caravan which they towed to Queensland to escape severe Blue Mountains winter.

The house next door did not exist and the Kubba Roonga garden extended up to Boreas Street. The rooms had not been equipped with spas as this facility was introduced much later.

We were very happy here as we have always stayed at places away from heavy traffic and like a “touch of passing time”.

During the 1970s & 1980s we visited often for a few days only. It was always, as it is now, a place to relax from the city life. Now, in Feb. 2007 we have visited after many years of absence and have enjoyed our holidays as much as over forty years ago.

J & M