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Time stopped as we walked through the door
Set in an acre of 140 year-old gardens, Vacy Hall is a charming boutique hotel located in inner city Toowoomba.
Built in 1873, Vacy Hall is set in over an acre of beautiful gardens and offers guests a rare chance to experience a fine example of Toowoomba’s early history.
Vacy Hall is listed by the the Queensland Heritage Council as a place of National Historical significance.
First built on site in 1873 but re-built after fire destroyed the building in 1898, this sprawling country guest house with wrap-around verandas and stunning gardens will take your breath away. It has a presence!
Vacy Hall in Toowoomba is a Charming Boutique Hotel
From the moment we walked through the grand front doors we were impressed by the grandeur of Vacy Hall. The decor is typical of the period, with artworks, fresh flowers from the garden and ornaments that you would expect to see in every country estate.
There was even an ‘Albert Namatjira’ hung in the hallway! Albert Namatjira is Australia’s most famous Aboriginal watercolour artist. I was very impressed!
Vacy Hall has 12 magnificent rooms available, ranging in size and comfort levels according to your preference. Choose from grand four-poster beds, fireplaces and old-world styled bathrooms with claw-foot baths. All are decorated tastefully within the period so it’s a matter of selecting the right room for the occasion.
Ours was the honeymoon suit, beautifully decorated with luxurious furnishings. An amazing four-poster bed topped with tons of pillows piled on top, lean crisp linen over a soft feather topper and an electric blanket. We had all the luxury we needed for a great night’s sleep.
A cosy old Chesterfield placed in front of the fireplace provided the perfect opportunity to share a glass of wine in front of the roaring fire.
We couldn’t have been more impressed!
The staff have a warm, friendly way about them. We were met at reception by Chloe who very efficiently gave us a guided tour of Vacy Hall. She greeted us the next day with ‘how are my favourite guests’ which was a pleasant surprise. Nothing puts a smile on my face like natural warmth. Great work Chloe!
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Breakfast at Vacy Hall
Liz made us fresh coffee and cooked our breakfast the next morning as if we were one of the family. I later learned that Liz has cooked breakfast at Vacy Hall for over 30 years!
Choose from a range of fully cooked breakfasts or a Continental Breakfast option with Vacy specialties such as Vacy Swiss Muesli, or Lizzie’s famous Hot Porridge.
Friends have commented that Lizzies porridge was the very best he’d ever eaten.
Vacy Hall’s heritage-listed garden
Vacy Hall’s beautiful garden dates back over 140 years. The original garden was laid out by the first curator of Toowoomba’s Botanic Gardens and is the foundation for the garden as we see it today.
Beautiful old trees including an ancient Cedar of Lebanon and a hundred year old Jacaranda Tree provides shade the entrance. Agapanthus line the carriageway providing a spectacular display when flowering.
The scents from the lavender garden waft into the morning air. Rose gardens, brightly coloured Fuchsias and a hundred year old heritage Camilea stands over 6 metres tall amongst the Rhododendrons, azaleas and enormous staghorns.
Enjoy the Vacy Hall experience
It felt as if we had the whole house to ourselves!
Restored beautifully, this grand old manor house has focused on guest comfort and privacy.
Each room has its own bathroom and shower, and you rarely see another guest in the halls.
You will occasionally see people relaxing on a veranda (there are 4 of them), enjoying a quiet afternoon glass of wine as they admire the beautiful gardens. Strike up a conversation if you want to or simply read a book and enjoy your own space. The choice is yours.
Book here to stay at Vacy Hall in Toowoomba
Our decision to stay at Vacy Hall was quite possibly our best decision of the year! For easy access to the booking site, I’ve included a link.
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In September each year, Toowoomba comes alive with the Carnival of Flowers. The city plants up their gardens to flower in September showcasing the incoming spring festival.
Read more: Things to do in Toowoomba
How to get to Toowoomba
- Toowoomba is a short drive west of Brisbane – approximately 1.5 hours
- The Westlander trains travel daily leaving from Roma Street Station in Brisbane
- Buses leave daily from the Roma Street terminal
Have you been to Toowoomba yet? Perhaps you have stayed at Vacy Hall previously? Were you as impressed as we were?