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Nan Tien Temple Pilgrim Lodge

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for something comfortable and quiet at a fair price, then this is your place. For an extra $12 you can eat dinner their in the dining room- at 6 sharp. The food was vegetarian but good. Friendly service, you can go along to the chanting in the morning or afternoon if you wish. Not many westerners...

Thank Darcy222
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I definitely recommend this place, knowing that I'm making this rare gem better known to you readers who may take my next opportunity away from me! The rooms and service are basic but very comfortable and clean. Service is great. Everyone is helpful. We had a couple of issues with the soap dispenser and the flyscreen, but both got solved...

Thank Reza P
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I made my second weekend visit to Nan Tien for a meditation retreat. The accommodation at Pilgrim Lodge is very simple but the rooms have all the basics- comfortable single beds, clean shower & tea / coffee supplies. Very quiet, you wouldn't know that the motorway is close by. You can share rooms on meditation retreats but I chose a...

Thank Ross G
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I did a two day weekend meditation retreat at Nan Tien temple and it was lovely. Very calming and the monks were beautiful. The accommodation was simple but comfortable. No TV in the room, which we expected. Shower was warm and bed was comfortable. I think I actually saw other people staying at the lodge, not just those who were...

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful buildings with lovely grounds. A very special spiritual place to visit. They have a strict dress code so ladies cover your arms/shoulders and no shorts. If you do you will be excluded from some of the beautiful rooms which are very ornate and done in gold.

Thank Linda J
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2015

-Close to most temple facilites -nice 4 star style rooms -good price for hotel Went there for the 'Cultivation Retreat' which is their second longest and second most intense retreat. Good facilities for a four star room, could have slightly better ventilation though to make it cooler in Summer.

Thank Joshua_FisherSimpson
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Small, tidy and practical with a subtly peaceful and loving atmosphere. At a glance, the rooms are plain and provide only necessities; a bed, decent-sized ensuite shower room with foaming soap, storage space, a fan, various tea-and-coffee-making implements (but not a kettle; hot water is collected from a Tea Room on each level), and a book of Venerable Master Hsing...

Thank AprilMay45
Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This was a longed for stay, finally arrived, tricky to find the lodge itself through a drive way after going past Pagoda Cafe etc, welcomed & checked in & we could not wait to explore. first stop cafe, then off to temple, gardens & be on time for the bell & drumming. Fantastic, The grounds close at 5pm so we...

Thank libbyhillian
Leumeah, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We have stayed here a number of times now and each time has been a pleasure. From check in to check out, staff are lovely and helpful. Always have a welcoming smile to greet you. Rooms are very spacious and comfortable and now have a TV and a bar fridge. Tea and coffe also in rooms. Each floor has a...

2Thank Leanne A
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Pilgrim Lodge is situated in the beautiful grounds of Nan Tien Temple. The hotel offers clean and comfortable accommodation. Staff are welcoming and happy to help provide information. The Lodge is not a typical hotel, if you are looking for a five star hotel experience go elsewhere. If you want to stay in peaceful surroundings at a very reasonable cost...

1Thank Ruth2590

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pilgrim Lodge Wollongong’s unique accommodation setting. This 100 room hotel is opened all year round, located in the grounds of Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern hemisphere. The Lodge overlooks the lotus pond, peaceful temple, tranquil gardens, the beautiful rolling hills and famous escarpment of the Illawarra. Ideal for general guests, overnight functions / conferences, group bookings or special group packages which can include: A guided tour, Gentle Tai Chi, Meditation, Tea ceremony and Chinese craft, Experience the serenity & power of the drum & bell ceremony or stroll the lush gardens & sit by the ponds and enjoy your comfortable accommodation setting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nan Tien Temple Pilgrim Lodge

Address: Berkeley Rd BERKELEY, Wollongong, New South Wales 2506, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Wollongong
Price Range: $78 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
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“choose a room with a view (North Facing rooms from around 2nd level onwards, although I was on the highest floor, the third floor)”
Joshua_FisherSimpson, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“This doesn't matter as noise is not a factor.”
CarolsAustralia, 4 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Some rooms are air conditioned and some aren't - worth it to get air conditioned rooms. Some rooms on the second floor have access to a nice large balcony area-another nice plus if you can get it.”
Juju12jjj, 21 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Head here for some peace and quiet”
AussieTravelCouple, 23 Jan 2013 | Read review
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