Frequently Asked Questions.

Some of them are below. If a question you’d like to ask isn’t below simply email us on info@bmgg.com.au or call Nicky on 0412 884 061. We love what we do so we are always happy to help with your queries :)

Can we cook our own meals on our getaway?

Every accommodation venue we book for you has a full kitchen so you have the option to cook for yourselves if you wish.

Can we have meals catered for in our accommodation?

Yes you can. We have a couple of caterers we have used in the past. Their details are right here on our catering page.

What about alcohol?

When you book a girls getaway with us we book a whole house for your group. The premises are not licensed. As such you need to bring all of your own alcohol and soft drinks. (Which actually saves you money and means you get to drink exactly what you like!)

Do you provide any food?

We only provide breakfast and tea and coffee at the Lavender Majestic, some packages at Mollymook have catering within them, all other venues are self contained and not serviced so you take all of your own food. We do provide tea and coffee to get you started at each venue and if you are on one of our Girls Getaway packages there will be a welcome hamper of some local specialities too - this is not intended as a meal, just some yummys to enjoy from the area.

Are there supermarkets close by?

Blue Mountains:

There is a Coles, Aldi, Big W and Woolworths in Katoomba which is where Lavender Majestic and Lavender on Lurline are located. There are two small supermarkets in Blackheath where Lavender Manor is located, and Katoomba is only a 10 minute drive from Blackheath anyway. There are some great delis in Blackheath too, bakers, butcher etc

Mollymook:

There is a fantastic little supermarket in Mollymook just a 2 min drive away, or Ulladulla, which is a 10 min drive south is a huge centre with everything from Coles to Woollies to Bunnings!

Are there some cafes and restaurants in the area?

Blue Mountains:

There are an abundance of great cafes and restaurants in the Blue Mountains especially in Leura, Katoomba and Blackheath. Leura is only 6 min or so drive from Katoomba and 16min from Blackheath by the way.

Here are some of our favourites:

Our favourite restaurants:

https://www.facebook.com/BistroNiagara
http://www.avalonkatoomba.com/Avalon/Home.html
http://www.silksleura.com
http://www.ashcrofts.com The perfect venue for cocktails prior to dinner in Katoomba is The Carrington

Our favourite cafes:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Mist-Cafe/168226296523437
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Door-Cafe/171123429579921
http://www.bluemts.com.au/profile.asp?id=10267
http://www.thecloudscape.com.au/places/blue-mountains-cafes-lilys-pad-elephant-bean-browns-siding/

Mollymook:

Rick Steins at Bannisters Restaurant

One of the main reasons we picked the house that we did in Mollymook is it’s proximity to Rick Stein’s Restaurant - its literally a 5 minute walk away! If you haven’t enjoyed any of Rick Stein’s cookery books or television series in the past I highly recommend you start now!

I find his gentle melancholic voice and his passion for seafood and simple fresh flavoured cookery both relaxing and refreshing at the same time.

There’s nothing try hard about Rick he just loves what he does and thankfully we get to enjoy it too!

So we recommend you book well in advance of your stay so you don't miss out:

Telephone: 02 4455 3044

Bannister's Pool and Pizza Bar

Is also open to non residents to enioy after 6pm enjoy cocktails and pizzas by the pool overlooking the Ocean – how good is that!

Telephone: 02 4455 3044

The Rooftop Bistro

Thankfully the lovely Peter that invested money in Bannisters to make it a great venue for all of us to enjoy has created another fabulous food and beverage venue to enjoy in Mollymook and its again in walking distance to the house – just a 10 min walk. Located rooftop and by the pool they offer great Bistro food and delicious cocktails and wines. The service has been excellent every time we’ve been we love it.

Telephone: 02 4455 3044

Mollymook Golf Club

If you’re looking for a great value feed of substantial proportion head to the Golf Club. It’s a sizeable venue located at the south end of Mollymook Beach great views in the day/early evening.

What’s the shopping like?

Blue Mountains:

Quite simply awesome. So many lovely shops to explore. Leura and Blackheath are my favourite for a good saunter and splurge. It’s actually great to plan and save up some extra cash to do some birthday present or Christmas shopping when you stay with us as you’ll find some really different things you don’t find in Sydney or just to spoil yourself for a change!

Mollymook:

There are some lovely shops to wander around in in Milton which is a 10 min drive from Mollymook, beautiful homewares, boutques and great cafes to rest inbetween!

Are taxis available to take us home from a restaurant/train station?

Blue Mountains:

Yes there is a good taxi service in the area. Simply call 4782 1311 or 131008 We do recommend booking taxis though rather than just calling last minute - as you can imagine there aren’t as many taxis in the mountains as there are in the city!

What about if their are a big group of us can we arrange transport?

Blue Mountains:

Yes you can, we recommend these guys for that : http://www.madjestictours.com.au or of course you can just book multiple taxis. If you’d like a big limo for your group to and from Sydney try these guys : http://www.wowlimos.com.au

What activities do your recommend?

There is so much to do! See this page for all of our ideas : http://www.bmgg.com.au/activities.html

Where are our treatments done?

Your treatments are done on site at your accommodation venue so you can walk back to your sofa and snooze afterwards!

Lavender Manor has a separate studio with treatment rooms in (exclusively for residents), your treatments will be done one after the other or by up to 3 therapists at a time depending on the size of your group

Lavender Majestic has a dedicated treatment room, your treatments will be done one after the other unless you are a large group in which case we set up a second massage bed in one of the bedrooms to do two at a time.

Lavender Lurline we set up a massage bed in a separate room on the day, again treatments are done one after the other

Beaches Mollymook has a dedicated treatment room, your treatments will be done one after the other.

Do you provide hairdryers?

Yes we do

Is there Free Wifi?

Yes there is at Lavender Manor, Lavender Majestic and Beaches Mollymook only

What’s the best thing about staying with you instead of other places?

We like to think you’ll make happier memories with us and having a private space to yourselves means you can truly relax. Many of our regular clients even at Lavender Majestic where they have our wonderful staff looking after them, arrive, change into their bathrobe and stay that way all weekend as they sip on their red wine and munch on their cheese platter. We love that they feel so relaxed with us, it’s a privilege to be trusted by such lovely girls.

Our aim is to make your break away with the girls as enjoyable as possible right from the very start, right from the first time you speak to us/emails us/visit our website. If we’re not doing that please let us know, it helps us make it better for you and the next person :), we don’t know we are doing something wrong until you tell us :)