Unique Hotels – Australia

Monte Cristo Homestead (A night in a Haunted House)

Photo credits to Dailymail.co.uk
Photo credits to Dailymail.co.uk

It was built by Christopher William Crawley (1841-1910) who was a pioneer in the town of Junee, new South Wales. it is a double story late-Victorian manor of pleasing line and proportion, sitting on a hill overlooking the town.

In 1963 Olive Ryan and her husband bought the property and market it as the “most haunted house in Australia”, offering ghost tours and sleepovers in the mansion. Olive Ryan had lived in the homestead for 50 years and she had felt the presence of the home’s original owners, Christopher and Elizabeth Crawley, who are belived to have haunted the house since their death.

To deter no-show for the ghost tours, guest has to make a non-refundable $50 deposit per person within 7 days for their  Dinner, Bed and Breakfast package.

Dinner tour is $125 per person

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast is $195 per person.

For the brave souls who are game for this, check out their website!

Thorngrove Manor Hotel

Thorngrove manor hotel

In South Australia’s oldest wine producing region, 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD is a unique hotel with a romantic and artistic castle-like exterior and rooms featuring antiques and the finest bespoke furniture with modern amenities. The Kings Chamber boast of private gate entries, driveway and entry hall to individually located rooms. It is perfect for those who crave for privacy as you may never get to see other guests while you are staying there. The Observatory room has a stone spiral staircase that leads to a unique tree top retreat. The bedroom windows offer panoramic views of the sweeping hills and valley.

Thorngrove manor hotel room

Check out the other rooms at the official website.



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