Melville House Lismore
Lismore Bed and Breakfast Rooms
Melville House Bed and Breakfast Lismore
Welcome to the world of Art Deco era living. Melville House B&B’s owner Helen Opie lived in this beautiful home while she was growing up in Lismore and has now been running it as a 4.5 Star rated B&B in Lismore for over 25 years. Come and stay at Melville House and relive a bygone era steeped in history and luxury.
Melville House Bed and Breakfast Lismore is one of the most popular destinations for accommodation in Lismore. We have received consistently great reviews across platforms for years now and are very proud of our great reputation. One thing that stands out for us is that regular guests keep coming back to stay with us year after year. Our 4.5 Star rated Bed and Breakfast is located at 267 Ballina Road. Ballina Road is the thoroughfare to Lismore Heights and beyond to Ballina and the beautiful Byron Bay Coast.
We have 6 rooms at the B&B. We have 2 Standard rooms, The Southern Cross Room and The Carrera Room. We also have 3 Deluxe Rooms, The Jacaranda Room, The Juparana Room and The Blue Pearl Room. We also have a new budget room which we jokingly call “The Very Small Shoebox Room“.
Professional people from a variety of professions visiting Lismore for conferences, short term appointments and visitors who want that special friendly place to stay while in Lismore all come to our renowned Lismore Bed and Breakfast and soak up the attention to detail in the former Opie family home. Melville House rates normally include breakfast of course and we can also direct you to some great eateries in town. We are proud to be the 2015 winners of a Certificate Of Excellence from Trip Advisor and also recently were awarded the Stellar Stays Award from Hotels Combined.
History of Melville House Bed and Breakfast
In owner Helen Opie’s words –
“The home that has become Melville House Bed & Breakfast was built in 1942 by local Lismore builder Alex Roberts. It was built for my grandparents who commissioned it. They were my mother’s parents. My memory is that my grandparents had planned to build it for my mother but she died in 1952. So after Mum died, my grandparents moved in to the house and raised me and my brother in the house – at that time we were 3 months old and 2 and one half years old respectively. My mother was an only child.
My grandparents had a dress fabric store in Molesworth Street in Lismore which they ran as a business til the late 1970s. Melville House has remained a private house since it was built. I rented it to the Anglican Church for about 5 years before coming back to Lismore from Sydney. I decided to set up the house as a Bed & breakfast around 1994, so Melville House B&B has been in operation now for 25 years. In keeping with the Art Deco style- we have added, renovated and restored as needed. You see the origins of the 1940’s style in the bedrooms, the fixtures, the art and furnishings. People really love the place and we have many many people who call Melville House home when they visit Lismore either professionally or for holidays and events.”