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Gilgara Retreat

3 Old Ellen Brook Road, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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Ranked #9 of 18 Margaret River B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014
dalvin_12 Singapore, null, Singapore
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Group of us stayed in 3 rooms across Easter weekend 2014. Garden suites were lovely and we even spotted a family of kangaroos in the "driveway". We even heard what we thought were kangaroos just outside our garden suite. We were quite surprised at being told off for coming late on the day of check-in as the owner had to... More

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Sydney
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We had difficulty booking a room over the Easter holidays and was recommended the Gilgara by another neighbouring property and was pleasantly surprised, the property is understated, elegant and beautifully maintained. The Garden suites were designed to allow the outdoors to flow gracefully indoors, waking up each morning to see trees and blue skies was heaven :) Steven and Elaine... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed one week in one of the garden suites and it was beautiful. A quiet place to relax in the middle of nature. Close to Margaret River in the middle of the vine region you can also hike or relax on the beach which is only a few km from Gilgara. Thanks to Steven and Elaine for a beautiful... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We love staying at Gilgara. We have stayed a number of times over the last few years. You feel like you are miles from nowhere but you are so close to everything. The hosts are fantastic, a wealth of local knowledge and nothing is ever too difficult. The abundance of wildlife is a pleasure to wake up to in the... More

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gilgara, Manager at Gilgara Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Lorraine, thank you so much for your review. It’s very satisfying to get a response like this. Thanks again. Kind Regards, More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed over Xmas day and Elaine and Steven are wonderful and very welcoming - Elaine is quick to share information about the region and is very sweet and super helpful. I enjoyed our stay - the room was very clean and serviced well, the garden view lovely, the kitchenette facilities and supplies fantastic (better than expected - you could... More

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gilgara, Manager at Gilgara Retreat, responded to this review

Hi 'atripaway'! Thank you for your positive feedback and thoughtful comments, and for taking the time to share your thoughts on TripAdvisor. We try and do our best at looking after our guests at Gilgara. Your comments and concerns have been passed onto the owner of the establishment and we hope to improve on these amenities. Warm Regards, Steven and... More

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We stayed in a garden suite which was lovely and clean, fresh and quiet. Elaine was very helpful when needed. The information book in the suite stated that you could order a breakfast basket but when we enquired we were told that that had never been true. There are not curtains/blinds to cover all of the windows so therefore it... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Thank you Elaine for accommodating us at the last minute. We decided on a spur of the moment trip to Margaret River, from Perth yesterday. We arrived at the Margaret River Visitor centre 10 minutes before it closed, only to be told there was no accommodation left in the whole town! A quick phone call to Gilgara Retreat and the... More

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Hanau
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Thank you Elaine and Steve for accommodating us on short notice. Perfectly positioned with just a short drive out of Margaret River township and you feel you are in the middle of nowhere. We had a lovely stay at Gilgara and will recommend it on our travels. All creature comforts were highly satisfied.

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Perth
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The worst 2 nights in a hotel in a long time. The queen bed was old and worn with the big dip in the middle with terrible pillows, the standard I would expect in a motel. No view from room 2 it was dark and dingy, decor of the 70's. You hear the noise of other rooms taking showers and... More

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gilgara, Manager at Gilgara Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Couplewholovelife. Thank you for your review.With reference to the state/comfort of the bed & pillows: there were extra pillows in the wardrobe; you were the first couple who was dissatissfied with the condition of the bed.Thus far, our past guests were very happy with comfortable and restful nights/sleep in R2. We will, however, inform the owner to look into... More

Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We spent three nights here in March on what was our first visit to Margaret River, and we could not have asked for a better sanctuary to base ourselves in. Gilgara Retreat is nicely situated along Caves Road right by the turn to Carter Road (which leads into Margaret River town). Everywhere was an easy drive away - Cowaramup, Yalingup,... More

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gilgara, Manager at Gilgara Retreat, responded to this review

Hello Minn Y, thank you for posting your comments about your 'Gilgara Experience' and, of course, thank you for the positive feedback. It is always appreciated when guests take a little time out of their day to come on here and share their experience. We are glad that you had a good time in Margaret River. It was a pleasure... More

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Address: 3 Old Ellen Brook Road, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Margaret River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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