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The Priory Hotel

11 St Dominics Road, Dongara, Western Australia, Australia
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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

What has Dongara got going for it? Not a lot really and even when combined with Port Dennison it doesn't really get better. But within it is a place that could be a real gem, the Prioy Hotel. The site is an old nunnery and looking at it now you could imagine the nuns within doing what nuns do. The... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The pictures of the priory Hotel really flatter the Hotel which is in need of a complete refurb. Our room was clean which is about all I can say, it was not very good. The whole place could do with a tidy up especially at the back. On the plus side the staff were very pleasant, there is a good... More 

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Thank Mike77uk
Dongara, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Have a walk around this beautiful old building! Partly restored. Nice gardens, pool and lawn areas, just lovely. The food was very basic but inexpensive, nice cold beer, but the main attraction is the atmosphere, which is super friendly, we've been several times and it's always like that. Like an old timey country pub.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Wonderfully historic hotel with history of Later use by Dominican nuns who ran a school for girls next door. Great place for a few drinks either in the old bar or outside in the gardens. Dog barked on arrival but was fine after you patted him on the head. Had a wander around the old school building next door which... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The Priory has some nice features. The frontage of this historic building makes an imposing statement. So too does the lovely central staircase and the beautiful verandahs. But what disappointed us was that behind the façade was really primitive accommodation. Our room (#21) was small and very, very basic. Admittedly we had ensuite facilities but they were basic as well.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We saw a feature on Television and booked . We were taken by the history , the wrap around veranda and the beautiful interior spaces shown on the TV. However the reality for us was very disappointing . We can only speak of the room we were given (room 20) which was very disappointing. The rugs were stained ( it... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We loved our one night stay here. A fire pit was burning outside the front bar, with gas heaters on the verandah. Enjoying a beer with some of the locals and the pub dog was great. Although a cold night we chose to eat on the verandah with some family from Geraldton and we had such an enjoyable night. Great... More 

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Thank Rob S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous old building with a colourful history to match. Great to have a bar downstairs but unfortunately the restaurant was not open the night we were there and no food was available at all. Rooms are dated but in keeping with the building. Cleanliness was fair and staff were friendly enough it not overly helpful. Great for an overnight stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Stayed overnight in an ensuite room. Very comfortable and warm. The history of this establishment is well worth the visit and the surrounding grounds are really pretty. Meals were excellent, biggest oysters I've had in years, great value and service.

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East Fremantle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful old building! Stayed here overnight and loved the place. It really is like stepping back in time and being surrounded by all those beautiful trees and nature made it peaceful and relaxed. The highlight of course was Lolly, the hotel/pub dog. She gave us an excellent tour and didn't even need a tip - just lots of... More 

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