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“B&B with great value, breakfast and warm welcome” 5 of 5 stars
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Rubyanna Rise
4.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   47 Presslers Road, Bundaberg, Queensland 4670, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 14 Bundaberg B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“B&B with great value, breakfast and warm welcome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We had a very pleasant experience at Rubyanna Rise B&B about half way between Bundaberg and Bargara Beach in Queensland. Warm welcome from longtime locals Brian and Margaret, delicious home cooked breakfast and comfortable rooms made our stay worthwhile. Our family room, the Qunaba, overlooked fields of sugar cane and we had a cool breeze from the balcony into our room. Safe, clean and comfortable, good food and good company when we wanted it. It's a winner as far as B&Bs go.The B&B is close to tourist attractions like the Mos Repos Turtle Rookery, Bargara Beach and Kellys Beach and close a short drive into Bundaberg for shopping or other attractions such as the Hinkler Aviation Museum.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Margaret D, Owner at Rubyanna Rise, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thanks for the review and pleased it show we enjoy what we do. We love having guests and getting to know new people.

Thanks for staying with us.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We stayed for one night and were very happy with our choice. We chose a B&B rather than a motel to give us an opportunity to chat to locals rather than just check in and check out without the opportunity to understand a bit more about the area. Being set in the cane fields added to the charm. Margaret and Brian were great hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Our room (Fairymead) overlooked the cane fields (beautiful breeze across the balcony) and was large and comfy ... the bed especially so. Breakfast was excellent too. In our view great value for money. If you're looking for something shiny and new then this isn't the place for you but if you're looking for something lived in and loved by its owners who are true locals and aim to please then you won't be disappointed. Close to the Mon Repos Turtle Rookery too.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

If you've never stayed in a Bed and Breakfast before, this is the place to test it. As all the previous reviews testify, this is truly excellent value (we stayed in the Master Suite) with all the comforts of home, super hosts (nothing is too much trouble) and easy proximity to the fantastic Mon Repos Turtle Rookery (an absolute must if you are looking for a unique wildlife experience). The cooked breakfast is exactly what you always hope you'll get at a B&B, and if you want to know what poached eggs are supposed to look and taste like, this is where you'll find out.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Margaret D, Owner at Rubyanna Rise, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thanks for the poached egg compliment and they are always very popular.

I love the Master suite and I am happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

As repeatedly stated before, this is a fantastic B&B, the room is large and very clean with a really comfy bed, a small couch to watch TV, huge dressing room, fantastic views over the surrounding cane fields from the lovely balcony, fantastic breezes cooling the room, great breakfast and very friendly and welcoming hosts!!
There is a very friendly dog who lives there too but we didnt notice any of the doggie smells that one reviewer has previously mentioned.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Margaret D, Owner at Rubyanna Rise, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for letting everyone know you enjoyed your stay.
It is wonderful when we know how guests have a found our rooms and breaky and the ever popular chat enjoyable.
We love our home and it is great to be able to share it with so many friendly people.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed at Rubyanna Rise for a week in the Fairymead Room. Firstly, the room was excellent with the most comfortable bed we've slept in on our trips away. The room overlooked the cane fields and had a dedicated balcony and cool breezes. The breakfasts were brilliant with pancakes and a full english breakfast, juices and cereals on offer which is included in the price of the room. Our hosts Margaret and Brian are locals and can advise on activities and good restaurants. We were treated like family and the other guests we spoke to agreed. If we needed something Margaret found it for us and we will be definately staying there on our next visit. They have a suite available especially for those travelling with a pet which is a thoughtful touch. This is the first B & B we'e stayed at and being Margaret and Brian's guests is sooo much better than staying in a hotel

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Margaret D, Owner at Rubyanna Rise, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
What a great review you have given us and we appreciate it very much. It was a pleasure to have you for the week as you fitted in like family.
We love having people so easy to get along with and after a week with us we miss them when they leave.
The Fairymead room is a lovely room and it seems to give off happy vibes as everyone sleeps well and loves the view.
We look forward to catching up with you if you visit later on this year.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

The room was large and very clean and the hosts could not have been more accommodating. The breakfast was also very nice. Even though it is out of town this was not a problem especially for those travelers with a vehicle. Even though I flew into Bundaberg I was picked up from the airport by the owner and dropped off next morning for less than the taxi fare to the city. The surrounding countryside is very pretty and in itself very relaxing. Do yourself a favour and stay there you won't be disappointed.

Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Margaret D, Owner at Rubyanna Rise, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Thanks for letting everyone know we are happy to do the taxi service if notified in advance. We are just one the edge of town on the way to Bargara Beach so only about 6 minute drive into Bundaberg. We like guests to see our beautiful district and if possible and Brian will try his best to find time to help guests without a car to see around for only the cost of petrol.
Almost every guest comments on the quiet and the view from the upstairs rooms and we agree it is a great way to start the day.
Thanks for staying with us.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

We loved our night in very comfortable surrounds. Very friendly host in Margaret. We turned up at 7pm unannounced, without a booking. This was no problem. Great smells were coming from the kitchen... The beds were very comfortable and nice to have a couple of couches and a tv to sit and relax in the master bedroom. Woke to lovely views over the cane fields through the early morning mist, with brilliant sun shining through. Everything we needed was provided.
Went downstairs to a fantastic cooked breakfast. Traveling for work can be a chore, but this was an enjoyable night. Will use next trip to Bundy and advise others in our company to do the same. We felt like we had a night at home. If you are still deciding... Go, you will be very happy. Great value and comfort.

Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Margaret D, Owner at Rubyanna Rise, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Thanks for the great review and sorry I hope you will be able to stay with us again even if it is while working.
I do find that people who travel a lot with work enjoy the home atmosphere we have and that is what a B&B is all about to us.
I hope the Melbourne weather has been kind since you were here as we have enjoyed beautiful weather the last couple of months.
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Address: 47 Presslers Road, Bundaberg, Queensland 4670, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bundaberg
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Ranked #4 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Bundaberg
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rubyanna Rise 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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