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“Beautifully presented in every way” 5 of 5 stars
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Whitesbeach Guesthouse
4.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   1335 Horseshoe Bend Road, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia   |  
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Narre Warren, Australia
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“Beautifully presented in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Beautifully presented in every way.
We spent 4 very relaxing nights at Whitesbeach Guesthouse.
The rooms are very spacious & the bed so comfy!! Everything is immaculate - from the ensuite right through to the dining room.
Stephen & Claudia are the perfect hosts - very welcoming & accommodating - the little extras like booking restaurant's in advance & recommendations on the best restaurants & takeaway certainly did not go unnoticed.
Would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Stephen H, Owner at Whitesbeach Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Hi C and A,

You’re trip probably feels like ages ago now, but we wanted to make sure we took the time to thank you for your review. It’s great to hear you enjoyed yourselves for the Melbourne Cup weekend.

We were more than happy to set up a booking for you at Scorched. It’s one of our favourite restaurants in town, so we like sending guests there knowing the quality meal they will receive.
Come stay with us again soon.

Cheers,
Stephen and Claudia
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Warrnambool, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Our hosts were extremely helpful and sensitive to creature comforts. Staying in this Guesthouse was a bit like staying with "well-heeled" friends: a well appointed bedroom with an extremely comfortable king bed, underfloor heating in the share bathroom was very welcome on the chilly mornings, access to pool, games room, and well-stocked drinks fridge. All very homey.

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  • Stayed October 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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Stephen H, Owner at Whitesbeach Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Hi D & C,

Our apologies for taking so long to respond to your review. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with others.

We have worked hard to make Whitesbeach feel as much a home away from home while also adding the little extra touches you’d expect from a luxury resort.

Every suite at Whitesbeach offers something a bit different. The East and West suites tend to be popular with the young (at heart) crowd who don’t mind being closer to the action and love the idea of their own private garden deck and outdoor shower. Some of our other suites are more tucked away and definitely feel more private. That said, with only eight suites in total and an acre of facilities to enjoy, there are always plenty of quiet spots to be found.

We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Aus as much as your stay with us and that your trip back to the UK went smoothly. Hopefully we’ll see you again on your next visit.

Cheers,
Stephen and Claudia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I have just returned from a wonderful two nights at Whitesbeach. Seriously, this place is excellent. The hosts, Stephen & Claudia, couldn't be more welcoming and professional. The facilities are first class and cater to a large variety of interests. We were traveling with a very active 9 year old and a very frail 78 year old and both were very happy. The 9 year old ricocheted from pool to ping pong table, while the 78 year old sedately enjoyed the less rigorous activities. We were on a family holiday, and the facilities are so well spaced out that we co-existed with others on romantic getaways very harmoniously. It's the extra things that make this place so special - excellent quality bed linen, a lovely and relaxed breakfast, a super coffee machine and too many other things for me to mention. We are planning another trip next June and are all looking forward to it. Thank you, Stephen and Claudia. Love from the Bell-Cameron family! x

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Stephen H, Owner at Whitesbeach Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Hi H. Thanks so much for your kind feedback. It was a genuine pleasure having your family stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Please tell Stacey that the trampoline is ready and Maggie that her mirror has been installed :)

Cheers
Stephen
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Culcairn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Our five day break away was planned hastily, and we had litle time to research and prepare ahead. However, we could not have been happier with our choice of Whitesbeach Guesthouse as a place to stay and relax after a busy and tiring few months of work.
Our hosts, Stephen and Claudia, took time to ensure that we were happy and comfortable, catering to our needs, offering advice and suggestions, and providing an ambience that helped us to unwind and enjoy our stay.
From the welcoming drink, to having a newspaper to read in front of the log fire, with coffee and a biscuit always available; a healthy and delicious breakfast spread and chocolates by the bedside; comfortable chairs and soothing music - all provided for a relaxing, wonderful break.

  • Stayed October 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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Stephen H, Owner at Whitesbeach Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Hi Colleen,

Many guests have told us that 1 or 2 nights isn't enough. We're glad to hear that 4 nights isn't too long :) and that you were able to get some much needed R&R. We look forward to seeing you soon for another extended stay. Regards to Paul. I hope the weather is cooperating.

Regards
Stephen
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We booked Whitesbeach as a base for travelling to Lorne for the Amy Gillett Gran Fondo. We arrive after 6pm, needing to leave at 6am the next morning. Nonetheless, Stephen and Claudia welcomed us into their wonderful home, had the spa warmed for us, and advised us with the best takeaway restaurants in Torquay.
The room was large and spotless, and the bed was a joy to sleep in. Best of all was the outside bathroom - it was a shame we couldn't use it due to time and the cold, but it will be great fun in the summer.
Spotless throughout, the house is relaxing, with a pool as well as spa, full size snooker table, a log fire, and an honour bar. Stephen and Claudia were the perfect hosts, stopping to chat with us, with Stephen going above and beyond to lay out breakfast for us at 5am.
Would we stay again - absolutely. Would we get their earlier - definitely, it's a place to relax and unwind in.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Stephen H, Manager at Whitesbeach Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Hi Simon,

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Whitesbeach. I hope the ride went well and that R found a nice cafe to wait patiently for you to finish. :) We look forward to seeing you again soon. Claudia's looking forward to sharing more tips on Chile.

Cheers
Stephen
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The magnificent ocean views from our room was breathtaking. Champagne and chocolates formed part of our welcome to Whitesbeach Guesthouse - the room spacious and serene. We were delighted to make full use of the facilities - pool / spa, games in the games room and tennis. The breakfast served was fresh and varied - boiled eggs, croissants, fresh fruit and coffee. The service offered by Claudia and Stephen was first class. We look forward to our next trip!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stephen H, Owner at Whitesbeach Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Thanks Brett,

We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Whitesbeach and especially glad the surf lessons were such a success.

Say hi to T and L. We look forward to your next visit.

Cheers
Stephen
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Williamstown, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Our family arranged a romantic anniversary weekend at Whitesbeach for us. And we had the most wonderful time! The main house is under renovations, so we stayed in the Coach House and had the whole place to ourselves. The room was spacious and clean, and Stephen and Claudia's service was amazing. There is so much to do onsite: tennis court, ping pong table, billiards table, fire place, outdoor and indoor bbq areas, and our favourite the heated indoor pool and spa. Although the weather was dreadful, we had the most relaxing and enjoyable weekend away and we would like to thank the wonderful service of Stephen and Claudia. We plan on returning in the summer, once all the renovations are complete, and we will be bringing friends along! Thank you again!

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  • Stayed August 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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Stephen H, Owner at Whitesbeach Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Hi Bec,

Thanks for the wonderful feedback. We're glad we were able to deliver the relaxing stay you and J were hoping for. You'll be happy to know the renovations are coming along nicely. The private garden patios are now complete, and the bathroom renovations are not far off. Tell J's Dad the surf is waiting for him.

Regards
Stephen
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Address: 1335 Horseshoe Bend Road, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Whitesbeach Guesthouse 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lavish, yet intimate. Exclusive, yet inviting. Romantic, yet family friendly. Welcome to Whitesbeach Guesthouse, located in beautiful Torquay, Victoria - gateway to the Great Ocean Road and home of the world renowned Bells Beach. Situated approximately 200m from the beach and a 15 minute stroll to Torquay's eclectic town centre, our Guesthouse combines the amenities of a large hotel with the exclusivity of a bed and breakfast.We offer in-house suites as well as a self-contained townhouse and can accommodate up to 13 guests.Continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, an indoor heated pool and tennis court are just a few of the features that set us apart.Whether you're travelling for business, a romantic get-away or a relaxing family holiday, Whitesbeach Guesthouse is the perfect place to make it happen. ... more   less 
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