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Stonebarn
4.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Telephone Road | off the South Western Highway, Pemberton, Western Australia 6260, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Pemberton B&B and Inns
Perth, Australia
1 review
“Gorgeous 5-star retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

Our weekend stay at the Stonebarn was just the break we needed in our hectic life. The tranquility of the location and the gorgeous French architecture of the Stonebarn were two of the many things to remember. The jarrah wood interior breaths quality and class which also features in the rooms. The rooms are stylish with a quality bed and bathroom. The days were spent relaxing on the lovely varandah and fishing in the dam. We even caught some trout and a Pemberton marron!
One thing we must mention was the bushbath. All aspects were thought of by the wonderful staff- candles, champagne and bubbles in the bath of course. Nothing is more relaxing than lying in a warm bubble bath looking at the tree tops, listen to the birds and sipping champagne. Even the rain and prospect of incoming storm could not get us out of the bath and return inside.
All in all, a very memorable break. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to escape the busy city life, recharge the batteries and feel rejuvenated. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

My Wife and I stayed at stonebarn for a weekend to celebrate our honeymoon and we couldn't have been happier. What an amazing place! No expense has been spared. Wonderful staff, wonderful location. We'd recommend it to anyone heading down south... but book early as they are becoming very popular.

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Oslo, Norway
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82 hotel reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

This was a sad experience; so many resources have been spent to create a wonderful environment and location, and it is all wasted because of poor onsite management. Change manager and build a pool and this will be a great place to visit.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Margaret River, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

....we checked out a day early! This place is struggling on our view. The concept doesnt seem to have taken off. It seems almost unlimited money has been spent developing this but something is not OK now? Our comments are as follows: i) too regimented for meals with no choice of time or menu. ii) no view from room when seated...just a blank wall. Frustrating, as the bush environment is beautiful. iii) although the building is attractive it is not conducive to relaxing in the guest areas - no privacy as each is a thoroughfare. iv) no mobile or internet reception available. v) staff do try but just not what one would expect for the rate. Seemed to be all new staff. vi) room servicing somewhat hit and miss. There is other accommodation in this area where we have stayed that way surpasses Stonebarn. This may suit some, but just 'not our cup of tea'!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Walton-on-Thames
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

Stonebarn is not the sort of hotel that the out of date guides purport it to be. We struggled in with our suitcases up 2 flights of wooden stairs. When we asked if there was a swimming pool we got shown the dam to swim in which is full of Marron and did not look at all inviting. The Mr & Mrs Smith guide sung the praises of the chef Xavier and his wife who left years ago. It was a struggle to get a meal but we were told it would be 7 oclock and there was no choice of menu - you had what you were given! I also think they are going to stop doing evening meals and if that is the case you are 3kms from a proper road and probably have to go to Pemberton for a restaurant which is at least 30 mins away. Breakfast again - no buffet to choose from and an average cooked breakfast.
We went to bed extremely early as there was nothing to do there and found the plumbing noisy and could hear the room next doors plumbing too.
There was a small balcony but you had to stand on tiptoe to see out and you couldn't actually sunbathe on it or even sit on it.
We really felt that it fell considerably below expectations and as it was near the end of our 7 week trip we had lots of lovely hotels and lodges to compare it to. We were very disappointed and really quite angry that it was understaffed and overpriced.
We felt quite sorry for the Manager who was a nice fellow and obviously embarassed and he actually called it Faulty Towers - I rest my case.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Fremantle, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

Stonebarn in WA;s karri country is a little different; an adults only retreat, it offers hotel services in a relaxed, warm, friendly country environment without letting standards slip in the slightest. The staff are gracious, attentive and unobtrusive. This latter is important in a small, intimate hotel with only six suites and four staff. However, we did like knowing everyone's name! The chef was excellent and in-house dining was better than reasonably priced, so we ended up eating in every night since it was a waste of time looking for anything better. Besides it was luxury to have a leisurely dinner then amble back to our room! Stonebarn is a wonderful place for really relaxing - in bath or the library (books and magazines are provided if you forget to bring your own), on the verandah or by the dam. We watched the cormorant catch his breakfast as kangaroos bounced into the misty morning forest. There are wedge-tails nested somewhere nearby too. For the murderously inclined you can catch your own dinner and the chef will prepare it for you. For the latent artist, canvas and paints can be requested. There are several walks in the 160 acre grounds and you can inspect the truffiere too. Then, back to the barn for drinks and more relaxing! If you really have to leave the premises there are all sorts of wineries, galleries and so on nearby. For us on a short break, Stonebarn was enough. Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Western Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2009

Stonebarn was the perfect Adults only getaway for us, as it combined 5-star luxury in a fabulous bush setting in the south-west of W.A. The best of both worlds are provided, with 5-star dinners (optional at extra cost), canopy king sized bed in a large room with its own lounge area, kitchenette, balcony & huge ensuite; mixed with bush walking trails, the river, kangaroos and don't forget the truffle farm & animals. Xavier, the French Chef is a master at his trade & made us feel very welcome (as did his wife). The meals were exceptional quality and changed daily, we even got to choose what we wanted cooked on 1 particular day (as it was a special occassion). 5 days was not enough!!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Telephone Road | off the South Western Highway, Pemberton, Western Australia 6260, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Pemberton
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Pemberton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Stonebarn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stonebarn is a luxury retreat with an emphasis on personalized service and attention to detail.The stone lodge is set on a 160acre estate amongst forest, new trufferie, river and dams in the picturesque region of Pemberton. Large luxuriously appointed rooms with King size four poster beds and en-suites, along with gourmet cuisine by our acclaimed chef make for an indulgent stay. ... more   less 
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