Arriving at Karri Valley Resort was a terrible shock after two days at the lovely Cape Lodge at Yallingup. First let me say that the staff are friendly and helpful, however, everything else is dispiriting in the extreme, like a post WW2 school summer camp. Our quarters in a row of wooden cabins over the water were lodged somewhere in the 1950s and I was speechless at the state of things. A tiny shower had a plastic curtain and old white tiles with dirty grouting. The brown leatherette armchair was so worn out there was no covering on the arms at all and the stuffing showed through. No kitchen sink in the kitchen but a bathroom sink, a fridge with a broken foot that was so unstable it spilled our bottles on to the brown tiled floor. What had been a wardrobe had its front ripped off and a cheap kitchen cabinet built under it, so half the hangers were useless. The path to the hut was full of potholes and rotten wood steps over which I tripped and fell. I kid you not, and I have the photographs to prove it. Breakfast - buffet at weekends only, (mercifully) was a bit congealed. No pool but you can swim in the lake if you want to risk it. Everything here is done on a shoestring, a terrible shame given the potential of the site. It needs a serious update and a lot of investment. You want a DVD - 5 bucks please, and you will because there are only 3 tv channels, no internet and little to do after dark. Everything from a newspaper to a kiddies' event is charged for. Yes, I did leave feedback and my travel agent gets a rocket for sending me here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Karri Valley Resort is a 3.5 star family resort in a beautiful, natural forest setting. Choose from a self contained 2 or 3 bedroom rustic chalet or a hotel style room on the edge of the Lake. The setting is spectacular, amongst towering karri trees bordering trout filled Lake Beedelup. Kookaburras, kangaroos, emus – truly an Australian getaway. Activities and facilities include: Canoeing, trout fishing, mini golf, archery, tennis, feeding the farm animals, bush walks, restaurant, basic general store and bottle shop.We are situated in an area where we have no mobile phone or internet coverage, so you can really escape. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Karri Valley Hotel Pemberton
- Karri Valley Pemberton