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Durack House Bed & Breakfast
7 Almondbury Road, Mount Lawley, Bayswater, Western Australia 6050, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Mount Lawley B&B and Inns
Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“I'm going back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I have stayed in Perth for business for a number of years and this is the best place I have stayed in and that includes the large hotels in the centre of the CBD. I also stayed in the courtyard room and will ask for this on my next visit as the room and the bed were exceptionally comfortable. Everything about the B&B is agreeable, tasteful and relaxing - a perfect home away from home and a haven after a busy day's work. I particularly like the garden. The welcome from Sandra and Bill is friendly and helpful and all the positive feedback in earlier reviews about the hosts and their B&B is absolutely correct. Breakfast is great, location is great, restaurants are close by and the amenities we guests like, i.e.tea and coffee facilities, a refrigerator, a comfortable lounge area, good magazines, seats in the nooks and crannies in the Garden and off street parking, are all available.
In a city that has become very expensive in recent years this is a great find and exceptional value for money.

Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely but I do like the courtyard room which is at the back.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Alcester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Durack House from the 23rd January for 7 days till the 30th whilst visiting our son. Sandra and Bill were great hosts and looked after us extremely well, making us really welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The room we had was at the back of the property with its own small courtyard and a lovely private bathroom. The whole property is beautifully decorated and furnished, and has a lovely homely feel. It was as good as any five star hotel and in beautiful surroundings. Breakfast was always fantastic with fresh fruit and cereals and a lovely cooked breakfast, different every day, and taken either in the garden room overlooking the courtyard garden or in the courtyard itself which is well shaded. This is great in January as temperatures can get over 35C in Perth. The B and B is in a beautiful quite suburb with lots of beautiful, charming, character properties but only a 3 min walk from Mount Lawley train station (5 mins to city centre) where you can buy a $11 family ticket (2 adults and 5 kids) and travel all the trains and buses on the Perth network. We hired bikes to get around as well (hire shop opposite the Perth Mint), and cycled on the many cycle paths in and around Perth including the ones running along the Swan River only 5 mins away and up the Swan Valley to do some wine tasting. Overall great hosts, great breakfasts, great location, a great B and B.

Room Tip: I believe we had the best room at the back but having in at the other rooms they all looked delightf...
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  • Stayed January 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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Busselton, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Durack House bed and breakfast was exactly what I needed after the long flight form the UK. Very welcoming, breakfasts the best I have ever had, different everyday for 3 days, fresh seasonal fruit, yoghurt, poached eggs and asparagus, or full English, toast home made jams, honey, fresh coffee/tea available all day too. The hosts were very knowledgable and helpful in everywayway. A swift efficient train service 3 mins walk to the city and Freemantle. It is possible to walk into the city centre for the energetic (I did). It was spotlessly clean, gorgeous bedlinen and antique furniture, even an electric blanket on my bed, which I was grateful for in September. I will be booking it again when I return later this year.

Room Tip: They are all good, there are only 4. They are all quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

A little late in writing this review we actually stayed back in September. Sandra & Bill were good hosts we particularly enjoyed the cooked to order breakfast in the small "conservatory".

Mt Lawley is a lovely suburb - plenty of good restaurants close by and the B&B is a short walk to the rail station which is only about 3k to Perth CBD. Our room had nice period features and a door leading out to a small secluded area with table and chairs.

Enjoyed our brief stay and would not hesitate to go back next time we are in Perth.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jurong, Singapore
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Utterly splendid. I was with my mum, the pickiest of travellers, used only to the finest hotels -- even the best rated B&B at Monterey Bay in San Francisco couldn't cut it. But at Durack House, all fell into perfect place. Sandra & Bill were so warm and welcoming, the guest rooms were clean, the English countryside manor feel took you miles away from the maddening crowd yet it was barely a 15 minute drive to the CBD. The sourdough was absolutely fragrant and delicious, the garden rugged yet lovingly tended, Teddy the poodle (or maybe a labradoodle) was so welcoming and well-behaved, the cherry blossom that greeted you when you draw the curtains... every bit was perfection! I honestly don't think a B&B could be better run. And I would never stay in a hotel when in Perth ever again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We picked this B and B as we wanted to stay close to the Astor theatre for a show ,We live in the country and we are always on the lookout for good sleeping arrangements,Durack is a little Gem Bill Sandra and Teddy there adorable dog make you feel very at home,Our room was top rate with a bed that resembled a cloud to sleep on I have only slept on two other beds like this in my life with such comfort .The courtyard is a wonderfull place to sit and have a pre dinner drink in would love to stay again when all the plants are in flower,The walk to cinemas bars and food outlets is less than ten minutes all in all a fabulous sleepover 10 out of 10

  • Stayed May 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012 via mobile

Durack House is a B&B with old world charm situated in a very well situated suburb, with all mod cons. Bill & Sandra were attentive and affable hosts.
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Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 7 Almondbury Road, Mount Lawley, Bayswater, Western Australia 6050, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Bayswater > Mount Lawley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Mount Lawley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Durack House Bed and Breakfast is an elegant Edwardian home situated in the quiet leafy suburb of Mt Lawley. Only 3km from the Perth CBD with train and bus access 300 meters away. Durack House offers three individual bedrooms - two queen and one king size (or twin). Each room comes with an en-suite, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, television, hairdryer and a comfortable bed with quality linen. Parking and wifi is free An elegant and cozy sitting room is available exclusively to guests at all time. ... more   less 
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