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Nomads Guesthouse
Mount Barker, Western Australia, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Mount Barker B&B and Inns
Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“brilliant people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

stayed there on easter holidays. Brilliant couple......love u robyn & vince....Paid only $180/nt for 2 bedrooms with nice breakfast included. had nice time with their pets.....SIBON(cute dog) kangaroo & a sheep.....Thanx guys for ur awesome hospitality.

Room Tip: to be honest .....nothing like hotel ...it is just like a house but you would still love to stay her...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

You could not find better hosts than Robyn and Vince -- warm, passionate and they love meeting new people. We felt very welcome to stay with them and interact with the kangaroos they have rescued. While the Mongolian yurts on the property are a point of distinction, it's the service that really sets them apart. They are near town, but far enough away to give the rural atmosphere. Breakfast was great, with lovely homemade jams a highlight. The room was very comfortable and clean and represents excellent value.

Would highly recommend staying with them if you're in the Mount Barker area.

Room Tip: We stayed in the guesthouse in one of the upstairs double rooms with the shared bathroom. It feels...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We got to stay in the yurt and it was a wonderful experience. Very comfortable. Having said that we stayed during Spring. Also we were the only others in the yurt. As the site has at least two other yurts. Great hospitality and the scenery was amazing! Enjoyed the farm animals and kangaroos. Highly recommended and would stay again

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Margaret River Wine Region
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I booked this amazing B & B for 2 nights. Due to the wonderful welcome, I received from Robyn and Vince and the healthy cooked breakfast including homemade fruit compote and jams, I decided to stay for 4 and wished I could have stayed longer. My host and hostess were very interesting and attentive and from the moment Vince met me at the car I felt very welcome. The Yurt I stayed in was very clean, bright comfortable and peaceful. There are other sleeping options as well. I will bring friends next time and we will book a Yurt and the Chalet giving everyone the opportunity to experience both sleeping options but I am sure that we will spend all our time relaxing inside and outside the Yurt. The grounds of the B and B are home to a most beautiful dog, birds, kangaroos, sheep, a lizard and guinea fowl. I enjoyed sitting quietly outside listening to the chatter of the native birds while being kept company by the kangaroos. There is a gallery to wander thorugh and a BBQ if you are inclined to cook. I spent 3 weeks in Southern West Australia and have visited many Bed and Breakfast venues but this one is at the top of my list. If you don't know what a Yurt is, check out Nomads website and then make a booking via through Robyn. If you have never seen a winter hat made from pure dog fur, ask Vince if he will show you the one Robyn spun for him. Incredible! My memories of this fabulous Bed and Breakfast will stay with me forever.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Perth, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We stayed here on a weekend for a friend of mine's birthday (who lives in MB). Such a wonderful B&B, I will be definetely coming back here on countless times. We stayed in the chalet, and it was incredible. the owners are so friendly and they have animals roaming around the land (although I think they are forced to remove the kangaroos soon). A wonderful experience I had here with my partner. It's in a great location, within walking distance of the local IGA and the town centre. I would highly recommend this to everyone. They had great heating inside (the weekend we stayed was freezing). I cannot think of any negatives this place had. very lovely and the yurts were very cool, especially when the owners gave us a tour of their property. Very friendly people to approach, they were easy going to, they rang us up to confirm when we would be arriving (which we thought was kind, and we did arrive in the dark). They are very easy with the checkout time (as long as someone doesnt want the room for the next night). They said we could leave at the latest at 7 or even later), it's better than the ongoing stress of trying to get out of rooms by 10 or 12. Very lovely, would strongly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Just got back from WA 2 weeks ago.Highly recommend this place with feedback as follows:
1) Reasonable price for a family of 5
2)Comfortable beds with a hugh bathroom that is clean and hotel style
3)Very friendly host Robyn & Vince
4)Free entrance to their very own Mongolia Museum where you will be amazed by he treasure they collected
5)Amazed by the apple ,pear and olive tree that we never tasted such sweet home grown apples before
6)Experience farm stay with their favourite pet Mongolia pet dog and kangaroo,sheeps,goat,hens,etc.
Bet you guys will enjoy your stay .Do bring insect repellent along to drive away the unwelcome insects which is unforseen.

Room Tip: For small family and depend on season,during the cold weather do give Mongolia Yurt a try.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Pemberton Australia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

There can't be many yurts in Western Australia - moveable dwellings used by nomadic people in the Steppes of Central Asia - but at Nomad's Guesthouse in Mount Barker there are two for guest accommodation. They are big, round and cosy and we spent two comfortable nights in one. The owners, Robyn and Vince, were friendly and informative and gave us substantial breakfasts, complete with home made preserves. Robyn cares for orphaned kangaroos and little Coffee, 12 months old, was always around usually looking for food. Their beautiful and happy Chow, Saibin, greeted us like old friends. Vince, who has travelled extensively in Asia, has amassed a substantial collection of oriental artefacts which are on show, and for sale at reasonable prices. There are many Buddhas and statues and many other smaller items and it took a considerable time to look at everything. He spoke knowledgeably and enthusiastically about his trips to the East.
Nomads is ideally situated for exploring all the diverse activities and sights in the Great Southern.
The nature of the yurt, being a large, round room, precludes the possibility of an ensuite and the short walk to the bathroom in the main house was chilly in the middle of the night (night temperatures can be quite low at this time of year) but the view of the stars in the clear sky and the prospect of returning to a warm and very comfortable bed made the necessary trip worthwhile.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mount Barker, Western Australia, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Mount Barker
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Mount Barker

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