Finding places of historical interest in Australia isn’t easy. So for anyone who wants to touch the past in a comfortable way Robe House is special. The home of the earliest governors of the region you can still close your eyes and imagine what it may have been like a couple of hundred years ago. I did find myself laying in the four poster bed wondering what conversation echoed around these walls back in the 1800’s.
The rooms are quaint, the wooden floors do creek a little, the bathroom a little dark but we found our brief stay in Robe very pleasant. The rooms are cool but when it’s 40 degrees C outside that is a bit of a relief and makes the night easy.
As other reviewers have written the continental breakfast is unprepared and in the fridge not served up for you. But that didn’t seem to matter as it gave us the chance to do what we wanted just for a brief time between the four star hotels on our Australian adventure and not have eggs cooked slightly the wrong way.
The single floor Robe House is situated down by the small marina and just a brief walk to the handful of shops and a couple of Banks. There is a small selection of restaurants. Sails is the recommended one but we felt the prices were a little beyond what we wanted to pay so we chose the Robe Hotel. If you are looking for a bit of England then you will like this as it is a typical English pub with a typical English pub meal selection. Affordable and fine.
But the most impressive thing about Robe is the scenery jade blue seas and white sands. We wished we could have stayed longer and had more nights than we did sitting on the veranda outside our room watching the sun go down after 9 at night in the peace and tranquillity.
- Also Known As:
- Robe House Hotel
- Robe House Hotel Robe
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1847 this charming building was the first to be built in Robe. From its early years as home of the Government Resident, Robe House has played an important role in the towns' history. Built from locally quarried sandstone and featuring high vaulted ceilings and rustic floorboards, Robe House is now 4 fully self contained bed and breakfast apartments. ... more less
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