We chose this venue for a quick and short impromtu getaway from their website http://www.grampiansgetawayresort.com.au/ which looked very promising.
This is a good base to accommodate two families of 4 with younger teenagers and head off to nearby Grampians and surrounds.
We felt that it didnt quite live up to expectations for the price paid as it was a bit dated and tired, and a lot of little things weren't quite right - the kitchen appliances/utensils were very poor quality for a self-catering style accommodation and probably inadquate if staying with another family. Unfortunately for us, some cups and plates were not cleaned well from the last guests, and the chairs on the dining table were in need of maintenance and repair. All in all, it left us with an average experience.
Overall the Getaway was OK, it is located on a large property with a dam and there are wildlife - kangaroos, rabbits, geese, birds - on the property. Its about 5-6Ks from Halls Gap and 40+ (30mins) drive to Aarrat and a good location to setup a base with another family or group. It has a nice feel to the place and is located in a quiet area - our unit however was closer to the main road and *occassionally* you can hear the passing traffic but this should not be an issue. If this is a concern for you ask for units other than #1 and #2 if available.
Do your shopping in Aarrat as you drive or make your way in from Melbourne - there is a Safeway there and you will have more variety and it is a LOT cheaper than the convenience store in Halls Gap.
It didn't bother us, but TV reception aint great but the big PLUS is that they offer DVDs and Videos at no charge and there is a reasonable selection at the office along with games.
The best thing was the little wood fire heater - wood and kindling is supplied - and it draws really well to get the fire lit and roaring quickly.
Overall - it was ok, but I think we will try for something else next time.
- Also Known As:
- Grampians Getaway Resort Halls Gap
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury architect designed 3 bedroom pyramid shaped villas set amongst 50 acres of gum trees around a private lake with fishing, canoeing, bike riding included in the tariff. ... more less
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