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“Peace and Tranquility” 5 of 5 stars
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Carlisle Bed & Breakfast
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400 Glenferrie Rd., Kooyong, Stonnington, Victoria 3144, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Kooyong B&B and Inns
Oamaru
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“Peace and Tranquility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed at Carlisle B&B for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and we could not have choosen a more perfect establishment, the house is a Federation house built in 1911 and is light, warm and furnished supberbly. We had the ensuited bedroom which was large with a very comfortable bed. The breakfasts included home made muesli and preserves. A selection of fresh fruit and to follow a breakfast cooked to perfection. The location of Carlisle is very handy to the Station, Trams the latter we used on a daily basis to visit the sights of Melbourne. Anne is a perfect host
and makes you feel very welcome, Charlie the Labrador who fetches the morning paper is adorable. We would certainly recommend the Carlisle for lovers of comfort, good food and a great location.

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

What a lovely B&B. We were very comfortable in a beautiful federation house, with a large bedroom and high ceilings. My husband and I originally booked to stay there for two weeks when we moved to Melbourne from the UK. Anne was so welcoming and could not have been more helpful.
We loved the cooked breakfasts. There was a wonderful variety of fruits prepared daily and even the orange juice was freshly squeezed.
It was in a great spot for transport links. Kooyong station was a short 5 minute walk away which takes you direct into the city. The Route 16 tram stopped a few metres down the road and goes to St Kilda. For shopping, you could try the 72 tram (a few stops down on the 16 tram) to get to Chapel Street. The only down side was that my husband, who is a light sleeper, was woken up occassionly by the trams.
If you're a dog lover you'll soon make friends with the gorgeous Chocolate Labrador 'Charlie', who enjoyed fetching the paper every morning.
There's a great place to eat about 100 metres down the road, called Cumin Thai. The food was excellent and the prices were reasonable too.
As we mentioned before, we originally had planned to stay there two weeks, but had no hesitation extending our stay for another two weeks.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2004

During our 2-months trip to Australia, my husband and I have stayed at many, many hotels, inns and B&Bs, and we both rank Carlisle at the top 5.
We have found Carlisle through the Greenwood guide, and were enchanted by the description of Fergus, the dog. (which is now being harassed by a new very energetic puppy...).
The place is as friendly as a B&B can get.
The rooms are spacious and very homey, as is the very nice shared sitting room, all located in a beautiful and very tasteful Victorian house in Melbourne, at a good location - and once you drive through the gate, you leave the city behind you.
Anne is a lovely, hospitable and extremely friendly lady, and the breakfasts she makes are true treats.
Highly recommended!

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Address: 400 Glenferrie Rd., Kooyong, Stonnington, Victoria 3144, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Stonnington > Kooyong
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Kooyong
Number of rooms: 3

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