We loved the Myall Lakes region and had a wonderful relaxing time in the area - bushwalking, kayaking, beaches, fishing and sand dunes. I would highly recommend the area for a vacation however the lodge did not live up to expectations as indicated by their website.
We were paying $335/night (in peak season) and for this money I expect clean towels (the badly stained towels were replaced after I notified the owners but were surprised that they were not checked prior to being placed in our cottage). The cottages are definitely not luxury - the shower curtain had black mold growing on it, the fabric on window seat in the main room had lots of stains and consequently we did not use it.
There are no curtains/blinds in the upstairs loft area or in the main section of the cottage (living/dining area). This resulted in many early mornings for our children who woke up at sunrise, and since they went to bed after dark, they did not have a very restful time. The loft area is a good area for older kids, it is not very kid friendly for little ones as there is no safety rail and the half wall can easily be climbed over. The stairs are also very steep down to the lounge.
The cottages are not on the water (as previous reviewer mentioned) and so we were always in our car, even just to go down to the lake to do some fishing. I did try walk through the property but the climb is very steep both up and down.
On the positive side, the pool area is nice and after a day on the beach it is refreshing to swim before dinner. The cottages are quiet and set well between the trees making it a very peaceful escape from the city.
In summary, we did have a lovely holiday but left feeling that we over paid despite being peak season, the rates are too high and the cottages are definitely not luxury. BTW definitely take your own pillow if you want a good rest, we almost drove to Forster to buy one!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our architecturally designed cottages, set on 100 acres of coastal bushland in the Myall Lakes, are only 2.5 hours from Sydney and are perfect for a getaway. Nestled privately amongst the trees, glass doors open to a wrap around veranda with bush and valley views, the perfect place for an evening BBQ or just laze in the hammock and listen to the birds as the sun sets through the trees.Bombah Point is surrounded by the Myall Lakes National Park, half way between the busy tourist hot-spots of Hawks Nest and Seal Rocks on the coast of New South Whales, 3 hours north of Sydney and 1 hour from Newcastle.Our boutique lodges are designed for privacy, comfort and to compliment the natural beauty of the area, with access to unpopulated beaches, tea tree lakes and majestic sand dunes within the adjacent national park.Six, self contained, eco-friendly, lodges on 100 acres, enjoy sunset from the verandah before grabbing some herbs from the permaculture gardens to complete your gourmet meal of local produce served under the stars. Then dip into your rainwater spa with a glass of bubbly or curl up in-front of the log fire.The property and surrounding national park is renowned for Bird watching, swimming, bushwalking, surfing, swimming, beaches, fishing, trekking, kayaking whale watching, diving and mountain biking.We cater for, weekends away, romatic escapes, couples, families birthdays, weddings, groups, business, mini-conferences, yoga & fitness retreatsThere are a range of excellent day trips to enjoy during your stay, from the picturesque country town of Bulahdelah 10minutes to the west, to the whale watching from the lighthouse at Seal Rocks and surfing at Blueys Beach or the majestic sand dunes near Mungo Brush and beaches around Hawks Nest. ... more less