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Margaret River or Dunsborough

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Margaret River or Dunsborough

Hi

We are planning a short trip to the Margaret River region in a few weeks. We plan to drive straight to Fremantle after landing and stay 1 night there (we have been to Freo before).

After that we we thinking of basing ourselves around Margaret River for 4 nights before staying overnight in Perth and flying home.

We are after some thoughts as to where we should stay around MR. Is Margaret River itself the go or is somewhere like Dunsborough a better option. We like to be able to walk to restaurants (perferably casual or pubs but stay in some nights too). We thought we would do day trips from our base.

Any suggestions on self contained apartments in the area would also be appreciated

Thanks

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11. Re: Margaret River or Dunsborough

Does it have to be an apartment?

How about a house in town with a fireplace?

http://www.margaretrivermacs.com.au/

Or a chalet with a pot belly stove, a 10 minute walk to town?

www.riverglenchalets.com.au/?page_id=21

No personal experience with these, just trying to help.

Edited: 3:49 am, May 19, 2013
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12. Re: Margaret River or Dunsborough

This place has a 'stainless steel fire' and is right in town:

http://www.stayz.com.au/59955

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13. Re: Margaret River or Dunsborough

I was wondering about The Grove AJ - ran across it while doing my own MR research. It's on the must visit list.

A J
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14. Re: Margaret River or Dunsborough

Mel - We first visited for the liqueur tastings and then later discovered the chalet accommodation they had and tried it out. Stayed there a number of times now and always enjoy it.

Definitely drop by for the liqueur tastings. They serve them up in shot glasses with a dollup of cream on top. :) Or combine with a lunch at the cafe.

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15. Re: Margaret River or Dunsborough

Yum. I'm there.

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16. Re: Margaret River or Dunsborough

thanks all, ended up booking the Darby Park apartments (will have to do without the fireplace)

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17. Re: Margaret River or Dunsborough

Yep, good location. The apartment link I posted back on post 3 was part of the same complex so I reckon you'll be pretty happy with your choice.

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18. Re: Margaret River or Dunsborough

Hi if you changed your mind some of the chalets with wood fires out of town say midway between Margaret River, Dunsborough & Busselton offer a range of services to make your day/evening just that bit more enjoyable. Like day spa treatments in your chalet, private chef service, food platters delivered to your door, breakfasts supplied stocked in your private spa chalet etc: You can see the Tripadvisor.com reviews for Yelverton Brook Eco Spa Retreat & Conservation Sanctuary & Forest Rise Eco Spa Retreat, both properties have many reviews so you can get a good fell of what they can offer you.

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