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“Comfortable & Relaxing B&B” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Arabella Country House
Ranked #2 of 2 Princetown B&B and Inns
Connecticut
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373 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Comfortable & Relaxing B&B”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2012

As part of our Great Ocean Walk itinerary, we stayed here one night. Lynne and Neal, the owners, were very open and inviting. Everything was just so in my room and in the common/eating area. The food was very hearty fare; the hot breakfast was superb. The Arabella Country House would be a great place to make a stop for the day.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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61 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

Arabella Country House is a beautiful B&B located amongst farmland close to Princetown along the Great Ocean Road. It makes a perfect pit-stop for those driving the road, being just a short drive away from the Gibson Steps and the 12 Apostles.

The house itself has a central lounge/dining area with two wings on both sides, one side private, and the other side is the guest wing with its own private entrance. There are three ensuite rooms and one family room available in the guest wing. We stayed in the pretty Point Ronald room which was decorated in blue with a comfortable queen-sized bed. The room had amazing views towards the coast, and while we were there we were treated to one of the most amazing sunsets.

Lynne was on hand to greet us when we arrived in the late afternoon, with complimentary tea and cakes. The cakes were scrumptious and most welcome after a long journey! Neil whom we met later that night, was friendly and entertained us with stories and background of the B&B. Breakfast the next day was excellent and Lynne fixed up a pretty good cooked breakfast.

Thank you Neil and Lynne for your hospitality and sharing with us your lovely country house!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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63 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

We stayed at the Arabella Country House for only 1 night during our Great Ocean Walk but could have stayed longer. Lynne and Neil welcomed us into their home like we were long lost relatives. They were perfect hosts. The place was spotless and lovely. There was nothing that was overlooked.

You could really tell that Lynne loves being a great hostess. And Neil went out of his way on several occasions to make our stay comfortable. Neil had many interesting stories to share with us. Lynne provided us with a beautiful tasty dinner and an amazing cooked breakfast – the best on our trip.

Our room was very spacious and included everything that one could hope for. We will definitely be back on our next trip to this area.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

I stayed overnight at Arabella when I did the Great Ocean Road trip. This B&B is a delightful little spot in the middle of the Australian country-side. Conveniently located near the Twelve Apostles - about 10kms from the Gibsons Steps. The house is immaculately clean with a welcoming atmosphere. The room I had was very comfortable and spacious with amazing
views. After a long day of driving and exploring, I had a good rest as the bed was very comfortable. The amenities are clean - with bath and shower. The breakfast was wonderful. Lynne and Neil are wonderful and hospitable hosts. I highly recommend this bed & breakfast. Will definitely stay here again on my next GOR trip.
Thanks for the wonderful stay, Lynne and Neil.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Queensland
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64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2011

After an arduous day's walking, we were so warmly welcomed by Lynne, who had afternoon tea ready complete with cake! What a wonderful lady. She and her husband Neil are the ultimate hosts. Very welcoming, and knowledgeable. The house is spotless, with ample room, complete with full length bath as well as shower. the bed are extremely comfortable. Lynne is a wonderful cook - the meals were to die for - typical country hospitality. The views from here are gorgeous. I cannot recommend Arabella enough. Would definitely stay here again. Thanks again Lynne and Neil.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2011

We stayed here in March 2011 when we took some friends on the Great Ocena Road for their first time. Arabella is a beautiful property and so close to the Twelve Apostles (about 10 minutes drive). The rooms are spacious and you get that relaxed feeling as soon as you go in. The hosts are amazing, and the food is country food at it's best.
We intend to do this road at least one more time, but we will ensure that we can book in here first and arrange the trip around the stay. The BEST B&B in Australia!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Arabella Country House
Address: 7219 Great Ocean Rd, Princetown, Victoria 3269, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Princetown
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Princetown
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Number of rooms: 4
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