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Falls Retreat B & B
Ranked #3 of 5 Lesmurdie B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hills experience”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

This is a great place to experience the ambiance of the Perth hills. We stayed for about a week and it was great to wake up to the sound of birds and nothing else. If you hear traffic its a car. The beds were comfortable, the breakfasts good and the hosts hospitable and the fish tank in the bathroom was a nice touch. Would I stay here again? Definately. Should you give it a try? Yes.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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5 Thank Tomh173
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mary111, Manager at Falls Retreat B & B, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our bed and breakfast. Having lived in the Perth hills for almost 23 years we truly believe that this is a special place in which we are privileged to live. Fortunately most of our guests agree with us.
Take care,
Jenette & Peter
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2011

We stayed at the Falls recently, Excellent location,nice rooms and delicious breakfasts.
The only negative comment that I have is I think Jeanette is overworked and a bit stressed and needs a good holiday! All in all we had a great weekend!

Room Tip: Definitely choose an appartment!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank DaHurler
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mary111, Owner at Falls Retreat B & B, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Thanks for your review. It was a very busy weekend when you stayed with full occupancy. We are glad that you enjoyed our unique hills location. Kindest regards,
Jenette & Peter
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2011

Our experience at this accommodation was of a very poorly serviced so-called suite. The dirt in places was totally unacceptable, especially given the cost. I would never advise anyone to stay here because of this. The worktops had been given a cursory wipe, so the previous occupants' food waste was still in evidence. Inside the microwave was disgusting. The floor was filthy in places, badly swept and mopped (had it ever seen a mop, I wonder?). The bedroom floor wasn't much better. A thick layer of dust lay over many areas which clearly hadn't been vacumned in an age. The sheets on the beds were probably washed - let's not go there - but had, let's call it, washing line debris on them. They certainly hadn't been ironed. Sleep was poor as a result. I couldn't wait to leave.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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mary111, Owner at Falls Retreat B & B, responded to this review, November 4, 2011
Thanks for your review. As noted in your review our sheets are unironed but are always changed after each guest. Pillowcases are always ironed. To suggest that our premises does not change sheets after each guest is incorrect and highly offensive.Cleaning is carried out after each occupancy and takes several hours. Our prices are very reasonable by Perth standards. To give you an example I stayed in an Perth beachside apartment 6 years ago where the cost was $200 per night and you had to take out your own garbage and clean the kitchen area or a $50 charge was added to your bill. Our prices are still well under $200 for a family of four to stay a night.
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Perth
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

Me and my partner, Sue, stayed in the Lesmurdie suite for 7 days in October and we cannot praise the property or the owners highly enough. We were "day 1 immigrants" from the UK and the help and advice that Peter and Jenette offered us has proved invaluable. They both went out of their way to make our stay a very pleasant experience which we shall remember for a long time indeed. The suite was very spacious and extremely comfortable, we actually found it difficult to get out of bed in time for the excellent, and very large, breakfast! Top this off with a beautiful pool, hot tub and a truly beautiful setting and I don't think I can fault our stay at all. When our rented property was not available in time, they bent over backwards to put us up for an extended period (we needed just one more night as it turned out). I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending The Falls Retreat to anyone wishing for a peaceful, clean and comfortable stay in the Hills. Thank you so much Peter and Jenette.

Room Tip: Lesmurdie Suite is excellent
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Peter S
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mary111, Owner at Falls Retreat B & B, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Sue and Peter thanks for your review. We enjoyed your company and wish you all the best in your transition to living in Australia. You are very welcome to return and we enjoyed your company as well as many breakfast conversations.
Kind regards,
Jenette and Peter
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Albany, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2011

I stayed in a room, and not a suite. I would recommend that you get a suite, as the shared bathroom is a bit too cosy for people that dont know each other. I would like to give my special thanks to shower boy who at 4am yawned loudly, and cleared his nose and throat for 15 minutes while in the shower (what felt like) next to my bed.
Breakfast OK ( I dont eat much for breakfast) but all very much living with the hosts. Fine if you like that sort of thing.
My room was not that clean, hair on the carpet and bed, and some sticky label things everywhere, but in fairness my room at home is not that clean either!
Look, I have stayed in a few B & B's and this is not the best. A little overpriced for the rooms, but the location would make the suites better value I imagine.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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mary111, Owner at Falls Retreat B & B, responded to this review, September 15, 2011
Thank you Charlotte for your review. It's a pity that you had disturbed sleep due to another guest using the bathroom early in the morning. This is fortunately a rare occurrence.
Our 2 apartments are very quiet and there's no shared living areas or bathrooms.
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Worcester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2011

Our stay with Jenette and Peter was wonderful. We were treated like family. Very comfortable accommodation amd breakfast was wonderful. More plesant and helfull hosts would be hard to find.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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mary111, Owner at Falls Retreat B & B, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you found our bed and breakfast to be tranquil, relaxing and homely. We strive hard to provide a quality experience for all guests from all countries and manage to achieve this most of the time.
Kindest regards,
Jenette & Peter
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Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2010

I read the four reviews before choosing to stay at the Falls Retreat. It is a shame that the friendliness that Jeanette apparently extended to others did not extend to us. She marred our stay before we had even moved in; and if we had not already prepaid we would have gone somewhere else. Peter, on the other hand, was very accommodating. We stayed in the Angel room, which has its own modern bathroom, a bedroom and a sofa bed in the living area. There is also a kitchenette with a small sized fridge. The breakfast part of 'bed and breakfast' were little boxes of cereal. You pay extra if you want a cooked breakfast. The apartment was cool even on the hottest day, and the temperature was around 37 degrees C some of the time. The setting is leafy and pleasant. If you are disabled this is probably not the apartment for you as there are steps. There is free internet, but I found it to be extremely slow.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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2 Thank AustraliaJEL
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mary111, Owner at Falls Retreat B & B, responded to this review, December 12, 2010
These 2 guests arrived unannounced almost 4 hours before advertised check in time. I had been running the B&B single handed and had just farewelled the last guests after being fully booked on Saturday night. The younger woman came into our kitchen without ringing the doorbell and said in an imperious voice "M...... Booking". No other greeting was made.

I commented that their room wasn't clean, check in time was 2.00pm and that I'd been fully booked the night before. We did store their luggage and their apartment was clean when they returned several hours later.

I asked the younger woman how her lunch had been and she just tossed her head and walked off without speaking.For the rest of their stay both of us owners kept well out of the guests way.However we changed linen, emptied bins,swept paths and provided the usual level of service.

The Angel apartment is advertised as "Self Contained" All the websites list this. We provide cooking oil, spices, teas, coffee, sugar and milk as well as packet cereals, which is more than most self contained apartments provide. All of our other 3 accommodation areas are run as bed and breakfast accommodation where breakfasts are provided. People who book Angel usually cook for themselves, preferring not to have breakfasts provided.
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Property: Falls Retreat B & B
Address: 45 Falls Rd, Lesmurdie, Western Australia 6076, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth Hills > Lesmurdie
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Lesmurdie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Falls Retreat B & B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Tourism Accredited star rated bed and breakfast is owner operated and has been in business since October 2002. With 4 rooms( 2 of them fully appointed apartments)the accommodation can cater for up to 12 people at a time. Free parking, free internet, non-smoking rooms, breakfast available, heated outdoor spa( all year round), seasonal swimming pool, outdoor barbeque area. Taxi pickups can be pre-booked as we also operate a Business Class Silver Service taxi. Apartments rated 4 stars, house rooms 3.5 stars. ... more   less 
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