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“A Home away from Home”
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The Hollies
Ranked #1 of 3 Guildford B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Home away from Home”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

This wonderful B&B was a delight from the time we arrived to be greeted by the owner Judith & her 2 pups Homer & Pippa. The 2 available rooms are tucked away behind the main house therefore you have your own entrance. It is surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens. Our room (we also had a separate lounge) was very clean with superb decor & one of the most comfortable beds we have slept in away from home. Breakfast was delivered to our door promptly at the time we requested & consisted of juice, homemade muesli, yoghurt, fresh fruit, croissants, jam & marmalade. It was more than enough for us. With close proximity to the airport & the Swan Valley it was a perfect way to start our WA holiday.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

My wife and I have stayed at The Hollies several times now and it is really a nice little oasis in the historical suburb of Guilford.The accommodation (x2) is actually located at the back of the house in the garden and covered in a spawling array of Ivy. Close to the nearby antique shops ,restaurants and even the Airport is not far away. The beautiful and famous wineries of Swan Valley are literally up the road and Perth itself is less than 30 min away. Judith really goes out of her way to make you welcome and comfortable and the continental breakfasts are lovely and welcome. Judith takes personal care that the room is "just so" when you arrive back from a day long outing or evening on the town. It really creates a homey atmosphere. The decanter of reserve Port is also a nice touch. Overall its really a very pleasant place to relax and enjoy....andre and Peggy

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 19, 2013

You could not ask for a more delightful and comfortable place to stay - if only the rest of the B&B operators could raise their standards to match what is provided at Judith's wonderful B&B. We were so relieved to arrive at the Hollies having spent time in the South West. Judith has obviously invested hugely of herself - The "Hollies" oozes charm, warmth and elegance. From the instant we walked through the doors we relaxed and didn't want to leave. From the bedroom, french doors open out onto a spectacular garden. The bedding is wonderful - thick cotton sheets and fluffy dreamy pillows. We slept deeply and woke up rested. We feasted on a wonderful continental breakfast before we set of exploring Guilford. The Hollies is immaculate and Judith and her beautiful Cavaliers are the perfect hosts. The Hollies is perfectly situated from the centre of Perth and is on the doorstep of the Swan Valley. I will be staying again. Thank you Judith

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank cally e
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Thank you Judith, so much, for such a wonderful stay. We've travelled to many places around the world and choose, more often than not, to stay at B&B's. From the moment we walked into the drive, to be met by your two beautiful Cavaliers and stunning gardens, we felt instantly relaxed and very much at home. Our room contained all we could ask for, plump towels, fluffy robes, crisp linen and very comfortable beds. Again with a beautiful garden outlook. A perfect continental breakfast was served day one and thank goodness for one of the best full breakfasts we've had in a long time, so as to get us through a very busy day two. Your facilities are second to none and as such, will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family, should they ever hit your shores! Thank you once again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mandurah, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2013

The Hollies is lovely, and Judith does her utmost to provide her customers with lovely decorated rooms, superb garden setting and delightful breakfast but there were a few small things that prevented our stay from being perfect.
The french doors in our room could not be opened outward due to an overhanging awning, this made the room very stuffy.
Proximity to the airport means thundering planes overhead quite often.
There is no parking near the rooms, I was shocked when asked to park on the street verge however Judith did let me park in the driveway once hubby was home from work.
We could not find the remote controller for the air con anywhere.
The rowdy neighbours kept us entertained with their coulourful language.
Without sounding too negative our stay was enjoyable but for $190 per night I expected perfect, and it was not.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Katanning, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 23, 2013

The Hollies was an absolute delight. In addition to the fact that it was located right in central Guildford and close to Guildford train station , it was within a stones throw to a number of restaurents, cafes the Woodbridge Hotel and a short drive to the Midland shopping precinct. I was lead by Judith the lovely host through a beautiful garden with lovely little outdoor pavillion, into a reasonable sized very elegant bedroom decorated in the French Provincial Shabby Chique style. The ensuite bathroom was modern and luxurious .
The bed was decorated with lovely linen and was incredibly comfortable. I usually hate the pillows in hotel accomodation but these were plump, glorious and offered a wonderful night's sleep.
The continental breakfast was delicious consisting of cereal,fresh fruit and yoghurt , croisant with condiments and juice.This was complimented by an excellant selection of teas and coffee already provided in my room.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Hollies and left feeling like I had been a princess for a short time.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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WA
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

As it was my wife's special 50th birthday, I thought I'd treat her to a special stay at what I thought was a special place, because we were married in Guildford. After reading reviews on Tripadvisor about 'The Hollies' it sounded like the perfect and tranquil place.

We made contact with the owner Judith who seemed very pleasant via email and over the telephone, however, upon our arrival things were much different!

Firstly, due to a birthday bash of friends and family gathering at King's Park, we decided to check in later, around 6pm. Upon arrival and after ringing the doorbell, we were told to going around the side through the carport which was a very tight squeeze due to 2 luxury cars parked and about 40cm of room to squeeze by them carrying our luggage plus presents! I even said to Judith that I may struggle getting through there and was puzzled why we were not taken through the house to the glorified granny flats at the back!

Secondly, when we did get to the beautifully landscaped garden at the rear and to the rooms, my wife asked Judith where the key was to lock the room as we needed to go out for dinner localy and ensure our belonging were safe, however Judith did not know or realise that the door key had been taken by the previous guests back to Perth and had not checked this and did not have a spare key for us which is very surprising, but what surprised us the most was her attitude which was quite awkward and cold when we asked about the key and actually said to my wife that "well you can leave now then and find other accomodation"!! We were agasp! She did reassure us that the room would be safe, but we felt that wasn't really good enough and we certainly were not impressed with the reception we recieved during our stay.

The room was nicely layed out and decorated but the air con was humming all night and the shower recess leaked out into the rest of the bathroom and there was not even a vacuum fan.

Apart from all that the bed was very good and the surroundings were pleasant, but sadly the service didn't match.

The continental breakfast satisfactory, but we have stayed in cheaper B&B's which supply a generous hot cooked breakfast with fresh coffee and juices. So overall 'The Hollies' was not what we expected. The only consilation was that after my wife asking for a discount upon payment, she was given a $40 discount because of no key supplied.

We expect a B&B to be warm, friendly and homely and sadly this B&B lacks that, and it is also sad that there was not a chance of social interaction with the owners of which we have enjoyed elsewhere in WA.

Not recommended.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Hollies
Address: 5 Swan Street, Guildford, Swan Valley, Western Australia, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Swan Valley > Guildford
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Guildford
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Number of rooms: 2
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