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Hodgson House
Ranked #13 of 13 Echuca B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 11, 2011

Stayed one night only in the Forest Room. Beautiful house and location 40 min walk along the river bank to Echuca.
Yes you can hear the paddle steamer whistles!
Breakfast and antipasto platter were superb.
Allen very heplful in printing off map for our following day journey to Bright. Wished we could have stopped longer.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank araf
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Reviewed May 11, 2011

Could not fault this lovely house on the banks of the Murray. The previous reviewer had no right to claim that the location was misrepresented.
Everything was first class from the room to the fantastic breakfast. Anne and Allen are great hosts who will interact with you as much or little as you like.
Just perfect.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank mpobol
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Reviewed May 25, 2010

Alan and Anne were lovely hosts, but we chose to stay at Hodgson House because the website said "listen to the haunting sound of the paddlesteamers". When we arrived we found that it was around 300 metre walk to the river from the house. Paddlesteamers rarely pass by the house as it is a three hour trip from the port by river, we did not see one. If you want to sleep, don't choose the Forest Room. The head of the bed adjoins the ensuite to the second room and all we could hear was people splashing in the bath and talking late at night. There was very little space for our luggage, in short, not a very well thought out B&B.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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hodgsonhouse, Owner at Hodgson House, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2010

We'd suggest any potential guest google map Hodgson House and they will clearly see on satelite shots that we are 150 metres from the Murray River, seperated by a redgum forest flood plain - which has not flooded since 1993 due to drought. We offer our guests the use of a private picnic table next to the main river bank. The PS Emmylou runs daily two hour lunch time trips which normally pass Hodgson House and the MV Mary Ann runs evening dinner cruises on demand which also pass Hodgson House. Unfortunately the guests must have been in town when these paddlesteamers passed. One hour SHORT cruises during the day do not pass the property though if you are sitting outside you can hear their steam whistles as they turn near hairpin bend (about 800 metres away).

We have the fairest policy any accommodation provider can offer - we always point out the river to our new guests and show them our accommodation - if they don't like it or have a concern they can leave with NO CANCELLATION FEE. Obviously we can't help it if someone chooses to have a late night bath and laugh and giggle - especially if we are not told. These guests did not make any complaint to us at the time or upon leaving and to say our advertising in inaccurate is grossly unfair. Tripadvisor forums should reflect opinions and not INACCURATE claims that can readily proven to be FALSE - just look at the google map and you will see we are not 300 metres from the River! Unfortunately Tripadvisor does allow reviews containing factual errors to be withdrawn but at least we have a right of reply.

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Reviewed April 29, 2009

Just back from our holiday New Zealand,then Australia.Poor Oz. drought,it was very brown all the way from Melbourne.Still when we got to Hodgson House it was worth it.That bottle of wine waiting for us was welcome.The lovely welcome from Anne was warm felt..Bueatiful modern home with all the nice touchs bedrooms, gorgeous lounge,patio and long garden to the river.Anne and Allens recommends for activities was spot on,plus the restaurants.They volunteered to drive into town in the evenings.We got a Taxi back,very reasonable.The lovely chocolates etc waiting for us on return was a lovely touch. Would definitely go back if we are every in the area again.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Barry-Jang
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Reviewed December 6, 2008

We spent a great few nights at Hodgson House and were well looked after. Thre was a bottle of wine and antipasto platter to take down by the river when we arrived, very good breakfasts, snacks in the afternoon, and more little treats when we got back in the evenings. The room was very comfortable - the frogs were a bit noisy, but we slept through it OK. There is a nice lounge to relax in with TV and DVDs. We were made very welcome and really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ellen74
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Reviewed April 23, 2007

This B&B was recommended by one of our Aussie relations who stayed here earlier in the year. It lived up to their billing. Although slightly out of town, this very comfortable place was like home from home. Anne & Allen were great hosts, the accommodation was clean and spacious, and the lounge was a great place to relax after returning from dinner in town. If you're looking for a quiet retreat near this interesting town Hodgson House is the place for you.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Coljac
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Reviewed March 30, 2007

Having recently stayed at this wonderful b&b, we can recommend it unreservedly as the best guest house we have stayed in (and we have stayed in a lot). The hosts, Anne and Allen Perry, could not do enough for us but, additionally, they genuinely offered a professional and caring service to their residents. On our arrival, we had ante pasta waiting for us in the fridge (repeated the following nights), together with a bottle of wine. The gourmet breakfast was served on the patio, beside the pool, looking out at the trees and birds. The bungalow is situated in a wonderful, peaceful location - a 2 minute walk to the river and 5 minutes drive to town. A marvellous place to stay.

Stayed: March 2007
2  Thank Cumbrialass
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Additional Information about Hodgson House

Address: 66 Wharparilla Drive, Echuca, Victoria 3564, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Echuca
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Echuca
Price Range: $107 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Echuca's B&B on the Murray River. This 4 1/2 star B & B is the only quality accommodation on the Murray River. Nesteld next to a redgum forest and the river, Hodgson House is only 3KM west of Echuca. ... more   less 
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Hodgson House Echuca, Victoria

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