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Hotel Lord Forrest
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Bunbury
Reviewed April 9, 2013

we had booked a friday and sat night away,we always take the breakfast deal which is quite good value,not a great choice but edible.
Had diner on the sat night was ok but not five star dining,drinks quite expensive. Rooms ok just standard but the bedding is always clean well used alot of children,find the front end staff always non talkative and quite unhelpful

Room Tip: try to upgrade to a suite or spa room
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Lord Forrest has seriously passed it's prime.

Once the 5 star flagship of Bunbury acommodations, it is in dire need of some tlc.

Our last stay was an over priced and very bland experience. Noise was a serious issue and the internet... not even worth using.

Sadly this will be our last stay

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Lintonpair
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Management-bloobiz, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Lord Forrest, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The intriguing layout of the cylindrical Lord Forrest with the indoor pool located right amonst the sofas, billiard table, and Alexander's restaurant soon becomes its downside: there is little privacy for the pool users (i.e. none) with five storeys and a restaurant worth of spectators, and all rooms are equally exposed to the all-day splashing, chatter, crying and laughing sounds from the pool area. When the pool was closed for a few hours due to a private function, it soon became evident that this is the key attraction for families staying in the Lord Forrest as suddenly the gym (where children aren't permitted) was crowded with little feet and little fingers - too close to serious weights equipment. Breakfast at Alexander's was OK but on mornings when fewer guests were around, staff stopped refilling plates and started clearing the buffet 30min ahead of time. Rooms aren't the most modern but clean, all featuring a balcony.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Management-bloobiz, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Lord Forrest, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2013

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Good service by the staff all around, very engaging and prompt in their service.

Was in Bunbury for a wedding, and loved the on site undercover parking they provided. The room has a small kitchen and a lovely balcony which was great since most hotels didnt have that feature for safety reasons. Foxtel and with shops and eateries nearby, what more can you ask for.

However I was unhappy about the shower area though, didnt like the grout that was on the tiles but maybe I am just a stickler for detail. Add to that lifts which seemed to stop at every of the 5 hotels floors and you might wish the emergency evacuation staircase could be utilised at times like that.

Didnt try the breakfast but will recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a hotel that has bang for your buck.

Room Tip: Room 312 has a good view from the balcony.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Jack W
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Management-bloobiz, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Lord Forrest, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Hi Jack and thank you so much for your review!
We really appreciate you're feedback and we hope to be of service in the future.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We have been here several times. Although the property is old it is always clean, the staff are great, the parking is secure at no extra charge and it is in the main street within walking distance of all the eateries. I have stayed in far worse in major capital cities, highly recommend.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Management-bloobiz, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Lord Forrest, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Hi Steve,
Thank you so much for your review and recommendation.
We really appreciate your feedback and hope to be of service again.

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night last week on business and was extremely happy with the hotel.

Staff were friendly and the room was excellent with a balcony and a view.

Arrived a little late in the day to explore the surrounds so I had the room service and the food was excellent.

Cooked breakfast the next morning was delivered on time and hit the spot.

This is a hotel where you could take the family.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank David W
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Hi David and thank you for your review!

We appreciate your kind words and hope to be of service again.

Kind regards,
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

On entering the hotel it is very different to most hotels. Basically the hotel is round with all the rooms around the circumference. The central area is fully open from top to bottom. This gives a feeling of great space. The rooms are more than adequate and are good value. I had dinner in the hotel which was very good. The breakfast was also good.
I would agree with other reports that it is a little on the tired side but I would stay again especially as the price is good.
A downside was the swimming pool on the ground floor. The chlorine content was very high and this smell permeated the downstairs area.

Room Tip: Suggest a higher floor for the views
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Management-bloobiz, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Lord Forrest, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Hi and thank you for your comment.

Please know we have taken this on board and appreciate you taking the time out to write a review.

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Additional Information about Hotel Lord Forrest

Address: 20 Symmons St, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia
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Location: Australia > Western Australia > Bunbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Bunbury
Price Range: $101 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Lord Forrest 3.5*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rediscover Bunbury's iconic gem, Hotel Lord Forrest.... Celebrating 30 years of operation this September 2016 and beginning a new era for the hotel with a massive revamp. Now an independent hotel located in the heart of the cosmopolitan buzz of Bunbury, the gateway to the South West, WA. Our accommodation is ideal for corporate, leisure and conference travellers, a place to make your home-away-from home. Whether your stay is long or short, relax and Unwind at Hotel Lord Forrest. Bunbury town centre with its diverse range of boutique shops and cafes is a 5 minute walk away. Bunbury's Back Beach is a 10 minute stroll and Koombana Beach is just a 5 minute drive. Or why not stay on site and Unwind in our newly renovated bar and restaurant offering contemporary food options, great service, free Wi-Fi and relaxed seating. ... more   less 
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