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“Quiet and Quirky”
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Zebras
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Firstly, thanks to the extremely helpful owner who contacted us almost immediately after we booked.

The accommodation itself was clean, spacious and in a good location just outside the town centre. Great value for money and I would definitely come back.

Thanks for a pleasant stay!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zebras123, Owner at Zebras, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

Thank you! Hope you will be back to enjoy the new picnic basket and zebra printed towels available in the rooms for a picnic or swim down at the beach.

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Reviewed December 8, 2013

So clean, so spacious and so comfortable! We had had a very nice stay and we'll come back.
Many thanks to give the chance to discover a accomadation so original and very pleasant - next to center town and supermarket and too beaches.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zebras123, Owner at Zebras, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

It is always great to know that guests have enjoyed the experience that only Zebras has to offer! I am pleased that you have enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the feedback.

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Reviewed December 8, 2013

I enjoyed the peace of Zebras, my first night there was totally on my own and I needed the peace and quiet. Located on Tarcoola Beach it was a very short stroll to the beach. The amenities are top class and kept pristine. If I were to return I would chooses zebra room which I think is probably the largest of the rooms and upstairs so affords a view. The rooms are very small but the living areas afforded to you are large and open. All in all for a short stay, perfect for me!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Zebras123, Owner at Zebras, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

Thank you for the great feedback. Yes, some of the rooms are not large but from all the positive reviews surely it proves to be comfortable and with the modern facilities including the free wifi one can at least enjoy a great night or two staying in luxury at Zebras. Guests are always encouraged to rest in their rooms but make use of all the other great facilities i.e. the lounge, dining, kitchen and outdoor area to use, relax and enjoy, and ... guests can now also take in Geraldton's beautiful sunsets down at the beach, as in each room they will find a picnic basket with zebra printed beach towels and sunscreen!

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Reviewed December 7, 2013

We loved the fact that the entire process from booking to check-out was seamless. We booked only a few weeks ahead, but managed to get the dates we needed and it was booked easily with a credit card and email confirmation came almost instantly.
We were late coming in but getting into the room was such a breeze with their easy key-up pick up procedure that ensured we could come in at anytime and still get in.
The amenities were excellent and the common areas simply decorated but elegant and great coffee machine!
Rooms were super comfortable and showers/tub made the stay so pleasant that we will certainly recommend it to anyone going to Geraldton to stay there.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Zebras123, Owner at Zebras, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

What a pleasure it was to meet the family of four! I am pleased to know that the booking process and check in worked well for you. As there is no site management, everything is done and managed online. Guests are encouraged to provide their mobile numbers at the time of the booking as they will receive a text message one day prior arrival to confirm their room and provide a key safe code to be able to obtain their room key from the key safe at the main entrance gate. This process makes it possible for guests to arrive any time at their convenience (after the 2pm check in), even if it is after hours or late at night.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

For Geraldton, this is probably one of the nicest places to stay. I am not sure how to define this type of accommodation: From a services and meals point of view, it comes closest to being a hostel or a motel, but the rooms are much nicer than these words would suggest. So the bottom line is: You'll have exquisite rooms but will have to cater for your own meals. There's a kitchen at your disposal, or you can eat out in town.

I found Zebras a little hard to find, especially if you drive here from town. It is about 5 minutes south of the Geraldton town centre, and when you turn into Glendinning road, it is right on the corner by the highway. The traffic does not create any noticeable noise in the building.

I stayed in the Zebra room, with a view of the Indian Ocean. Zebras does not have direct beach access. The room was very spacious, impeccably clean and super modern. The interior design was all kept in black and white (hence "Zebra") and very comfortable and pleasing. I had my own fridge with complimentary bottled water every day. There is also an electric kettle and complimentary South African tea and coffee biscuits. If you prefer coffee over tea, you'll have to make do with instant coffee sachets.

The communal spaces downstairs look comfortable, but were barely used when I was there. I think the intention is for this to be a place to meet with fellow travellers, but the reality is, there is not much there that would tempt anybody to spend time there: No view, no sun, no library, no serviced bar... Meal time could get people together, but that will also only work if the travellers coordinate their cooking.

Then finally, I do want to mention Mary-Liz who runs Zebras and Hester who cleans it. Both of them are super friendly and helpful. When you know the people behind the place, you'll feel even more at home.

Room Tip: I chose the Zebra room, knowing that it is the "Mac Daddy" room with the ocean view. I fou...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Zebras123, Owner at Zebras, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

Guests should now be able to find Zebras much easier as there is a new sign on the Brand highway and the corner of the property. A coffee machine in the kitchen will now add extra flavour to guests' visit as it is for everyone to use and enjoy the best cuppucino ever! Two other coffee flavours are also available.

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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Located right on Tarcoola beach, & walking distance to town, Zebras is comfortable & convenient. The rooms are uniquely decorated, with African animal themes, & the shower was amazing! I would strongly recommend Zebras to anyone planning a trip to Geraldton. This accommodation is most suited to singles & couples. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay, thanks Zebras!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Zebras123, Owner at Zebras, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

I agree it is great having the beach so close by which is definitely convenient for the beautiful summer days ahead. Excellent and popular location for the wind surfing enthusiasts as well!

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Zebra's is an upmarket accommodation and like other reviews found it to be finished to the highest degree with all ameneties and fitings also first class. However, unlike most reviews I found the place to be quite sterile and the room (Lion) so small that when your cases were opened on the floor, there was little room left to move!! The room being so small made it mandatary that you use the public rooms as well. The kitchen was excellent and beautifully fitted, but the lack of any person on site made it very "cold" and, to me, uninviting. I believe that the upstairs (family room) was much better but certainly the downstairs rooms of which I think there are 5, were far too small. The property is some way from the CBD and there appears nowhere locally to eat, so you must arrive with provisions ready for your own catering. The fact that you let yourself in with a key obtained from a safe at the front of the property (password given on booking) makes you feel like you are using someones house while they are away. Most likely a taxation reducing investment and a "folly" which is never meant to make a profit. Having said that, it would make an excellent place to stay for a group of friends or family, but on your own, very lonely.

Room Tip: Book the upstairs room (The Zebrs Room, I think) the others are far too small
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zebras123, Owner at Zebras, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

I do believe that Zebras offers unique accommodation and although it might not suit everyone's taste, it definitely provides luxurious and comfortable facilities and caters for various guests from being solo travelers, especially business/ professionals as short stay (Leopard, Lion, Rhino and Buffalo rooms) as well as for couples spending a few more nights (Elephant and Zebra rooms).Although some of the rooms are small it is certainly comfortable and therefore guests are encouraged to make use of all the other facilities (lounge, dining and huge undercover area all with free wifi) to make their stay memorable. The key safe with secure code has been set up especially to cater for guests who will be arriving after hours and can therefore comfortably check in any time.Zebras is only 7 min from the CBD and there are 2 restaurants within close walking distance (African Reef Resort and The Blue Bone Bar and Grill)

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Additional Information about Zebras

Address: 2 Glendinning Rd | Tarcoola Beach, Geraldton, Western Australia 6530, Australia
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Location: Australia > Western Australia > Geraldton
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Geraldton
Price Range: $87 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Zebras 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exclusive overnight stay accommodation (breakfast not supplied) featuring 6 luxury ensuite bedrooms suitable for either individual or group bookings. Located 440km from Perth, Zebras is an ideal half way stop, driving either further north or south on a business or holiday trip. The property is located within walking distance from the ocean. Experience a taste of Africa and create special memories. ... more   less 
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