We escaped to River'esque for a weekend getaway to relax and unwind. River'esque is such a beautiful place to stay. It's a self-contained 2 story apartment nestled in tranquil bushland near a winding river, but still only a 5min drive from the main shopping strip in MR! While it was only the 2 of us, this apartment caters for 2 couples, with a large bedroom on the ground floor (to the right when you enter), and another, ensuited bedroom upstairs. The second/main bathroom is on the ground floor which has a huge, luxurious spa, shower and toilet, and opens up to a private, heated, outdoor shower! The outdoor shower is screened by high walls and bamboo grass, which provide plenty of privacy. Also on the ground floor is a spacious, fully equipped kitchen, dining room and lounge, which includes a flat screen TV, DVD player and CD player. There are DVDs provided, as well as board games and CDs. Plenty of room for 4 adults.
The best part during our stay was the huge balcony which is furnished with 2 large daybeds, a small table, and a BBQ. We spent our mornings and evenings on the balcony, relaxing and listening to the beautiful bird calls. Althought the apartment is right in MR, it doesn't feel like it! All you can hear is nature - no traffic or people. There's even a small trail leading down to the river, with a bench if you want to stop a while.
The apartment is beautifully decorated with Balianese artifacts and furnishings, including gorgeous, rustic doors opening into the spa bathroom on the lower level, and in to the ensuite on the second level. Incense, fresh flowers and candles are scattered throughout the house, providing gorgeous finishing touches. When we arrived there was even beautiful Baianese music playing softy. So much care and pride is taken with this apartment! Everything was spotlessly clean. The kitchen has everything you could want for staying in for dinner/lunch, including plenty of serving platters. We were provided with fresh fruit, bread, milk, eggs and condiments. There were even heart-shaped chocolates on the bed pillows when we arrived!
Di is so lovely. She stopped by on our first night to show us around, and how to use the heater and various bits and pieces. We didn't meet Rob, but he and Di live a couple of houses away (you could make out the roof from upstairs), and their daughter Amber and her family are "next door", although you don't feel like anyone's close.
All in all this was a perfect place to stay when visiting the MR region. We cannot recommend River'esque enough! We'll definitely be staying here on our next visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riveresque is a free standing luxury villa, situated on a tall tree'd block on the river, 5 minutes from the Margaret River town centre. The villa can comfortably accommodate 2 couples, with 2 king size bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an ensuite upstairs and a large marble bathroom with a double spa and a tropical out door shower There is a fully self contained kitchen and is provided with breakfast goodies to enjoy. There is also a dining and living room and a beautiful balcony overlooking the valley. It is romantic with a peaceful ambience. Riveresque has just been awarded the top hotel in Australia in the Stellar Says Awards by Hotels Combined in 2015 with an overall rating of 10/10 through guest reviews. We endeavour to provide our guests with a relaxing and peaceful stay in a beautiful natural setting with an abundance of bird life. We are close to wonderful wineries, restaurants, caves and attractions with beautiful beaches and forest walks. We would love to welcome you to Riveresque. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River`Esque Hotel Margaret River