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Bussells Bushland Cottages
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London
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“One word, wow”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

This is my favorite place to stay in Margaret river, its 10 minutes out of Mandurah and the nearest great wineries (Vasse Felix) is about the same distance away.

It's so quiet and peaceful, this place really know how to make you feel at home. There was even bird seed left for you to put out for the birds.

Definately going back, they had a special to pay for 2 nights and get the 3rd night free.

They even had a whiteboard at reception with your name on it along with your key, what a great idea!

The BBQ and kitchen was fully equipped, even fresh ice in the freezer as well as a great basic breakfast.

Room Tip: They are all great, we stayed in a standard bungalow and wow it was great. Hot water, and great pre...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2012

Been there twice now, cannot fault,will go back time after time

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 18, 2012

Fantastic accommodation and location (bush setting close to Margaret River), excellent service. Loved the walk trails. Kids didn't want to go home! The fridge is a little small for a family of 5 and it would be nice to have a washing machine in the cottage.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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London
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2011

These cottages are value for money in the heart of the region and close to all amenities. Accommodation is cosy, comfortable beds and well looked after with modern facilities. Great to have the satellite TV, bbq outdoors and the amount of wildlife at the doorstep (literally) was amazing. A very tranquil place to relax and see the local sights and agree with all the other positive comments posted.

The only downside was no bottle of wine was provided as advertised when you stay more than 4 nights and for the last 2 days we had workmen digging trenches next to the cottage which really ruined the last day as we stayed in to relax. Some notice of the work would have been nice so we could have planned our days out around it. Minor attention to the above details by management would have ensured an excellent rating.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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brianspitteler, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review, December 22, 2011
May I offer my sincere apologies for us a) not having supplied the bottle of wine; and b) not having forewarned of necessary works. As regards the former, I will drop off a bottle of wine to your home address. As to the works on site, we were at the mercy of the contractors as to when they arrived and had no choice but to let them proceed as we've been having ongoing problems with septic tanks. Despite this, you should have been contacted and we apologise unreservedly. I will be offering you a free 2 night stay in recompense.
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2011

We stayed at the newly-refurbished superior cottage. Spacious living area with the bush at your doorstep. Cosy and clean rooms. Appreciated the starter breakfast that helped us save some money (cos everything's so expensive in WA). We did a forest explore at night. Saw mummy kanga with her joey and kookabura. Pity we didn't see any birds though. Could hear so many of them in the morning, but the bird seeds failed to attract any birds. Hmmm, wonder why.

Room Tip: The newly-renovated cottages would probably provide a more comfortable stay.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Sanur, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2011

It was a delight to leave the fast paced city of Perth and visit 'real' Australia. We saw the ad for Bushland Cottages in the local newspaper and didn't hesitate to pick up the phone and make a booking. We weren't disappointed. The cabins are cozy, and we enjoyed shopping and cooking our own meals - dinner in front of the fire. I did walking kangaroo "safaris" every morning - a real treat for an American tourist, and the birdlife is amazing. And the wine...... We'll definitely be back to Margaret River and to Bushland Cottages.

Room Tip: All cabins are being upgraded - every one is comfortable and cozy.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2011

Another marvellous trip - thank you, Kylie! We love your native bush environment.

The log fire was extremely welcoming, and we had plenty of firewood and kindling throughout our stay. Cottage 8 was toasty warm and the renovation is very smart indeed.

Tip for possum encounters: leave a piece of apple peel on your patio!

PS please abandon the search for Mum's glasses: they turned up . . . in her handbag!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Bussells Bushland Cottages
Address: 447 Carters Rd, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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Location: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Margaret River
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Margaret River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bussells Bushland Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 8 rammed-earth cottages are fully self-contained, with each having 2 bedrooms (see note), fully-equipped kitchen, living room and shared bathroom. Cottages are randomly scattered on our 20 hectare (50 acre) bush block and we're within easy driving (5kms) distance of Margaret River township, beaches, wineries, cafes, restaurants, shops and the region's best tourist features. All cottages have been completely refurbished in recent years, following which we were awarded a 4-star rating by AAA. Note: Our lead-in tariffs are for 1 or 2 persons occupying 1 bedroom. If guests wish to use the 2nd bedroom, we charge an extra bed fee in order to cover the additional costs of linen and cleaning. ... more   less 
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