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“The Grange”
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Grange on Farrelly
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Margaret River
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 15, 2014

This motel, while your typical motel, was one of the most interesting ones, because of its history. The room was very very spacious and finally room to relax, with a couch, a window seat and coffee table. No need to trip over your suitcases here! The bed was very comfortable as well.
(A microwave oven would have been great, to heat up your own food, as it would have been ice to rest in your own room after a long drive and not have to go our for dinner again).
The cooked breakfast, too, was really nice and the staff very friendly.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Virginie S
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grangeonfarrelly, Manager at Grange on Farrelly, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

Dear Dikje P, thank you for your handsome review, the likes of which always warm the heart.
We do have a spare microwave for anyone travelling with a baby, say, or a long stay client, but we don't normally supply them simply because the rooms are not suitable for cooking in (no air extraction) and we found in the past that once a cooking smell has lodged itself in a room it can linger for up to a few days, which is untenable from everyone's point of view.
Thank you for staying with us and for writing in, in such a positive manner.
Regards,
Richard.

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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Good size room, queen bed, basic facilities but it's all you really need for one or two nights. Would recommend to anyone looking for good value motel accommodation in the heart of Margaret River - Walking distance to the main strip.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank dnbosiris
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grangeonfarrelly, Owner at Grange on Farrelly, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2014

Hi dnbosiris, Thank you for writing in with your take on The Grange. What you have identified is what we are aiming to provide, so we are pleased that it came together for you and that you enjoyed your stay with us.
When thinking: location, value, everything basic you need, select the Grange on Farrelly as your base.
Hope to see you again one day.
Regards,
Richard.

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Did not like this place. Booked on-line where it stated absolutely no credit card was needed to book it. Booked it and then received an email and a phone call saying they would not accept booking without credit card. Wanted to know what time we would be arriving, told them 4-5pm. They rang us around 4:30 asking where we were as they wanted to lock up. Unit had a four-poster wooden bed and it creaked and groaned every time you moved. Also when you leave/enter the unit you need to place key in slot to turn on electricity. As power was off the fridge defrosted and left puddles of water on tiled floor (nice slip hazard).

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank adelaide52
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grangeonfarrelly, Owner at Grange on Farrelly, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2014

Hello adelaide52. Very sorry you got caught up in a misunderstanding. You are right, there is on one site the option to book, at the last minute, without a credit card, it is very rarely used so I'm guessing the staff member just forgot about it, never mind you arrived safely. Reception closes at 7.30pm but maybe a bit earlier if everyone has checked in and it's a quiet time of year, but certainly not at 4.30pm. The fridge is a mystery, it won't turn off when the power tag is removed from the slot so it must have malfunctioned in some way - ok again now though.
Thanks for writing in as all comments are welcome and help us to improve what we have to offer.
Regards,
Richard.

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights at the Grange and found it very good indeed,Great location near to the main street,very good breakfast,shame the restaurant was closed for dinner,Rooms very clean and the fridge is a nice touch.Staff friendly and helpful .Highly recommended for a short stay

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank martinjam1
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grangeonfarrelly, Owner at Grange on Farrelly, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2014

Hello martinjam 1.
Thanks for that good review, very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
The restaurant issue I have covered in the previous review response. Hope to see you again one day.
Regards,
Richard.

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Reviewed May 25, 2014

I own a B&B so I am really fussy where I stay. I would recommend this place to anyone, as far as a room goes. Its clean, different, and walking distance to the Main Street of Margaret River. The little garden area out back looked very run down which let the overall looks to the place down slightly.
No restaurant and it was Saturday night. Come on Grange be honest either you have a restaurant or not. It's advertised that there is. It sounds like there are a lot of excuses for this not to be open. I know I wouldn't get away with this.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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grangeonfarrelly, Owner at Grange on Farrelly, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2014

Dear Catherine Fred L.
Thanks for your review. Always nice to hear from another operator.
The Garden, yes, there is too much of it, what were they thinking in those days, land must have been cheap. Anyway, we do our best to keep it under control, it will never be manicured but it does harbour a lot of birdlife/wildlife, etc. which our guests can enjoy.
The restaurant will be re-opening soon, it had to close due to serious illness, and that's all I can say but it's not an excuse just a fact, and all of us wish it hadn't happened.
Hope to see you again one day, and thanks again for writing in.
Regards,
Richard.

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Reviewed May 7, 2014

We spent three nights at Grange on Farrelly. The room was spacious and comfortable with car parking outside the room. The motel is within easy walking distance of the main road through town but far enough away that the sounds of the huge trucks driving through town are not audible. Our only disappointment was that the restaurant was closed for dinner (the chef was away in Perth) but we were able to have breakfast in the dining room each morning. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank tasgenie
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grangeonfarrelly, Owner at Grange on Farrelly, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2014

Hello tasgenie. Thank you for writing in, yes, we are so lucky to have the location that we do. It never ceases to amaze me how quiet the property is at night, thus ensuring a good night's sleep for the weary traveller or anyone who likes a quiet night to recover for the next day's activities.
Hope to see you again one day.
Regards,
Richard.

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Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely stay. Equipped with the essentials and enjoyed the free wifi (who wouldn't!)

A few minor issues:
1. Kept hearing someone run up and down outside our bedroom late at night (approximately 9:00pm.) probably a staff member as it was not the sound of children's feet and there were barely any other staying patrons nearby.
2. We didn't appreciate not being told the truth as to why the restaurant was unavailable. We rang up twice and were told both times that the bus wasn't back yet (assuming the chef/restaurant manager was on holidays). Didn't bother ringing on our 3rd night. By the last night we were finally informed that the chef was quite unwell hence the reason for the restaurant being closed. It would have made it easier to tell us from the start as we are open and honest people. Obviously divulging details is unnecessary but a simple "our chef is currently unwell" would have sufficed. Being lied to is a huge disappointment to us.
Perhaps look into hiring a temporary chef? Nevertheless, we wish the person a speedy and healthy recovery.

Would like to add a couple of improvements:
1. Basic DVD player! Haha, TV shows aren't want they used to be and the weather constantly interferes with the digital channels.
You could make a small profit out of charging people $2 to rent a DVD if you had a small selection.

2. Maybe a toaster, basic cutlery and a microwave? As we had brought some food but couldn't eat it due to not having these facilities made available. Definitely have the basic cutlery as some families might buy a cake or something to nibble on when they come back to their room and don't like using their fingers!

Other than all that, it was a pleasant stay. Enjoyed the old-style design the room had.

Would also like to thank the cleaners as they did a superb job! Came back to our room each night with our beds neatly made, PJs placed under the pillow and my teddy placed in the middle of the pillows. Was quite nice to receive these homely touches :)

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Tellehunt
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grangeonfarrelly, Owner at Grange on Farrelly, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

Hello Tellehunt. Thanks for your review. No idea why there was someone running around outside your room - certainly not a staff member, it's been quite a while since any of us ran anywhere.
You were not 'lied to' about the restaurant, we've got better things to do, it wasn't open on those days because of the reasons given, but as you say, you don't need the details, it's open or it isn't, there are, of course, numerous alternatives within a few minutes walk so it doesn't need to be a major issue for anyone. I will pass on your good wishes, thank you.
As always toasters and cutlery etc. are available on request. DVD players we're considering, but hesitating due to safety concerns, some of our TV's are in awkward positions so we have to err on the side of caution.
Thanks for writing in and we hope to see you again one day.
Regards,
Richard.

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Address: 18 Farrelly St, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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Location: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Margaret River
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Margaret River
Price Range: $86 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grange on Farrelly 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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29 Room Motel, four minutes walk from the town centre. Close to everything, good value.Time is of the essence? Ask our friendly staff to narrow down the numerous choices of activities available to suit you, we are here to help you to have the best experience. ... more   less 
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