Let me start by saying that I had some reservations about booking this property given some of the more negative reviews.
I travel frequently and enjoy luxury accommodation. MRB resort exceeded my expections, I would rate it a four star family style property.
Reception - we were warmly greeted. We found reception staff to be very pleasant and helpful. Checkin/out was very easy.
We stayed in a two bed apartment. The apartment was immaculate. It is suitable for a family, friends or two couples travelling together. The second bedroom can be configured King or twin. Electric blankets are fitted on all beds. Note. Fans in bedroom no aircon.
Both bedrooms share a bathroom (combined laundry). The bathroom has a shower/bath (with tioletries provided). The apartment has a seperate powder room. This is a functional bathroom, not luxurious but fit for purpose.
Kitchen is fully equiped with gas cooktop, dishwasher, full sized fridge and microwave..
Bathroom/ laundry has washing machine and tumble dryer. Vacum cleaner, clothes horse and iron also provided.
The main living room has 2 x two seater leather lounges, dining setting (for 6), TV and DVD player. Our apartment had a small balcany with outdoor setting.
The resort has a pool, sauna and spa. Pool area is nice with a BBQ area.
The Gnarabup bar (onsite) serves well priced meals (3 main courses for $60) and drinks (additional) - very pleasant setting.
A Take-it-away menu is avail (you order by phone and pickup), we were very surprised at how inexpensive the menu was (bruchetta $10; fish and chips $16, burges & chips $16, mains $20) - very large portions.
Wi-fi. The resorts wi-fi is terrible. You can pay for 1 hour, 2hrs or 4 hrs - $10 (this can be used over the duration of your stay). We found it impossible to use skype or viber and it tooks ages to download emails. If you are on business or are relying on the resorts wi-fi then you may need to reconsider or make alternate arrangements.
Location - previous reviews have said this is a remote property. (that's rubbish). Most people visiting MR are here for the wineries, so regardless of where you stay, you have to drive. The resort is around 6kms from the centre of town. The beach is a 5 min walk from the property. The surrounding grounds have been severely burned during last year's bush fires (so the scenery is not the beautiful). If you want to be close to town then consider Margarets Forrest Resort. This is perfect resort for for those who are looking for a quiet property near the beach.
This resort offers some excellent specials during winter months. We booked a package through Hooroo (new travel website) - $174 per night which included a $100 voucher for Watershed Winery; bottle of Watershed wine and complimentary arrival drinks!
I would definately recommend this property for families or groups of friends travelling together. Couples may want something more intimate (having said that I haven't seen their studio or spa studio rooms).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- *** Location Location Location ***Offering idyllic 4 star Margaret River Accommodation by the sea, Margarets Beach Resort is one of the best beach resorts in Western Australia (WA). It’s the perfect location for a romantic getaway or memorable family holiday in the renowned Margaret River Wine Region.Just 10 kilometres from Margaret River town, on WA’s spectacular South West Coast, and just 500 metres from pristine Gnarabup Beach, Margarets Beach Resort is the only resort accommodation by the sea.You can enjoy everything the Margaret River Wine Region has to offer, with easy access to the South West’s world-class wineries, caves, national parks, nature walk trails, surf breaks and other outstanding attractions and tours.The beach holiday resort offers a range of accommodation options for your Margaret River break. Choose from views to the magnificent coast, resort pool and gardens or the natural beauty of WA’s Naturaliste Ridge. And it’s just a short stroll to Gnarabup Beach, where you can enjoy the water playground or take in the stunning west coast sunsets.You’ll also benefit from a range of resort facilities to make your stay even more enjoyable.Relax, unwind and enjoy your Margaret River experience at Margarets Beach Resort.Includes Free WIFI. All our accommodation is Non Smoking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Margarets Beach Hotel Margaret River