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“Nice place (as long as you like truck noise)”
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Margarets Forest
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

My wife and I booked Margaret's Forest, looking for a nice romantic getaway. When we arrived, the staff were friendly, but we were told that the room we had booked was a bit noisy, and if we booked in future, we should ask for a room away from the main road.
The unit we got was lovely, all you could ask for. However, the road noise at night is horrendous. My wife only got a few hours sleep due to the road noise, especially trucks braking and going over a certain bump in the road.
The main road that the apartment is on is the Bussell highway which services the southwest.
Make sure if you stay here that you don't get a unit on the road. Heed my warning.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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MargaretsForest, General Manager at Margarets Forest, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent overnight stay with us. We were very pleased to learn you were happy with the facilities and services offered to you. I am sorry to hear your sleep quality wasn't satisfactory due to the roadside location of your apartment, which may have been due to the fact that we have been solidly booked out this January in which case we were most likely not able to accommodate you at a different location, however may I suggest to anyone booking with us, especially where you may be a light sleeper, to make us aware of this, so we can explore the option to move you to a quieter location. Some guests are not disturbed by the road noise, whilst others are, so it is quite a personal matter and we certainly hope this wouldn't deter you from staying with us in future, as I am sure you would thorougly enjoy one of our apartments nearer the forest. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future and provide you with a wonderfully relaxing experience.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Despite a hiccup with booking us into another persons room!! ( sorry lady for scaring you when we walked in!!) our new room was excellent!! Great spa bath, bed was soooo cumfy, kitchen well equipped, but the wine bar (wino's) 100m down the road was fantastic as well!! Thanks Murray, our stay was great!!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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MargaretsForest, Owner at Margarets Forest, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2013

Thank you for your generous review of Margarets Forest. When I attended to your call after hours, the information given by the office didn't reflect one of our guests moving to another apartment, much to my embarrassment. Frankly this has never happened to me, so I was very grateful for your understanding and positive reaction to the situation and pleased to hear it didn't reflect negatively on your last minute decision to stay with us. Hope the rest of your trip goes well. Regards, Murray

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Execellent property at the lower end of the Margaret River townsite. Easy walking to shops and restaurants. Good off street parking, fiendly staff and well maintained units. We stayed during a recent run of very hot weather whilst the two bedroom unit had excellent air conditioning on the lower floor, the bedrooms just had ceiling fans and these were totally inadequate for a 40 degree temperature during our stay making sleeping very uncomfortable. Not withstanding this it was extreme weather conditions and we would stay at Margarets Forest again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Terrific location, you can walk to any of the nearby restaurants, stroll through town etc. we have stayed here before and were happy to book again. The rooms are clean, well appointed and our kitchen area was well equipped. There are plenty of attractions nearby. There is a supermarket only a few minutes away if you want to cook. each apartment has a BBQ. It was very warm when we stayed, the downstairs area was well air conditioned and easy to keep cool, upstairs was like a sauna. The was no a/c upstairs and for two nights we sweltered. The ceiling fan didn't make any difference. There is a flimsy pedestal fan, but we won't book again during summer, at least not in that type of room. Given the cost of accommodation in the area at peak times I think this should be looked at.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tatung01
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend in October and it could not have been better. We saw positive reviews on here - and great pricing for what it seemed to offer - and were not disappointed. We stayed in a one bedroom unit and were extremely impressed by the facilities. The kitchen is actually a full kitchen, including a dishwasher, oven and stovetop, and there is a grill just outside the back door. You're also right in town, and just across the street from the visitor's centre, without dealing with the noise you get at other accomodations.

There were also tons of families around, with kids playing on the grass between the units and parents chatting over the BBQs.

This is definitely our new place to stay in Margs!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hannah V
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Just back from a 4 night stay. Could not be more impressed. it's incredibly clean, within a stones throw of everything u need in town and super friendly reception staff. We had 2 x2 bed units, 111 and 112 which were quiet and just across from reception. Upstairs can get pretty hot but there is portable air conditioning units available. very well equipped kitchen. Definitely stay again no hesitation!

Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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MargaretsForest, General Manager at Margarets Forest, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2012

Thank you for your generous comments and for sharing your positive experience at Margarets Forest. We hope you will visit us again in the near future and wish you all the best for the new year!

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

This time I chose to stay at Margarets Forest Seviced Apartment from 25/12 to 28/12. On the day of arrival, because it was on Xmas Day, no one manned at the reception, so the key was placed in a locked box outside the reception office. The room assigned to me this time was Room 113 just opposite the reception office. The room was clean, big, and fully equipped with TV, DVD player, kitchen with all amenities such as oven, microwave, dishwasher...ironing board and iron...a dining table, a sofa...a king-sized bed...a toilet even with a jacuzzi. Though it was on ground floor and next to the main road, the noise of the traffic was minimal. It was within walking distance to the town centre where you could find a tourist information centre, Coles, Target and other shops and restaurants. One thing I was missed was that because I was arrived on Xmas Day, all shops, gas stations and restauarants in town were closed except a small shop selling fish n chips, kebab and burgers. I had to drive half an hour to Busselton to have my dinner and luckily could find a mini market selling grocery items and produces, so that I could buy milk, bread, greens, cheese, eggs, etc and made my breakfasts and lunches. If I had chance to visit Margaret River again in future, Margarets Forest would still my choice!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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MargaretsForest, General Manager at Margarets Forest, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. It is unfortunate that you had to go to Busselton for Christmas Dinner, we did send messages out to those staying over Christmas that it was advised to cater for supplies before arrival, as shops would be trading only limited hours, so I regret that you did not receive this message and hope it didn't taint your experience of Margaret River, which is an excellent food and wine destination for most of the year anyway. Wishing you safe travels and we look forward to being your host again in the near future. Happy New Year from the team here.

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Address: 96 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Margaret River
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Margaret River
Price Range: $137 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Margarets Forest 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Margarets Forest offers a range of stylish 4 star, fully self-contained forest studios & apartments. Most have spas and are designed with privacy & serenity in mind. Each studio and apartment offers guests a choice of views of the forest from expansive decks or manicured courtyards. Our Margaret River accommodation is available in various configurations for singles, couples, twin share, families and two couples sharing. The two bedroom, two spa apartments are designed to offer exceptional value and style for two couples getting away together who want both generous shared living areas, as well as spacious private bedrooms with their own spas. Inside the decor and furnishing compliment the extraordinary natural setting. Offset walls, raked ceilings and highlight windows cleverly enhance the natural aspect from all rooms. ... more   less 
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