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“Excellent stay in the heart of Margaret River”
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Gilgara Retreat
Ranked #9 of 20 Margaret River B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Arlington, VA
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“Excellent stay in the heart of Margaret River”
Reviewed October 11, 2010

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights at the Gilgara Retreat and had a wonderful stay. The B&B is located along the Caves Rd in the heart of Margaret River, and has beatuifully landscapeds grounds with many wildlife sightings. We stayed in the main house. The room was very pleasant and spacious, with a comfortable bed and a large bathroom. The breakfast was excellent, with homemade breads and marmalade, local fresh yougurt, cereals, and fresh juices. The hospitality was outstanding as well, and the owners were very attentive without being overbearing. Overall, and excellent stay and would return when I visit Margaret River again.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2010

We spent 5 nights at Gilgara Retreat, and were very pleased. The pictures in their website dont do justice to the establishment at all! Its really a lot nicer than the pics in the website. Location is fantastic, so that you're conveniently within reach of all the attractions within Margaret River, Prevelly, Augusta, Yallingup, and even Dunsborough (by car of course). We had kids with us and it was really nice to be only 2 minutes away from the animal farm. The exterior of the place is rustic and traditional-looking, and yet the interior is modern. Despite the convenient location, its totally quiet and serene. If you like running, there's a B-road next to the estate that takes you into the wooded area, awesome for that solo run or even as a group. I'm already trying to plan a trip back!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 2, 2009

We spent two nights at the Gilgara Retreat in February and couldn't fault our stay here. It is located about 4 miles from the town of Margaret River and is in a peaceful location.

The guest lounge is a lovely place to relax with its cream sofas looking out onto the large garden. There is also a terrace with table and chairs where one can enjoy a drink.

Bottles of cold water are provided along with tea and coffee available in the breakfast room at all times. We really enjoyed our breakfast. The museli with yoghurt and honey was yummy. The owner prepared a cooked breakfast as we had cereals.

Apparently kanagroos graze on the lawn very early morning but we were never up early enough to see that.!

I would definately recommend a stay here. Wish we weren't on the other side of the world which makes a return visit difficult.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Gilgara Retreat
Address: 3 Old Ellen Brook Road, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Margaret River
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #9 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Margaret River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gilgara Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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