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The Elms Bed and Breakfast
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The Elms Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Colac B&B and Inns
Corowa, Australia
1 review
“great hostess you can find in Colac”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Carmen, who is the owner of Elms is very warm and kind. She prepared us delicious healthy breakfast. The house is well-looked after, with spacious clean rooms. Bathrooms and toilets are also clean. In summer, her house is the place to stay because of its brick walls that keeps it cooler.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

I am a local but stayed at the Elms for 3 nights leading up to and including my wedding night. It is a beautiful historic house filled with charm and history. The room I stayed in had an ensuite with big open shower and claw foot bath. Carmen, the owner, is a wonderful and welcoming lady. Breakfasts were as big or as little as you wanted and very tasty. We even had a bottle of champagne and chocolates waiting for us after our wedding. Highly recommend this as a place to stay if visiting Colac - it is central to both the town and gardens/lake.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

We just drove off from the Elms feeling rested and well-looked after.

Our room was comfortable, clean and well-presented in 1800s period style.

Owner Carmen was an immaculate host who helped with our queries about sites to visit, and cooked up a fantastic breakfast.

Breakfast in the kitchen was a very pleasant experience and we had a invigorating conversation with her other guests from Prague.

Our two children were made to feel welcomed and thoroughly got converted to a B and B experience.


Thoroughly recommend the Elms!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

A lovely heritage home, with well looked after and clean rooms. Carmen (the owner) is very kind and caring, and reminds you of a nanna or mother figure. A delicious breakfast with all the trimmings was offered in the morning, and she helped us with all our needs making us feel very welcome :)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

The Elms is a beautiful home situated in the heart of Colac. Located two minutes from the main road The Elms offers access to everything you need and provides a comfortable place to rest/relax. The host (Carmen) has impeccable manners and makes you feel instantly at home. The home itself is clean and comfortable with everything you need. The bedrooms are large and beautifully presented. Ample space and facilities makes The Elms a truly lovely place to stay. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

房间很漂亮 浴室不在套件内 但有单独浴室,有公用客厅和厨房和餐厅,居家装修 很舒适 老太太亲自做的早餐很棒,花园很大,离开购物街,去吃饭,超市,走路7-8分钟,十分方便。

  • Stayed September 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stayed here one night as we had a wedding nearby and Carmen, the host was fantastic. Made you feel right at home and made a lovely breakfast in the morning. The house is huge and the room was very spacious, we had our own bathroom. The actual house dates back to the late 1800's I think and has quite a rich history.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Elms Bed and Breakfast
Address: 14 Gellibrand St, Colac, Victoria 3250, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Colac
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Colac
Number of rooms: 3

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