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La Perouse Lorne
Ranked #1 of 8 Lorne B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 30, 2012

We have stayed at La Perouse twice now and we absolutely love it. The rooms are very homely with a touch of class that ensure you feel you are truly on holiday. The settings and serenity are second to none a feeling of instant relaxation is apparent when you walk through the door. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast and great coffee accompanied by friendly conversation that made it a much more personal experience. The local knowledge of restaurants and places of interest to visit were much appreciated and added to the enjoyment of our stay. Keep up the amazing work, we will be back to treat ourselves again sooner than later.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

Well I don’t usually stay at B&BS however I was bowled over by this absolute treasure.

My partner and I arrived late to find the little blackboard with a hand written welcome directing us to our room. The initial feeling upon entering was warm and stylish already won me over.

We entered our room it was warm and tastefully decorated, (no lace or typical signs of the stereo typical B&B) the carpet and all the fitting particularly the TV were all modern and fresh.

I spotted the original little cast-iron fire place and was so happy that I didn’t need to get kindling or wood just click and go instant romance. The heater was on but the fire created ambience.
My partner ran a bath and I opened a bottle of French champagne out of the little mini bar full of treasures (French pear cider and local brews BLOWN AWAY by the selection!! pure bliss. We had a great start to our holiday. The short walk down the hill to the main street and a great selection of bars and restaurants gave us an appetite.

We found a great little Spanish restaurant that served tapas and cocktails, fantastic service in fact the owner drove us home as the rain had set in.

Woke up late(9.30) to the smell of coffee I expected an average plunger to my delight the host laurel was there to prepare us a latte with a breakfast of fresh pastries, coffee till our fill , fresh local berries and Greek style yogurt. My partner is gluten free so laurel cooked her an egg with little baked mushrooms and gluten free toast. We had a fantastic yarn talking about our travels and she gave us a wealth of travel tips for our trip along the road, I then realized this is now my new haven from the city slog.

I can only recommend this secret hideaway. If you need a little more privacy laurel will set your breakfast at the door, just heaven.

Put it on your bucket list absolute service and style with a touch of France

Room Tip: we stayed in the cottage # 4
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank gottlieb m
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

Wayne and I stayed in the cottage and were surprised by how spacious it was given the big double bath was in the room and we both noticed how clean it smelt. It was amazing to lie there and see the moon rise out of the ocean. What a treat!! After a relaxing night in a great bed we met lovely Laurel. Breakfast was more than the usual continental, there was freshly squeezed orange juice, a choice of 4 different muesli including gluten free and bircher, fruit, croissants, sweet pastries or toast, a choice of T2s and the best coffee in a bnb. We didnt need lunch. She was very helpful giving us the best tips of Lorne and surrounds (food, sights, etc). All the things she suggested we did and therefore we had a fabulous weekend. An experience worth repeating over and over. We will return

Room Tip: the cottage no 4 is very private but we saw the rooms in the main house and they were gorgeous too
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Caroline H
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

My partner and I arrived to be directed to our room via a chalk board notice. The room was stylish apart from the heavy cobweb in the corner of the room. I note from other reviews flower fragrances were welcoming guests to which we had none. No tissues present in case we needed to blow our noses or the likes. No welcoming note on the table. The fridge was an after thought to accommodate dwarfs and the like. It was located on the floor in the corner of the room next to the disused open fire place. The tv was far too small for the room. The breakfast was too early for a Sunday morning being 8-9.30 whereas as stated in the booking was 10am being the latest. I am not a fan of entertaining the host at breakfast and explaining where we had come from and where we were going next. The breakfast itself was nothing short of minimalistic and no offer of seconds. The bowl consisted of 2 scoops of cereal with fresh fruit and a warm croissant with jam, one cup of coffee and pot of tea only. Glad to escape asap. Checkout was stated as 11am however on arrival was 10am. For the cost charged and paid by us and may I add well in advance payment was received by La Perouse with GST added on the cost of the room, we would not return or recommend. It was not value for money and we felt uncomfortable at breakfast as we had no privacy. The room had a nice Parisian style, the continental breakfast was short of enjoyable for reasons of quantity and atmosphere.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank juliemsobczak
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LaPerouse, Owner at La Perouse Lorne, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2012

Dear juliemsobczak,
Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. As you can see from others, we have been the very lucky recipients of many positive comments on this site. Given your public disappointment, I feel obligated to respond via the same media.
I’m very sorry that La Perouse did not live up to your expectations, however, I wish that I was aware of your concerns at the time. Always better to discuss in person whereby I could have been given the opportunity to try to remedy your complaints on the spot.
We pride ourselves on quality, style and cleanliness however never promote ourselves as anything other than a B&B which by its very nature is somewhat communal. I’m glad you enjoyed the Parisian style room, however I apologise that you were not entirely happy with some of its features. I hasten to add that all of the gas fireplaces are operational, the small fridge an added extra rather than a regular of other B&Bs, and breakfast usually a highlight of the stay for others – the feedback we get is usually incredibly positive.
I am distressed that your stay was so underwhelming and suggest that maybe a B&B stay is not ideal for your requirements; clearly these were not known to me before confirming your booking otherwise I would have been able to recommend an alternative more suited to your needs.
Yours sincerely
Laurel, La Perouse

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Reviewed February 24, 2012

We booked our stay here after reading reviews in TA and don't regret a second. The whole impression we got from our stay is summed up in two words : charm and attention.
Although La Perouse might not provide all the gadgetry you might find in fancier hotels, it has everything you need plus something most of these places often lack : the sense of details and nice little touches which make the place unique.
Laurel, our hostess is a very kind although energetic person. She has French grandparents and tries to give her B&B a French touch. She succeeds. Living in France ourselves, we had long conversations with her and left having learnt a lot, exchanged a lot and made a friend.

Room Tip: We had number 2 which is very good but there is also a charming cottage
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jpchoisne
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

This was our very first visit to Lorne and it will certainly be unforgettable! What a beautiful room to step into... very homely, comfortable, clean and fresh. The French fittings and small touches create an ambience that you cannot get at a regular Hotel. It was lovely to meet Laurel at breakfast the following morning as we enjoyed a delicious freshly made Breakfast and some lovely conversation. Would recommend La Perouse to anyone visiting Lorne for a couples getaway, in particular the Cottage room (number 4).

Room Tip: Recommend the Cottage as it sits separate to the house and has its own balcony looking onto the ocea...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lyndsey J
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

Lorne is a must do stay on the Great Ocean Rd. We enjoyed two great nights here at the start of this year. Everything about this b&b has been prepared with thought & care. From the moment you arrive & are wowed with the rooms & the views , you know that you are in for a special treat. Stay 2 nights & soak up the relaxed Lorne vibe.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Browkett
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Additional Information about La Perouse Lorne

Address: 26a William St, Lorne, Victoria 3232, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Lorne
Amenities:
Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Lorne
Price Range: $270 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — La Perouse Lorne 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unrivalled luxury in the heart of Lorne, La Perouse Bed & Breakfast boasts a balcony view of some of Victoria’s most scenic native landscape and rugged coastline. Whilst all rooms elegantly retain their past splendor, they are conveniently equipped with all the modern day comforts such as ensuites. Enjoy breakfast Parisian style in our cafe before taking a moment to discover the nearby Restaurants and cafes or maybe just a relaxing afternoon by the beach. ... more   less 
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