We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Hideaway-Heaven on earth in Albany, West Australia”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of HideAway Haven

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
HideAway Haven
Ranked #2 of 17 Albany B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Busselton
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hideaway-Heaven on earth in Albany, West Australia”
Reviewed May 8, 2011

Friendly, informative hosts without being intrusive.
A great Breakfast menu and not the usual fare. Lots of planning in an unique way . Very Healthy and enough to sustain until dinner.
Great tree-top vista towards Oyster Bay. Early morning chorus of a variety of birds and other animals ie mooing cows.
7minute drive from the Albany CBD.
Rooms cosy,clean and a comfortable King size bed.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank bruceBusselton
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

209 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    200
    6
    3
    0
    0
See reviews for
15
169
2
10
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (53)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
London, England
Level Contributor
285 reviews
224 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2011

Only stayed one night so maybe didn't get enough experience. The hosts live in a 'pole house' - a house on a hillside supported on poles. They have constructed this 3-roomed b&b in the space under their home. The building itself is nicely done but there aren't any views, from window or balcony you look into not over the surrounding trees.
It was dark when we arrived and we missed the sign saying we should go to the owners house and proceeded downstairs and disturbed the other guests with our 'hello'ing. First thing I was told when we found our hosts was that there had been a problem with my credit card - yes, they had details of a card that had been cancelled due to fraud and I produced a new card that worked, but it was a bit brusque.
The room was well equipped and comfortable and we didn't need air-con which was a relief.
Both the hosts have jobs in town so breakfast was left ready for us. It was substantial and tasty (though the 'hot' dishes had to be given time in the microwave) - but one felt rather abandoned. They were, though, happy to make the hot-tub available outside the normal hours for our use.
As with everything else in Australia - it was expensive for what it was.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank RedHeadPeter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hideaway_haven, Owner at HideAway Haven, responded to this review, June 24, 2011
I am so sorry your experience with us was less than perfect. We did not intend to be brusque but thought we would get the business side of things settled before you settled in for the night, as you were only here for one night. Unfortunately we do have jobs to go to and our breakfast menu does explain that your breakfast needs to be zapped in the microwave. Am glad you enjoyed the Jacuzzi in the morning...guests don't normally get that opportunity!!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2011

We stayed here for our honeymoon, and had a lovely time. The property is just beautiful, and has a wonderful view of Oyster Harbour. It is a little out of town, but we were looking for seclusion so was perfect for us. The owners are welcoming and helpful, and cook a delicious breakfast. Overall a great stay in Albany.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank jess747
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hideaway_haven, Manager at HideAway Haven, responded to this review, March 23, 2011
So glad you could spend the first few days of your honeymoon here. We wish you all the best in your new life as newly weds and hope to have you back for an anniversary :-). We are working on some couple packages..stay tuned!!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oxford
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2011

Thank you very much for creating a warm, imaginative and well executed B&B. I would have no hesitation recommending this place as it exceeds expectation. Your welcome was great and your breakfasts superb. Thanks again!

  • Stayed February 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank OxfordBergamot
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
adelaide
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 12, 2011

Recently my husband and I, together with my son and daughter-in-law and her parents, who were visiting from overseas, spent three delightful nights at Hideaway Haven.
The whole experience was outstanding. No only were Maggi and Becki welcoming hosts, their establishment was superb. From the moment we entered we felt we were living in a Tree House as we were perched high amongst the tree tops which consequently attracted many beautiful birds. From the balconies, that extended from each room, we enjoyed a panoramic view of Albany's coastline, Albany being one of the most beautiful parts of Australia and very much appreciated by our overseas guests.
The whole ambience of Hideaway Haven is top class with everything being of the highest quality. Meals provided were abundant, varied and delightfully presented and the Jacuzzi under the stars proved a popular outlet for our tired muscles at the end of the day.
This B&B would be very much enjoyed by honeymooners, couples wanting a rest from the stresses of our world, or like us, three couples who enjoy each other's company and who at the end of each day want to get together with a drink in the comfortable lounge to chat or play cards.
Congratulations Maggie and Becki and thanks for developing such a Haven, you should both be very proud.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank maureentrutwin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2011

My husband and I recently spent our honeymoon at Hideaway Haven. Where do we begin. On our arrival we were welcomed by two of the loveliest people you will meet – Maggie and Becki, our hosts. They made our first night a memorable one by providing us with a banquet, the Asian Steamboat, highly recommend it, and then it was into the Jacuzzi.

The rooms are beautifully done, the beds are divine and the private balcony’s are so nice to sit and eat breakfast every morning. When we were planning our honeymoon we initially thought we might dine out for breakfast in Albany a couple of the days, but after our breakfast the first day we quickly changed our minds.. they are the best breakfasts, and were the highlight of our stay!

We found that we were perfectly located, only a couple of minutes drive from everything that Albany has to offer and yet when you are there you feel that you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of life.

Maggie and Becki have thought of everything you could possibly need and yet somehow still manage to go that little bit further. Thankyou for helping to make our honeymoon such a special time, hope to see you for a ‘babymoon’ someday!
Hideaway Haven is exactly that, a hidden piece of heaven.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Sara_Foster
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hideaway_haven, Owner at HideAway Haven, responded to this review, February 6, 2011
Sara and Adam....it was such a privilege to give you a special honeymoon. This is what we dreamed of doing when we opened our HideAway....spending time with special people. Together with Ann & Alan, Nick & Anne having all six of you here didn't feel like work at all. We loved the time you were all here, sharing special times together.

Maggie & Becki
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Leeds
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2011

As you drive down the pleasant but unexceptional residential street on the outskirts of Albany your expectations are modest as you approach what appears to be a well kept typical family home - but then you are greeted by your host Maggie and are taken down the wooden steps past the Jacuzzi into the wonderful world that is Hideaway Haven.

We stayed at this oasis for a week during the busy build up to our daughter's wedding and found the tranquillity of the Vista View room the perfect tonic. We had a wonderful view from our private balcony across the treetops and fields to the distant waters of Oyster Harbour. As you sit eating your breakfast in the morning sunshine listening to the birdsong you could be miles from anywhere - you are in fact a 10 minute drive from the centre of Albany - amazing!

Hideaway Haven has an excellent website that describes things perfectly and a regular informative newletter but a special mention has to be made of the breakfasts - gourmet quality with something different but equally delicious each day - the food was as good as anything my wife and I have had anywhere

The attentive hosts Maggie and Becki live above the guests accommodation - never intrusive but always on hand if you need anything. We arrived as weary travellers from the UK but left at the end of our weeks stay feeling as though we had made two new friends

Thanks ladies for a memorable stay - don't change a thing

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank NickJ2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hideaway_haven, Owner at HideAway Haven, responded to this review, February 3, 2011
Thanks for your awesome review...we enjoyed being part of the experience of the week before the wedding, seeing your excitement, feeling your nerves and sharing your happiness. Thanks for sharing your photos with us...looked like a gorgeous day. Promise we won't change a thing and when you come visit again Pineapple Bead and Butter Pudding will be on the menu.

Maggie & Becki
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Albany hotels
1.4 mi away
Beach House at Bayside
Beach House at Bayside
#1 of 17 in Albany
386 reviews
3.4 mi away
Quality Suites Banksia Gardens Albany
3.5 mi away
Albany Foreshore Guest House
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.4 mi away
Country Comfort Amity Motel Albany
3.5 mi away
BEST WESTERN Albany Motel & Apartments
3.4 mi away
Albany Harbourside Apartments and Houses
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to HideAway Haven? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about HideAway Haven

Property: HideAway Haven
Address: 21 Yokanup Road | Bayonet Head, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Albany
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Albany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — HideAway Haven 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AAA 5 Star Hosted Accommodation Located just a short drive from central Albany, HideAway Haven is the ideal getaway and hosted accommodation for couples. What does being a hosted accommodation mean to us? It means we ensure our guests not only receive a warm welcome, a clean room with facilities to ensure a comfortable stay, but we guarantee our guests experience a comprehensive and highly personalised service from their hostesses. Walk down the stairway of H(e)aven and be insulated from the rest of the world and the stresses of everyday life with unspoiled scenery, fresh air and abundant wildlife. Everyone loves to see wildlife, and what better place to observe wild birds and mammals than on your own private deck. Watching birds, interacting with them and listening to their songs can help relieve stress and promote well-being. With over 45 different varieties of birds, bandicoots, kangaroos, skinks, and butterflies keep our guests entertained for hours. Our guests go to sleep watching the glistening light of the moon on the water and listening to the soothing sounds of the calming waves in the distance. Research shows that the sound of waves alters wave patterns in the brain lulling you into a deeply relaxed state. Sea air is charged with healthy negative ions that accelerate our ability to absorb oxygen which is why our guests sleep so soundly. Listening to the sound of chirping birds, enjoying a spectacular sunrise before feeling the warm soft sun on a beautiful morning is just one of the many happy indulgences for our guests. Then it's time for coffee and breakfast and the guests know it is going to be a great day. With beautiful wood furnishings and the lush greenery of the surrounding countryside, HideAway Haven has a tranquil ambience that will let you forget your troubles and relax in style. Pamper yourself with a delicious meal prepared by the Haven's hostess, recently returned from a cooking experience in Italy or cook your own in the fully-equipped kitchen in the common room. HideAway Haven prides itself on superior service for all, and can cater meals for any dietary requirements. Providing supreme comfort and luxury, the Hide Away Haven is the ultimate relaxation destination. Treat yourself to the holiday you deserve, and enjoy a memorable stay like no other in Albany. HideAway Haven is also ideal for travellers seeking self contained accommodation to self cater their needs while away from home. If you are tired of eating out in restaurants, stay awhile. With a full kitchen and BBQ facilities, you can enjoy some home cooking. Jacuzzi is available from 5:30pm and closes at 9:30pm by booking only. 12 Hour notice is required to allow time to heat and recharge Ozone. The Jacuzzi is a communal facility; please follow the instructions to ensure a safe and memorable experience for yourself and our other guests. HideAway Haven is an adult retreat and not suitable for children. HideAway Haven does not have wheelchair access ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotwire, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Agoda, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets and HotelQuickly so you can book your HideAway Haven reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing