I shortlisted this place after looking online at many hotels in the area. Seeing it had been recently refurbished, it seemed like it would be a nice place to stay and would suit our needs. It was in a convenient location in Busselton, close to the main strip and close to the beach. However, over the course of our two night stay, we discovered several little things that were missing from what we'd expected. For example, there was no hairdryer in the room, despite the room description stating there was one. The bathroom was also very tiny and although I'm not a big person, I had to sit sideways on the toilet to avoid banging my knees on the vanity as it was so close! We also did not get handtowels or facewashers; only two bath towels and a floor towel. One of the lamps in the bedroom was not working and despite removing the globe and leaving it on the bedside table, it was not replaced when our room was serviced. The bed was very hard as well, so a good night's sleep was not so good. I found the service at reception very brief on the two occasions I dealt with them. Overall, this was a disappointing hotel stay and we won't be staying there again, nor would we recommend it to others. It turned what was supposed to be a relaxing trip into quite a disappointment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Palms Resort is part of the Ship Inn, one of Busselton's oldest pubs, dating back to the early 1840's. Our rooms are perfect for short or long stays with spacious apartments complete with the luxury of fully contained kitchens and balconies. All are conveniently located close proximity to the hotel's pool, with easy access to all of the hotels facilities, such as our family friendly bistro, Public Bar, Restaurant Beer Garden, and Lounge Bar. Situated in Busselton, known as the gateway to the Margaret River Wine region, guests are a short walk away from a host of activities such as the towns shopping precinct and local movie theatre. ... more less
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