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Observatory Guest House
Ranked #3 of 15 Busselton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Likes:
Friendly and down to earth hosts who are on hand if you need anything
All the food and drinks for breakfast are setup in the living area
Wifi is available free of charge and you can even work downstairs if you prefer not to disturb your travelmates
Off street parking
Location is prime, you can walk to the main strip and its 10 mins walk from the Busselton jetty

Dislikes:
Rooms abit on the small side, probably more suited for couples than families

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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ObservGuesthouse, Owner at Observatory Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2012

AAA20102011
Hi
Thanks for staying with us and thank you for your comments.
We like to think our accommodation offers more than the normal hotel and with a homely feel. We believe the level of appointment in our rooms and the services we provide free of charge puts us ahead in the value stakes.
Thanks again
Brad & Sandra Walker

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Stayed at the Observatory Guest House for 2 nights whilst in Busselton visiting my Dad. Had two kids with me (age 8 and 11) - we had the triple room - so my daughter and I shared the double bed and son had the single.

Guest House great location - not too far from main street in Busselton - close to the beach. Premises where spotless and room had DVD along with foxtel for the kids viewing. Breakfast included in price - was lovely to, you could help yourself to various cereals, fruit, yoghurts etc and sit outside the the beautiful gardens.

Particularly liked the small balcony upstairs - sat there with a glass of wine whilst kids played noughts and crosses.

Will definately be back when in Busselton.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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ObservGuesthouse, Owner at Observatory Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2012

Andrea A
Hi
Thank you for staying with us, we are so glad you enjoyed your self and had a wonderful time at our property. That is a beautiful time of the year and just perfect for enjoying the weather in the outdoors and having breakfast in our beautiful garden surroundings.
Thanks again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again some day?
With thanks
Brad & Sandra walker

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Reviewed November 25, 2011

The Observatory Guest house in Busselton is a perfect B&B for an overnight/or several nights.The rooms are on 2.floor and are bright and clean. Great beds, tv, coffee facilities and cold water in the fridge( great move - Thanks Brad!) - and a clean/nice bathroom with lots of hot water and soft towels.
Breakfast is downstairs - and comes with fresh fruit,yoghurt, juice and several kinds of bread.
We only met Brad - and his is just the guy you expect to run a B&B like this. Smiling and friendly and gives you good info about where to eat and what to do.
The B&B is close to the Jetty - book your dinnerseat before you take the Jettywalk and watch the sunset. After 6pm - its free.
Thanks for a nice stay Brad - we left early - hope you found the key.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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ObservGuesthouse, Owner at Observatory Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2012

Dear Stoffer

Hello again and thank you for your kind words, oh and yes I did find the key thank you very much.

Both Sandra and I are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We try and make it as warm and as friendly as possible so everyone feels right at home from the minute they walk in the door. The importance of somewhere clean, comfortable and friendly to stay while you are travelling cannot be overstated, as you well know.
Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and we both look forward to the opportunity to see you again sometime in the future.

Cheers

Brad & Sandra Walker

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Reviewed November 9, 2011

Just stayed overnight and found it to be very well located, immaculately clean and very friendly. Can highly reccommend. Thanks, Barbara and Alan, Baldivis

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank albateddy
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ObservGuesthouse, Owner at Observatory Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2012

Dear Barbara & Alan

Hello again and thank you for your kind words.

We are both very glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and we agreed with you and believe our location is near perfect. So close to the beach, jetty and the town centre, yet not right in the middle of everything that our guests don’t enjoy a quite peacefully stay.
Thanks again for choosing to stay with us we hope to see you again sometime in the future.

Cheers

Brad & Sandra Walker

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Reviewed September 14, 2011

We recently stayed at Observatory Guest House and had a lovely quiet break in Busselton. The house is so well located to Town Centre and the beach, it is so good to be able to just walk everywhere. The Hosts, Brad and Sandra made us welcome from the start and gave us some great information about the area and where to dine that evening. Observatory is very clean, from the rooms and dining area to the garden, everything was immaculate. We had a fantastic sleep in the super comfy beds and then had a fresh yummy breakfast before heading out to do it all again the next day.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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ObservGuesthouse, Owner at Observatory Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2011

Mullaloo

Hi
Thanks for reviewing our property and your stay with us.

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay; it’s always nice to know that the warm friendly service we are sure we are suppling is what our guests are experiencing as well. And you have summed up the location well as it is one of the main attractions that drew us to the property as well. So close to everything yet without any of the noise that can be associated with living so close to the action so to speak.

We are both very tidy people; we will have to confess a touch of OCD on that front, but it is the way we both like it and we know it is the way our guests want it so in this instance it is a very good thing.
Thanks again for staying with us and for your review, hope to see you both again sometime soon.

Cheers

Brad & Sandra

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Reviewed May 18, 2011

Hi Guy's, Jan and I along with Matt enjoyed our stay with you at the Observatory. We were sad that we were in too late for a massage but will be earlier next time we stay. Your home, facilities and service were excellent and just what we wanted. Our own BnB in Christchurch NZ works on the same principals, high quality service, great breakfasts and warm and open contact.

Thanks for a great stay.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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ObservGuesthouse, Owner at Observatory Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2011

Belmontbnb
Hi guys
Thanks again for staying with us and thank you for your feedback.
We always try and supply the little things that set us apart from other accommodation providers, comfortable rooms, quality food and warm friendly service on a personal level. It’s so nice to hear feedback from the likes of yourselves as peers in the industry that all of our efforts are producing the results we hoped they would. Thank you once again and hopefully we can return the favour with a visit to your home sometime in the future.

Cheers
Brad & Sandra Walker

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Reviewed March 15, 2011

I booked out the Observatory Guest House for my wedding eve for myself, my mum and bridesmaids we were made to feel so welcome. We were greeted with Champagne and nibbles in the dining room where we spent the night chatting and chilling out in the most memorable way. I feel like my wedding memories started as soon as we arrived .

The staff were incredibly polite and helpful from the time we arrived until we left in the wedding cars the next day.

The rooms were clean, private and spacious with modern decor. Parking was easy and the wonderful Busselton beach was only a walk across the park away. It is also walking distance to the town centre, pubs and resturants. Massage is also available on site.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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ObservGuesthouse, Owner at Observatory Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2011

robyn888
Hi
Thank you again for choosing to stay with us during this very special occasion. We both have fond memories of your stay and feel privileged to have shared that exciting time with you.

We have many wonderful people stay with us who we enjoy meeting during their journeys. We think of the Observatory Guesthouse as our home and our goal is for everyone who stay’s with us to feel at home while they are here. Or should I say better than home for our guests, there are no meals to cook, dishes to wash or lawns to mow. Just a whole lot of relaxing and holidaying to be done.

Thanks again robyn888 and we wish you both all the best for now and into the future.

Cheers

Brad & Sandra Walker

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Additional Information about Observatory Guest House

Address: 7 Brown St, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia
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Location: Australia > Western Australia > Busselton
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Busselton
Price Range: $107 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Observatory Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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