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Nomads Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 4 Mount Barker B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 10, 2011

There can't be many yurts in Western Australia - moveable dwellings used by nomadic people in the Steppes of Central Asia - but at Nomad's Guesthouse in Mount Barker there are two for guest accommodation. They are big, round and cosy and we spent two comfortable nights in one. The owners, Robyn and Vince, were friendly and informative and gave us substantial breakfasts, complete with home made preserves. Robyn cares for orphaned kangaroos and little Coffee, 12 months old, was always around usually looking for food. Their beautiful and happy Chow, Saibin, greeted us like old friends. Vince, who has travelled extensively in Asia, has amassed a substantial collection of oriental artefacts which are on show, and for sale at reasonable prices. There are many Buddhas and statues and many other smaller items and it took a considerable time to look at everything. He spoke knowledgeably and enthusiastically about his trips to the East.
Nomads is ideally situated for exploring all the diverse activities and sights in the Great Southern.
The nature of the yurt, being a large, round room, precludes the possibility of an ensuite and the short walk to the bathroom in the main house was chilly in the middle of the night (night temperatures can be quite low at this time of year) but the view of the stars in the clear sky and the prospect of returning to a warm and very comfortable bed made the necessary trip worthwhile.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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aussie_robyn13, Owner at Nomads Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2016

Thanks for the fantastic review. Coffee was released but clung to his security towel for many weeks until one of the big boys cam over and shredded his towel. Coffee decided he had no choice but to join the wild. He`s out at Uralla Wildlife Sanctuary in the wild.

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Reviewed September 15, 2010

I have been to Nomads Guest House with my family since Nov 2008. It was a great place to stay. The rooms were great and clean and most of all the owners are friendly. Vince was a great cook, till now we still missed his cooking. Due to young children travelling with us Vince willing to cater dinner for us. Price were reasonable and we made the right choice to have homecooked foods. Great time that we have together with the owner. Breakfast was great too. You can also choose to stay in Mongolian Yurt too. Kids will love this place as animals are friendly too like the owner. Robyn was very nice, friendly and helpful right from day one during my booking. Through our stayed and now we became friends. What I can said the owners were animals lover. In order to experience what we had encountered, stay with Nomads Guest House if you are here in Mt Barker.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with family
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aussie_robyn13, Owner at Nomads Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2016

Hi Joyce. 2010 is long gone but we have not forgotten you & thank you for the lovely review.

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Reviewed April 3, 2010

I stayed with my 3 children, 13yrs, 4yrs and 3 yrs, in one of the Mongolian Yurts. It was the best place I have ever stayed. And I have stayed in some poshy places.
The Yurt, was warm, EXTREMELY comfortable, EXTREMELY clean and the kind of place I would definately stay again. The bedding was 2nd to none, and the sleep was the best I have had in years. No sore back in the mornings like you get in most hotels/motels.
The place was colourful and the kids thought they were in fairy land with all the colours around them. As an adult, I found it uplifting, relaxing and cheerful. The owners were fabulous and nothing was too hard for them to cater for. The property was open spaces, LOVELY pets and some of the best fruit I have tasted, came straight from their orchards.
It was close to town and sightseeing without it being like you were in the "thick of things".
Fresh rainwater made the morning coffees a pleasure. The Chinese Gallery was amazing to wonder through. The outdoor kitchen was clean, athough very basic (gas cooking or BBQ) and nice to sit with a glass of local wine or beer and to have the wildlife, kangarroos, birds and the pet dog visit in the mornings, reminded me of what we miss living in the city. I would recommend Nomads, either the Bed and Breakfast, chalet or Yurts, whatever takes your fancy to anyone looking at staying in Mt Barker..And its not far from Albany. I have added some pics of our stay, but my photos dont do justice to what we experienced. Nomads is great for romantic couples as well as people with kids.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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aussie_robyn13, Owner at Nomads Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2016

Thank you for the long ago lost review. The dog, Saibin is still meeting & greeting. The kangaroos still come in to be cared for after loosing their mums. We still get some fruit off our orchard, even though we have to share it with all the parrots. Not much has changed here & we still remember all the guests that have stayed with us.

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Reviewed November 26, 2009

Fantastic stay, would recomend to all! Excellent starting point for trips to the Stirling Ranges and Porongutup National Park.
One cosy cottage, tastful and modern furnished with a huge bathroom an even some authentic mongolian Yurtes, very cosy and comfortable, to experience. A further higlight: an unforgetable breackfast with Baby-Kanguruhs!
The most relaxing and spotless place with lovely, very friendly oweners. A hidden secret. Good value for money. Thank YOU!! What a lovely experience.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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aussie_robyn13, Owner at Nomads Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2016

Your review was probably one of our first on trip adviser. We still remember you & thank you for your review. We are still here & all the animals. 3 little joeys are sleeping in the lounge room at the moment. Life is good & we hope you are also still travelling & enjoying new experiences.

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Additional Information about Nomads Guesthouse

Address: 112 Morpeth St, Mount Barker, Western Australia 6324, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Mount Barker
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Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Mount Barker
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nomads Guest House has a variety of accommodation from Bed & Breakfast rooms to self contained accommodation either a chalet or our authentic unique Mongolian housing. ... more   less 

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