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Wave Rock Lakeside Resort
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Hyden
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
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30 reviews
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“Clean apartments near the rock”
Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

The apartments themselves are clean and tidy. The big let down are the beds. The mattresses are old and worn and are crying out to be replaced. If you are after some peace and quiet off the beaten track then this is the place to stay. You are 1.8 kilometres from Wave Rock smack bang in the middle of the salt lakes. The fully self contained kitchen has everything you need for a meal and food can be bought from the local IGA.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

As a group of 2 adults and 4 kids under 4... crazy... yeah we thought so too.. the 2 bed unit was perfect! Large enough to let them run riot without too much bother inside. Has all the creature comforts you need such as a newish tv and dvd player. Kitchenette big enough to cater for 6. To call it a resort is a bit of a joke but its peaceful and quiet and justa hop skip and jump from the rock.
Best to bring your own food as the supplies are limited out there. The closest shop is at the caravan park and thats a good walk, but for hot meals you will need to go into town.Also bring your own water as the water had a dusty flavour even when boiled. I would have preferred the bathroom lock to work but thats the only small thing I can whinge about.

Room Tip: Don't worry about the upgrade to lakeside rooms, its not worth it. also your entry to wave rock...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank Cookycat1
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WA
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Well the rooms are clean and tidy, bbqs near by, close to the rock. Service at check in was very rude and unwelcoming. The food in the shop was highly overpriced.
I would stay again but would BYO food etc from outside.
Perhaps a better attitude from the head lady staffer would attract more business.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank WaCal
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

We made a late booking as the trip to Esperance was a little to far after leaving late from Perth. As we asked for cheap accommodation, a self contained 2 bedroom cottage by far exceeded our expectations.
We would recommend Wave Rock Resort to anyone who can handle a quirky experience.
"resort" is probably the last description I would use but it's not a cheap motel, a fun, very different accommodation venue well located to Wave Rock.
Very clean & comfortable, decorated from an era well before the end of the last century added to the character.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

Definitely plenty of your own space (between cottages), well laid out and plenty of room on the inside, mildly dated decor, nothing too severe though. The owners also own the motel & bistro (in Hyden) & Caravan park at Wave Rock, speaking of which - reception for the cottages is at the caravan park, don't drive all the way in like we did and figure that part out later :-) Great salt pool at the cottages, muddy water but amazing floating to be experienced. You can use the standard pool back at the caravan park if you like though. Other reviewers are correct in the sense it is in the middle of nowhere. I'm sure 99.9% of visitors are mainly coming to see Wave Rock, so for a 1-nighter it was good. High room rates are generally expected in these sorts of areas. Very close to Wave Rock and 5 Km's from the town of Hyden.
Only issue we had was the town idiot is allowed to use the salt pool and we found ourselves a bit wary of him, especially as he saw us unpack then drive off (for dinner in Hyden), we then saw him at the pub in town so that put our mind at ease of not being robbed. Dined at the Bistro was a DIY BBQ, meats weren't that flash and salad bar nothing more exotic than what you could whip up at home by yourself. Wouldn't have minded if it was 'pub prices' but since it was 'finer dining' prices and I had to cook for myself (and it was my Birthday) we weren't that satisfied with the Bistro.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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5 Thank Jason C
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Leura, Australia
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

We stayed in an ultimate lakefront cottage In Wave Rock Resort. The cottage is located next to a dry salt lake and you pay an exclusive price to look out over this. The cottage was very dark and not very attractive. They allowed our dog to stay, however outside. At the same time they have mice baits which we found a bit dangerous as our dog may eat these. There is a nice walk with board walks however you need to share it with the flies! The swimming facility is a seperate salt lake.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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3 Thank knhAustralia
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

This 'resort' is in the middle of nowhere. We booked for 1 night in the lakeside chalet, as a base to seeing the geographical formations in the area (Wave Rock, Mulkas Cave etc). It is a great location for all that, without having to go into Hyden proper, but because of this, it is isolation at its best. You pick up your keys from the Caravan Park reception, and then get sent on your way to the deserted wasteland, at the end of which lies the chalets. We went in winter, and didn't see another car or lit chalet around us, so much have been the only family staying that night. My dad was a little freaked out, and put a chair to secure the door. The lake was pretty dried up in the winter, so will be pretty desert like in the summer. The chalet itself is actually really spacious, and facilities decent. Despite the eeriness of it all, we enjoyed ourselves, and will stay again if visiting Wave Rock.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Wave Rock Lakeside Resort
Address: | Lake Magic, Hyden, Western Australia 6359, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Hyden
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Hyden
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Wave Rock Lakeside Hotel Hyden

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