My wife and I stayed with Robyn and Phil for three nights. We have stayed at B&Bs, hotels and resorts across the globe, and found our stay at the Magnetic Island B&B very relaxing. Robyn has set up a 'traditional' bed and breakfast. This means you are welcomed into someone's home and share certain facilities (bathroom, lounge, garden/pool) with your hosts. Some B&Bs have become more 'boutique' in format, with toiletries being provided in an en suite bathroom, guests lounge etc. If that is what you look for, of 5 star luxury, then the Magnetic Island B&B will not be for you.
However, if you enjoy getting to know your hosts, chatting to other guests (there are only two guest rooms at the Magnetic Island B&B) and taking a relaxing pace as you see the local sights, then this would be a great choice. Robyn and Phil provide warm and genuine hospitality, good food (Robyn's lemon butter is truly delicious) and a pleasant locale to operate from.
Magnetic Island is small, as the majority of the island is a nature reserve. The variety of attractions and services that you might find on the mainland are therefore not present. This also means that the pace of life on the island is slightly slower than Townsville/Queensland, which makes it perfect for a getaway for a few days.
The Magnetic Island B&B is about 2kms from Horseshoe Bay and its various restaurants/cafes/beach, which is an easy and pleasant walk. The B&B is also about 1km from the start of a number of good walks. Robyn was very happy to chauffeur us to the start of the walks, but as our 'normal' lives are quite sedentary we like to walk as much as we can when on holiday.
All in all, everything we expected or were promised (such as collection from the ferry etc) was delivered and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Robyn and Phil.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Phil & Jess welcome guests to their home for a Traditional Bed & Breakfast stay. You can feed the lorikeets and admire the kookaburras, Koalas, wallabies and birds while you dine outside. We are set on 1 acre of gardens and the property is surrounded by National Park. Relax by the pool. We also have a family suite comprising separate queen bedroom and lounging areas inside and out, separate bathroom, and sleeping for up to four children. Tea and coffee making in room. Contact us for details ... more less
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