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Review of Bellevue Bed & Breakfast McLaren Vale

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Bellevue Bed & Breakfast McLaren Vale
Ranked #10 of 17 McLaren Vale B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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158 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“great little spot to explore the region from”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Really nice basic room and ensuite with amazing gourmet breakfasts and lovely hosts. Enough space to spread out. The only down side is I could have done with a dvd player in the room but apart from that..great!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank danigre
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Ciaran was the most delightful of hosts and he runs a charming establishment. He was full of ideas for our visit including dining and wining! The breakfast was excellent. The pillows were the best yet - I had to find out what they were.
Ciaran's quirky sense of humour was a winner too.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kate R
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bellevuebnb, Owner at Bellevue Bed & Breakfast McLaren Vale, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Hi Kate
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Bellevue B&B with others. It's very rewarding for us to know we can offer a special place for people to stay and enjoy the McLaren Vale wine region. I am delighted you enjoyed my 3 course breakfast and that you had a great nights sleep. Don't forget we are less than an hour from Adelaide airport and we would love to have you back again to stay one day! All the best.
Ciaran
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Adelaide
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

We spent one night here and regretted not being able to stay longer. The hosts are so hospitable and friendly, yet very respectful of your space. The location is central and within walking distance of the main street and local restaurants, it has all the amenities you can want and is very clean and comfortable - the patio area is lovely. What can we say about the breakfast except WOW. More than generous and made with a lot of thought and care - the waffles an absolute stand out from breakfast to rave about. Thank you to the hosts - we had such a pleasant stay and hope to return soon.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TessAdelaide
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

The Bellevue B &B was a very positive experience for us both. Attractive home, simple and unprentenious with interesting art and leafy courtyard. A walk to local eateries, and well located for tours of the area both vineyard and coast. Friendly and respectful hosts, who provided us with cooked breakfast's that were delicious. A great choice.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Pauline B
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bellevuebnb, Owner at Bellevue Bed & Breakfast McLaren Vale, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Dear Pauline B

Thank you for taking the time to post a review here on TripAdvisor.

It was a pleasure to share our little piece of McLaren Vale with you.

I am delighted you enjoyed our 3 course breakfasts as we do try to make them a highlight of a stay with us.

We hope you both returned home relaxed and reinvigorated.

Happy travelling, Ciaran
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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2011

Being high on Trip Advisor ranking and charging MORE than a five star city hotel, Bellevue set expectations. Unfortunately, none were met. This is a very clean, but very tired establishment lacking any character or charm. It is a plain suburban house, not updated since being built some 20 years ago. The walls are paper thin, we heard the man in the next room snoring and breakfast conversations woke us up. The bathrooms are dated, the furniture is plain and cheap and old as is the bed linen and towels. The sheets were so thin we worried we might tear them. The English owners are pleasant and polite, but there is no excuse for charging such a premium rate and offering nothing in return. When we asked about Internet, we were told to go to the local library. This is plain stingy and rude as our devices detected their wifi. The rooms were too small for even a chair and the TV is the smallest screen size possible. Our tip is to stay in Adelaide and day trip to McLaren Vale as it is a very short drive, or stay at one of the wineries like The Chapel.

Overall, this is a clean 2 star establisment that charges 5 star rates.

Room Tip: Only two rooms - both small and both without views.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Lyndie2U
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bellevuebnb, Owner at Bellevue Bed & Breakfast McLaren Vale, responded to this review, August 24, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor.

It is a concern that your stay was not what you expected as we always ensure that our website is accurate in describing our package and all the facilities we have to offer.

Our aim is to ensure you have a good night's sleep and an excellent 3 course gourmet breakfast.

You will recall that, upon check-in, when you enquired about the use of wi-fi I explained that it is not available. Wi-Fi access is not something we advertise on our website as it will not be available for guest use until the end of this month.

The wi-fi service you could see on your devices was in fact the neighbouring properties wi-fi service.

We did, however, recommended three venues in the town, the Visitor Information Centre, local library and the closest restaurant to Bellevue (100m) where all have free wi-fi access.

Our home was built only 12 years ago (exceeding building standards) so your comments about the paper thin walls and dated bathroom are also a concern and not something that has been brought to our attention by any of our other guests.

As the bedrooms are standard domestic sizes we feel a 17" (43cm) HD- LCD TV is appropriate.

The quality of the Logan & Mason bed sheets and Dri-glo towels used in the B&B are monitored and we are puzzled as to your comments that they appeared cheap and old.

Being Irish; we pride ourselves on our hospitality, courteousness and welcoming attitude to all our guests.

Again, thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor.
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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2011

After a enjoyable day driving around the Florieau Peninsula we were greeted by our charming hosts, Jenny and Ciarán, who showed us around the accommodation and supplied a welcoming afternoon tea in the guests living area.
Bellevue B & B is located at the northern end of McLarenVale township and is walking distance to cellar doors as well as some amazing restaurants alleviates the "drinking and driving problems. (Note: Many are closed on a Monday night so you may have to venture further afield to eat on that day). Our room with ensuite was warm and welcoming and opened to the guests dining and lounge area, with tea and coffee making facilities, overlooking a picturesque courtyard. This accommodation is a modern well finished and tastefully decorated building with central heating to keep you warm in the winter months.
A delicious home-made 3 course breakfast was a good start to each day lining our stomachs for a day of wine tasting, at some of the country’s best wineries. Our hosts had plenty of information and suggestions at hand for our day’s touring which ensured we did not miss some of the area’s best attractions.
I travelled with my elderly mum and we both thank Jenny and Ciarán for their part in making our first, and not last, visit to McLaren Vale a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ozjulier
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bellevuebnb, Owner at Bellevue Bed & Breakfast McLaren Vale, responded to this review, June 23, 2011
Dear Julie - it was an absolute pleasure to share our piece of the Fleurieu Peninsula with you and you mother. Glad you enjoyed the breakfasts. We hope you took many happy memories back home! Regards Ciaran & Jenny
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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2011

Thanks Ciaran - the breakfasts were amazing. Lots of nice little touches, like water in your room at night, port left out after dinner. Lovely place and walking distance to lots of restaurants

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BrenCroz
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bellevuebnb, Owner at Bellevue Bed & Breakfast McLaren Vale, responded to this review, May 1, 2011
Dear BrenCroz

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Bellevue B&B. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed our breakfasts. We enjoy creating new menus and are pleased to offer you a different breakfast each morning of your stay.

We always strive to exceed our guest's expectations and it is very satisfying to achieve this.
I look forward to your next visit.

Thank you,
Ciaran
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Additional Information about Bellevue Bed & Breakfast McLaren Vale

Property: Bellevue Bed & Breakfast McLaren Vale
Address: 12 Chalk Hill Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > McLaren Vale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in McLaren Vale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bellevue Bed & Breakfast McLaren Vale 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary in style, Bellevue Bed and Breakfast in McLaren Vale is a fully hosted accommodation offering you the best the wine region has to offer. We provide: accommodation for up to 4 people, either as a group or two independent couples, two comfortable and well-appointed guest bedrooms, a separate guest lounge room with games, books, magazines, a kitchenette and dining room. Private en-suite bathrooms and queen-size beds. ... more   less 
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