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Barnbougle Dunes Cottages
Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“What a Course”
Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Played here on Saturday.....wow.....I play off a 4 handicap and rate this place amongst Royal Melbourne/ Victoria. We stayed in the cottages and if anyone has a bad word then they can't be satisfied. You are there to play golf....the cottages are 2 bedroom with a large bathroom. The only advice is if you grab a box of cereal in at Bridport for breakfasts...be warned there are no bowls in the room. Once again the staff are a miserable bunch and struggle to raise a smile....not sure why they are so sad. Jody is the go to person.....very helpful amongst a bunch of non helpful peeps. Plan a golfing trip and get down there.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Parramatta, Australia
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

I attended a conference this past weekend (17 - 20 May) at Barnbougle, and visited the neighbouring Lost Farms. The golf course (I didn't play) is ranked 49th in the world, and it looks it ... aka The Legend of Bagger Vance (movie).

The cottage accommodation is more than basic and well kept / appointed. The restaurant is value for money!

A trip to Lost Farms, the other golf course and accommodation option just up the road, is a must. The view from the restaurant at Lost farms is to die for! Be warned, better to book in advance if you want to dine there.

Even if you do not play golf, an over night visit and a walk around is a good treat!

Room Tip: No swimming pool or room service, but everything else is just fine!!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Hobart
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We arrived in the evening after the drive from Hobart. We were told to go to our cottage up the back there!!! It was dark and the cottage numbers aren't lit, the drive had no lighting, so it was hard to find. When we did find number three, there was no light at the entrance of the cottage so had to fumble in the pitch dark to get the door open.
This is May in Tasmania and freezing. The room had no heating on and it took our effort not to just get into bed to stay warm. The heating is inadequate for winter. There was no extra blanket to be found.

All Niall a disappointing experience, far removed from our wonderful stay earlier at Lost Farm

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 30, 2013

To start the Golf was mind blowing,the dinner being Tassie produce and cooked with a lot of Love was worth the trip alone,accommodation was great, clean and Tidy.The Staff were the best,Jess was one of the best hostesses I have experienced in quite a while,and I cannot leave out Peter the Tour guide,he will have you laughing all day,cheers to the Pro shop boys from Utah as well.Thankyou

Room Tip: They have 26 cabins basically the same
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Ocean Grove, Australia
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Barny Dunes / Lost Farm is as good as it gets in Australia. We stay in the cottages and find them more than adequate. This is a golf trip - the golf is all that matters ( and that's just outstanding) but the accommodation and particularly the restaurant really add to the Barnbougle experience. The cottages are starting to show their age ( it's 2013 people, time for some flat screen TV's and for plunger coffee in the rooms......) but they're very comfortable and spacious enough to spend some rain enforced down time in. How they keep accommodation and restaurant prices to the level they do is beyond me. Our group are experienced golf travelers, and we regard Barny Dunes as the best value golf travel experience in Australia. As a package, it's unbeatable in this country.
The only (small) problem with our trip this year was an issue with the final invoicing - rapidly resolved. The thing to remember about Barnbougle Dunes/Lost Farm is that you're probably not there for the Bridport night life - the golf's the thing. Spend your time at the resort, lap it up. It's like nothing else in Australia.

Room Tip: it doesn't really matter if you're there for the golf. Get outside and play! Rooms are for...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Verona, Italy
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We recently had a family celebration holiday at Barnbougle Dunes Golf Resort, staying in one of the 4 bedroom villas there. Whether you are a golfer or not you are sure to enjoy this experience as the course is right on the beach near Bridport, on Tasmania's north coast. The accommodation, restaurant and general surrounds were excellent. So close to so many other of Tasmania's hidden gems if you hire a car - great sights, food, wineries and more. A truly wonderful experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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West Aussie
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

The only reason to stay here is because you're playing golf. The accommodation is really quite basic, it certainly is in complete contrast to the amazing golf course. A shame really, we were quite surprised at how motel like the cottages were. Or perhaps I was just expecting too much. Parking was also a problem for the room we were in (?15?), which had quite limited access. Fine when it was quiet, but impossible when busy.

I know structurally it is too late to change, but tasteful things such as coffee plungers could be included. Our sugar/milk etc wasn't replenished during our 3 night stay. Little things like that can make a difference.

However, the staff were great, so congratulations there . . . . . and the golf..??? WOW..!!!!!

Would I stay there again..??? Yes, but I would look elsewhere first.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Barnbougle Dunes Cottages
Address: Bridport, Tasmania, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Bridport
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Ranked #2 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Bridport
Number of rooms: 16
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Barnbougle Dunes Cottages Bridport, Tasmania

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