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Platypus Park Country Retreat
Gold Coast
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263 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Not a lot of thought given to the needs of guests!”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Wattle suite. It was a bit 'tired' but clean, comfortable and relatively well priced. Missing the small touches though which could have made a difference, e.g. located in a wine tasting district, but no wine glasses in the room, a couple of light bulbs missing, freezer hadn't been defrosted for quite some time so could chill anything quickly, 2-night stay for a couple but only 3 tea bags provided. You get the idea.

  • Stayed January 2014
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2 Thank Hanyut
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Local57, Manager at Platypus Park Country Retreat, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for your review. We apologise for not filling the tea bag container - we do say to all guests if they would like something then they just have to come and tell us. I do believe there are wine glasses in all the accommodation. May I suggest if you require further glasses you simply request them? Thank you again for staying with us and taking the time to review ou property.
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Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Found this place after searching for a last minute accommodation. We couldn't phone ahead as we had no service once on road,so happy they had a 2 bedroom available. Only stayed 1 night but would have been happy to stay longer few had more time. Lovely clean spacious comfortable accommodation and reasonably priced. Although not in town it's only a short drive away to beautiful water,shops and lookouts.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Local57, Owner at Platypus Park Country Retreat, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

On the whole, this place is well worth a visit if you're after a relaxing get away. The property is beautiful with plenty of local wildlife. The rooms are well equipped with all the necessary facilities including complete kitchen facilities.

The owners are friendly and easy going. They even went beyond the call of duty when we left our phone charger behind arranging for it to be dropped off where we were next staying in Launceston.

Stayed January 2014
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1 Thank asbro_com
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Local57, Owner at Platypus Park Country Retreat, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again sometime.
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Glengarry, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2013

We enjoyed a very comfortable stay at Platypus Park. We were warmly greet by Gina who showed us to our accommodation - the Lavender Cottage. It was spacious and clean, with everything we could possibly need. Special touches included Gina's homemade fruit cake and a vase of flowers from their garden.
With Bridport just a short drive away, we brought our fish and chips back to the Cottage for dinner, and then went for a walk around the property before dark.
Breakfast was more than we could eat - eggs, bacon, toast, fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee, tea... A real feast, which we lazily cooked ourselves.
All in all, I'd recommend Platypus Park to anyone wanting a comfortable, self-catering holiday, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay again when in the area.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Local57, Owner at Platypus Park Country Retreat, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again sometime.
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Melbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 30, 2013

We've stayed at Platypus Park several times over the last four years on golf trips. It has always been very comfortable and quiet and Gina and Tony are always welcoming. The facilities are excellent and the beds very comfortable. One word of warning - if the dog gets your golf balls, they'll come back with teeth marks.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Local57, Owner at Platypus Park Country Retreat, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, while playing golf at Barnbougle Dunes. Hope to see you again sometime.
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Thank you Gina and Tony at Platypus Park country Retreat. What you have created at Bridport is just brilliant.

Fabulous accommodation with friendly service, a brilliant breakfast feast with lots of choice - fresh eggs, bacon, toast, fruit and cereal.

Accommodation was comfortable had everything you need when working away from home. With more time we would have had a bbq on the verandah whilst we spend some more time taking in the view across the gardens over to the dams ... something for next time!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank CoacheStuff
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Local57, Owner at Platypus Park Country Retreat, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, while working in the region. Hope to see you again sometime.
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Berry, NSW
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Comfortable accommodation in a beautiful, rural setting some minutes from town. There were two bedrooms, one upstairs and one down, so it could get a bit crowded if more than two people were staying, but there was the verandah outside. There was a decent laundry to the entrance of the cottage. Unfortunately we didn't have time to have a spa or explore the property. We enjoyed watching the antics of the puppy, Sophie chasing something in the bushes. Only saw some ripples which could have come been platypi. The main drawback was the proximity of the main highway - how the platypi could have stood the traffic noise, was beyond me, for such a tranquil setting. The verandah could done with some TLC, as a number of nails were sticking out of the floor boards.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Joram48
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Local57, Owner at Platypus Park Country Retreat, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
We thank you for your feedback. The Wattle Spa studio is designed for overnight stays and is compact in size. We also have fully self contained spacious apartments. Perhaps one of these would have suited your needs better.
Our proximity to the road is very convenient and the platypus in the dams and river do not seem to mind at all. We are sorry you did not find this to your liking. Our map location shows clearly we are near roads which allow our customers to find us easily.
I'm pleased you found our accommodation comfortable, and the rural location beautiful.
We will again attend to the nails in the decking, unfortunately they keep popping up with the weather.
Thank you for bring this to our attention, and the time taken to review our tranquil rural property.
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Property: Platypus Park Country Retreat
Address: Platypus Park 20 Ada St, Bridport, Tasmania 7262, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Bridport
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Bridport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Platypus Park Country Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly self-contained accommodation, situated on a small rural property on the edge of the seaside town, Bridport, north east Tasmania. Offering peace and quiet, personal service, free touring information to guests. Families are welcome, ideal too for romantic short breaks, or group bookings. Games room and trout fishing dams are a bonus when staying with families. Generous breakfast hampers are available, produce from the organic garden is available for purchase, including free range eggs. Stay a while and enjoy the rural tranquility, play by the seaside, have a round of golf at Barnbougle Dunes or visit vineyards. ... more   less 
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