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“WOW! Great Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Fantastic place great for a romantic weekend. Immues and kangaroos coming up to our window in the morning was amazing! The service was excellent! Only downside was no blackout curtains so sleeping in was a bit of an issue.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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1Boroka, Owner at Boroka Downs, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
We’re glad you folks enjoyed your short time at Boroka Downs. To avoid any misunderstanding for people reading the review perhaps we can clarify that each of the residences are open plan as can be seen on our website and the bedroom areas have heavy black blinds, the living areas have semi see-thru grey blinds so you can take advantage of sneak viewing of the wildlife as these guests did. There is a vaulted ceiling in the living space which has a skylight facing away from the bedroom, this has no covering. In summary the sleeping areas are not blacked out but darkened and the only noises to wake you are from the birds and critters at the windows.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in one of the Boroka Downs cottages. The cottage had all the features needed to escape the stresses of daily life - privacy, comfort, spa bath to soothe the body and mind, large comfortable bed, kitchen with all the essentials, open plan living with a beautiful view to the mountains, and plenty of wildlife (kangaroos, emus, and colourful birds). The hosts, Bob and Stephanie, gave us a warm welcome and then left us alone to enjoy the peace and tranquility.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

Although quite some way out of Halls Gap, this did not detract from the experience in any way. All lodges set in bush surroundings, with close encounters with kangaroos and emus just outside your window, especially early morning. There were also lots of tiny birds which were encouraged with lots of water containers.

I can only describe our accommodation as opulent, with our hosts finding the right balance to make this a very special place to stay. We were in the area only once so wanted to see our surroundings, but equally we could have arrived and just shut ourselves off from the world outside, and just enjoyed the experience.

We had always planned to self cater, and had prepared before arriving, but our hosts had obviously had experience of accommodating those who had come unprepared. Our breakfast provisions far exceeded our requirements, and every conceivable piece of equipment and item you might have wanted was available to make your stay special. This even included your own pair of binoculars to use!

Our hosts also offered a nature walk, which was done by one of their neighbours, where we learned a lot more about our surroundings, and the careful balance between nature and living in this area.

Congratulations Stephanie and Bob for offering such a wonderful experience. If we didn't live the other side of the world we would be back, but can do no more than recommend you here, and whenever else we can.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

We have stayed at Boroka Downs three times over the years, it never ceases to delight and provide the rare chance to truly relax and disconnect - we cannot wait for the next time. All the extra touches help make this a truly magical destination.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

We recently spent 4 days at Boroka Downs for my husbands birthday - what a truly beautiful place! The accomodation is modern and super clean, the local wildlife abundent and the hosts happy to cater for your every need! We'll definitely be back!

Room Tip: We stayed in Residence #1 which did not have a view of the Grampians, but enjoyed the lovely morning...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SusanSoldini
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

Myself and now Husband eloped to Boroka Downs and we could not have wished for anything more perfect, the scenery, the superb room with more than we could have ever needed for our 3 night stay and of course the Wildlife. Stephanie and Bob gave me the hassle free wedding that I wanted and nothing we asked for was too hard!!! We found a real little gem for our wedding and I have been spreading the word since returning home. It is the perfect romantic holiday get away and we will definetly return, maybe for our wedding anniversary!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stayed at Boroka Downs for our honeymoon and it was the absolute perfect setting. Bob and Stephanie had thought of everything...the fire was ready to light and there were beautiful little touches upon our arrival. The design of the property is clever and makes you feel like you are the only ones there. The villas are the best accommodation I have ever seen. Full of character and design excellence. Fantastic spa with views, massive bathroom and a kitchen that has everything that you could possibly want. We really had need of nothing and it was the perfect place to escape to and relax. We loved cooking our own food in the kitchen and outside on the BBQ as we lazed on the sun lounges. It isn't far into town either to get supplies. It is more expensive than we would normally spend but definitely worth it. I don't think we will ever stay anywhere as nice. It is amazing!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Property: Boroka Downs
Address: 51 Birdswing Road | Grampians, Halls Gap, Victoria 3381, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Halls Gap
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Halls Gap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Boroka Downs 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sharing the boundary with the Grampians National Park, Boroka Downs offers romantic luxury and superb views with wildlife at your doorstep. Designed specifically for couples each of our 5 identical, environmentally designed residences is secluded and provides award winning luxury and serenity with full self-catering facilities. Plus there's the luxury 2 bedroom Bungalow for 2 couples, tucked away in the property corner. Boroka Downs is Ecotourism accredited and a Tourism Hall of Fame inductee. Five minutes from Halls Gap but a world away. ... more   less 
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