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“Luxury, Eco friendly, charming accommodation in an excellent location.”
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Boroka Downs
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“Luxury, Eco friendly, charming accommodation in an excellent location.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

We were looking for something very special for a special anniversary weekend. At Boroka Downs it was like finding an oasis! The accommodation is extremely comfortable and well appointed. A kitchen with everything we could possibly need meant we didn't have to go out to eat all the time. The proximity to hall's gap meant we could dine out when we wanted.
Privacy was ensured by the positioning of 5 units amongst screening bushes. The view of wildlife wasn't at all disturbed by this.
Everything from binoculars to tea lights were supplied, with a large spa looking out on the view as well. Books and information on local touring, wildlife, restaurants, wineries were all readily available.
A really beautiful place to stay for a special occasion.
Congratulations to the owners, Bob and Steph, for maintaining such a lovely spot, with thoughtfulness at every turn.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Rockingham, Australia
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

I recently got married at Boroka Downs after finding their amazing elopement package online, it was exactly what I was looking for, but upon arrival we found it to be everything they promised and much, much more, the accommodation was fantastic and the views, well...breathtaking is the only way to describe them. Upon arrival we definitely knew we had made the right decision eloping to Halls Gap. For the wedding, Steph and Bob had taken care of everything and it was the most relaxing and perfect day, Ron the celebrant was a wonderful man, really made the day full of warmth and love, and the photographer Marty Schoo was worth every cent, the photos are perfect and he was so lovely and easy to deal with, he captured our beautiful day with such ease. I knew my wedding day at Boroka Downs was going to be lovely but I had no idea how intimate, relaxing and beautiful it would be, if I had to do it over again, I would do it exactly the same, the most wonderful day of my life, and luckily all caught on camera. Boroka Downs is such a find, you are not in want of anything, Steph and Bob not only look after you, they are the most lovely and genuine people. The accommodation is clean, modern and perfectly situated, the nature you are surrounded in is like none I have ever encountered before. Halls Gap is truly one of Australia's most beautiful places. I will be back as often as I can, and that is coming all the way from WA! Thank you Steph and Bob for making our special day even more special that we could have imagined, we will be back, hopefully soon!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Quiet and good location with enough food and drinks in the fridge for a couple of days with a very good breakfast! Name it and it is in the fridge. You can see that Bob & Stephanie have thought about everything. When you sit outside the kangeroos, emoes and deers are walking near by, in the morning from bed you also can watch them.There is a fire place inside for chilly evenings and the first morning we receive a bulletin, with the weather forecast and interesting places to visit. You also can use the herb garden for your diner.
Near Halls Gap, Grampion Nat.Park, so enough walks to make.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Just a short note to say that all the reviews are spot on - this place is something special. I could live here. The sense of isolation with an amazing view is a winning combination. I can't believe how well designed the rooms are and they have everything from a state of the art coffee machine to a spa bath with almost 360 degree views of the surrounding environment.
Full marks.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

On our arrival, we were welcomed by Bob with a smile. You can see from his face that he loves what he does and where he lives. ( Who wouldn't?)
From the first step into our lodge, we immediately found that all the 'shoulds' started to melt away.
The lodge itself is stunning, with every care taken, and spotless.
While just outside the windows, Kangaroos (many with Joeys), Emus and Blue Wrens greeted us. Above us, a spectacular Wedge tail Eagle circled (being attacked by a very brave Magpie).
We quickly settled into a bottle (or two) of champagne as we watched the parade continue from our verandah. As night fall began we enjoyed our dinner outside, watching the sun set. Later that evening we soaked away our troubles in the a spa while the open fire crackled . Finally we fell into bed and slept the sleep of the God's.
Three days of this paradise and we were recharged enough to reluctantly return to the 'real world'. Already planning for our next visit.
We loved every moment of our stay and I have no doubt that you will too.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Words cannot sum up how spectacular our week long stay here was.......but since its a 200 word minimum....i'll try...:)
Amazing, Spectacular, fantastic, superb, great, worth every penny, peaceful, relaxing, quiet, secluded, comfortable, sexy, five star, generous and helpful hosts. We adored this place and will be back. Thank you !

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We actually won a 4-night stay here from a contest but it was awesome - would happily live there. Modern, chic, fireplace, wildlife - all great. Each time we came back from our outings we loved coming back to the room - opulent would probably describe it best. Also great selection of DVDs which you could check out at any time.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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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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