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Inne Town backpackers & Margaret river lodge YHA: Two hostels

I stayed at the Inne Town backpackers in 2001 but dont remember much about it at all

In 2013, we stayed at the lodge YHA, located about 2km from twon but walkable.
Its a great place with a large open garden to chill out in.
Its in two sections, the dorm section is in one block andthe private rooms a little further along in a seperate block with its own kitchen and showers etc.
Theres a pool there too.
Double rooms are basic and cost $76.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written April 28, 2013

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Conto Campground: Camping at Conto's

There are several camping areas to choose from at Conto's. Facilities include toilets, barbecues, tables, water and individual sites in the bush.

Being surrounded by kangaroos and kookaburras.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Beaches, Camping
  • Written July 3, 2010
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Harmony Forest: Secluded Tranquility in the Wine Region

Harmony Forest is cottage/chalet style accommodation in the middle of a jarrah forest. Each cottage is well secluded from the other cottages - the whole time we were there we saw no-one, it's as if we were all alone in a gorgeous cabin in the middle of the forest. It's simply lovely. We did run into one person - during our first day one of the owners dropped by to inform us that the power would be out for a few hours the next day due to maintenance work.

Upon arrival, the owners had placed champagne glasses and gift chocolates in the fridge for us. Such a lovely touch. The room was cosy and comfortable, and the corner spa defies description! It was in such a beautiful location, just off the verandah and had the most breathtaking view of the surrounding forest. It was lucky the cabin was completely secluded, we made much use of the spa!

All kitchen equipment, cutlery, crockery, dishwashing liquid, teatowels etc were supplied, as was soap, shampoo and bubble bath.

We were never interrupted during our stay, but at any time we could go to the reception hut and someone would be there to answer our questions.

The wildlife was abundant and reasonably tame. Birds and little furry bandicoots would often come to the back verandah expecting food. They seemed to like the breadcrumbs best!

Harmony Forest is a short 10 minute drive from Margaret River. It's great if you don't plan to spend too much time in the town, but if you want to have a bit of a drink out at night, make sure someone sober is driving you home.

The gravel road leading to the cottages is quite driveable and reasonably well maintained, although we found that the quality of the grading work was a bit average. Still, as I said, perfectly driveable even in a sports car.

The nicest thing about Harmony Forest is the romantic seclusion. Upon arrival, you enter a little hut containing nothing but a phone and a directory. You ring reception and they give you directions to your cottage. It's very cute and quirky. Harmony Forest is also close to many wineries as well as the caves and the Raptor Centre, and is only a short 10-minute drive into Margaret River town.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: National/State Park, Wine Tasting, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written October 31, 2007
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Seashells Caves Hotel- Yallingup: Fab Hertiage Hotel

The hotel is tucked away in 4.5 hectares of gorgeous gardens in the small village of Yallingup. The hotel is a heritage listed building, originally built in 1905 and later restored in 1938. It oozes with character, charm and personality. The building has been totally restored, by Seashells and they are in progress of adding another apartment complex to the resort. (Weekdays could be noisy).

Our room 7 was over the bar and indeed, it was noisy but luckily, the bar closed at 10.00pm., so it did not really upset us. What did though was the room had no air-conditioning, and in the afternoon, it felt like a sauna. The room was spacious, with an attached lounge room with TV, tea and coffee facilities, mini bar (no contents) and an overhead fan.

The bed was comfortable and the bathroom adequate, although I thought Seashells to be stingy with their toiletries. Overall, our room was comfortable except for no air-conditioning, but even with the reduction fee, we thought it too be very expensive and over rated.

The main criticism I have of this hotel is although it is an icon within the Margaret River district, I booked this hotel for one reason. On their website, it states “a short stroll through the garden to the beach”. The short stroll is actually at least 10 minute walk to a road and then to the beach.

Our room 7 was over the bar and indeed, it was noisy but luckily, the bar closed at 10.00pm., so it did not really upset us. What did though was the room had no air-conditioning, and in the afternoon, it felt like a sauna. The room was spacious, with an attached lounge room with TV, tea and coffee facilities, mini bar (no contents) and an overhead fan.

The bed was comfortable and the bathroom adequate, although I thought Seashells to be stingy with their toiletries. Overall, our room was comfortable except for no air-conditioning, but even with the reduction fee, we thought it too be very expensive and over rated.

I booked this hotel via their internet site, but without getting any solid confirmation from them, I decided to ring and confirm our booking, as we were arriving at midnight and did not want any mistakes. On confirming, they told us, they did not have our booking and the room I had originally booked was now taken. They offered us a reduction for the last room available, which was supposed to be the worse room, as it overlooked the bar area. Tip: Ring them for a booking.

Yallingup is famously known, for its fabulous surf, but if you just happen to be a swimmer, bodysurfer, and then this beach is difficult. There is a large reef before the breakers, which is fabulous for board riders but useless for everyday swimmers.

The caravan Park opposite Yallingup beach, looked incredible good value, they had self-contained cabins with beautiful views of the ocean. The other tip is Smiths Beach around the corner has the most beautiful, stunning and divine beach with just one block off self-contained apartments. (I wish I had booked these.) – Canal Rocks Apartments.

To give this hotel some credit, the other rooms with balconies looked gorgeous but they come with a heavy price tag. If you just want a romantic interlude then this hotel offers a unique experience in an elegant art-deco building.

I have given this hotel with its faults a 5 star rating for the elegant charm of Caves House.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Adventure Travel, Hiking and Walking
  • Written August 31, 2007
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Margaret River Tourist Park: Margaret River Tourist Park

We chose to stay here because it was about the only thing left in town, seeing as we left booking our Easter holiday stay till the last minute.

There were 3 of us girls and we shared a Budget Studio, which meant we basically had a one room villa with three beds (two could be zipped together to make a double), a fridge, tv, microwave, cutlery & glasses, table & chairs and reverse cycle heating. We had to shower and toilet in the ablution block, but we did have a special key which allowed us to use the disabled bathroom - we took advantage of this so we could store some handwash and a towel for the floor in there because the shared facilities can get quite mucky by the end of the day.

There was a swimming pool, swings and two sets of barbecues in the park. And the park itself was beautiful and nicely maintained.

It was close to town, walking distance, which is definitely good for a night out on the town. I would definitely stay here again, although it would be nice to see what a room with it's own bathroom facilities would be like. Of course, like everything else over Easter, the price does go up quite a bit.

And girls.....lots of hotties!

My sister, who lives in Margs, tells me this is where a lot of the hottie backpackers stay!!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: School Holidays, Budget Travel, Family Travel
  • Written March 28, 2007
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Riverview Tourist Park: Relaxing at Riverview

Riverview Tourist Park is a friendly, family-oriented holiday venue offering a wide choice of comfortable and affordable accommodation.

Riverview offers 30 spacious and comfortable cabins, some with ensuite bathrooms. The cabins, sleep from 2 to 6 people and most are fully equipped with modern kitchen facilities and utensils, comfortable lounge and dining furniture, TV and a verandah. All cabins come complete with linen and reverse cycle (heating & cooling) air conditioning. Portable cot available (prior arrangement must be made). Special weekly rates are available by arrangement.

Riverview features a dedicated grassy and shaded area for campers who can take advantage of all the site's amenities, including Campers' Kitchen, spotless shower and toilet block/modern laundry facilities.

There is also a mini kiosk serving cool drinks, ice creams and snacks. Free gas BBQ by the river & gazebo.

Powered and non powered camp sites are available.

We stayed in the Riverfront Cottage which sleeps 2 couples and 2 singles. Completely self contained including laundry facilities. Large patio area protected by see through pvc blinds. Undercover parking with supurb views of the Margaret River in a private setting.

Camping Facilities or a variety of Self Contained Cabins.

Canoeing available on site. $15 per hour.

Free BBQ and family atmosphere.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: School Holidays, Family Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written November 30, 2006
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Riverwood: Riverwood Retreat

Riverwood is just five minutes drive from Margaret River's main township and 10 minutes drive from the beach. It has river frontage with easy access to riverside walking trails (we couldn’t find clear access). Built around a stunning pool and tropical garden, the property includes three acres of beautiful gardens and an adventure playground. The remaining four acres are semi-rural and include an orchard, vegetable garden (which you are free to feed from) and grove of peppermint trees which lead towards the Margaret River.

The cedarwood house is spacious and open-plan and is perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining.

Definitely not cheap and surprisingly there was no barbecue. There was a weber instead and I can never figure those things out! The grounds were stunning and just about everything was supplied, but there would no doubt be similar properties for a lot less.

Sleeps 8-10 people. 2 bathrooms, well-equipped gourmet kitchen, pot-belly stove & open fireplace, large, shady verandah overlooking pool, home theatre with TV, DVD, VCR, Foxtel and CD player, centrally piped sound system, washing machine & tumble dryer, telephone, linen provided, undercover parking.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Luxury Travel, School Holidays
  • Written November 28, 2006
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Bayu Beach House: Between gigantic waves and great wines

We spent a week here in November 2005. A perfect time to visit Margaret River because the weather is warmer but the Christmas crowds haven't arrived yet either (Autumn is another good time). But the best thing about Bayu at this time of the year was watching the whales migrate South along the coast from our own living room. The kids were really excited, noses glued to the windows, looking out for the tell-tale water-spouts ("Thar she blows!"). All this in a really well-designed house that is brand-spanking new and perched at the top of the hill overlooking Gnarabup Beach. On other days, we were sitting back on the deck, sipping some of our latest purchases (my new discovery, Devil's Lair Chardonnay - excellent!) when some surfers started "towing in" on the big (BIG) wave right in front of the house. Scary but spectacular - I'm glad I was on dry land. Anyway, this place has become a favourite for us, as the house provides the perfect place to enjoy the amazing ocean views while enjoying the wine and food we've picked up on your travels during the day.

Amazing views in a great location - with great access empty beaches, national park walks, world-class vineyards and excellent restaurants.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Whale Watching, Food and Dining, Wine Tasting
  • Written February 16, 2006

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Seaescape Holiday House: Prevelly Beach Accommodation

We stayed at Prevelly Beach about 5 minute drive from Margaret River. I highly recommend this accommodation especially for families and a lot of people. And the best thing about it is it's cheaper than your average accommodation - check out the link below. Plus it is only about 100m to the beach!! Definately a good find!!

Actually there are two houses next to each other - the big one with the loft that we stayed in and a smaller on next door that is cheaper.

Anyway, well worth it if you have a few people in your group and kids.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written August 30, 2005
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Wise Winery

Wise Winery has 5 delightful and very different chalets in secluded bushland on their property which can accommodate anything from 2 to 10 people. The chalets are a 20 min walk through bush to Meelup Beach. Linen & towels are provided in all chalets. No pets are allowed on the property.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written March 27, 2005
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Views of the Bay: Views of the Bay

The Views of the Bay is a holiday house up for rent... It is a great house with six bedrooms, four bathrooms, two lounge rooms, a gym, a 2 person spa, a 6 person spa, balcony with views of the bay and more...

It's about 8 kms out of Dunsborough up on a hill amongst lots of trees. A really great spot for a quiet holiday... :)

They even have a Play Station 2, board games, all linen, all kitchen needs, push bikes etc.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Adventure Travel
  • Written September 1, 2004
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