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Lanterns Retreat Lodge

16 Newberry Rd, Busselton, Western Australia 6281 Australia
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5.0
#1 of 3 B&Bs in Dunsborough
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Lanterns Retreat is a luxuriously appointed lodge situated in the heart of Old Dunsborough, within easy walking distance of the town centre and beautiful local beaches. Guests enjoy exquisite suites with ensuites. Our gardens are the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a glass of wine. Complimentary port and chocolates await.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Complimentary tea
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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B Rowse wrote a review Feb 2020
Innisfil, Canada7 contributions4 helpful votes
Dunsborough is a lovely base for this part of Australia being a quaint town on it's own and also very close to Margaret River and all the wineries in the area. We very much enjoyed Lanterns Retreat's location walking distance to the beach and the town. Serge was a very good host and interesting conversationalist with his passion for jazz and art (we even bought one of his paintings!).

Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shay51 wrote a review Aug 2022
Sydney, Australia40 contributions2 helpful votes
I cannot recommended this property highly enough. Originally booked for 2 nights and ended up staying 5.. My room was large, very clean, with period furniture and a very very comfortable bed. Also included a large separate shower and double spa. The Air con was self regulated and ran very quietly with a bedside light suitable for reading. There was also a small microwave, kettle and fridge which i used for breakfast. There are only well maintained residential properties around the lodge and I felt very secure in my room on the ground floor.
I looked at quite a number of places to stay but so glad I picked this property.
Very popular so dont forget to book ahead. I stayed during the week and was just luckly to be able to book some extra days. I would not hestitate to return again.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: king bed suite with double spa on ground floor
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TruWillow wrote a review Dec 2020
32 contributions8 helpful votes
Our host was friendly and welcoming, the location (just a short stroll from the beach and also the centre of town) was perfect. Our room had lovely French doors opening out on to the gardens and our en-suite contained a magnificent bath big enough for two of us to bathe together.
Our host had kindly compiled a list of his recommended restaurants and tourist attractions which we found helpful.
Our bed was too soft for our tastes but honestly that is a personal preference and I’m sure If we’d mentioned it to Serge and Lanterns wasn’t filled to capacity we would’ve been moved. Even though it was full we still felt we had our privacy. Such a lovely romantic summer getaway in the perfect location. Thank you for your hospitality Serge we would recommend your place time and time again
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ben wrote a review July 2020
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My wife and i had a fantastically peaceful weekend at Lanterns retreat. The room was exceptional, we stayed in "the baudin" suite which had a balcony, spa, large shower, spacious living area and an exquisite bed. We had such a wonderful time that we have booked a return trip. Sitting on the balcony listening to the birds do their thing in the trees was so relaxing accompanied with a glass of wine. Luxurious would sum up our experience.
The location is great too, Just a 5 minute walk to dunsborough town for a breakfast in the morning or at night for eats and drinks. You could also stroll down to the beach. We really enjoyed our time at Lanterns retreat and it feels like a little corner of paradise. We wpuld recommend for everyone to experience a stay there.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sue wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic location . Walking distance to the beach and town . Rooms were clean and great value for money . The lodge was fully booked but rooms were very private and we were not joined to another room . Super helpful host .
Thanks Serge .
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Date of stay: January 2021
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PhillSearle73 wrote a review Feb 2022
Perth, Australia7 contributions7 helpful votes
The environment created at this lodge can be felt as soon as you are welcomed at the door. I felt the weight of the world disappear walking into the residence & Surge made the check in quick and easy and was very welcoming. My room was nice and roomy and the bathroom was huge.
Thoroughly recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Mavo33 wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing stay at Lanterns Retreat and what a warm welcome we received, Serge was very welcoming and made you feel at home. Beautiful huge room King spa Suite the balcony was my favourite so chilled sitting out there listening to the birds in the morning.
Great Location to the main strip of Dunsborough lots of cafes, bars, restaurants just a walk away and really close to the beach lots of nice secluded spots.
Will be booking again. Thanks Serge for your warm friendly welcome.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Sarah F wrote a review July 2021
Perth, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
My third stay at Lanterns Retreat. Absolutely love it. Every comfort has been thought of … beautiful rooms, relaxing, lovely fire in the evenings, ideal location to walk along the bay or into Dunsborough and perfect location to explore the beautiful area of the southwest. Will definitely go again.
Highly recommend Lanterns Retreat!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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EBPerth wrote a review July 2020
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My partner and I spent two nights at Lanterns and we were very happy with our stay. We were upgraded by the lovely Serge to a beautiful King Room and the bed was sooo comfortable. The room was beautifully furnished with lots of little thoughtful touches to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We enjoyed a few glasses of wine by the cosy fireplace in the lounge room and had a very easy time making our way to the restaurants and beaches nearby.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robyn W wrote a review Nov 2023
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We needed to make a trip to Dunsborough so decided an overnight stay was better than back and forth in a day from Perth. I was very pleased to actually find a place which offered one nights accommodation as most places require two nights minimum. And I thought it was a great price for its top location. We were warmly greeted by Serge on our arrival with his relaxing music playing in the background. I ended up buying his CD and we listen to it regularly whilst having our morning coffee.
We were upgraded to a larger room with a spa (which we didn't use) overlooking the garden. We were very happy with our spacious room, the bed was very comfortable, and there was also a small mini-bar .. how many places have that these days?
We were able to walk to a few of our favourite spots the next day as you're only 5 minutes from the beach, you can't beat the location.
Okay, it's not a palace, a few cob webs around the place but its a homely spot, friendly, nice gardens, check-in is easy, price is good ... what more do we want? We will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room overlooking the gardens
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Answer from OidaGrantler
Zurich, Switzerland285 contributions269 helpful votes
Yes. The lady next door also had her dog with her.
Chintaesi asked a question Apr 2018
Singapore, Singapore102 contributions15 helpful votes
Hi, what toiletries are provided in the rooms? Thanks
Chintaesi asked a question Apr 2018
Singapore, Singapore102 contributions15 helpful votes
Hi, what toiletries are provided in the rooms? Thanks
Answer from NBM2012
Dunsborough, Australia63 contributions16 helpful votes
Hi, the toiletries provided include, soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, make remover pads and lotion, cotton buds. We trust this will be to your liking. Many thanks Serge
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Answer from Deb E
Perth, Australia25 contributions6 helpful votes
I would say probably not, it's a quiet retreat for adults only.
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Robyn W wrote a tip Nov 2023
4 contributions
"Room overlooking the gardens "
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Kane P wrote a tip Aug 2023
19 contributions8 helpful votes
"Give a miss if you go to bed early or a light sleeper"
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Mike C wrote a tip July 2023
Perth, Australia7 contributions13 helpful votes
"The weekday rate is very reasonable."
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Sandra C wrote a tip Nov 2022
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"The Baudin couldn't have been more perfect - we highly recommend!"
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Daniel M wrote a tip Nov 2022
1 contribution
"King Luxury Suite was great as all other were Booked, Had a separate entertaining space too, not that I used it"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$206 - AU$210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Newberry Manor
LOCATION
AustraliaWestern AustraliaMargaret River RegionBusseltonDunsborough
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lanterns Retreat Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lanterns Retreat Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Christian Fletcher Gallery (1.0 km), Yallingup Coffee Roasting Company (0.9 km), and Occy's 2 (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lanterns Retreat Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Lanterns Retreat Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Lanterns Retreat Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lanterns Retreat Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lanterns Retreat Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Manna Bistro, Yarri, and Occy's Dunsborough.
Is Lanterns Retreat Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Dunsborough.
Is Lanterns Retreat Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.