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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Don't look elsewhere, stay here! This B&B is gorgeous, comfortable with absolutely everything you could possibly require, and then a few more refined touches. Our room was a comfortable suite, of sitting room, bedroom and beautiful 'bathing room' The one with the the green plant wall which is a striking feature.

Our host was very personable and most practical is his assistance. We enjoyed his company and his friendly welcoming manner.

On the practical side there is on site parking, wifi, comfy bed and a sumptuous breakfast.

Stanwell Park is hilly, so be prepared if you plan any walking, though the walk to the beach is easy and through a grassed public park at the doorstep.

The B&B is on a steep slope and is very well fitted into the terrain. This means there are stairs, we had no problem with these, and our host was very helpful with our luggage.

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank RonVW14
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ian s, Owner at Ocean Blue B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

hey Ron and Jill thank you for your lovely comments. i was a delight to have you stay. safe travels around the coast. All the very best Ian

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Peaceful weekend away. Stayed in the room with the amazing spa bath with wall garden feature. Charming, friendly and interesting host. Loved the warm outdoor shower.
Got the train to Thirroul for dinner at Samuel's. Delicious but super small portions - be sure to add side dish/s. hope to be back.

Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Tarkas-friend
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

We had the room upstairs - everything was super clean and comfortable: bedding, linen, bathroom. Drinks and cheese are on offer; the breakfasts Ian prepared just could not be faulted. Every detail was attended to - including the Portmeirion crockery!

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We awoke on day one to a breakfast for Kings and Queens – which after all, is a key ingredient of the successful BnB – and it set up our day perfectly. A bunch of teas; or a rich tasty well brewed coffee. Full cooked breakfast with the works: perfectly cooked eggs to our liking, scrambled, fried whatever we wanted; tasty mushrooms; a snag or two sizzled on the BBQ on the verandah; grilled tomato; on it goes, the details make all the difference. The next day Ian whipped up maybe the fluffiest omelettes we’ve ever seen with generous chunks of avocado. As a result, we were in no hurry to get going and had two very lazy mornings in the 2nd floor outdoor room till we begrudgingly got up and strolled for 5 minutes to the patrolled surf beach.

Our spacious room was well appointed, a nice big tele, a comfy lounge, a lovely shady verandah – an extraordinarily luscious vertical garden towers over the spa in the large modern bathroom. It’s a real sight! The bed was big and comfy, so we slept like a couple of exhausted babies who awoke to dappled sunlight through the thick green forest right outside the windows. If you’re getting the impression it’s all a bit gorgeous, you’d be right.

Ian has a meticulous attention to detail that typically only comes from many years in a service industry where the customer is prioritised, where being of service to his guests is where he gets his joy. But he certainly isn't around too much – in fact, he was around if we needed or wanted a chat and a laugh, or he was invisible. It is through Ian’s exacting and accommodating nature that we got to sit back, relax, take a deep refreshing breath, put our feet up on a day lounge, or catch a cool rinse in the outdoor shower if we liked – and let our minds completely let go in the assurance that things are being taken care of. And let go we did! Such a relaxing stay!

Oh, and for those who want to dine out at the local restaurants, we strongly suggest following Ian’s recommendations – he know’s his stuff – they were spot on!

Thanks so much Ian, it was a true delight – if we’re heading your way again, we’ll be there for sure!

Bradley & Linda

Date of stay: January 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Never having experienced B & B accommodation I was a bit anxious of what lay ahead & as I pulled up at my location I called my host. He sounded so welcoming. He showed me to my room and It was the most amazing room,such a beautiful place and a great location for me to call home for the next week. And what a beautiful home it was. You have to experience Ocean Blue B & B for yourself to really appreciate the warmth and beauty of the home. Host Ian makes you feel relaxed and special from the moment you enter his special home. Do yourself a favour and take yourself to paradise. Within walking distance to the beach, great food and the best place to stay. Thanks Ian for sharing your home.

Date of stay: January 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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