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Mt Hart Homestead
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The location of this homestad is pretty special. Nice place to stay for a few days! Some beautifull places and creeks to visit, great swimming spots.
But the best thing of this place is the service. It was perfect!!! Never met such nice people at a hotel!! Verry kind and nice people. Dinner is great as well!!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Mt. Hart is over 40km from the Gibb Road, but the road is in good shape, and there are nice things to see along the way. THe tents with en-suites were comfortable enough, and not hot at night with a little ventilation. The homestead rooms looked nice, but probably weren't as easy to ventilate, and did not have en-suites. The bar area is a nice place to hang out any time of day, and the Chef does a wonderful job with dinner. The only reason I rate average was the presence of bugs and flies at the homestead, which were hard to ignore. However, they disappear in the evenings. The staff is friendly, made up of family of the owner and others. There's a very nice walk/drive up to 'Sunset Hill' each evening, well worth the 5 minutes it takes to get there. Overall, a nice respite from the Gibb Road.

Room Tip: THe safari tents come with newer en-suite bathrooms and showers, the homestead used shared facilitie...
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

This campsite is 50 kms up a dead end track and therefore it can charge what it wants for its facilities. To camp at an unpowered site was $18 per person, washing was $7 per load and dinner was $40 per person. Soft drinks are $4 per can and Beer is $7.50. Its remote location of course has to be reflected in its costs but if you intend to stay here then it would be worth being as independent as possible. The campsite itself is in a quiet idyllic location and there is lots of shade, warm showers but no cooking facilities. Water is not safe to drink at the camp but is easily available at the homestead a few kms away. Flies are a major major nuisance (the worst we found anywhere on the Gibb) and we were very pleased that we had net hats. We enjoyed our one night here but were pleased to get away from the flies the following morning. Diesel is available at a location influenced price.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

This was booked for us in a longer trip, I see now that they don't book people into this one, gee thanks!
I'm lead to believe it's around $600 per night for a couple, 3 course meal and breakfast included.
Booked into the 'lodge rooms' nice big room, comfortable bed, very thin pillows thankfully there were spares. No locks on the doors, I guess there is a level of trust on the Gibb River Road, especially when it's actually 50 km off the road. The oblutions were some 15 mets away, separate toilets and then into a dire block for a shower. All built by men for men, no mirrors, very basic at best.
It's advertised to have lovely gardens, no, not, all overgrown and run down.
Evening meal was really lovely, taken up to see the sunset, white cloths, the works, don't expect this though as they had VIP guests and we all had the benefit from this. Pay for your drinks though, the cost suggests that drinks might be complimentary.
Minimal staff, they were all quite nice and helpful. This and several other accomidation places in the Kimberley are owned by one man and his foreign wife, my guess is that he rarely visits.
Very poor for the money, at least double the cost it should be. Would love to see the area bought back to what it clearly was like some years ago.

Room Tip: If you must go try the tents with ensuite, or better still stay elsewhere.
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Managers6743, Manager at Mt Hart Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2016

Thank you for staying at Mt Hart Homestead. Most visit Mt Hart Homestead because of its remoteness and lack of commercialisation. We are working on developing a very special dinner at sunset hill and hopefully soon many will get to experience this wonderful dinner. Your comments relating to our owner are very harsh and unjust. Our owner is an extremely hard working man and both he and his lovely and very hard working wife spend a great deal of time at Mt Hart and the other tourism products that they have in the Kimberley.
I do wonder why you chose to stay in an airconditioned homestead room (based on your criticism of the ablutions) We also offer ensuited tents.

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Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

This is one of those stays that you'll likely never forget. It's a long old drive off the main track to get there which only adds to the adventure. The homestead is open, spacious and welcoming. There's plenty to explore locally on the grounds and beyond. You might catch a dingo bouncing along the airstrip like we did. Yep, it's expensive. But spare a thought for how much effort went into restoring this old station. Spare a thought for Taffy Abbotts and his dream.

Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mt Hart Homestead

Address: Gibb River Road, within King Leopold Range Conservation Park | The Kimberleys, Western Australia 6728, Australia (Formerly Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge Hotel)
Region: Australia > Western Australia
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #583 of 931 Speciality Lodging in Western Australia
Price Range: $387 - $438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mt Hart Homestead 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be welcomed with open arms to Mt Hart Homestead, conveniently located just off the Gibb River Road. The property offers a charming place to relax and recharge, and its proximity to many of the Kimberley's spectacular gorges makes it an ideal base from which to explore this stunning region. Mt Hart Homestead comprises two accommodation sites, the original working cattle station homestead and the second homestead, which has been carefully recreated to match the unique style of the original. Both exude a rustic ambiance and offer exceptional hospitality. Accommodation features comfortable double or twin bedded rooms, which are close to shared facilities, all in a secluded Kimberley setting. Stay in a remarkable location, close to the spectacular King Leopold Ranges and just a short drive from APT's Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge, making Mt Hart the perfect next stop on your Kimberley journey. The land on which Mt Hart is built enjoys a fascinating rich Indigenous and pastoral history. Mt Hart Homestead offers shared bathroom facilities, a library, a dining room, a licensed bar, and a guest laundry, all the comforts of home at your fingertips. Hearty home-cooked breakfasts and delicious three-course dinners are served in a licensed dining room. Lunch is also available upon request (additional cost). ... more   less 
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