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Margarets Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Margaret River
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“We were upgraded!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

We booked online the day before as we just wanted somewhere to stay for one night. We had booked a studio room but were upgraded to a spa studio apartment. The service was good and the apartment was very comfortable. It was a bonus to have a washing machine and dryer in the bathroom which I used with detergent supplied. I would have been happy to stay for longer. There is a restaurant at the resort, and a bar as well as a surf shop, and there is a cafe at the beach. The beach is a bit of a walk but very nice. You would need a car for other activities as there are no shops, other cafes etc nearby.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thankyou for your review, your contributions are valued by us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Safe & Happy Travels
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

We decided to visit the area a little late to have many lodging options but we were happy to be able to book Margarets Beach Resort...thinking it will be nice to be by the beach. It is a short walk to the beach which was nice but the beach had many bugs so we did not spend much time there--no fun when you have to swat bugs every 5 seconds. We booked a 2 bedroom apartment which had a nice view of the ocean...if you could overlook the damage caused by the fires. It was nice to be able to cook in the apartment which was the best part of the apartment...and the washer and dryer worked well. Besides that, the apartment was old, outdated, not very clean and not of good quality....especially when we were expecting 4 star accommodations and for what we paid. The shelf in the refrigerator was cracked and falling down. The water pressure was next to zero so it took forever to take a shower. The tub had horrible stains. The pillows were not comfortable.The walls were very thin and we could hear our neighbors parties--that went on until 3am one night and midnight another night.
On a positive note the staff was very friendly and helpful!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Forster, Australia
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

We were recommended to try this place due to the location, which is lovely. We were disappointed to find out room didn't have a balcony, just sliding doors with a rail straight across them. The rooms are clean but certainly not modern. Had trouble with the fans in the bathroom continually running.

Worse however was our first night. The walls are paper thin and anything outside just echo's so our neighbours with 3 kids under 2 were unfortunately very loud. We got no sleep the first night as we could hear the babies crying at all hours. We have children ourselves and understand about kids but it is not what you want on a romantic holiday.

Facilities were good and the food was nice. Might have been ok if we were on a family getaway but as a couple I found it not what we would like.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Trinityau
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Perth Western Australia
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146 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

Had a studio apartment for two nights. Make sure you book at the on site restaurant as it is great and gets packed. Rooms are standard, a bit dated but comfortable with everything you need for a short stay. Try and ask for a room with a sea View. Staff were really friendly. The beach is within walking distance, Margaret River townsite about a ten minute drive. You can walk along a timber boardwalk rather than along the beach, which is more shell grit than soft sand. Great for summer, not sure what it would be like in winter. We paid $225 per night, but were in the middle of high season and this was much cheaper that other resorts. Definitely a good place for a family stay if you want to chill out. Check in was simple, staff extra friendly adding to the atmosphere. There's a surf shop, bar, bistro and restaurant on site. We would probably stay again.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tatung01
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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

Check in staff were very helpful, room (studio) basic but had everything you could need. Resort is a bit dated but seems to have a really good atmosphere, not noisy althought there were lots of kids around as it was school holidays. the beach is in walking distance, and has a timber boardwalk if you want to wander further along. The sand is more like shell grit, not the fine sand you get at Eagle Bay further around the coast. There is no dock, so if you want music bring one. Overall quite reasonable value for an area that is so expensive during peak time, but at $225 per night not cheap. Great restaurant and bistro onsite. Margaret River townsite about 10 minutes drive, caves road and wineries a little more. Overall I would recommend this for a family holiday, not sure what it would be like in winter, but in summer it's good value with a great atmosphere and beach close by. Self contained, unseeviced ( unless you pay for extra services)

Room Tip: Our room had no view at all, I would ask for one in a better location if we come again, although at...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kn2travel
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Property: Margarets Beach Resort
Address: 1 Resort Pl | Gnarabup Beach, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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Region: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Margaret River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Margaret River
#5 Family Hotel in Margaret River
#6 Romantic Hotel in Margaret River
Price range (per night): $179 - $272
Hotel Class:4 star — Margarets Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
*** Location Location Location ***Offering idyllic 4 star Margaret River Accommodation by the sea, Margarets Beach Resort is one of the best beach resorts in Western Australia (WA). It’s the perfect location for a romantic getaway or memorable family holiday in the renowned Margaret River Wine Region.Just 10 kilometres from Margaret River town, on WA’s spectacular South West Coast, and just 500 metres from pristine Gnarabup Beach, Margarets Beach Resort is the only resort accommodation by the sea.You can enjoy everything the Margaret River Wine Region has to offer, with easy access to the South West’s world-class wineries, caves, national parks, nature walk trails, surf breaks and other outstanding attractions and tours.The beach holiday resort offers a range of accommodation options for your Margaret River break. Choose from views to the magnificent coast, resort pool and gardens or the natural beauty of WA’s Naturaliste Ridge. And it’s just a short stroll to Gnarabup Beach, where you can enjoy the water playground or take in the stunning west coast sunsets.You’ll also benefit from a range of resort facilities to make your stay even more enjoyable.Relax, unwind and enjoy your Margaret River experience at Margarets Beach Resort.Includes Free WIFI. All our accommodation is Non Smoking. ... more   less 
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