We spent 3 nights are the Aiyana Retreat in Denmark, staying in the two bedroomed Leela cottage.
Aiyana Retreat is on the edge of Denmark, a couple of miles from the town centre near the end of a cul-de-sac, so little passing traffic. There is a path all the way in to town, but I suspect it is poorly illuminated at night, and it’s a bit of a hike, so a car is handy to get in to town and explore the area.
Leela cottage forms one end of a small block of cottages (3, I think) . There is ample parking at the back. There is an enclose private patio at the back with a table and chairs, an outdoor shower (with a door through to the main bathroom) and access to the laundry room (with washer and dryer) . There is also a patio at the front which is open to the open area in front of all the cottages and the Aiyana Spa. The front patio sports a mains gas powered barbeque, which was very clean and we make use of after visiting the butcher shop in the village.
The retreat is very quiet. The cottage and all the furniture, fixtures and fittings, soft furnishings and all equipment therein was of excellent quality, well maintained and absolutely squeaky clean. It's a shame that Tripadvisor don't offer more than 5 stars for cleanliness, because the whole place was absolutely spotless.
The main room of the cottage housed lounge, dining area and kitchen and is rustically furnished with good quality stuff. There is a breath-taking array (well maybe I exaggerate) of kitchen equipment which included nice touches like initial supplies of milk, tea, coffee, kitchen towel, sweeties etc. There was a nice big TV with cable and a small stock of films on DVDs. There were also some board games that would have suited both adults and kids. The main bedroom was again simply, rustically but elegantly furnished. The main feature was a nice big comfy bed. There was nowhere to lay out clothes, so I think we ended up taking through a dining chair for that purpose.
The second bedroom had twin beds. We didn’t use them so can’t vouch for their comfyness.
The photos on Tripadvisor and other places are pretty accurate but don’t always show the Leela cottage.
As previously mentioned, there was wifi but the signal wasn’t strong and it was a bit flakey if you moved away from the end of the lounge nearest to the Spa, where the aerial was located apparently.
We didn’t see any staff other than the owner, Gadi an extremely polite and helpful gentleman who welcomed us when we arrived , invited us to contact him if there was any issues, said goodbye as we left but otherwise left us to it. Thank you
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming Retreat provides 4 self contained accommodations; Tao (the path), a luxurious spa chalet, Mira (Look Within!)a luxurious spa chalet, Leela (meaning playfulness) a premium two bedroom spa retreat, and Rumi (the famous Sufi Poet) a deluxe one bedroom studio. All have been stunningly designed, built and decorated by some of Denmark's finest artists and craftsmen, using local timber, stained glass windows, and handmade tiles, marble, granite and mosaics. Situated in the heart of Denmark's unique natural environment, 200 meters from Wilson Inlet, surrounded by natural bush reserve and right next to the Bibbulmun Walking Track. Aiyana Wellness, is another fantastic addition to your well being experience while staying at Aiyana Retreat, offering assorted massages carried by the best therapists in Denmark. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aiyana Retreat Denmark, Western Australia