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Reviewed 21 January 2012

We arrived at the b&b and were warmly greeted by Robyn. She made us feel very at home. The room was terrific. It was spotless and nicely furnished. The best was the bed and linen!! Lovely. I recommend

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Broome, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2012

I stayed overnight at Arika Retreat a while ago and really liked the place. I arrived quite late, but Robyn, the owner, gave me a lovely friendly welcome and had prepared the spa for me. It was great to unwind in the hot tub after a long drive and I enjoyed the little touches to the setting. The room was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2012

I don't even want to give this place the time of day. The accommodation is way overpriced; The owner completely uncaring; And the experience leaves me very disillusioned about what should be a lovely town.

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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2009

Arika retreat has to be the penultimate experience, how delightful . My partner and I had the yummiest time the peace and privacy the spa delliciously simple. still water piping hot sitting in the courtyard (very private) looking at all the stars and the full moon. we both had massages and the host suplies japanese banquet (yum) alll up a... More 

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2 Thank mikaloviche
Northern Rivers
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Reviewed 20 September 2009

I have lovely things to say regarding my stay at Arika Retreat. The room is large, clean and very private with own courtyard and beuatiful Japanese hot tub which we spent most of our time in, unique for a well priced B&B. The inhouse food was delicious and service more than friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the walk into the... More 

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Thank Happywanderer995
Central Coast, NSW
1 review
Reviewed 10 September 2009

I had a great stay at Arika Retreat. the room had everything I needed, it is a lesuirely walk to town, It was clean, comfortable and private. Breakfast was excellent!! I enjoyed the outdoor hot tub. I found the owner very friendly and helpful. A most welcomed experience.

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Thank jagadamba
Sydney
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Reviewed 30 April 2009

This has to be one of the worst B & B experiences I have ever had. A dank, damp and soulless accomodation, touted as a "Japanese style retreat". Don't waste your money and precious time. This is billed like a 4 star but really rates at most as 1 star. Highly dissatisfying. As for the owner's restaurant. Awful! Enough said.

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Thank PandaBearSydney
robyndavies, owner at Arika Retreat, responded to this review

I suppose you cant please everyone I have had over 300 hundred couples stay over this last year all have commented unique,restfull,quite,and a lovely environment,perfect as they dont have to share with other guests I use organic high quality linen and organic food when possible It is a 10 min walk into town which is great for some who like... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2009

I'm afraid this little place fell foul of the poor pound/dollar exchange rate which made it rather expensive for what it was. We paid 25% more than we thought we were going to - hotel price rather than B&B - nobody's fault but painful nonetheless. Basically it is a converted area under the owner's house with a large bedroom/living/kitchen area... More 

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robyndavies, owner at Arika Retreat, responded to this review

well B&B actually means accommodation attached to owners house and I have made it quite separate for privacy. I understand the costs of things have soared the price the of spa was higher, as like anything organic, costs more,I was using a non chemical product which was twice the cost and more work, now I don't so have included the... More 

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Address: 33 Lyon St, Bellingen, New South Wales 2454, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Bellingen
Price Range: £1,064 - £1,064 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
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