WBR suffers from a bit of an identity crisis - not designed for a couple (2 bedrooms), not really suitable for a family getaway (kids would probably be bored).
The views from the chalets arent that great - take away the shrubbery from the perimetre of the chalets which block the views of the forest (of sorts) and which give the chalets a closed-in, suburban kind of feel. The beds are also badly positioned so as not to maximise views.
The resort is seriously overpriced and at that price I resented having to pay for milk to have with my morning coffee!
Apart from that the location is great - peaceful and convenient to all the attractions and the staff are delightful and heplful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eight Willows Retreat is a AAA rated 4.5 Star (self-catering) luxury retreat set amidst 30 hectares (75 acres) of beautiful natural bush and parkland. With our chalets offering lake, vineyard and forest views, the property is situated beside thousands of hectares of state forest. Located centrally to Margaret River, Busselton and Dunsborough, in the heart of the world renowned Margaret River Wine Region, Eight Willows Retreat is surrounded by world class wineries and local producers of gourmet delights. The retreat offers a total of 24 chalets - ten 2-bedroom rammed-earth chalets, twelve beautifully appointed 1-bedroom studio chalets and two 2-bedroom chalets, spaciously designed to suit your whole family. All chalets are fully equipped with: - Gourmet European-styled kitchen including: stone bench tops, large refrigerator, microwave, kettle, toaster and Miele electric oven, gas stove top and dishwasher - travertine marble flooring in bathrooms, lounge and kitchen - wide screen high-definition LCD TV with complimentary Foxtel and free view channels - reverse cycle air conditioning - personal outdoor barbecue on private deck - linen and towels provided. As Eight Willows Retreat is located in a rural setting with a focus on premium self-catering accommodation, there is no room service or telephones located within the chalets. Free Wifi is available to all guests. Pets are not permitted. PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE A MINIMUM STAY POLICY OF 4 NIGHTS FOR EASTER AND BETWEEN 20th DECEMBER and 6th JANUARY. WE HAVE A MINIMUM STAY POLICY OF 3 NIGHTS FOR LONG WEEKENDS and PUBLIC HOLIDAYS. ... more less
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