I hesitate to write a negative review, but the difference between our expectation and the reality, having read other reviews and looked at the website, had our hearts sinking as we pulled up to Charming Creek B&B. Maybe we were expecting too much – the website says all suites have private sundecks and talks of the Tasman in front and the bush-clad plateau behind; in fact the superking twin suite fronted the parking area and the highway with the ocean beyond and out of sight; adjacent, across the playing field, is a coal processing facility which operates around the clock, the noise is not great, and closing the screened window shuts it out, and also sadly, the sound of the waves. On the positive side, Gay is friendly, helpful and goes out of her way to make you feel at home – the Xmas cake she gave us for afternoon tea was superb; we also had a complimentary bottle of wine. Our unit was clean and tastefully decorated, the bed very comfortable, the bathroom large and the towels plentiful and fluffy. The Wifi is free for 30 mins, thereafter a charge applies, but for some reason our netbook was unable to pick up the signal for the B&B (although the neighbour’s registered). Gay suggested we park outside the library in Westport, to use the free Wifi there, which we did the following morning. In summary, comfortable accommodation and helpful host, but the setting is somewhat oversold.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stylish architect-designed beach stay 20 mins north of Westport. All suites with premium pillowtop beds, french doors, sun decks, and en suites with massage showers. Rooms double-glazed, insect screened, and heated. Jura Swiss espresso machine. In house movies, Sky TV satellite service, wireless internet, DVD/MP3 stereo system. Freshwater hot tub (extra charge/booking required), nature garden and relaxation centre at water's edge. Charming Creek walkway across the park cafes and art close by - easy day trips to Pancake Rocks, Denniston, and the Oparara Wetlands. Breakfast included Non-smoking inside. From December 1 2016 this property will become Charming Creek Beach Lodge offering self-catered, self-contained apartments - 1bed/bath; 2 bed/bath; 2bed/2bath; and 3 bed/2bath. Whole property will sleep 14. ... more less
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