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“So disappointed, such a poor experience in a lovely location” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hamelin Bay Holiday Park

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Hamelin Bay Holiday Park
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Scotland
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“So disappointed, such a poor experience in a lovely location”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

We stayed in a standard cabin and I have to say the cabin was very run down, the expected 70s soft furnishings, lots of spiders on webs and lots of ants, so much so that they were falling off the window sill above our bed and onto our pillows ... I don't usually expect to pay for such an experience! Unfortunately the site was fully booked so I couldn't even pay extra to upgrade and due to being such limited accommodation in the area we decided to move the bed to the middle of the floor and just stay the next night. On the plus side the location is lovely, although due to the large amount of seaweed on the beach at the moment it was not too easy to see the rays but we were lucky that they did appear in a clear area for us to see them :) Shower blocks were also one of the poorest standards we have seen but they did have good hot water supply. Sorry no pics but I was too annoyed to be taking pictures. Management ... I think it's time to upgrade facilities!!!

Room Tip: More expensive beach cottages looked pleasant from the outside but the standard cabins my husband (w...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank SandraCScotland
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Melissa L, Front Office Manager at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
Hello and thank you for taking the time to provide us with constructive feedback on your experience staying with us. The ants have been friendly in the camp site this year and we do our best to keep them at bay and upon your find we again tried our best to eliminate them immediately. As you say, it was unfortunate we could not upgrade you on this occasion. Hopefully you can return to the park one day and take those pictures, of our beautiful beach!
Once again thank you for your feedback.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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81 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Location, Location, Location...yes a fantastic place for cabins and seaside accommodation. We booked in the camping area, which was a mistake during school holidays. Understand packing them in, but chaos comes to mind, no organisation for camping sites it seems multiple groups are more welcomed than couples.

The facilities are a little light on ie two communal blocks, which are cleaned once a day. No drinkable water, bore water only. The camps sites / walk ways need to be more defined, and multiple groups not encouraged to " take over". Small children need to be supervised especially ( parents stand around drinking) around roadway areas where large caravans/boats and 4wd operate.

Too bad there is a monopoly in this location.

Room Tip: Cabins are right on the beach front, value for money is debatable
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Lozza1964
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Melissa L, Manager at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Thank you for your review of Hamelin Bay Holiday Park. As you have mentioned we are very lucky to have our cabins located so close to such a gorgeous beach. One of the nice features of the holiday park is that we are nestled in natural bush surroundings. As we are in our high peak holiday season and are family friendly, our park is very lively at the moment. Another nice time to visit us would be in February or March, when the weather is still lovely but the crowds are less. We hope you will take an opportunity to stay with us again in the near future.
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Perth, Western Australia
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76 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Close to everything in the region like Margret River attractions. The Bay is superb for beach activities, fishing and launching the boat. The sand is lovely, sea and air clean and fresh. Worthwhile just for a day visit.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Melissa L, Manager at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Hamelin Bay Holiday Park. We are so glad you found your time relaxing here. The beach has been magic this summer and we sure are lucky to have that clean sea breeze down here. What a great central location we have for day trips to the Augusta and the Margaret River region. We hope you can come and enjoy a relaxing stay with us again sometime. All the best for the New Year.
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Looe, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

The resort is easily accessible at the end of Caves Road, a main road, near Augusta. It has no phone coverage and no wi fi, but if you can put that technology aside it's a lovely quiet place to chill. The sunsets are dramatic and the beach so close. We stayed in a beach cottage, one of the top of the range apartments. The cottages have a big balcony with a large table and just right for an evening glass of wine as you eat your barbecue. The bedrooms are adequate: one double and one with bunk beds. The shower room is also all you need, not luxurious but good enough. With good weather you'll have a great time there, and if you like water sports you'll be well placed. There are lots of "touristy" things to do but transport is essential unless you wish to spend all the time on the beach, which I guess would be sublime with good weather.

Room Tip: Great location, but not luxurious accommodation. Great possibilities for sun lovers and beach fans...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank marcpen
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Melissa L, Manager at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Thank you for your review of Hamelin Bay Holiday Park. As you mentioned, we are very lucky to be in such a good location, with easy access to the park and beach straight from the main highway. The weather has been perfect for beach goers and we are so glad you got to see one of our gorgeous sunsets! A wine and BBQ on the deck of a beach cottage, is certainly a great way to spend your evenings. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will be able to enjoy this experience again sometime.
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

We stayed in an ocean front cottage for 4days in Nov. I have to say the website pictures don't do it justice. We had a very comfortable, relaxed and peaceful stay, with some spectacular sunsets. It was a pleasure to come back to after a full day of exploring Margaret river. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gowiththeflow2
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Melissa L, Manager at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 7 December 2013
Thank you for your review of Hamelin Bay Holiday Park. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in an Ocean View Cottage and had the opportunity to experience a beautiful "Hamelin Bay" sunset. What a perfect way to relax after a busy day of site seeing!
We hope to see you again very soon.
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Australia
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95 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

A friend and I were looking for one night stay as we criss-crossed South West WA and found this little gem. We had heard about stingrays that swim to the shore for human company and this, coupled with the chance for a beach getaway, was intriguing.

We booked ahead and the service around bookings was great. Very detailed information on how to get there and we didn't get lost (even though we were very late and arriving in the dark). The key was in the late arrivals box with a map to our cabin. The only issue I would have about the booking was having to pay for two nights even though we only needed one. I understand in peak times this is the case but not in other times. Also we missed out on the beach cottage but the cottage we had was great. There are also other accommodation options such as camping available.

The cabins were very clean and well appointed. Linen provided, air-conditioning if needed, verandah with outdoor dining, a kitchen with everything you need and enough space inside and out. If I had the time I could see being quite content here for a number of days or a week. The cabins are well-spaced so you aren't living on top of each other. The beach is only a few minutes away and there is a kiosk, playground, camping grounds, camp kitchen. Everyone seemed to observe 'camp rules' so were considerate about noise. It is a bit of a drive to 'civilisation' (you need to make sure your bring your groceries - including water as there is only bore water - but the kiosk has essentials). If you are looking for a get away and peace from the hustle and bustle then this is the place.

Unfortunately, the weather was stormy so no stingrays and the beach was littered with smelly seaweed. But we had a great walk along the beach up to the headland which is well kept, well signed and has a magnificent view down to Cape Leeuwin. I imagine on a great summer's day it would be great to get out for a swim, kayak or maybe a surf? Or take to the hiking trails with the fantastic Karri forests which surround the area or drive to nearby towns.

Room Tip: Ask for a beach cottage
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Thank mogthecat
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Melissa L, Manager at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Hello
Thank you for your review of Hamelin Bay Holiday Park. We are so glad that you discovered us on your travels around the South West of WA. Our famous Hamelin Bay stingrays have been rather illusive over the past two weeks however they are sure to come out of hiding with the warmer weather approaching. The stingrays certainly are a delight to watch when they are in the bay.
This region offers so many fantastic activities including beach combing, snorkeling and caving just to name a few.
We would also like to mention that our minimum two night booking policy only applies to weekend bookings (Friday and Saturday nights). We welcome one night bookings mid week.
We hope to see you again sometime.
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Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Just got back to Perth after great extended weekend at Hamelin Bay. Stayed 3 nights in ensuite rooms had 2 cabins between family. Great facilities for us that like the extra comforts. Had our own shower and toilet, self contained unit, cooked and enjoyed a few beers around the fire at night fantastic spot near Augusta, Hotel great lunch spot, Margaret River close by and all the caves that's if you can pull yourself away from the beach fishing & swimming.

Room Tip: Ensuite rooms are really good for privacy and comfort but all camp is so family friendly that it is...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Geoff H
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Melissa L, Manager at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Hello
Thank you for your review of Hamelin Bay Holiday Park. This location is certainly perfect for a family holiday with a mix of cabins and cottages and camping to suit all budgets. We are conveniently located between Margaret River and Augusta and we have the caves and wineries at our door step.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope to see you again soon.
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Property: Hamelin Bay Holiday Park
Address: Hamelin Bay West Road (Off Caves Road) | PO Box 4, Hamelin Bay, Western Australia 6288, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Hamelin Bay
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Hamelin Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located around 20km north of Augusta and 40kms south of Margaret River, Hamelin Bay is well known for its stingrays. The number and size of them are amazing. You will be in awe of these inquisitive creatures. They will casually swim alongside you, and on some occasions even feed out of your hand. This is an incredible free experience, with no huge crowds and no appointment necessary! Hamelin Bay Holiday Park offers over 100 camping sites, with a mix of powered and unpowered. The park also has several caravan sites. If you prefer onsite accommodation then Hamelin Bay Holiday Park offers four different styles of cabins and cottages. ... more   less 

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