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Whalers Cove Villas
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
2,821 reviews
72 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Had an opportunity to stay in one of the villas here during a visit to South West Australia a year ago. The beach is just a short walk and all the attractions of the area just a short drive away. Villas are well maintained and clean and beds comfortable. Really relaxing holiday and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Will return should we visit this area again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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WhalersBeachfront, Manager at Whalers Cove Villas, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Thank you for your positive review of Whalers Cove. May is a great month to come to the Margaret River Region as the weather is cooling down a little and most of our villas have wood fires which make it warm and cozy.

We hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

A BIG thank you for the lovely hospitality over our wedding weekend.

We had a gorgeous weekend and were really impressed with Whalers but in particular how friendly everyone was.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you next year on our anniversary :-)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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WhalersBeachfront, Manager at Whalers Cove Villas, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
We were so pleased that you were able to have your wedding ceremony at the front of our resort on the beach. To be able to walk out of Villa L'Harmone and through to the beach is a perfect setting for your special day.

We look forward to seeing you again next year for your anniversary.
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Perth WA
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Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

We have just come back from a wedding in this region. Ten members of my family stayed here and we had a Friday night BBQ for 40 people at Catalpa villa. It is huge. Enormous dining table indoors plus big table and chairs outside. Very spacious living areas, lovely grassy area running down to the beach, very big kitchen with loads of bench space and plenty of plates, wine glasses, dishwasher etc. everything you could want. We loved it. Highly recommend this resort for extended family groups or to share with friends. No pool or Foxtel are only shortcomings if these are important to you.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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WhalersBeachfront, Manager at Whalers Cove Villas, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Thank you for your kind review and we are glad you were able to enjoy our facilities. We don't usually allow functions in our villas as the villas are not set up to cope with the numbers but we were pleased to be able to accommodate your needs on this occasion.

The villas are spacious and the beachfront villas are a step away from the peaceful Geographe Bay.

Some of our villas do have Foxtel and this information is on our website.

Thank you again for staying and we look forward to your next visit.
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Another wonderful holiday at Whalers. Its magic makes city life seem a million miles away. As always Pam & Nicki think of everything and nothing is too much trouble. They make sure everyone has a fabulous, stress free getaway. We can't recommend it enough and are already planning our next visit. Don't miss out on this amazing experience. Vicki & Geoff

  • Stayed February 2014
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WhalersBeachfront, Manager at Whalers Cove Villas, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Thanks for the wonderful comments. It is always great to have our guests return to Whalers to enjoy the peace and ambiance. Being on the shores of Geographe Bay and being sheltered from the winds provides a stunning environment to relax and of course the villas are all set up to make sure you have everything you need.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

This is all that you would hope for from the most relaxed destination. . You feel remote and and private , yet an easy walk to the shops allows you to shop for all non essentials and alike the beaches are child friendly although just be aware that they're are some pointy rocks which can cut feet . And that was all that caused us a bad start

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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WhalersBeachfront, Manager at Whalers Cove Villas, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Thank you for the great review. There are a few rocks on the beach which are great for little ones to explore and look for crabs etc but every now and then a little foot does get cut.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of the location of the resort which is close to Dunsborough town and of course right on the beach.

We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Western Australia.
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North Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We have just enjoyed a wonderful week long stay at Whalers Cove. We walked the kids to the beach every day and enjoyed so many attractions in the dunsborough area. The complex has beautiful gardens and friendly and responsive managers. The villa had a very relaxed holiday feel; good condition with comfy beds and enough space for a family of 4 to not get on top of each other. The wifi is a little slow. The managers were good enough to lend us a child gate for the stairs but it was a bit rickety, so bring your own if you have young children who like stairs. Thanks so much for a wonderful holiday. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed February 2014
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WhalersBeachfront, Manager at Whalers Cove Villas, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
Thank you for the great review and we are pleased that you had such a relaxing holiday.
Thank you also for the feedback re the wifi speed. We will check on its performance and monitor it to find out if other guests are experiencing the same speed issues.
We look forward to seeing you again for your next holiday.
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

We've thoroughly enjoyed staying at Whalers on a number of occasions in the past.
This summer, however, we have been extremely disappointed.
The usually friendly managers were quite uninterested, short and, at times, rude.
Our villa was very poorly presented upon our arrival, smelling stuffy and stale, with fruit remains left on the floor. A number of the door latches for the loo and bathroom were broken, and the crockery and cutlery was particularly old and inadequate. The oven was a poor excuse, and the BBQ internal lighter was malfunctioning dangerously. I felt happier, though, simply buying matches to light it, rather than face the inevitable "attitude" if I'd mentioned it to the managers.
A number of new "notices", dictating what we, the paying guests, must, or must not do, are prominently displayed throughout the villa. I suppose this adds a unique "boarding-house" type atmosphere, but one I would, frankly, rather do without.
While we were quite happy to leave the villa tidy, I resent being commanded to clean it too! I would have thought that the premium rates charged would cover a standard in-between-guests clean?

I left, feeling that we should have been feeling grateful for having been granted the privilege of staying there, rather than happy we'd chosen to return.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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WhalersBeachfront, Manager at Whalers Cove Villas, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Whalers Cove and we do apologise that we did not live up to the standards that the majority of the reviewers at Trip Advisor talk about. I have made sure that your concerns are raised with our team.

However, we did make a request to you to return the BBQ to your villa after you moved it to another villa and put it on the grass where friends were staying which was 100 metres away. (The villa you moved the BBQ to had a brand new BBQ) In particular we asked that this be done the same night as the water reticulation system would be coming on the next morning and we did not want the BBQ damaged by the water. This request was ignored. We also ask guests upon departure to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition which includes cleaning the BBQ. You had returned the BBQ to your own villa prior to departure but no effort had been made to clean it.

The oven in your villa is no more than a year old and we have never had a complaint about its capabilities or on the standard of the crockery and glassware provided.

It is rare to have a situation where we have not been accommodating to our guests and find it difficult to understand that you did not feel you could come and ask us for assistance as at no time did we think that we had offended you in any way. We did allow you to have extra vehicles and the boat trailer on the property and when you had a flat tyre offered assistance.

We can be reached at any time if you would like further discussion.
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Property: Whalers Cove Villas
Address: 3 Lecaille Ct, Dunsborough, Western Australia 6281, Australia
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Region: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Dunsborough
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 20 Speciality Lodging in Dunsborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Whalers Cove Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Closest accommodation to the beach in Dunsborough. Our absolute beachfront location makes Whalers Cove Villas the perfect choice for couples, groups and families. The 2, 3 and 4 bedroom villas are free standing, private and have a friendly village-style atmosphere. Dunsborough is the gateway to the Margaret River region where you can experience fine wines, restaurants, beaches, shops and other recreational activities such as golf and fishing. The villas are walking distance to the local cafes and shops. Please note that we do not accept Leavers. ... more   less 
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