Gail & David are very warm hosts, expertly balancing friendliness with professionalism.
On arrival we were tired after a long but interesting drive from Melbourne, and the welcome we received was excellent. It was just what we needed to be able to sit up on the spacious elevated deck overlooking the harbour and enjoying light refreshments.
My friend and I occupied both of the two rooms, and both are equally good, with comfortable beds, lovely furnishings and beautifully appointed bathrooms featuring whirlpool baths and generous sized showers. As others have said, the attention to detail is impressive, with thoughtful touches such as provision of a hairdryer and in the guest lounge there is a small fridge, plus further complimentary refreshment (such as port, chocolates & delicious homemade banana bread). There are also DVDs and a TV here, although we were too busy exploring Eden to utilise these.
Breakfast was very nicely presented in the upstairs area with its gorgeous views, and there were ample choices on offer ( such as fruit, cereal, juices & tea or coffee; other items such as pancakes or eggs, to be ordered the night before). I highly recommend Gail’s pears poached in marmalade!
I did need to make an international call in order to secure my booking with a credit card, but fortunately that wasn’t expensive, and it was convenient to be able to pay the final bill with a credit card, which isn’t possible at every B&B.
My friend and I thank our hosts for a lovely stay and certainly hope to return to this beautiful part of the world and be fortunate enough to stay again with Gail & David.
Eden is a small pretty town around which it is well worth taking a walk, and there are a few options for dinner, although you do need to remember that places close early…
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy spectacular views over both bays from heritage listed Cocora Cottage B&B (circa 1850's). It was the original Police Station in Eden. It is centrally located in a quiet area close to Eden's famous Killer Whale Museum, the Wharf and Eden's fine restaurants. Breakfast which you can select from our menu is served upstairs with views down to the Wharf and across Twofold Bay to the foothills of Mt Imlay. Both bedrooms have a Queen sized bed, a television and an ensuite with a spa. The front bedroom features the original open fireplace while the back bedroom offers bay views.We serve a complimentary welcome drink and port and chocolates are available in the guest lounge for later in the evening. Whales can often be seen from the deck of our B&B from August to the end of Nov. FREE WIFI. ... more less