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The Buckland - Studio Retreat
Ranked #11 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Bright
Surfers Paradise, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Loved The Buckland...Awesome!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2008

We stayed at The Buckland in July for our first wedding anniversary. After doing heaps of research for a nice boutique property in country Victoria we found this awesome place. They have received many good reviews from newspaper travel sections and they lived up to every accolade they have received.

Only 3 hours from Melbourne and situated in a beautiful part of the Victorian alpine region, The Buckland is absolutely perfect for couples (it is a couples only retreat) who are looking for a luxury boutique hideaway with nothing but great scenery and views and peace and quiet. The studios are just so fantastic, no expense spared. They are spacious, cosy, nicely designed and furnished/decorated with only the best and have absolutely everything you could ever want in a place like this even down to your own espresso coffee machine and kitchen facilities. The only thing we missed was a spa bath, but hey it is the country after all and they use their own rainwater tanks for their water supply so you can understand why they don't have baths. The bathroom is awesome though with double shower and very large.

The best part of the studio in my opinion is having your own wood fire (slow burining combustion style) with heaps of good dry fire wood and kindling/fire lighters. This keeps the place nice and warm and cosy, but if you don't want to use the fire, there is of course a reverse cycle Daikin airconditioner (only the best of course!) which would also be good in summer time.

All studios have a great view over the Buckland valley and it is just magic sitting by the fire watching the world go by. The breakfast is great too with a separate cafe built down hill - continental breakfast items and cooked food available as well - a great way to start the day.

All in all, a most enjoyable weekend - we could not recommend The Buckland more highly. The owners are great too, very helpful and friendly with guest service and satisfaction a high priority for them. Thanks guys, we'll be back when we can.

  • Liked — Luxurious studio accommodation and location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2008

I found The Buckland online, by doing a google on Bright accommodation, my husband and I booked it for our honeymoon (which unfortunately was only 1 night), but what an amazing experience. We loved the place, the food, the hosts Sabine & Eddie were extremely helpful and knowledgable about local tourist spots. We also stayed there for our 1st wedding anniversary recently and also when friends of our's recently got married and we found out that they werent going on a honeymoon, we booked them 1 night at The Buckland, and then other guests did the same and the happy couple got to enjoy 4 amazing nights at The Buckland. The fantastic attention to detail went above and beyond any experience we have ever had - we also booked the in-house 1 hour massage (which was heavenly), but you can also book a limo that can take you to a local restaurant and you can also organise a helicopter flight over the area, all this can be booked online when you book your accommodation. This place is truly amazing, do not be put off my 1 persons bad experience as myself and hubby and other couples we know have all loved the entire experience of The Buckland

  • Liked — The Hosts
  • Disliked — There was nothing to dislike
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2007

We had prepaid our reservation when we learned of the imense (over 1 million acres) wild fires less than 20 miles away. We contacted the Fire Authorities and were told not to go into the area as they were evacuating people and live stock. After communicating with our travel agent in the US, we were instructed to call the owner of The Buckland to work out alternative plans.

Sabine, the owner, told us that she would not give us a refund (this was 12 days before our scheduled arrival date). She told us that "even if we have to evacuate I will not give you a refund." This was our first experience with someone in the hospitality industry that was self-serving and un-cooperative.

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Property: The Buckland - Studio Retreat
Address: 116 McCormack's Lane | Buckland Valley, Bright, Victoria 3741, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Bright
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Bright
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Buckland - Studio Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buckland - Studio Retreat offers luxury accommodation for couples nestled in the picturesque Buckland Valley, close to Bright, Victoria. Contemporary architecture combined with stylish interior and fabulous views of Mt. Buffalo invite you to relax and unwind. Enjoy the privacy of your own chalet, wake up to the soothing sounds of the bush, indulge in a delicious breakfast at The Buckland Cafe and then explore the many delights the Alpine High Country has on offer! ... more   less 
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