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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Halls Gap, Grampians, Victoria

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kkwyeung
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4 reviews
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“Awesome couple's retreat with huge room and fireplace”
Reviewed 27 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Peter was very friendly and provided instructions to get to location and get key.

The house is very roomy, perfect for couple as there is only 1 bedroom. However it is a very big place with kitchen, BBQ and a lovely fireplace to play with.

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Trev T
Wahgunyah, Australia
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“"Absolutely Fabulous"”
Reviewed 25 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

I was looking for accommodation in Halls Gap that my wife and I could celebrate her 70th Birthday on the way to a driving trip around Victoria. I came upon the Lodges on the internet and contacted Peter to book the "Blue Wren". Within an hour Peter was on the phone to me explaining how to get there and that if there was anything he could do to assist us upon our arrival, just call him straight away. We arrived to find an absolutely fabulous setting and the Blue Wren nestled near the base of the Grampians. Our two day stay was fantastic and every thing had been thought of such as a basket full of goodies including two bottles of wine, also a free voucher for a loaf of bread from the local bakery. The interior was in immaculate condition and so clean with the little things like condiments that you usually don't find in places we have stayed in. That evening we saw deer roaming around the property and the next morning Kangaroos along with Kookaburras waiting at the patio door. We booked into the restaurant across the road called Darcy's Stonegrill Licensed Restaurant to celebrate my wife's 70th Birthday. The food and service was outstanding. We did some sight seeing the next day and found some lovely scenic water falls. We left reluctantly after a two day stay wishing we could have stayed longer. That afternoon I received a call from Peter while we was staying in Mount Gambier letting me know that he had found a package that looked like a present to someone! I had inadvertently left one of the presents to my wife in a bedside drawer and completely forgot about it. Peter was fantastic he said "don't worry I will send it to your home address" of which he did. I can highly recommend the Lodges especially the "Blue Wren" for a couple. A fantastic wonderful 70th celebration that my wife really enjoyed. Peter is the consummate host and we will be staying there again.

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Liked best: Everything, from location to the host
Liked least: There was nothing not to like about the Lodges
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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26 May 2016
Thank you Trevor for doing such a comprehensive review on The Blue Wren Lodge.
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Mohammed...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“7 stars cottage”
Reviewed 25 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed there 2 night and it was a lovely peaceful stay. We were delightfully surprised by the Lodges with its restored features and amenities, comfy bed and a great supply of reading material and movies to choose from. Kitchen was huge and well equipped and it was lovely to prepare food. The house has a great location with just 5 mins walking to Halls Gap center. It is pretty clean, and comfortable for all of us, and it has everything you need. I wish I can come and stay for longer time in this lovely place.

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Your age range 25-34
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26 May 2016
Thanks Mohammed, we would love to have you back.
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mtofarrel...
Sydney Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“The Kingfisher Lodge Superb Accommodation”
Reviewed 17 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had a fantastic six night stay in The Kingfisher, we highly recommend it. The lodge was one of the best if not the best accommodation we have stayed in. The attention to detail, the cleanliness, the comfort was outstanding we didn't want to leave. The lodge was so welcoming the moment we opened the door. It is only a few minutes walk into the town,the wildlife at your door in the morning a lovely bonus. The balcony upstairs is a lovely spot to relax after coming in from a walk in the Grampians, the stars are incredible. We had the pleasure of meeting Peter, a lovely man, you and Kerryn should be very proud of your Lodges and thank you for everything. Mick and Tricia

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Liked best: Everything about the property was fantastic
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike
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Management Response
18 May 2016
Thank you Mick and Tricia for taking the time to a review on The Kingfisher Lodge for us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nixxypies
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
76 hotel reviews
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“Perfect little break”
Reviewed 14 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

My boyfriend and I spent 2 nights at the Kingfisher lodge to get away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne. We had recently visited New Zealand and missed the serenity of the country side - and this lodge helped us fall in love with Australia again. The owners were very welcoming, sending an email and calling to ensure we had the arrival instructions, which were easy to follow. We arrived to a beautiful lodge which was spotlessly clean. The kitchen was well stocked (better than our own kitchen!) and the king bed was so comfortable. The bathroom was lovely and again very clean. We loved the wildlife in the garden, lots of friendly kangaroos, kookaburras and parrots, and driving around on an evening there were huge deer and hundreds of kangaroos. It was amazing. Sadly we were there during a storm but it was a good excuse to spend the morning in bed listening to the rain against the cabin and watching the saddest kangaroo ever sitting in the field outside getting soaking wet and clearly feeling very sorry for himself! Despite this we still managed to get out and have a nice walk in the hills, coming home to a jacuzzi bath and wood burner was the perfect autumn evening. We ate at the Quarry restaurant the first night and the food was average, I feel they chose quantity over quality so we stayed in and cooked on the second night which was lovely. We loved our stay and would not hesitate to book again. It's a lovely break away from the city where you are very close to nature.

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14 May 2016
Thank you for taking the time to do such an extensive review. Much appreciated.
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Cherilyn...
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“So impressed - absolutely brilliant!”
Reviewed 5 May 2016 for a stay in March 2016

The Blue Wren was our favourite accommodation on our Grampians-Great Ocean Road holiday - so glad we stayed two nights here rather than just one. From the moment we arrived, we were so impressed with everything. The villa has a great layout and was absolutely spotless. The attention to detail was just brilliant, from the little torch at the keypad, to the binoculars and umbrellas by the front door, the breakfast basket, information brochures, and of course the little wrens! The rooms are all very generously sized, especially the living areas and ensuite. Only suggestion would be to add a full door to the ensuite as the saloon doors let a lot of light in to the bedroom early in the morning (not a huge deal, just thought I'd give the feedback!).

It is a very pleasant 5 to 10 minute walk into town (depending on your pace) but we felt like we were in the bush somewhere, it was so quiet and peaceful. Even the other villa was barely noticeable - it feels very private. The screens and blinds on the huge picture windows in the living areas and bedroom were excellent. We had a mob of kangaroos visit in the evenings and mornings, and lots of birds too. One evening we even had a huge deer drop by!

Halls Gap is a lovely little town, and the perfect place from which to explore the wonders of the Grampians. The visitors centre is worth calling in to, as they have some great maps of the area. Some great places to eat close-by too (the pub is excellent).

Thank you Peter for a wonderful stay, we hope we can visit again. Oh and a extra thank you for including the voucher for a free loaf of bread from the local bakery in the brekky basket - it was delicious!

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Liked best: Privacy, tranquility, bush setting
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
7 May 2016
Thank you for such a comprehensive review.
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Chris H
Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Melanie”
Reviewed 26 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Our 2nd visit to this absolutely stunning property. Attention to detail & a fantastic vista make this one of the best places to stay in Halls Gap. Thank you Peter!

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