B&B's is a very competitive market. So consumers are spoilt for choice and the accommodation needs to aim to be top class. Kallora Escape nearly makes it into the top class.
We stayed 2 nights in the Jade Room and as others have said, it's a lovely room. The balcony is quite small and the view to the right is only of the house.
The house is nicely located with views across the lovely valley (especially from the viewpoint: table & chairs). Unfortunately, the road (mostly obscured) is between the house/viewpoint and the valley with the traffic noise (especially the odd motorbike screaming up the road) intruding on what could have been a very tranquil location.
The cabana is excellent with table, chairs, gas heater, gas BBQ and heated spa. Great to spend some time in the cool evening with a glass or two of something !! Perhaps a small sign posted near the spa to inform residents not to use the blower on the spa would be useful as Talissa made a point of telling me to turn it off - very nicely I might add.
We looked forward to the 3 course dinner on the Saturday evening. Sorry, have to say the main course was inedible - grisly steak and shallots overpowering the mash & gravy with onions & mushroom gravy. We ate very little of it. I'm not a picky eater & I love my steak so was very disappointed. The meal comes with a large glass of red or while wine (great to have a full glass served not half a glass). Unfortunately, this was let down as the white was 'Gossips' which I can pick up from Dan Murphy's for less than $5. Cheap plonk. Having said that, the cooked breakfast was large and yummy.
Look, I know I seem to have concentrated on the not-so-good and I make no apologies for that. Kallora Escape is a nice place to stay, has lovely rooms, overlooks and is close to a lovely Gold Coast hinterland valley and Talissa is an attentive host. I just came away with the feeling that it was a bit of a disappointment - just too many small things.
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- boutique bed and breakfast set in rain forest area of Gold Coast hinterland. Ideal quiet getaways. Bush walks, bird watching, relaxation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kallora Escape Bed & Breakfast Currumbin, Australia - Gold Coast