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River Trails Retreat

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Winston Hills, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very disappointed in this accommodation. It was over $200 per night but was very small and grubby. It is very dark inside during the day but early morning the sun streams in high windows that have no blinds or curtains. The advertised "Mediterranean kitchen" is inconvenient as it isn't close to the door, all the cooking utensils are...

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2Aquarians, Owner at River Trails Retreat, responded to this review

My wife Lisa and I were very sorry to read that Grasstree Studio did not meet your expectations Rob and Heather. What is even more disappointing is the language and incorrect statements contained in your review and we feel it important to respond to correct the misinformation. Upon researching our accomodation on Trip Advisor you would have viewed photo’s of...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to take the family. It's located half way between the beach and the main town of Margaret River. Very peaceful/private and a great property for the kids to explore and get back to nature. We stayed in the Grasstree chalet. The chalet was very warming and felt like home away from home. The owners are lovely and we're...

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2Aquarians, Owner at River Trails Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay with us Charlie. We enjoyed hosting you and your family at our little patch of paradise and look forward to seeing you all again. Have a safe and fun filled festive season. Regards Lisa and John

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 8 April 2016

River Trails Retreat is a great little property tucked between Margaret River and Prevelley and a great base to explore the Margaret River Wine region. Hosts Lisa and John are friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Me and my 8 month old stayed in their grass tree "unit". Cosy little room with an en suite, microwave, bar fridge and, for...

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2Aquarians, Owner at River Trails Retreat, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed you and your little baby enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you both again.

Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this serene and beautiful location. Friendly, helpful and respectful owners with a great knowledge of the Margaret River "must do's". Accomodation is very clean with a lovely country appeal, super comfy bed and all the modern ammenities required for an enjoyable stay. Balcony view is to die for especially if in need of some time...

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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Had the best stay at River Trails Retreat, loved the rustic Grass Tree Cottage with all the modern amenities , such a lovely place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city , recharge the batteries and relax in the peace and quiet and not far from town to taste all the local produce and wines...

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2Aquarians, Owner at River Trails Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Ella. Since taking over we have made some changes, however the location and peaceful bush surround have always been the standout features of Grass Tree. We look forward to hosting you again. Regards Lisa and John

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2015

The River Trails Retreat isn't that bad. It would actually be fine if you were paying $120 a night (which is all it's worth). But when a place is charging upwards of $200 a night, they need to be offering accommodation of commensurate quality; and that's where the River Trails falls down spectacularly. We love retro stuff, but when we...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Althought the setting was great, nice bush setting, not really suited to a group of friends. Only the 2 bedrooms, no indoor sitting area, just an outside kitchen, with very basic facilities. No hot water when we arrived, and not repaired until midday the next day. Would be so much better just with a basic gazebo, for some weather protection,...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Beautiful bush setting, with kangaroos visiting every night. Short drive or bike ride to the beach or town. Rustic studio apartment with everything we needed to cater for ourselves. Nice to be able to bring back local produce make a cheese platter & sample local wine whilst cooking on a bbq! Very good value. The friendly manager popped in to...

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Mandurah, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the grass tree studio. It's a cute little place. We only stayed for the long weekend. We had a big ant problem and had trouble getting in contact with the owners but once we did they sorted it out which we were happy about. Very close to town. Very nice and quiet place to chill out and...

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perth
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We booked for 3 night just before xmas arrived to find we couldnt get in went to information centre we suppose to get an email and phone call to say what to put into the keypad that didnt happen finally got the number went back got in desperate for a cuppa we didnt look around finally did there were moths...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located mid-way between Margaret River town and Prevelly Beach and within walking/cycling distance of either. Eight acres of native forest with abundant flora and fauna. Observe kangaroos in their natural environment, delight in our birdlife and unique indigenous flora. Grass Tree Studio: self-contained queen-size spacious studio with cathedral ceiling. Tasteful furnishings, en-suite, walk-in robe, television/DVD, fridge, microwave, tea/coffee making facilties. Reverse cycle air-conditioning. A Mediterranean kitchen/barbeque facility is located under the semi-enclosed private verandah, with alfresco cafe table for dining. River Trails Retreat was built in the 1980s and epitomises an era when creativity and use of natural local materials was flourishing. Constructed of hand-made rammed earth blocks and a variety of beautiful timbers, the property exudes individuality and character. Expore numerous scenic forest trails to the Margaret River and waterfalls/rapids. Sample the best wines, find hidden caves, experience awesome surf and beaches. Walk/Cycle Trails: As our name implies, trails and tracks abound in this area. A scenic walk/cycleway is on your doorstep which will take you past renowned Cape Mentelle Winery into town, or past the Golf Course to Prevelly Beach and world famous surf breaks. ... more   less 

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Address: 508 Kevill Rd, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Margaret River
Number of rooms: 1
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