A lot of effort has gone into perfecting the experience in the themed rooms, even the coffee cups in our Africa Room have leopard spots.
The Rainforest Retreat (work in progress?) has it own access to the pool and spa area, which is OK but nothing fancy, and looks over a paddock with a couple of horses.
The entrance is very rustic Australian with a dedicated parking spot for each themed room.
When we arrived the owner was out but we were left a key to get in. Owner Darren is a friendly guy but very 'Australian bloke'-ish. Its more of a 'take care of yourself' place, so if you prefer to be left alone I highly recommend it.
Although it was Friday and we were expecting Mongolian BBQ it wasn't on because it was the first night the restaurant was open since Christmas. We weren't too upset because the food was brilliant. Great selection of beers (69 including a few Matso's).
Champagne Jelly for dessert was delicious and well presented. Reasonably priced 3 course meal with drinks was $100. Attentive service, smiling and friendly, although it was very quiet, only 4 to 6 other couples. Got to eat dinner watching horses graze in the paddock at sunset. Very Australian decor, apart from the giant painted iron flower in the middle of the room.
Train line quite close but we only heard one (very loud) train at about 9 at night. Also its right on Toodyay Road across from the petrol station which detracts a little from the charm of the place.
One size fits all breaky- orange juice and 2 poached eggs on muffins, several pieces of bacon and mushrooms and half a tomato. Tasty and filling but I'm vegetarian so my partner got some extra bacon.
Breakfast served by the owners wife. Believe she is the cleaner as well.
Fridge provided and drinks menu for restaurant, no mini-bar or room service apart from coffee and tea making facilities.
TV- no HD, only free to air channels. DVD's can be loaned from reception.
We're trying to decide between the Beach and Bali rooms for our next stay.