Firstly the pros...the reception staff are all very friendly and the general old world feel of the place was lovely.The 2 Jaguars are simply stunning.
Sadly there are many cons...the cleaning staff need training...my husband placed his oh-so precious guitar case under the bed as the room is quite small.The next morning (our first) he pulled it out along with huge piles of dust.I said that at least the piles of dust will ensure they vacuum under the bed. We got back late in the afternoon and couldn't believe our eyes.The "dust bunnies"....nay "dust T-Rexes" were everywhere and had obviously been ignored by the so-called cleaner.So the next morning I put a note on our bed for the room to be vacuumed as I suffer badly with sinusitis aggravated by dust.Yes that was done but our cups and glasses were not washed. Then we noticed that every horizontal surface was dust coated.
The next day was a public holiday....no room servicing....but they had not left extra towels nor extra toilet paper.I had to go to reception 3 times to get supplies because the office was closed with a notice gone for 20 minutes but with no time on the note.Hence I had to keep going back as we were going out and then the office would have been closed for the evening.
Our room had a claw foot bath but the plug hole had someone's else very dark hair...I am blonde and my husband is grey in it.Yuk!
The bathroom opened onto a courtyard which we couldn't use for 2 reasons...firstly it had a common fence with the Shell service station and the petrol and diesel fumes were overpowering to say the least.The cars park right on the fence line.Shell should have been made to build an attractive tall brick fence as safety measure in case a driver selects the wrong gear!
And the second reason..the mossies/blowflies ...there are no flyscreens on the either the door or the window so they both had to stay closed even if we could have coped with the fumes.
We used the TV in the lounge but the noise from the on site restaurant was so loud that we didn't feel comfortable turning up the volume just in case the guests who were in the room closest to the TV were disturbed.And this leads to my final point...the restaurant has applied for a small bar licence.That will change the whole ambience from a dining venue to a drinking venue and the volume will be even louder.
So after anticipating a pleasurable stay in a iconic building it was far from that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bridgefield Guest House Margaret River is a National Trust listed property and is a great place for travellers. Bridgefield is centrally located, close to the river walk trails, shops and restaurants. All tour operators pick up from our carpark. All rooms are ensuite. There are tea and coffee facilities. Log fire in winter. Reverse cycle aircon in all rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bridgefield Guest House Hotel Margaret River