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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at Lanterns in dunsborough. The room had a very comfortable bed and breakfast was plentiful and delicious. The outdoor area was nice to enjoy a wine at the end of the day. A good, quiet location...short walk to the beach and town. Short drive to walks, surf beaches and wineries. Would definitely stay again if I...

Thank natalie t
Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for the long weekend with my girlfriend, was very happy with the stay as host was very happy greeting us followed by the beautiful room and food . If you want relaxed stay and walking distance from the town this will do brilliant.

Thank paulk0048
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We opted to stay 2 nights at Lanterns Retreat to attend a wedding at Erravilla Estate in the south west. Serge remembered us from a previous visit and was both a welcoming and intriguing host. He always has new and varied projects on the go from diving to building, music and art initiatives. The rooms are big and well appointed...

Thank Karen S
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Perfect place for a couple to relax for 2 or 3 days. Comfortable and quiet, close to town but just far enough away. Serge, the host, goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. Excellent breakfast. We stayed for two nights, and considered changing our plans to stay an extra night just because it was so relaxing.

Thank markgrigoleit
Reviewed 28 October 2016

A very comfortable room, lovely garden aspect. We enjoyed Serge's hosting he made us very welcome and really did cook the best breakfast, The location is close enough to walk into town. Plenty to see and do in the area. Recommend for a pleasant stay down South.

Thank David C
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I stayed at Lanterns Retreat for one night and it was not enough! My room was absolutely delightful I loved the décor and styling. Every little detail had been thought through including; chocolates, make up removal, cotton tips, reviews of local restaurants completed by the host and a range of tea, coffee and biscuits. The little sitting area was very...

Thank 016NicNic
NBM2012, Owner at Lanterns Retreat, responded to this review

Now that is a great feedback for sure! We are so thrilled when our guests find that the only thing they would like to change is the length of their stay. Our guests returning has been our best reward to date. We hope to see you again in the near future and look forward to a few good chats along...

Robertson, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Serge, the warm and welcoming host, encourages you to feel perfectly at home - providing not just a beautiful and very comfortable room with a large spa, but also the use of a pool and BBQ area. After returning from dinner there was a fire with port and chocolates in the cosy living room. In addition, its location is very...

Thank mmcc73
NBM2012, Owner at Lanterns Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive account of your stay with us. We are delighted you had a lovely stay with us and we hope to see you back in the near future. make sure to contact us directly so that we can forward to you our "return guest discount". All the best...

Bedfordale, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

If you love attention to detail, fine stylish furniture, gourmet breafast cooked my your own french chef, a wood fire to come home to at night with an endless supply of chocolates and port and romantic background music. If you like to be close to the village, beach, winery's and other attractions and on top of all that, have an...

Thank Lorraine W
NBM2012, Owner at Lanterns Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Lorraine, It is absolutely wonderful to read such a kind review. Thanks a million. It was a real treat to have you guys stay here and I am looking forward to our next cheeky chats over breakfast for sure. make sure to contact us directly should you wish to stay with us again in the near future, this would...

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Lanterns Retreat is a welcome find. Very well situated, quiet, just a few minutes walk to the beach, beautiful setting and grounds, good design, delightful personalised service and excellent practical advice on where to go, eat and view. ....... and the breakfast is to die for!

Thank leith_doody
NBM2012, Owner at Lanterns Retreat, responded to this review

Wow! with such kind words I think I may have to hire you as my marketing manager! Thank you so much. Yes, we are very lucky to be located in such a gorgeous place (close enough to everything, yet far enough to remain very quiet even during the high season). I am glad you enjoyed your time here and that...

Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Lanterns is a lovely romantic getaway. It is comfortable and well appointed. The hospitality and service shown by Serge was excellent, including those extra little touches that made our stay more special

Thank Ian T
NBM2012, Owner at Lanterns Retreat, responded to this review

It was always our aim to make our little BnB the perfect romantic getaway so it is with great pleasure that I read this is precisely how you would describe our little place. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this very kind review. We hope to see you again and to share a few chats and...

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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lanterns Retreat is luxuriously appointed bed and breakfast accommodation situated in the heart of old Dunsborough, within easy walking distance of the town centre and beautiful local beaches. Guests enjoy exquisite suites with ensuites. Complimentary port and chocolates await, plus a log fire in winter. Cooked and continental gourmet breakfast options are freshly prepared every morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lanterns Retreat

Address: 16 Newberry Rd, Dunsborough, Western Australia 6281, Australia (Formerly Newberry Manor)
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Dunsborough
Price Range: $200 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lanterns Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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