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Donnelly River Village

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great place, been down there for last few years for a full week with immediate and extended family. Bit disappointed prices for this year have risen 20% from last year but still represents value. I hope the extra money is ploughed into upkeep of the place and ... keeping the firewood dry!

Thank Asbad
Mandurah, Australia
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I have stayed at Donnelly River village around 20 times over the last 10-12 years and have for the most part enjoyed every visit. We are about to again visit after New Year after my 17 year old son requested it. I have read many comments from many people, some good a few not so good and I thought that...

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Manager D, Manager at Donnelly River Village, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback - and thanks for the 20 visits! We love how people keep coming back. On the subject of drinking water, we treat the water to make sure it's safe to drink, and we have it tested regularly, but those processes unfortunately don't remove the slight discolouring caused by tannin which some people find off-putting. And I...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to get away from it all! Including the Internet! Ha ha. So many more things to keep you occupied here than just playing on your phone. The emus, kangaroos and prolific bird life are wonderful to watch. There is a pool table where you can shoot some pool (no charge), or play one of the many...

Thank tamaletown
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

On the invitation of friends/part-time managers my wife and I enjoyed a mid week break at Donnelly River Village. We haven't been back since holidaying with our children many years ago and it was a real treat to re-live those times. We love the old cottages you get to stay in, the long walks in the bush and the evening...

1Thank Michael O
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay for the kids as they get to feed both the emus and kangaroos - which ours loved! The accommodation is basic. We stayed in a house with 3 bedrooms and my room was freezing!! There were enormous gaps under the windows and doors - but if you're prepared them you can take something to stuff in...

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Fantastic place to get away from it all and have an old fashioned holiday. Sure there aren't any mod cons like phone reception, the internet or even tv and the accommodation can be cold but what you do get is open fires, peace and quiet, a safe environment for the kids and more wildlife then you can poke a stick...

Thank eggsandtea
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We have been here a few times. Each time it has been amazing. Bike rides, canoes on the lake. It use to be an old timber mill town. The Mill has not been used for years. The cottages are all made of Timber with log fires. There use to be rabbits and kangaroos around at dusk and in the mornings....

Thank Jedlynny
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Donnelly river holiday village is a wonderful spot for families,couples or groups.Tranquil,lovely scones and cream in the local shop.Great spot to walk some of the bibilum track,or just let the kids run wild.

Thank Sue D
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The people who manage and work here live and breathe true customer service.. I was on the Bibbulmun and needed some help and the whole team went out of their way to help me and support me at absolutely no cost... I watched them for hours looking after customers and it was absolutely inspiring. Stay here and you will be...

1Thank karin501
Dunsborough, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Monohans Lodge (cottage 33) fitted all 12 family members comfortably. Beautifully cosy once the fires were crackling. Nothing to do here except breathe in that pure forest air and kick back. We had a brilliant family get-together and even the two 70 year old birthday girls had a great time on the flying fox. Kids were in bicycling and animal...

1Thank Kate R

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  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Donnelly River Village is a step back in time before technology took over our lives. Set in the middle of the towering Karri forest, we have 36 self-contained rustic timber workers cottages with wood fires and verandahs overlooking the trees. Native wildlife lives in the village and it is a great place to bring overseas visitors to see kangaroos and emus, in the flesh! Kids can run free to explore the forest, ride bikes and visit the General Store to buy their lollies. We can host functions and conferences in our old Workers Club and many couples choose Donnelly River for their 'destination wedding' where family and friends can gather for a couple of days of catching up again and celebrating their special day in their own special way. ... more   less 

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Address: Corner Of Sears And Andrew Road | Donnelly River, Nannup, Western Australia 6258, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Nannup
Price Range: $116 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
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“Choose your cabin carefully.”
 of 5 bubbles Asbad, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book the flying fox whilst booking your cottage and watch out for kangaroos on the way there”
 of 5 bubbles eggsandtea, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“don't stay there”
 of 5 bubbles dal3214, 29 May 2015 | Read review
“Cottages nearer General store are nice (number 6 to number 12)”
 of 5 bubbles 356benf, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Bring your own drinking water is my suggestion, Coles/Woolies sell 15L containers for $5.00. It save's the Town supply and if you are expecting the same quality as in the city, you may be disappointed (it IS the town supply from the dam after all. ;) Bring plenty of coins as you are going to want to keep feeding the animals. Bikes are for hire, but are pretty much 2 sizes, kiddy and adult. Although it is Donnelly River, at this time of year it is dry. Smoke detectors work brilliantly in the chalet, open up your windows and doors before you stoke the fireplace ;) Be selective with your chalet, there are plenty different options. Showers in bath ones are not the best for the elderly or frail. Keep an eye out for the Saturday afternoon wine tasting at the General Store on Saturdays.”
 of 5 bubbles 532grahamn, 21 Apr 2015 | Read review
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