Our return to Perth found us arriving at Grandview at 11:00 pm. Geoff was there to great us and helped us with our bags. He quickly showed us our room and offered us a beer. Now that is what I call service! We made arrangements for breakfast at 8:30, not sure how many people were staying or actually where we were. You get in that travel stupor and move around in a bit of a bubble. We climbed into the comfy bed and passed out. It was not until we awoke the next morning that we realized the beauty of our location. The Grandview lives well beyond its name with breath taking views of the city.
Breakfast for 2 was served in the dinning room and was a full spread of fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, soy milk for the lactard (me) and a selection of breads. We were the only guests and from start to finish felt at home. We watched budgies (parrots) play in the bird bath and even spied a kookaburra coming in for a drink. We were both wiped from travel and spent most of the day inside. I was fighting a nasty cold and Geoff picked up a bunch of cough drops for me and offered us rides to the local stores. He didn’t need to offer, as we were merely guests, but he did immediately make us feel like friends.
The decorations are an eclectic mix of memorabilia from music to telephones. The room was clean and ample space for those who pack less than light. We enjoyed a selection of DVDs and free Internet. We didn’t use the pool, but it looked gorgeous and clean. Geoff also stocked the fridge with beer and fresh fruit platters. All the right touches. We did step out and take in the skyline of Perth at night. There is something very peaceful about watching the hustle and bustle of the city from a distance.
We left the next morning at 3:30 am and Geoff arranged the cab. He was up with us to help with bags even though we insisted that we were fine. At 3:25 he assured us that if the cab was not spot on time he would take us. Our cab arrived and we exchanged hugs. Such a beautiful place; I know we will be back when we can actually enjoy the pool and really experience everything it has to offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grandview B&B is nestled on the escarpment overlooking Perth city and surrounding areas. We are situated just 15 minutes from both the international and domestic airports and we offer complimentary WiFi to our guests. At Grandview you can expect immaculate executive style accommodation within beautiful bush surroundings. The house is in a quiet and tranquil location offering guests the opportunity to relax and unwind and enjoy some of the most wonderful sunsets you will ever see.Be enchanted by: Native flora and fauna Daily visits to our bird bath by Rosellas, Honey Eaters, Butcher Birds, etc. Periodic visits from our Kookaburra friends Regular visits from our wandering kangaroos. ... more less