Seashells Yallingup4.5 out of 5.0
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We stayed for 2 nights as part of a tour group on a trip of Australia. My first thought when we arrived was " Oh Dear ". However, on getting our key and walking into our apartment I was stunned. We loved it. Really modern, huge living area, great bedroom, whirlpool tub, walk in shower and a huge balcony overlooking the garden. The cherry on the top , for me, would have been a swimming pool too !! Part of our tour arrangement also included a breakfast package, wine ,water & fruit .This was amazing...far too much food for 2 people for 2 breakfasts. I added some salad ,cheese, peppers and cooked omelettes one evening....... We did eat in the pub next door, it was busy, they had a party the evening we went in. We did find somewhere to sit eventually , the food was ok. Wi-Fi was good, great to have a washer & dryer, iron & ironing board.
The longer I stayed here, the more I felt it needed reviewing for other people considering it as an option. Firstly, the positives are it is in a beautiful setting with a superb, clean, large room and wonderfully big verandah overlooking the well appointed gardens. It’s lovely to sit out and have a relaxing breakfast in the morning and Yallingup has a lovely vibe and friendly people. However, the verandah isn’t much use after midday when the pub kicks into life. Make no bones about it, none of the rooms are more than 200 yards from the pub and it’s large garden. We were about 75 yards away and the pub plays music during the afternoon followed by live acts - in the garden - from 6pm onwards. The pub is also busy, mainly with large groups of youngsters when we were there, who get louder and louder the more drunk they get. So forget any idea of tranquility sitting on the verandah and relaxing - you might as well be at a gig. Yes you can go inside, shut the doors and turn up the tv, but that’s not what I want to do in the middle of summer or pay to have a balcony for. Other things that happened to us during our four days to note: There is no one on site after reception closes at 5pm. So when the fire alarms started going off at 11.30pm one night, some people got up and went out, wandering around wondering what to do, others just stayed in bed, others went and sat in their cars. Other families got their babies and kids up and stood in the dark on the lawn out the front. And no one came to sort it..not for a good 20 minutes or so. The alarms were blaring, there was a mechanical voice saying initially ‘await further instruction’ then a bit later ‘evacuate immediately’. A few of us worked out where the alarm system was and that the problem was in the living room of room 206, so we went down there and knocked on the door. A woman answered and said she’d been making toast but didn’t know how to turn the alarm off. At this point a guy turned up with keys presumably from the pub opposite (why it took 20 mins I don’t know). He went into the room, came out and announced someone would be out to turn the alarm off soon, then disappeared. The alarm went on. Bewildered people were still coming out and there was a family with a baby and toddler still stood on the lawn out the front. I had to tell them of the guy turning up and say it was alright to go back in. I would have thought this guy or whoever turned off the alarm might have done this or at least done a quick round to check everyone was ok. About 10 mins later the alarm went off and that was it. No mention/apology/concern from on site management the next day. You need to make sure you don’t get the dud room with no internet/WiFi. We stayed in 306 and had absolutely no WiFi signal to book our onward flights or confirm travel etc. We complained the first night and didn’t hear anything the next day, so went back. Nothing had been passed on to the manager but she was very helpful. Initially she wanted us the change rooms, but having settled in I asked if we could just change the booster. She did this, but admitted not only did she put in a new booster, but had to reroute some cabling from a different room to get it to work in ours. At least we had very good WiFi after that! I had to go and buy some batteries from the stores over the road to get the air con working. It worked initially but without a display on the remote so it was a guess what mode and temperature it was on. I bought them myself because it was again out of hours and I didn’t want to complain again the next day. To cap it off we had a very young couple rock up next door and sit on their balcony with music competing with the pub (and losing hands down!), whilst drinking heavily from 2.30pm onwards. It all erupted about 10pm at night after when they had a screaming fight on the balcony, chucking all kinds of expletives around loudly in spite of anyone else. I don’t know if they were just intoxicated or there was something else going on, but it was the same night of the fire alarm and they weren’t in a very coherent state when they emerged. I do need to mention we stayed here between Christmas and new year so very busy, and were very impressed the the luxuriouness of the rooms. But the pub music spoilt it and I really wouldn’t want to be staying there if a real fire broke out. Also of note, the Caves pub food was horrendous. I had a very ropey cheeseburger and my wife enjoyed her vegetarian mezze until she nearly choked on a long black hair that had got in there somehow, so managed to pull a whole mouthful of food out which was wrapped around it. The pizza shack was much better though.
We had a self catering apartment a few hundred yards from the beach. Our terrace looked out onto nicely landscaped rounds through which one could walk to reach the public beach where I recall there was a cafe and a couple of other small shops. Seashells' hotel would have provided all meals had we so chosen in either a cafe bistro or more formal restaurant. We used and enjoyed both. The apartments are very swish indeed. One unusual feature is louvred wooden shutter screening plus window glass. We had a very wide selection of free movies we could watch from our room. Only one downside, and this is partly down to personal boundaries and wish for privacy. The bathroom is separated from the bedroom by louvred window/door and this carries sounds both ways. Personally I didn't like this - others may not be bothered. The whole site, i.e. both the grounds and the buildings and rooms, looked well maintained. We had pretty cold damp weather while we were here. But in nicer weather I could have easily imagined spending 4-5 days here.
We’ve stayed here twice now and already have another stay booked for Feb 2018. It’s a perfect location for exploring the region. Sunset on the beach is walking distance away and the grounds of the place are gorgeous. The adjacent Caves hotel can sometimes be nosey with live music in the evenings but with the doors closed and the TV on you can barely hear it. I do like the fact they give you a warning of this when booking so I can’t fault them for this especially as always been finished pretty early when we’ve stayed. The rooms themselves are perfect with the small kitchen and living areas making it perfect to stay in after a busy day sightseeing. Saying that the food at the hotel is amazing!
The rooms were nice and it was great having the Caves Hotel next door for a meal and a pint. I was concerned it might get a bit loud at night, but the pub seems to shut down by 10.30 PM and it all goes quiet, so not an issue there. The surrounding trees and parklands made for a pleasant afternoon stroll after a day of driving around wineries and breweries etc. The only problem with Yallingup in general is that if you are wanting a choice of meals you really need to drive in to Dunsborough, 7 Km away which can be a problem if you're planning to have a couple of glasses of wine with your dinner. I would probably stay in Dunsborough next time, but if you're looking for a quiet tree change, I still do recommend Seashells.
Requested and was allocated apartment in Garden Annex furthest from Caves pub - live music not intrusive. Very clean and spacious apartment with firm bed, balcony and good sized lounge area. Well tended grounds. Ideal quiet getaway before start of school holidays.
Visited Seashells in late November, after schoolies and found a peaceful location. The resort shares its grounds with Caves House which provides for relaxed heritage listed gardens to walk around and to access a surf beach with sheltered swimming hole. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite which is ideal for an extended stay as it has a separate lounge/dining area. The rooms are very clean with all amenities that you will require if you plan to cook etc. Caves house is adjacent to Seashells and has a very good buffet breakfast, good menus for lunch and dinner. If you like live music, there is usually a band or soloist playing 5 nights a week. This can be a bit disturbing but is wound up by 10:30. Seashells doesn't have a swimming pool although the beach is not far away. Dunsborough has a nice selection of restaurants if you don't want to cook and is only 15 minutes away by car. Overall a very pleasant stay and wouldn't hesitate to book there again.
We booked Seashells to spend some time in the Margaret River Region and were pleasantly surprised. Travelling with a 4 year old and 18 month old, the Garden Wing of Seashells offered ample space and amenities complete with 2 full-size bedrooms and bathrooms, good sized lounge and dining areas, a kitchen and laundry. The large verandah was private and closed off which gave peace of mind and freedom for the kids. The bathrooms could use a little spruce up but were still nice enough. Great location with dinner at Caves House literally steps away but still quiet enough even on busy nights.
Sea Shells Yallingup is a wonderful hotel that overlooks the Caves House gardens. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, clean and well appointed. However, some of the rooms are close to Caves House that is basically now operated as a pub. This means it can get a bit noisy on the w/e. Especially annoying was when CH played music (greatest hits of the 90s) in the outside area when no one was sitting in the alfresco area of the pub.
My partner and I stayed here for three nights. The apartment was a decent size and it offered everything we needed (I loved the king sized bed). The staff were very friendly and we enjoyed our stay here.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Located 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Ngiligi Cave, Seashells Yallingup is within a 10-minute drive of Country Life Farm. The 40 rooms at this 4.5-star apartment include furnished balconies, coffee makers, and LCD TVs. Canal Rocks is also nearby.
Seashells Yallingup's 40 air-conditioned apartments provide furnished balconies or patios, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.
Seashells Yallingup features free WiFi in public areas and a garden. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this luxury apartment include barbecue grills and a picnic area.
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94% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 432 reviews