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Review - Review – Swissôtel Sydney
By Rachel Power

Recently, we were lucky enough to stay at the Swissôtel Sydney, a five star hotel located right in the heart of the city, walking distance to Darling Harbour, shopping, attractions and the monorail.   We travelled to Sydney for business, however in our line of work, our children are part of our business. It was important to have them with us, yet entertained when we needed, so we chose the Swissôtel Sydney. We booked a Family Package, which included two rooms, a one-bedroom area with meeting space for the adults and the interconnecting room, which was set up as a kid’s paradise!   Swissôtel do a fantastic job with the kids’ room. Bright blue doona covers and adorable brightly coloured toys in the bedroom, to the bright coloured bath mats, ... Read more

Review - Pobblebonk B&B
By Lisa Monk

TakeABreak Best Places to Stay Awards 2009 National Winner Pet-friendly Accommodation: Pobblebonk B&B   The first thing you think of when you hear the name ‘Pobblebonk’ is probably frogs, not dogs – and the property is named after the Eastern Banjo Frog and the distinctive ‘bonking’ call it makes. However, it is four legged creatures of the furry persuasion who are the real winners at Pobblebonk – oh, and their owners, of course! This delightful B&B is the winner of the Pet-friendly category in the 2009 TakeABreak Best Places to Stay Awards for its outstanding dedication to ‘fur children’.   Pobblebonk B&B is a truly pet-friendly property… one that doesn’t just allow dogs, but welcomes them and caters t... Read more

Review - Beachside Beauty
By Mignon Chepel

4/40 Oceanside Drive Caves Beach NSW   This is a beautifully presented apartment with wonderful ocean views and quality finishes and appliances. There is a lock-up garage and security entry as well.   Overall rating? Outstanding   What makes Beachside Beauty different? The apartment is in a small block and you don’t really notice that there are other units in the complex, giving you a feeling of privacy.  You are only a 100 metre walk through bush from gorgeous Hams Beach, Caves Beach is only 200 metres further south and the location is peaceful and serene.   Accommodation overview This modern and open apartment has two bedrooms, the main has a queen-size bed and the second bedroom has two singles, making the configuration perfect for our family of... Read more

Review - A Rainbow’s End Bed & Breakfast
By Kylie Jane Degeling

TakeABreak Awards 2009 Winner, Hosted accommodation: A Rainbow’s End Bed & Breakfast The winner of TakeABreak’s 2009 Hosted Accommodation Award was difficult to choose because Australia is home to thousands of quaint, unique, warm, and friendly B&Bs. With so many outstanding hosted accommodation options vying for the title, the winner needed to stand out with exceptional service. A Rainbow’s End in the Adelaide Hills did just that, with many extras and special touches leaving guests feeling truly cherished. Upon arrival at A Rainbow’s End, visitors are treated to a charming afternoon tea on the patio, where they can enjoy the beautiful views of the valley. Hosts Pam and Dave go out of their way to make guests feel welcome in their home, and many rave... Read more

Spotlight on- Woollybush Guest House
By Lisa Monk

Sometimes you want a getaway that gets away from the real world altogether… one where you spend time with your loved ones or close friends… one where your little darlings aren’t in the picture… one where you can pamper yourself in peace and tranquillity - well, Woollybush Guest House is the answer! Nestled in 3 acres of lawns, gardens and unspoiled bush and just an hour away from Perth on the Coral Coast, Woollybush is an ‘adults only’ retreat that offers you the chance to recharge, rejuvenate and re-connect. Perfect for a weekend getaway, a mid-week break away from the everyday or longer stays, the wonderful hosts at Woollybush know how to pamper you and help you to take a break. This is a remarkable B&B – the owners like to say that... Read more

Review - Old Bara Guesthouse
By Penny Parsons

Old Bara Road via Mudgee New South Wales You feel as though you are the only people around - there is no sign of other houses, just paddocks and grazing cattle, which gives an amazing sense of peace and quiet. There are wonderful views of the Mudgee hills and the property. Overall rating?    Excellent, with outstanding ambience and cleanliness    What makes Old Bara different? The sense of peace and seclusion makes this a very relaxing place. It feels as though you are living on your own farm and the feeling of privacy is very relaxing. The house is set in 1300 acres and there is plenty of wildlife, including kangaroos, wombats and hares. Accommodation overview Old Bara has four bedrooms, two have queen-size beds, one has a double bed and t... Read more

Review - Yondah Beach House
By Lisa Monk

Tucked into the sand dunes of Yorke Peninsula’s ‘shipwreck coast’ is an absolute jewel – Yondah Beach House. This architect-designed home is set in 300 private acres and offers spectacular sea views across rugged limestone cliffs to Kangaroo Island. The winner of the ‘Self-contained’ category in the 2009 TakeABreak Best Places to Stay Awards, this property offers everything you need for a wonderful holiday experience in a glorious location and is only 25 kms from Marion Bay and the stunning Innes National Park. Stroll from the front steps along the cliff tops and you may see whales or sea lions playing in the surf, or make your way down the cliffs and bask on a perfect sandy beach of your very own. Wander through the pristine mallee scrub and marvel a... Read more

Review - Castle Keep B&B at Thorngrove Manor
By Quentin Long

Glenside Lane Stirling, Adelaide Hills South Australia This amazing castle-like gothic building stands majestically on a leafy street. It feels grand, whimsical and straight out of a fairytale. Overall rating?    Excellent, with outstanding ambience What makes Castle Keep B&B different? Located in a relatively quiet lane in Stirling, Thorngrove Manor is surrounded by green and towering trees. The gardens and the greenery of the Adelaide Hills make you feel as though you are in your own private and compact castle in Europe. Accommodation overview An amazing experience! Climb the spiral staircase, marvel at the stone flagged floors and the Angaston white marble and arrive at the sleeping/living sitting area, with nine sides and a vaulted ceiling. The 19t... Read more

Review - Church House B&B Gundagai
By Penny Parsons

91 Punch Street Gundagai, Murray-Riverina Region New South Wales This wonderful property has all the serenity of its past life as a church, including the original front door. It is beautifully decorated and has wonderful outdoor surrounds to complement the attractive interior. Overall rating?    Outstanding What makes Church House B&B different? Well, the name gives it away – its previous life as a 1930s Methodist church lends an aura of peace and tranquillity – just what you are looking for on a relaxing holiday. The property is immaculately clean and has everything you need for a comfortable and memorable stay. We arrived at night and the property was well-lit and warm and welcoming. Accommodation overview The three bedrooms all have que... Read more

Review - Seabreeze Thirroul
By Susie Moore

2/16 Bath Street Thirroul, Illawarra Region NSW This is a modern, clean and fresh two-bedroom apartment, perfectly located between the beach and the town. Overall rating?    Excellent, with outstanding cleanliness What makes Seabreeze different? This clean and bright apartment has everything you need for a seaside holiday and being self-contained, it means that you can choose to browse the local shops and self-cater, or sample the delights of the eateries in the town. Accommodation overview There are two bedrooms, one has a queen-size bed and the other has a double bed. There is room for extra guests, with the sofa sleeping one and there is also a single folding bed that can be used, if necessary. The bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe space and lovely li... Read more

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