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misswicky
Perth, Australia

Stay at your own risk

2.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 Mar 2023
This is a refurbished old home with crazy decor. Whilst the rooms on the bottom floor were easier to access I would strongly advise anybody not to take the top story 3 rooms
Our room was the fire exit for upstairs which was a small sliding window. If there was a fire I’m not sure how I would get out, I would probably slide down the iron roof onto ground below. We did notice there is a small ladder, but one has to get there first without falling. We believe there are real safety issues with this guest house
Also not impressed with the toilet being open and also the floor on this Reno is not level . It’s a real dodgy Reno
One gets the feeling of sliding to the wall when you go through the French doors
The towel rack was a line of wire
The owner Rodger is very enthusiastic about his guest house but I’m sorry we don’t share that enthusiasm

Date of stay: March 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2023

Nothing like the photos! More like a second hand shop with mismatched furniture covered in towels and tablecloths than a heritage house. Outside was like a building site, rooms had DIY 'ensuites' and spare bedrooms added in cupboards and under the stairs. The sunroom attached to our room had the ensuite shower and toilet added to the end of it with one of the shower walls covering part of the fire exit. Not nice to use the toilet if other members of your party are sat in the sunroom! The fire alarm went off in our room during the night; no-one came and in the morning we were informed it probably went off due to the battery running low and was surprised it didn't go off again!
We certainly felt this building was a health and safety risk and shouldn't be open to the public.

Date of stay: December 2022
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2021 via mobile

This is a great place to stay. Fabulous views over the bay.
The owner has reworked this villa for over 30 years.
Very comfortable... Like a home from home.
Breakfast is included which is a bonus 😁👍.

Date of stay: February 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 March 2020

Lovely old Victorian mansion that retains it's charm with amazing views over the city and sea.

Clean, comfortable room with paintings and old pictures everywhere. Nice bed and a window to catch the ocean breeze.

Rodger was a friendly host, and has put countless hours into this property. Breakfast is served in a sunroom overlooking the bay, a perfect beginning to the day.

The most unforgettable place I stayed in New Zealand, do not miss.

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

My first impression was “how funky” as the entrance at front and back have old-fashioned knobs and locks, and the 100 year old house has been restored and converted to a B&B, with some interesting cubbies. My room was scrupulously clean and very comfortable. The windows were super for both light and views. Rodger was very gracious and took time in the morning when I was finished with a continental breakfast to tell me more about the house. It is walking distance to The penguin experience and Steampunk HQ and Victorian District.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

This is a restored Victorian villa and has retained all of its original charm. Loved the view over the harbour and Victorian Precinct, both of which are well within walking distance down the hill. The whole place was scrupulously clean and the bed comfortable. The owner, Rodger, is an interesting and open character and certainly adds to the charm.
Our only negative point were some aspects of the room. It was advertised as a two bedroom suite with on-suite. What we found was the second bedroom was in fact constructed by building out into the roof space from the original room, accessed through a half height hatch door. All of this may have added to the charm were it not for the fact there was not ventilation like a period dormer window or skylight. Our teenage daughter christened it the "Coffin" and promptly claimed the main bed with her mother.
The other slightly jarring note was the ensuite which was in-fact framed as a triangular space in one corner of the room. Its size was more reminiscent of something in a caravan with the sink over the toilet and a tiny shower cabinet.

Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank William M
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