TakeABreak Australian Award Winners 2007
Belmadar Rose Cottage, Hunter Valley, NSW
Best Australian Accessible accommodation
Consistently achieving a 5/5 ranking, the owners have given considerable thought to their guests, providing open-plan living with large uncluttered spaces, easier for wheelchair traffic. Benches in the kitchen have also been built to allow wheelchairs to roll easily underneath. There is a hoist, standard commode chair and electric bed, and in the bathroom a hobless shower and grab rails. Parking is undercover with enough room to unload wheelchairs.
Beach Huts B&B, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
Best Australian Beach accommodation
Consistently achieving fantastic guest ratings, the owners have given considerable thought to beach atmosphere of the property, providing brightly decorated and individually designed huts to reflect a seaside theme. Guests can wander down to the beautiful Middleton beach to sink their toes into the sand, listen to the waves rolling in and watch the sun set over the distant hills of Port Elliot.
Port Arthur, Hire a Cottage from Denis, Port Arthur, Tasmania
Best Australian Budget accommodation
Look no further for a fantastic price and a clean, well-presented property. Denis gets consistently good feedback with many guests saying they’d find this property hard to beat.
Deep Creek Retreat, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
Best Australian Eco accommodation
The property is an example of sustainable tourism, operating on solar power and even with no plasma TV or spa, they consistently achieve fantastic guest ratings and recommendations. Secluded and well appointed, this is just the place to take time out and be at one with nature, friends and family - what relaxation is all about, just 90 minutes from Adelaide.
Pemberton Farm Chalets, Pemberton, WA
Best Australian Family-friendly accommodation
Pemberton Farm Chalets outside of Perth ranked highly for the extra consideration they had shown to families. In addition to scoring high marks for excellent value in this self-contained accommodation, it was noted that there were plenty of activities for children in a safe environment. These include interaction with the farm animals, a children’s adventure playground, swimming pool, trampoline and tennis courts.
Badgers End The Summerhouse, Southern Highlands, NSW
Best Australian Gay and lesbian-friendly accommodation
A purpose-built private retreat, just for two. Consistently achieving a 5/5 ranking, the owners have given considerable thought to their guests providing an enchanting atmosphere and good attention to detail. Located down a quiet country lane, on an acre and a half with no neighbours in view the property includes a king-sized bed and beautifully appointed limestone ensuite bathroom with 2 person spa and separate shower.
The Country House, at Brunkerville, Hunter Valley, NSW
Best Australian Group accommodation
Whether you want to head away with a group of friends or a group of families, this self-contained country property has fantastic facilities which include multiple living and eating areas, wood fires, fenced garden and swimming pool. Guests who have stayed want to come back for more.
Cedars Indulgence Retreat, Daylesford, Victoria
Best Australian Health accommodation
The property is an example of health-based tourism which tailors services for guests. The luxury private suite has an open fireplace and guests are offered a range of body treatments and gourmet foods. This property consistently achieves guest ratings of 5/5.
Eden Bed & Breakfast, South Coast, NSW
Best Australian Hosted accommodation
Guests find the proprietor of this traditional bed and breakfast property very helpful and friendly. They also rave about the great breakfast and attention to detail in this well appointed property located in one of the South Coast’s most iconic towns.
Heritage Guesthouse, Mid North Coast, NSW
Best Australian Hotel and motel accommodation http://www.takeabreak.com.au/HeritageGuesthouse.htm
Great country hospitality sums up the Heritage Guesthouse which consistently ranks high with guests who have stayed. The lovely heritage property exceeds expectations of visitors.
Mataranka Cabins and Camping, Mataranka, NT
Best Australian Park accommodation
This well located park has a variety of accommodation to suit every need with spacious cabins and shady sites. Guest comments are always positive and it’s obvious that the friendly and helpful staff add to the visitor experience.
Ashrowan Bed and Breakfast, Southern Highlands, NSW
Best Australian Luxury accommodation
Sumptuous bedding and a level of attention to detail beyond expectation makes this property the cream of the cream for Luxury accommodation. You have to see it yourself to believe it.
Red Paws of Lorne, Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Best Australian Pet-friendly accommodation
Not only is your beloved pooch provided with a dog bed and linen at Red Paws of Lorne, but a welcome pack of treats, towels and doggie toys await them on check in. And when the parents leave for dinner there is, of course, pet minding.
Almond Hill, Barossa Valley, SA
Best Australian Romantic getaway
Almond Hill ranked highly for the romantic touches they had included in the accommodation. Heated verandah with amazing views, wood fire, quality linen, generous breakfast provisions including quality plunger coffee and tea, bathrobes, handmade soap and more. The thoughtfulness of the operators really made an impression for guests.
Kay Creek Cottage, Franklin, Tasmania
Best Australian Self-contained accommodation
Kay Creek Cottage includes lots of little extras that make self-contained accommodation great, such as books, internet access, a great kitchen with well-stocked fridge and beautiful outdoor areas.
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