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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is "Everything" ... so luxurious & beautiful - From the picturesque grounds to the well equipped chalet with high end appliances and so spacious! The kitchen is so well thought out, fit with everything you need right down to paper towels & cling wrap - We were surprised with the stocked breakfast basket in the fridge, it was...

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WillyBayResort, Front Office Manager at Eight Willows Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your glowing review. The team are passionate about giving our guest's the best experience and fitting out the self contained chalets so they feel like 'a home away from home'. Our breakfast baskets have been a hit with gourmet products to delight your tastebuds. We look forward to welcoming you back for another stay. -...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the second time we and a group of guest have stayed at Eight Willows retreat ( formally Willy Bay Resort). It is an amazing hidden oasis with with very modern well laid out rooms. Extremely clean. Our guests are in awe of what a wonderful place this is. A big thank you goes to Kylee who is the...

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WillyBayResort, Front Office Manager at Eight Willows Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Kevin, Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on giving you the best experience possible and we look forward to welcoming you all back. Alex and Garry are new to our team and are passionate about their roles, so it is wonderful to hear they took great care of you. - Eight Willows Retreat Team

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We took a very short 3 day break to the Willy bay resort (now called 8 Oaks I believe) in January this year from Perth. We were just after a relaxing break in nice surroundings and boy did Willy Bay fit the bill! The accom is super luxurious and the resort is beautifully kept and lovely and peaceful. Also the...

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WillyBayResort, Front Office Manager at Eight Willows Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Lara, Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. Yes we have changed our name and logo to a fresh new look, now called Eight Willows Retreat, however the same facilities and amazing team are still available for your next stay. Please contact us direct for a return guest special rate. - Eight Willows Retreat...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 February 2017

It is our second stay at Willy Bay and we enjoyed it as much as the first time ! the chalets are really cosy, well equipped, and the surroundings are nice (little wood and pond). It is easy to get o MG or any wonderful beach (/ other activity) with the car the staff is very helpful and gives good...

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WillyBayResort, Front Office Manager at Eight Willows Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Roni, It is always a pleasure to welcome back a return guest and hear that you had a wonderful time with us again. Our new name and logo has given us a refreshing new look and we have had delightful feedback on this also. We look forward to welcoming you back again. - Eight Willows Retreat Team

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Top class Resort with excellent fittings throughout - but main bedroom could have done with a small dressing table and bathrooms need more storage space/shelving. Picky, I know, but hey if you are paying top dollar, you should expect it all. However, we will be back...

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WillyBayResort, Front Office Manager at Eight Willows Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your suggestions. We have suggested them to management to review storage and shelving for the future. We look forward to welcoming you back and please remember to contact us direct for your return guest rate. -The Willy Bay Team

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very well maintained modern facility High end appliances, full range Just the right size establishment, never felt isolated or crowded Beautiful grounds Very professional management Good location, close to the wineries, yet away from two main roads, so the area is perfect to enjoy the quiet

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WillyBayResort, Front Office Manager at Eight Willows Retreat, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear you love the resort and the quality of our chalets as much as we do. There are more improvements in the 'wings'. We look forward to welcoming you back. -The Willy Bay Team

Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had our wedding recently at Willy Bay resort and our guests and us loved everything about it. The accommodation is luxurious and gorgeous. The staff are so friendly, professional, and super helpful. We would highly recommend it for anyone thinking of having a wedding here. We just wish we could have stayed longer and lapped up the serenity!

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WillyBayResort, Front Office Manager at Eight Willows Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Katherine, What a wonderful wedding weekend we had with you! Your friends and family were delightful. We look forward to welcoming you both back for your 1st wedding anniversary. -The Willy Bay Team

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very nice cottage, spacious with all the amenities. We got a good view overlooking the water pond and garden. BBQ area was well placed for us to enjoy our BBQ experience. Only flip side, it has no restaurant that can serve breakfast especially for the price it charges. Not much staff around to help you out. Its best suited for...

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WillyBayResort, Front Office Manager at Eight Willows Retreat, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us - we appreciate all feedback. We have breakfast baskets available to purchase containing all local and gourmet products, however please note all new bookings from the 1st January 2017, receive a complimentary breakfast basket on arrival. -The Willy Bay Team

Reviewed 1 January 2017

Willy Bay Resort was the most perfect venue for my son and daughter in laws wedding. The accommodation is 5 star and fantastic for allowing family and friends to enjoy the experience without travelling. All staff were happy to go out of their way to ensure a magic stay and events coordinator Kylie was the most professional person I've worked...

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WillyBayResort, Front Office Manager at Eight Willows Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Fish, We were so pleased to be involved in your son and daughter in laws wedding. All of your family and friends were a delight to meet and it was a wonderful wedding to be part of. We agree Kylee is a superstar Events Manager! -The Willy Bay Team

Reviewed 27 December 2016

Willy Bay Resort is set in a beautiful location, with views of lakes and vineyards. The studio chalet we stayed at was pristine, modern, spacious and elegant. The chalet was fully equipped with a deep spa bath and state of the art amenities (washer, dryer, dishwasher, big screen tv, bbq). Our two night stay was very relaxing and comfortable!

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Thank you for a wonderful review of our resort. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Please contact us direct for your next booking at our return guest rate. - The Willy Bay Team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Willy Bay Resort is a AAA rated 4.5 Star (self-catering) luxury retreat set amidst 30 hectares (75 acres) of beautiful natural bush and parkland. With our chalets offering lake, vineyard and forest views, the property is situated beside thousands of hectares of state forest. Located mid-way between Busselton and Margaret River, in the heart of the renowned Margaret River Wine Region, Willy Bay Resort is surrounded by world class wineries and local producers of gourmet delights. The Resort offers a total of 24 rooms - ten 2-bedroom rammed-earth chalets, twelve beautifully appointed 1-bedroom studios and two 2-bedroom chalets, spaciously designed to suit your whole family. All chalets are fully equipped with: - Gourmet European-styled kitchen including: stone bench tops, large refrigerator, microwave, kettle, toaster and Miele electric oven, gas stove top and dishwasher - Travertine marble flooring in bathroom, lounge and kitchen - Wide screen high-definition LCD TV with complimentary Foxtel and free view channels - Reverse cycle air conditioner - Personal outdoor BBQ on your patio - Linen and towels provided. As Willy Bay Resort is based in a rural setting with a focus on premium self-catering accommodation in tranquil surroundings, there is no telephone or Internet connection in the chalets or room service. Free Wifi is available in and around the function center. Pets are not permitted. NOTE: WE HAVE A MINIMUM STAY POLICY OF 4 NIGHTS FOR EASTER AND BETWEEN 20 DECEMBER - 6 JANUARY. WE HAVE A MINIMUM STAY POLICY OF 3 NIGHTS FOR LONG WEEKENDS/PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ... more   less 

Additional Information about Eight Willows Retreat

Address: 266 Metricup Rd, Metricup, Western Australia 6280, Australia (Formerly Willy Bay Resort Margaret River)
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Metricup
Price Range: €180 - €283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Eight Willows Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Fabulous function centre for weddings, special celebrations or conference”
 of 5 bubbles 982fishc, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the front (low numbers) have a great view of the water, rooms at the back (higher numbers) are very quiet with views of grapevines.”
 of 5 bubbles johncZ8326KJ, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room with Queen bed with Lake view for better view. However the downside is that the second bedroom is in the living room so no privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles nehabhayana83, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are so many options between Lake View or Bush Blocks; your choice”
 of 5 bubbles 34gordonh, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“we stayed in vineyard view studio - just perfect”
 of 5 bubbles kellaob, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
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