DS is having a sleepover on the weekend so DH and I are looking for a place to go and stay for a romantic evening. A nice couples retreat, or a nice chalet somewhere. Somewhere near the beach or in the hills, or maybe around Guildford. We would like to find a really nice place but don't want to spend much more than $180, less if possible. We have tried to look up Stayz and Wotif but have not yet found something suitable. We would appreciate any suggestions. :-)
Not sure on the cost but we stayed at The Vines for a night like that an age ago. We got upgraded to a suite which was lovely. The restaurant was also good so we didn't even leave the resort. Actually we barely left the room.
There is a B&B in Bickley on Aldersyde Road that is nice.
Also a brand new place called Avocados in Roleystone/Kelmscott that is a bit more basic (and therefore well priced). They have a great little restaurant on site but Roleys on the Ridge is only about 1km away.
There is also Darlington Estate Winery - they can put you in touch with a local B&B if you call them
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