Aiyana Retreat

Location: Western Australia | Australia

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Aiyana Retreat is a luxury design hotel in Denmark, Western Australia, surrounded by WA’s beautiful rural bushland. Hosts Gadi and Lalita, artists who came to WA from New York and Switzerland respectively, were struck by the abundant building natural building materials here, in particular the beautiful wood, and set about creating an eco-lodge which would reflect the beauty of its surroundings.
Perfect forExploring rural Western Australia in style.
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  • In the heart of a rich wine-producing region
  • A short walk away from the wildlife-rich Wilson Inlet
  • Range of massage and wellness treatments, yoga and meditation

Recommended for...

  • Peace & Quiet
  • Honeymoon
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Off the Beaten Track

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Aiyana Retreat is set in acres of bush reserve next to the famous Bibbulmun Track, and a short walk away from the scenic and wildlife-rich Wilson Inlet.

Rooms at Aiyana Retreat

The owners’ artisanal backgrounds are reflected in eye-catching features like stained glass windows, home-fired terracotta tiles, locally made furniture, and locally sourced wooden fittings. The secluded Tao Villa is perfect for a romantic getaway and is elevated above the bush, leading to beautiful views; the Mira Villa features a private Mediterranean-style inner court; and the 2-bedroom Leela Villa is great for families and has 2 private terraces. All the villas reflect the owners’ commitment to eco-friendly building methods, insulated with earth bricks and harnessing solar power.

Food and drink

The villas at Aiyana Retreat are self-catering and feature fully-equipped kitchens; there is a grocery store within 5 minutes’ drive. The villas also have barbecue facilities, so you can enjoy eating in the great outdoors. The town of Denmark, also a few minutes’ drive away, has a selection of great restaurants – local picks include Kirby’s, The Lake House, and Castelli. Denmark is also one of the wine capitals of Western Australia, and the Castelli Estate, Ducketts Mill and Moombkai Wines are just a few of the places where you can sample the region’s produce.

Facilities

Aiyana Massage Centre offers a range of spa and wellness treatments including Swedish, hot stone and deep tissue massages. Private yoga sessions are also on offer with two experienced teachers: Patricia, who teaches hatha yoga, vinyasa-style, meditation and yin yoga and has studied under Tibetan, Indian and European masters; and Theva, who teaches hatha, vinyasa, yin and Scaravelli yoga.

Activities at Aiyana Retreat

Aiyana is a short, scenic walk away from the Wilson Inlet, which is home to rich marine and bird life. Anglers will relish the opportunity to catch fish including cobbler, salmon trout, flathead and sea mullet, while birdwatchers will be able to spot blue-billed duck, red-necked avocet, and the iconic black swan.

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Hotel location

The nearest airport is Albany, which welcomes regular flights from Perth (1h10m) and is around 40 minutes’ drive from Aiyana Retreat.

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