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Codrington Gardens

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4887 Princes Hwy, Codrington, Victoria 3285, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Worth the 4 hour drive :-) We really wanted a get away with our dog and we found Codrington Gardens! Such a family friendly, inviting place. The rooms were comfortable and clean and we loved the animals all over the property. How great to open our curtains and see a Lama walk past. Our dog was in heaven and fell... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

After driving the Great Ocean Road, we weren't planning to come this far but am glad we did. Breaking the repetitive farming landscape is this beautiful property covered in beautiful flowers, gardens, relics and a menagerie of sorts including dogs, cats, a cockatoo, chickens, sheep, alpacas and peacocks. We even saw a koala chilling out above us. Then there's the... More 

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codgards, Owner at Codrington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, and thank you again. We are very grateful when our happy guests take the time to write a review. I've said it before, but it does seem that disenchanted guests go out of their way to say something, whereas happy guests go home relaxed and don't always think to go on-line to say their piece. Yes,... More 

Geelong, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A last minute decision to take a trip away for one night over the Australia Day weekend turned out to be an excellent choice. Our nearly 2yo son loved walking around the gardens seeing the peacocks, chooks and other animals wandering around. Staying in the Overland carriage was a great novelty we really enjoyed the experience and felt the decor... More 

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codgards, Owner at Codrington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. And Thanks for pointing out how we did try to decorate the trains, and cottages, to a style and period corresponding with the units period. Being on a farm in a rural area it's simply par for course that it's going to involve a "drive" (no pun intended) to get to us. But,... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Staying in an old train carriage is cool granted however the facilities built in the carriage we occupied were very tired and daggy to say the least. There was a sticky note on the mirror to tell us not to use their towels to remove makeup (???) and the air con was trembling at best on a rather hot day... More 

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codgards, Owner at Codrington Gardens, responded to this review

Yes Gusonthemove it would be a fair comment to say you must have missed something. In fact, you seem to have missed everything except the note on the mirror. Which isn't a "sticky note" by the way, and your suggesting it is sort of puts your review into perspective. You missed the whole point actually; the 6 acres of private... More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

An excellent place to stay. The hosts Geoff and Yuan are very hospitable and go out of their way to make patrons stay a most memorable one. The renovated historic train we slept in was thoughtfully & creatively decked out with the surrounding tranquil gardens very relaxing after a long journey along the Great Ocean Road. There are alpacas, peacocks,chickens... More 

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codgards, Owner at Codrington Gardens, responded to this review

We can not tell you how much we appreciate your review. As you know, we are a small family business, not part of a homogenised conglomerate. So our place is different. We are making a lot of effort to continually improve and expand our venue and comments such as your give us great encouragement, and an indication what direction to... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Loved the opportunity to stay on an old train, owners have done an excellent job, owners very friendly. Walked around the gardens, saw koalas, held and spoke to the White cockatoo, who said 'hello' and 'good bye darling'. A wonderful experience.

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codgards, Owner at Codrington Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We know it takes time to do, and hundreds of HAPPY guests come and stay with us and "forget" to write a review, whereas, those that are unhappy go out of their way to vent their spleen. So, your effort helps to give a much better impression of what our place and what we as hosts... More 

Stawell, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Lovely peaceful setting. Geoffs rack of lamb was full of flavour and great way to finish off the day! We were very happy with the converted carriage, which was clean with a good comfortable bed. Would happily stay again and recommend it to friends.

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codgards, Owner at Codrington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Your comments are very helpful to people looking at our place on the internet & very encouraging to us as owner/operators. You have reflected the reaction we get from the vast majority of our guests, but, unfortunately, not everyone can be bothered taking the time to log-on and... More 

Torquay, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were on a short trip down the Great Ocean Road and found this charming accommodation on the internet. Geoff (and Cookie the guard Cookatoo) welcomed us despite the late hour and cooked us an amazing dinner of rack of lamb with gratin. Beautiful. Our stay in the converted train carriage was lovely and cozy and had everything we were... More 

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codgards, Owner at Codrington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, it is very encouraging to receive positive feed-back. Since we first started this little family business (in an industry we'd had no previous experience in) we've really learnt a lot, the old "J" curve learning process. Recent reviews are an indication to us that we're moving in the right direction, and we will... More 

Whyalla, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had been on a 2 week holiday with our children and wanted to give them a surprise along the way.. what more than spending the night on the Bondi Express. They loved it.. i know it don't sound like a surprise but its a memory they will keep. We were running late and we got a call from the... More 

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codgards, Owner at Codrington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing a review, these types of reviews help us a lot to keep improving our service & property. A couple of times now someone has commented on the "Musty" aroma in the room, but I can assure you there's no damp in the room/s. And we fully clean and air them between visits. You have... More 

Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately I have a rather mixed review . Contrary to the other negative reviews I found Colin to be lovely and very friendly . Let me address some of the other points in the reviews to clarify it : 1- Yes the camp kitchen is old as stated in the reviews but charming and perfect for what we needed and... More 

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codgards, Owner at Codrington Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your enquiry for your review. Yes, we do clean the rooms very carefully between visits, sorry there seemed to be some issue & we take that on board (no pun intended) & make an extra effort to avoid anything similar again. More 

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