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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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Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The web site made this accommodation look special. We were very disappointed. It is a lovely setting with nice gardens but that was it. There was no heating, amenities were substandard, very old pitted plastic kettle, no milk provided and a miniature old TV. There was no information in the room about dining out as there are no shops any... More 

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codgards, Owner at Codrington Gardens, responded to this review

We are sorry, but your review, honestly, it exasperates us. Lets take your comments point by point. Heating: every, and I do mean ever room has heating. It's provided by reverse cycle air-con in most & electric heaters in 2. Amenities: we have been rated by independent industry organisations as 3.5 star in all rooms 4 star in Settlers Cottage.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stayed here recently as I had business in Mount Gambier, Portland & Warnambool, this place is handy to all as its between Port Fairy & Portland. You could drive past this place and not give it a second look, I urge you to. This is a secret garden hideaway with beautifully converted train accomodation or traditional cottages. The animals that... More 

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codgards, Owner at Codrington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You make a statement that we so often hear, people drive into our property and say "wow, I had no idea there was something like this here"! It is, we believe, a lovely little oasis, our little heaven. And we particularly enjoy sharing it with our guests. Hope we see you again. Thanks & Regards,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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codgards, Owner at Codrington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property & the experience of your visit. We've said this before, but we know that unhappy guests go right out of their way to sound their discontent, whereas if you go home after a happy enjoyable visit and with the best of intentions it's easy to get back into... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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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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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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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5 hotel reviews
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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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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