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Douglas on River

3.5 of 5 Guest house   |   85 Gipps Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pt.Elliot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Douglas earlier this year and fell in love with it's position. This time we upgraded to a garden room with the lovely glass enclosed breakfast / lounge room.A basket breakfast with local provisions was good, plus self catering tea and coffee was of a high standard. A lovely place to relax in comfort, read , sip... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last night of our transcontinental holiday driving to Perth from Melbourne, and back. WHat a treat. Very comfortable bed and breakfast which we had all to ourselves. The main room has all the facilities one could need - modern and well appointed with a view across the Moyne River that oozes charm and tranquility. A good touch is that... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After our bad experience at a motel on our way to Melbourne, this was a treat on our way home to Adelaide. Our room had a beautiful riverfront view - clean and fresh and a comfortable bed. The gardens are gorgeous. There is a lovely shared dining room overlooking the river and a generous breakfast is provided. An interesting place... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean room, comfortable bed and clean sheets and fluffy towels. And delicious breakfast too even though it wasn't a cooked breakfast. But the best part was the beautiful riverfront setting. We loved our stay even though it was just overnight. Thanks Shane.

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dublin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I couldn't possibly recommend this accommodation due to my experience there when I stayed on the 27th July '14. I have two specific reasons for not recommending Douglas on River. 1. The sound carries very easily from one bedroom to the next. The guest staying in the adjoining bedroom had a persistent cough which I could clearly hear. The coughing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A stunning location but the room was very tired & the bathroom was in urgent need of refurbishment. The shower head was quite unpleasant & there was nowhere to hang towels or clothes in the bathroom. The bed was comfy but the carpet has seen better days.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed here in March 2014. Fantastic staff - so friendly. We agreed that we all slept in the most comfortable beds we had been in for a long time - even wrote down the brand from the mattresses. We had the upstairs apartment at the front (on the road) which was 3 bedrooms. It was enormous! A word of... More

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

One of the cheaper places on our trip around Oz and I know why now! The room was very tired and the bathroom was very cold with a very unclean shower. I would mark it lower but to be fair the bed was very comfy with good sheets and fluffy towels. The WiFi didn't work as advertised and getting the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We arrived on a very cold and bleak day to a welcoming reception for a three night stay.. Our room had the heater on which was wonderful to walk into. Our breakfast basket had lovely nutritious goodies which we enjoyed every morning. Cleaning staff are fabulous and discreet. This was our second stay at Douglas on the River and we... More

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A lovely boutique hotel/B&B in Port Fairy that had lovely service. As we stayed in winter, it was lovely to find the heater had been turned on for us. We enjoyed our lovely brekky and it was lovely sitting in the large shared area, enjoying the sun whilst planning our day. I'd stay again and highly recommend Douglas on the... More

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Address: 85 Gipps Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Port Fairy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Douglas on River 3.5*
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Located in town and on the tranquil Moyne River, Douglas on River offer a fine selection of 6 Bed and Breakfast rooms, family apartments or motel style accommodation, restaurant & shops are within a few minute's walk as well as the wonderful ocean & wharf area. Enquire today to see why Douglas on River is so special. Port Fairy The winner of Livcomm international award as "The most livable community in the WORLD under 20k population 2012." Come and say hello. ... more   less 
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