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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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Ranked #9 of 13 Port Fairy B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
ronthegolfer Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled as two couples from Adelaide to Melbourne and it is difficult to find separate two bedroom units that are suitable on this trip. We arrived around 6:00pm after a long drive from Robe and so we were travelled out and wanted to chill. Sandra on reception was a breath of fresh air and revitalised us. Our room or... More

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thedouglasPortFairy, Manager at Douglas on River, responded to this review

Hello Ron thank you soo much for your kind review, we are delighted that you enjoyed our Moyne view apartment. we look forward to seeing you again. regards Shane More

Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one night in the accommodation above reception . The receptionist was off-hand and vague . The carpet in the apartment was threadbare in places and stained , as were the curtains . There were cobwebs , dead flies and dirt in window sills . None of the decor matched , fittings were tired , bathroom vanity cracked... More

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england
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24 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unusual B&B in a great location overlooking the river. The accommodation was arranged in 2 pods---each pod with its own lounge/conservatory and kitchen area supporting 3/4 decent rooms which were a little tired round the edges. Each room was supplied with a basket of food to prepare their own continental breakfast the next morning! Beach, shops and restaurants were... More

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london
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did so want to like this hotel. The website showed it sitting on the banks of a meandering river. It has newly built rooms/cabins which filled the space between the old main house and the river, and obliterated any view. Our room was down stairs in the main house, and was a cramped, somewhat bleak little room. There was... More

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

This accommodation is very tired , very small rooms and not at all well designed. It is old fashioned and in real need of redevelopment for such a lovely position. The bathroom had very dirty tiles and towel rail falling off wall and button missing from toilet. One room only had one window, therefore no cross ventilation!!

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

On the edge of the Moyne River (inlet), the Douglas on River is quiet, spacious and welcoming. In the Garden Rooms, three bedrooms share a kitchen, dining area and a sitting room. A high quality continental breakfast is provided. The overall experience was good but not great.

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Beijing
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

At 16:00 we waited nearly 10 minutes for the owner to show up to check us in. The "river" room was a closet sandwiched between parking lot and an enclosed veranda shared with two other rooms. No view at all without opening to the public hallway. The doors ill-fitting with cracks big enough for bugs to crawl or fly in.... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

You can stay either in a motel room or the B&B. They only had a motel room available. It was quite comfortable and clean. Nice location and the desk person was very helpful. A good place to stay in this nice town.

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thedouglasPortFairy, Manager at Douglas on River, responded to this review

Dear Loraine we would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us & we are very appreciative of your feedback. kind regards Sandra, Ali & Shane More

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

If we hadn't been so tired after a long drive we wouldn't have taken the apartment on offer, above reception. The furnishings were tired and it generally felt unloved. Much worse was the flash of fire, bang and smell of smoke when my husband turned off a free standing fan. All the electrics blew in the apartment and there was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 2 days at Douglas on River. We stayed in the wheel chair friendly room which was quite spacious. $150 per night. The lounge was a 2 1/2 seater,coffee table and dining area had a small table and 4 chairs. Kitchen was small but able to prepare lunch and snacks. Which was all we needed to do. Did like... More

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thedouglasPortFairy, Manager at Douglas on River, responded to this review

Dear Monica Thank you for your recent visit , we appreciate your kind feedback. we look forward to seeing you again in Port fairy soon. regards Shane & Ali More

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Additional Information about Douglas on River

Also Known As:
Douglas On River Port Fairy, Victoria
Address: 85 Gipps Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Port Fairy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Port Fairy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Douglas on River 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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