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Serafino McLaren Vale

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39 Kangarilla Road | PO Box 623, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia (Formerly McLarens On The Lake)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Less welcoming than a slap in the face with a cold salmon.. Although we did appreciate the rosè, we were told nothing of the wines we were tasting. Not impressed, especially as this winery has a big reputation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful lunch with our family - the food was excellent with plenty of choices and then stayed overnight. The service at lunch was exceptional - James and Martin looked after us really well. At breakfast we caught up with Lyn who is now a friend as we have celebrated a few special occasions at this beautiful Serafino... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 1 night, rooms was nice, booked into the resturant and food was amazing! We could not fault a thing the food on every course tasted amazing and the pricing was very reasonable. We would definately stay again but more so we would eat in the resturant if we couldn't stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Just returned from a Wine-tour in the McLaren Vale, South Australia where we based ourselves in the Serafino Hotel. The hotel was a great choice. It allowed us the perfect launch pad for our wine tour and indeed provided our small group with what had to be some of the nicest wines we tasted. The Cellar Door is located on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I just keep thinking about the restaurant. Well, the food. It was amazing. We stayed here for two nights for a business conference, and I'll cover the rooms next, but I have to rave about the food. A month later, and I'm still thinking about it. Every single item on the menu had some kind of Italian Nonna magic on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great dinner, food of a high standard. A little bit of background music would have added to the relaxing atmosphere. Our waitress was lovely too. Thanks Serafinos for a lively evening, we celebrated our anniversary and now have another good memory to add to our list.

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to offer your feedback. Happy Anniversary. We look forward to your return soon. Regards Jamie Nicholls General Manger More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I took my mother to stay overnight here for her 70th birthday and she enjoyed it immensely. It is a beautifully picturesque location. We found the staff friendly, relaxed and helpful. The dishes on the restaurant menu were diverse. The fusion asian style pork belly entree was superb. It was a very interesting and delicious take on this dish with... More 

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback and choosing to stay with us to celebrate of your mother’s special day. Only 45 minutes from Adelaide, Serafino McLaren Vale is accessible for either a day trip or retreat overnight getaway. Its pleasing to read you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to your return. Kind Regards, Jamie Nicholls General... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Got to Serafino's at 1:50 thinking it may be too late for lunch. However, chef was feeling generous and we were able to have lunch. Entrees for two of us and one main course for another. Food was delicious and filling by the time we had bread and a side dish. Wines were delicious and went well with the meal.... More 

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the great review and confirming that we are very flexible and adaptable. We're pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming back soon. Kind regards Jamie Nicholls General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had three course dinner in the restaurant and was very impressed with the food and the service. Great friendly service in the winery too. Tried some lovely wines. Stayed in the hotel and found the rooms spacious and comfortable.

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to share your experience. Sounds like the perfect getaway - onsite accommodation, wine tasting in the Cellar Door, and a lovely meal at our restaurant Again thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Jamie Nicholls General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

congratulate your team and establishment on the outstanding job for my daughters recent wedding. We couldn't fault a thing from start to finish. The setting is so beautiful, your staff so attentive and helpful and the food is amazing. Special mention has to go to your wedding planner Gabby. This young lady is a true asset and went above and... More 

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, and thank you for choosing Serafino McLaren Vale as your venue for your special day. We are a unique property with the magnificent grounds and lake making a perfect backdrop for the ceremony. Gabby certainly takes the time to make every bride (and groom) feel extra special on... More 

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