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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)
Serafino McLaren Vale
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Adelaide, Australia
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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 

Cairns
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Wow what a beautiful location for a wedding! It has beautiful grounds and is perfect for your wedding pictures and ceremony! What a shame the staff let it down so badly! I would not recommend having your reception there. I attended a wedding recently and to start the bar staff were rude and clearly did not want to be there... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your sharing your view. Yes it’s a magnificent place for a wedding, and definitely not the local pub. Due to the governing laws and respect for the bride and groom, we will not comment or provide details on the behaviour of a minority of guests. We have the duty of care to our staff and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We booked three spa rooms at Serafino in McClaren Vale and were delighted with our stay. The rooms were huge and the king size beds were like a cloud! Maria, the CEO of the winery and all her staff are so hospitable. We felt very welcomed. The property itself is expansive with a beautiful lake surrounded by lots of geese.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience. Maria is a wonderful host, and Im positive you would have thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour with a few laughs. Its pleasing to read you had a great time on your getaway holiday. We look forward to your return in the near future. Kinds regards General Manager Jamie Nicholls More 

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed at Serafino over a long weekend spent visiting wineries in McLaren Vale. Firstly the accommodation was good, with all the amenities you would expect. The beds were big and comfortable, with a spacious bathroom that was immaculately clean with a delicious spa bath. The outdoor pool is a relaxing treat after a long day at wineries in the... More 

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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 for taking the time to review and share. We design all our packages to suit everyone's needs, quality, affordability and great value. We are most proud of our restaurant and staff. On your next visit, I suggest you walk/ride the Shiraz Trail which runs along side of the hotel.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Food, wine and service at the restaurant is incredible here. The accommodation rooms are a good size, have good enough features but a little tired. Great feel overlooking the lawn and pool area. Great cellar door. Brilliant function rooms, esp for weddings. Peaceful and relaxed feel to the whole place. Jamie the GM does a great job.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and sharing the great experience. We are very proud of our diverse property. What this space, things are evolving every day. We look forward to your return Kind regards Jamie Nicholls General Manager More 

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