We stayed in the Meringa Springs Lodge in January 2011 in one of the three villas.
When looking at the Lodge's homepage you might get the impression that each villa offers its own private pool -this is not the case. The pool is located near the main building and is to be shared, which is not a problem, but should in our opinion be announced more obviously.
The villa itself was very spacious, providing a living room, sleeping room, bathroom, extra toilet and a lot of extra space everywhere. The furniture and decor is absolutely tasteful, of high quality and everything was immaculate clean and very luxurious. Every villa has its own private sun-deck where you can sit in the evenings watching kangaroos at the lodge's grounds. The only thing missing is a parasol to get some shade as well on the private sun-deck as in the pool area -it is getting very hot during the day and you almost cannot bear sitting there.
Breakfast is served at the main building. It is surprisingly average, if not to say basic, and does not match to the luxurious attitude of the Lodge at all. There is just little fresh fruit, cereals and muesli and little cheese. You have to ask for everything else like every slice of toast, butter, jam, juice, coffee, etc. from the kitchen which we found very inconvenient. Some other guests were obviously offered extra stuff from the kitchen, but we were not. The owners offer dinner in the evening. It is not a restaurant, they prepare dinner on demand in the main building. We were just asked if we like to have dinner in the evening, but there does not seem to be a menu to choose from.
We found the atmosphere to be a bit strange right on arrival, also while sitting there for breakfast and almost every time getting into contact with the owners -it was a feeling of not really being welcome and of somehow disturbing. But maybe this was just our personal feeling and others feel different. There is a young lady -Beatrice- also working there, preparing breakfast and so on -she was, however, very professional and friendly and completely different to that.
Be aware that it is a 1 hours return drive to Halls Gap and that you do not have any possibility to purchase food or drinks at the lodge (except for wine). So: if you do not want to have dinner there, bring some food and drinks.
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