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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a brief overnights stay in Port Fairy in the two bedroom Arrondoon cottage. The cottage was warm and cozy and brimming with old world charm. The house is cute and quaint and gardens are beautiful. Only disappointment was the quality of the towels. Port and chocolate a lovely touch!

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and disappointed that you felt that the towels were not up to the standard you expected. We have noted this and whilst never having had this comment passed before, we do take note. We also hope you did find the additional towels provided... More 

melbourne
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is the second time I have stayed here! Beautiful accomodation, warm cosy cottages. comfy beds, spa, close to the city centre. They have a beautiful tea room, the breakfast is amazing, the scones and coffees to die for. The staff are welcoming, warm and friendly. Very helpful with tourist attractions and fun with their quizzes and word puzzles. we... More 

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Thank Karry86
DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Wow,thank you very much for your terrific comments. We are well used to guets leaving something behind and we only glad we were able to get you before you had gone too far. Your comments regarding the accommodation, tearooms and alpacas are much appreciated and shared with everyone here who contributes to making our business grown Thank you for taking... More 

Caloundra, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We stayed the night in one of the beautiful cottages. We were unable to meet Doug for checkin but he ensured the lights and fire was on to welcome us on arrival, which was fantastic. Complimentary port and chocolates was lovely by the fire. I loved all the personal touches around the cottage from the fresh milk in the fridge... More 

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Thank M1k1000
DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Cosy and Romantic, Thank you for your terrific review and I apologise for just not being able to be here to receive you on the night of your booking. I am however, delighted that our staff looked after you the way we would have hoped. I am naturally passing on your comments to the girls. I sincerely hope we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

After 8 hours of driving and having booked the accommodation we got to port fairy and received a phone call sayibg that the place was overbooked and to look elsewhere. Then I jumped on their website and the place was still available for booking. Anyway my pregnant wife was not happy to say the least. Please be careful and have... More 

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Oh dear. Not entirely true! Yes you booked the same day and through an online agent. We received the booking during the day and immediately realised that something had gone wrong as yes, we were booked out. We contacted the agent as we are expected to do, requesting immediate assistance from them to find alternative accommodation. The cause of the... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

After finishing 2 days driving Great Ocean Road I was really looking forward to our stay at Clonmara Cottages and I was not disappointed. Doug was a lovely host and it felt like every need was taken into account. The cottages and surrounding gardens were lovely.

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Thank rebeccalc1
DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your really lovely review. We all contribute to making each guest visit as memorable as possible. Your kind comments will be shared by all. Hopefully, we can do even better next time! Please come back gain. Kind Regards Doug More 

Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Booked on the road whilst road tripping down Great Ocean Road. When we arrived late at the start of long weekend we received a very warm welcome. We were given an introduction to the local area and places we could eat as recommended by previous guests. The Cherry Plumb Cottage was very romantic in a beautiful garden setting. It was... More 

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are all delighted that you enjoyed stay with us and we sincerely hope that when travelling this way again, you might stay with us. Kind Regards from all at Clonmara Cottages More 

Penrith, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The old proverb An englishmans home is his castle. This was our home for our stay at Port Fairy(we really felt at home) People are what gives a heart and soul to a place Our thanks go to Doug Ruth and Sophie Thanks for making us feel at home Jim and Margaret Penrith

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Reviews are very important to us, as they help us shape the way to grow the business. We loved sharing our place with you and should you be in these parts again, please come and stay. Thank you from all of us at Clonmara More 

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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

After driving through Port Fairy each year after Great Ocean Road, we finally decided to stay a night & Clonmara Cottages was a top choice. Staff were so very friendly and welcoming, provided helpful information on dinner options (particularly useful on a busy long weekend!) and went above and beyond in every way. Complimentary port and chocolate was a nice... More 

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Thank Casey S
DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your candid review. Reviews guide us as to how we progress our business. We were absolutely delighted that you enjoyed the old world charm of this amazing little 'hide away cottage' Your comment about 'feeling like home' is especially pleasing as we have succeeded in capturing your imagination. Thank you from all of us at... More 

Grovedale, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We have just enjoyed two nights at the Clonmara Cottages. What a delightful establishment, the very best of everything and I mean the real best. Peaceful, quite and the owners are real people people. You can see they enjoy what they are doing.

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Thank Colin H
DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for taking the time to review us. Reviews are important Please come again Kind Regards Doug More 

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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay immensely. The cottage was well equipped and most comfortable. The porch was a great spot to relax with a glass of wine. The port and chocolate were a great way to end the day. We became good friends with the alpacas. Easy walk up the road to the tearoom.

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Thank Barms1005
DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your views on Trip Advisor Please come again. Best Regards Doug More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on an acre and half of cottage gardens are 4 very comfortable one bedroom cottage style appartments.An old fashioned British style Tea Rooms and Gift Shop compliments the setting offering a variety of meals and a selection of unusual gifts.All accommodation has generous styled spa bathrooms air conditioning and wide screen TVs to mention just a few of the features included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clonmara Cottages

Address: 106 Princes Hwy, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia (Formerly Clonmara Bed & Breakfast)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Port Fairy
Price Range: $126 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Clonmara Cottages 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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