A group of friends gave us a night at The Louise which cost approx. $850.
When we arrived we loved the remote location set in vineyards. Our room was generous but not up to the expectation created by the $850 cost. We travel extensively in Australia and overseas and would have rated the room at less than half this cost.
Often the room rate reflects other facilities and we were aware that the Appelation restaurant had a high reputation for fine dining. We were keen to enjoy fine food and wine and a leisurely retreat to our room.
Unfortunately we were advised that the restaurant and bar facilities were closed. A very limited room service was available but closed at 7.00pm!
We were advised to catch a taxi into the nearest town Tanunda if we wished to enjoy a restaurant meal. This cost us $20 each way. Fortunately we dined at Fermentasia which was a delightful experience.
So instead of fine dining and a leisurely retreat to our room we had to travel a fair distance by taxi on a cold rainy night!
Breakfast is supplied in The Louise again via room service and can only be described as dry and poor.
In summary The Louise provided nice but over rated accommodation and did not bother to open its facilities because of low occupancy.
Overall a great dissapointment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Food, wine, luxury accommodation and a genuine welcome await at The Louise Barossa Valley. Just one hour from Adelaide and set atop a gentle hill The Louise luxury vineyard retreat is South Australia's finest 5-star accommodation. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of Barossa Valley vineyards, The Louise's fifteen suites offer absolute luxury and inspired design with private terraces, soft contemporary furnishings and spacious ensuites. Coloated restaurant, Appellation is widely regarded as one of Australia's top regional dining experiences with a focus on fresh local food and an award-winning wine list. Professional staff offer informed service and are keen to share their local knowledge. A range of boutique wine and food experiences are available exclusively to guests of The Louise, offering a genuine connection to the world famous Barossa Valley. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Louise Hotel Tanunda
- Louise Hotel Tanunda