We had been on a 2 week holiday with our children and wanted to give them a surprise along the way.. what more than spending the night on the Bondi Express. They loved it.. i know it don't sound like a surprise but its a memory they will keep.
We were running late and we got a call from the manager to see what time we would be arriving and if we needed dinner cooked. We were told to ring back when we passed through Port Fairy and he would give us directions to get there.. very thoughtful I felt. He was standing waiting for us when we finally got there and took us to the train.
Although it smelt a bit musty when we first walked in the accommodation was clean and well presented. The heater had even been turned on for us so we wouldn't have to walk into a freezing room. The only complaint I would have to make is that there were no bowls, plates etc in the train but we were able to get them from the camp kitchen in the morning. The view in the morning was superb, we watched the alpacas and the calves playing... what more could we ask for?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Why stay in just another Hotel or Motel in just another Town or City?When you can do something completely different this holiday.Come over to Codrington & join us on our wonderful rural property on the un-spoilt South West Coast of Victoria, the region famously known as "The Shipwreck Coast”.All our units are set within 6 acres of private & secluded gardens.You can stay in a Period Train Carriage for a truly unique experience, the "Port Fairy Flyer" is a 1894 carriage now a sumptuous room for 2, "Overland" is a 1907 carriage with a First Class feel, Bondi Express is a one of a kind double decker carriage offering a wonderful & memorable experience.Or choose one of our traditional Country Cottages & enjoy a sense of Rural Splendour of a bygone era. Olive Tree Cottage is a 2 bedroom very spacious cottage with bright sunny aspect, Gooseberry Cottage is a smaller 2 bedroom cottage with a marvellous deck overlooking quite gardens, Settler Cottage is the original "settlers" cottage mid 1800's now renovated to a wonderful modern unit with 1 bedroom and big living area & Station Master Lodge is a single bedroom with a great sunroom overlooking the court yard gardens.AWARDS: Voted in Top Ten "Best Place to Stay" in Victoria in 2007, 2008, & 2009. Voted finalist "Most Unique Place to Stay" 2009 & 10. Our units are AAA & RACV rated as 4 Star and 3.5 Star.Codrington Gardens is a feature of the area, something far more interesting & relaxing than a stay at just another motel or hotel in just another Town or City. The short drive out of Port Fairy rewards you with peace and quite of a rural property with massive private gardens, yet central to all the local attractions you will want to see.Enjoy our secure & private 6.5 acre property, with room to roam, space to relax, somewhere for the kids to run & play safely, a place where the whole family can spend quality time together & breath the clean fresh country air amid a true rural atmosphere. It will recharge your very soul. ... more less
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