We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Four Day Stay”
Review of Aruma River Resort

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Aruma River Resort
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Have just returned from a great long weekend stay with partner and friends. Had no issues with the caretakers, in fact didn't see them again after check in. They were helpful and friendly and gave us all info needed.

Fishing was great, the pool fantastic and the provisions provided for our package were great, breakky food, bubbly, marshmellows and firewood for roasting them. The pool was my favourite. Would definitely recommend to friends and family for a great get away from it all trip.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Smeester
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jenny H, Owner at Aruma River Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Thank you for your review - Roy and Lindy are great and they love Aruma and look after - the maintenance of the property is amazing.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (51)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

50 - 51 of 51 reviews

Reviewed February 26, 2013

The location and facilities of this property are fantastic! It was just such a shame that the wonderful experience we were hoping to have at this property was tainted by our interactions with the caretakers. They were very intrusive and appeared to be "keeping an eye" on us the entire time we were at the resort. Not once did we feel comfortable in their company. We understood the terms of the contract during our stay and acknowledged that extra guest had to pay a set fee for the facilities, therefore informing the caretakers of our additional guest. Our guest had brought extra gear to go camp at the designated areas along the river however we thought because the handbook stated extra guests could stay at an additional cost I thought it may be possible to have them stay in our accommodation. However when I approached the caretakers they were extremely hostile towards me, the gentleman in particular I found to be extremely intimidating and unwilling to hear me out. After this our stay was even less enjoyable, it felt as though they were following us around the site and watching us like hawks even after we'd paid for our additional guests no one was made to feel comfortable.
I will not disclose the rest of our experience I will just add that I extremely disappointed that as a female who has worked as an reputable individual in the hospitality and tourism industry before I could be treated so poorly by a business. Unfortunately I will not be recommending this place to any individuals anytime soon and the 9 other guests agree!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Mon T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jenny H, Owner at Aruma River Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Sorry you did not enjoy your stay - as Aruma is a Community tittle there are quite strict rules that the Caretaker's have to abide by - we do apologise if they may have been over zealous.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Aruma River Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Aruma River Resort

Address: 243 Cliff View Road, Walker Flat, South Australia 5238, Australia (Formerly Aruma Ski Resort)
Location: Australia > South Australia > Walker Flat
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Walker Flat
Price Range: $146 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aruma offers Australia's most unique Murray River lifestyle!* Located at Walker Flat, just over an hour’s drive from Adelaide, on one of the most idyllic and spectacular spots on the Murray River* Great family holiday right on the banks of the Mighty Murray!! *Boat Ramp* 220 metres of river frontage* 16.2 Hectares* Magnificent lawns* Playground* Tennis court with Lights* Solar heated Swimming pool* Bring your Ski Boat * Jet Ski * Tinny * Canoe * Fishing Rod * or just a book to read!! The choice is yours! *Luxury houses or basic shacks * sleep from 6 to 12 guests* Beds made up and bath towels provided* No Pets allowed* ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Aruma River Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing