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The Australasian
Ranked #2 of 5 Goolwa B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Australasian rooms are tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The hotel retains 19th Century charm with all the new millenium conveniences. Ideally located - only a stones throw from the Goolwa boats, Cockle Train, boutique brewery, bakeries and main street shopping. Exquisite dine-in cuisine and friendly service added to the adventure. Hoping to share the experience with a musical group from Adelaide later this year.

Room Tip: Rooms are individually styled - ask Juliet or Deb when you book.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

Just had two nights here, and wish we'd booked for more. This place ticks all the boxes, and compares favourably with anything we've stayed at anywhere in the world. The creative re-cycling of an 1850s building, the quality and attention to detail in the rooms, and the friendly personal service make it feel like you're staying in a gracious country manor with old friends. Breakfast was a special treat. Will definitely visit again.

Room Tip: Only 5 rooms, so booking a must. We had the 'Island Room' with views over the river and Hin...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

My husband wanted to give me a surprise birthday for my 65th and Wow what a wonderful way to celebrate. He booked the special one night deal with room, champagne, dinner, and breakfast. It was really a wonderful and memorable night. The personal attention by the owners Deb and Juliet is achieved because it is not a commercial hotel style it is much more private, quiet and interesting. We had the Quirky room and loved it as it was quirky in layout but tasteful and stylish. After drinking our Champagne in our room we went down to the small dining room and had Dinner prepared by Juliet which was light and luscious with an Asian flavour, as is the whole place which is extremely interestingly decorated in a Zen fashion. Can’t wait to get back and try another room out. That’s the challenge.

Room Tip: I think any room would be wonderful.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Rosalie C
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

My wife and I recently celbrated our 10 yr wedding anniversary and we couldn't have picked a more complete and fantastic venue, from the food to the service I can't recommend the Australasian enough. A great romantic getaway.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sean J
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

Have just had my second stay at the Australasian - each time gets better as you really do feel as if you are coming home. The skill required to turn accommodation into such a unique and satisfying experience is not to be underestimated...these girls have achieved this in spades. From the accommodation to the cuisine, a stay at the Australasian should be at the top of everyone's to do list. I will be back - again and again and again!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Sarah1Perth
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

We took our staff to stay at The Australasian to celebrate our 20 years in business. The rooms were simply incredible....wonderful attention to detail...each being different and unique. The 4 couples were greeted by Deb and then led to the upstairs deck where we feasted on afternoon tea and Champagne. We stayed on a Friday night and as we were the only guests we had the dining room to our selves. It was truly like a private dinner party. Juliette's 3 course dinner was outstanding and Deb did a wonderful job pouring many fabulous Fleurieu wines. After a fabulous nights sleep on remarkably comfortable beds we had a Japanese inspired breakfast on the deck looking out over the river. Our staff had a fabulous time...every thing was perfect. Extremely highly recommended. Do yourself a favour and stay here!

Room Tip: All the rooms are amazing
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank SusanAdelaide
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

The blend of Victorian and Japanes architecture and interior design is a sight to behold. This has been very skillfully undertaken by Deb and Juliet and provides the guest with a sequence of visual delights. Sadly I only spent one night at The Australasian, but I have no doubt I shall return.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Australasian

Address: 1 Porter St, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Goolwa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Goolwa
Price Range: $283 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Australasian Circa 1858, an award-winning luxury boutique hotel, privately owned and operated, offers 5 totally unique & modern rooms, each with a stunning, spacious ensuite. Outside the multi-level decks provide expansive views over Goolwa in the Fleurieu Peninsula. The 2 night minimum stay includes in the tariff daily Chef-prepared breakfasts - delivered discreetly on a trolley to your door. The on-site restaurant, The Australasian Dining Room, serves Modern Australian cuisine and is open nightly for guests and to the public on Saturday evenings. ... more   less 
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The Australasian Goolwa, South Australia

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