The Australasian Circa 1858

5 Star Self Rated

1 Porter Street, Goolwa, South Australia, 5214

Overview

This private hotel offers 5 totally unique yet modern Asian-themed suites with highly professional and discreet service.

All Chef prepared breakfasts are delivered on a tray mobile to your door - guaranteeing 100% privacy.

Concierge and daily room servicing is also included in the tariff.

The Australasian Dining Room is exclusively for houseguests except for our popular public Saturday night, when Chef Juliet Michell presents a 3 course, Asian-inspired set menu.

Included in the Lonely Planet 2018 & 2016 guides, the Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Guides since 2014, Winner of the 2013 South Australian Tourism Awards (Hosted Accommodation) & Winner of the 2012 South Australian Tourism Awards (Luxury Accommodation)

This magnificently renovated property is 100m from Goolwa Wharf from where Coorong cruises depart for 4-6 hour trips to the Coorong National Park and to the mouth of the River Murray. Clean swimming and surf beaches frequented by Whales in the cooler months are just minutes away. Golf courses and a coastal bike track are close by.

Just 1 hour from Adelaide/Adelaide Airport or from the Kangaroo Island ferry at Cape Jervis.

An easy 30 minute drive to McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek or the Adelaide Hills wineries, cellar doors and restaurants.

Room Descriptions

Garden

Minimum 2 nights in the Garden Room includes Daily Chef-prepared breakfast & room servicing. The Garden Room is the only downstairs room. It boasts a sunny private deck overlooking a sub-tropical garden. The Garden Room has gorgeous high ceilings and a king-size bed (which can be converted to twin beds by arrangement). The large bathroom has an oversized walk-in shower surrounded by glam golden splash-backs. Delicious chef-prepared breakfasts (discreetly left at your door), daily room servicing, a flat-screen LCD TV, a mini bar stocked with South Australian liquid delights, hand-made Yukatas (Japanese bathrobes) and an in-room safe are just some of the benefits of the accommodation experience.

Island

Minimum 2 nights in the Island Room includes Daily Chef-prepared breakfast & room servicing. The Island Room is a large room and is closest to the upper deck with its expansive views over Goolwa and surrounds. The Island Room has river views looking across the bustling Wharf precinct towards Hindmarsh Island. A queen-size bed, a round glass table on wheels, a pair of decadent low leather LeCorbusier chairs in front of an Ecosmart fire, all make this spacious room particularly comfortable. The glamorous step-up ensuite has a rain shower over a modern, deep bathtub. Delicious chef-prepared breakfasts (discreetly left at your door), daily room servicing, a flat-screen LCD TV, a mini bar stocked with South Australian liquid delights, hand-made Yukatas (Japanese bathrobes) and an in-room safe are just some of the benefits of the accommodation experience.

Juliet

Minimum 2 nights in the Juliet Room includes Daily Chef-prepared breakfast & room servicing. The Juliet Room has antique French doors, which open onto a tiny Juliet balcony from where you can directly overlook the goings on of the bustling river port town of Goolwa. Whilst this gorgeous room is not our quietest, it offers partial river views from the 1858 sash window, a queen-size bed next to an Ecosmart fire and a step-up ensuite with a spacious walk-in shower. Delicious chef-prepared breakfasts (discreetly left at your door), daily room servicing, a flat-screen LCD TV, a mini bar stocked with South Australian liquid delights, hand-made Yukatas (Japanese bathrobes) and an in-room safe are just some of the benefits of the accommodation experience.

Juliet Just July (Use Promo Code)

Facebook, Fleurieu Food & SATIC peeps Enter your Promo code when booking online to see the tariff reduce (10% off). Valid for a 2 or 3 night B&B stay in July in the Juliet Room (Valid Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays). The Juliet Room has antique French doors, which open onto a tiny Juliet balcony from where you can directly overlook the goings on of the bustling river port town of Goolwa. Whilst this gorgeous room is not our quietest, it offers partial river views from the 1858 sash window, a queen-size bed next to an Ecosmart fire and a step-up ensuite with a spacious walk-in shower. Delicious chef-prepared breakfasts (discreetly left at your door), daily room servicing, a flat-screen LCD TV, a mini bar stocked with South Australian liquid delights, hand-made Yukatas (Japanese bathrobes) and an in-room safe are just some of the benefits of the accommodation experience.

Parlour

Minimum 2 nights in the Parlour Room includes Daily Chef-prepared breakfast & room servicing. The Parlour Room is our premium room and by far the largest. The river-facing windows open to water views across the bustling Wharf precinct. Quite separate from the sleeping area and designer bathtub is a stunning ensuite with an oversized shower, a dining space and next to the Ecosmart fire is leather seating (including a Toshiyuki Kita designed Dodo recliner). Delicious chef-prepared breakfasts (discreetly left at your door), daily room servicing, a flat-screen LCD TV, a mini bar stocked with South Australian liquid delights, hand-made Yukatas (Japanese bathrobes) and an in-room safe are just some of the benefits of the accommodation experience.

Quirky

Minimum 2 nights in the Quirky Room includes Daily Chef-prepared breakfast & room servicing. The Quirky Room has real WOW factor due to the angularly offset walls and mirrors. This extremely modern quirkily designed room has a queen-size bed and offers sunny views across to the hills. Not only is there a large walk-in shower, there is also a freestanding bathtub from where you can enjoy a quirky view of the little town from the 1858 sash window. Delicious chef-prepared breakfasts (discreetly left at your door), daily room servicing, a flat-screen LCD TV, a mini bar stocked with South Australian liquid delights, hand-made Yukatas (Japanese bathrobes) and an in-room safe are just some of the benefits of the accommodation experience.

Business Facilities

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the common guest areas such as the lobby, the reading room and the dining room.

Check In Instructions

2pm Check In.

Children and Extra Guests Details

Guest rooms sleep 1-2 adults only.

Sleeping guests must be at least 18 years of age.

Car Parking Details

Free secure parking is provided in our rear courtyard, behind high travertine circa 1858 walls.

Travel Directions

1 hour south of Adelaide, South Australia.

25 minutes south of McLaren Vale, South Australia.

1 hour east of the Kangaroo Island ferry, Cape Jervis, South Australia.

Things To Do

Adjacent to the Goolwa Wharf precinct from where cruises on Spirit of the Coorong or Cruise the Coorong depart for the Coorong National Park via the mouth of the River Murray.

Whales can be seen from Goolwa beach, Middleton, Port Elliot and Victor Harbor in the cooler months.

The Encounter Bikeway runs from Goolwa Wharf along the coast to Victor Harbor.

An easy 30 minutes drive to McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and the Adelaide Hills wineries, cellar doors and restaurants.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Building meets local, state and country building codes
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Disabled facilities
  • Evening reception
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Free parking
  • Front desk
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non-smoking rooms/floors
  • Porterage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service - limited menu
  • Tour Desk
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas

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