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Gold Coast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delightful stay at this beautifully restored house. Our room was excellent and well equipped, with interesting Japanese accents. We were made very welcome by Deb, who greeted us on arrival and got us settled in. The highlight was the packaged evening meals - one informal and casual and the other a grand dinner, prepared by Julie, an...

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Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian, responded to this review

Hello Tombri. Your wonderfully positive feedback about the Weekend Foodie package is appreciated and we hope your review encourages other travellers to visit the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula region of South Australia. Cheers, Deb and Juliet

Adelaide
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Our room was the Quirky Room - total delight from start to finish. We chose the one night foodie package which includes Dinner in the restaurant - a superb meal by the fire. Juliet and Deb are the hosts and knew we were celebrating our anniversary and we felt welcome from the start. We have eaten here before and always...

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Fleurieu, Owner at The Australasian, responded to this review

Hello Meesa61, We loved hosting you both on your anniversary celebration weekend! Thank you for your review. Cheers from Juliet and Deb.

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

A last minute booking meant we were not really dressed to do justice to the fine dining offered at The Australasian. Nevertheless we were warmly welcomed to the beautifully restored dining room for a wonderful Thai themed meal. Best duck ever tasted. Looking forward to next month's menu too. We'll be back!

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Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian, responded to this review

Hello Michael, Chef Juliet is so pleased with your statement about the duck! BTW our dress code is "Be yourself" :) Our current and the next months menus are on our website and in the front wall cabinet. Thank you for your review and we look forward to hosting you again. Kind regards from us all here at The Australasian

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Our recent stay at the Australasian was memorable for both the food, the room and the service. The Garden room was perfect in every way. Our meal was quite amazing and beautifully presented as was the breakfast trolley, and the special food treats left in our room were a delicious surprise. Highly recommended for a short stay in a beautiful...

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Fleurieu, Owner at The Australasian, responded to this review

Hello Parriwi, We really enjoyed hosting you both and are happy that your experience was so pleasurable. Thank you for the review. Cheers, Deb & Juliet

Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

A belated review, New Years Eve 2015, a welcome Geisha Cocktail and the most exquisite dessert.On the balcony of the beautiful Australasian Hotel.Once again, stepped inside the doors and forget where you have come from to be immersed in an atmosphere that says "you are special" To quote Miriam Margoyles on her experience of Goolwa"I long to return"

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Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian, responded to this review

Hello Chimpey67. Thank you for your wonderful review. Those warm Summer evenings really are special out on the deck. Cheers :)

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We had the set dinner on a Saturday night - excellent food and service and a wonderful setting. A beautifully restored property. Make sure you book - it is worthwhile. Just a tip - there is a doorbell at the door to let in patrons.

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Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian, responded to this review

Thank you Jackie! We enjoyed serving you and appreciate the review. Safe travels. Cheers :)

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 29 March 2016

The unexpected element of our stay was how good the food was - we had brilliant breakfasts every day, plus an amazing meal in the restaurant on the Friday night. Its just divine.. Deb and Juliet run such a beautiful property and are only too happy to help out - Deb is just lovely. They are very discreet and private...

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Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian, responded to this review

Hello BrentosHillios, Thank you - if you were happy, this makes us happy! Re the complimentary wifi - I am looking into the booster options (the wifi is really fast in the lobby, in the meantime). It was lovely hosting you both and appreciate your feedback. Kind regards, Deb & Juliet

Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent as was the service. Very attentive waiting staff who knew their menu. Excellent atmosphere. Will definitely go back, rare find in Goolwa. Set menu and price. Canapés on the deck first which was Lovely on a summer night, the inside for main and desert.

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Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian, responded to this review

Hello. We are so thrilled with that you were happy with the food, service and atmosphere at our onsite restaurant. We are really looking forward to hosting you again on a Saturday night. Cheers!

Camperdown, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The hotel and restaurant have been renovated beautifully - there is no kitsch here just thoughtful design with a Japanese theme professionally done. The beds and bed linen are superb, our room was large, spotlessly clean and the free-standing bath on its own platform in the room was a piece of luxury. Our booking and pre-arrival communication was helpful and...

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Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian, responded to this review

Hello Mark. It was a pleasure to host you both. Your response/review is highly valued and appreciated. We strive to provide a safe and private environment for our guests - so for this to be recognised is very special. Cheers! Deb & Juliet

Melbourne
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We stayed in the garden room in late december for two nights .This room is the only one on the ground floor.Although at the front of the property,the noise level was low. The bathroom was roomy and had a very relaxing feel to it.The breakfast served to our room on a trolley was delightful and we ate this every morning...

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Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian, responded to this review

Hello Ellen, It was a pleasure to host you both. The Garden Room is terrific, particularly in the Summer months: we are are so glad you enjoyed your time there. Cheers! Deb & Juliet

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about The Australasian

Address: 1 Porter St, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Goolwa
Price Range: RM1,285 - RM1,342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Each room is unique and delightful in it's own way with a subtle Asian theme - browse the photos on the website to choose.”
 of 5 bubbles meesa61, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The Island Room is closest to the road, but compensates with a nice view and is closest to the top deck which is really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles BrentosHillios, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Parlour”
 of 5 bubbles markgT1239MJ, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The garden room has easy access from the street and is very private.”
 of 5 bubbles EllenMelbourne, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If the sound of cockatoos or traffic early in the morning is a problem, suggest ask for a room at the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles fisheroos, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
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