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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night in a beautiful three bedroom three bathroom villa just next to the river and a few minutes from the centre of town. Couldn't really ask for more. Jane, the owner was very helpful with advice about the area and places to visit and eat at so all in all, a very pleasant and relaxing stay, well worth... More 

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New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly ... We stayed here because it had the same name as my surname :) but also it looked pretty cool. and it was. The rooms were small but very clean and very funky, they had an 'old world' feel to them extremely tidy. We stayed in a 4 bedroom building near the river. it had a common room with... More 

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Burlington, CT
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71 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We had a lovely stay in this hotel. We booked two rooms, one for my aunt and one for my husband and I. She had booked a cheaper room, but when we arrived the owners upgraded her to the room next to ours. The rooms were small but clean and extremely tidy. We didn't mind the small rooms at all... More 

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Instead of a party for my husband's 60 birthday, we chose to take the family of 9 (3 couples, 1 single, 2 children) away for a two night stay at my favourite place in the world, Port Fairy. The Douglas was familiar to us from a weekend stay with friends. The rooms with a river view suited our needs perfectly.... More 

Thank Bernadette L
jane R, Owner at Douglas Riverside, responded to this review

Bernadette, thank you for your review. Also thank you for asking if it was possible to sleep 8 people, as our house only sleeps 7. We where only too happy to allow you to provide the additional fold out bed and cot, as we do not provide them ourselves, it enabled you to enjoy this special occasion as one big... More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We stayed one night at Douglas Riverside during a drive from Melbourne to Adelaide. Port Fairy is a delightful little town with an interesting history. Jan welcomed us with plenty of information about Port Fairy and the surrounding area. We had an excellent room with a very comfortable sleigh bed. In addition, we had access to a huge conservatory with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This small hotel is ideally located just a short walk from the centre of town. It is in a beautiful position with lawns stretching down to the river. The rooms are comfortable and the whole place is clean well presented. The common room with well fitted kitchen has surrounding windows to overlook the river which are every bit as beautiful... More 

Thank Lachlan D
jane R, Owner at Douglas Riverside, responded to this review

Lachlan, Thank you for the review. We look forward to seeing you all again next April.. You are a wonderful group to have stay. More 

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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

What a magnificent place this is. We staid in one of the river view rooms and had access to the common room were the views over the river were absolutely amazing. The free quick wifi access was an extra bonus. The hotel is centrally located and we easily walked around the river side of the town as well as crossing... More 

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jane R, Owner at Douglas Riverside, responded to this review

K.M. Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to help make your visit, to our little village of Port Fairy, memorable. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2016

A small hotel in a perfect location. Clean, comfortable and set in a beautifully kept garden, with lawns running down to the river's edge. A delightful place to relax and watch the evening sky and the birds on the river.

Thank IMM60
jane R, Owner at Douglas Riverside, responded to this review

Kia ora! Thank you, for enjoying our accommodation here in Port Fairy, and giving us a wonderful review. We hope to see you back our way again in the future. Haere rā More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

A very charming and quaint hotel. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The lawn (which overlooks the river) is well-suited for a relaxed evening with a glass of wine. Our room (along with the rest of the property) was noticeably immaculate. Location is great and well within walking distance of the main restaurants/town centre. Our host, Jane, was delightful... More 

Thank Weston P
jane R, Owner at Douglas Riverside, responded to this review

Oh what a delightful review, thank you for staying and enjoying our village and our accommodation. All the best for your new year. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Pulled into Port Fairy late on New Year's Day. Hadn't booked anything and found this quaint motel on the river. We needed 2 rooms and found the last ones in town. The rooms were very comfortable and well appointed but had no aircon. Fortunately the weather was cool so this was no problem this time but if we had gotten... More 

Thank NeilSchier
jane R, Owner at Douglas Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am glad we could help you, spend a comfortable night in Port Fairy. More 

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  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Port Fairy accommodation on the best and largest Private Riverbank grounds in central Port Fairy. Historic Douglas House has been a main provider of accommodation in Port Fairy for over 100 years. Holiday Houses all have En-suited Bedrooms, Apartment accommodation, or the classic motel rooms, is enjoyed on these exclusive Riverbank grounds in central Port Fairy. Ideal for small groups/ golf parties or small conferences. In house catering can be arraigned with prior notice, for small parties. Restaurant & shops are within a few minute's walk as well as the wonderful ocean, wharf area & Griffith Island where our lighthouse can be found and Port Fairy's Wallaby population at certain times of the day. Unwind and leisurely explore Port Fairy and its attractions from this very fine accommodation. Feel "right at home" at Douglas Riverside Port Fairy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Douglas Riverside

Address: 87 Gipps St | P.O. Box 35, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia (Formerly Douglas on River)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Port Fairy
Price Range: £56 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Douglas Riverside 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Port Fairy
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“The two villas are beautiful - not sure about the individual rooms which are priced accordingly.”
 of 5 bubbles 134grantt, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Building on the waterfront is nicest. All three rooms in that building comperable.”
 of 5 bubbles kathleenp209, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The river view is magnificent.”
 of 5 bubbles BernadetteL702, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“Although they were already booked during our stay, some rooms have a river view.”
 of 5 bubbles HarryB226, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The best views are from the riverside units”
 of 5 bubbles NeilSchier, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
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