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The Australasian

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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.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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If you want to be looked after for a few days & nights, Deb & Juliet at The Australasian Hotel will do just that. Arriving 3 days post Christmas & staying for New Years Eve, was a great way to relax & recharge. Deb enthusiastically puts her energy into making sure you are
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Response from Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian
Responded 1 week ago
Hello davidsturt, Can't wait for you and Sharon to visit again! The cooler months are also great down here on the south coast of the Fleurieu. The coorong cruises from the Goolwa Wharf take you to #stormboycountry and 90 mile beach. And the whales loll about in the quieter little bays around Middleton and Pt Elliot. But then you both will probably be on your cycles exploring unvisited bike paths? :) Cheers from us all here at The Australasian Circa 1858.
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You can stay at the Australasian and/or eat there on Saturday evenings. We booked for dinner. On Saturday there is an ever changing set menu with an excellent wine list. Sitting on the upstairs outside deck you have a view over trees and can enjoy the delicious range of
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Response from Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian
Responded 1 Jan 2019
Hello travellervl, Wow thank you for your review and all staff are very appreciative. We hope to host you again. Cheers from us here at The Australasian.
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Helen and I spent 4 nights with Juliet and Deb. The Australasian has been beautifully restored/renovated with an eye to detail. Japanese onsen influences abound. This place is warm and inviting, just like the hosts. Our room was well appointed and came with a king size bed. Hi
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Response from Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian
Responded 18 Jul 2018
Hello Malcolm, We so enjoyed hosting you both and appreciate your kind words. Thank you for taking 4 nights out of your busy life to make daily adventures around the Fleurieu Peninsula e.g. McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Encounter Bay. We really look forward to your return - there's the Coorong to consider :) Cheers and happy golfing, Deb (and Juliet)
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On arrival we received a very warm welcome from Deb. We had a lovely ground floor room with its own little courtyard terrace. I’d definitely recommend this room if you have big bags. We asked for a recommendation in town for a light lunch and we went to Hectors on the wharf
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Response from Fleurieu, Owner at The Australasian
Responded 2 Feb 2018
Hello holidayshoes. Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed the Saturday Foodie package which captures many of the highlights of The Australasian. Safe travels! PS We have a dumb waiter which can take bags up to the first floor so if you come again please consider experiencing one of the four upstairs rooms.
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We spent the most enjoyable stay at this very well run boutique hotel. On arrival, Deb showed us to the parlour room which was very well appointed and well above our expectations On the Saturday night, we had dinner which was prepared by Juliette and I have to say it was
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Response from Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian
Responded 18 Jan 2018
Hello Gary S! We sincerely thank you for reviewing our boutique hotel and the dining room. Juliet is still smiling after reading your praise for her food, in particular the dessert! We hope to host you again or your friends. Cheers!
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Garden and deck
Garden Suite
"Well worth paying a little extra to stay in the Parlour room"
"All five rooms are spectacular!"
"All bar one room are on the first floor, easy access via a very wide staircase. Had great views with beautiful linen etc."
"all rooms are well appointed and outstanding with perfect attention to the smallest detail, the garden room is quietest"
"Each room is unique and delightful in it's own way with a subtle Asian theme - browse the photos on the website to choose."
US$280 - US$287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaSouth AustraliaGoolwa
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