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The Australasian

1 Porter St, Goolwa, South Australia 5214 Australia See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
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 More 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. Less
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
Price range
US$284 - US$303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Australia > South Australia > Goolwa
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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 qu
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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 which
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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 amazin
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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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On arrival we were met by the delightful Deb, who showed us to our room and explained our weekend. She didn’t disappoint as every step delivered in spades. The antipasto plate delivered with anonymity and a crisp bubbles made us welcome and Juliet’s cooked breakfasts were worth w
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Response from Fleurieu, Owner at The Australasian
Responded 1 Dec 2017
Hello Andrew C, A wonderful review of the Weekend Foodie package, like yours, is treasured by us all at The Australasian. We too appreciate the Coorong and the little river port town of Goolwa as its gateway. Thank you for coming to stay and celebrate this special piece of SA. Kind regards, Deb and the team here.
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This was our second stay at this beautiful small hotel. We previously stayed in the Garden Room & this time we booked the Island Room. Both rooms are beautiful but this time we had the added bonus of a freestanding bath. The hotel itself is like a tranquil sanctuary, so lovely &
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Response from Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian
Responded 1 Dec 2017
Wow! Thank you Zumba12. Your positivity about all of our points of difference and our services and amenities is most appreciated. And thank you for returning and having a different experience by choosing a different room. Safe travels. Cheers from Deb & Juliet.
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"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."
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