An impetuous decision to visit Echuca for the weekend had us booked into the Steampacket Inn. A great decision. Someone had booked Room 8 (recommended by others in TA reviews) so we upgraded to the loft.
Another great decision.
The room was totally private, had a large living space as well as a super comfy bedroom, loads of hanging space and the best shower ..........
The view wasn't great, but it allowed us to have wide open windows, which we like.
Check-in was seamless and we had two excellently presented breakfasts along with very helpful recommendations from the host.
As luck would have it the Echuca Show was on - ponies, chooks, bulls, showbags, the full catastrophe, so that also added to the weekend.
Would recommend the Steampacket any time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1879 National Trust-classified hotel Steampacket Inn located in the historic Port Precinct over looking the majestic Murray. Our beautifully furnished rooms can accommodate 30 guests, with a flexible mix of double and twin rooms, a family room for four and a loft to sleep six. A cot is available at request. Located in the heart of the Port of Echuca, our charming 3.5 STAR Bed & Breakfast offers five rooms on ground floor and six rooms upstairs. All rooms comfortably equipped with en-suite, split system air conditioning/heating, fridge, hair dryer,32" LCD TV/DVD, Electric Blankets and tea & coffee making facilities, you will also find original Murray pine ceilings, polished timber side tables and chests, classic English styled carpeting in rich burgundy, velvets and brocades, rattan china and crystal all combined to recreate the atmosphere and comfort expected by the adventurer traveller in Queen Victoria's reign. We have a shared sitting room upstairs over looking the River Red gums to the Murray River, please make yourself at home. We are fully licensed,so enjoy a drink to round off a perfect day whilst listening to the chorus of local birds at sunset. An iron & ironing board are available on request, & wireless broadband is connected. Or for a totally secluded stay enjoy our two bedroom self contained unit located right in the heart of Echuca featuring spa & small courtyard with BBQ. Breakfast is served in our dining room downstairs between 8 & 9 am or otherwise as pre-arranged. Please feel free to graze on our buffet of cereals, breads, and jams, Muesli and yoghurt,Fresh fruit salad & assorted fruit compote, Orange Juice & Apple Juice and Tea & Coffee. We are then pleased to offer Eggs, Bacon & Tomato served on Toast and cooked to your liking. After you take breakfast, step outside into the historic 19th century Port of Echuca, we are located closer than any other accommodation to the majestic wharf, the hub of the river trading which opened up inland Australia. Come walk the steps of the yesteryear's river man, smell the smoke form the boat engines, hear the nostalgic whistles that have sounded out around the bends of the Murray River for more than 150 years.By staying at the Steampacket Inn, you'll find yourself in the middle of so many of the best festivals, markets, major sporting events, races, live theatre shows and concerts. Feel the excitement of being here..... on the very spot. ... more less
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