we were looking for family accomodation for a couple of nights in the Fleurieu Peninsula and purchased a Scoopon voucher which stated "Family Getaway to Wirrina Resort on the Stunning Fleurieu Peninsula". Having not been there for over 20 years, and hearing from others that it was pretty tired, I thought I would check the website first. Under accomodation it states "Our Brand New Family Rooms are an ideal choice for families", and the photos showed that, so naturally thought this should be a good option. Upon entering the Resort, you could see that the new owners had spent some effort tidying the place up, but when we got to our rooms we were disappointed to say the least. Had not been refurbished at all (but were in the process of, hence the old carpet rolls left in our view from the balcony, dirty windows, ongoing painting and wall repairs in the passage). OK, we didnt pay full rate, and it was generally clean and tidy, but would NOT have booked if we new this was the situation.Package also included FREE mini puttputt golf and we received a voucher for FREE golf, only to find out that when we went to play, the golf course was closed for the 2 days we were there for green repairs!! Had a meal in the restaurant which was OK, used the games room a couple of times which was fun. On the PLUS side, the staff were helpful and courteous and you can see that the new owners are trying, but may have been a bit premature and over the top with marketing. I explained to the manager that this would have been a good opportunity to get great exposure for the Resort, and change its reputation, but they blew it big time, and we won't be back, nor any of our friends.Plenty of apologies and offer to view rooms that had been upgraded, but that was it. I guess they got our money, so that should help with the refurbishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spread over 1200 acres of stunning South Australian landscape and just 75 minutes South of Adelaide on the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula, you’ll find Wirrina Resort and Conference Centre. The Resort presents an enticing mix of casual and fine dining, wildlife, water, golf, accommodation and event facilities, all combining to create a special and memorable holiday getaway, conference or function experience. Wirrina Cove boasts 5km of waterfront coastline and is only a hop, skip and a jump away from the unspoilt Kangaroo Island. It is the ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula and its attractions. Immerse yourself in the unique nature of South Australia with its rugged cliffs, beaches, stunning coastal seascapes and sheltered coves, whilst enjoying dramatic sunsets in an idyllic climate. ... more less
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