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“Expensive and fussy”
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Marble Lodge
Ranked #3 of 8 Angaston B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 June 2012

This is a freestanding house on a property with the B&B owner's house, suitable for two couples in separate suites. The rooms are cold and dark with small windows in classic "historic" style, furnished with old, dark french polished furniture. To go with the furniture are little notices telling you to be careful what you put on the surfaces, point the kettle away from the table, make the coffee on the tray, etc. Why doesn't she just get more robust furniture or a more robust surface treatment? We are tidy folk, respectful of other people's possessions but here we felt inhibited doing just about anything. We couldn't use the alternative pillows or the bathrobes in the cupboards because of the overpowering smell of mothballs. Breakfast could not be made in the rooms but had to be eaten with the host in the main house, where she served us, by candlelight. We would have appreciated a higher standard of food ie bread or cereal not from the supermarket and somewhat riper fruit, rather than candles. At 830 in the morning, 9 on Sunday, which she couldn't make any earlier.

The place was very clean. The bed was ok. The showers ran on rainwater with plentiful hot water pressure (I had a short shower because I know how precious water is especially in SA. I was most surprised there was no sign reminding me to do so). The towels and shower gels etc were great.

This is a place to go if you like old fashioned rooms with doilies and a host that keeps an eye on everything. And talks to you about her undoubtedly exciting life and many travels.I'm sure she also has plenty of information on local attractions, but I'm afraid she just made us want to escape.

Don't go if you like uncluttered rooms and the flexibility to relax and do things your own way.

Don't go if

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Shirley R, Owner at Marble Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

In these days of a disposable society and plastic coatings, most people are unaware of the delicate nature of genuine antiques and their equally delicate coatings, which at the time of their creation were the best available.

We have as a result of your observations regarding notes relating to the delicate surfaces of these precious antiques removed both notes, and since have had 5 occasions on which we have had to have furniture resurfaced. While almost all of our guests have been exceptionally careful, the very few make us a very regular customer at the antique repair shop.

The building of the B&B is a replica of the main homestead, with great attention to detail, right down to even acquiring stone for the construction from the same quarry which had been closed for over 100 years. The small windows are very typical of homes from this era, and were in fact designed as exact copies of the main homestead to ensure authenticity.

I was sure that our web site faithfully represented what guests could expect on arrival.

All guests have a choice of whether they would like breakfast in their room, or would prefer to dine by candlelight in the main dining room of the homestead... I do note that you opted to dine in the homestead.

I am sorry that you do not like the be chatted to... perhaps I could recommend an accommodation house that is not hosted so that you may relax with your own company. Please feel free to contact me at any time for such recommendations.

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Reviewed 12 May 2012

One of the nicest bed and breakfast's I have stayed in anywhere. Built of local marble, and matching the main residence in style, Marble Lodge is quiet, centrally located in the town of Angaston, offers every luxury you could want, and is very very romantic.

Just a stone's throw from the main street where you can find excellent eateries and shopping, Marble Lodge will always be my first choice when I stay in the Barossa Valley.

The owner, Shirley Rohrlach, is very entertaining and can give you the best info on what to see and do, tours, facilities, in fact everything 'Barossa'. She is a wealth of knowledge.

Had a fantastic stay for two nights. Very very classy.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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marblelodge, Owner at Marble Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2013

Delighted you enjoyed our beautiful B&B - Angaston is such a friendly happy township, amazing wines, the very best restaurants and coffee bars, clear blue sky and fresh clean air! No wonder you came to stay again!

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Reviewed 5 May 2012

A great b&b on a beautiful estate. Easy walk to angaston for cafes etc and Shirley the host is awesome. Rooms a really large with a sitting room and very quaint. Old world charm.

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marblelodge, Owner at Marble Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2013

It was a pleasure to have met you, and thank you for your Review, I'm always delighted to meet so many wonderful people and thrilled to know they've enjoyed my hand-carved polished furniture! This was a hobby that turned into 19 years doing something I can now share with my lovely guests.

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Reviewed 17 February 2012

If you feel like staying in a boarding school environment...this is the place for you!
Don't put cups here, don't use too much electricity, don't scratch your bum too much!
Lots of unnecessary restrictions put upon guests, that you wouldn't expect anywhere else, let alone somewhere that is charging over $250 AUD a night for!
Don't expect a hearty Aussie breakfast either!
1 egg each available on Sunday morning, because 'I forgot to fo the shopping' - not good enough!
This was our second visit to the Barossa, and one that I would rather forget accommodation wise.
Pick up your game please, we expect more from 4* establishment

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shirley R, Owner at Marble Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

I do apologise if you did not enjoy your stay at Marble Lodge, but I must take exception to many of the points you raise which are in reality not factual... are you sure you stayed at Marble Lodge?

We place no restrictions what so ever on guests in any way... they are free to come and go as they please, to wander the grounds, to do what they wish.

"Forgot to do the shopping"??? Young man, we have our own fowls here on the property... we do not run out of eggs. If you would like more for your breakfast, you need only ask and we will very happily oblige you with whatever you would like.

I must say that I was shocked to read your comments, but then recalled that some younger city people have no respect, so have since swept your comments, along with the rubbish you left in the room all over floor, into the bin.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Shirley R, Owner at Marble Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

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Reviewed 8 January 2015
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Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: 21 Dean St, Angaston, South Australia 5353, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Barossa Valley > Angaston
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Angaston
Price Range: £129 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Marble Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marble Lodge caters to the upper-end of serviced accommodation with tariffs starting at $225 double per night, and for mid-week stays we'll always offer a discount for stays of two nights or more. We cater for just two special couples, in 2 private self-contained suites, luxuriously furnished. Each suite has a queen bed with luxurious pillow-top mattress, its own en suite bathroom, split-system reverse cycle air conditioning in all rooms, plasma television, and open fires in winter; high ornamental ceilings and lavish furnishings, french polished carved furniture. A huge 2-person spa bath is shared tho totally privately between each Suite. Built of local marble, the magnificent lodge is located 100m from the street, across the gardens from the State and Federal Heritage-Listed homestead ensuring total privacy and quiet for guests. A short walk to great restaurants, wine bars, coffee shops and pubs. Wineries nearby. Tours can be arranged with pick-up from your door. Fully hosted accommodation, breakfasts are served by the owner, in the homestead dining room by candlelight. Rated 4.5 Stars by Star Ratings Australia (AAA Tourism) and Endorsed a T-QUAL Tick by Tourism Australia as a Quality Bed & Breakfast. We cater only for two couples. We have no facilities for children. Located in the small friendly town of Angaston in the hills of the famous Barossa wine region, we're just over an hour's easy drive from Adelaide Airport. ... more   less 
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Marble Lodge Angaston, Australia - Barossa Valley

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