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.
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- 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
- Also Known As:
- Marble Lodge Angaston, Australia - Barossa Valley