We spent one night at Rivergums while driving the Great Ocean Road, arriving in late afternoon. Peter was working in the garden, and bid us welcome, then turned us over to Joan, our hostess. She showed us into the front suite, overlooking the river, and we found ourselves in one of the most delightful, well-equipped and comfortable rooms we've experienced in our travels. Although it was perfectly equipped for preparing light meals, we chose instead to eat our meals nearby, and Joan took the time to outline the various opltions within a very short walk, which took us a few steps along the river bank, and up through some pretty woods into a well-appointed shopping area with several options for meals. The value was incredible too. For accommodation only, the price of the suite was $105 - worth every penny.
Oh, and by the way, Joan reminded us to be sure to stop by the golf course before leaving town in the morning and we would be sure to see the kangaroos who live there. We did, and there were loads of them!
Way to go, Joan and Peter!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer two self-contained accommodation types of a high standard and moderate fee, with or without breakfast. Quietly secluded, the front suite overlooks the tranquil Anglesea river and has light meal preparation facilities. Our second accommodation is a cottage with a full kitchen etc. We are close to the shopping centre parks,and beach. Each suite has a Queen sized and single bed. Enquiries welcome. ... more less