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Douglas Riverside

85 Gipps St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284 Australia
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#7 of 11 hotels in Port Fairy
Port Fairy accommodation on the largest Private Riverbank grounds in central Port Fairy. Historic Douglas House has been a main provider of accommodation in Port Fairy for over 100 years. Holiday Houses all have En-suited Bedrooms, Apartment accommodation, or the classic motel rooms, is enjoyed on these Riverbank grounds in central Port Fairy. Ideal for small groups/ golf parties or couples looking for a nice get away. Restaurant & shops are within a few minute's walk as well as the wonderful ocean, wharf area & Griffith Island where our lighthouse can be found and Port Fairy's Wallaby population at certain times of the day. Unwind and leisurely explore Port Fairy and its attractions from this very fine accommodation. Feel "right at home" at Douglas Riverside Port Fairy.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Jim O wrote a review Jul. 2020
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent seven nights at Douglas Riverside with family (4 adults, 2 teenagers) and had a magnificent time. On arrival we found the property impeccably clean, tidy and fitted with all the necessities for a very comfortable, self catering holiday. Proprietor Jane clearly goes to considerable effort to add a range of thoughtful and caring welcome touches such as fresh flowers, a loaf of home baked bread, bowl of fresh fruit, milk and chocolates in the fridge and mini Tim Tams in each room. We were able to change linen and towels as often as needed during our stay. The lounge area has delightful, soothing views up and down the Moyne River which is literally just outside the windows. The surrounding gardens and lawn are maintained to a very high standard. This is an ideal property to rent with family or a group of friends. Bedroom 3 has a separate room with single bed and shared en-suite which is ideal for adults with a child or teenagers of different gender. An easy walk along the waterfront and into town for shopping, cafes and restaurants. A thoroughly enjoyable week with special thanks to Jane and Rod.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Richard T wrote a review Mar. 2020
Burnley, United Kingdom1,013 contributions367 helpful votes
A lovely welcome, and a room (number2) right on the river. Not a large room, as someone else mentioned, but perfectly fine. The breakfast was superb. It was available for us in the breakfast room, warm croissants and plenty of healthy options if you wanted it. Tea and coffee available all day, along with cookies. Even a glass of Port if you wanted. We only stayed one night, but you could stay here a few nights and not get fed up!
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Date of stay: March 2020
David48_13 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Epsom, United Kingdom38 contributions11 helpful votes
We spent two nights in Room 1 with great views of the river. The room was not large but had all the amenities you require and was very clean. A separate breakfast/sitting room connected to the bedrooms and had great views of the river and provided a tranquil place to sit and relax with a cup of tea or something stronger. A breakfast basket was left in the fridge for each room and was excellent. A good place to stay and close to the centre.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Doodstar wrote a review Feb. 2020
Warrnambool, Australia160 contributions106 helpful votes
Fabulous 2 night stay. The hosts were so welcoming we felt instantly comfortable. Our room was lovely, facing the river and the bed very comfortable, lovely fresh fruit too. There was a beautiful communal sitting area overlooking the river. Really relaxing and calm watching the bird life and water go by. The property is in a terrific location. A short stroll to the restaurants, shops and the wharf area. Highly recommend. Thank you Jane and Rod.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
supernurse10 wrote a review Dec. 2019
uk87 contributions63 helpful votes
The location of this inn is amazing, overlooking the river with beautifully maintained lawns. Our room (no 3) was one of 3 in a block right at the river front and was immaculate. The 3 rooms share a open plan kitchen/diner/sitting room. I believe there are other rooms further away from the river. The bedroom was very comfortable and the facilities were great. The welcome we had from Jane was really friendly and she gave us some very helpful restaurant advice. The breakfast included was brilliant - loads of it and Jane had even made croissants that were warming in the communal oven. A real treat. Great stay, and I would come again
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Date of stay: November 2019
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USD 205 - USD 212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Douglas Riverside
Which popular attractions are close to Douglas Riverside?
Nearby attractions include Blarney Books and Art (0.5 km), Whale Bone Studio Arts (0.5 km), and PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Douglas Riverside?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Douglas Riverside?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Douglas Riverside?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Douglas Riverside?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Douglas Riverside?
Conveniently located restaurants include alexo Pizza & Bistro port fairy, Driftwood Coffee & Eatery, and Bank St + Co.
Are any cleaning services offered at Douglas Riverside?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Douglas Riverside?
Many travellers enjoy visiting George Dodds Reserve (1.0 km) and Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives (0.5 km).
Is Douglas Riverside accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.