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Douglas Riverside

85 Gipps St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284 Australia
Moyne River flows past the Douglass Riverside grounds
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View from the lounge room
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Family and Play Areas (3)

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4.5
#6 of 11 hotels in Port Fairy
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Washing machine
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
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Jim O wrote a review July 2020
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Aussieholiday wrote a review Feb 2022
Australia708 contributions79 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at Douglas Riverside for two nights in February 2022.

It is ideally located along the river and close to all the shops, cafes and restaurants.

We stayed in the garden house and this was absolutely wonderful. The large lounge, living and dining area is bathed in glorious light and has the most spectacular views out over lush gardens and the river. The only problem is: you won’t want to leave the house!

Jane was an excellent hostess and left a well-stocked fridge and even a loaf of her delicious home-made bread.

The garden house was perfect for us as one couple but, having three ensuite queen size rooms, it would be great for small groups or families as well.

The bedroom was a great size and the bed linens and towels were a luxury quality, as were the appointment in the bathroom.

I would highly recommend you choose Douglas Riverside as your base if ever visiting Port Fairy.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Doodstar wrote a review Feb 2020
Warrnambool, Australia166 contributions148 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Margie D wrote a review Oct 2021
Yarrawonga, Australia21 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This lovely house on the river has wonderful views and plenty of serenity. We stayed during COVID-19 late September and were very fortunate to have the kitchen lounge area to ourselves. The ammenities were spot on and the extra home made bread and biscuits by Jane were very much enjoyed! Not to mention the local port wine!
Would recommend this 3 bedroom house for a family or group of friends. Close to town and East beach. We walked everywhere! And the area outside the house has rambling lawn and lovely well kept gardens. Just lovely!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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brambleyone wrote a review Feb 2024
West Midlands109 contributions124 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second visit to Port Fairy and Douglas Riverside as we found both to be an absolute delight. The accommodation is light, spacious, comfortable and well equipped and sits in its own gardens right on the river-bank with beautiful views of the river and wharf.
Although it is possible to walk to P Fairy main street with its colourful shops and restaurants within minutes it is in a very quiet location. A short walk in the other direction goes along the pretty wharf and boat moorings to the sea and Mutton Bird Island. Jane is the most welcoming host and has thought of everything required for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David48_13 wrote a review Mar 2020
Epsom, United Kingdom43 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Richard T wrote a review Mar 2020
Burnley, United Kingdom1,237 contribution606 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Morkie8 wrote a review Nov 2021
Ocean Grove, Australia415 contributions139 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable and welcoming, everything from home made bread, coffee machine and extra goodies.
Great to sit in the garden looking over the river to enjoy the view and the sunshine.
Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kristine M wrote a review Jan 2018
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This beautiful property is right on the river with a sloping lawn down to the river edge and a view to the port. Highly recommend rooms 1, 2 & 3 which overlook the river with a glassed in walkway to a communal kitchen sitting room. A very healthy continental breakfast of fresh fruit, fruit juice, cereal and toast is provided in a basket left in the fridge for us to enjoy at our leisure in the morning. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day in the sitting room.The rooms are comfortable, clean with everything you could possibly need. Douglas Riverside is a short stroll into town to the many cafes and restaurants. Our hosts Jane and Rob were so friendly and helpful and provided lots of information regarding what to see and where to eat. Can highly recommend staying at this amazing property and hope to return for another stay soon.
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Date of stay: January 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms 1, 2 & 3 overlook the river
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supernurse10 wrote a review Dec 2019
uk85 contributions80 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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C.J asked a question Apr 2019
Geelong, Australia59 contributions2 helpful votes
Do the rooms have baths?
Answer from KarenSorby
Auckland, New Zealand117 contributions14 helpful votes
No just a shower.
NickJan wrote a tip Nov 2023
33 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You will need to book restaurants and pubs if planning that special night"
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GreyJW wrote a tip Dec 2018
Melbourne, Australia68 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our preference is for one of the three rooms closest to the river"
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John D wrote a tip Nov 2018
8 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Three rooms on river bank are well located."
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Kristine M wrote a tip Jan 2018
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms 1, 2 & 3 overlook the river"
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Kevin B wrote a tip Jan 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom26 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room all superb"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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), PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET (0.2 km), and Evolve Lifestyle (0.4 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 and complimentary tea 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, Bank St + Co, and Coffin Sally.
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), Battery Point (0.6 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.
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