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Merrijig Inn

1 Campbell St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284 Australia
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The Merrijig Inn, Victoria's oldest Inn, is our special place in Port Fairy.The Merrijig Inn is located in Port Fairy, the jewel of south west Victoria on the Great Ocean Road.The Merrijig Kitchen is our restaurant in our historic dining room. We write our menu daily from seasonal produce, sourced locally where possible from the south-west country-sdie.Our carefully crafted wine list features passionate producers who use bio-dynamic & organic practises and their wine speaks of 'terroir'.The Merrijig front bar is open every day from 4pm so you're welcome to come and enjoy a drink and a chat!Centrally located next to the wharf, the Merrijig Inn is close to all of historic Port Fairy's attractions including galleries, shopping and beaches.We hope you'll join us and enjoy the charm of the hisotric Merrijig Inn!It's exciting for us to be able to host you in one of Port Fairy's most charming buildings - so come share our love of eating great food and drinking delicious wine, and stay a while!Liz & Tanya.
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Sue_J_Phil wrote a review 15 Apr
Greater London, United Kingdom3 contributions
We stayed for one night in room 4 (Queens suite) which had a small lounge attached to the bedroom. The only real positive was the location of the inn, right next to the port, great views. We were told the room was the only room in the oldest part of the inn, as if this was a good thing. The room itself was very tired, old and falling apart in places (holes in wall and an area above the clothes rail was held together with tape). It certainly did not look like the pictures on the website. There was an old gas fire in the lounge which was pointed out to us (but no instructions on how to use it) and a radiator in the bedroom. Unfortunately the radiator wasn’t on, and we couldn’t get the gas fire to work (the only instruction for it was how to turn it off). The room was very cold (thankfully we did find a hot water bottle which made it a bit more bearable). We arrived on a Saturday and on checking in were asked if we wanted to eat in that night. At no point were we told that it gets very busy and we would need to book a table immediately. They only had the previous nights menu at that point and as one of us is vegetarian and one pescatarian we wanted to wait for that nights before confirming. We went for a walk and received the menu at 5:45. We were then told that there were no tables available (!) but we could eat in the bar at 6:30. This was earlier than we wanted but agreed as the food has good reviews. The bar is tiny and they expected us to sit at the bar to eat. Although there were bar stools, the actual bar was high and narrow and it would have been impossible to eat in that position. We therefore declined and went elsewhere. We feel they should have told us as soon as we checked in that we need to book a table asap. Breakfast was ok, again there have been very good reviews. However there was a very limited choice of cooked food (scrambled egg with or without avocado). No other egg choice. Safe to say we would not recommend or return. The other rooms may be better, but avoid room 4 if you do stay there!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Very shabby room, dated and in disrepair. If you want to eat in the restaurant, make sure you...
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Kerry M wrote a review Feb 2024
17 contributions15 helpful votes
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What a gorgeous place to stay. I had read other reviews and knew it would be very good, but was still impressed and surprised. From the friendly and helpful staff to the accommodation, communal areas and gardens, the bar and restaurant looked great! Breakfast was delicious too. So much to offer and in such a homely setting. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book in for the restaurant- it’s very popular and the menu looks delicious!
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Richard M wrote a review Jan 2024
Broxbourne, United Kingdom283 contributions154 helpful votes
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This is a quirky little B&B from the outside, but it’s a tardis once you are inside. It sits on the corner of Campbell & Gipps street, with parking on either Street. It felt once inside like being back in time at my Nans old house, fresh home grown vegetables in baskets everywhere, the old mismatched mats, old dusty pictures hanging on the walls. We were greeted and shown to our room, which was bigger than expected on the ground floor, which comprised of a small sitting area, bedroom and on suite shower and toilet. There was no A/C but a fan kept the bedroom cool. The bed was comfortable, the room spotlessly clean with a TV on the wall. Bathroom toiletries were supplied. There was a kettle with Tea & Coffee making facilities, A shared fridge in the lounge provided us with milk and we were able to store wine in it. Outside there was a small garden with a “Shed” bar and seating. The Breakfast buffet was exceptional, all fresh home grown produce, even home made organic yogurts. As well as the buffet a freshly cooked breakfast was served if required. On the weekend of our stay there was an old fashion car show taking place, coupled with the Inn it was like stepping back in time 40 years ago. A defo stay if you find yourself in Port Fairy
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Sandra wrote a review Jan 2024
Zurich, Switzerland20 contributions7 helpful votes
The boutique accomodation was lovely furnished with great attention to detail. We loved their big garden where we enjoyed a quiet afternoon in the sun including nice coffee from the common area. The breakfast buffet was great with a hot meal. The staff was very friendly & helpful. We enjoyed a delicious dinner at their restaurant.The restaurant only had a bar seating available which was rather tight for eating a three course menu. We would have appreciated if they had told us that their portions are bigger than elsewhere & one main to share is enough. Everything else was perfect :-)
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Date of stay: December 2023
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portiacousins wrote a review Dec 2023
Bournemouth, United Kingdom97 contributions32 helpful votes
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If I could rate this glorious Inn higher than 5 I would! We were treated so well throughout our stay here. The staff are welcoming and kind. Our 'room' was amazing - it had a sitting room, bedroom and huge bathroom and our own front door!! The Inn has a lots of little areas where you can sit and relax with a bar and restaurant. Our daughter stayed in one of the smaller upstairs room which was equally well appointed and super cute! The restaurant is amazing and uses local ingredients as well as produce from their kitchen garden. It was packed, even on a Monday night which says it all. You can do a nice walk around Griffiths Island easily from here where you can meet wild wallabies!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book the restaurant as it is very popular!
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Chris G wrote a review Dec 2023
Ferndown, United Kingdom50 contributions44 helpful votes
Although only here one night as we were driving the Great Ocean Road we found this place charming. The weather wasn't brilliant and it was lovely having a glass of wine in the lounge next to an open fire reading a book in the evening. We didn't have an evening meal but it did look to be popular and the food I saw looked very good. Breakfast was varied and good and our room was perfect. The place felt warm and accommodating.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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givreycham s wrote a review Dec 2023
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This is a five star place. A bit hard to spot but after a warm welcome it is soon quite obvious that the initial impression of a jumble is in fact a really well organised if somewhat quirky experience. Other reviews have said this is old and tired. It is not at all. I should think every piece of furniture and book pile has been chosen and considered and moved and checked on a daily basis. Everything has been considered with a beautiful nostalgic feel of a film set. The food is exceptional and worthy of a high ranking. Nothing is forced just superbly efficient and unobtrusive. The bad reviewer’s just don’t get it so it’s not for them. If you want real hospitality without the corporate formality you will love it!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ignore the negative reviews !
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Russell wrote a review Nov 2023
Maidenhead, United Kingdom16 contributions5 helpful votes
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Firstly to say there is absolutely nothing wrong with this place, it’s perfectly adequate for a short stay over. But on a personal note it just wasn’t for us, quirky, quaint and rustic might sum up this place but to us it is old and tired and not our style.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ccc wrote a review Nov 2023
20 contributions2 helpful votes
Quirky but in need of some TLC and attention. Friendly owners. Bed and bathroom clean and functional. Additions of homemade cookies very nice. We only stayed overnight and breakfast was ok but we were expecting more hot choices from reading other reviews: nice touch with fruit from the garden.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Very old wooden property. We were in a huge downstairs suite: lounge sofa very old and not very...
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James C wrote a review Oct 2023
Brunswick East, Australia48 contributions29 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Merrijig inn. This place is charming and full of character, and staff are super friendly and helpful. This place has a beautiful inviting garden, lovely to sit in on a nice day with a book in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. They also have charming and comfortable sitting rooms throughout the property were you can sit, read and meet other guests. Breakfast was included in our stay and was amazing to say the least. It included continental and a cooked breakfast. We had dinner at the Merrijig restaurant and found it outstanding, food, wine and service was incredible. We only had one night at this place but after our experience will be without question going back for a longer stay. The only change would be to book a bigger room. They have a verity of rooms and sizes and we stayed in one of the smaller attic rooms. Although it was very comfortable it was tiny and probably more suited for a solo traveler. But as we were only spending one night there and didn’t spend much time in the room it sufficed. Hands down would thoroughly Recommend this place.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$181 - AU$254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Merrijig Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Merrijig Inn?
Nearby attractions include Griffiths Island (0.6 km), Blarney Books and Art (0.8 km), and Griffiths Island Lighthouse (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Merrijig Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Merrijig Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Merrijig Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Merrijig Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blakes, alexo Pizza & Bistro port fairy, and Bank St + Co.
Are there any historical sites close to Merrijig Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting George Dodds Reserve (0.6 km), Battery Point (0.3 km), and Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives (0.06 km).