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Reviewed 15 November 2023

The reviews already posted will have done a better job than I could do of describing the quality and uniqueness of Drift House. We stayed in apartment 1 (the ground floor of the old house) for only one night which frankly wasn't long enough to truly enjoy the experience. Port Fairy is a great place to visit - combine it with Drift House and your holiday will be made even more special.

Date of stay: November 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

My family and I stayed at Drift House and like so many reviews before us, we wish we had stayed longer! We spent 2 days driving the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide and if we could do it again we would have enjoyed at least two nights at this amazing spot! Colleen was lovely and warmly welcomed four weary travelers and had us tucked into our rooms and off to dinner before we knew it.

The Rooms: The room designs are just so fabulous and unique. We LOVED the doors and how grand they were. The beds were very comfortable and the entire room catered to comfort and relaxation. My one bit of feedback is that I tried to enjoy a bath and the water pressure or maybe the faucet was terrible for the tub. I couldn’t have gotten it half filled in 15min and gave up. The rain shower more than made up for it though.

The Food: Wow. Just wow. John is an amazing cook and the dining area is like the rest of the facility, beautiful attention to detail. We shared pretty much everything on the menu for dinner (mostly tapas like food) because it was all so good. Fantastic drink and wine selection. Breakfast was equally delicious with perfectly poached eggs. Yum!

Other: The entire facility was just lovely. It was too cold for the pool but there are beautiful gardens and sitting areas and bikes to ride into town if you like. My sister and I did an early morning trip to walk the lighthouse loop which was beautiful.

Overall: You simply can’t miss staying at this amazing gem in Port Fairy. I recommend at least two nights to fully enjoy the experience. Thank you Colleen and John and the rest of the staff for making our stay amazing and your commitment to sustainability!

Room tip: Lighthouse walk is a must!
Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

Drift House is honestly one of the best hotels I have every stayed in. The attention to detail in the design and furnishing of the suite we stayed in and the communal salon area is phenomenal. From the welcome at check in to the check out process our stay has been just perfect. The only negative thing is that the hotel is so good I wish we were staying for longer. The breakfast was excellent and the early evening local wine choice was great, if you wanted anything after the owner had gone there was an honesty system in place, which clearly worked really well. We stayed in Suite 5. If you need a couple of nights
stay in Port Fairy and you enjoy some exclusive luxury then this is the place for you. We would most definitely stay here when we visit again. A perfect 5* hotel.

Room tip: Free on site parking, great coffee machine in the room, lovely toiletries, and a wonderfully comfortable bed and pillows. Great local wines
Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Colleen Guiney, Owner at Drift House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2023

Thank you Amanda, it was such a pleasure having you stay with us. We do hear without fail from guests who book just one night that they regret not staying longer. Drift House and Port Fairy is definitely a spot to linger. It is always wonderful to hear when guests really really enjoy their stay, so a big thank you!
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Reviewed 5 May 2023 via mobile

Great place in a great location. Old world style tastefully modernised. Spotlessly clean and beautiful gardens. Food is excellent and the staff are super friendly and very helpful. Walk to town , the river and the beach. One of Port Fairy’s finest. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: May 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Colleen Guiney, Owner at Drift House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2023

Thanks so much Laurie. We are really pleased to read your positive comments and that you found dining with us to be excellent. We have been doing dinner at Drift House a few nights a week for the past year and we hear from our guests that it is a fabulous night and one where you may get to know other guests. We hope to see you hear again.

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Reviewed 12 April 2023

The design of our room was amazing and everything was so well thought out and very comfortable. We had an incredible tapas-style dinner in the beautifully cosy dining area, and can't wait to return to try more on the superb breakfast menu! Definitely a beautiful place to stay in Port Fairy, within easy walking distance of everything in town.

Date of stay: April 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Colleen Guiney, Owner at Drift House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2023

Thanks so much Helen. I am so pleased everything was enjoyable for you, especially our dinner. I have a feeling you stayed with us just one night and it is more expensive to stay this way. We always recommend staying at least 2 nights with us. You get a better nightly room rate and there is more time to relax. We hope to see you again.

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