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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

After many hours travelling with a toddler, we arrived, were warmly welcomed by Cate who provided a swift check-in and we found our room to be perfectly clean, spacious and very kid-friendly. A good selection of provisions for breakfast and a spa bath were also very appealing. Shortly after arriving we headed out for a short stroll to the relaxed...

Thank PearlOfTheSea
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing apartments! So comfortable and spacious. Priced amazingly well! I booked through an online agent however when I needed to change dates I called must and they were happy to make the changes for me and discuss with the online agent. Parking spaces are huge! In room breakfast was lovely and so well themed with the region. Staff were so...

Thank mcae11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our overnight stay was great. We are travelling with our small dog Ruby and were thrilled to find great quality dog friendly accommodation. The rooms are very well set up, clean and modern. They have their own gorgeous dog Skippy who is very welcoming and they even offered to babysit Ruby while we went out for dinner but as luck...

Thank Melanie T
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Melanie T, so glad we could help you. For travelers with pets reading this review, we only have 2 pet friendly units, so calling ahead for your pet booking is advisable! Kind regards, Cate

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights to attend friends birthday celebration at Hollick winery restaurant. Our apartment was spacious, clean & well equipped. Unit 2 was a luxury spa suite with separate bedroom and full kitchen. Continental breakfast was provided in the apartment. Owner very helpful, quiet location. Worth choosing luxury suite if you like plenty of space. only negative was poor...

Thank Longwood37
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Thanks Longwood37. We really appreciate the feedback, and hopefully with our soon to be installed NBN, our WiFi connectivity problems will be a thing of the past. I'm pleased to know that you would stay with us again next time you are in our area. Kind regards, Cate

Arundel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Booked online well in advance, following the glowing reviews on Trip Advisor. Had a couple of queries ahead of our actual stay but which were promptly and efficiently handled by owner Cate. Great to meet Cate at check in and which was equally straightforward. We even had the pleasure of meeting Ellie, Cate's pet rescued wombat. Our room was spotlessly...

Thank OutnAbout007
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Wow, OutnAbout007, thank you for this glowing review! We do try to make your stay as convenient as possible, and I'm so pleased we were able to tick all your boxes. I do hope you'll come back to our beautiful area again! Kind regards, Cate

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 9 January 2017

While touring the Coonawarra wine region, we spent a night at A MUSt@Coonwarra. The ground floor appartements are spacious, the beds were comfy ( also the sofa bed), and breakfast was provided and included in the price. For dinner we went to Milieu at The Bushmaster's Inn, just 75m down the road. A very relaxing and enjoyable stop over.

Thank Eureka0000
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Thank you Eureka0000, for the compliment about our really comfortable new sofa beds! And thanks once again for letting other travellers know that you had a good dinner at the new Tapas and Wine bar that is so close to MUSt@Coonawarra. I'm glad your experience here in the Coonawarra was relaxing and enjoyable! Kind regards, Cate

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Excellent facilities, everything first rate with modern appliances, TV and sound system. Plenty of space, very comfortable beds, clean and spacious bathroom. The host was very welcoming, nothing was too much trouble.

Thank YanandFran
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Thank you YanandFran for this top class recommendation! I'm glad I could help you during your stay with us, and hope you'll visit again. Kind regards, Cate

reading, berkshire,uk
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Travelling the Great Ocean Road, we decided to come inland to speed our final day to Adelaide. So glad we stayed at A Must at Coonawarra. A minor mix up at check in was quickly resolved and we found ourselves in clean, spacious, functional rooms, ideal for overnight comfort or a longer stay. Cannot fault. I would also recommend the...

Thank berkshirebod
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Thank you Berkshirebod, for this review. Good to know you have the same tastes in Coonawarra wine as I do! Safe travels. Kind regards, Cate

Mount Martha, Au
Reviewed 3 January 2017

A fabulous room, large walk in shower, very comfy bed and greeting from reception came with a smile and efficient check in. No need to stay elsewhere in Penola if you want value for money. The experience matched the promise in the advertising.

Thank Lawrie H
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Wow! What a fantastic review Lawrie H, thank you. You were awesome guests! Kind regards, Cate

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We highly recommend A Must. We've stayed in Penola at 3 other places and will ONLY come back to A Must. It is clean, modern, comfortable, small things make a Big difference (air freshener, insect spray, jug of fresh milk etc). Looking forward to our return trip. AND some units are pet friendly - big bonus for those travelling with...

Thank RabbitMelbourne
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

RabbitMelbourne, thank you for your wonderful review. It's great to know that we are doing the right things to ensure our guests want to come back again! See you in the New Year! Kind regards, Cate

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Award winning luxury accommodation in the world famous Coonawarra wine region, and just walking distance to the award winning restaurants, cafes, galleries and shops of Penola. Self-contained luxury apartments with free WiFi, complimentary breakfast in most apartments, guest BBQ area and DVD library. Off street parking, private decks and native gardens. Well located to explore the Limestone coast attractions of Robe, Beachport, Millicent, Mount Gambier, Narracorte, and its World Heritage caves. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Must at Coonawarra

Address: 126 Church St, Penola, South Australia 5277, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Penola
Price Range: $148 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Apartments in back building are away from the road, but double glazing ensures quietness anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles Longwood37, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are further from the road and should be quieter.”
  • Studio style, with seating area, kitchenette and bed all in the same area.
  • Clean, modern bathroom and a great shower
 of 5 bubbles OutnAbout007, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 76lawrieh, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“book a room down the back of the property”
 of 5 bubbles 636maxineb, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You'll love the breakfast and well stocked snack and mini bar and comfy beds”
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