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Gisborne, Australia
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178 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in a luxury apartment with spa bath and it was fantastic and had continental breakfast included. It was immaculately clean, well appointed and quiet. Comfortable furniture and surround sound DVD and CD player. Mini bar option too and value for money. Serviced daily during the week. Cate was very welcoming and we totally loved what... More 

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

Thank you so much for the 5 bubbles and the four exclamation points Maxine B! I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay in our luxury spa apartment, and are happy to share your experience with other travelers. I hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Cate More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable time staying at the Must at Coonawarra. Clean and comfortable room, the manager and service was extremely good, her knowledge of the area, and pointers on what to do made our stay a most memorable experience. Definitely recommend a stay at the Must at Coonawarra.

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

Thanks so much for you review Alby B. It's very helpful for other travelers to know what to expect when they choose to stay with us! I'm glad I could be of service to you. Hopefully you'll stay with us again, and I can earn that fifth bubble! Kind regards, Cate More 

Bendigo, Australia
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight on trip through District and found accommodation to be very modern and comfortable. We had one of the front rooms and was tad noisy as right on main road so recommend requesting rear room. Very friendly service

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

Thanks for your review Russell M. I sympathize with you! We're trying out white noise machines (located next to the bed) to help light sleepers. Apparently these distract from audible interruptions - hopefully cancelling out any pesky noise that gets through the double glazing, double brick and double insulation throughout our property! Also great if your partner snores! Try it... More 

Victoria
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73 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great setup and very spacious but could do with more equipment to cook with in the form of pots for the stove top and pans for the oven. Internet connection very poor with it constantly dropping in and out on my phone. Had to go near reception to get it to stay connected. Tablet connection was better in room but... More 

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Thank dragonlady31964
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Thanks for your review dragonlady31964. The NBN is coming to Penola soon, so our internet should get better. If you visit with us again and need a few extra pots or pans, let us know - we've plenty to go around! Glad you enjoyed the spa and many thanks for the compliments on our cleanliness, we really appreciate positive feedback... More 

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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this place if you plan to stay in this region. We were only passig through but this place would be really suitable for a longer stay. Nice, modern and roomy with comfortable lounge seating. The double glazed windows are effective in blocking out any noise. It was pretty cold during our stay, we appreciated the 'electric blanky' to... More 

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

Thanks Fastidiousgirl, I appreciate your review and I'm so glad you made use of the bed warming option, very wise during this recent cold spell. I'd love to know what I can do to earn that 5th bubble! Kind regards, Cate More 

Colac, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Couldn't ask for a more friendly experience room was spotless breakfast great owners more than helpful great location very quite room tastefully decorated rates were very reasonable great outside BBQ area

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

That's a fantastic review! Thank you Peter C for sharing your experience at MUSt@Coonawarra with other travelers. It's great to know we are doing it right! Look forward to hosting you again in the future. Kind regards, Cate More 

Glenaire
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Thanks Cate, Skippy & Ellie for a perfect stopover. And for the recommendation of Pipers at Penola. Happened to stumble on a local winemakers dinner. Timing! Now we will try your recommendation for coffee. Cheers, thanks and look us up when looking for accommodation in Glenaire on Great Ocean Road. We will return the hospitality! Neil & Bo.

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Thank Neil and Bo M
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Many thanks Neil and Bo for this wonderful review, it was a pleasure to host you both and your lovely dog! I look forward to staying at your cottages the next time I need pet friendly accommodation on the GOR! Kind regards, Cate More 

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016

What a great treat to find this superb accommodation in the little hamlet of Penola, absolutely beautiful rooms, very comfy beds and a fab breakfast provided. Cate was very friendly and super helpful with info about local wineries to visit and where to eat.

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

So glad you found us, candgjonepainters! And Thank You for your kind comments in this review. Perhaps we'll have the privilege of hosting you again! Kind regards, Cate More 

Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stayed recently with 4 other couples. They were all very impressed. Great rooms with attention to detail. Very welcoming manager and staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The location is in convenient proximity to eateries.

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Thank Walden60
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Thank you Walden60, that's a wonderful review. I'm so pleased I could help you get the most out of your stay with us. I look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Cate More 

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

*very nice and clean * helpful and friendly manager * conveniently located * large rooms with all necessary facilities * close to town centre and on the road to vineyards and Adelaide * we were there on a freezing cold day but room was well heated. * on a main road so try and book a room away from traffic... More 

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

Thank you, Felix S, for writing such a nice review on my property. I'm glad you had a very pleasant stay here, and hope you'll be back to this area soon! Kind regards, Cate More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • 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: $149 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“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”
 of 5 bubbles candgjonespainters, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try and book away from the main road”
 of 5 bubbles 486felixs, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a studio room close to the highway. Was aware of trucks overnight - but not a big issue. Book back rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Travel3220, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
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