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A Must at Coonawarra

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I recently stayed two nights at A Must in Coonawarra, on our way from Melbourne to Adelaide. Our Studio room was well away from the main road, quiet up and very comfortable. The kitchen facilities meant we could cook if we felt like it, and breakfast provisions were very generous. The bed was comfortable and Cate made...

Thank 70Sue
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Hi 70Sue, thanks so much for your review. We are glad we could provide a comfy place to stop over on that long journey! Kind regards, Cate

Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 April 2017

On the main road, quiet at night with most rooms away from it, this is what I would call a new kind of "boutique motel". As good as this type of property can get in Australia. Proud and present owner, crisp new facilities well maintained and a great kindness with bathrobes and excellent bathrooms provided. Breakfast provisions are included with...

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

Thank you behuman! We do try to make our guests stays at MUSt as comfy and as home-away-from-home as possible, and it makes us very proud to be recognized for the little things that make your stay so enjoyable. Kind regards, Cate

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We booked 2 rooms for our family stay, both which were outstanding!!. The attention to detail demonstrated the owners passion for their business. The local advice regarding wineries provided by the hostess was spot-on. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank HappyWanderers69
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

So glad we could help make your family stay great here in the Coonawarra region HappyWanders69. Perhaps we'll see you again in the future! Kind regards, Cate

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We had a lovely stay at A Must. Cate was extremely welcoming and helpful with local advice; the room was large, very clean and well-appointed; the bed was supremely comfortable; and despite being on the highway, very quiet. We'd certainly stay there again and will strongly recommend it to others.

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

Fabulous review Doreen R, many thanks. Your comments about our cleanliness, and peacefulness make us very proud! Kind regards, Cate

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Must was great place to spend the week, we really enjoyed it it had everything you could wasnt. large clean rooms, helpful friendly staff. we had a great stay and will be back! highly recommended. thanks.

Thank davidkelly2120
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Thank you for this fabulous review davidkelly2120. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay! Kind regards, Cate

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great stay! The studio was spacious and a private bathroom. Everything you need was provided and the hostess was super friendly. Willing to hang almost 15 minutes on the phone for me. Very recommended!

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

Thanks so much Thijs! I hope your phone is now working fine :) Kind regards, Cate

Adelaide Hills, Australia
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Excellent accommodation, great location. Lovely breakfast provisions. Thoroughly recommend this place. Spa bath was luxury. Eco friendly with stored rainwater used in units and build to reduce need for air-conditioning.

Thank lyndal58499
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Thanks Lyndal58499 :) We try our best to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Thank you for appreciating our efforts! Kind regards, Cate

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2017

8.5 hour drive to Penola meant arriving at midnight to a beautiful, modern and clean apartment. Stayed in the one bedroom spa suite with sofa bed which was made up each day for my daughter. Lovely spacious apartment with all the necessary amenities including basic breakfast provisions of muesli, corn flakes, bread, fruit, juice, huge bottle of milk and fresh...

Thank gilmore35
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Thank you gilmore35. We have considered pod coffee machines, but are concerned about the environmental impact of the waste pods. Unfortunately there seems to be no other way of offering a variety of small portions of preground coffee without the issue of detiorating freshness. We do have some very good cafes in Penola serving delicious coffees, and there is a...

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Superb motel with all the amenities and facilities required including a very good continental breakfast already in the room when we arrived. Lovely airy room with big sliding door to outside sitting area and there was also a BBQ for communal use, very smart and clean. The owner Cate is friendly, helpful and efficient, nothing was too much trouble and...

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

Thanks Johnebooth for your lovely comments. It's a pleasure to be able to make your stay in the Coonawarra so comfortable. Kind regards, Cate

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via 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
CateCooper, Owner at A Must at Coonawarra, responded to this review

Thanks so much PearlOfTheSea, so glad it was as hassle free as it can be travelling with a toddler could be! I appreciate the time invested in writing this review for the benefit of other travelers with children. Kind regards, Cate

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: ₹ 7,183 - ₹ 9,512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“if you are a very light sleeper, more than half of their rooms are away from the main road”
behuman, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All ground level rooms with big glass sliding door at front”
johnebooth, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Apartments in back building are away from the road, but double glazing ensures quietness anyway.”
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
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