Let me start by highlighting we stayed in a centre cabin...when i say cabin...i mean shipping container. You would also think cabin would mean a little cleaner...but i honestly dont know if this shipping container has ever been cleaned. I could have collected the lindt and created a sculpture for the next person to inform them to run and not stay.
Im pretty sure we had a family staying with us because next door we could hear everything - the walls were as thin as paper. Considering the small space of a shipping container (portacabin for the Brits) one would expect logical furniture, however the largest piece of furniture was a giant desk with many shelves that you would expect someone to write their memoirs - i would have prefered a second bed as the so called sofa bed is not one...it indeed feels like a table. The actual bed leaves you waking in agony - looking forward to your physio appt so you can recover. You may be thinking that it couldnt have been that bad but it was. Im sure the flies next to the cabinets had died many weeks ago not while we were staying there and could have easily been cleaned, had the room ever been cleaned in its existence. The sponge looked like it had been used for an oil change and the cups were glowing with grease - and i couldnt clean them because of the sponge - pick your risks. Do not be fooled by the advertisement that states it is architectually designed or the hidden gem of Coonawarra. I have never felt so sore or dirty after staying anywhere else. The owners really need to step up and take some responsibility, as I am extremely dissapointed we spent any money here. It was disgustingly dirty and disgraceful.
Stayed in the bubble tent mid September, so many things wrong with this setup, their is NO toilet and the zips to get in and out were woeful. The outside zip was broken so that "room" did not exist, every time you entered or exited you had to turn on the blower outside to re inflate the tent. When the tent deflates the lamps fall off the bedside tables. On our last day [ its a 2 day stay] one of the lamps blew, we were waiting for something electrical to happen as there are power boards all over the tent floor. The tent is facing the back of the glamp tents, if they turned it around it could face natural bush and grape vines [who wants to look at the back of someones tent?] The camp kitchen is grotty, grease over everything, I would not EVER cook in that filthy mess [thank goodness we brought our own cooking equipment]. They need to check out other 'glamping' sites to see how to do it. would not recommend.
PS.... take your own wood they charge you $20
Very good facilities clean quiet away from traffic noise on a nice rural property and the staff are happy to help and the types of accommodation available will suite anyone who wants variety. At night time to walk around the site with most people sitting around their own wood fires set in heavy metal fireplaces and just quietly having a good social time was really nice. A jem of a place
We actually came down to the Coonawarra for the express purpose of staying in the cool bubble tent which has only recently been set up. We were part of the beta testing phase and so the guys were still working out the kinks with feedback from us. We got there at night and Steve showed us in and how to operate the ‘airlocks’, compressor and various electronics in the tent. It takes some getting used to but, we honestly didn’t mind and it’s so worth it for the experience of staying in the bubble. Steve was always super helpful and obliging each time we needed help of any kind. The dawn and night experience is the reason to stay in this tent. Next time we might book for the new moon so that we can see the stars better. The moonlight was stunning too though. And didn’t really affect our sleep so that’s a plus. No sleep ins though, as you wake up with the birds as soon as there is a little sunlight. Gotta be good for you! We woke up feeling really refreshed in the morning. Must have been the fresh country air. This was our first glamping experience and with the set up in the tent it doesn’t feel like you’re out bush as everything feels like you’re in a nice hotel room only you have the most amazing view. The toilets and bathrooms are all clean. Plenty of cooking facilities. People on the campsite were friendly and it’s a relatively small camping ground so quite private too. We liked the relaxed vibe of the place and it’s staff. It’s how it should be out so remote. We had our 14 month old with us and she loved the tent too. There are dogs on site and are friendly but leave you alone if you’re not interested in interacting. Highly recommend. It’s a cool experience! All the good wineries nearby.
Visited as 2 couples and stayed in an en-suite cabin.
We were pleasantly surprised with the amenities included in the cabin and found it to be clean. The deck was a nice place to sit and watch the sunset with a barbecue dinner.
The set up does look a bit strange as this is more a campsite with cabins/bell tents available, not quite a holiday park.
We slept on the fold out sofa which was not very comfortable so wouldn’t have liked to have stayed longer than one night but overall great place for an overnight stay close to the Coonawarra region.