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Murray River Region Hotels

Villa Gusto

  • 630 Buckland Valley Rd. Map It
  • Buckland, Bright
  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Luxury accommodations
  • Superb food
  • Tranquil country setting


  • Minimum two-night booking on weekends

Updated 01/15/2014

Fodor's Review

Everything in Colin McLaren's Tuscan-inspired lodging has been imported from Italy: cast-iron fountains, marble fittings, 17th-century antiques, exquisite tapestries—even the retro movie posters above the bar. Each of the five villa suites is individually and sumptuously decorated to reflect its Italian name: perhaps cioccolato, rosso, or limone will suit your mood. The three Cabina suites, beside the garden pond, are slightly larger and equally luxuriant. Daily changing

five-course set dinners ($$$$) with a Sicilian flavor showcase regional ingredients, especially Milawa poultry and cheeses and Ovens Valley veal and lamb. Desserts may include the delicious blue-cheese panna cotta with pear puree and walnut praline. Weekend bookings must include one dinner, at additional cost (A$75). From Bright, drive toward Porepunkah, then take the Buckland Valley Road turnoff for another 6 km (4 mi).

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Hotel Information


630 Buckland Valley Rd., Buckland, Bright, Victoria, 3741, Australia

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch in restaurant. No dinner Mon.–Wed.
  • 8 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 01/15/2014


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