2 Best Hotels in Marananga, The Barossa Wine Region

The Lodge Country House

$$$$ | 743 Seppeltsfield Rd., Seppeltsfield, SA, 5355, Australia

Rambling and aristocratic, this bluestone homestead with period-style furniture was built in 1903 for one of the 13 children of Joseph Seppelt, founder of the showpiece winery across the road. Barossa vintages fill the wine cellar, crystal and polished timber gleam in the formal dining room, and big, comfortable sofas inspire relaxing in the sitting room, perhaps with a book from the library. The four large guest rooms each have a bay-window seat that looks out at the gorgeous garden. Set-menu dinners (A$90 and available by reservation 24 hours ahead) make good use of local produce.

Pros

  • Beautiful gardens
  • Hosts who delight in telling guests about the history of the place
  • Views of the vineyards

Cons

  • No chidren unless booking the entire house
  • Pricey
  • Not walkable to town
743 Seppeltsfield Rd., Seppeltsfield, SA, 5355, Australia
08-8562–8277
hotel Details
4 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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The Louise

$$$$ | Seppeltsfield Rd. at Stonewell Rd., Marananga, SA, 5352, Australia Fodor's Choice

Prepare for pampering and privacy at this country estate on a quiet back road with glorious valley views and destination dining at its best. Step from your personal Mediterranean-style courtyard into a plush world of charcoal, chocolate, and cappuccino hues. There are wide-screen LCD televisions, wood-burning fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and double-head rainwater showers in all suites; some also have a walled rear terrace with an outdoor shower. For an extra charge, a local driver takes guests on an excursion to a nearby nature conservatory to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the real Australian bush, and the knowledgeable staff can also organize exclusive access to nearby wineries that will suit any taste. The award-winning Appellation restaurant (08/8562–4144, www.thelouise.com.au/appellation) offers degustations featuring sophisticated, innovative regional cuisine and sister venue Three75 ((08/8562–2115, www.thelouise.com.au/three75) provides a more casual dining experience.

Pros

  • Stunning rooms with beautiful private gardens
  • Two on-site dining options
  • Guest comfort is prized here with all sorts of luxury touches

Cons

  • Pricey
  • No children under 10
  • Closes every July for renovations
Seppeltsfield Rd. at Stonewell Rd., Marananga, SA, 5352, Australia
08-8562–2722
hotel Details
15 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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