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The Louise in South Australia , Australia

Ideally situated in the heart of the legendary Barossa wine country in South Australia, you’ll find absolute luxury and inspired design with private spaces, and breathtaking vineyard views. All of our suites, regardless of type, include a wide array of premium features and amenities such as king beds with crisp linens, flat screen TV’s, iPod docking stations, writing desks with complimentary wired and wireless internet access, a fully-stocked mini-bar and mini-fridge (charged on consumption), and much more. A highlight of every suite is the private outdoor spaces provided by a spacious gated courtyard and a secluded rear terrace with uninterrupted vistas of the shape-shifting vineyards.

Our very own Appellation restaurant is regarded as one of Australia’s finest dining destinations; where fresh local ingredients and an extensive collection of wines ensure a truly memorable dining experience. Float over ancient vineyards and natural landscapes, enjoy a sunrise picnic breakfast with kangaroos in native bushland, tour the undulating valley in a vintage car, walk or cycle bush tracks amongst native flowers, birds and wildlife...plus, many more activities and experiences tailored to your whims can be arranged.

Location of The Louise

The Louise
375 Seppeltsfield Rd, Marananga
5355
South Australia , Australia

Nearest Airport: ADL

Amenities for The Louise

  • Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Wine Bar
  • Picnics
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna
  • Boutique
  • Gardens
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Courtyards
  • Private Terraces
  • Activities
  • Cooking Classes
  • Wine Tasting
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wine Tours
  • Bird Watching
  • Bocce Ball
  • Nearby
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Vineyards
  • Interests
  • Food & Wine
  • Hotels

Reviews for The Louise

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

The suites were spacious and the bathrooms superb with nothing lacking. Breakfast was delivered to the unit each day and was beautiful. There was the ability to eat at the award winning restaurant or have bar service delivered to the room. Every whim was catered to and the friendly staff could not have been more helpful. It is easy to see why this property is one of the luxury resorts of the world. The location was great as there was easy access to sites and events in the Barossa as well as the quirky towns and other great dining experiences.

vickiknopke - Australia


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

We were delighted by our meal here and the restaurant deserves its fine reputation. We had the 4 course degustation meal with paired wines, and we each made different choices. The food was prettily presented, we enjoyed the add-ons such as the amuse-bouches and sourdough bread. Generally very flavoursome and inspired, and portion size just right. For the cost imparted I think we're allowed a couple of quibbles - The Moroccan chicken dish whilst pleasantly seasoned was rather tough and dull, I'd be surprised if it was poached or waterbathed - and would be better thinly sliced and seasoned, and the wine pairing with the cheeses dish didn't work for me. But that aside a very enjoyable meal.

PeterHarvey - Norwich UK


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree with an earlier reviewer that it is slightly disappointing - but I feel that is because my expectations were so high, perhaps due to the push behind the Relais & Chateau name and the "Luxury Lodge" label. Either way it is in a peaceful (apart from the ever noisy Galahs) tranquil place where the sunsets are simply stunning. Frankly the building itself is far from awe inspiring but after a couple of days in the Barossa Valley (BV) we came to realise that it actually in fits in beautifully. We stayed 3 nights Tues-Thurs and learnt on arrival that the Tues night was the only night the Appellation Restaurant was open. After a very early morning start, a 5 hr international flight, shopping in Adelaide Harbourtown and the Adelaide Central Markets and then an hours drive NE to the BV we wanted a light dinner but our distinct impression was they pushed the restaurant very hard on our arrival; something that always turns us off so we declined and were left in no doubt that they thought our decision was wrong. Frankly, as the customers we wanted to enjoy the meal and the whole experience and not be too tired on our first night. The real problem was we didn't know it was shut weds and thurs and, as we found out at various wineries and in marketing blurbs through our BV visit, not everyone else does either! We had planned our days out in the BV carefully and the Appellation was to be our last night's dinner - not! Small attention to detail was very good though, filling the jug/kettle when servicing the room a nice touch along with quiet music playing when you come back in the evening to a turned down room. Breakfast is indeed interesting as it is delivered duly packaged in various baskets and heated containers as required. The choice to eat inside or out is yours and the staff will lay the table accordingly. Very Seabourn style! Small details here such as the heated tile to put the pot lids on. Subtle touches in the presentation of the food itself also noted. Food wise though (having not eaten in the award winning Appellation!) the burgers in the Bar Louise (right next to the restaurant) are to die for. Superb (in a French accent..). Other BV workers and travellers also asked us about them as clearly they are quite famous - and should be! Thought the chicken was best ever although SWKE (She Who Knows Everything) preferred the beef ones. We also did 3 trips booked through the Louise, one brekky with the Kangaroos and 2 wine tasting lunches. The Roos trip is a big recommend - we loved it. Involves a bush walk and then brekky eaten out of the backpack you've carried whilst standing around an old tree stump that serves as nature's table. Good guide, nice vehicle, good trip all round and the Roos were not phased by us unless we got slightly too close and they were off, boynging away into the bush! Even SWKE, who has a slightly dodgy ankle, didn't find the walk too taxing at all and although an early morning start it was well worth it. The wine tastings were 2 very different styles though, Rusden is a small, family run business, nice wines and a tasty lunch platter all presented by one of the daughters, a charming, knowledgeable lass shortly off to Uni. Well worth the price and the trip. The second one was to Charles Melton. Very nice wines again, superb host (Cameron) and an excellent lunch (try the 3 pies meal). But don't book through the Louise, book it yourself, it's well worth going and a lot cheaper (~50%!). If we go back to the BV we will return there. Tastings are free and the meals $39 yet the Louise charged us $75, hmmm! Sadly the temperature wasn't quite warm enough to swim but the pool area looked lovely and again, impeccably clean and looked after as were all the grounds. Yes we'd go back, if only for a great burger and watching the setting sun whilst listening to the Galahs!

stugross - Auckland, New Zealand


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very hard review to write as my expectations may have been the issue, not the Louise. Being included in both the Luxury Lodges of Australia and Relais and Chateau, I thought it would be similar to the other properties we stayed at during our trip, the Saffire Freycinet and the Southern Ocean Lodge. That is a high standard to live up to so initially I was quite disappointed. As I settled in the charm of the Barossa Valley became apparent and I was able to enjoy myself completely. We particularly enjoyed the prismatic sunsets and the vast array of stars from our back deck. The pool is nice too. The Louise would be better characterized as a good restaurant with great rooms. It is certainly the nicest place to stay in the Barossa Valley. It is missing a central gathering room and meal service except for dinner. Breakfast is delivered to your room and although it is elegantly presented, it’s not that impressive. There was not a lot of staff on hand, but the ones we met were charming and helpful. If you like wine and are interested in touring the area, by all means stay here. Just don’t make the mistake that I did of expecting it to be something that it’s not.

LisaKnoxville - Knoxville


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Louise for one Night - and to be honest one night is enough. The room was lovely and clean. We were booked in the restaurant for dinner which was disappointing as the portions were small - you do not expect the main course to be the same size as the starter. Your breakfast is delivered to the room in tiffin boxes as they do not have restaurant service for breakfast and when we asked about lunch all they could offer was a cheese platter by the pool side. You cannot pop round the corner for something to eat as you are in wine country

Tina B


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