Offering an outdoor pool and free WiFi, Drift House is located in Port Fairy. Some suites boast a fireplace or bathtub. Set alongside the Moyne River, Drift House is 5 minutes' walk from East Beach. The property is across the road from the Port Fairy-Warrnambool Rail Trail. All suites feature a modern bathroom with a hairdryer and bathrobes. All suites have central heating and air-conditioning. Free parking is included with all accommodation. Drift House is the winner of the 2014 & 2015 'Best Luxury Accommodation category in the Australian Tourism Awards. Drift House is the joint winner of Best Hotel Design in the 2020 Eat Drink Design Awards.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Drift House has been welcoming guests since 9 Dec 2014.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info


FREE private parking!


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Room type
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3
This property has told us they’re making large investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Port Fairy
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Diana
    Everything. Customer service, comfort, location, privacy, room amenities, breakfast and dinner were all great. Thank you for a lovely weekend.
  • Monica
    I stay at this place on a regular basis and Colleen and he staff are very accomodating. LOve this place. it is stunning and the attention to detail is exceptional.
  • Corey
    The location was fantastic. The room was everything we wanted and more. We went to the restaurant on site and the food was just amazing. The staff are extremely attentive.
  • Laurie
    super place in a great spot. food and staff are super.
  • Vern
    Impossible to fault - everything was perfect! Amazing room, fabulous breakfast, amazing dinner and really nice staff!
  • Sorana
    Wonderful property in a great location. Fantastic amenities, though I couldn't take advantage of them due to a medical emergency, for example didn't get a chance to try the breakfast, which others have raved about. Great communication too, we saw...
  • Jennifer
    Great location and walking distance to main shopping strip
  • Bryan
    We had a lovely stay, everything is first class Breakfast was excellent! Great staff, very friendly and professional at all times!
  • Veronica
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Gorgeous room, yummy breakfast and beautiful gardens.
  • Anthony
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Stylish rooms and property. Exceptional, Lovely dinner menu and breakfast. Elegant and spacious room

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • Hello Do you have any twin rooms? My son and I are travelling for a few nights in august (if allowed). Regards and thanks Trevor Munn

    Hi Trevor, Some of our suites can be configured with twin beds. They are suites 4, 5 and 6. It is a matter of noting your request on your booking.
    Answered on 1 July 2020
  • I think you don’t accept children. Which age is possible? (Our son is 15)

    yes, we do accept children who are 15. Not all of our rooms are suitable for 3 people. it will best best to contact direct and we can discuss.
    Answered on 7 August 2022
  • Wheelchair access and facilities?

    Suite 6 is designed for full wheelchair access
    Answered on 10 February 2020

Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • The Salon
    • Cuisine
    • Ambiance
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free

Facilities of Drift House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.7

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Concierge service
  • Executive lounge access
  • Packed lunches
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Adult only
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Building characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Seasonal
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Fence around pool
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Drift House takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 19:00


Until 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Drift House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please inform Drift House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Swimming pool #1 is closed from Fri 01 May 2020 until Sat 31 Oct 2020

FAQs about Drift House

  • Drift House has 1 restaurant:

    • The Salon

  • Check-in at Drift House is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The prices at Drift House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Room options at Drift House include:

    • Suite

  • Drift House is 400 yards from the centre of Port Fairy. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Drift House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Drift House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Bicycle rental
    • Swimming Pool