Need to know
Six suites: two in the original bluestone building, two in the modern extension and two in the Edwardian Villa.
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $331.65 (AU$473), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Continental breakfast, served in the Salon, is included.
Don't leave without nibbling on the in-room yo-yos, which have nabbed first prize in Port Fairy's regional baking competition several years in a row. Internet addicts: expect to be pleasantly surprised by the high-speed WiFi, something of a feat for regional Victoria.
At the hotel
Library, stash of CDs and DVDs, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, DVD player, radio, iPod dock, maxibar, bathrobes, Aspar bath products. Each room also has tea- and coffee making kit.
Our favourite rooms
Forget cookie-cutter rooms: each of Drift House's six suites is completely different. We’re particularly fond of Five, which takes up half of the Edwardian villa. The interiors are flooded with light and furnished with eye-catching contemporary pieces, creating a striking contrast with the building's historic façade. Decorated in muted tones, Six was designed to be particularly serene, and has a lounge with an open fireplace and a daybed.
There's a rectangular 10m solar-heated pool in the gardens, shielded by a reclaimed rock wall. (Of course, you've also got the beach close by.)
Indulgent groceries for dinners in; your smart phone for Instagramming the interiors; a bottle of champagne to sink in one of the tubs. If you’re bedding down in Three, bring thick socks to pad across the polished concrete floor in.
This hotel is for adults only – leave the little Smiths at home.