The Wellington Courthouse, Wellington

The Wellington Courthouse was built in 1864. It was built as a police station, courtroom, post office, and tea rooms. The Courthouse was also used to house prisoners overnight, who being transported between Victoria and South Australia . This was the only location to be used to transport people and livestock via the ferry, which was run be the locals and using horses to pull the ferry. The ferryman's rooms are now used as bed and breakfast rooms. The building is listed by the National Trust and is now privately owned. The Wellington Courthouse has been extensively renovated with a stunning outdoor deck, overlooking the Murray River, beautiful courtyard, dinning and function room. There are 6 bed and breakfast rooms, all luxuriously appointed with their own bathrooms. The Wellington Courthouse can be used for any type of function, from weddings to birthdays.
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  • Really late review but we had booked this place through booking and it was not even open yet but the lady let us stay and the room was lovely and so cosy! The bathroom was immaculate. We only stayed o...  more »
  • We stayed at this motel for one night booking the same day a room for 3 adults. The cost was definitely higher than other motels on the road between Melbourne and Adelaide but the only one available and apparently the best in the area. Shortly after booking on booking we receive a call from the owners of the motel to inform us that no one would be present on our arrival at 10 pm. We were given directions to find the keys to the room and all the information related to our stay. The keys were placed in a safety deposit box that can be opened with a code sent to them by message. The rooms were very large and beautiful but invaded by insects and ants as well as bathroom and kitchen. The room temperature was impossible to adjust as the air conditioner could only be switched on or off via a control unit outside the room. Also the bathrooms were outside the rooms and to access it needed more keys. The Breakfast (self-service) included cereals, fruit in syrup, milk, instant coffee, bread in boxes, butter and jam. Not very inviting if you consider the insects and the cleanliness of the blacked tea or coffee cups and some even with pieces of food. The Wi-Fi was like not having it and should not write ' Wi-Fi included '. In fact it is a public network in other parts of South Australia, but in the hotel very slow and unstable. Any device disconnected after a few minutes from the start of use, making it impossible to load any Web site. What is even more frustrating is the error message, after a few access tests, that you have exceeded the daily connection limit. Unfortunately, we did not have the pleasure of meeting the owners even in the morning during breakfast or at check out time.
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  • On Coach Tour with 56 'seniors' - a cold, windy November day, surprised to have the Dining Room heated by a roaring wood fire, and enjoyed a magnificent Roast Dinner with 'the works' - two superbly cooked meats, with seven vegetables, delicious gravy and a range of condiments & sauces - rated by many on board as "the best Roast ever!" Friendly and efficient staff, with everyone served and 'on our way' in 90 minutes, after time to explore the riverfront and excellent historic Courthouse restoration. Well done, Heather, Allan and chef Dave!!!
  • Old courthouse has been tastefully renovated. Lots to see and read. Lovely view of the Wellington Ferry and very enjoyable afternoon tea

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