Don’t Robe Yourself of the Opportunity to Stay at One of SA’s Best Seaside Towns

An image showing an ariel view of the town of Robe, SA.

Are you in need of a little coastal getaway? Look no further than the charming town of Robe in South Australia.

Situated halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide, the town is a great spot for a stopover but, thanks to its historic buildings, beautiful beaches, great fishing opportunities, and plenty of scenic walks, Robe has become a destination in and of itself.

The picturesque seaside town sits on the shores of Guichen Bay along the stunning South Australian Limestone Coast. As such, it’s surrounded by sparkling aquamarine on three sides and boasts incredible seafood, local wines, and beautiful bushland. The town is also home to a number of interesting attractions, including the Robe Customs House and the Obelisk.

When looking for a place to rest your head after a hard day of soaking in the scenery, Robe also offers unique and stylish places to stay From cozy bed and breakfasts to luxurious holiday homes, there’s an option for every taste and budget.

So, grab your bags and get ready to indulge in the ultimate Robe experience because we’ve got you covered with our top picks for the most unforgettable stays in town.

The Best Accommodation in Robe

With a population of just 1,500 or so, the town of Robe is a quaint little getaway that somehow manages to accommodate 15,000 tourists and seasonal workers during its high season.

As such, the town is dotted with motels, tourist parks, and other self-contained or camping options. However, here we’re going to dish on the more upmarket stays that Robe has to offer.

Image showing the Robe House accommodation in Robe, SA.
Image: Robe House

First up is Robe House, the most historic site in the area. Robe House was the first building to be constructed in Robe, way back in 1847. Originally the governor’s house, Robe House is of quarried sandstone heritage design with high, vaulted ceilings. It has five apartments to choose from, each with access to the wide verandah, cottage garden, and self-contained kitchens where breakfast supplies are provided. Truly a classic Robe accommodation option.

Robe Terraces accommodation in Robe, SA.
Image: Robe Terraces

Robe Terraces is another historic stay that showcases the rich history of the region. Set into the hillside, these heritage Victorian houses have been lovingly restored by their owner, architect Tim Rogers. Just 100 metres from the beach, they open onto historic Smillie Street in the heart of the old town and each apartment is themed in a distinct artistic style.

Wright's Bay House accommodation in Robe, SA.
Image: Wrights Bay House

Slightly further afield you have the coastal living dream getaway of Wrights Bay House. A 10-minute drive north of the town of Robe, the house sits on 10 acres with sweeping views of Wrights bay and can accommodate nine people across its four bedrooms. Perfect for a family or group holiday, Wrights Bay House comes with its own private beach and is ideally located near the region’s wineries and breweries.

As if you couldn’t get closer to the beach, the accommodation options at San Danci are just 80 steps from the water. The Villa San Danci and the San Danci apartment are great options for an ocean escape while being more centrally located than the above. Newly renovated, the San Danci homes are modern, light, and airy with views of the beach that are entirely self-contained.

The Grey Masts accommodation in Robe, SA.
Image: Grey Masts

In a similar vein, you also have Grey Masts which boast two options in the form of the Grey Masts Beach House and the Grey Masts Snug. This is another beautiful sandstone heritage listing dating from the mid-19th century and can sleep 10 while seating 18 around its large dining table. Both are cosy and warm, with The Snug an ideal choice for a couple or a small family and The Beach House a better bet for a larger gathering.

Ann’s Place is another boutique bed and breakfast offering that makes for a great stopover or a longer stay. The 3-star accommodation is just a five-minute walk to the iconic Robe Lighthouse and breakfast is served in the guest lounge which overlooks Guichen Bay. George and Ann Murphy pride themselves on their hospitality and service and you won’t find a better place in town to be looked after.

Caldonian Inn accommodation in Robe, SA
Image: Caledonian Inn

Finally, if sampling some of the best beverages the region has on offer is high up on your list of priorities, you’ll want to check out the historic Caledonian Inn. And, if you think you might struggle to walk home afterwards, the Inn offers accommodation in the form of its self-contained cottages as well as its private, self-contained three-bedder at the edge of town. Even better, the Inn has rooms on-site as well, meaning you’ll just have to climb the stairs to get to bed after a long evening of enjoying the local cuisine.

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