$306 per night

Room2 guests
Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia
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It would be a missed opportunity if a Victorian seaside town called Port Fairy were anything less than magical. Fortunately for all involved, it’s not the case. A few short years ago it was voted “most livable town in the world,” and its historic style and splendid coastline make it tempting indeed. And Drift House just might be one of the most livable small hotels in the world — it’s not just an architectural marvel, combining a classic Victorian house with an uncompromisingly modernist addition, but it’s owned and operated by a family with a keen sense of what really matters in hospitality.

Don’t miss the “small” part: Drift House has just four suites, two in the original “bluestone” house and two in the modern addition. They’re all completely different, but all more or less equivalent in comfort, give or take a bathtub here or a fireplace there. They’re stylish but not gimmicky, and they’re substantial enough to feel more like apartments than ordinary hotel suites. And while breakfast is the entirety of the food service, it’s quite a breakfast; for lunch and dinner you’ll be only too happy to ramble around Port Fairy — perhaps on a hotel-provided cruiser bike — in search of a bite.

Text courtesy of Tablet Hotels

Modern home with Living Room, Light Hardwood Floor, Standard Layout Fireplace, and Sofa. Photo  of Drift House
Modern home with Exterior. Photo 2 of Drift House
Modern home with Outdoor and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 3 of Drift House
Modern home with Kitchen, Drop In Sink, and White Cabinet. Photo 4 of Drift House
Modern home with Exterior. Photo 5 of Drift House
Modern home with Bath Room, Light Hardwood Floor, and Freestanding Tub. Photo 6 of Drift House
Modern home with Bath Room, Ceiling Lighting, Soaking Tub, and Vessel Sink. Photo 7 of Drift House
Modern home with Doors, Swing Door Type, and Exterior. Photo 8 of Drift House
Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, and Side Yard. Photo 9 of Drift House
Modern home with Bedroom, Carpet Floor, and Bed. Photo 10 of Drift House
Modern home with Outdoor and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 11 of Drift House
Modern home with Outdoor and Side Yard. Photo 12 of Drift House
Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, and Light Hardwood Floor. Photo 13 of Drift House
Modern home with Bedroom and Bed. Photo 14 of Drift House
Modern home with Exterior and Flat RoofLine. Photo 15 of Drift House
Modern home with Bedroom and Bed. Photo 16 of Drift House
Modern home with Outdoor and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 17 of Drift House
Modern home with Exterior and Flat RoofLine. Photo 18 of Drift House
Modern home with Outdoor. Photo 19 of Drift House

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  • Martina Gemmola
  • Rhiannon Taylor for In Bed With