Built in the Edwardian period (circa 1900) as a large family home, Ardara House offers the grace and homeliness of a bygone era. At Ardara House guests can enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of fine Irish hospitality.
A family-run business, close to the heart of Geelong and on the beginning of the Great Ocean Road, Ardara House is an ideal place to commence an exploration of Geelong and its surf coast region.
Owners, Owen and Maureen Sharkey, and family spent four and one-half years patiently renovating and adding a personal touch to every detail of the Ardara House Bed and Breakfast . The warmth of an Irish welcome is evident in the four ample guest rooms of this Edwardian period home. It features luxurious beds and old world decor that give each room its own unique signature. All rooms are very spacious and offer the look and charm of yesteryear, but with all the modern comforts and conveniences. The ensuites also feature leadlight windows of Irish theme.
From Ardara House it is just a few minutes walk to Geelong's central Shopping Plazas, National Wool Museum, waterfront tourist park, and the Ford Discovery Museum. The Geelong Railway Station, Performing Arts Centre, Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens and Deakin University Waterfront Campus are all within a short walking distance.
Many of Geelong's finest restaurants and entertainment facilities are only a stroll away.
Awake in the morning to a continental breakfast which can be savored in the luxury of your own bedroom or if you like, in the formal dining room.
Sit back and relax in the cosy lounge, with fireplace, and enjoy a book from the private library.
Whether you are on a business trip, honeymoon, company retreat or celebrating a birthday or anniversary, the Ardara House Bed and Breakfast offers the personal attention, warmth and charm you expect.