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Melbourne
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Stayed at Araluen three times over four years and it never fails to please. Was shocked to read the negative reviews, Araluen isn't a budget motel, but is excellent value for the excellent quality. Furnishings are superb, the breakfast ticks all the boxes and the spa is lovely (with a great headrest). Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Araluen for a romantic... More 

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2 Thank Jill H
Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2013

Leaving Sydney city life on a solo relaxation holiday I chose Araluen Lodge in the Yarra Valley. What a choice to make, I arrived to a warming welcome from host Gretha and Tim and showed my room. The food was incredible, the landscapes even better and the lounging by the pool complete with forrest like background. Greta kindly organised a... More 

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1 Thank Shannon E
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013

My husband and I traveled around Australia for our honeymoon and Araluen Lodge was our favourite experience of the trip. Our lovely host Greta was very welcoming and the villas were cozy with phenomenal views. Our day trips to the local wineries proved also to be wonderful, my husband is a sommelier and truly was in heaven.

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4 Thank Deborah N
Wagga Wagga, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Hi Gretha, Thanks to you and Tim for your hospitality over the last couple of nights. We really enjoyed it all and congratulate you on the excellent standard of accommodation and experience that you have created. We had a good trip back and now back to normality with three teenagers!! We will definitely recommend you to friends. Cheers Andrew Crakanthorp

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2 Thank AndrewCrakas
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2012

We stayed for a couple of nights in one of the villas. It was perfect for the two of us and had everything we could want for. The spa bath was fantastic and the outlook picturesque. We had never been to the Yarra Valley before and thought it was great. The accommodation was close to everything but secluded enough to... More 

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2 Thank kazandandrew
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2012

We stayed here on valentines day, found it via lastminutedeals.com. Greta arranged a balloon flight followed by champagne breakfast the following day. Beautiful b and b, clean room, vast amount of amenities, beautifully set gardens etc. The balloon flight was quiet early so we left at 4am, 1 hour bus ride, awesome breathtaking hour balloon flight followed by a delicious... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 May 2012 via mobile

I have never come across such an appalling host! We had a voucher to redeem which we did not even get to use as she refused to honour the terms and conditions she had stated on the voucher. She yelled at me and made it very clear that she did not care what was on voucher. She is the most... More 

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32 Thank Belinda03
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2011

We had the pleasure of staying at Araluen Lodge for two nights in one of their beautiful Villa's, these Villa' are 5 star they have everything you need for a very relaxing time away. Comfortable bed, stunning views a nespresso machine having coffee on the balcony Unfortunatley the weather wasn't the best but it did not stop us from enjoying... More 

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3 Thank Bluetina64
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2011

Araluen Lodge is a great way to escape a busy life for a night. We really enojoyed our night away. As a new couple it was our first night away together. With a lovely finished apartment featuring stunning views, luxury sheet on a comfortable bed, an expresso machine & a great spa. Araluen lodge has looked after every detail including... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2011

On arrival the air conditioning had packed up it was so hot the complimentary choc's had melted.We were moved eventually to a garden room which was far smaller than the one we had booked,but it was cooler.As for the so called gourmet breakfast provisions that supposed to have been replenshed daily,this did not happen along with our room not being... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Araluen Villas are set in the heart of the magnificent Yarra Valley with stunning views over the Valley, with internet, fireplace, King bed with ensuite and double spa, heated flooring and towel rails, TV/DVD, Bose sound system with music library, full kitchen, nespresso machine, breakfast hamper and a bottle of French Champagne. All within close proximity of wineries, galleries, boutique shops in the heart of the Yarra Valley. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Araluen Lodge

Address: 603 Steels Creek Rd, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Yarra Valley > Yarra Glen
Price Range: $283 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Araluen Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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