We stayed over two nights as a gift from my sister - who checked prior as to family friendliness. For over $700, we got one of the hotel’s rooms - tired, totally devoid of character, but fine. Breakfast is from 7.30am on the weekend - so late for kids. No lunch served at the hotel at all - when the staff were asked whether the Golf Course Clubhouse directly opposite had anything suitable, they said ‘they wouldn’t know’ (luckily they did - such lovely staff in there). The Lodge is isolated if you don’t have a car (my husband took ours to a bike race, so we were stuck). We were told by the staff to just get room service - the menu for which features no kid options (lucky my son likes lamb kofta!) We asked that our room be cleaned while we were out - we were told that departing guest rooms would be first but they would ask the staff to attend if possible (we checked, they didn’t). Our keys were changed over after day one - three times the new keys failed to work. I seriously don’t know why anyone would stay here - particularly at that price - unless they are a total golf nut. We have stayed at lots of hotels with our child, even quite adult ones (for instance traditional inns in Japan) have been more child-friendly than Yarra Valley Lodge. The whole place looks tired and the staff need some energy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Positioned at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley Lodge is a world class resort offering guests total luxury, surrounded by two championship golf courses. Take advantage of the hotels location on the doorstep to over 100 wineries. Exuding the warmth and timeless appeal of a private lodge, 102 spacious and superbly appointed guest rooms and conference rooms await you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sebel Heritage Yarra Valley Hotel Chirnside Park
- Sebel Heritage Yarra Valley Melbourne