Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge
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Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge

603 Steels Creek Rd, Steels Creek, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775 Australia
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Boutique Lodge Room 2 - spacious rooms with private ensuite
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Continental breakfast supplied with fresh free-range eggs from the property chicken (subject to availability) Guests can bring along additional items to cook if they wish.
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5.0
#1 of 1 villa in Steels Creek
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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Araluen Boutique Accommodation is located in the magnificent Yarra Valley, 7km north of Yarra Glen. The property has 7 rooms in total - 3 luxe spa villas and a Lodge with 4 spacious lodge rooms. Each villa is self-contained with a kitchenette, lounge/dining area, large smart flat-screen TV, blue-tooth speaker, gas fireplace, large outdoor furnished balcony or elevated deck, plus more. Villa ensuites have a double spa bath, separate walk-in shower, heated floor and towel rail. The Lodge building offers four luxurious lodge rooms, each with a private newly renovated ensuite. With french doors leading into the garden the very spacious rooms also provide a television, dining table and seating. Ensuites offer a walk-in shower, vanity, heated towel rail and toilet. All rooms have king-size beds with luxury linens, split-system AC/heater, microwave oven, bar-size fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, plush bathrobes and the divine ASPAR toiletries. The Lodge also offers a delightful communal sunroom, dining, lounge and kitchenette for guest use. The space can be used for those wanting to sit, relax and watch the wildlife pass; for wedding day preparations; for intimate private dining or for small celebrations. The Lodge can be booked exclusively or individually. Continental breakfast is provided or room-only rates are available for Lodge accommodation only. The property also caters for onsite micro weddings, with the bonus of having accommodation on site. Single bookings are welcome, as well as property exclusive bookings. Free WiFi and car parking are available, as is access to a solar-heated outdoor swimming pool. The property is conveniently located near the region's renowned eateries, wineries and attractions.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Archery offsite
Bicycle tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Fireplace
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
Electric blanket
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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hannahlouey wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay here, and had everything we needed to have a very decadent, lovely weekend away in the Yarra Valley.

We stayed in a lodge room, and the rooms were spacious, clean and the check-in process was very smooth. The shower is fantastic, the bed is huge and very comfortable, and a personal favourite was the bay window with the glass roof - it felt like we had a little conservatory right in our room!

The surroundings are very peaceful, with just the sounds of the ducks in the nearby pond for company, and the scones on the weekend were a nice touch.

If you want an escape from the city to relax and unwind, then this place is a great place to do so!
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Rachel Hanson, Owner at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge
Responded 18 Jan 2021
Hi Hannah Thank you for taking the time to post your review from your recent stay in one of our Deluxe Lodge rooms. I am so pleased to read you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the beautiful glass conservatory ceiling, ideal for star gazing at night! Our newly renovated ensuites have been well received by guests thus far, particularly the beautiful large rain shower head. I am also pleased you enjoyed my scones :) Complimentary afternoon tea is something we offer every weekend for guests to enjoy. I look forward to welcoming you back to Araluen again in the future when you are needing time to relax and unwind. Warmest regards Rachel
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Abha S wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 4 nights at the Deluxe Lodge at Araluen. We were very happy with how clean, well maintained, and tastefully decorated this property was. The owner Rachel was very communicative and responded to all our requests, liaised with vendors for in-room extra packages, and ensured everything was ready for a birthday surprise for my partner. The rooms and bathroom were spacious, clean, and very comfortable. Every detail (eg; mosquito coils) were thought about and provided. The property itself is a peaceful, quiet, and lush green place with a very well maintained pool. This property is a 10-minute drive into the Yarra glen town which has great restaurants and coffees. We got takeaway many times and enjoyed dinner by the pool late at night. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Rachel Hanson, Owner at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge
Responded 3 Jan 2021
Thank you @289abhas I am so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay at Araluen. A double celebration for you - your partners birthday and seeing the new year in at Araluen. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and thrilled to read you enjoyed our Deluxe Lodge room and property so much. Thank you for also supporting many local businesses during your stay. It is much appreciated. I look forward to seeing you both back at Araluen again soon. Until then, warmest regards Rachel
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SueandDavidSydney wrote a review Oct 2022
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Araluen Boutique Villas were a delight to stay in. They provide stylish accommodation with absolute privacy even though the hosts are only a short walk away. They are extremely well equipped in all regards. The kitchen, although compact, had all the utensils needed to cook basic meals. The host, Rachel, was most accommodating, allowing us to charge our EV, organising our washing and providing local eating advice. Rachel was always attentive and prompt in replying to our enquiries. The villas have all that is required for a relaxing sojourn, and we really appreciated staying in this modern, clean lined accommodation, with its restful views.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rachel Hanson, Owner at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge
Responded 30 Oct 2022
Thank you Sue and David It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in one of our Hillside Spa Villas. Thought you might like to know that the local Council this week is installing EV charges in Yarra Glen main street! More options for when you next visit. We hope the rest of your road trip went well and you avoided the rain. Neil and I look for hopefully welcoming you back to Araluen again in the future. Warmest regards rachel Rachel & Neil Hanson
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Susan M wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here with my husband after my best friend's wedding. The hotel room was absolutely beautiful. Very spacious room, nicely decorated. However, the best part was the food! There was a big milk and juice in the room, eggs (and an egg poaching machine), a whole loaf of bread, spreads, yogurt, tea, and coffee. I am used to getting a nice spread in country rooms. However, this was next level. It was all ready and waiting for us in our room. It was really nice to have a sleep in and then leisurely make breakfast in the morning and eat it in bed. A real treat.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There was a skylight in the room. I’d suggest bringing an eye mask for light sensitive sleepers.
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Response from AraluenBoutiqueAccom, Owner at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Hi SusanmD2783BF Thank you so much for your wonderful review regarding your recent stay in our Lodge. It's so lovely to read that you enjoyed our hearty continental breakfast, with a few extras! I have tried a variety of breakfast items over the years, so I am pleased to read that you enjoyed it so much and were also able to have breakie in bed. Perfect! I hope to see you back at Araluen again soon. Kindest regards Rachel
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Sarah B wrote a review May 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a stunning getaway! My husband and I came to Araluen for a secluded weekend away. Rachel was excellent at communicating with us and every detail had been carefully considered from arrival to departure - from the super comfortable bed, to the fluffy towels, the deepest spa bath I've ever seen, the generous breakfast supplies (yoghurt, fresh bread, eggs, orange juice etc) to the beautiful view of the Yarra Valley, complete with sunny balcony and outdoor seating. The location is an easy drive from Melbourne and only 7 minutes from Yarra Glen with access to great food and nearby wineries and walking trails. We really enjoyed our lovely luxurious getaway which was just what we needed. We feel like we have been away for much longer than a weekend and thoroughly recommend Araluen to anyone looking for a wonderful getaway.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rachel Hanson, Owner at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge
Responded 4 June 2020
Hi @SarahB WOW, what a wonderful review! Thank you so much. I am so thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Araluen in one of our Hilltop Spa Villas and we were able to provide everything you were looking for, for a luxurious romantic getaway. I hope to see you both back again very soon. Thanks again. Warmest regards Rachel
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Tigerbails wrote a review Feb 2021
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Set in the gorgeous Yarra Valley within the renowned Victorian wine region, this beautifully appointed accommodation was absolutely delightful. Rooms were immaculate and we enjoyed the serenity and the ammenities which included a large swimming pool and scenic views spread over 3 acres. Our hosts Rachael and Neil made us feel very welcome and we thank them most sincerely for making our stay such a pleasant one.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Rachel Hanson, Owner at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge
Responded 16 Feb 2021
Thank you @ Tigerbails We thoroughly enjoyed having you and your group stay with us and appreciate you taking the time to post this review. We are so pleased to read you loved our property and facilities. We look forward to seeing the group or yourselves with family back at Araluen soon. Until then, Warmest regards Rachel & Neil
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Jason wrote a review Oct 2022
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the Hillside Villa for two nights to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and could not have made a better choice for such a special occasion! Set in a stunning tranquil setting, the villa was beautiful with all the amenities and special little touches that made for an unforgettable experience. The cosy villa has everything - super comfortable bed & pillows, modern bathroom with generous sized spa bath & walk in shower (plus heated floors & towel rails), gas log fireplace (so cosy on a cold night) or air conditioning for warmer weather, Large smart TV, Bluetooth speaker to play your own music & comfy lounge, dining table for 2, kitchenette with dishwasher, fridge & Nespresso coffee maker (plus all cutlery/utensils you need - including continental breakfast supplies). Walk onto the front deck and you overlook the billabong with recliner chairs to lay back, relax and take it all in. The weather was magnificent, and we thoroughly enjoyed this outdoor area to chill out, enjoy a glass of wine and cook our dinner on the hooded BBQ on the deck. There's a walking track directly opposite that follows the road and makes for a beautiful morning stroll, The location is only a short 5-10 min drive to the township of Yarra Glen and similar to numerous wineries so you really don't have to venture far to experience all that the Yarra Valley has to offer once you settle into this little hidden gem. The communication with the hosts (Rachel & Neil) was excellent and they really do take care of every little touch to make it a special place to stay. We took advantage of the offer to book 2 x 90min relaxation massages (at additional cost) which Rachel arranged for the day we arrived and that was simply the perfect way to unwind and start our stay. We could not rate or recommend this place more highly and know you will not be disappointed! Thank you to our hosts Rachel & Neil, we loved our stay and will be coming back and referring you to family and friends which is the best compliment we could ever give!
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Our stay was in the hillside villa 1
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Response from Rachel Hanson, Owner at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2022
Hi Jason and Natalie Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post this fantastically detailed review about your recent stay in one of our Hillside Spa Villas. WOW, what a way to celebrate such a beautiful milestone in the Yarra Valley. I am so delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and we were able to deliver on so many levels. I am so thrilled you found our hidden slice of heaven and we look forward to seeing you back again soon. Don't forget to take advantage of our return guest 10% discount. Until then, Warmest regards Rachel
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tinalaudani wrote a review Apr 2020
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for my birthday the hosts was just friendly and polite very helpful . We had a lovely villa very clean fresh bed comfortable . Close and convenient to all the wineries . Breakfast hamper was great fresh laid eggs . All in all perfect .
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Rachel Hanson, Owner at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge
Responded 21 Apr 2020
Hi Tina I am so pleased that we, and Araluen could be part of your recent birthday celebrations and that your stay was perfect for you. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I look forward to seeing you back at Araluen again in the future. Kind regards Rachel
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Linda C wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights at Araluen when we came down to the Yarra Valley for a wedding and it was amazing. We booked 3 rooms among our family and friends. Our host Rachel has mastered that fine art of letting you feel like you have the whole place to yourself and being available when you need something. The rooms were well equipped with fresh breakfast supplies as well as a breakfast table. The views and gardens through our private French doors were lovely and the whole property has a beautiful, peaceful feeling to it.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AraluenBoutiqueAccom, Owner at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Thank you Departure49502 for such a lovely review. I am so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Araluen and I was able to cater for all your needs. I hope to see you back again soon to enjoy the Yarra Valley. Kindest regards Rachel
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Ian D wrote a review Mar 2021
Kew, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As far as B & B's go this is probably the best presented property that I have stayed at, anywhere in the world. The quality of the facility and fit-out is outstanding. The location tranquil (we stayed in the most northern villa) and the hospitality friendly but unobtrusive. Other properties have a greater supply of breakfast offerings but the Araluen offering was sufficient in quantity and high in quality.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Rachel Hanson, Owner at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge
Responded 11 Apr 2021
WOW, what an amazing compliment to receive. Thank you Ian I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Araluen. With an airline industry background, I strive to deliver the best product and service for our guests. I am so humbled when it is acknowledged. I hope to see you back at Araluen in the future. Until then, warmest regards Rachel
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David C wrote a tip Mar 2024
Melbourne, Australia308 contributions88 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask Rachel or Neil for Georginas contact details to drive you around."
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Jason wrote a tip Feb 2024
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia39 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Villa accommodation is perfect for a couple"
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Rachel W wrote a tip Aug 2023
Tecoma, Australia28 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great wineries and restaurants nearby including Balgownie, Immerse Cafe and Acacia Ridge."
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Paul77C wrote a tip May 2023
Camberwell, Australia16 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We didn’t visit the Hillside Villas but it looked like their parking area might be a fair distance from them, if an issue worth checking."
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irvven wrote a tip Mar 2023
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just enjoy everything they have to offer, Have a walk around the place and don't forget to bring your swimming costume."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$223 - AU$287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
araluen hotel yarra glen
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaYarra ValleyYarra GlenSteels Creek
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery (5.8 km), Alowyn Gardens (5.3 km), and Yarra Glen Adventure Playground, McKenzie Reserve (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Immerse in the Yarra Valley, De Bortoli Family Winemakers, and Divino Ristorante at Mandala Wines.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Steels Creek.
Are there any historical sites close to Araluen Boutique Accommodation - Villas & Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Maroondah Aqueduct (15.5 km).