Waurn Ponds Estate
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Waurn Ponds Estate

Deakin University Waurn Ponds 75 Pigdons Rd Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3216 Australia
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A breathtaking urban lodge, perfectly positioned within the distraction-free landscape of Deakin University's Waurn Ponds Campus. Waurn Ponds Estate just ten minutes from Geelong and wrapped in secluded undulation countryside. Waurn Ponds Estate offers 60 stylish, contemporary rooms with views On-site facilities include complimentary parking, free Wi-Fi internet, outdoor, heated swimming pool and spa, tennis courts, billiard tables, gymnasium, bicycles and walking tracks. Waurn Ponds Estate has the facilities to hold conferences and meetings for up to 180 delegates and also boasts stunning event spaces ; an ideal venue for your wedding, with superb produc and a skilled team. Waurn Ponds Estate's award winning chef offers food that is fresh, trending, ethical, sustainable, organic, seasonal and regional. Wander through the kitchen garden where you can enjoy a cocktail or a regional wine. Perfectly located within a five minute drive to Mt Dundeed Estate, where you can enjoy local and international acts in a Day On The Green, for nature based lovers, the Great Ocean Road is right on your doorstep. If that is not enough, indulge in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsulas many prestigious wineries and food venues, there is something for everyone.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Hot bath
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
Telephone
Kitchenette
Minibar
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
Russian

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Deakin University Waurn Ponds 75 Pigdons Rd Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3216 Australia
21Reviews2Q+A1Room tip

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Infinity_11 wrote a review Dec 2013
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the ideal location to stay if you are attending any 'Day On The Green concert' at The Hill Winery. Apart from being very close, the actual grounds of DMC have lovely walking tracks around a large pond, complete with ducks, birds, and other animal-life.
The small solar-heated infinity type pool was enjoyable, and the hot spa relaxing.
Room was very clean, complete with ensuite, TV and fast wi-fi (free).
Also had a lovely cooked buffet breakfast that was included in the price.
Must say the staff are very friendly, and so willing to help with anything.
Greatly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from DeakinMgntCentre, Director of Sales at Waurn Ponds Estate
Responded 10 Dec 2013
Dear Infinity_11, Thanks so much for your kind words regarding your recent stay here. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience both here and at A Day at the Green at The Hill Winery. We will certainly pass your feedback on to all staff and hope to see you here again in the future once DMC is refurbished over Summer. Take care and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, The DMC Team.
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jani1949 wrote a review June 2014
Cartagena, Colombia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our dance club have just returned from an amazing weekend at The Management Centre. What a wonderful staff. The service was 5 star. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Rene,Scott B, Paul,Scott C,Nick,Emma,Laura and Ashleigh. Hope I have not missed anyone out. Only suggestion would be a bar fridge in the rooms to make a perfect stay even more so. Thank you again
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Date of stay: June 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
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bfprice wrote a review June 2019
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Attended a business conference and Waurn Ponds Estate. What a spectacular location. Amenities are good, staff are excellent, nothing is too much trouble. Food has been consistently great. Local food and wines is also appreciated.
Wonderful place for a business event or conference
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Carina The Explorer wrote a review Feb 2015
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here as went to 'a day on the green' at Mt Duneed Estate.
The hotel is quite separate to the university buildings. It's a modern building, beautiful designed with a very relaxed feel. Many bamboo and natural materials and colours merge with the outdoor spaces. Plenty of natural light.
The foyer doesn't feel like a traditional hotel. It is a large room with different levels and many lounge areas. Two automatic espresso machines allow you to help yourself to cappuccinos or espresso any time you please. A great selection of T2 teas also available.
Rooms are on the small side but have all the comforts required. Bed was very comfortable, bathroom amenities good, a good clean feeling.
Breakfast was equivalent to a 5 star hotel. Great variety, crisp linen on tables and attentive, professional and friendly staff.
Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rowanbrown wrote a review Nov 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
WPE offers all that you could need for a meeting or conference facilities I attended last week & all the facilities were fantastic The meeting rooms are large enough but also intimate As for the catering it was 1st class from morning teas , lunch & the business dinner Food was exceptional & the staff were absolute gems Accommodation was comfortable on their well appointed rooms
Will definitely choose Waurn Ponds Estate for my next conference
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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WayneAP wrote a review Dec 2016
City of Greater Geelong, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A night out with work colleagues was held at the Waurn Ponds Estate. This venue offers excellent facilities, clean and stylish. The wait staff are excellent, well trained, unobtrusive and friendly. The finger food was wonderful, the drinks plentiful. Waurn Ponds Estate is not well known but it should be - nestled quietly behind the Deakin University in pristine surrounds - it should shout out about all that it has to offer the Geelong community.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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tonypark50 wrote a review Nov 2015
Sorell, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Attended a retreat to write a book in 48 hours with Natasa Denman and she had this location picked out for 15 people to together to learn and share this experience. What a great place - break out rooms, food lecture areas, pool and grounds all excellent. Individual double rooms were superior in maintenance and facilities .

A distance from the airport for interstate travellers but once here all is in place so you could concentrate on the outcomes.
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled on business
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Warren on the GC wrote a review Nov 2015
Gold Coast, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed a Saturday night for a nearby "Day on The Green" concert at Mt. Duneed Estate. We found front desk service excellent and highly organised. The room wasn't large (though bathroom was) but it was clean, modern, quite. Buffet breakfast wasn't expansive but still had all the basics including hot food and fruit, it hit the spot after a late night. Lots of parking. Ps we had prebooked return bus transport via 'McHarrys, pickup from the Deakin Uni campus (which is where this accommodation is), to the venue, pickup spot was an easy 20 minute walk from the room. Would highly recommend Deakin Management Centre if you need accommodation in this area.
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SjBrub wrote a review July 2015
Wellesley, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Deakin Management Centre is a clean, attractive, and peaceful place to stay nearby to Geelong, and was a great location for a conference. The meals were very good too. What made it absolutely outstanding, however, was its staff. Everyone we interacted with provided great service, and many of them went above and beyond every time.
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Andrés B wrote a review Sept 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent four days at a conference. Very nice surroundings, including walking track and gardens.
The main reason I’m reviewing is the superb food served at every meal time including morning and afternoon tea. I did not get to breakfast but the lunches and dinners are without doubt the best I’ve ever had at a conference!
Cannot recommend enough.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Catherine H asked a question Nov 2019
4 contributions4 helpful votes
What is Your availability for 30/11/20 - 1/11/20
MelbourneWazza asked a question Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions37 helpful votes
Hello, are you pet friendly? Thanks
JaseW123 wrote a tip Oct 2017
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for something with a lake view, elevated and not too far away from the common hall if you like socialising"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$331 - AU$334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Deakin Management Centre
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaCity of Greater GeelongWaurn Ponds
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waurn Ponds Estate
What are some of the property amenities at Waurn Ponds Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Waurn Ponds Estate?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Waurn Ponds Estate?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Waurn Ponds Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waurn Ponds Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Waurn Ponds Estate have airport transportation?
Yes, Waurn Ponds Estate offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waurn Ponds Estate?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Waurn Ponds Estate offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Waurn Ponds Estate accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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