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Lake House

4 King St, Daylesford, Victoria 3460 Australia
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#1 of 6 hotels in Daylesford
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Lake House sits on the shores of Lake Daylesford 80 minutes from Melbourne. 35 Rooms and Suites are either in a courtyard setting or overlooking the lake shore. The 2 Chef Hat restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine paying homage to the region's excellent seasonal produce and is matched with an award winning 10,000 bottle cellar. Guests may like to have a hit of tennis followed by tea and refreshments in the tennis pavilion, a glass of wine by the open fire in the Argyle Library Bar. Given the opportunity to explore the gardens guests will come upon the Kitchen Garden, a myriad of sculptures and artwork from many of the region's top artists, extensive outdoor terraces overlooking the lake shore and established country gardens with everything from koala loved stringy barks to lilac, Daphne, quince, plum and apple trees. The Salus Day Spa is an oasis of tranquility and offers guests an indulgent way to "take to the waters" with all manner of hydrotherapy on offer. Two tree house cabins overlook Lake Daylesford and house hot mineral water tubs - bliss.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Fishing
Taxi service
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Massage
Steam room
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Arabic and 4 more
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Jet66395137654 wrote a review Mar 2024
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UNDERWHEMING experience from the moment we arrived. It is not a 2-hat restaurant, massage was not what advertised nor worth the price tag. Wait staff were rude, meals average. O expected to be overwhelmed with what it costed for 3 nights. Will not go back and do not recommend. Save your money, go elsewhere.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not at all worth the price you pay. Wait staff were rude, meals were average, definitely not a...
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Jonathan Bryant wrote a review June 2023
Sydney, Australia429 contributions133 helpful votes
What a lovely country hotel. A beautiful room with a lovely bathroom and a super comfortable bed with a gorgeous view over the lake. Very well furnished. The grounds and common areas are very well looked after. All the staff we encountered were polite, friendly and very professional. Breakfast and particularly dinner was superb. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Houlihan2 wrote a review Apr 2023
Melbourne, Australia815 contributions286 helpful votes
During our weekend gourmet escape, I visited the Lake House Spa for a massage. Extraordinary - luxury - complete relaxation. I had the best, most beneficially therapeutic, relaxing massage I have ever had anywhere in the world. Lake House Spa was something very special. Thank you so much, Michael.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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The Plodding Historian wrote a review Mar 2023
Canberra, Australia26 contributions4 helpful votes
I ventured to Daylesford for my, what I call, F-wording Fabulous 50th based on finding a French restaurant during a Google search. I booked an experience at the Lake House Spa and upon the recommendation of a friend, booked in for lunch at the Lake House Restaurant as well. The spa experience was absolutely divine and led me to book in for two more spa experiences during my stay. The restaurant was also absolutely perfect! The food was delicious, the 'I Am Ruby' cocktail heavenly and the experience all-round, just perfect. And my love for the magicians in the Lake House Spa... They have all been absolutely wonderful! I look forward to returning to Daylesford and enjoying all the Lake House has to offer once again.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Spa, restaurant, gorgeous views, excellent service
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Daphne O wrote a review Jan 2023
Sydney, Australia102 contributions75 helpful votes
Excellent experience from booking to checking out! Highly recommend. My daughter and I stayed at Lake House in mid December. Booking prices was smooth,subsequent communication regular and clear. Our 4course dinner was wonderful - quality outstanding with all menu options enticing. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. Ambience is gracious and innovative, especially featured lighting installations with beautiful Christmas decorations added.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We were disappointed to find that lunch at Lake House the affiliated Wombat Cafe is only...
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MyrtleWiltshire wrote a review Dec 2022
Devizes, United Kingdom475 contributions262 helpful votes
We loved our 3 night stay, both the hotel itself and the environs. Daylesford is a delightful small town with many historic buildings, just a short walk from the hotel. Our beautiful suite had a view over the small lake (first floor) and a lovely big balcony from which to enjoy the view and the peace. The food was excellent, our package included dinner in the restaurant 2 nights and in our room on 1 night. The restaurant food was very sophisticated, the dinner in the room more homely.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Millionsmiles wrote a review Oct 2022
Bensville, Australia68 contributions16 helpful votes
We attended for 3 days with visitors from California, WA,VIC and NSW. In the lead up to our event our events coordinator Ella provided an extremly high level of service and advice, guiding us through a range of options for our conference room, dining options and local points of interest. Upon arrival we were greeted with a welcome drink and all shown to our delightful rooms. The rooms are tastfully and sumptuously appointed are not the largest but they have a wonderful balcony with views to the lake. Due to the cold weather the heated bath room floors were a welcome surprise. Our conference room of day one was upgraded to teh Lake room. Thank you Ella. Dinning for the first two nights of our stay were in the Private Cellar room, which if you have a larger party I would higly recommend for the intimacy ,atmoshpere and service. Our server , Mary, was extremely attentive yet discrete . The wine selection is simply staggering. Our first night was a 3 course shared platter . Highlights were the Cofit kig trout salad- out of this world . Our second night had a high bar to meet - we should not have doubted the chef and the team. A four course menue that included Spencer Gulf King fish, Frazer Island Spaner crab, seaweed enriched Koshihikari rice,Black Bershire pork loin and Azelia chocolate mose for desert. On day two of our conference we all took advantage of a break out to tour the Dairy Flat Farm for a paddock to plate experience which is complimentary for guests. Highly recommended and informative. Setting us up for our final nights dinner in the the main restaurant. Again we felt that we had already reached PEAK LAKE HOUSE. We were wrong. The five course tasing menu was simply sublime, almost beyond words. Almost every plate included ingrediants sourced via their own farm. We also took advantage of their wine recommendations for each course , each of which were perfect. Several food highlight, Sher 9+ wagu with spring onion,hoseradish,purple sprouting broccoli 7 balck garlic. Billat-Savarin -truley amazing and the desert cresendo - The Apple . Do not miss this.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Top level lodges facing the lake have lovely high vaulted ceilings
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Teow Y wrote a review Sept 2022
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions4 helpful votes
Setting of the restaurant is unique. Right next to a lake. Diners can choose to sit indoors or outdoors. Menu is limited and prices are of the high end. Quality id chef quality and quantity is not enough for big eaters.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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olivedarcy wrote a review Aug 2022
Melbourne, Australia393 contributions29 helpful votes
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I stayed for 2 nights in December 2021 in a Waterfront Pool studio. We booked a "Gourmet Escape" package which included dinner in the Lake House restaurant one night, and dinner served in our room the other night. The pool studios are beautifully decorated. I would recommend staying in one on the upper level, as those that are on ground floor directly facing out to the pool are much less private. It was lovely to sit out on the balcony which has an overview of the lake, to read and enjoy a drink. The bathroom supplies are Elemis and the heated flooring in the bathroom was a bonus. The minibar is complimentary which was great, they use local beverages which is a nice touch. The pool itself was heated to a lovely temperature, which was great as on the first day of our arrival the temperature was a brisk 16 degrees (in December!) and yet we could still enjoy a swim. There are limited chairs around the pool, and it was quite a busy area on the next day when the weather warmed up. Our meal at the Lake House restaurant was superb, and the dinner served in our room on the second night was absolutely plentiful, we were so full. The breakfast daily was tasty but a little boring - cereals and pastries, toasts and spreads were available to help yourself, and you could order a hot dish off the menu but the options were a bit limited. I would happily stay again it was very worth the $!!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Patricia G wrote a review July 2022
Australia83 contributions80 helpful votes
We stayed in a Lodge Studio which was beautifully decorated and well appointed. Every comfort is anticipated and catered for. On finer days, it has a private verandah for outdoor relaxation. The bed was extremely comfortable and the small sitting area with window seat is great for a bit of down time. The bathroom is modern and spacious with the luxury of a heated floor. Breakfast in the dining room overlooking the lake is a treat and the cooked choices were varied and excellent. The added bonus is the spacious and cosy library/sitting room where coffee and/or drinks can be served beside a cosy fireplace. We had the four course dinner which was delicious and delicate and delicious. All staff are friendly and accommodating and all service, including room maintenance, was exceptional. We can't recommend the Lake House highly enough. One point which we did note that the hedge on either side of the guests' carpark to exit onto the back road is really dangerous. It's impossible to see cars coming from both left and right. There's a mirror opposite but it's of little assistance. The hedge needs to be taken back to widen the exit.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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AU$340 - AU$794 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake House
Which popular attractions are close to Lake House?
Nearby attractions include Lake Daylesford (0.3 km), Convent Gallery (1.1 km), and The Amazing Mill Markets (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Lake House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Lake House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taj Mahal Authentic Indian Restaurant, Pancho, and Lake House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lake House?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Lake House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Daylesford.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lake House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Lake House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lake House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, and Hindi.