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Rustic Refuge Guesthouse

5 Myra Ct, Kalorama, Victoria 3766 Australia
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly bed and breakfast in Kalorama, look no further than Rustic Refuge Guesthouse.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning and a kitchenette, and you can stay connected during your stay as Rustic Refuge Guesthouse offers guests free wifi.

The bed and breakfast features a picnic area and outdoor furniture. Plus, Rustic Refuge Guesthouse offers a hot tub and a lounge, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While staying at Rustic Refuge Guesthouse, you may want to check out Destiny Point Cafe (0.7 mi) which is a short walk away.

If you are interested in exploring Kalorama, check out a garden, such as Karwarra Australian Plant Garden.

The staff at Rustic Refuge Guesthouse looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Leigh M wrote a review June 2023
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This place was well below standard and we felt mislead by the reviews. House was cluttered and very personalized. Our room was dusty in places, very cramped, and the towels and bed linen appeared quite old. The tiny TV in the room (about 20cm) was hard to watch. The complimentary breakfast included frozen Helga's bread at the end of the loaf (about 2-3 end slices for us). The rest of the house was quite cold, I was hoping for cosy accommodation. The location was out of the way, and everywhere was a drive back up the mountain café, shops, pub etc. I would avoid this place.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GerryEllen wrote a review May 2023
Australia40 contributions59 helpful votes
What a great little place this is. 5 rooms only with three having a shared bathroom and two with their own which is what we had, Cost a little more but still well below lesser offerings in the area There is a well equipped and very well stocked kitchen and two fabulous London Club style lounges with big screen TVs and Chesterfield seating - just beautiful. It is very quiet and a little out of the way but a few minutes drive sees you back in Kalorama. You can get pizza delivered form Big Al's - cheap, punctual delivery and not a bad pizza at all - thanks Big Al. Check time can be as late as 11.30am - a nice touch. The host is a lovely chap who is incredibly helpful. We intend to go back just for the fun of it.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Peter M wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom1438 contributions271 helpful votes
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Driving around the mountains and decided to stay over.. Found this and thought we would give it a go!! Booked on the net and arrived around 16:30... we kinda checked in and sat on the terrace with a coffee... Super peaceful and great location!! Chilled for an hour or so then Rod the owner came in.. very polite and helpful.. gave a good recommendation for dinner too! Great set up in this place, the upstairs is for guests... 5 bedrooms 1 lounge 1 kitchen 1 loo 1 bathroom and a huge terrace... We were left alone with a fridge full of food for brekky and heaps of coffee tea milk etc. WiFi was great too Rooms comfortable and TV on the walk.. Overall a different experience.. but I really enjoyed and recommend.. And I would visit again 😉
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nadia wrote a review June 2018
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Beatiful place, quiet, relaxing and full of details. A very special house in the middle o nature. Excellent attention. Clean and tidy. Accesible price. Is the kind of site that you love and have to go back. Lovely refuge!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Lovely view
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Car0lyn68 wrote a review Mar 2018
Bendigo, Australia7 contributions3 helpful votes
A friend and I recently stayed at Rustic Refuge Retreat for a special birthday. Rod was a great host. Attention to detail was fantastic, breakfast supplies amazing, comfy beds and pillows. Beautiful house...and very reasonably priced. Thanks for a great stay, would love to come back!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Judy21Australia wrote a review Oct 2017
Keilor, Australia129 contributions108 helpful votes
We spent a Saturday night here as a group of three couples and had a great evening. Host was welcoming and friendly. We all occupied the three rooms that had no ensuite, hence we used the shared bathroom. We had use of two toilets so that was no problem. The ensuite bedroom was occupied by another couple who were very friendly and we all enjoyed a chat together. House was located in a lovely quiet court and was within walking distance to Olinda falls. In the evening we stayed in and cooked a barbecue on the balcony. When it got too chilly to sit outside we enjoyed sitting in the lounge room in front of the open fire. Provisions were provided for us to cook our own breakfast so there was no pressure to rise at a certain time. All in all it was a lovely home in a lovely location and it suited our needs for a 'catch up' with our friends.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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malcolmwhittle10 wrote a review May 2017
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions11 helpful votes
Hidden well back from the tourist road, it is in a quiet valley, with an outlook over the natural forest. Single rooms are let in a converted, large house, some with shared bathroom facilities, one with on suite. Kitchen, lounge and reading room are all shared, with the bedrooms at one end. Delightful, period furniture, open fire, comfortable furniture to relax in, and ample food choices for breakfast. We stayed in the King room, which was a little small, but adequate. It has the on suite, with an adequate but not overly large shower, a king size 4 poster bed, that was comfortable. The negative was the shared bathroom facilities for rooms other than the King room, and the kitchen and living areas being common areas for all guests. Not a major problem, depending on who you are sharing the house with!
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eric H wrote a review Feb 2017
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We had a lovely time at the Rustic Retreat - Rod is a friendly and easy going host. The house is full of pretty objets d'art, the beds are comfortable, the rooms well-equipped, the spa warm and the view from the verandah beautiful - and all this in the tranquil majesty of the Dandenong ranges. We'll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Adrian Day wrote a review Feb 2017
Bega, Australia80 contributions10 helpful votes
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then look no further. If you want all the mod cons with some history, then this works beautifully. I did find the rooms a little cluttered but all in all a great location. Will visit again.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MerridyMallen wrote a review Dec 2016
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5 rooms + large communal bathroom. 2 toilets. Room 3 is only one with an en-suite bathroom. 10 bottles of shampoo & 5 soaps!! Tiny rooms. Lots of antique clutter. 3 chairs + old dresser + glass table in room. Fridge in each room. Toaster, kettle, electric frypan, steamer, microwave & water jug. No work bench. No plates or cutlery in room. Suspended power board. Don't need all these appliances as there is a large fully-equiped kitchen just down the passage! Rooms need a wash & vacuum. Surplus clutter stored under the bed! Lots of food in the pantry, fridge & freezer. (Check use-by dates.) Breakfast on the balcony or in large dining room lounge. Separate lounge with open fireplace. Spa. Friendly reception by owner + shown all amenities. Dogs barked for 2 hours on first night. Had to phone owner @ 10pm. He returned home and took them inside.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rustic Refuge Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Rustic Refuge Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include William Ricketts Sanctuary (1.4 km), Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (2.7 km), and Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rustic Refuge Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at Rustic Refuge Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Rustic Refuge Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rustic Refuge Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pig & Whistle Tavern, Hutch & Co, and Olinda Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rustic Refuge Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Rustic Refuge Guesthouse have airport transportation?
Yes, Rustic Refuge Guesthouse offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Rustic Refuge Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting William Ricketts Sanctuary (1.4 km).