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Credo Cottages

1590 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788 Australia
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Coffee shop
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Spa
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Edward B wrote a review May 2019
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First of all, this place was excellent!!! I was looking at previous 2017/2018 reviews and was quite surprised to see some negative comments (and some very interesting too). Current prospective stayers, you can confidently ignore those reviews. Look, because i'm an idiot with a stupid sense of humour, i was tempted to write something like: "Oh my god, we got here and there was blood on the walls and we couldn't access the fire place due to these weird twin girls on tricycles refusing to move out of the way. Woke up at 2am to the sound of someone in the bathroom screaming the angelic enochian alphabet (backwards), then heard a tiger running through the lounge room at 3.45am. Tried to use the hot tub in the morning but it seemed that a pterodactyl had ripped it out. Tried calling the owner and he ended up being the dude in the bathroom. Awkward." But no, notwithstanding my idiocy, I do expect quality in accomodation and here's the actual deal with this place. The rooms were clean and tidy, there was no bad odours at all, and the hot tub was fully operational and ready to use. We walked in and it was toasty warm and inviting. Plenty of kitchen utensils, cutlery crockery glassware and mugs. All clean. Salt and pepper and small carton of milk provided. The spa bath was clean and ready, although we didn't use it. Air con worked just fine. Fire place was stacked and ready, and worked very well when used. We took our 3 small dogs with us. Great option for pet friendly accomodation. Voucher for breakfast provided and discount for lunch and dinner at Ranges. We saw Alan, the owner at Ranges and he seemed busy with business, motivated and friendly. Didn't disturb him so thanks Alan for having us. We'll be back.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ebony4444 wrote a review Feb 2019
Seaholme, Australia90 contributions15 helpful votes
We had a good stay at this accommodation but trouble with our booking . Be careful booking through booking.com because we paid extra for the single story accommodation with the spa on the back deck, but got the two story accommodation with no outdoor spa . I was quite upset because we had an elderly person with us and my partner is on crutches. We were still charged the extra $50. So just be mindful if you want the single story maybe book directly through the property . The plus’s are Credo cottages are walking distance to Olinda shops, cafes etc and all you need is in the units . The only negative is it would be nice if there was milk in the fridge to make a cuppa to start off your stay . Everywhere else we go there is always milk . For $400 a night it would be a nice touch . At least you get a $45 breakfast voucher which covered two of us .
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lovetworoam wrote a review Mar 2018
Whangarei146 contributions71 helpful votes
We had a fabulous couple of days at Credo Cottages, we stayed in the 3 bed cottage it was absolutely gorgeous it even had a spa pool The cockatoos and native parrots were beautiful. We were also given breakfast vouchers to Rangers restaurant it was delicious. This was a great spot we were attending a wedding at the Sky High at the top of the Dandenongs only a few minutes away by cab. It is only a short walk into the lovely wee town of Olinda with a number of places to eat and a an amazing wine shop nearly next door. The owners couldn’t have been more obliging.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We loved the 3 bed cottage
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haileym29@hotmail.com wrote a review Oct 2017
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
When we rocked up, we were not sure which cottage we were staying in as neither was marked and no signage at the front. After a quick call to the Owner we were told Credo 3 was where we were staying. When we entered it had a modern feel to it and very clean although i could pick up on a old haunted house smell which i mentioned to my partner. Whilst in the bathroom and getting ready to head out for tea the toilet flushed on its own. We returned to a warm and clean Jacuzzi and had a pleasant night with the open fire place also (didn't get a chance to light it'.) In the early hours of the morning i heard heavy boot foot steps on the verandah which kept me awake for most of the morning! Had a lovely breakky at the cafe which was nice! There is a sewage smell still and this place does seem to have some unwanted visitors now seeing a few other people have mentioned the same thing which i passed off as maybe some random walking around wasted.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hotpies75 wrote a review June 2017
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions2 helpful votes
Very Modern and well appointed cottages, very pricey at $595 for one night, the tv was on the blink kept losing signal , the ducted heater was blowing pieces of the aluminium ductwork out through the vents and the cups in the cupboard were dirty from previous tenants. The fireplace was a nice feature ensure the flap in the chimney is open or you will never be able to keep the fire lit! Created a nice ambience in the cottage but bring firelighters with you and extra newspaper to get it going!
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sam S wrote a review Oct 2016
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Stayed at Credo cottage 3 (I believe, the 2 storey cottage) & are overall quite disappointed in the quality. As soon as you open the door there is a terrible smell that thankfully fades as you go up the stairs, whilst I understand & appreciate that most people staying in the area may go out to local eateries for dinner, we were a bit frustrated with the lack of kitchen utensils etc. The decor of the cottage is quite outdated & masculine. I appreciate it would have been lovely & modern when redecorated but feel as though it really needs to be updated. The main thing that really bothered me is that I decided to have a spa bath, filled the bath & turned on the jets only for rust to fill up the bath & make it unusable, this was made worse by the fact that we were then out of hot water so couldn't refill & have a normal bath. The jets themselves are badly maintained & rusting, surprisingly so as the spa looks quite new. Lastly.. If you stay here be prepared to feel very unsettled! One night my husband woke up to a baby crying & thought maybe it was our child even though it sounded like a baby, not a toddler, he checked on her only to see she was sound asleep. He didn't sleep the rest of the night. The next day he told me about it & to be honest I told him it would have been in his head. Two nights later, I woke up to the same thing, as clear as day a little baby crying for a solid 30 or so seconds! I struggled to fall back to sleep & when I did I was woken up again by loud thumping downstairs & footsteps up the stairs. The next day we read through a lot of reviews & honestly only a couple of other people mentioned odd occurring but we are still convinced that something odd was happening there & despite the disappointed with the condition of the property the only really reason we wouldn't go back is because of how incredibly unsettling that cottage is!
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Response from CredoCottagesOlinda, Manager at Credo Cottages
Responded 24 Oct 2016
Thank you for your feedback. We would like to clarify that Credo 3 Cottage is a Single Level Cottage and the cottage you are discussing is Credo 4 Cottage which is located upstairs. Credo 4 Cottage with our great village edge location is contemporary and modern inside with No Olde World and no doily’s or lace, we are classed as one of the more modern options in Olinda while still having that cottage feel outside. It was unfortunate that damage to local pipework by a builder working on a new building in Olinda caused dirty water supply. This has been rectified now. Our native wildlife, being Possum’s are often very vocal and active at night.
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Vic820 wrote a review Apr 2016
Williamstown, Australia253 contributions66 helpful votes
We recently stayed here to attend a local wedding. The accommodation is adequate and net or needs. I agree with some other reviewers that it took us a while to find it as there is no numbering (also difficult for taxis to find you!). Also the dining table is tiny and the kitchen equipment minimal.
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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lismarc wrote a review Mar 2016
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions27 helpful votes
There was no signage or numbering spent 10 minutes trying to work out which cabin it was. While it was roomy, the cottage was straight off the main road, lots of traffic noise. Views were not great its next to a carpark. The decor was dated certainly looks better in the photos. We filled the spa, then when we turned on the jets of the spa black muck came out of them, we emptied the spa and started to refill to start again and the water went cold.. no spa for me! lots of little attention to detail missing - cobwebs on the veranda, outdoor setting rusty etc etc. For the price I expected and have had a lot better. No visitor information - Wouldn't go back.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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BarnesJames wrote a review Mar 2016
Williamstown, Australia5 contributions
Booked on The Internet and enjoyed the location and feel of the cottage and it was clean and modern, it had all the features you need, ample towels and great toiletries. We enjoyed relaxing on the balcony and the back window looked out to the forest where we saw loads of birds of all colours. Olinda is such a great spot and these cottages were in such a great location, we walked everywhere. We got free wifi too which was nice .
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from CredoCottagesOlinda, Manager at Credo Cottages
Responded 7 Mar 2016
Thank you for your lovely feedback!
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LilyEdwards wrote a review Feb 2016
Port Douglas, Australia2 contributions
What a great choice , there seemed quite a lot of choice in Olinda, we opted for a modern and one if the only places with the outdoor spa . The cottage was modern , large and equipped , nice position for the large tv which also has Bluetooth music streaming, feet up on the couches which were in a lounge in front of the large fireplace . So relaxing after taking a dip in the hot tub. We saw a friendly kookaburra who sat on the decking edge when we were in the spa too! As described and even better it's in Olinda which took 2 minutes to walk . We will return :)
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Credo Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Credo Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (0.5 km), Mangana (0.3 km), and Tree Fern Gully Track (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Credo Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Credo Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Credo Cottages?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Credo Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Credo Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pig & Whistle Tavern, Olinda Cafe, and Dudley’s.
Are pets allowed at Credo Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Credo Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting William Ricketts Sanctuary (2.4 km).