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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I spent months saving up after a crap year for both my husband and I and finally had enough money to surprise hubby with a gift certificate for a weekend getaway and having been there twice before we both loved it although we've always found Gretha to be a little frosty and stand-offish it never bothered us. So I booked...

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Dear Cheffyfoodie, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Araluen Lodge. My husband and I are the new owners of the property (effective 19th January 2017) and we were very saddened to read your review. Please be assured that we have already started making changes to the way the property is run to enhance our...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had the infamous (?) villa behind the garage as we booked at the last minute - last in, worst dressed. The villa is nicely decorated, clean and well appointed. The queen sized bed is comfortable, there are bath robes to use, a dishwasher, toaster, microwave, Bose mini sound system, De'Longhi coffee pod machine and internet cable. The surroundings are...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We stayed here in October 2014. The villa was very nice and the kitchenette equipped with state-of-the-art appliances. Breakfast was provisions in the small villa - very nice. However, unfortunately, the spa tub was not working and for us, this is a prime factor in our choice of lodging. The reason I have given two stars is we had a...

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Thank aptanobis
Sydney
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This beautifully set property was a warm welcome after travelling inter-state. Spacious rooms with lots of light were inviting and provided a secluded opportunity to rest before taking on the wineries in the Valley. Greta and Tim were great hosts and helped meet all our needs as well as pointing us to re-select a few estates. I'm looking forward to...

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Thank CriticSydney
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

If you pay attention to any of the negative reviews on this site you are in jeopardy of missing out on a truly special experience. Lovely scenery , away from busy roads , yet near to everything . The villas are nestled into the bush in the most subtle way . Tim and Gretha s attention to detail is second...

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Cohuna, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Because of a mix up at another B&B, we found ourselves at Araluen Lodge at the last minute. Gretha was so accomodating and helpful after our long 4 hour drive. We booked in for 2 nights but wished we were able to stay longer. The room was large and the bed huge and comfortable. Everything was very clean, and having...

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Thank Denise M
Caroline Springs, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2015

wow...luxury villa & lodge....a massive dissapointment.. You see a photo of a majestic villa on the net, you book it and what you get is an inside room with a broken door which you can see inside from the outside, no keys. (you can help yourself into my room if you are a guest of the lodge anytime you like!)...we...

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Araluen_Lodge, Owner at Araluen Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Ricardo. We are sorry you felt your stay with us was not what you thought it should be. We have been hosts to thousands of guests during our 20 years as the Yarra Valley's premier boutique accommodation and we pride ourselves on the quality of our accommodation and high level of service we know our...

Mansfield, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2015

My husband and I recently had a fantastic 2 night stay at Araluen lodge in September. The villa was clean and very well appointed. Heated floors and towel rails in the bathroom made for a pretty awesome spa. The bed was large and comfy. We enjoyed relaxing both inside and out on the deck watching the antics of the resident...

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Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Had a great weekend at Araluen Lodge. Great room, great setting and Gretha's hosting skills were excellent. Felt welcomed and comfortable. Winery and restaurant suggestions worked for me. The continental breakfast was good in a sun filled breakfast room on a winter morning overlooking the well kept gardens.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 May 2015

The area the villas are in is beautiful. Rolling hills and wonderful Australian bush. However, we did not see much of it as our villa (number 3) was tucked behind the garage with very little outlook. Some of the others were on high ground with balconies and I could only imagine their view, but not for us. Our villa itself...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Under New Management effective 19 January 2017. Araluen Boutique Accommodation is located in the heart of the magnificent Yarra Valley with stunning views over the Valley. All Villas are fully self contained with a lounge room, bi-fold glass doors opening to a verandah with beautiful views of the Yarra Valley, 1 Villa with pool & garden views. All have large flat screen LCD TV and DVD player, Bose i-Pod sound system with music library, air-conditioning, gas fireplace, Nespresso coffee machine, equipped kitchen, breakfast provisions supplied (we try to provide local produce when in season and stocked), wine fridge, the Bedroom with a King size bed luxury linens, doona and pillows, (a relaxing body massage in your own Villa by prior arrangements). Ensuite with a double spa, separate shower, heated flooring and heated towel rails. A smaller back verandah for extra privacy with water fountain. Solar heated swimming pool for guest use. All within close proximity of wineries, galleries, boutique shops in the heart of the Yarra Valley. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Araluen Boutique Accommodation

Address: 603 Steels Creek Rd, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Yarra Valley > Yarra Glen
Price Range: $249 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Araluen Boutique Accommodation 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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Araluen Hotel Yarra Glen
Araluen Boutique Accommodation Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley
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“Don't get the villa behind the garage as the front window lets in light and the view isn't as good as the others.”
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“before you book MAKE SURE you are getting what you think you are getting”
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