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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is our second stay, and sure wont be our last. In hospitality ourselves, we were in need of a break, and the Cottages are the perfect remedy. Beautiful surroundings, beautifully furnished, and amazing value for money. Each Cottage unique. Leanne you are a wonderful Host, thankyou to you and your husband for sharing the peaceful paradise.

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Upon arrival our host Leanne was friendly and helpful. We were shown to our cottage, Ironbark and we felt at home immediately. Leanne had soft music already playing and had set the air con to a comfortable temperature for our arrival. We loved the cottage, it had all we needed and was tastefully decorated, with old relics and antiques. A...

Thank Catherine K
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The Observatory Cottages are a beautiful place to stay. We stayed for a two nights and the secluded cottages area perfect for a romantic getaway. The amenities (including champagne, breakfast supplies etc) are all included in the cost you pay which was a lovely surprise. We were able to walk just 5 minutes from the cottages to SkyHigh Mount Dandenong...

Thank Dene M
Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 31 December 2015

This was our second family Christmas together in the two level, four bedroom Candlewick Cottage. On both visits the presentation and cleanliness of the accommodation has been exceptional. We were warmly welcomed by our hosts, Leeanne and Daniel, who had left individually wrapped presents under the Christmas tree for us.

Thank michael507
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I rarely give 5 stars, especially here in oz. This was truly excellent. If you want a proper romantic night or weekend away, this is perfect. Well set up, great facilities, and caring hosts. So much better than a hotel. Proper english-style gardens, lovely scenery and surroundings, cottage nicely decorated. I was already impressed before there was a minor issue,...

Thank simon b
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Beautiful, beautiful place! We stayed a couple of nights in the Owl's Croft cottage and it was simply divine. The fire was roaring when we arrived which was a lovely touch. The bed was comfortable and we truly enjoyed switching off. Just a short walk to Sky High. Ideal location that feels so much further from the city than it...

Thank sandydlozano
Williamstown, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to Observatory cottages for our 5th Wedding Anniversary. We stayed in Owl's croft cottage. We were wowed from the moment we stepped foot into the cottage. Fire place, spa bath, terribly comfortable bed, brekki included and visits from the local birds on our patio. It was a truely peaceful, relaxing and romantic getaway. I will definitely be...

Thank Bec F
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Overall it was just great, caretakers meet you on arrival, with a pre-heated cottage (middle of winter). Great facilities, good breakfast and supplies topped up, clean, cozy.....great location as we had a function at Sky High. No complaints from a group of 8 adults.

Thank Jacqui H
Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed for the weekend of my husbands birthday and it was a huge success as it was a surprise. Gorgeous accomodation very cosy with the wood burning stove. Fantastic location with very hospitable owners who very kindly gave us a lift to and back from dinner. Would recommend it everyone.

1Thank Claire O
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We were return guests and enjoyed our second stay just as much if not more than the first. We stayed in Owl's Croft which is so beautiful, cozy and luxurious. We left feeling so relaxed and with plans to return again one day. The cottage is very private, with wonderful views and generously stocked with everything you could possibly want....

Thank Neites
ObservatoryCottages, Manager at Observatory Cottages Luxury Hosted Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi Neites l believe its been a couple of years since you last where here & are so pleased to find that nothing has changed in your cottage, its just how you left it on your last departure, just like stepping back in time,a time you both remember so fondly together,we look forward to seeing you both on your next...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hosted Accommodation in Mount Dandenong. Observatory Cottages consist of 4 couples cottages & 1 4 bed house located at the top of Mount Dandenong, great for romantic getaways or group gatherings. Our cottages are perfectly suited for wedding accommodation. Dandenong Ranges accommodation. All the attractions of the Dandenong Ranges are close, our accommodation is ideally located close to the major tourist destinations of Kalorama, Sassafras, Sherbrooke, Kallista and Monbulk. Staying at our idyllic cottage B&Bs puts you right in the middle of all the Yarra Valley has to offer, from wines and wineries to fruit picking and Puffing Billy, world class restaurants and a thriving and varied wildlife. We are One of the best places to stay in theDandenong Ranges. Our accommodation is stunning, ensuring your experience in staying in the Dandenong Ranges is first class. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Observatory Cottages Luxury Hosted Accommodation

Address: 8 Observatory Rd, Mount Dandenong, Victoria 3767, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Mount Dandenong
Price Range: $186 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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