4.8 out of 5

"The only criticism is quality of crockery and not enough of it " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 27 May 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Dromana awaits you at this villa. You'll be 15.9 km (9.9 mi) from Mornington Racecourse and 18.2 km (11.3 mi) from Rye Beach. Highlights at this property include a winery, a restaurant and in-room kitchens.

Villa is individually decorated and features a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, along with a private spa tub, a washer/dryer and a fireplace. A kitchen comes with a fridge, a microwave and a hob, making in-room dining convenient, and the minibar provides refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include a jetted tub and designer toiletries, while a pillowtop bed and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. A furnished balcony, a living room and a dining area are also available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with detox wraps, body wraps and aromatherapy. The restaurant, Stillwater at Crittenden, serves Modern European cuisine. Crittenden Wine Centre is the property's own wine bar. Plus you'll find an outdoor tennis court and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Dromana property, you'll be 21.2 km (13.1 mi) from Pennisula Hot Springs.

Luxury Lakeside Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$398* Per night/room 20 Aug. - 21 Aug.

Lakeside Villas at Crittenden ratings based on 37 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lakeside Villas at Crittenden

Everyone (5) Couples (28) Family (4)
5 out of 5

Beautifully appointed unit overlooking lake

The only criticism is quality of crockery and not enough of it

Posted by on 27 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jun. 2018 by Linda

Thank you for taking the time to review. I have since replaced a lot of the pots, pans and utensils based on your feedback. I hope you choose to return to us.

4 out of 5

Beautiful setting and very comfortable

We had a very enjoyable stay, very comfortable and clean, appreciated all the extras, and just the most beautiful setting.

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 May 2018 by Linda

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope you stay with us again in the future.

4 out of 5

Villa in rural setting with lake and vineyard.

Pros: Serenity, cleanliness and comfort.
Cons: The restaurant should have had some reserved tables for the Villa guests.
Location: Nice location. Bad weather hindered the chance for a good exploration of the area.
A very pleasant stay with good amenities. However, as a seasoned worldwide traveler, it did not represent value for money. Overpriced.

Posted by , from Hong Kong on 16 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Jun. 2018 by Linda

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We strongly urge all guests before arriving to book the restaurant (this is sent in 2 emails with a link). We offer a high-end product that represents very good value for money in comparison to most other offerings on the Mornington Peninsula.

5 out of 5

Relaxing lake side stay.

The lake side villas were very comfortable and clean. The breakfast provided was delicious and the view of the lake was amazing. Would stay again!

Posted by , from Melbourne on 1 Mar. 2018

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5 out of 5

peaceful, relaxing

Pros: Nice atmosphere and very comfortable.
Cons: Maybe the breakfast provided could be more substantial and varied.
Location: Winery and restaurant are on site.
Comfortable and relaxing right on the water with the ducks. Ideal to get away from everything and enjoy a wine on the deck. As there are only 3 villas and they are quite spacious, it was very calming.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 2 Oct. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Mar. 2016 by Owner/ manager

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and found it calming. We provide breakfast for the first morning consisting of eggs, bacon, tomatoes, local muesli, bread with condiments, milk, local apple juice, a bowl of fruit, coffee machine and cereal.

4 out of 5

very relaxing, lovely view

Pros: the view of lake
Cons: wi fi , convection function to work of microwave
Location: The Mornigton Peninsula has lovely beaches and cafes. The winery surrounding the hotel is beautiful and convienent.
The facilities are excellent, The view of lake lovely. The convection microwave not easy to work. I could not log on the Wi Fi. I enjoed the stay very much.

Posted by , from Frankston on 15 Aug. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Mar. 2016 by Owner / manager

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. The convection microwave is a new model and instructions are available next to the unit. We do not have WIFI yet in the villas as we are not able to get broadband due to the remote location. We are working on this with Telstra.

5 out of 5
Gorgeous setting, comfortable bed, relaxing spa bath. Wonderful experience, Thanks Linda

Posted by on 10 Apr. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 May 2016 by Linda

Im so glad you enjoyed yourself. We hope you return in the future.

5 out of 5
Pros: King size bed
Cons: Nothing. it was perfect
Location: Perfect
Facilities: State of the art; Value: Great deal; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Immaculate;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 3 Mar. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Mar. 2015 by

Thank you for the 5/5 review! Please come again soon to experience our amazing and super comfy king sized bed!!!

5 out of 5
Pros: The view, the decor and the bacon!
Cons: The details on our receipt said breakfast for 2 adults and two kids each morning but there was only ever enough breakfast delivered for one of the 2 m
Location: Perfect, Away from it all, Outstanding
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Fair price; Service: Professional, Respectful, Courteous; Cleanliness: Spotless, Pristine; but the breakfast, the supplies were top notch and delicious!

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 18 Jan. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jan. 2015 by

Thank you for reviewing us. I am so pleased you enjoyed the breakfast and views. Please note that as per our booking confirmation email and as advertised, we supply a beautiful breakfast hamper for your first morning.

5 out of 5
Pros: Beautiful room
Cons: Some traffic noise
Location: Just right
Facilities: Home away from home; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Clean; Hosts were excellent when something of my own doing went badly wrong

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 27 Oct. 2014

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About the Lakeside Villas at Crittenden

Location 25 Harrisons Road, Dromana, VIC 3936

Property Features

A winery is on site. There's a restaurant on site. The luxury Lakeside Villas at Crittenden also features a BBQ, a garden, and a picnic area. Free self parking is available. This 4.5-star Dromana villa is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 2008
  • Winery on site
  • Dining venue
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-in
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Separate living room
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player


Free self parking


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (97.4 km / 60.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

This villa offers 3 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with private hot tubs and fireplaces. Rooms open to furnished balconies. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 4.5-star villa has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a jetted bath, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms feature washers/dryers and minibars. In-room massages and hairdryers can be requested.

  • Private hot tub
  • In-room kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Jetted tub
  • Minibar
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Stillwater at Crittenden – This restaurant specialises in Modern European cuisine. Reservations are required.

Crittenden Wine Centre – On-site wine bar.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the villa include an outdoor tennis court.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sports massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions, and access codes once the property has received the full payment. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Names

  • Lakeside Villas Crittenden Villa Dromana
  • Lakeside Villas Crittenden Villa
  • Lakeside Villas Crittenden Dromana
  • Lakeside Villas Crittenden
  • Lakeside Villas At Crittenden Dromana, Mornington Peninsula

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the villa before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.