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4.7 out of 5

"We found this property to be a little further out than we had thought, but having said that it was private and very relaxing with no noise from other ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 08 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

At Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point you'll be within steps of Steel Bay - Newland Backwater Gippsland Lakes Reserve and Wattle Point Gippsland Lakes Reserve. Highlights at this beach lodge include an indoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and washing machines.

Plasma TVs with DVD players are featured in all 19 rooms, and you can enjoy balconies or patios, ceiling fans, and hair dryers. Kitchens come with refrigerators, microwaves, and dishwashers, making in-room dining convenient.

Enjoy the outdoor tennis court and spa tub as well as access to free bike rentals. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a terrace, and a garden. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Forge Creek lodge include Blond Bay Wildlife Reserve and Blond Bay Gippsland Lakes Reserve.

Standard Cabin

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Cabin, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen (king /twin bed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Cabin, Multiple Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (3 Bed/3 bathroom Spa)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (sleeps 5)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen (bushview lodge)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen (waterview lodge)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point ratings based on 47 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point

Everyone (9) Couples (17) Family (22)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
We found this property to be a little further out than we had thought, but having said that it was private and very relaxing with no noise from other patrons or from passing traffic. The native wildlife was amazing and welcomed us with their presents each day which it had the feel of our own private sanctuary. The rooms are very comfortable and given that our stay was whilst there was massive bushfires surrounding the area we felt safe and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Jan. 2020 by debbie

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated what our retreat has to offer, serenity and wildlife.

5 out of 5
A lovely, quiet getaway. No phone signal so completely relaxing. An ideal way to spend some time off

Posted by , from Melbourne on 11 Jun. 2018

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1 out of 5

Very dissapointed with stay

Pros: The bed was comfortable Kangaroos came to back door for feed was great
Cons: air conditioning for warmer weather, more towels for guests, rooms cleaned properly and checked by management carpets werent clean at all
Location: location was great not too far from other shops about 20 minute drive great location no water view but bush which is relaxing
checked into hotel was told every room has air conditioning but no rooms have it at all just ceiling fans so hate to be here on a hot day. The towels in the bathroom there were two bath towels only one face washer and hand towel. The bed was comfortable I had one nights sleep. The kitchen was tidy but the glass coffee perculator wasnt cleaned it was left dirty with coffee granules in it. Some of the plates and cutlery werent cleaned properly. Ants were found under the kitchen table a very lot in fact and they were starting to crawl throught the room which made me check out the second night due to the amount of bull ants. The management stoped me when driving and gave me a stern warning about driving to fast at 5km when the limit is 10km. My whole purpose was to do business then relax and fish in a country relaxing area. I was told by reception they have bait available but when I asked they SOLD out so dissapointing. I tried doing some paper work but internet is unavailable but if your with telstra you may get reception very limited. The shower flow of water is very low and the shower doesnt get hot at all even if the staff were to look at the shower head its not been cleaned properly theres alot of soap scum build up. The carpets havent been vacumed Overall I wouldnt recommend this retreat at all to anyone as its not what all the reviews are about the cleaness of hotel would be a 5 out of 10. The only positive was the bed and the kangaroos coming to back door for a hand feed

Posted by , from Melbourne on 8 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful, quet, kangaroos on our doorstep

Excellent for the family. Kangaroos feeding every morning. Wild kangaroos eating from your hand. Kids loved it! Clean, beautiful, accomodation with beautiful view and fireplace great for those cold winter days!

Posted by on 22 Jun. 2016

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4 out of 5
Very welcoming staff, we stayed in the 2 people only accommodation overlooking the lake and that was very good. Thank you

Posted by on 6 Oct. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Oct. 2015 by Debbie

We look forward to seeing you return and love to see reviews where people have enjoyed themselves.

5 out of 5
Pros: Feeding the Roos at your back door
Cons: None awesome

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 28 Jan. 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: Peace and quiet. Very pleasant surroundings.
Cons: Perhaps a littel overpriced.

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Bendigo on 26 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Serene and peaceful!! wonderful place away from the crowds!

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Regional VIC on 19 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Setting, activities and pool
Cons: Distance from town
Location: Tranquil, Good views
Value: Moderate, pricey for last minute; Managers very helpful

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 13 Jan. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Jan. 2015 by

Hi Nikki We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are only a short 15 minute drive from town, which is a reminder if you want to stay and just relax to bring all your supplies with you.

About the Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point

Location 200 Wattle Point Road, Forge Creek, VIC 3875

Property Features

As a guest of Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point, you'll find an indoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, a spa tub, and complimentary bicycles. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Forge Creek lodge is smoke free.

  • 19 guestrooms or units
  • Conference space
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (304.5 km / 189.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point offers 19 accommodations with DVD players and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Plasma televisions are featured in guestrooms. Accommodations at this 4-star lodge have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, cookware/dishes/utensils, and dishwashers. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Plasma television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchenware
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Wheelchair accessible

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:30 AM - 5 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:30 AM - 5 PM.
Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 10.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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 may be 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 cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 10.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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