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4.7 out of 5

"The Black Sparrow is set in a lovely part of Howqua, it's worth it just for the setting. Unlike some rather scathing reviews recently (Yes the same gr ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 03 Feb 2021

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Hotel Description

At The Black Sparrow you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Howqua G120 Bushland Reserve and 3.3 km (2 mi) from Howqua G121 Bushland Reserve. Highlights at this property include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and all 9 individually decorated accommodations feature furnished balconies, sofa beds, and living rooms. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Private yards, DVD players, and hair dryers are also available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Enjoy the outdoor tennis court along with access to ecotours and hiking/biking trails. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

In proximity to this 4-star Howqua Inlet property you'll find Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.

House, 3 Bedrooms, Mountain View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

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Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

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The Black Sparrow ratings based on 71 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for The Black Sparrow

Everyone (19) Couples (25) Family (27)
5 out of 5
The Black Sparrow is set in a lovely part of Howqua, it's worth it just for the setting. Unlike some rather scathing reviews recently (Yes the same group of people a number of times, quite unnecessary) you need to realise this is a country property. Reset the 5 star 'room service' expectations you might have if staying in a major City and you'll relax into it and enjoy it. Our girls loved the pool, were a bit sad there were no horses this time around...but just got on with relaxing and enjoying their stay. Lake Eildon water access only a few hundred metres away, so bring your boat !

Posted by , from Melbourne on 3 Feb. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Feb. 2021 by Earl Dennis - Owner/Partner

Thank you Steve. Appreciate your feedback and look forward to hosting you again.

4 out of 5
Very peaceful quiet nice bush setting Was disappointed that on the description it said next to a golf course play 9 holes of golf. Was no golf course only a mini golf at caravan park down the road

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2021

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4 out of 5
Great location and amenities.. Very good communication as well. Would suggest to upgrade cabin items such as microwave.

Posted by on 2 Jan. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jan. 2021 by Earl Dennis - Owner/Partner

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Getting out of the long lockdown from Covid has been a bit tough but we endeavour to do some upgrades as required in the coming year

5 out of 5
A beautiful location. Very clean and all you need. The owners were very accommodating to any request in every way. Polite and friendly. The first night sitting on the deck listening to the birds, seeing the Kangaroos at dusk. Bliss. Highly recommended

Posted by on 15 Mar. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
The property was Peaceful and picturesque. Well maintained and clean spacious cabins

Posted by on 12 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Sep. 2019 by Helen

Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to seeing you again.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Aug. 2019 by Helen

Thank you and hoping to see you again

5 out of 5
Awesome staff very polite and willing to assist in anyway possible, will definitely be coming back

Posted by on 19 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Aug. 2019 by Helen

Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again

5 out of 5
Beautiful traquil property. Well maintained and thought out facilities.

Posted by on 12 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Jul. 2019 by Helen

Thank you so much See you soon

5 out of 5
Absolutely beautiful setting - a morning cup of tea on the terrace admiring the view was a simple highlight. Easy access to Jamieson brewery and town and Mansfield along beautiful gently winding roads. The cabins aren’t flash but they are in good condition, very spacious, very clean and warm.

Posted by on 30 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Jul. 2019 by Helen

Hi Thank you for giving feedback. We hope to see you again

Property Features

The Black Sparrow offers its guests an outdoor tennis court and an outdoor pool. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this cottage measures 753 square feet (70 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at The Black Sparrow. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Howqua Inlet cottage is smoke free.

  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • 753 sq ft of conference space
  • 70 sq m of conference space
  • Conference space
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne Airport (MEL) (221.7 km / 137.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Black Sparrow offers 9 accommodations with DVD players and hair dryers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms and include unspecified sofa beds and desks. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4-star cottage have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. This Howqua Inlet cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Living room
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Wardrobe or closet

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 10 AM - 8 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 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 10 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 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 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: AUD 25 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of AUD 100 per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed

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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property does not use a professional cleaning service
  • Property is not cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are not cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Pet deposit: AUD 100 per stay
  • Pet fee: AUD 25 per pet, per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Black Sparrow House Howqua Inlet
  • Black Sparrow Howqua Inlet
  • The Black Sparrow Cottage
  • The Black Sparrow Howqua Inlet
  • The Black Sparrow Cottage Howqua Inlet
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