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4.4 out of 5

"Tranquil setting with picturesque outlook. Spacious room with ensuite stocked with nice products to use. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 02 Apr 2021

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Hotel Description

At Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Kevin Hoffman Walk and Serendip Sanctuary. Highlights at this guest house include in-room free WiFi and furnished balconies.

All 2 individually decorated rooms feature flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers. Additionally, refrigerators, ceiling fans, and free toiletries are available. Housekeeping is not available.

This smoke-free guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Additionally, you'll find barbecue grills. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 20-minute drive of this 3-star Lara guest house include The Carousel and You Yangs.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$123* Per night/room 11 Apr. - 12 Apr.

Family Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 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 Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara

Everyone (26) Family (8)
4 out of 5
Tranquil setting with picturesque outlook. Spacious room with ensuite stocked with nice products to use.

Posted by on 2 Apr. 2021

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2 Apr. 2021 by Janita

Many thanks for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and of course the view. Look forward to seeing you again and be sure to tell your family and friends. 😊

4 out of 5
Serenity with the decking and trees. Would think you were in Queensland.

Posted by on 11 Jan. 2021

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12 Jan. 2021 by Janita

Thanks for your review John, I’m glad you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you all again in the future.

5 out of 5
Janita was very friendly and helpful when making our booking. Excellent, fast communication. She made sure we had all we needed for a comfortable stay. The rollaway for our youngest was comfortable, as was the rest of the bedding in the room. The decor was lovely and the hammock on the balcony was a highlight.

Posted by , from Ferntree Gully on 8 Jan. 2021

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9 Jan. 2021 by Janita

Hi Rachel It was lovely to meet you and your family. So pleased that you had a great stay. Thanks for your review and look forward to seeing you again or perhaps your family and friends. I love how people are exploring regional Victoria, still lots more to see and do. Warm regards Janita

5 out of 5
Beautiful views, Janita was lovely, the property was lovely and so clean. Would love to have stayed longer if we had the time. Thankyou Janita xxx

Posted by , from Bendigo on 15 Mar. 2020

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15 Mar. 2020 by Janita

I love the views too. Perfect for relaxing with a beverage and a book or good company. Thank you for your lovely review and you are most welcome anytime. Enjoy your holiday. Warm regards, Janita

4 out of 5
Beautiful surrounds, friendly folks, extremely clean & very homey.

Posted by on 19 Jan. 2020

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19 Jan. 2020 by Janita

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your lovely words and are glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards, Janita

5 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Jan. 2020

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19 Jan. 2020 by Janita

Thanks for the great rating and hope to see you again. Regards Janita

3 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Jan. 2020

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15 Jan. 2020 by Janita

Thank you for your review we appreciate you taking the time.

2 out of 5
The lake is not there as is advertised.. . It’s someone’s house and giving there on suite as a hotel.. no privacy coz looks like someone is watching you all the time .😳😢

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2020

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6 Jan. 2020 by Janita

Hi Praveena, Thank you for your feedback. The lake you refer to is one of our beautiful local attractions, Serendip Sanctuary, with lots a incredible birdlife and other Australian native animals. It is 2 minutes by car or a lovely walk. As a guesthouse we offer ensuite motel style rooms with private entry, blinds to all doors and windows and some little extras we do not promote. Again thanks for the feedback and apologies for the confusion, we will be labelling our photos to assist clients. Regards,

5 out of 5
Great location . Quiet & peaceful rural area. Nice comfortable beds with good facilities . Breakfast cereals provided tea/coffee . Janita the host very helpful and made us most welcome. Would definitely stay again.

Posted by on 24 Nov. 2019

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24 Nov. 2019 by Janita

Thank you for your lovely review, it is appreciated. I look forward to hosting you both again. Safe travels. Warm regards

4 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Nov. 2019

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23 Nov. 2019 by Janita

Many thanks for your feedback. Much appreciated. Please share with your family and friends. Regards,

About the Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara

Location 69 Curletts Road, Lara, VIC 3212

Property Features

Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara offers its guests a terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Geelong guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 2 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 2003
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Avalon Airport (AVV) (9.9 km / 6.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara offers 2 accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Geelong guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. The host will greet guests on arrival.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20.0 per stay.
  • 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.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Host will greet you
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 40.0 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20.0 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Sweet Dreams Retreat Lara Guesthouse
  • Sweet Dreams Retreat Guesthouse
  • Sweet Dreams Retreat Lara
  • Sweet Dreams Retreat
  • Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara Lara
  • Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara Guesthouse
  • Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara Guesthouse Lara

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
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*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.