4.7 out of 5

"Was lovely and peaceful setting to sit back and just enjoy the serenity. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 12 Dec 2016

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Hotel Description

At Allenvale you'll be 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Lorne Surf Life Saving Club and 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Lorne Sea Baths. Highlights at this Colonial property include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

All 7 individually decorated accommodations feature flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and you can enjoy fireplaces, furnished patios and iPod docks. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with fridges, microwaves and hobs. Living rooms, dining areas and coffee/tea makers are also available.

This business-friendly property offers a garden and barbecues.

Attractions in proximity to this 4-star Lorne property include Great Otway National Park and Apollo Bay Harbour.

Kero Cottage

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, Kitchen

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Rose)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Gables)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Allenvale ratings based on 33 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Allenvale

Everyone (11) Couples (9) Family (13)
4 out of 5

Peaceful retreat

Pros: It is off the beaten track
Cons: Curtain on the front door. The front door is also incredibly hard to lock.
Location: Lots of beautiful bush walks, and waterfalls nearby. But also close enough to the front hustle and bustle of Lorne
Was lovely and peaceful setting to sit back and just enjoy the serenity.

Posted by on 12 Dec. 2016

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5 out of 5

Perfect. Absolutly beautiful.

We stayed for 2 nights in the winter months. Our stay was fantastic. From cozying up to the fire, listening to music and relaxing, cooking our own meals with the equipt kitchen, sitting on the verendah listening to the birds and the creek. The place was beautiful. Everything was provided. Right down to the board games. No bad things to stay about this place. Already booking it for the summer.

Posted by , from Mildura VIC on 9 Aug. 2016

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5 out of 5

rustic retreat yet close to centre of Lorne

Pros: Quaint, rustic setting that was very homey.
Cons: Loved it all
Location: About a 10 minute drive from the main area of Lorne. Easy to get to. Quiet setting.
Our family of four were very pleased with the cozy, comfortable cottage in the woods. There was ample space for my husband and two teenage daughters. The fire was welcoming during cool evenings and the kitchen was well equipped to cook family meals. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for a reasonable place to stay near Lorne.

Posted by , from Mount Evelyn, Victoria on 31 May 2016

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5 out of 5
Lovely cottage with plenty of room. No phone coverage was all the better and just a short walk/ drive to get back in range. Had our own space but knew the owner was around if we needed anything. Enjoyed the leave and quiet and breakfast with the birds within a short trip to the beach and shops.

Posted by on 20 Jan. 2016

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5 out of 5

Great spot with wildlife and access to trails

Very homely cottage in the forest. Fire place and heater, roomy and well set out. Too birding spot. Handy to walking trails etc. Highly recommend.

Posted by on 17 Dec. 2015

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5 out of 5

Peaceful cottage in gorgeous bushy surrounds beaut

Cons: The fire door needs a little bit of attention.
We loved our time at Kero Cottage and hope to return. Peaceful, relaxing and beautiful. Environment is like stepping back in time in a lovely way and feeling cocooned in an old style cottage but with all the modern conveniences. So comfortable. A great place to rest and read.

Posted by , from Canberra on 12 Jul. 2015

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4 out of 5
Cons: Back door doesn't close. Bathroom walls dirty.
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Fair; Value: Affordable; Service: Courteous; Cleanliness: Neat;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 6 Nov. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: Beautiful, quiet location & lovely property
Cons: Mix-up with bookings, insufficient supplies
Location: Tranquil
Facilities: Above average; Value: Affordable; Service: Courteous; Cleanliness: Lovely;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 19 Oct. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: A charming cottage in a fantastic setting. Great to wake up each morning to the sounds of a plethora of bird life
Cons: No face washers
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Distinctive; Value: Affordable; Service: Professional; Cleanliness: Beautiful; Just a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to Lorne for access to shops and the Great Ocean Road

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Regional NSW on 17 Sep. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Walking trails and sitting next to fire with a beer
Location: Away from it all, Australia
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Affordable; Service: Good; Cleanliness: Beautiful;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Geelong on 22 Jul. 2014

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Property Features

Allenvale offers its guests a BBQ and a garden. The front desk is open around the clock. Self parking is free. This Colonial Lorne cottage is smoke free.

  • 7 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Separate living room
  • Kitchen
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player


Free self parking


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (150.5 km / 93.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Allenvale offers 7 forms of accommodation with fireplaces and iPod docking stations. Rooms open to furnished patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms and includes desks. Accommodation at this 4-star cottage has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include washers/dryers and coffee/tea makers.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private patio (furnished)
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

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.

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.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

A credit 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Hotel Names

  • Allenvale
  • Allenvale House
  • Allenvale House Lorne
  • Allenvale Lorne
  • Allenvale Lorne, South Pacific
*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.