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5.0 out of 5

"This is the best place that we have ever stayed at! It was absolutely perfect and I recommend it to anyone! You won't be disappointed! " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 20 Mar 2022

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Melbourne awaits you at Aquila Nova Retreat. Within steps you'll find Dandenong Ranges and Sassafras Creek Nature Conservation Reserve. Highlights at this B&B include free self-serve breakfast, free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes.

This bed & breakfast offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Additionally, you'll find barbecue grills, a picnic area, and express check-out. Each morning free breakfast is served.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 4.5-star The Patch B&B include Frank Irvine Reserve and within 30 minutes you'll find Kallista Bushland Reserve.

Sol Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$492* Per night/room 18 Sep. - 19 Sep.

Luna Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Aquila Nova Retreat ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Aquila Nova Retreat

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5 out of 5
This is the best place that we have ever stayed at! It was absolutely perfect and I recommend it to anyone! You won't be disappointed!

Posted by on 20 Mar. 2022

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5 out of 5
It’s the little touches that make this place amazing! I love my stay here and will definitely be back!!!

Posted by , from Melbourne on 13 Jun. 2020

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5 out of 5
Beautiful place just to sit and relax very calming πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Posted by on 9 Dec. 2019

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5 out of 5
It was an excellent curated room, every little details was well thought out in it's design. The little things included in the room added to the overall experience. I highly recommend this room for a romantic get away

Posted by on 3 Nov. 2019

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5 out of 5

Stunning place worth staying

Stayed one night in the Luna suite and wished I had booked more nights. This is one of the best places I have ever stayed at anywhere. We arrived to find a beautifully baked bread roll, still warm from an oven, waiting for us on the kitchenette bench. Best tasting roll I've eaten in a long time. Lovely olive oil and balsamic was supplied. The four poster bed was made immaculately and the place itself was utterly spotless. Everything was perfect and the attention to detail was flawless - from how the cushions were arranged on the sofa, even to how the cutlery was arranged in the drawers! The views onto the garden were very relaxing. Good quality coffee and condiments. Breakfast supplies were utterly fresh. Amazing manuka honey toiletries in the bathroom. Spa bath was relaxing. Can't fault the place! Do yourself a favour and stay here. I will definitely come back here for a longer stay.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 1 Feb. 2017

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Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at the luxury Aquila Nova Retreat. Self parking is free.

  • 2 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Express check-out
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Melbourne Belgrave Station (5.9 km / 3.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aquila Nova Retreat offers 2 accommodations with private spa tubs and fireplaces. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4.5-star bed & breakfast have kitchenettes with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. LED televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Private hot tub
  • In-room kitchenette
  • Fireplace
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Pillowtop beds
  • LED television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free self-serve breakfast daily.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 17 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 17 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and 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 60Β°C/140Β°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Smoke detector
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60Β°C/140Β°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
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in

Hotel Names

  • Aquila Nova Retreat B&B The Patch
  • Aquila Nova Retreat B&B
  • Aquila Nova Retreat The Patch
  • Aquila Nova Retreat The Patch
  • Aquila Nova Retreat Bed & breakfast
  • Aquila Nova Retreat Bed & breakfast The Patch

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
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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.