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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in Olinda awaits you at this cottage. You'll be 2.2 km (1.3 mi) from Dandenong Ranges National Park and 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from SkyHigh Mount Dandenong. Highlights at this property include a washer/dryer, free WiFi and a fireplace.

Accommodation is individually decorated and features an LCD TV with a DVD player, along with an MP3 dock, a private yard and in-room massages. A fridge and a hob make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and slippers, while a pillowtop bed and Egyptian cotton sheets invite a good night's rest. A pillow menu, a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board are also available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of free train pick-up service.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Olinda property, attractions include Puffing Billy Steam Train and Sherbrooke Forest.

Candlelight Cottage

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Candlelight Cottage ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Candlelight Cottage

Everyone (9) Couples (15)
4 out of 5
Peaceful, quiet and cosy. Also a nice stroll to Copperfields and Pig and Whistle.

Posted by on 26 May 2019

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5 out of 5

Peaceful. Amazing energy in this place

There was absolutely no fault to this gorgeous place.

Posted by on 13 Oct. 2016

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5 out of 5

Wedding from hell

We was traped for a big family wedding. I needed my own breathing space from my family. It was perfect. Lovely garden plenty of room for my kids and Toys for them to play with. We got there late. The lady didn't mind at all. The heaters was on for us. Its walking distance to the shops and the atm. So hard to find nice clean kid/animal frendly places. My partner said he could live there. 'He also wanted a shovel to take the garden'.

Posted by , from wangaratta on 1 Sep. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Relaxing Victorian interior, sitting out on the back porch having breakfast, organic bathroom amenities, spotlessly clean, fresh produce in kitchen.
Cons: Nothing - overall we were very impressed and will definitely go back.
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Great deal; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Gleaming; There is a tree top adventure park next door which you can see through the screen trees. You can hear the commotion from about 9am but wasn't annoying

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 17 Feb. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: The view from the bedroom
Cons: I had to leave!

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Great location for a weekend away from everything.
Location: Tranquil, Just right
Facilities: Good, Nice ; Value: Acceptable price, Reasonable; Service: Outstanding;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 17 Feb. 2015

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3 out of 5
Pros: Nice location and private
Cons: Property lacked care - suggest the owners stay a night or two in the property. Furniture downstairs was dirty, windows cracked
Location: Good views
Facilities: Tired, Old; Value: Could be better; Service: Sufficient; Cleanliness: Lacking; Outside is lovely but requires comfortable chairs to sit outside. BBQ was dirty and unusable

Posted by on 10 Feb. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Tranquility
Cons: Fragrance too strong

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Regional VIC on 29 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: The attention to detail was superb. Peta really does go the extra mile, we felt so well looked after.
Location: Idyllic
Facilities: Charming; Value: Great deal, Bargain; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Beautiful;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Regional VIC on 29 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Location: Tranquil
Facilities: Distinctive; Value: A steal; Cleanliness: Faultless;

Posted by on 27 Jan. 2015

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Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ are also featured at the romantic Candlelight Cottage. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Olinda cottage is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • 4 buildings
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (66.7 km / 41.4 mi)
  • Train station: Melbourne Belgrave Station (8.9 km / 5.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

This cottage offers 4 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with fireplaces and MP3 docking stations. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with DVD players. Bathrooms include a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include washers/dryers and a hairdryer.

  • Fireplace
  • Washer and dryer
  • Pillowtop beds
  • MP3 dock
  • Private outdoor space
  • HD television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchenware
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Pillow options
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Saturday-Thursday: 10 AM-5 PM
  • Friday-Friday: 10 AM-8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM, please contact the property at least 48 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in for this property is based at a different location, Valley Ranges Getaways Office, 361-363 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Saturday - Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday - Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Guests arriving after 5 PM must contact the property at least 48 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 available for AUD 25 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 15.00 per night.


  • No pets allowed


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 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.


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

  • Deposit: AUD 200 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 15.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 25 per stay
  • 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.

Hotel Names

  • Candlelight Cottages Retreat
  • Candlelight Cottages Retreat House
  • Candlelight Cottages Retreat House Olinda
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  • Candlelight Mountain Retreats Olinda, Australia - Victoria
  • Valley Ranges Getaways House Olinda
  • Valley Ranges Getaways House
  • Valley Ranges Getaways Olinda
  • Candlelight Cottage Olinda
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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.
  • Candlelight Cottage offers transfers from the train station. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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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.