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4.8 out of 5

"My Mum & I had lovely stay. The stables cottage has everything you need & the surrounding gardens are so beautiful & tranquil. The beds are the so com ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 11 Apr 2018

Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Dandenongs awaits you at Clarendon Cottages. Within a 30-minute stroll, you'll find Alfred Nicolas Gardens and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Highlights at this property include free daily breakfast and free self parking.

All 3 individually decorated accommodations feature flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and you can enjoy washers/dryers, free WiFi and private yards. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and free toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Additionally, microwaves, espresso makers and free bottled water are available.

This property offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and barbecues. Other amenities include free use of bicycles and laundry facilities. Each morning a free full breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of free train pick-up service.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Dandenongs property, you'll be 3.4 km (2.1 mi) from Grants Picnic Area and 4.9 km (3 mi) from National Rhododendron Gardens.

Romantic Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Cottage, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Romantic Cottage, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Clarendon Cottages ratings based on 56 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Clarendon Cottages

Everyone (28) Couples (27)
5 out of 5
Our stay was wonderful in everyway. The accomadation, gardens,breakfast and hosts

Posted by on 10 Apr. 2019

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12 Apr. 2019 by Chris

That’s terrific! Thanks for your rating. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!

5 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Apr. 2019

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10 Apr. 2019 by Chris

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed Clarendon!

5 out of 5
Beautiful gardens, peace and quiet. Clean and tasteful accommodation. Very comfortable!

Posted by on 23 Feb. 2019

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26 Feb. 2019 by Chris

Thanks for your review - love it!

5 out of 5
Amazing place! Can’t rate this place enough! Will be back again for sure ❤️

Posted by on 2 Feb. 2019

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3 Feb. 2019 by Chris

Thanks for your review. We'd love to see you again! Regards, Chris and Gayle

3 out of 5
Disappointed at the lack of compassion from the owner. My father suffered a heart attack the day before, owner refused to let us cancel or change dates. Didn’t even offer his sympathies. Was pushy about arrival times. The stables cottage has other cars parked beneath it which kept us awake with other guests arriving/leaving during the night. The cottage itself was clean & comfortable, but a bit over priced.

Posted by on 11 Jan. 2019

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3 Feb. 2019 by Chris

We are sorry you were disappointed. Hopefully your father is recovering well. Kind Regards, Chris and Gayle

5 out of 5
Loved the cottage! Was very clean and the beds were super comfy!! We'll be back soon xx

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2018

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1 Jan. 2019 by Chris

Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay in The Stables Cottage. Look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Chris and Gayle

5 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Dec. 2018

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28 Dec. 2018 by Chris

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your stay! Regards, Chris and Gayle

4 out of 5
The cutest little cottage we have ever stayed in. The bed was like a cloud which seemed great but a little too soft, and unfortunately the down stairs alarm went off at midnight for some reason which didn't help. Everything else was amazing!

Posted by , from Mornington Peninsula on 26 Nov. 2018

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30 Nov. 2018 by Chris

Thanks for your review Brooke. Great that you thought the cottage was cute, we get that comment a lot! Sorry you found the bed a bit soft, it is a very personal thing. Our apologies for missing that someone had set an alarm for midnight, that’s annoying. We hope to see you back again, perhaps in one of our other cottages. Regards, Chris and Gayle

5 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Oct. 2018

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26 Oct. 2018 by Chris

Thanks for your rating. Glad you enjoyed your stay! Chris and Gayle

3 out of 5

Pretty little cottage

Pros: Lovely surroundings.
Unfortunately too many do and donts, too many rules and regulations for my wife and I to really relax. The threat of being charged for any so called misdemeanours we found off putting. The actual place is quite nice though. Also a long walk from car to accomodation, no good if raining.

Posted by , from melbourne on 16 Apr. 2018

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25 Apr. 2018 by Chris

Thanks for providing some feedback Nick. We are very surprised and disappointed that you felt you weren't able to relax and are perplexed as to what rules and regulations you found off putting. In our welcome and confirmation email that we send guests after booking we simply advise that our full terms and conditions are on our website and point out that the key items are check-out time and no smoking/candles in the cottages and that fees may apply if these are not met. We feel these are very reasonable and common sense to ensure the comfort and safety of all guests. At check-in we mention these again briefly as many guests do not read the boring stuff! We are always courteous and friendly about these simple rules and have never before had anyone mention any concern about them, including yourselves - we only wish that you had mentioned this at the time of your visit so we could have alleviated any concerns you had. Nevertheless we certainly take your concerns onboard and will review our welcome message wording carefully. We understand that the 45m walk from the car park to this particular cottage can seem a bit far when it is raining. We do supply umbrellas in the cottages but we will now also locate some at the car park in case guests get stuck without one. We hope all the positive experiences you had will see you return to Clarendon Cottages and the Dandenong Ranges. Regards, Chris and Gayle

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. The luxury Clarendon Cottages also features a BBQ, a garden, and a picnic area. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Dandenongs cottage.

  • 1 floor
  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1938
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (66.7 km / 41.4 mi)
  • Train station: Melbourne Belgrave Station (5.2 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Clarendon Cottages offers 3 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with washers/dryers and DVD players. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room microwaves and espresso makers. Bathrooms include a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Dandenongs cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

  • Washer and dryer
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Microwave
  • Espresso maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 10 PM.
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

After reaching the Clarendon's gate, please proceed down the long driveway and park in the small roundabout. After checking in at the house, guests will be shown to their cottage and allocated parking spot.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 10 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • No pets 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 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.

  • No lifts
  • Union Pay

Fees

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)

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

Hotel Names

  • Clarendon Cottages House Sassafras
  • Clarendon Cottages House
  • Clarendon Cottages Sassafras
  • Clarendon Cottages
  • Clarendon Cottages Sassafras, Victoria, Australia

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.
  • Clarendon Cottages offers transfers from the train station. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the cottage before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.