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4.7 out of 5

"Chris and Gayle have thought of everything. At the Stables at Clarendon we wanted for nothing. An immaculate property with beautiful decor and plentif ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 27 Apr 2021

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Melbourne awaits you at Clarendon Cottages. Within a 10-minute stroll you'll find Dandenong Ranges National Park and Alfred Nicolas Gardens within a 30-minute walk. Highlights at this family-friendly B&B include in-room washers/dryers and free WiFi.

You can enjoy sitting areas, private yards, and espresso makers, featured in all 3 individually decorated rooms. Nice touches to enhance your stay include designer toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Microwaves, free bottled water, and hair dryers are also available. Housekeeping is available on request.

This bed & breakfast offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecue grills. 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 Sassafras B&B, 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
AU$178* Per night/room 17 May - 18 May

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 60 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 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 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Clarendon Cottages

Everyone (28) Couples (30)
5 out of 5
Chris and Gayle have thought of everything. At the Stables at Clarendon we wanted for nothing. An immaculate property with beautiful decor and plentiful breakfast provisions. The gardens are lovely and fastidiously maintained with bird feeders (topped up morning and afternoon by Chris) in full view of your window. Any visitor would be hard pressed to find fault with this impressive escape.

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2021

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27 Apr. 2021 by Chris and Gayle

Thanks for your lovely review. We love to know that all we do and supply is appreciated by our guests as it inspires us to continually seek other ways we can improve. Kind Regards, Chris and Gayle

2 out of 5
Wotif has been very deceptive with advertising this property, I needed a single story due to disabilities and ended up with two storey. Very difficult to manouvre inside as the cottage was extremely small.

Posted by on 16 Sep. 2019

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1 Oct. 2019 by Chris

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay in our small suite due to your special needs. Unfortunately as we explained beforehand there are no facilities on the Wotif website to show that it is a two storey cottage. Immediately after booking we sent you a message that specifically mentioned that the cottage was small and did have an upstairs and downstairs. We later spoke on the phone and confirmed this a few days before your check-in and offered a refund if we were able to re-book the cottage but you declined to cancel. We feel we have done everything possible to ensure you were well informed and are at a loss as to what else we could do. We hope you will return to the Dandenongs again and perhaps book our larger cottage which is all on the one level. Regards, Chris

5 out of 5
Cosy, warm, romantic, lovely breakfast supplies, chocolates, port, the works!

Posted by on 31 Jul. 2019

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31 Jul. 2019 by Chris

Terrific. Thanks! Glad you enjoyed everything :)

5 out of 5
Beautiful cottages with very generous provisions Spotlessly clean and very helpful host

Posted by , from Melbourne vic on 13 Jul. 2019

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13 Jul. 2019 by Chris

Lovely thanks! Glad you enjoyed Camellia Cottage and look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Chris and Gayle

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

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. The luxury Clarendon Cottages also features barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. You'll have access to the outdoor pool at a partner property. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Melbourne bed & breakfast.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne Airport (MEL) (77.8 km / 48.4 mi)
  • Train station: Melbourne Belgrave Station (5.2 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free train station pick-up

Room Amenities

Clarendon Cottages offers 3 air-conditioned accommodations with washers/dryers and espresso makers. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Washer and dryer
  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Private outdoor space
  • HD television
  • Microwave
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

After reaching the Clarendon's gate, proceed down the long driveway and park in the small roundabout. Guests will be shown to their cottage and designated parking spot.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
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 arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in information and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra 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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; 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. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • UnionPay
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • 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

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-in fee: AUD 30 for check-in between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Housekeeping fees vary based on length of stay and unit size

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

Hotel Names

  • Clarendon Cottages
  • Clarendon Cottages House
  • Clarendon Cottages House Sassafras
  • Clarendon Cottages Sassafras
  • Clarendon Cottages Sassafras, Victoria, Australia
  • Clarendon Cottages Sassafras
  • Clarendon Cottages Bed & breakfast
  • Clarendon Cottages Bed & breakfast Sassafras

You should know

  • 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 bed & breakfast before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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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.