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4.4 out of 5

"Highly recomend. Beautiful area an perfect cottages " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 31 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

At Cottages at Monreale you'll be 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Dandenong Ranges National Park and 3.3 km (2.1 mi) from Sherbrooke Forest. Highlights at this property include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and all 7 individually decorated accommodations feature fireplaces, balconies or patios and dining areas. Kitchens come with fridges, microwaves and hobs, making in-room dining convenient. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and free toiletries. Private yards, DVD players and free bottled water are also available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and a garden. English breakfast is available daily between 6:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

With a stay at this 4-star Olinda property, you'll be 6.1 km (3.8 mi) from Puffing Billy Steam Train.

Cottage, 1 queen bed (Lyrebird)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$178 per night

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Cottage, 1 queen bed (Tranquility)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Cottage, 1 King Bed (Oakbrook)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Cottage, 1 bedroom (Magnolia)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

House, 1 Bedroom, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cottages at Monreale ratings based on 38 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 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 Cottages at Monreale

Everyone (10) Couples (23) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Very quiet and relaxing retreat, everything you need with no interruptions. Will stay again in the future

Posted by on 5 May 2019

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1 out of 5

Posted by on 5 May 2019

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5 out of 5
The perfect location! A beautiful cosy cottage hidden in the trees. A little difficult to get the shower setting right, but not a deterrent.

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
It was a really beautiful and relaxing cottage.. the neighboring cottages were noisy at times and there was no hot water. I think for $500 per night there should be hot water!! Otherwise all good!

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2019

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1 out of 5
(Note: we chose to leave the property prior to our check-out date, and will not seek a refund) Our party of 2 booked the 'Cottage, 2 bedrooms (Magnolia)' which is listed as containing 1 king bed and 1 queen bed. Two rooms were what we needed, so the listing was perfect. Unfortunately, the listing is not accurate. According to the correspondence with the listed mobile phone number, 'the additional bedroom is not available when only 2 guests are staying. We can provide the 2nd bedroom for an additional $50.' There was nobody on the site to assist with our situation, and reception is only available for Telstra phones (Optus has poor or no reception). Some other notes - the owners request your address, contact details and check-in time immediately after confirming your booking, and will not provide check-in information until you have done so. Accessibility is tricky, as the cottage is at the top of several gradual flights of stairs from the car park. There are also a couple of steps up to the master bedroom, and one step down to the bathroom. We noticed other additional charges for not washing dishes, and the provided firewood would have lasted perhaps one night. The shower runs the gamut of hot to cold and back. The guest book with the wifi password was hidden under the television. We are residents in the area, and are proud to say that the Dandenongs are an amazing area to visit in Melbourne. Please be wary of this property, and I hope that the information above helps.

Posted by on 6 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5
The property was beautiful we lost power on our first night for about an hour, we were not given enough breakfast provisions for the 2 night stay, we were told we could ask for more but had no phone reception. On the second day we discovered we were without hot water at 7.30 pm by the time we realised we had an email response it was after 10pm and stated it was too late, we were ready for bed. The tap to the spa was also continuously running. We were not advised where the hot water service was to check it or where we could turn off the water mains. We expected someone would be sent first thing in the morning to fix things, it did not occur. We could not shower and had to boil the kettle to do the dishes. I have sent a few emails with no response and requested for some sort of compensation for our inconvenience. I waited for a response prior to completing the review, but still nothing. Due to the poor customer service I could not recommend this property unfortunately.

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
We had a pleasant stay at Lyrebird and the amenities are great.

Posted by on 9 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Dec. 2018 by Monreale Cottages

Thank you so much for letting us know and we are so glad that you had a pleasant stay. We hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5
We stayed in the Tranquility cottage. Absolutely loved the fire place. very cosy. We loved the loft bed-room and the peaceful 'feel' of the cottage. Met my expectation of homely, cosy, private and quiet. Loved that we could take our mini-dachshund fur-child. Loved how the place was tucked in amongst the trees. Only downsides: we couldn't get take away delivered ( so just simply plan ahead), and the spa water from the tap came out slightly muddy... maybe because it is tank water? we weren't sure.. All in all, I just loved our stay :)

Posted by on 11 Sep. 2018

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5 out of 5
Highly recomend. Beautiful area an perfect cottages

Posted by on 31 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Aug. 2018 by booking coordinator

Thank you so much. We hope to have you stay with us again soon.

5 out of 5
Lovely stay only thing no bacon or cooking oil lucky we had friends in another cottage to borrow some.lol nice stay

Posted by , from frankston on 7 Oct. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Nov. 2017 by booking coordinator

Hi Julie. Thank you so much for your comments. All of our guests are provided with English breakfast provisions and cooking oil should have been available in the cottage so please accept our apologies that those things were not there for you. We wish you had let us know and we would have had it supplied straight away. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.

About the Cottages at Monreale

Location 81 The Crescent, Olinda, VIC 3787

Property Features

Cottages at Monreale offers its guests spa services and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Olinda cottage is smoke free.

  • 7 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • 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) (65.3 km / 40.6 mi)
  • Train station: Melbourne Belgrave Station (5.8 km / 3.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Cottages at Monreale offers 7 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 4-star cottage has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Dining room
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a English breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after midnight, please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance 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 instructions and key-retrieval instructions.

Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions prior to their arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after midnight must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival 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 instructions and key-retrieval instructions.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets: AUD 25 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 40 lb)

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. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds and sofa beds.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • No lifts

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 20 and AUD 50 for adults, and AUD 20 and AUD 50 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: AUD 25 per pet, per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Cottages Monreale House Sassafras
  • Cottages Monreale House
  • Cottages Monreale Sassafras
  • Cottages Monreale

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the cottage before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.