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"Nice quiet surroundings. Close to interesting shops and nice driving around to the smal local litrle towns " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 11 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

At Lotus Lodges you'll be within steps of Dandenong Ranges and Olinda G165 Bushland Reserve. Highlights at this property include indoor private spa tubs, free WiFi, and balconies.

You can enjoy dining areas, private yards, and flat-screen TVs, featured in all 2 individually decorated cabins. Microwaves and stovetops make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include jetted tubs, bathrobes, and free toiletries. Hair dryers and irons/ironing boards are also available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and prenatal massages along with facials, body treatments, and aromatherapy. Additionally, you'll find a spa tub and a garden. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3-star Sassafras property, you'll be 5.5 km (3.4 mi) from Sherbrooke Forest.

Charmed Cabin

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$175* Per night/room 26 Oct. - 27 Oct.

Hush Cottage

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Lotus Lodges ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lotus Lodges

Everyone (2) Couples (4) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Nice quiet surroundings. Close to interesting shops and nice driving around to the smal local litrle towns

Posted by on 11 Feb. 2020

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1 out of 5

Didn't stay.

Can't say a lot as we didn't stay. It sure didn't meet any expectations, it's basically a shed with a bed and bathroom. My wife refused to stay here so we booked elsewhere. Not satisfied.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 11 Dec. 2017

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4 out of 5

Cosy cottage in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges

Pros: natural surrounds, secluded, peaceful and quiet location; outdoor deck & gardens, cosy and homely feel; the spa
Cons: bifold doors in the Charmed cottage easily came off the track & hard to put back on-could have easier door like sliding doors, replace cooking pots,
Location: beautiful drive along the Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd up to the cottages, can visit the nearby Sassafras, Olinda and Mt Dandenong villages, hiking
Had a lovely weekend stay in the Charmed Cabin cottage, was lovely when I got there that the outside and inside lights were on (dimmed) and had lovely soft jazz music playing which I thought was pretty cool. Had a slight hiccup with me not being able to receive email they tried to send me to get door code & map (especially for where/how to park) from YRA staff who look after the accommodation - but the person was texting me (as communication is by text or email only) was helpful, patient (I don't know what your name is who I was communicating with but thanks for all your help) I love that it's private secluded and quiet as I really needed to get away to relax and unwind after a very hectic week - I felt very refreshed after my stay there and would highly recommend staying at Lotus Lodges.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 4 Jul. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Jul. 2017 by Booking Coordinator

Hi Robyn. Thank you so much for your feedback, which is so valuable to ensure we continue to provide a wonderful place to unwind and relax. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you stay with us again soon.

2 out of 5

Cottage in the dandenongs.

It's very quaint but not worth the amount of money. Parking was difficult to get into and out of. Front door and lock is in need of repair. I fell down the steps into the kitchen. Very narrow little steps. The supporting beam in the middle of the lounge area needs to be painted in a brighter colour so you can see it and not walk into it. A few more blankets in the winter would be good. It was very cold at night. Overall, I felt the cottage was definitely overpriced.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 25 Jun. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Jul. 2017 by Booking Coordinator

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Included in the booking information sent prior to arrival, all guests are supplied with a clear and concise diagram on how to access the simple parallel parking space right in the front of the cottage. However after noting the way that you parked during your stay, we have updated these diagrams by adding a few more photos. Despite a very effective heater in the cottage, the bed is fitted with 2 wool blankets, doona and an electric blanket. There are also multiple additional wool blankets in the couch storage area which is indicated in our in-house guest manual. We have a dedicated customer service department that can be contacted at any time during your stay to answer any questions that you have, including the supply of additional blankets. The cottage is well lit and the beam in the lounge room can be seen easily. The stairs have a handrail for safety. We pride ourselves in providing a very competitively-priced fully self-contained private cottage in gorgeous surrounds and we are disappointed that you feel it was overpriced. We hope that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback which will allow us to continually improve our service and facilities.

4 out of 5

Pretty cottage hidden in the Dandenong ranges

Pros: Individual and unique
Cons: Limited wifi could be installed for customers who use phone's that do not have service in the Dandenong ranges.
Pretty cottage hidden in the Dandenong ranges within walking distance of the majority of attractions, walking tracks, unique shops and cafes.

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2017

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4 out of 5

Really nice position up in The Dandenongs.

Pros: All of the above.
Cons: As suggested, a secure fly screen door out to the balcony. Also the glass windows and doors need a clean.
Location: All the villages, shops, restaurants, cafés, gardens, views that one could possibly need to enjoy your time up in The Dandenongs.
Very good, secluded position, so close to all the villages, gardens, lookouts, shops ... also so green and cool. Very easy drive down to the railway station if you wanted to go into the city by train. Everything we needed for a comfortable stay, but the glass windows / doors could do with a clean. Suggestion: a secure fly screen on the balcony door would be a great idea, as you could then leave it open .....

Posted by , from Wagga Wagga on 25 Jan. 2017

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Property Features

Lotus Lodges offers its guests a spa tub, spa services, and a garden. The front desk is open around the clock. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Melbourne cabin is smoke free.

  • 2 guestrooms or units
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Separate dining area
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Melbourne Belgrave Station (7.8 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Lotus Lodges offers 2 air-conditioned accommodations with indoor private spa tubs and bathrobes. Rooms open to balconies. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate dining areas. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with jetted bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Melbourne cabin provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains.

  • Private indoor hot tub
  • Private balcony
  • Dining room
  • Jetted tub
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Spa Services

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and lockbox information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

This property does not have a front desk. 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 will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in information and lockbox information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 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. 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.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.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • 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
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Private entrance
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Hotel Names

  • Lotus Lodges Sassafras
  • Lotus Sassafras
  • Lotus Lodges Cabin
  • Lotus Lodges Sassafras
  • Lotus Lodges Cabin Sassafras

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the cabin before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
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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.