4.8 out of 5

"What a great way to unwind, stroll around the zoo to take in the animals, would be great in summer with the pool , the night time tour feeding the an ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 21 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

At A Twist of Willow, you'll be 21.3 km (13.2 mi) from Puffing Billy Steam Train and 26.2 km (16.3 mi) from Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. Highlights at this guest house include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 3 individually decorated rooms feature balconies, living rooms and dining areas. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with fridges and microwaves. Limited housekeeping is available.

This smoke-free guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk and a garden. Additionally, you'll find barbecues and a picnic area. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

In the area of this 3-star Dandenongs guest house, you'll find SkyHigh Mount Dandenong.

Standard King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$136* Per night/room 25 Aug. - 26 Aug.

Standard Queen Spa Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Villa, 4 Bedrooms, Accessible, Garden View

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Little John's Cottage

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

A Twist of Willow ratings based on 32 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 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 A Twist of Willow

Everyone (22) Couples (4) Family (7)
5 out of 5
Nochternal zoo tour at 8pm was interesting. The property itself is very unique and well worth a visit.

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2019

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2 May 2019 by loo

Hi, thanks glad you enjoyed your A Twist of Willow experience and the nocturnal tour of our Australian animals on the property, kangaroos and wombats included. Loo & Zoo :)

5 out of 5
Very homely, rustic and an extremely relaxed atmosphere without the need of fake perfection and toffiness found at "high class" motels. This place is a true get away to unwind without unnecessary airs and flairs. 10 out of 10.

Posted by on 13 Apr. 2019

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14 Apr. 2019 by loo

Hi, thanks for your feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed your A Twist of Willow experience and our nocturnal zoo...wombats, kangaroos, dingoes included. Loo & Zoo : )

4 out of 5
Such a great experience and relaxing stay! Thanks Lou x

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2019

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4 Apr. 2019 by Loo

Hi, glad you enjoyed your a twist of willow experience. Loo and zoo : )

4 out of 5
Would recommend. Great atmosphere. Animals are well looked after. Accommodation is comfortable and the spa is great. Would recommend. The only feedback is that you can hear the people next door so it doesn't feel completely private.

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2019

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12 Mar. 2019 by loo

Thanks for your feedback.

5 out of 5
Clean and comfortable cabin / room. Steve and Louise are welcoming, helpful and friendly. The opportunity to be able to walk around the grounds and enjoy the animals is fun and the night time tours of the nocturnal animal enclosures with the invitation to get up close, are a spectacular bonus.

Posted by on 29 Oct. 2018

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1 Nov. 2018 by loo

Hi, thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay and our zoo and all of the animals. The kangaroos, wallabies, owls, dingoes etc...all love meeting our guests too. (steve and the zoo keepers have nearly finished the old mine themed enclosure ready for our bettongs and potaroos...and two wild wedge tails keep visiting wally our wedge tails enclosure...so majestic. Take care...Loo and Zoo : )

5 out of 5
Simply amazing, private, sociable and restful. Only regret is not booking a longer stay. Self taught, and hard working. Privilege was all ours.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 8 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5
Steve, Loo, and family where the nicest people. The King room was clean, and had everything required. The night tour was so much fun. A very peaceful and relaxing environment. I highly recommend everyone to stay at this wonderful place. Hope you liked the photos.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 6 Oct. 2018

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10 Oct. 2018 by loo

Hi, thanks for your feedback and your amazing photos. Steve picked up the wedge tail eagle called wally and another wombat called clive. They have settled in well, the magpies try and swoop the eagles cage. Lol. See you next time. Loo and zoo crew. : )

5 out of 5

Zookeeper in training

Pros: Everything
Cons: They’ve got it all covered
Location: Very close to shops & great food places nearby
What a great way to unwind, stroll around the zoo to take in the animals, would be great in summer with the pool , the night time tour feeding the animals with Steve was great & very informative: both Steve & loo were fantastic hosts , was expecting the animals too be noisy but didn’t hear a sound during the night & had a great sleep, the accomadation was very spacious,comfortable,clean , the complimentary breakfast was appreciated, was a nice drive to puffing Billy & wasn’t far away , Could of stayed longer but will definitely return Thanks Steve & loo for your great hospitality

Posted by , from ballarat on 21 Apr. 2018

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24 Apr. 2018 by loo

Hi, thanks for your feedback, we are glad that you appreciated our little zoo and the nocturnal tour. So nice to see people be able to be given the opportunity for people to interact and learn about our Australian animals. It was a pleasure having you here. Loo and Steve

4 out of 5
Pros: Unique experience interacting with native animals.
Cons: Signage could be improved for access to site. The current signs are a little rustic. The road was very busy and access was difficult.
Wonderful host who made us very welcome at short notice. We enjoyed watching the nocturnal animal channel. The room was spacious and comfortable with good ventilation and excellent bathroom.

Posted by , from Tasmania on 25 Mar. 2018

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28 Mar. 2018 by loo

Thanks for your feedback, the signs are meant to be rustic as with the theme of the property, however we are always looking to improve our signage. Entrances to the property are from the quiet side street which is given to our guests via check in information when they book.

5 out of 5

Awesome experience!

Pros: Everything!
Cons: Nothing.
Location: Beautiful scenery. Healesville Sanctuary nearby also.
The hosts were great. We arrived late and were shown around the zoo with the park to ourselves. We got to play with baby dingoes, sugar gliders, kangaroos amoung other things. The room was comfortable, clean and roomy. We loved the night cam footage. We had a walk through the park again during daylight the following morning. As animal lovers, we couldn't imagine a better place to stay. Thank you so much.

Posted by , from Mornington Peninsula VIC on 20 Nov. 2017

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24 Nov. 2017 by Loo & Steve

Hi Tracey, thanks so much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and staying on our little zoo. The dingo pups are so adorable and have settled in well, same as Cryton our new wombat. What animal next...lol...Nice meeting you. Loo and Steve.

Property Features

A Twist of Willow offers its guests an outdoor pool, a BBQ, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Dandenongs guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (64.2 km / 39.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

A Twist of Willow offers 3 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. This individually decorated accommodation has separate living rooms. Accommodation at this 3-star guesthouse has kitchenettes with fridges, microwaves and separate dining areas. This Dandenongs guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • 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 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 rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Hotel Names

  • Twist Willow House Mount Evelyn
  • Twist Willow Mount Evelyn
  • Twist Willow Guesthouse Mount Evelyn
  • Twist Willow Guesthouse
  • Twist Willow
*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.