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4.7 out of 5

"Lovely private natural setting. Loved relaxing in front of the wood burning fire . I would highly recommend Tracy’s mobile massage service for a perfe ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 25 Aug 2019

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Hotel Description

At Blue Cliffs Retreat you'll be 1.7 km (1.1 mi) from Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm and 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Laurie Sullivan Reserve. Highlights at this B&B include 5 spa tubs, an outdoor swimming pool, and free daily breakfast.

All 7 soundproofed rooms feature LCD TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy fireplaces, balconies, and iPod docks. Kitchens come with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, making in-room dining convenient. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include rainfall showerheads and bathrobes. Additionally, dining areas, sitting areas, and DVD players are available.

A day of pampering can include massages, facials, and mani/pedis. Enjoy the sauna and seasonal outdoor swimming pool as well as access to rowing/canoeing and hiking/biking trails. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour front desk. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Shepherds Flat B&B, you'll be 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Hepburn Regional Park and 3.9 km (2.4 mi) from Hepburn Springs Golf Course.

Dusk Spa Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Dreaming Spa Villa

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hideaway Spa Villa

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Blue Cliffs Retreat ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Blue Cliffs Retreat

Everyone (3) Couples (16)
4 out of 5
Lovely private natural setting. Loved relaxing in front of the wood burning fire . I would highly recommend Tracy’s mobile massage service for a perfect revitalising weekend.

Posted by on 25 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Aug. 2019 by Paul & Joy - Owners & Managers

What a delight to have you enjoy what we have created. Thank you for taking the time to post this so others can experience the relaxing experience of Blue Cliffs Retreat.

5 out of 5

Quiet Setting

The room was absolutely perfect! The bed was super comfortable and the spa bath was a great feature. My partner and I really enjoyed the property which was very quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed attempting to row out to the middle of the lake on the boat. We even saw wildlife in the morning around the property! My car didn't enjoy the driveway too much as it's a little rocky bit we just took it slow, next time we will take the 4x4! Very close to town which is just a short drive. Close to everything but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet!

Posted by , from Langwarrin VIC on 16 Aug. 2016

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4 out of 5
Pros: Quiet
Cons: The grounds need a good clean up and they need a new cleaner
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Nice ; Value: Reasonable; Service: Good; Cleanliness: Hygienic , needs some TLC ;

Posted by on 1 Jan. 2015

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1 Jan. 2015 by

We are always fascinated by guests who are requested to contact the cleaners as soon as they arrive if they have any cleaning issues and choose to stay the whole time and then complain afterwards. Really?? What a shame.

5 out of 5
Pros: An amazing, isolated getaway, perfect for a romantic rendezvous. Our anniversary was one of the most relaxing weekends we've ever had!
Location: Away from it all, Inspiring
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Affordable; Service: Professional, Friendly, Courteous; Cleanliness: Delightful; The culinary delights of the area surpassed our expectations.

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 23 Nov. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: The peace
Cons: Fridge is at the opposite end of the house to the kitchen
Location: Tranquil
Facilities: Above average; Value: Affordable; Service: Basic; Cleanliness: Pleasant;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 19 Aug. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Aug. 2014 by

Hi Erin, Thanks for your stay at Blue Cliffs Retreat and for taking the time to send a review. We agree and we are considering a renovation that results in a full kitchen.

5 out of 5
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Reasonable; Service: Professional; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 30 Jul. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Brand new, Outstanding; Value: Great deal; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Gleaming; It was one of the best places i've ever stayed.

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 29 Jul. 2014

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29 Jul. 2014 by

Hi Jim, Thanks for choosing Blue Cliffs Retreat and for taking the time to give us feedback. We look forward to making your experience even better on your next stay. Paul

4 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: House
Location: Outstanding, nice and isolated
Facilities: Tired, Has potential; Value: not value for money; Service: Friendly, owner & cleaner are nice ; Cleanliness: Untidy, Lacking, SOO much dust and grim :(; Has potential but the main house is run down, too many cleanliness issues to call the cleaner about, too disruptive and would've taken days to fix!

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 31 Oct. 2013

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5 out of 5
Pros: Fire place and Spa
Cons: Bed is soft. Quite pricey

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 26 Jun. 2013

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5 out of 5
Pros: So private
Cons: That we had to leave
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Acceptable price; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Immaculate; Will be back for sure

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Regional QLD on 20 Feb. 2013

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Property Features

Blue Cliffs Retreat offers its guests 5 spa tubs, an outdoor pool, and a sauna. Free breakfast is available daily. Event space at this bed & breakfast measures 170 square feet (16 square meters). A rooftop terrace, spa services, and barbecue grills are also featured at Blue Cliffs Retreat. The bed & breakfast can provide limo/town car service and wedding services. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Shepherds Flat bed & breakfast.

  • 1 floor
  • 7 guestrooms or units
  • 4 buildings
  • 170 sq ft of conference space
  • 16 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2005
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne Airport (MEL) (103.5 km / 64.3 mi)
  • Train station: Daylesford Station (8.2 km / 5.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Blue Cliffs Retreat offers 7 accommodations with fireplaces and iPod docking stations. Rooms open to balconies. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4-star bed & breakfast have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. 40-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels and DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Private balcony
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free breakfast daily.

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant 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 credit 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staffed front desk

Hotel Names

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  • Blue Cliffs Retreat B&B Elevated Plains
  • Blue Cliffs Retreat B&B
  • Blue Cliffs Retreat B&B Shepherds Flat
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You should know

  • Pool access is available 24-hours a day.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the bed & breakfast before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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Frequently asked questions

*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.