5.0 out of 5

"A beautiful boutique accomodation in the middle of the Yarra Valley. Very close to wineries, gin distilleries, restaurants and overall beautiful count ... " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Yarra Glen awaits you at Araluen Boutique Accommodation. You'll be 3.2 km (2 mi) from Yileena Park and 4.3 km (2.7 mi) from De Bortoli - Yarra Valley. Highlights at this lodge include free breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool and free self parking.

All 7 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi, private yards and LCD TVs. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and microwaves. Select Comfort beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and designer toiletries. Espresso makers, free bottled water and in-room massages are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and Swedish massages. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and coffee/tea in a common area. There's also the convenience of an area shuttle.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 4.5-star Yarra Glen lodge include Alowyn Gardens and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie.

Standard lodge Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$210 per night

Hilltop Spa Villa – Self Contained, King Bed with Valley Views

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Garden Villa – Self-Contained, King Bed with Garden and Pool Views

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Lodge Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Araluen Boutique Accommodation ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Araluen Boutique Accommodation

Everyone (9) Couples (4)
5 out of 5
The service was exceptional, the owner went over and above for us! Excellent place to stay.

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2019

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17 Apr. 2019 by Rachel

WOW, thank you so much. I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the Araluen experience. Hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5
Beautiful place to stay with your partner. Everything in the room was new and clean , just like the pictures you see . The grounds around the villa are kept clean and the views are beautiful. Very friendly staff. I would love to stay there again.

Posted by on 9 Dec. 2018

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11 Dec. 2018 by Rachel Hanson

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Araluen and it was presented as you saw it online. We would love to have you back at the property one day soon. Kindest regardd Rachel

5 out of 5

Outstanding Accomodation

Pros: All the little touches were thought of for the traveller
Location: Very close to wineries, restaurants and some of the most beautiful countryside.
A beautiful boutique accomodation in the middle of the Yarra Valley. Very close to wineries, gin distilleries, restaurants and overall beautiful countryside. Rachel made us feel extremely welcome and the amenities were outstanding. Throughly recommend to stay here if you are in the area.

Posted by , from Newcastle NSW on 7 Aug. 2018

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8 Aug. 2018 by Rachel Hanson

Thank you Karen, what a lovely review. I am so thrilled to read you enjoyed your stay at Araluen and appreciated the little extra touches we put in our rooms. I look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to the property and the region again soon. Kindest regards, Rachel

5 out of 5
Excellent set up. As described. Lovely scenery and staff.

Posted by on 1 Aug. 2018

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1 Aug. 2018 by Rachel

Thank you for choosing to stay at Araluen. I please to read we met your expectations. I hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards Rachel

5 out of 5
Beautiful property, friendly and extremely helpful hosts

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2018

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12 Jan. 2018 by Rachel Hanson

Thank you for taking the time to post this review on your recent stay at Araluen. We are so happy to read you enjoyed your stay and what our our property has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Rachel Property Host / Owner

5 out of 5
lovely comfortable light filled room with cathedral ceiling to make it seem more spacious. Pleasing surrounds and considerate hosts who went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Ideal to use as a base for exploring the Yarra Valley area

Posted by on 14 Oct. 2017

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2 Nov. 2017 by Rachel Hanson

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review regarding your recent stay in our Deluxe Lodge Room. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your stay at Araluen and look forward to welcoming you back when next visiting the Yarra Valley.

5 out of 5

Lovely villas

The place was easy enough to find with nice clear and lit up signage. We were warmly greeted by the owners and showed to our villa all whilst getting a nice overview of the property and a bit of back story. Such a beautiful room and nice and quiet. I couldn't recommend this place enough!

Posted by , from Pakenham on 14 Sep. 2017

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17 Sep. 2017 by Rachel

Hi James Thank you for taking the time to write your review on your recent stay at Araluen. We are thrilled to read you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to the property again in the future. Kind regards Rachel Hanson Property Host / Owner

5 out of 5

Great cottage in quiet peaceful countryside

Great place to stay. Plenty of things to do locally. heated bathroom floor, had fireplace and king dize comfortable bed.

Posted by , from Newcastle, NSW on 17 Aug. 2017

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5 out of 5
Lovely B & B, self contained, very quiet and private. We enjoyed a Beautiful couple of days of rest & relaxation.

Posted by on 7 Jun. 2017

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6 Jul. 2017 by Rachel Hanson

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for choosing to stay at Araluen. We are so glad we were able to offer you the beautiful surrounds you needed for a relaxing stay. We hope to welcome you back to the property again in the future. Kindest regards Rachel

5 out of 5

Hidden Gem

Pros: The room, the location (easy to access and close to most wineries)
Cons: We found it hard to fault
Location: Wineries, restaurants, bike riding, walking, art and craft markets
We were excited driving out of Melbourne, to find Araluen tucked away in the Yarra Valley, away from hustle and bustle. We were welcomed by Rachel who showed us to our unit. The unit was very clean, with fantastic views over the Yarra Valley. It had all the facilities we needed for a nice weekend away. She recommended some local restaurants prior to our arrival, and provided us with details of a local driver allowing us to enjoy food and wine without having to worry about driving back to the accomodation later that night. The surroundings grounds of the property are great. It was too cold however to use the pool, but on warmer days it must be a fantastic addition to the stay.

Posted by , from Anglesea on 29 May 2017

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6 Jul. 2017 by Rachel Hanson

Hi Jo and Elise Thank you so much for your lovely review and I thrilled to read that Araluen met all your expectations. We hope to see you back in the warmer months so you can enjoy the pool! See you soon. Regards Rachel

About the Araluen Boutique Accommodation

Location 603 Steels Creek Road, Yarra Glen, VIC 3775

Renovations + Closures

This property will be closed from 12 May 2019 until 06 June 2019 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation has been completed (completion date subject to change).

This property is closed from 12 May 2019 to 06 June 2019 (dates subject to change).

 

Property Features

Free breakfast is available. Public spaces have free WiFi. An area shuttle within 30 kilometers, a shopping centre shuttle and a train station drop-off service are available for a fee. An outdoor pool, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury Araluen Boutique Accommodation. The lodge can provide concierge services and wedding services. Free self parking is available. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Yarra Glen lodge.

  • 1 floor
  • 7 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 2007
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • 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) (61.6 km / 38.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle within 30 kilometers, train station pick-up, and shopping centre shuttle available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Araluen Boutique Accommodation offers 7 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature espresso makers and complimentary bottles of water. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Select Comfort beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a complimentary bathrobe, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Yarra Glen lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Select Comfort beds
  • Private outdoor space
  • LCD television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

Spa Services

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Shoes must be removed at the entrances to "Garden Villa – Self-Contained, King Bed with Garden and Pool Views" and "Hilltop Spa Villa – Self Contained, King Bed with Valley Views" room types. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 30.0 per stay.

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
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 30.0 per stay
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Hotel Names

  • Araluen Lodge Villas Yarra Glen
  • Araluen Villas Lodge Yarra Glen
  • Araluen Villas Yarra Glen
  • Araluen Hotel Yarra Glen
  • Araluen Lodge Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley, Australia

You should know

  • Araluen Boutique Accommodation offers transfers from the train station (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the lodge before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.