4.4 out of 5

"Welcoming ,Warm and friendly. Homely country feel . " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 22 Sep 2015

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Hotel Description

At Melba Lodge you'll be 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Alowyn Gardens. Highlights at this B&B include free cooked-to-order breakfast, free self parking and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy free WiFi, TVs and ceiling fans, featured in all 7 rooms. Additionally, hairdryers and free toiletries are available. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

This business-friendly bed & breakfast offers free WiFi in public areas, a business centre and a garden. Other amenities include barbecues and free newspapers in the lobby. Each morning free breakfast is served.

Within a 20-minute drive of this 4-star Yarra Glen B&B, attractions include Rochford Wines Yarra Valley and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary.


Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Melba Lodge ratings based on 50 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 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Melba Lodge

Everyone (18) Couples (24) Family (8)
4 out of 5

Close to town and yet far enough away to feel as t

Welcoming ,Warm and friendly. Homely country feel .

Posted by , from perth wa on 22 Sep. 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice older style accommodation

Pros: Comfortable lounge with great breakfast. Our spa bath was excellent. Bed was comfortable.
Cons: Everything was great except that the only heating was a very noisy reverse cycle air-conditioner.
Location: We were only passing through, but had a nice dinner in Yarra Glen.
We picked this as one of the few Saturday night only places available and were pleasantly surprised.

Posted by , from Kew on 3 Aug. 2015

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3 out of 5

Only there one night but fond the room very small

Pros: Breakfast good
Location: Lovely area
Lovely area but the Lodge needs a good clean up outside and the room was too small for any more than one night

Posted by on 6 Jul. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Jul. 2015 by Lesley

As the new owners we are working extremely hard on the gardens to bring them to our standards. We have already done a substantial amount of work to just prune the cypress trees back and are now making a healing garden for guests to enjoy. We also have 2 x King rooms and an apartment for those wanting a bit more room.

4 out of 5

Quiet, cosy stopover

Yarra Glen is a quiet spot on Friday night. Melba Lodge is warm and welcoming, and the breakfasts were great. Even if it rained or snowed, we would have been happy to sit by the heater in the longe area, reading and browsing the www.

Posted by , from melbourne on 4 Jul. 2015

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16 Jul. 2015 by Lesley

Thank you. We are working very hard to bring Melba Lodge up to our standards and are constantly striving to make it a "home away from home"

3 out of 5

Ideal location for ballooning .

Disappointed a little in lack of clean t towel, breakfast toppings not accompanying breakfast on first day , wi fi not being shared until asked, sofa couch not twin singles .

Posted by , from Vic, Aust on 16 Apr. 2015

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16 Jul. 2015 by Lesley

With the concerns of use of Wifi, we do not give the password out now without our guests signing for it. The sofa couch is state of the art in comfort and as it is in the lounge room we opted for it to look like a lounge room during the day instead of a bedroom. We apologise for our oversight in breakfast as the pantry in the Apartment is usually well stocked with these things.

5 out of 5
Pros: The owners were delightful, very friendly and very helpful.
Location: Australia
Service: Go the extra mile;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 6 Jan. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Jan. 2015 by

Thank you it is much appreciated when our guests take the time to put a compliment on review sites. We really do appreciate it. Thanks once again Stephanie

3 out of 5
Cons: Broken spa and lounge/ bar needs air con
Location: Close to everything
Facilities: Spa broken & hot rooms; Value: Moderate; Service: Polite; Cleanliness: Neat;

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2015

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5 Jan. 2015 by

We are unable to obtain spare parts for the Spa since we took over as it is too old to repair. We are planning on taking the spa out altogether. There is air conditioning into the bar are which is working perfectly.

5 out of 5
Pros: Very comfortable room

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Ballarat on 25 Nov. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Nov. 2014 by

Thank you Jamie. We are always looking to improve Melba Lodge so upgrades are on the way. Cheers Lesley

5 out of 5
Pros: Perfect location for group of ladies to stay after a day at the racetrack. Plenty of room for 4 in the self contained room.
Location: Outstanding, Australia
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Bargain; Service: Remarkable; Cleanliness: Spotless; Bonus that a full cooked breakfast was included in the price.

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 9 Nov. 2014

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9 Nov. 2014 by

We enjoyed having you stay with us and trust you had a great day at the races.

5 out of 5
Pros: Peaceful
Cons: Room slightly cramped
Location: convenient peaceful
Facilities: tasteful comfortable; Value: great value; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Immaculate; Highly recommend for an overnight stay

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Regional VIC on 22 Oct. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Oct. 2014 by

Thank you so much Janice for your lovely score. As new owners we are striving to improve all aspects of Melba Lodge and take all comments on board.

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A business centre and a meeting room are available. The business-friendly Melba Lodge also features a BBQ, a garden, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking is free. This 4-star Yarra Glen bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 7 guestrooms or units
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (56.8 km / 35.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Melba Lodge offers 7 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. This Yarra Glen bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

  • Television
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8 AM to 9:30 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit 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 cots (infant beds) available
  • Cash or credit card deposit required

Hotel Names

  • Melba Lodge
  • Melba Lodge Yarra Glen
  • Melba Yarra Glen
  • Melba Lodge Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley, Australia
*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.