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Cottages Monreale

4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   81 The Crescent, Sassafras, Victoria 3787, Australia (Formerly Monreale Estate)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An unbelievable place to disappear too and escape the daily routine life throws at you. We Could not ask for more away from home- Cheryl is amazing! Great service and unbelievably generous. We thoroughly enjoyed every second at the Tranquility Cottage. A cozy loft bedroom with a perfect wood fire and a touch of brilliance spa added in the mix.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Catherine and I have had the pleasure of visiting Monreale estate on a number of occasions and have always found the property to be excellent. The position and environment of the cottages are ideal for a secluded getaway especially when seeking good surroundings representative of the best that the beautiful Dandenong Ranges offers visitors. The hosts are delightful and attentive;... More

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Lang Lang, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Just on 3 years ago, my partner and I visited Cottages Monreale for the first time. We were looking for a nice little quiet getaway in the Dandenongs. (We had previously stayed in a B & B, but left there after not such a nice experience). So I searched the internet and came upon views of Cottages Monreale, Sassafras...5 star..wow!... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had a lovely stay recently at Monreale for the weekend and both hosts Karl and Cheryl were wonderful and very welcoming. The cottage had everything you could need, including wine on arrival. A very romantic setting, and the peaceful surroundings totally relax you well away from the city. Even the open fire was easy to use, with the help of... More

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Narre Warren, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My partner and I stayed 2 nights 20th and 21st June in the Lyrebird Retreat for my 29th Birthday. From the moment we walked in to the retreat, the atmosphere and room were beautiful with lovely music and a fire dispayed on the television and just perfect for the lovely garden setting within the old house. (I also loved reading... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My partner & I recently stayed 2 nights at Cottages Monreale and we are already planning another stay. We would recommend to all that a visit to the Dandenong’s, that the place to stay is Cottages Monreale. From the moment we arrived, the pleasant greeting from the host’s to the tranquil settings and beautifully presented accommodation, we thoroughly enjoyed our... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife and I had the most wonderful visit to Cottages Monreale last year. The accommodation was excellent, comfortable and warm. The staff were welcoming and kind, and the information they provided concerning the area was extremely helpful. I strongly recommend Cottages Monreale to anyone who wants a romantic weekend in the hills.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

WARNING as others have noted these people are scam artists! Lacking of customer service Horribly outdated (it may be of a "Victorian" period but no one ever liked an outdated kitchen ! Disgusting fake flowers every where (Hello are you that stingy you can't afford real ones) Do not come here There are many nicer ones in the Ranges ...... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Had a great time, the place was very relaxed and quiet, in fact even though the place looked full we didn't even see anybody so there was a great amount of privacy! the gardens were beautiful, location good and amenities really nice. The lady running the place was nice and helpful! We were allowed to checkout really late at no... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed for a weekend with our friends from the UK so they could enjoy a break in the Dandenongs. We booked via last minute.com and as we were last minute, we paid an inflated price of over $800 for two nights (long weekend so perhaps rates were bumped up??) - thought it was steep but it was all we... More

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Address: 81 The Crescent, Sassafras, Victoria 3787, Australia (Formerly Monreale Estate)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Sassafras
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cottages Monreale 4*
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Cottages MONREALE offers a world of indulgence...sophisticated accommodation, romantic dinner pleasures and spa packages. The estate boasts a 100 year old historic country house, four classic cottages and two heritage retreats nestled in magical rainforest gardens featuring waterfalls, ponds and tree fern groves. Elegant country chic decor, wood-fires, deluxe spas in open plan living with views that frame picturesque scenery offer a totally secluded destination for lovers of romance, life and tranquillity. ... more   less 
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