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Royal Mail Hotel

98 Parker Street, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for the 3 course dinner with friends. It is difficult to mess up sliced meats and terrines and cheese and breads so my entree and desert were acceptable though rather niggardly. The main however was a disaster, 2 small pieces of steamed fish, ditto potato and some accompaniments not easily identified, just edible but in no way enjoyable.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was really looking forward to our stay but when we entered our room, it was a little disappointing. Room was dated, everything worked though. The view from the room balcony was nice. Hotel grounds were well kept, the kitchen garden tour is a must do. The tasting meal we had at the restaurant was disappointing as well. For 150 per... More 

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Carl F, General Manager at Royal Mail Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Matosh Thank you for your review. We have a variety of accommodation which is designed to meet the requirements of our from a Digital Detox at Mt Sturgeon to our Deluxe Mountain view rooms at the main complex. So I can ascertain which room and when you stayed in can you please contact me on carl@royalmail.com.au. I would appreciate... More 

Melbourne Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cottages were perfect with comfortable bed, seclusion & quietness and generous breakfast provisions. And having breakfast outside under clear blue skies with Mt.Sturgeon as the backdrop was wonderful. Then to top it off we are chauffeured to dinner by Christina - enabling us to enjoy their wine on offer without concern.

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BENDIGO
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Dunkeld to enjoy the Southern Grampians location and the restaurant. Even mid week there was quite a large group of diners. The service and food made for a pleasant night. Suggest you try the five course menu. The general ambience, good quality rooms and friendly helpful staff make it well worth a visit. Breakfast included in the... More 

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Carl F, General Manager at Royal Mail Hotel, responded to this review

Dear donBendigo Thank you very much for your review on the Royal Mail Hotel. I am pleased you enjoyed your Mountain View room overlooking Mt Sturgeon and your dining experience. The tasting menus are certainly the way to go. The Grampians is a wonderful part of Australia and thank you for joining us to experience it. Warm regards Carl Forrest... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came with great expectations, having followed TA reviews. What a disappointment indeed. The kids thought the 2 bed apartment felt like a prison cell with painted Besser brick walls, the wardrobe with drawers could not be opened as the bedside table was in the way, the paint job on the outside of the place, if that is supposed to... More 

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Carl F, General Manager at Royal Mail Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Melbscoop Thank you for your comments and in the first instance can I offer my apologies for your experience. I have reviewed the 2 bedroom apartment you stayed in and assigned works to bring this room to the required standard. We have differing room types across the complex and these rooms are not rated 5 star by "Star Ratings... More 

Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night here for my partners birthday in a Deluxe Mountain View Room. Large rooms, well appointed (a cheese knife is included) and clean simple elegance. The bathroom doesn't have a bath, however the large rain shower head makes up for it. The view from the room and the balcony to enjoy it from made for a perfect... More 

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Carl F, General Manager at Royal Mail Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Xavier Thank you for joining us last year and posting a 5 star review on the hotel. I am pleased you enjoyed your experience and it sounds like your visit coincided with the Magpie "swooping" season. They can be very alarming even for us in Dunkeld. Xavier once again thank you and safe travels. Regards Carl Forrest General Manager More 

Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food. Dinner was incredibly good. Very nice staff. Hotel rooms good too. The food makes the trip worth it. Beware of birds in spring. They do attack passersby if you get to close to their nest!

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Carl F, General Manager at Royal Mail Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Javier Thank you very much for your 5 star review. I am pleased you had a great experience here at the Royal Mail and it sounds like you joined us during "Magpie Swooping" season. They can be alarming even for Australians. Once again thank you and safe travels Regards Carl Forrest General Manager More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here while on a trip from Melbourne. Didn't look like much from the outside but great place to stop on way to Grampians! Apparently we later learnt had been rated best restaurant inAusralia!

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Carl F, General Manager at Royal Mail Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CaroSurrey Thank you very much for your 5 star review. Nothing pleases me more than an international guest being completely surprised at what we do here at the southern end of the Grampians. It truly is a magical part of the world and we like to back it up with a Food and Wine experience that creates a great... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here on a Sunday night, and the bluestone cottages are simply wonderful. Peaceful, secluded, away from it all, with stunning views of the Grampians. The rooms are super, lovely toiletries, big shower, the fire was all made ready for us to light. Divine. For $210, I think it was a bargain, and we will stay there again, when... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Royal Mail's Bluestone Cottages just outside of Dunkeld on the Mt Sturgeon Homestead are the perfect getaway. The views towards the Grampians are fabulous, the cottages are very comfortable and the local produce provided for breakfast is a special treat.

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