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Candlelight Mountain Retreats

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   7-9 Monash Avenue, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia (Formerly Candlelight Cottages Retreat)
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  • Sleep Quality
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the Blackwood Cottage and could not have asked for a more beautiful experience. The cottage is furnished to perfection creating a romantic and intimate feel that allows you to relax as soon as you enter. Everything is provided to ensure you have all you need for a great stay. Coffee machine, lovely breakfast, iPad controlled sound... More

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candlelight4, Front Office Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - we can't wait for you to come back and stay a little longer with us. Specially pleased you like the technology too! Warm wishes, Peta More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the candlelight cottage a few weeks ago with 3 friends for a relaxing getaway weekend. We absolutely loved it. The garden was beautiful,tranquil and hid a perfect welcoming,well appointed cottage. We felt a long way from the rush of everyday life in the cottage and apart from a visit to the many and varied shops in Olinda... More

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candlelight4, Owner at Candlelight Mountain Retreats, responded to this review

One of our favourite sounds is the rain on the roof - so we are pleased you found it tranquil too. A group of friends have the very best and most special breaks away in our lovely historic cottage, something about fires, curling up chatting with fresh tea, or delicious wines. We so look forward to your next visit, thank... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at the Blackwood Cottage in Sassafras in late March 2014 was the perfect end to our magical wedding day - I felt thoroughly spoilt staying in this place, Peta had arranged a beautiful antipasto platter for us upon our arrival not to mention the rose petals in a heart shape on the bed - I loved the interesting items... More

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candlelight4, Front Office Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats, responded to this review

We love being a small part in a very special day, so thank you for this lovely review following your wedding night with us at The Blackwood Sassafras. We hope we provided you with the intimate space needed for peace following your big day, and time to relish all the little things of the day. We hope you will return... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I stayed at Clare Cottage with my friends in 2011 and well, I was back for a second stay in December 2013 with my family! Just couldn't get enough! =) The property is located at a secluded spot in Olinda, it provided the homely and relaxation feel that my family and I required for the city getaway. It is sited... More

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candlelight4, General Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats, responded to this review

Sadly we are no longer operating the lovely Clare Cottage. The owners wanted it back for themselves. However, when you next come to stay, perhaps our Cottage in the Forest, Candlelight Cottage, Twilight Cottage, Blackwood Sassafras, Sherbrooke Manor and Beechmont Garden Retreat will be tempting. Just a secret note for you, we have two lovely cottages in Belgrave, Yanakie and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

 We stayed in the Blackwood at Candlelight Cottages (this cottage is located in Sassafrass, Victoria). The cottage is immaculate, spotless, romantic, very private and hidden away. Yet, amazingly, it is only a two minute walk from the quaint shops in the main street.  The layout is amazing. A living and dining area, bedroom and shower / spa / toilet room. ... More

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candlelight4, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats, responded to this review

Hello Ed and Jenny, Thank you for taking time to send through your overview of The Blackwood. You did comment on the steps when checking out and these were already being reviewed with a view to adding in steps to lessen the height and put in a handrail, so addressing your very valid concerns. I would just like to explain... More

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Candlelight Cottages is one of my favourite romantic places that I have stayed at.Not only because it is situated in magical,leafy Olinda but because it is a superb retreat.We stayed in the Old World 'Candlelight Cottage'.It is cosy,stylish,homely,peaceful,nostalgic,atmospheric & extremely ambient.From the moment I stepped in through the front door I knew it was going to be one very special... More

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Management729, Owner at Candlelight Mountain Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for this beautiful review - I'm so impressed that you remembered so much of the cottage despite it being almost a year since you stayed with us in Olinda. We very much look forward to your return visit and perhaps you might like to try one of our other cottages - Cottage in the Forest, Twilight Cottage or... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This was a most fantastic place to stay, we were there for 4 nights and I can honestly say it was the best place I have stayed in.The cottage was peaceful, clean and felt like home with the decor and had everything you would need for a great stay. The hosts Peta and laurie were very friendly and gave us... More

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candlelight4, Owner at Candlelight Mountain Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you Maggie - you were charming guests and we loved having you stay for your family wedding. Thinking of you in snowy UK and wishing you a Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year - we hope you'll travel to Melbourne again in 2014. Best wishes, Peta and Laurie More

Brighton, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

we just returned from our 4 night stay at the candlelight cottage and i want to move to olinda. this lovely town has sold me. The cottage was beautiful, the provided breakfast 100% and our whole experience was fantastic. Congratulations Peta and Laurie for making our stay so welcoming and private.Had a wonderful linch at Copperfield restaurant and the jam... More

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candlelight4, Owner at Candlelight Mountain Retreats, responded to this review

And we cannot wait to have you return! Thank you for being such charming guests. Warm wishes, Peta More

Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We recently stayed at Candlelight cottage for 3 nights and it was everything we could have wished for and more. It was lovely and welcoming, and so pretty. The setting is beautifull and the garden so peacefull and relaxing. The extra touches throughout the cottage such as chocolates by the bed, lovely products in the bathroom, wonderfull breakfast in the... More

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candlelight4, Owner at Candlelight Mountain Retreats, responded to this review

Liz, it was a delight for us to have you here with your family and we are very happy that Candlelight Cottage offered you enough space, time to be together by the fire, and relaxation to enjoy the little baby. We hope we may have you stay again sometime and look forward to that, With best wishes Peta More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

It's about time I reviewed our wonderful stay with Candlelight Cottages. My boyfriend and I chose the Cottage in the Forest to celebrate our 1st year Anniversary in July of 2013. When we arrived at our cottage we were amazed at how cosy and comforting it was, with lamps lit and soft music playing.The bedroom and bathroom had to be... More

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candlelight4, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our Cottage in the Forest. We are always grateful for guests letting us know of any issues and these have long since been fixed! We are pleased you enjoyed all the lovely, peaceful things about this very special little cottage for two and we look forward to your returning to celebrate a lovely occasion... More

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Additional Information about Candlelight Mountain Retreats

Also Known As:
Candlelight Mountain Retreats Olinda, Australia - Victoria
Address: 7-9 Monash Avenue, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia (Formerly Candlelight Cottages Retreat)
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Olinda
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Olinda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Candlelight Mountain Retreats 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A collection of boutique luxury accommodation in the Dandenong Ranges. Private cottages, villa, holiday houses. All include breakfast, wifi, indulgent baths, kitchens. Close to the villages of Mt Dandenong and Yarra Valley wineries ... more   less 
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