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“Fabulous hideaway” 5 of 5 stars
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45 Richardson Blvd, Lorne, Victoria 3232, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Lorne B&B and Inns
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“Fabulous hideaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

I am not sure why more reviews haven't been written on TripAdvisor about this gem. I initially found the recommendation in the Lonely Planet Magazine and I am delighted that I did. The Chapel is hidden away at the end of quite a steep drive in Lorne; however, the drive is more than worth it for the fantastic views from the bedroom and living quarter. You actually feel like you are living in the rainforest.

Unfortunately, we didn't get to meet Annie. She didn't want to disturb us in the morning so requested that we leave our money on the coffee table. It's wonderful that there are still people like that in this day and age. The Chapel is built over two floors - bedroom and bathroom above and living room and kitchen below. There is an excellent selection of DVDs and CDs, with a fabulous sound system. The furnishings are eclectic and show great taste. I could have happily curled up in the cushions on the large window seat and spent hours watching the birds and nature outside.

We were only sad that we hadn't booked longer. I hope we will be able to return one day.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2009

Wonderful open design, full of unique character. The stand-alone building backs onto forest, and is almost completely out of the view of any neighbouring house. The owners clearly love the facility and took great care in selecting furniture and curios that help it feel special. Loads of natural light, plenty of space, a comprehensive kitchen area and a huge rack of DVDs. There are no curtains, so if you're a late riser you'll be disappointed; we didn't care at all about that. We rarely plan to visit the same B&B twice, but we'll return to this one on a regular basis.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2008

The Chapel is probably the best self contained cottage we've ever stayed in. The cottage has been beautifully designed and decorated in such a way that forces relaxation. The double storey building is surrounded by windows, yet wonderfully private and quiet. Gorgeous views of both sea and forest. Perfect for a romantic or relaxation holiday.

  • Liked — design and location
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Chapel

Address: 45 Richardson Blvd, Lorne, Victoria 3232, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Lorne
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Lorne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 1
Also Known As:
The Chapel Hotel Lorne
The Chapel Lorne, South Pacific

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