Visited August, 2012. Was perfect for two couples great breakfast, very cosy. The new owners had just taken over.
Returned last week July, 2013. Booked on-line. Received confirmation which stated we would have a fully cooked breakfast, then discovered they don't do breakfast anymore, well, they had already taken my deposit. For breakfast we were given 4 slices of bread, some spreads, cheap fruit salad, milk and juice.
I had enquired as to whether the BBQ was undercover, it was, so decided to have a BBQ dinner. No chance, the BBQ was filthy - cockroaches running around - and the fat in the base was mouldy. We tried to clean with the BBQ wipes supplied, but it was mission impossible, disgusting. Ended up cooking our steak in a frying pan on inside gas ring.
As far as the complimentary bottle of wine, well that just did not happen. The owner's have taken on outside work, because the B&B was not doing too well. There was no body there.
I had a moan, via email, their response was to upgrade their webpage and now, after my visit 7 days ago, offer Gourmet Self Catering breakfast with everything we expected. I will not be going back and suggest you confirm verbally whatever they give you in writing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set among the majestic gum trees of Emerald in the Dandenong Ranges, Glenview Retreat is a perfect escape for couples from the hustle of everyday life. Whether you slip away for a few days mid-week or escape for a romantic weekend you will appreciate the quiet surrounds and fresh smell of the eucalypts as soon as you step from the car. While away your days on the lounge, soak amongst the bubbles in your spa or stroll the walking tracks of the Emerald Lake Park or Wrights Forest. Wake in the morning to the bird chorus whilst enjoying breakfast and a Coffee from the MAP Coffee Machine in your cottage (Self Cater - Gourmet Breakfast Hampers are included in your rate). Visit the many cafes, restaurants and wineries of the Dandenongs and Yarra Valley.This spectacular country setting is home to many native birds including King Parrots, Rosellas and Galahs that are fed daily in your courtyard garden. We aim to make your stay at Glenview Retreat a comfortable and relaxing indulgence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glenview Retreat Emerald, Victoria, Australia