Lemontree Junior would be fine for guests with minimal luggage, and wanting to eat out. However, we were on a long road trip, had a fair amount of luggage, and wanted to self-cater as much as possible. The room is nicely furnished in a cottage style, although had very little storage space and nowhere to tuck bags away safely so that they were not constantly tripped over. We stayed in very hot weather, but could not use the air conditioner at night because it is immediately above the bed and had a very noisy rattle - perhaps it just needs servicing. The small kitchenette is of adequate size, although the only hotplates are on a portable unit which is heavy and cumbersome to lift in and out of its storage under the sink. We could not find a knife sharp enough to cut vegetables or meat before cooking. Surprisingly in such a small space, there are two refrigerators - one bar sized and the other normal size. The latter limited the doorway access and also blocked off the cord for raising and lowering the kitchen window blind (essential to keep out the hot sun). It seems that the kitchen is not checked carefully between guests - crockery and glasses are stored on an open rack and some were covered in a greasy film which clearly had been there for a while. Also the ironing board cover was gritty - the rather old cover is too small for the board and falls off when the board is stored - looks as though it had fallen into a very dirty and sticky dustpan which was stored underneath the board. Previous guests had not cleaned the dustpan and neither had anyone else. A little maintenance and more attention paid to some practical details would make Lemontree Junior a pleasant base for exploring the interesting peninsula region, although I have to be honest and say we were disappointed. The nearest swimming beach is also further away than is indicated in the brochure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lemontree Cottage is a warm character filled alternative to staying at a motel/hotel, it is fully self/contained and although 1920circa has all modern conveniences.2 Bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, gas log fire, air-conditioning, outdoor decking/barbecue. Walk to safe Fisherman's beach and brisk stroll to Main St.Mornington. Just bring personal items and whatever food you require as all else supplied, including all linen and towels. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lemontree Cottages Mornington, Mornington Peninsula