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“Comfort in a lovely valley” 4 of 5 stars
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Melba Lodge
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   939 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia   |  
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Comfort in a lovely valley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Helpful and attentive host who even assisted with my baggage. Great breakfast with prompt, cheerful service. Clean, comfortable rooms with an old fashioned, high ceiling feel. Serene back yard. Great base for wine tours or sight seeing.

Room Tip: Rooms upstairs at the back will be quieter and give you marvellous views over the valley.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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sydney
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed here as part of a group for family reunion. The rooms were well appointed and had everything you would expect for a B&B. Small lounge area where we could suit as a group and chat. Breakfast was simple but all we needed. Close to many restaurants, wineries and attractions.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed here as we had a family wedding close by. Great place, lovely clean & comfortable rooms. Our children & 3 young grandchildren had the penthouse suite, plenty of room Breakfast, delicious. Would have been nice to stay longer & relax.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Booked this for us and our friends as we had a wedding in Yarra Glen. Nice old building, very typical of the area. Room was very old fashioned but very clean. The fold out bed couch was pretty uncomfortable for our friends to sleep on, might be time for an update. Owner was friendly and helpful on check-in, and the rest of the communal areas were spotless. The real gem was the pantry and fridge stocked full of food for breakfast. After an 'enthusiastic' night partying at the wedding it was a welcome relief to have a big breakfast the next morning.
Overall good spot in an area without as many options as in a big city, but definitely falls into the more niche B&B old-fashioned type accommodation so younger couples might not be as enamoured as older couples.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had 4 nights here as we were in the area for a wedding. Dave who runs the place is very helpful even got the car out when a bus didn't arrive to take us to the wedding. It has everything you would expect of a B&B along with an honesty good value bar and a pool table. Lots of places to relax inside and out. Breakfast was very good and freshly cooked to order. The only downside was the size of the room. With 3 weeks worth of luggage it was bit of a tight squeeze. Spotlessly clean throughout and the bathroom and shower were excellent.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed here for our anniversary and we found the location to be great, it was close by to local eaterys and shops (abouta 10 minute walk) and also we were able to be picked up by a bus to go on the Yarra Valley Winery Tour which also dropped us back off there.

The pool table and darts board is great and there is ample parking.

Only issue I would say would be other people staying there can be quite loud and you are very close in your rooms to them.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We've stayed at Melba only one night. We're very welcomed when we arrived in the evening. The room was small, but very comfortable, with an old world decoration, heating, TV and toiletries in the bathroom, which ha da good size and a good shower, although adjusting water temperature was a bit tricky.
One thing we didn't like very much is that it was possible to hear our neighbors in their room, but we had a quiet night.
Also, we used the living room with fireplace to drink some wine and have some cheese and it was excellent having this space.
Finally, breakfast was good, with both cold and cooked options.
It's a comfortable and cozy place in Yarra Glen, we had a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Melba Lodge

Address: 939 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Yarra Valley > Yarra Glen
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Yarra Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Melba Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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