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“Romantic and relaxing” 4 of 5 stars
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Observatory Cottages Luxury Hosted Accommodation
8 Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria 3767, Australia   |  
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“Romantic and relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

My now husband and I received a gift voucher to stay here. It was a great relaxing place to stay after our wedding! The beautiful wood fire was going when we arrived and the chocolates were a nice touch too. Recommend this place for a relaxing low key weekend

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ObservatoryCottages, Owner at Observatory Cottages Luxury Hosted Accommodation, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Thank you Michael & Shay for your review we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Observatory Cottages, we wish you both the very best on the years ahead & look forward to seeing you both on your return
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We stayed at Observatory Cottages in Candlewick Cottage for a family wedding in the area. The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a well stocked, modern kitchen and comfy lounge room, Heaps of room and facilities for all of us, close to local shops and only a five minute walk to the Skyhigh lookout.
We would recommend these cottages to anyone - we wanted for nothing during our stay,the hospitality was wonderful and felt very homely and comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

I was lucky enough to have my wedding planner book this accommodation for me for the night before my wedding with my bridesmaids.
We stayed in Candlewick Cottages and were absolutely blown away with the attention to detail. Upon arrival the cottage was warm with 2 fireplaces blazing and beautiful music playing through the surround sound. The bridesmaids ohhhh'd and ahhh'd upon entering each room and discovering a platter equipped with the finest trimmings. We each had a bedroom and my 10 year old daughter fell in love with the character filled downstairs bedroom complete with antique doll house.
Leanne & Daniel were just amazing on the morning of my wedding, helping with my suppliers and even holding the umbrella over me and the girls as we got into the limo.
Our wedding night was spent in OwlsCroft which was simply amazing with everything thought of including a filled spa with rose petals, roaring fireplace, champagne on ice and strawberries & chocolate. Just when we thought it couldn't get any better the fridge was filled with bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms and tomatoes for a beautiful breakfast and before leaving we were surprised with a couples massage from two lovely masseurs! I can't wait for an excuse to go back. Most beautiful accommodation I have ever seen!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

6 of us stayed in Candlewick Cottage for two nights over Christmas 2011. Rooms were very well appointed and very comfortable. Good upstairs living area with kitchen, double bedroom and one bathroom on ground floor. Three bedrooms and bathroom upstairs.

All bedrooms have heating, TV and bedside radios with iPod docks. Main living room has larger TV and sound system also with iPod dock.

The cottage has large garden, plus gas BBQ and pizza oven.

Owners left us ample supplies to cook breakfast. A nice touch at Christmas was the small Christmas tree under which was placed a small gift for each of us. Much appreciated. We would definitely recommend this property.

Room Tip: Good base for exploring Mt Dandenong. Would make a great weekend spot all year around.
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  • Stayed December 2011, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Each of the cottages on the property are unique. We stayed in Owl's Croft.
We spent our 2nd year anniversary here and could not have been happier. The cottage was immaculately clean and included many extras we did not expect. The hosts had the fire going for our arrival and candles lit to create a romantic setting. The fridge was even stocked with a bottle of sparkling red wine as well as generous breakfast provisions. If one had the time they even have a complimentary dvd collection with up to date new relases...but we didn't have time for that with a amazing jacuzzi tub and fantastic twinkling lights view to enjoy. In the morning we enjoyed the double shower, breakfast on our patio and feeding the colorful birds that came to our birdfeeder.
The cottage has beautiful stonework throughout and tall ceilings giving it a spacious and yet intamite feeling for being all in one room.
And the location was great for exploring the local area. We would definately stay there again.

Room Tip: If you stay during the week the rates are half of what they are on Fri-Sun.
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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Top of the range in every way. The cottages are set in private gardens, with magnificent views, from the top of Observatory Road. Everything is provided here, from an abundance of towels, large plasma television, coffee machine, double spa bath, a large, comfortable bed, and a fridge full of wonderful provisions, including champagne and chocolates. It was delightful to sit on the verandah and watch the sunset, and see the multitude of colourful birds who come to visit. Our hosts, Leanne and Daniel, could not do enough to ensure our comfort, including delivering a "left behind" jumper to our doorstep in Melbourne. Highly recommended for a luxurious top stay in the beautiful Dandenongs.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

This cottage is beautiful. The service was fantastic - very helpful and friendly. The cottage was very clean, beautifully decorated, and very relaxing. The views were great.
So much is included in the price, you getbacon, sausages, eggs, tomatoes to cook. You also get pancake mix, cereals, and breads. Coffee machine was great. Everything in great condition and working order. It's great value for money and we cant wait to go back.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Observatory Cottages Luxury Hosted Accommodation

Address: 8 Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria 3767, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Mount Dandenong
Amenities:
Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Mount Dandenong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hosted Accommodation in Mount Dandenong. Observatory Cottages consist of 4 couples cottages & 1 4 bed house located at the top of Mount Dandenong, great for romantic getaways or group gatherings. Our cottages are perfectly suited for wedding accommodation. Dandenong Ranges accommodation. All the attractions of the Dandenong Ranges are close, our accommodation is ideally located close to the major tourist destinations of Kalorama, Sassafras, Sherbrooke, Kallista and Monbulk. Staying at our idyllic cottage B&Bs puts you right in the middle of all the Yarra Valley has to offer, from wines and wineries to fruit picking and Puffing Billy, world class restaurants and a thriving and varied wildlife. We are One of the best places to stay in theDandenong Ranges. Our accommodation is stunning, ensuring your experience in staying in the Dandenong Ranges is first class. ... more   less 
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