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Jackalope Hotel

166 Balnarring Rd, Merricks North, Victoria 3926 Australia
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Jackalope hotel's debut property sets a new standard in luxury accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula. Set on one of the region's most pristine vineyards, intoxicating acreage frames this landmark luxury hotel - unique in both destination and design.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Stu S wrote a review Dec 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved it! We stayed 2 nights midweek and loved it. Our room overlooked the vineyard and pool which was a super view to wake up to. Room was very clean and staff were super friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a meal Doot Doot Doot, lunch at Rare Hair and enjoyed the cellar door. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
chloeellul wrote a review Dec 2021
Melbourne, Australia133 contributions47 helpful votes
There is no denying Jackalope is a fantastic place. The facilities are 5 star, it is like you are in an art museum. The pool was luxurious and the staff/service very attentive. Included within your stay is a wine tasting, complimentary mini bar, breakfast (which can be enjoyed at DOOT DOOT DOOT or your room), and bottomless popcorn delivered to your room which was an exciting touch. Our room was modern and clean, however in saying that it wasn’t anything super exciting. Yes it was nice, but worth $800+ a night, I’m not sure. They obviously get enough people willing to stay for that price so doubt they would drop it but I would value my stay at perhaps $500 a night. Another thing I found interesting was at multiple points through out our booking they asked if we were staying for a special occasion - which we were, our honeymoon. I thought if asking so many times they might of made a bigger deal about it and perhaps we might of gotten a complimentary bottle of champagne or something rather than just a hand written note left on the desk saying congratulations. Especially upon chatting to another couple by the pool and finding out they had received a complimentary bottle of champagne just because they had stayed there a few times before. We also dined in DOOT DOOT DOOT and that was amazing. It really was an experience and we enjoyed every minute of it. There was a small level of experimentation with the meals which was exciting and tasting but wasn’t too crazy that we couldn’t enjoy it. We loved the ‘bacon and eggs’ among other things. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay but most likely won’t return due to the price point.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Amanda R wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My spa visit was so disappointing, waste of money. I have visited Jackalope before and loved it, it's beautiful and has fantastic facilities and the restaurant was amazing! For the very expensive price I was expecting the same level for the Spa. However it was probably one of the worst spa experiences I have ever had. I felt rushed the whole time and didn't get the full spa experience you normally would. My therapist felt a bit lazy and it felt like she didn't care. We were rushed straight out after our massages without even being offered a tea or water. I asked for a glass of water and they said I would have to get it from the restaurant !! I was appalled, the amount of money I paid and they couldn't even give me a glass of water. A terrible experience and definitely not worth the money they charge! I will go back to the restaurant, and the bar is also amazing but I would NOT recommend the spa.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid the Spa
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Response from Tracy Atherton, General Manager at Jackalope Hotel
Responded Nov 17, 2021
Hi Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to write us this feedback. We appreciate constructive criticism and assure you that we have discussed all points mentioned with our teams. Please accept my apologies for the inconsistencies mentioned. We do hope to have the chance to welcome you back. Kind regards, Tracy Atherton Group General Manager
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trishymelbourne wrote a review Nov 2021
Melbourne, Australia164 contributions58 helpful votes
We definitely spring-cleaned our well-being after visiting this beautiful sanctuary in the Mornington Peninsula. We left feeling like a million dollars. We loved the Escape Reality package. The four of us throughly enjoyed our daily boost of fine dining, spa treatments, wines and nature. Everyday we were inspired by the surroundings and the experiences that Jackalope had to offer. It gave us something to smile about, and we appreciated how the staff went above and beyond during our stay. We will be back! Nice to holiday at home.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Jason L wrote a review Aug 2021
41 contributions30 helpful votes
Relaxing 2 night stay We enjoyed the hotel very much Great cocktails at Flaggerdoot Awesome dinner at Doot Doot Doot We enjoyed the wine tasting followed by a fun afternoon in the spa/pool. Room well equipped, staff very pleasant and attentive. Highly recommend this unique hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$433 - $692 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaVictoriaMornington PeninsulaMerricks North
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jackalope Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Jackalope Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Pt. Leo Estate (4.5 miles), The Funky Farm (4.4 miles), and Marion Rosetzky Gallery (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Jackalope Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Jackalope Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Jackalope Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Jackalope Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Jackalope Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orita's 2, Le Bouchon French Cuisine, and Foxeys Hangout.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Jackalope Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Jackalope Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Jackalope Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is Jackalope Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.