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Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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52 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found this place by accident and so happy we did! So much to do if you love nature, outdoor activities and away from technology. Very friendly, very peaceful and really affordable. We loved our cabin with a loft and the fire to keep us warm. Feeding kangaroos is a hit with kids and we loved the beautiful warm pool,... More 

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Mont Albert, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just checked in and already are impressed. Not five star, but it's very nicely put together and the price is a big plus. The view from our deck is incredible. Furnishings are clean and everything works the way it should. Fire was lit for us before we got here so the cabin was cozy and warm. Just so happened... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Cottage is immactulately clean, nothing is missing. Even wood fire place was setup to light with plenty of woods to heat you on a old winter days. Kangaroos are like domestic animals eating from your hands. Kids loved it!

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waterfront4, Manager at Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point, responded to this review

Our wood fires are very popular over the winter. It is our pleasure ensuring guests get the most from their holiday by not having to worry about the little things like wood. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

As a family of four, we spent 3 days enjoying the region around Wattle Point, including Paynesville, Raymond Island, Metung & Bairnsdale. But it was the nature and amazingly friendly kangaroos that captivated us all. Feeding the roos the pallets available from the office, they ate out of all our hands, so friendly creatures who are able to roam freely.... More 

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waterfront4, Manager at Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point, responded to this review

Our aim is to ensure our guests get the most out of their stay with us. We are extremely happy that your stay was all you hoped it would be. We know we have got it right when we see guests returning. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

My wife and i went there 11th to 13th june for our 1 year anniversary it was well worth it. The staff where outstanding and very helpful. The lodge i stayed was calles Huon a waterfront room. The inside was very well presented and well setup. We will come back again

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Thank Leigh D
waterfront4, Manager at Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point, responded to this review

HUON is a very popular lodge for couples and especially those celebrating something special. We hope to see you back for your next anniversary. More 

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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We booked the despatch cabin for the ease of access and im glad we did. Absolutely beautiful cabin with a nice little view of the lake. We arrived at just on dark and the heat was already turned on for us and the ceiling fans were switched over for winter already which was a great thought as it has high... More 

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Thank 299leev
waterfront4, Manager at Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. I will forward your review on the bed to the lodge owner and hopefully we can improve on your stay next time. More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We arrived late, after dark (having rung and advised early). The cabin was lit, the wood fire burning and gas fire were a glowing welcome. Unfortunately the wood fire was very smokey and set off the smoke detector very soon and the gas fire kept tripping off. We wrapped ourselves in the two single doonas and after a quick dinner... More 

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Thank Jill P
waterfront4, Manager at Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point, responded to this review

All feedback from our guests is appreciated. We can pass on requests to the lodge owners and hopefully improve our guests future visits. We are happy that you enjoyed our facilities and the resident wildlife and that your visit with us was overall positive. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We stayed here for two nights with our two young kids, and really loved it. We stayed in the Westwind Lodge. Absolutely loved the serenity of the place, the birds, the tame kangaroos, the peaceful waters. It was exactly what we needed, a break away from busy city life. There were DVDs and board games available, canoes, bikes, and at... More 

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waterfront4, Manager at Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of your stay with us. You certainly made the most of all our facilities and yes, the fireplaces are a real treat for guests. I have had a chat to the cleaners and I can assure you that the lodges are always mopped, the black sand that gets stepped into the lodges certainly does... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Love this place! Quietly set around the salt water lake, amongst eucalyptus trees with visiting kangaroos and a plethora of birds! Really loved our stay. The spa/jacuzzi and heated pool plus free canoes were extra fun. The free DVD movies to borrow were a great addition. Unit could have been a bit cleaner (floors mopped, carpets vacuumed), but otherwise can't... More 

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waterfront4, Manager at Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point, responded to this review

I am extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would like to come back. I do apologise if you felt the lodge had not been cleaned before your stay, I assure you that all floors are vacuumed and mopped, I have spoken to the cleaning staff and am assured they will try to improve their... More 

Tervuren
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

What a find! Waterfront Retreat is a magical place far away from urban hustle and bustle yet an easy drive from Melbourne. You really great feel close to nature. Accommodation is roomy and well maintained. The fact that all the activities, including bikes and canoes/kayaks are provided at no additional cost is lovely but the Kangaroos are the real stars... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
4.5 Star rated fully self contained Lodges nestled in a bush setting on the waterfront of lake Victoria of the Gippsland Lakes. Lodges range in size from one to four bedroom, some with spas, log fires, with beautiful water and/or bush views. Conference and wedding centre that seats up to 100 people. Ideal for weddings and conferences where the guests can stay on site. Indoor Heated Pool, Tennis Court, Outdoor Spa, Private Jetty to moor your boat, Native Wildlife aplenty and you and your friends can hand feed the kangaroos, free to use Pushbikes,Canoes and Kayaks. Escape to Naturally Magic East Gippsland and enjoy the tranquillity of our Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point

Address: 200 Wattle Point Rd | Wattle Point, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Gippsland > Bairnsdale
Price Range: $113 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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