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Singapore
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15 reviews
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

Karelia was one of the few places that allowed a single night booking. Most of the other accommodation in Falls Creek needed at least 2 nights of booking. The owner/host was very nice and gave good suggestions of things to do and look out for. Unfortunately, the plus stops about here. The room was a little cramp, both in the... More 

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KareliaAlpineLodge, Manager at Karelia Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Kent. We try to help out where ever we can. The room information is clearly specified on the booking.com webpage including the room size, so perhaps in the future you might take few minutes to read it and then you'll know what to expect. In the snow country the rooms are much smaller than the... More 

Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016

I arrived late and had the warmest of greeting. Lovely hot meal and with a red wine to recover and warm me from my all day travelling. A delightful comfortable room, with private amenities and heating that I could regulate to suit me. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful in the most delightful room. Storage for skiing gear was plentiful and... More 

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KareliaAlpineLodge, Owner at Karelia Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Rosalind. Karelia Alpine Lodge is the only Austrian-Swiss Chalet in Falls Creek, so it is always great to hear from our guests that they have appreciated the lodge uniqueness and the alpine atmosphere that the lodge has to offer. We are thrill to hear that you have had a fantastic holidays while staying in... More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016

My wife, our son, and I were on holiday from the U.S. and had to see the mountains of Australia. The lodge had all the charms of an Alpine log cabin. The rooms were really clean and the breakfast was very satisfying. The pastries cannot be missed. I wish they sell their cookies on the internet.

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Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We went mountain biking at Falls and decided last minute to stay instead of camp. Found this lodge still had availability and booked in. It's quirky. I get what they are doing and it probably works a lot better in winter than in the hot Australian summer. It's Swiss themed and very quaint. As a friend said it looked like... More 

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KareliaAlpineLodge, Owner at Karelia Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Michelle, I am sorry about the squeaky floorboard, normally it is not an issue as everybody is in the bed by 11 - 12 pm, however because it was a NYE celebration one would expect the party to go past midnight. I must say that I would not expect anyone to go to bed at... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 17, 2015

A great little lodge, fantastic owners, very attentive to requests with fabulous food included in the price. Hot brekkies, 4 course dinners and snacks in the lounge throughout the afternoon. If you leave here hungry, you have a problem! First time visitor, will definitely be back

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed August 15, 2015

Karelia is a gem. With the decor, delicious food and great selection of drinks, I felt like I had been transported to a European ski resort. Nothing was too much trouble for Jerry and the staff; I arrived after the restaurant had closed and they had put some dinner aside for me. The German night was a standout - I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed August 7, 2015

I wouldn't stay anywhere else now that I have found Karelia. We stay here every trip to Falls Creek.The thoughtful decor transports you into a european holiday and automatically you feel relaxed and welcomed. The lodge is warm, cosy and the service is exceptional. Jerry and his staff really love what they do and go above and beyond to make... More 

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed July 23, 2015

We come back to Falls Creek every winter and stay at Karelia lodge, it's comfortable with a very European feel, good food and a really relaxed, cosy atmosphere plus it has a great location for hitting the slopes - love it!

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KareliaAlpineLodge, Owner at Karelia Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jill, Thank you for the review, glad to hear that once again you have enjoyed your stay in Karelia. Jerry and Staff More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed July 23, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay here. The lodge is jam packed with knick-knacs from around Europe. The outdoor spa was just what these sore muscles needed after a day (or sometimes half a day because I'm not young anymore!) on the slopes. We liked the set times for breakfast and dinner. Helped us to plan our day/evening. The afternoon tea... More 

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KareliaAlpineLodge, Owner at Karelia Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Alice, Thank you for the lovely review. I am very happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay in Karelia. We have installed a new Canadian red cedarwood spa (outdoors in the snow) just a week prior the winter season so I am very happy to hear that you have enjoyed it. We do not advertised the FREE... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed July 17, 2015

I stayed at Karelia for a few nights. Jerry was very easy to communicate with for my booking and he was very lovely when I arrived for check in. The room was nice and warm. Well designed and well utilized space. Breakfast and dinner were included and food was just delicious. Jerry built the lodge by himself over 20 years... More 

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Thank Katyliu
KareliaAlpineLodge, Owner at Karelia Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Katyliu, Thank you for the lovely review. We always strive that our guests feel like at home when away from home. Our aim is to give all of our guests the best in snow experience we can and we have succeeded. I am very happy that you had a lovely time here. Regards Jerry More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Karelia Alpine lodge is a unique chalet in falls Creek. We offer alpine atmosphere with an Austrian - Swiss theme. We offer the finest and most affordable Alpine style accommodation (Winter and Summer) that is second to none. The Chalet is located in an absolute ski-in/ski-out location close to the Falls Express chair lift that is the closest chair lift to the ski school and also close to most of our summer walking tracks.The minute you walk in you could be forgiven for thinking that you were in the Austrian-Swiss Alps and not the home grown variety. Much of the furniture andAustrian trimmings are hand carved to perfection by a master carver. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karelia Alpine Lodge

Address: 9 Parallel St, Falls Creek, Victoria 3699, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Falls Creek
Price Range: $141 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Karelia Alpine Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Spa is upstairs and out side so if you want to be close to this upper level is good”
 of 5 bubbles rosalindb93, Sep 2, 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the top floor if you are taller than 1.2m!”
 of 5 bubbles Jasper20152015, Jul 15, 2015 | Read review
“Facing street with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles elev8john, Aug 26, 2014 | Read review
“I had a deluxe room with an en suite which was ideal for my circumstances.”
 of 5 bubbles tinal0uisec, Jul 27, 2014 | Read review
“Only stayed in one room.”
 of 5 bubbles snowtraveller60, Jul 3, 2011 | Read review
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