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3 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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 of 5 stars 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
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5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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
5 of 5 stars 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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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 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

There is a lot to like about Karelia Lodge. It has a unique and quaint décor, the rooms are well appointed and warm, the food is good and plentiful, the hot spa is a delight, and the two drying rooms more than ample for all of the ski gear. However, facilities are only one of the ingredients for a successful... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you feel there is a lot to like about our lodge. The spa was recently upgraded earlier this year and is perfect for soothing sore muscles after a day on the slopes. Our food is prepared fresh daily so we are pleased to hear that you felt the food... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If your a skier or snow border then you cant go past Falls Creek for some great slope action and if you want true ski in ski out - Karelia Alpine Lodge cannot be overlooked. Its location is high overlooking the village of Falls creek. Its outlook is over the valley and other lodgings on other streets below. The bitumen... More 

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

Hi John, Thank you for the lovely review. I am very happy to hear that you guys had a wonderful time in Falls Creek and also in Karelia. All Karelia staff says hello :) More 

Albury, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Second time around…. This cosy warm Alpine Lodge has the appeal of the old traditional Romantic Tyrolian Alpine Style lodges. I love the atmosphere and Jerry our host is amazing…from the first greeting Jerry and his friendly staff make you feel at home. Jerry’s accommodation packages include Australian and delicious European cuisine. Specialty being his cakes a must to try... More 

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KareliaAlpineL0dge, Owner at Karelia Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Tina, Thank you for your lovely review. I guess that if you come back to stay in Karelia twice in as many weeks then you must have been a happy with your stay here the first time, nevertheless is it good to know that you had an happy experience here. 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: $208 - $432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Karelia Alpine Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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