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Qdos Arts Treehouses
Ranked #5 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Lorne
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“Private, peaceful, quiet, and comfortable”
Reviewed December 31, 2010

The first thing my husband said when we arrived at Qdos was, "WHERE do you find these places?" We stopped in Lorne for a night last March while driving The Great Ocean Road. Lorne itself is a lovely little town, but we decided we wanted to spend a night a bit away from the town itself, and so selected Qdos after digging around on the internet. I made all the arrangements through their website and via email. Unfortunately, we stayed on a Tuesday night so the restaurant was closed and we didn't get to enjoy the included breakfast, although there was a small coffee bar in the room itself. There was only one other treehouse occupied, so it felt very remote, which was wonderful. The bed was comfortable, and we had a great night's sleep after having a nice dinner down in Lorne.

I would absolutely recommend Qdos if you want to stay out of town and enjoy a bit of the forest. It's been a while since we were there, but I think it's about a 5-10 minute drive from the center of town. After we checked out in the morning, we drove to Erskine Falls and did the hike down to the bottom, which was great.

Qdos might not be good for anyone with mobility issues as we had to haul our luggage up an uneven path to the treehouse (ours was called Tsuki) which was no problem for us, but might be for some. Also, not sure how much service is available when the restaurant is open, but for us, we were completely on our own. The owner was out of town, and he left us a message on our rented cell phone telling us that the key was taped to the door. We thought that was fine, and since we're pretty self-sufficient, we saw no problem with this and enjoyed our privacy, and in fact prefer that. Folks who are used to room service, bellhops and the like might not fare as well. Again, not sure how it is there when everything is open and in full swing.

I've included some pictures so you can see how beautiful the property is - it's really quite lovely.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed January 25, 2010

I wanted to take my wife on a relaxing break for her 40th birthday and I was looking for somewhere special. Qdos fitted both those requirements and I was very pleased I made the choice.

On arriving at Qdos about four minutes from the centre of Lorne, we both felt the stresses and strains of city living draining away. The lack of TV and radio was a definate plus, with the sounds of the national park surrounding the accomodation making you feel away from it all.

In the morning the breakfast was huge and served with fresh orange juice and tea/coffee. Eating breakfast while surrounded by lovely artwork is a great way to start your day. The sculptures around the grounds are lovely and add to the overall arty ambience.

Qdos is behind Lorne up a steepish hill and gravel track. You will need a car to travel back and forth, but this will only take two minutes and well worth getting away from the main street.

The rooms aren't serviced daily and you simple ask for more towels if needed which suited our requirments. The bed was a little soft, but I think that was more personal preference rather than accomodation issue. Wardrobe space is limited, but this is a place to stay for a few days so should meet most people's requirements.

Glenis and Graham (brother & sister) run a lovely place to stay if you are looking for a quiet and arty getaway.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kitchener, Canada
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Reviewed December 7, 2009

We spent one night at the Qdos Arts Treehouses and loved it. Very peaceful. No TV, no music - just the birds and a wine opener. The attention to detail is incredible. No stone is placed without thought. The bed and linens were top of the line comfort. The treehouses are in a park with a sculpture garden. We could hear the koalas and the kookaburras and other assorted flora and fauna. One of the most romantic places we have ever stayed.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Reviewed October 25, 2009

My partner and I stayed at Qdos for one night and found the accommodation to be very unique, it's not your normal bed / breakfast. The treehouses are high up in the hills, so you get a good view of the forest, and the room interior has a real Zen feel to it.
Great service in their kitchen/dining room, their bacon/eggs was one of the best I've had for ages (very fresh food).
Qudos is not the sort of accommodation you would take if you had kids as the rooms are designed rather for couples. This is an interesting place to stay if you like something different!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham
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Reviewed May 31, 2009

Great tranquil location. No TV or Telephone made it very peaceful. Just sat listening to the Koalas in the trees

Bit of a walk up and over the hill from Lorne, but we didn't mind that.

Areas for improvement:
- Stayed for 3 nights and the room was not cleaned or touched once we had arrived
- Qdos is closed on Tuesday/Wednesday, therefore breakfast is not available. We were told the rate included breakfast and were provided with a rather sub-standard pre-prepared breakfast. We are by no means greedy eaters, but there was not enough food for 2 people for 2 days. There is no mains water either and there was not enough drinking water provided. It felt like we were paying too much and found it all very confusing. The staff did not feel 100% aware of what was available.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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melbourne
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Reviewed November 14, 2007

The Japanese inspired treehouses are absolutely gorgeous. It is so peaceful (no television or radio, just the sound of the wind and birds) and full of wildlife. A friendly echidna came to find his breakfast outside our treehouse on one of the mornings we were there. We would recommend this stunning place to anyone...well anyone who is fit enough to walk up to their unique accommodation! The breakfast was superb, as was the stroll through the art gallery.

  • Liked — the peace and quiet and the art
  • Disliked — not accessible to door with car
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Suffolk, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2006

We stayed at Qdos in January 2006, being referred there by Lorne tourist information office.

Qdos is primarily an arts venue. It is very cool and very stylish. The rooms are actually japanese style treehouses (accessed up a steep path from the main Qdos building). They have no TV, no music BUT they do have a really calming ambience up in the trees listening to the birds.

The breakfasts are fantastic, and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

Qdos is not walking distance from Lorne, but is a quick taxi if you wanted to sample the delights of Lorne seafront while staying at Qdos.

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Property: Qdos Arts Treehouses
Address: 35 Allenvale Rd, Lorne, Victoria 3232, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Lorne
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Ranked #5 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Lorne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Qdos Arts Treehouses 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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