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Foothills Conference Centre
Ranked #1 of 1 Mooroolbark B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Hi fellow travellers.
Myself and my partner bought an ourdeal voucher for a two night stay out to the foothills conference centre. Included was two free buffet breakfasts and a buffet dinner.
Upon arriving at reception it was a little difficult to find but once we found it we opened the door to the conference centre and there was a lovely open roaring fire. Receptionist was very friendly and helpful and clear in checking in. We then went to our room which was in a great location and had the biggest bed we had ever seen! So comfortable and the best shower I have had while staying away. Great little fridge, nice touch with the biscuits and tea and coffee making facilities. Slept well except we had some bogans next door shouting and swearing in the morning as they smoked outside (what can you do even bogans like a good deal).
Breakfast in the morning was great, orange juice, tea coffee, toast, bacon, two types of eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, hash browns. All good quality for a buffet and we had more than enough. Dinner Saturday night was great – buffet again with a massive variety and all was cooked well. Hotel staff were lovely and helpful even with dealing with demanding customers who wanted the world when on a scoopon!
All in all great value and I don’t think the other people are being fair to the centre, you can’t expect 5 star resort food. The food I had was tasty, well prepared and hot. I had a
Great time and would return any day.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Have just spent a weekend here and was greatly disappointed.

Maybe they do conferences etc well but weekends certainly not according to my experience.

Rooms were OK and clean, but from then on it went downhill. Everything seemed to head for the cheapest outcome.

We had three meals there and each was sub standard. The food was deplorable being served as buffet style on warming trays. The food such as it was ran out on two occasions and was not replenished by staff who seemed to take no notice of the situation.

Really regret making the booking and could not recommend this place on any level even if the tariff were halved.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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13  Thank Bill H
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Just got back from two nights at this Conference Centre who are trying to turn it into a "Romantic Getaway".
Rooms were clean but no attempt at atmosphere.Beds were lopsided and hard not to roll off.Toilet paper was cheap,hard and thin a sure sign of things done on the cheap and certainly not up to standard.
Two night deal offered breakfast both mornings and dinner one night...why bother I say!Food was served in warming trays,barely warm and very unappetizing and very little of it. My friend and I arrived half hour into the supposedly 2hr meal time to find no vegetables left,spoonful of watered down curry and some dried up roast pork. Plenty of staff around but no-one to top up the serving trays.
This place has absolutely no style and whatever the cost is simply not worth it.
Just don't go, waste of space and time.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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19  Thank Jannette D
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Additional Information about Foothills Conference Centre

Address: 48 Edinburgh Rd, Mooroolbark, Victoria 3140, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Mooroolbark
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Mooroolbark
Price Range: $103 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Foothills Conference Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Foothills Conference Centre is a four star conference centre located in Mooroolbark, 31km east of Melbourne. The centre boasts 96 luxury rooms and is ideally located close to notable Yarra Valley Wineries and all of the area's major tourist attractions. Set on 20 acres of beautiful bushland, the conference centre provides the ideal setting to relax and enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of City life. Foothills Conference centre provides guests with a high level of personal service, and in addition offers an extensive range of comprehensive business facilities at a competitive price. There are many accommodation options available to choose from in the Yarra Valley but only Foothills Conference Centre can offer the ideal level of luxury at a value for money price. Foothills Conference Centre offers four star accommodation guest rooms in the Grevillea section. These rooms are available in twin share and king size configurations and feature: • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning • En suite • TV with Foxtel (cable TV) • Fridge & Coffee /Tea Facilities, plates, bowls, cups, wine glasses and cutlery • Phone and Internet Access (Plug in internet only. WIFI is not currently available) • A detailed guest compendium which provides all the information about dining and entertainment in the Yarra Valley area ... more   less 
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