We stayed at the Royal Mail Hotel after spending 4 days driving along the Great Ocean Road. Since most of the properties along the road are "motels", staying here was a vacation by itself! We stayed in a Mountain View room, and it was modern, with great lighting and a very "hip" bathroom. No tub, but a large ceiling mounted shower head.
There was a nice desk for working, flat screen TV, well stocked minibar...but the best was the deck with 2 chairs that looked at the Grampian mountains. Breakfast was included and with homemade muffins, breads and granola, along with ham and smoked salmon.
We ate at the Bar the first night, and the food was good and a different menu than the Bistro and Dining Room. The fish and chips were excellent and I had the mixed grill with homemade sausage, steak and eggs. They offer a "take away" wine list that you can select and take back to your room, which is great since there isn't much in town for food or wine. If you are not familiar with the area, stop in Hamilton before you get tot the hotel.
The second night, we ate at the Bistro, food was excellent again, albeit a little more expensive than the bar.
They offer a free internet, but only for 3 hours at a time, but they were happy to supply us with additional passwords as necessary after the 3 hours.
There were walking trails from the hotel, fantasitc plantings, and the "footprint" for the hotel was all very natural for the surroundings. This was one hotel that I really didn't want to leave!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Mail Hotel is a unique destination set among native gardens and fruit orchards with stunning views of the Southern Grampians Ranges. Award-winning food and wine, accommodation, conferencing and wedding facilities and the nearby historic Mt Sturgeon Estate are all available for guests to explore and enjoy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Mail Dunkeld