We stayed for 4 nights in January in a Mountain View room. Since they had a stay 2 nights get 1 free deal, I figured I'd just use up the budget! The room was nice - simple and with a stunning view. The Aesop products in the bathroom were my favorite part! The staff were friendly and overall a nice relaxing stay. Don't come expecting bells and whistles of a 5 star hotel - for $200 a night, this is a simple, but slightly fancier than most, quiet getaway. The quality of the cleaning of the bathroom was the only question mark for me - I'm quite particular about not really wanting to see someone else's hair in my bathroom, especially on the 3rd day I've been there.
Food was delicious. Although I expected us to get bored and start driving to other places, we ended up eating there all 4 nights. We went to the Bistro on the first night, the pub the second night, Restaurant Degustation the third and back to the pub the last night. All meals come from the same kitchen and you can get the same desserts in the pub as you can in the Bistro. The degustation was excellent and delicious - I just wished they would have given a little more description of the meals as they presented them, rather than just the dish and what it was. Most other degustations tend to be presented with information on where the ingredients come from, the inspiration behind the dish etc. I thought this would have added much more to the experience.
The continental breakfasts in the morning had some great fruit salads, big fluffy croissants...
The hotel is a quick drive to Mt Difficult etc for some nice walks or just over an hour to Halls Gap. We spent our days walking in the mornings then heading back and relaxing and reading by the pool or in the room. We also did a day drive around the area to some of the small towns (Hamilton etc)
Overall nice stay - would recommend
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Mail Hotel is a unique destination set among native gardens with stunning views of the Southern Grampians Ranges. Home of award-winning Wicken's at Royal Mail restaurant, casual diner Parker Street project, a range of accommodation, corporate retreat 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