Stayed over the Easter weekend with my best friend.
Pros are the location and the value for money. It's on Main st, Halls Gap and easy walking distance to all the stores in town.
Was good to have breakfast and dinner included in the rate, however the limited serving times can be a little restrictive.
It seemed like there weren't that many staff at all and this was the cause of some issues on the first night of dinner, the only complaint I have of the place.
The room is spacious enough and the heater works well. We had twin beds, which are REALLY narrow and my friend fell off a few times during the course of our stay.
As mentioned earlier, my biggest complaint is about dinner on the first night. We arrived at 7 and left our order. We weren't served for an hour and during that time saw no less than 4 other dishes being returned to the kitchen. When our mains finally arrived the steak was scorched beyond edible and the vegetables were covered in some awful cheese sauce. We couldn't eat the dish but didn't bother sending it back to avoid a long wait again. Then another half hour for dessert and my sticky date pudding came out still frozen stiff.
Apparently they were short staffed for the evening, which resulted in that drama but having said that, they redeemed themselves the next evening.
Other things to note foodwise are the cooked breakfast option only consists if poached egg and bacon. Otherwise you can choose a continental breakfast.
Overall a good stay and decent place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is one of country Victoria’s last remaining traditional Guesthouses, now refurbished into a very comfortable small hotel in the heart of Halls Gap. With its balconies and unique facade, the Mountain Grand is a delightful place to call home after a big day exploring the Grampians. "The Balconies" Restaurant & "Cafe Grand" are so popular, especially on Saturday nights with mellow 30s to 80s live music - "the best music of all time" performed by a selected rotating parade of professional musicians. There are seven small & cozy guest bedrooms with fresh decor and en-suite bathrooms - 3 large rooms, some with spas. No pretentious 5 star luxury, just homely 3.5 star country comfort with wood fire sitting rooms, big screen TVs and club/cocktail bar. The whole property has WiFi. Full breakfasts and 3 course dinners are included in the tariff. Dinners are 3 courses of full choice of menu. Guests with special dietary needs are looked after by our caring chef. Breakfasts comprise an extensive buffet followed by individually cooked offerings. All are enjoyed in our restaurant "The Balconies" and the "Cafe Grand." The Indulgence Getaway also includes gourmet picnic lunches which are extremely popular for bushwalkers who are going to be in the mountains all day. On their return they are treated to our Chef's freshly baked afternoon teas. Guests will be well looked after by our friendly staff & will find enjoyment (to add to the dining experience) relaxing in the various lounge areas with service from the licensed club bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Mountain Grand Hotel
- Mountain Grand Guest House Halls Gap, Grampians